I have a lifelong love affair with books.  Some come and go from my life, others stick with me through all time (Santa Mouse comes to mind).  I have boxes full of books waiting to come out so I can run my fingers over their spines, breathe their pages in, and fall back into their stories.


Are you on Goodreads?  If not, why not?  I absolutely love this website.  You can find me and connect with me here.

Currently Reading

I'm not a one-book-at-a-time kind of gal.  I am often reading 5 or 6 books all at once, including the audiobooks I listen to on my commute.  I never know what I'll be in the mood for, so I end up reading several books on my Nook.  Sometimes I'm reading my book club book.  Sometimes I find a book around the house and devour it in a day or two.  

Now Captivated By

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
A Game of Thrones

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Book Club

My original book club met once a month, usually somewhere around Seattle.  By around Seattle I mean it could be anywhere from Lynnwood to Samamish to Carnation to Tacoma.  And, usually once a year, the girls would come up to Bellingham to see me!  This is a list of books we've read in the 10 years we've been together.

Books Read

Here are the books I've read since 2008 when I started tracking my reads!

Books to Read

One of the things I love about Goodreads is being able to track books I want to read.  I can scan the barcode at the book store and add it directly to my list of someday-books, I can get recommendations from friends, and I can sort them into categories so when I'm in the mood for something in particular it's easy to go back and give myself a recommendation.  This is my ever-growing list of books to read.