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[bookray] Cross Lines
by Maeve Binchy | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingStoepbrakwing of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 11/5/2011
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by azuki): reserved


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Journal Entry 1 by wingStoepbrakwing from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Saturday, November 05, 2011

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-- A Phoenix 60p Paperback --

Synopsis/Review (Credit: Back cover)

A man and a woman meet at an airport, and one glance tells them both they have nothing in common. But first impressions can be misleading. An unexpected camaraderie develops, even though they know they will never meet again.

This collection of short stories shows why Maeve Binchy is one of today's most popular novelists. She writes with warmth and wit about the everyday quirks of life and love.

(Bought second-hand at Help the Rural Child Charity Bookshop, Victoria Road, Mowbray.) 


Journal Entry 2 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Saturday, November 05, 2011

8 out of 10


I am always amazed at how much story they manage to squeeze into such a small package (A6 size, 56 pages in this case). This one is even a collection of 5 short stories:

Cross Lines
Package Tour
The Consultant Aunt
The Apprenticeship
Excitement

Light, quick reading: a handful of sketches realistic enough to feel real, quirky enough to be interesting. Beautiful cover.

I'll make this available to form an ultralight, international bookray. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Saturday, November 05, 2011

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Bookray

The cost of shipping is one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to international bookrays. With dimensions of 137 x 107 x 5 mm (5,4 x 4,2 x 0,2 inches), this booklet weighs in at 30 g (1 oz) and simply doesn't present that problem. In fact, it would be possible to send it sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard in a standard envelope. (Of course, slightly more robust packaging would be appreciated -- to help extend the book's life.)

Local ticket as bookmark: To add something extra, let's pass on bookmarks with the book. It can't be just any bookmark, though; it has to be a ticket. A theatre or museum ticket, public transport, tourist attraction, nature reserve ... anything unique to your area would be great. If you could upload a picture of the ticket with your release note, even better. That would help turning the online journal into a scrapbook of unique, local tickets, tracking the book's journey. You are welcome to keep the ticket included by the previous reader, as long as you replace it with a local ticket from your area. If you don't have a ticket to include as bookmark, please forward the one you received from the previous reader on to the next reader.

(Edited September 2014 to add: This arrangement has evolved somewhat. Nobody so far has kept any of the tickets. Also good. The book now carries its own collection along with it, telling local stories of all the places it has been to.)



Guidelines

•  If you want your name to be included or removed, or moved down the list, PM me. Please indicate whether you would be willing to ship internationally if required (it shouldn't be a problem with this particular book).
•  The list is subject to change at any time based on geography, mailing preferences, or other considerations.
•  Make a journal entry when you receive the book.
•  PM the next in line for his/her postal address or discuss arrangements to ensure a smooth transfer.
•  Read the book. This one should move quickly and can easily jump any TBR or bookray queue, so let's aim at passing the book on within 2 weeks of receiving it.
•  Make another journal entry to share your thoughts on the book. Ensure that your comments do not include any spoilers.
•  Pass the book on to the next person in the form of a controlled release. Remember to upload a picture of the ticket you include as bookmark for the next reader.
•  For arrangements regarding this bookray or to keep those further down the participants list informed, please make use of the Bookrings, Bookrays and Bookboxes forum thread.


Route Map

The map below shows the journey of the book so far. Click anywhere on the map for a scalable, interactive version.

Map of book's journey so far


Participants

Start date: 2011-11-11

1.   Stoepbrak (Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)
2.   jmsmom (Newalla, Oklahoma, USA)
3.   ravencat (Lancaster, New York, USA)
4.   Maranlin (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
5.   Originalmulli (Newcastle Emlyn, Wales, UK)
6.   MLA (Sentrum bydel, Oslo fylke, Norway)
7.   Malllu (Mikkeli, Etelä-Savo, Finland)
8.   lunatum (Savukoski, Lappi, Finland)
9.   Buecherwurm101 (Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
10.   souram (Genève, Genève, Switzerland)
11.   storm0103 (Aeugst am Albis, Zürich, Switzerland)
12.   vedranaster (Zagreb, Zagreb City, Croatia)
13.   Can-Toi-Tete (München, Bayern, Germany)
14.   Cocodras (Getafe, Madrid, Spain)
15.   FallenAngels (Parede, Lisboa (distrito), Portugal) (1 year on the road)
16.   biisbsw (Binghamton, New York, USA)
17.   Agrace (Frisco, Texas, USA)
18.   thegoaliegirl (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
19.   kobie03 (Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
20.   ngillies (San Jose, California, USA)
21.   tabby-cat-owner (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
22.   clareco16 (Lima, Peru)
23.   daffodil-2 (Norwich, Norfolk, UK)
24.   Boekentrol (Leeuwarden, Fryslân, Netherlands)
25.   Beitaljawzaa (Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland)
26.   carmendoran (Dundee, Scotland, UK) (2 years on the road)
27.   Bookworm-lady (Madrid, Spain)
28.   QueenSissi (Gouveia, Guarda, Portugal)
29.   Kally93 (Brantford, Ontario, Canada)
30.   Jackie700 (Garnerville, New York, USA)
31.   book-a-neer (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
32.   Horinkie (Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa)
33.   valeo (Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)
34.   Wagtir (Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)
35.   Omnialege (Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)
36.   Izikhova (Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) (3 years on the road)
37.   Mietie (Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)
38.   Dei (Singapore)
39.   Andrasthe (Klagenfurt, Kärnten, Austria)
40.   vaga-bonde (Chambésy, Genève, Switzerland)
41.   hesiodo66 (Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina)
42.   catsalive (Rooty Hill, New South Wales, Australia)
43.   kaiou (Pisa, Toscana, Italy) (4 years on the road)
44.   Mog-Ur (Pisa, Toscana, Italy)
45.   Janeka (Vila Real, Vila Real, Portugal)
46.   joaquimponte (Lumiar, Lisboa, Portugal)
47.   veer23 (Asse, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium)
48.   k-line (Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden) (5 years on the road)
49.   Askeladda (Skien, Telemark fylke, Norway)
50.   hingrald (Motala, Östergötland, Sweden)
51.   babelfisk (Jönköping, Småland, Sweden)
52.   ruzena (Vantaa, Uusimaa, Finland)
53.   ReallyBookish (Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA)
54.   Delphi_Reader (Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida, Greece)
55.   CathrineB (Hønefoss, Buskerud fylke, Norway)
56.   marmee463 (Templestowe, Victoria, Australia)
57.   penelopewanders (Hasliberg, Bern, Switzerland (6 years on the road)
58.   rodespringbal (Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium)
59.   mcsar (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada)

60.   azuki (Miami, Florida, USA)  << currently here
61.   Ann1244 (Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA)

The sequence of the next batch will be decided shortly, the aim being to minimise unnecessary long-distance shipping without chopping and changing the sequence in which members joined too much.

•   bookwormess (Kotka, Kymenlaakso, Finland)
•   061019alexandra ( Schoonhoven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)
•   susanna_koh (Labuan, Labuan, Malaysia)
•   Who is next? If you would like to add your name here, PM me.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (11/11/2011 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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And we're off!

Mailed by airmail to jmsmom at 11:00 on 2011-11-11, in memory of all who lost their lives in whatever war on whatever side. *

Happy journey, little book!

Local ticket included as bookmark: Table Mountain Cableway. Bought on Worker's Day 2000. It has served me well as bookmark for 11 years, and I trust it will continue to do so for you.

Edited 2012-11-11 to add: It was exactly a year later that I realised there was another connection between this book, the day the ray started, and Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day): the beautiful flowers on the book's cover can only be red poppies! 


Journal Entry 5 by jmsmom at Newalla, Oklahoma USA on Monday, November 21, 2011

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Book arrived today. I need to finish one, then will get right on it. Should be this week. 


Journal Entry 6 by jmsmom at Newalla, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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This was a really quick and easy read. I enjoyed all 5 stories. Package Tour and Excitement both sounded very familiar to me, I'm thinking I may have read them somewhere else.

I'm pm ing ravencat for an address and hope to get this book on its way soon. Thank you Stoepbrak for sharing with me. 


Journal Entry 7 by jmsmom at Newalla, Oklahoma USA on Friday, November 25, 2011

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So many places around here don't give you an actual ticket any more, just a receipt. It's been a couple years since I've been anywhere with an actual ticket and don't seem to have any still around. The most recent place I've been is the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. Since they didn't give me an actual ticket, I'll leave the previous ticket in but will include the brochure they gave us along with the receipt in case anyone is interested.

Besides the usual things, dinosaur bones, the early people of Oklahoma (native Americans of various tribes), children's hands on area, etc... they usually have a traveling exhibit. The one we saw was Wolf to Woof. Being huge dog lovers that is the main reason my daughter and I went.

 


Journal Entry 8 by jmsmom at Moore, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (11/28/2011 UTC) at Moore, Oklahoma USA

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on its way to ravencat. 


Journal Entry 9 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Thursday, December 01, 2011

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This cute little book arrived today! I am just finishing up my current read and will get to this one right after. I will PM Maranlin for address right of way because this will not take me long to read. Also, I love the ticket and brochure and both look very interesting and a lot of fun. I already have my ticket picked out I just hope I can upload it. I may need your help stoepbrak and jmsmom! 


Journal Entry 10 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Saturday, December 03, 2011

9 out of 10

This was my first book by Maeve Binchy that I have read and really enjoyed it! No spoilers here except to say that Package Tour was my favorite. Thank-you stoepbrak for sharing this book. 


Journal Entry 11 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Saturday, December 03, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (12/2/2011 UTC) at Lancaster, New York USA

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Now on its way north of the border to Maranlin in Ontario, Canada. I have enclosed a ticket stub from a NHL Hockey game Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators. I try to attend as many Sabres hockey games as I can because I just love hockey! I did not keep any of the other tickets that were sent but both of them looked very interesting. Thanks again stoepbrak for this bookray. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingMaranlinwing at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 12, 2011

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What a sweet little book by one of my favourite authors. It arrived safely today. Thank you, ravencat for sending it to me and Stoepbrak for sharing. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingMaranlinwing at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 17, 2011

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I enjoyed this little book, just as I thought I would. Maeve Binchy is one of my favourite authors. I already have the address for Originalmulli so I will get it in the mail tomorrow. Thanks again, Stoepbrak for sharing this and including me in your bookray. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingMaranlinwing at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (12/17/2011 UTC) at Burlington, Ontario Canada

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Mailed today to Originalmulli in Wales. I hope you enjoy this little book. I have included a ticket from the stage show "Billy Elliot" which my husband and I attended last February at the Canon Theatre in Toronto. It was a wonderful show. Sorry, I am not able to upload the ticket here. It isn't fancy looking, but I was pleased to be able to include it as part of this bookray.
 


Journal Entry 15 by Originalmulli at Newcastle Emlyn, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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This arrived just before Christmas and I was just way too busy to do anything before we went off on long travels. Looking forward to starting to read it tomorrow.

Edt: here is the ticket included by the previous reader, which I have scanned for her. 


Journal Entry 16 by Originalmulli at Newcastle Emlyn, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, January 23, 2012

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book, a very pleasant collection of romance/relationship stories always with a bit of a twist. The first one, described in the synopsis, is probably the most predictable - I'm glad I saw past that to request this book as the others are all much more interesting! Maeve Binchy is not an author I've ever been interested in but maybe I will have to look up some more of her work.

I'm not good at keeping hold of tickets so I've included a small brochure from a local tourist attraction, a Victorian electric railway.

This is packaged up and ready to leave as soon as I receive the next address. 


Journal Entry 17 by Originalmulli at Newcastle Emlyn, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (1/23/2012 UTC) at Newcastle Emlyn, Wales United Kingdom

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Off to Finland. 


Journal Entry 18 by MLA at a Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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The book arrived today. I look forward to read this, and it shouldn't take long. :-) When I'm done its of to Finland (after a pit stop in Norway).

And hello to jmsmom, a friend who got me started on Bookcrossing in 2005! 


Journal Entry 19 by MLA at St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Friday, February 03, 2012

8 out of 10

Released 6 yrs ago (2/4/2012 UTC) at St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

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I liked this book, and it was an easy read. I put it in the post tomorrow and it's off to Finland. I hope you'll enjoy this.

I include a ticket for the buss/metro/tram in Oslo. 


Journal Entry 20 by Malllu at Mikkeli, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland on Thursday, February 09, 2012

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The book arrived yesterday. Thank you MLA! 


Journal Entry 21 by Malllu at Mikkeli, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland on Sunday, February 12, 2012

9 out of 10

I enjoyed this book very much.
I will mail it to the next reader as soon as I can.

I include a theater ticket. I went to see a Finnish play in the local theater, and I liked it a lot.  


Journal Entry 22 by Malllu at Mikkeli, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (2/13/2012 UTC) at Mikkeli, Etelä-Savo / Södra Savolax Finland

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The book is on its way to Northern Finland. 


Journal Entry 23 by winglunatumwing at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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The package arrived today. Thanks for promising extra reading time for me. 


Journal Entry 24 by winglunatumwing at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Sunday, March 25, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (3/25/2012 UTC) at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland

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Thank you for sharing this book with us. I really enjoyed it.

I mailed the book forward today. 


Journal Entry 25 by Buecherwurm101 at Ludwigshafen (Rhein), Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Today this nice little cover arrived Ludwigshafen. I'm very jazzed - this is my first English book. And it arrived the right time. Next week my holyday begins an I'll have many time to read this book with the dictionary beside me :-)

I apted a brochure from Frankenthal (beside Ludwigshafen). There was a little event. But I'm afraid - I've no scanner. 


Journal Entry 26 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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The book arrived safely :) thanks Buecherwurm101 ! 


Journal Entry 27 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Thursday, May 17, 2012

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This is a train ticket from Genève (Geneva) to Sion. 


Journal Entry 28 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Saturday, May 19, 2012

8 out of 10

I finished reading the book. I esp. liked "Excitement". 


Journal Entry 29 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Sunday, May 20, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/21/2012 UTC) at Genève, Genève Switzerland

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Ce livre continue son voyage et va chez storm0103.
To the next participant, storm0103.

 


Journal Entry 30 by storm0103 at Aeugst am Albis, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Thank you Souram ! The book was patiently waiting in my mailbox this morning... that's much better than receiving invoices. I'm looking forward to reading it.  


Journal Entry 31 by storm0103 at Aeugst am Albis, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, May 24, 2012

9 out of 10

All 5 stories were fun to read. A fast and really enjoyable little book.
Thanks Stoepbrak for sharing it with us.

I'm attaching a sticker of a famous running race taking place every year in September in my area. I thought you might like that.

The book will be sent today to Vedranaster. 


Journal Entry 32 by storm0103 at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/25/2012 UTC) at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to Vedranaster :-) 


Journal Entry 33 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Saturday, June 16, 2012

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A mysterious parcel arrived yesterday... An envelope with a foreign sender addy, but a Croatian "postage paid..." sticker over the foreign one. Weird to say the least.
Upon opening it I found the wee "Cross Lines" book and the accompanying ticket-bookmarks. :)
Still puzzled about that Croatian postage sticker!

Anyway... While this book is tiny and looks like a fast read, I'll be going on holidays in a few days, so it'll have to wait till I return at the beginning of July. Will read it promptly when I get back and send on to the next reader.

PS - thanks for the lovely card, storm0103. LOVE your handwriting! :D 


Journal Entry 34 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Friday, July 13, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/13/2012 UTC) at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia

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Thanks for sharing this little gem. I enjoyed all of the stories,
and they were a great read for when travelling on public transport. ;)

The book is now in the care of the Post Office, on its way to Can-Toi-Tete in Germany.
Enjoy! :)

As I didn't have time to visit anything that gives out tickets, and our transport tickets are no longer of the paper kind, I threw in the boarding pass from my recent trip to Italy. It's plain and a little ugly, but it was the best I could do. And where I'm now I have no scanner, so no image either. Sorry. :(

The rest of the tickets/brochures are travelling with the book, so Can-Toi-Tete, you decide what you want to keep and what you want to send on. :)

 


Journal Entry 35 by wingCan-Toi-Tetewing at München, Bayern Germany on Saturday, July 21, 2012

10 out of 10

The book arrived safely at my parents' house. Thanks for sending. More after reading ...

05.08.12: Thank you for sharing this nice little book. It was easy to read. I love the books by Maeve Binchy and it is to sad that she died a few days ago.
I already asked for the next address, so the book will soon be traveling to spain.

...

The picture shows vedranaster's boarding pass.  


Journal Entry 36 by wingCan-Toi-Tetewing at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany on Friday, August 17, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/17/2012 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany

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And the books' journey goes on ... Thank you for sharing this book.

The picture shows a underground ticket from Vienna, where I spent a few days of my summer holiday. 


Journal Entry 37 by Cocodras at Getafe, Madrid Spain on Monday, August 27, 2012

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I found the envelope with the book yesterday when I finished my holidays. Thanks for sending, Can-Toi-Tete, and Stoepbrak for sharing it!

I liked the tickets very much! 


Journal Entry 38 by Cocodras at Getafe, Madrid Spain on Thursday, September 20, 2012

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I don't usually like short stories very much, but I enjoyed this book, it's ironic and I liked its humor. We always find two characters who cross their lives... or maybe not.

The apprenticeship is the one I liked least and something curious happened with Cross lines. I began to read Up in the air, a book about a man who spends his time in airports, planes and hotels. Martin and Kay met in an airport too. When I came back to Up in the air, I didn't know what facts belong to one or the other.

Thanks a lot, Stoepbrak. I'm waiting for FallenAngels address. I'll send it as soon as I get it. 


Journal Entry 39 by Cocodras at -- Por correo, entregado en mano/ by mail, in person--, Madrid Spain on Friday, September 21, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/21/2012 UTC) at -- Por correo, entregado en mano/ by mail, in person--, Madrid Spain

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Cross lines leaves Madrid to Parede!!

I've uploaded the invitation to a concert of the University Carlos III Choir. I sang in this choir five years and I attend its concerts when I have the chance. That day, they sang two works of Haendel: Coronation Anthems and Dixit Dominus.

Bon voyage!

 


Journal Entry 40 by FallenAngels at Parede, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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It's safe with me!!! Thanks! 


Journal Entry 41 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Saturday, November 10, 2012

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One year on the road!

15 Journalers from 11 countries, spread over 3 continents. 30 307 km Travelled (18 832 miles). Thanks to all participants so far! May there be many more.
 


Journal Entry 42 by FallenAngels at Parede, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, November 30, 2012

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Finaly it's in its way, over the Atlantic to biisbsw!
I really enjoy the reading of this ultra-light mini book, although I'm not a big fan of Maeve Binchy, but these short stories filled my afternoon.

And the ticket? (No, it's a not a train ticket...eheheh). This ticket makes me proud. It was the first time my youngest daughter dance in public, and in one of the most important theatres in Lisboa: CCB (http://www.ccb.pt/sites/ccb/pt-PT/Pages/default.aspx). She was 7. Althought she doesn't want to became a ballerina, she really enjoyes dancing and she is wonderful! 


Journal Entry 43 by FallenAngels at Parede, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, December 17, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/17/2012 UTC) at Parede, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal

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Finaly it's in its way, over the Atlantic to biisbsw! 


Journal Entry 44 by biisbsw at Endicott, New York USA on Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Arrived here today. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 45 by biisbsw at Endicott, New York USA on Saturday, January 26, 2013

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This was a cute little book! Thanks so much for sharing. I enjoyed all the stories. I've PM'd the next reader and hope to get this out soon. 


Journal Entry 46 by biisbsw at Endicott, New York USA on Monday, February 18, 2013

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/18/2013 UTC) at Endicott, New York USA

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Off to the next reader 


Journal Entry 47 by Agrace at Frisco, Texas USA on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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received today and am looking forward to reading this little treasure! 


Journal Entry 48 by Agrace at Frisco, Texas USA on Saturday, February 23, 2013

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enjoyed these short stories very much. Thanks Stepbrak! Mailing to Nevada today! 


Journal Entry 49 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Las Vegas, Nevada USA on Thursday, February 28, 2013

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This book has arrived safely in Las Vegas. I have a busy weekend ahead of me but am planning on getting this back out in the mail next week. 


Journal Entry 50 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Las Vegas, Nevada USA on Saturday, March 02, 2013

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I normally am not a big fan of short stories as they miss a lot of the depth of a novel but these were amazing. I've always been a big Maeve Binchy fan and these did not disappoint. Even though they are short, she packs a story in there. I liked all 4 stories a lot. I may read it a 2nd time before sending it off in a few days. 


Journal Entry 51 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (3/7/2013 UTC) at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to kobie03. Hope it gets there super fast as I realized after I'd already left the post office that I was overcharged by about $5 to mail it to you!

 


Journal Entry 52 by kobie03 at Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Monday, March 25, 2013

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Thank you. This little book arrived. I love Meave Binchy & short stories so this will be on its way soon, 


Journal Entry 53 by kobie03 at Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Im so sorry to be so late getting this book in the mail. I read it the first few days I had it and loved the stories. I laid it aside and was sidelined with a sinus infection and fell behind. My apologizes. it's in the mail today. 


Journal Entry 54 by ngillies at San Jose, California USA on Saturday, June 29, 2013

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It's here!!
I met Maeve Binchy in Cambridge, UK in 1984. She was a friend of one of my Santa Barbara City College professors(we were there for a semester). This was after her 1st novel was published and she was more known for being a columnist for the Irish Times. I have read several of her books since. 


Journal Entry 55 by ngillies at San Jose, California USA on Friday, July 05, 2013

9 out of 10

Released 4 yrs ago (7/5/2013 UTC) at San Jose, California USA

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She is a masterful storyteller: great work in such short stories.
Sent to Arizona today to tabby-cat-owner.
I included a ticket to our local Cinequest Film Festival, it was for a Czech detective movie set in 1950s Prague. 


Journal Entry 56 by tabby-cat-owner at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Saturday, July 13, 2013

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I received this book in the mail from ngillies of San Jose, California. I have uploaded an image of the ticket that ngillies added to the package.

I am looking forward to reading this little book. I love Maeve Binchy. 


Journal Entry 57 by tabby-cat-owner at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Friday, August 09, 2013

9 out of 10

I've actually read most of these stories before but it was sufficiently long ago that I don't remember them. I found "The Consultant Aunt" disturbing, yet it makes you think. My favorite story was "Cross Lines". 


Journal Entry 58 by tabby-cat-owner at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Friday, August 09, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (8/9/2013 UTC) at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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This book has been mailed to clareco16 of Lima, Peru.

A ticket to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona has been added to the envelope. Our professional basketball team, the Phoenix Suns, play at the U.S. Airways Center. 


Journal Entry 59 by clareco16 at Lima, Lima Peru on Saturday, August 24, 2013

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Returned home today and found it had already arrived! It shouldn't take long to read and I'll send it along. 


Journal Entry 60 by clareco16 at Lima, Lima Peru on Monday, September 02, 2013

8 out of 10

Released 4 yrs ago (9/2/2013 UTC) at Lima, Lima Peru

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Sent to daffodil-2 in England. It was a nice little book, my mom and I enjoyed it very much.

I'm not sending a ticket, but a "menu" in postcard format from a local sandwich place, maybe you can recognize some of the food ;)  


Journal Entry 61 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

7 out of 10

Arrived in the post this morning after its long journey from Peru. Thank you to all past readers and especially to the bookcrosser who sent it to me-
It has quite a collection of interesting tickets plus a postcard with it now and I shall be adding my own contribution before I send it on. Will read and pass on asap.

Review 20/9/2013 Finished the book today. I realised I had read one of the stories before so it must have been contained in another book of short stories. I enjoyed the stories but feel that Maeve Binchy's talents were more suited to full length novels which I always like better in general anyway. I don't feel that I get to know the characters sufficiently in short stories and they, of necessity, have to go along at a very quick pace which I can't always keep up with at my advanced age! I have read and enjoyed almost everything she has written-my favourites being Light A Penny Candle and Evening Class.

Sending off to the next on the list on Monday. 


Journal Entry 62 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, September 20, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/23/2013 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book will be posted to Boekentrol-I have added a newspaper cutting in lieu of a ticket. It illustrates the Bure Valley Railway and a Pleasure boat on the Norfolk Broads which are both close to my home.

I already have books travelling in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, the USA, Brazil, Madeira, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Turkey, the Canary Islands, Croatia, Holland, France, the Channel Islands, Wales, Scotland and all over England. 


Journal Entry 63 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, September 27, 2013

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This little book has arrived safely with me :-)

I intend to upload the picture of the article later with this JE, and the picture of my ticket with the JE in which I'll say what I think of this book.  


Journal Entry 64 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Sunday, October 06, 2013

7 out of 10

Despite it wasn't this book's turn yet, I started reading it, because it was so thin. A nice in between read, I thought.
Only to come to the conclusion, that I've read the Dutch edition earlier this year :-) I liked it, the stories are nice, short and recognizable. Thank you for sharing, stoepbrak.

As promised, I upload my ticket here. It is a movie ticket of the first one ever my son went to alone with two of his friends. Milestones....
 


Journal Entry 65 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Sunday, October 06, 2013

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There seems to be a problem with uploading pictures to the JE's. I'll look into it, I hope to be able to upload soon.

Will PM Beitaljawzaa for their address.
 


Journal Entry 66 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Monday, October 07, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (10/8/2013 UTC) at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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I've received Beitaljawzaa's address and now this little book is heading towards Switzerland :-) Have fun reading it and going through all the additional items that are sent along.


I will try to solve the problems I'm having with uploading the pictures to both my JE's and add them asap. (Or report the problem to tech support).  


Journal Entry 67 by Beitaljawzaa at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Saturday goodie in the mailbox!
Thanks Boekentrol. 


Journal Entry 68 by Beitaljawzaa at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

7 out of 10

Tiny but very potent. I enjoyed it. Thanks a bunch Stoepbrak! 


Journal Entry 69 by Beitaljawzaa at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (10/29/2013 UTC) at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland

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I held the book back for a suitable ticket: a ticket for the "Krimi-Tram" (the Thriller Tram or Streetcar). A couple of authors - Sunil Mann & Christine Brand - read from their books during the tram ride. This was during the yearly 4-day book festival in Zurich "Zürich liest '13" (Zürich reads 2013).

The little one's now off to Dundee to Carmendoran.
Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 70 by carmendoran at Dundee, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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Great to have this little book waiting for me when I got back from holiday. Looking forward to reading it! 


Journal Entry 71 by carmendoran at Dundee, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, November 10, 2013

8 out of 10

A great wee read. Will post it off during the week complete with a boarding card from a flight in NZ 


Journal Entry 72 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, November 11, 2013

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Two years on the road! Journey statistics:

26 stops
18 "local tickets" uploaded
14 countries
4 continents
69 839 km | 43 397 miles

Thanks to all of you who have been a part of this.
 


Journal Entry 73 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, December 06, 2013

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And the little book is here, with an impressive collection of tickets!
I won't take long, so that it may continue traveling.
Thanks for sharing, Stoepbrak, it is a wonderful idea! :) 


Journal Entry 74 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, January 10, 2014

9 out of 10

A really enjoyable little book; I had already read some of the short stories, I think that "Package Tour" was included in "The Return Journey". Anyway, always a pleasure to read _or re-read -Ms Binchy's work.
I like her characters, particularly the female ones; and her stories always make you think, and sometimes leave you smiling.
Thanks a lot, Stoepbrak, I include a bus ticket from Spain ("Metrobus"), which I have used for ten trips on buses or the underground. I am not taking anything, I like the idea of this assorted set of tickets travelling together.
I have QueenSissi's address, and the book will soon be on its way to her. :) 


Journal Entry 75 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, January 10, 2014

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/10/2014 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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Sent today to QueenSissi, in Portugal.
Enjoy this little book...! :) 


Journal Entry 76 by QueenSissi at Gouveia, Guarda Portugal on Monday, January 13, 2014

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It travelled really fast. Thank you!

I have already asked hp7935's address and will send it as soon as I read it, which doesn't seem to take too long.

Thank you Bookworm and Stoebrak :) Happy 2014! 


Journal Entry 77 by QueenSissi at Gouveia, Guarda Portugal on Saturday, January 18, 2014

8 out of 10

It was a really nice read! Thank you for sharing!

hp7935 asked to be skipped so I'll be sending it to Canada as soon as I get an address!  


Journal Entry 78 by Kally93 at Brantford, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Book arrived (with other interesting items). Thank you for sending it too me. :)

May 16/14
**This is the first time I've been able to go online in months. I obviously, finally, sent this book on, but was unable to make release notes. I did not have any transit tickets to add to the package, so I added Canadian Tire money (can only be spent at a Canadian Tire or occasionally accepted at Canadian garage sales) and a ticket to the movies.  


Journal Entry 79 by wingJackie700wing at Garnerville, New York USA on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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It arrived today, thanks! 


Journal Entry 80 by wingJackie700wing at Garnerville, New York USA on Thursday, May 29, 2014

7 out of 10

I miss Maeve Binchy. *sigh* 


Journal Entry 81 by wingJackie700wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, New York USA on Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (5/28/2014 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, New York USA

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The book is on its way to book-a-neer. I included a New York State Parks vehicle permit. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of this bookray :-) 


Journal Entry 82 by book-a-neer at Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Arrived safe and sound. Should be finished fairly quickly as it's a thin book. Thank you for sending this bookray. 


Journal Entry 83 by book-a-neer at Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (6/18/2014 UTC) at Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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A quick but good read. I wonder if the author has done a full novel of these? Thanks again for letting me join the ring.

This book is now on its way to Horinkie in South Africa.

I have uploaded a light rail ticket to Sentosa Island from our trip to Singapore and a Sydney train ticket.  


Journal Entry 84 by Horinkie at Cape Town - Hout Bay, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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The little book & tickets arrived safely today. Thank you for shipping it all the way to South Africa, book-a-neer, and to all past readers to make this amazing journey possible. This is a wonderful idea, Stoepbrak! 


Journal Entry 85 by Horinkie at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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The little book arrrived with a stack of tickets, and the idea (Thank you, Stoepbrak!) was to add the non-uploaded ones to complete the online journal. Here they are and you are very welcome to download your ticket and add it to your journal entry.

Cross Lines BookCrossing Bookmark Agrace, Frisco, Texas USA



Cross Lines BookCrossing Bookmark thegoaliegirl, Las Vegas, Nevada USA



Cross Lines BookCrossing Bookmark kobie03, Lewins Cove, NL Canada



Cross Lines BookCrossing Bookmark carmendoran, Scotland UK



Cross Lines BookCrossing Bookmark QueenSissi, Gouveia, Guarda Portugal



Cross Lines BookCrossing Bookmark Kally93, Brantford, Ontario, Canada



Cross Lines BookCrossing Bookmark Jackie700, New York USA

 


Journal Entry 86 by Horinkie at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

7 out of 10

Five charming stories of everyday life, all very different scenarios and atmospheres.
My favorite was Cross Lines, The Consultant Aunt left me pondering. 


Journal Entry 87 by Horinkie at Cape Town - Hout Bay, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (9/3/2014 UTC) at Cape Town - Hout Bay, Western Cape South Africa

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The book is on its way to valeo, delivered by Stoepbrak. Thank you!

Local ticket included as bookmark: Entry ticket Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Come and visit! 


Journal Entry 88 by valeo at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, September 15, 2014

7 out of 10

Received safely and enjoyed the book. An easy read of short stories dealing with human interaction and intentions. Enclosed ticket to Cape Town Home Makers expo 


Journal Entry 89 by valeo at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, September 15, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (9/15/2014 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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Release to Wagtir Cape Town South Africa 


Journal Entry 90 by wagtir at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, October 13, 2014

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received from valeo - busy reading - slowly 


Journal Entry 91 by wagtir at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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I had to re-read some chapters to remember what I had read the night before.
Yippee - I read a complete Book !
A huge Milestone ! 


Journal Entry 92 by wagtir at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Friday, October 24, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (10/24/2014 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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Will be delivered to Izikhova 


Journal Entry 93 by Omnialege at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday, November 02, 2014

9 out of 10

Intercepted on its way to Izikhova. A beautifully fun little read.  


Journal Entry 94 by Omnialege at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (11/2/2014 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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The book will now continue on its initial route to Izikhova. The ticket I chose to add is a Cape Town Myciti card, which can be used on any public transport in and around the city.  


Journal Entry 95 by Izikhova at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Received the book from Omnialege who visited Cape Town. Happy travel-birthday little book, hope to send you on your way soon. 


Journal Entry 96 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Three years on the road! Journey statistics:

36 stops
34 "local tickets" uploaded
15 countries
5 continents
105 327 km | 65 450 miles
highest position on the Top 100 most travelled books list: 86
http://www.bookcrossing.com/bookstats/mosttraveled?display=100

Many thanks to all of you who have been a part of this. Your contribution has helped to get this book onto the Top 100 most travelled books list. Let's continue to help it work its way up the ladder.

 


Journal Entry 97 by Izikhova at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, December 29, 2014

8 out of 10

Enjoyed all five [very short] stories, Cross Lines maybe more, and will seek another encounter with Maeve Binchy.

The "ticket" is for the stage play War Horse. The actual ticket was a boring computer-generated one, so I opted for the poster picture instead. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Horse_(play) 


Journal Entry 98 by Izikhova at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, December 29, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (12/29/2014 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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Passing the book on to Mietie from Pretoria visiting Cape Town. 


Journal Entry 99 by Mietie at Tshwane - Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa on Saturday, January 10, 2015

7 out of 10


Always something to learn when reading Maeve Binchy, but one has to be sensitive to detect it. Also, don't think you have figured out how a story will finish; there is often a twist in the tale.

The picture uploaded herewith — of Table Mountain — served as napkin ring in the aeroplane on our way to Cape Town. 


Journal Entry 100 by Mietie at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (1/19/2015 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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On its way to Dei in Singapore.

Edited later to add: The book was posted by airmail on 2015-01-22.

International tracking number: RJ027499412ZA
http://sms.postoffice.co.za/trackingparcels
http://www.postoffice.co.za/tools/trackandtrace.html
http://globaltracktrace.ptc.post/gtt.web  


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