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by Donna Smyth | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingbluenoserwing of Eymet, Aquitaine France on Wednesday, October 01, 2003
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Molyneux): to be read


12 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingbluenoserwing from Eymet, Aquitaine France on Wednesday, October 01, 2003

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A small novel written by a Nova Scotian and found on the library book sale table. TBR 


Journal Entry 2 by wingbluenoserwing from Eymet, Aquitaine France on Tuesday, April 18, 2006

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The quilt draws togewther a special Canadian story. The story of a small group of people in rural Nova Scotia who piece together a quilt for a local raffle - much like they piece together their lives.
Saving to send in a parcel to my pen pal, Anglersrest. 


Journal Entry 3 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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Thank you so much for this one. I love books with a sewing/kintting & quilting theme. I know there are several members if the BCUK who would enjoy this book,so it will probably head out on a ring or ray as soon as I have read it. 


Journal Entry 4 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, May 29, 2006

10 out of 10

I had intended to take this book away with me this week when I head to London for a meeting as this this looked like easy train reading, but I started this and found that I read it in one sitting.

It is a beautiful story of a group of women in rural Nova Scotia who meet to stitch a quilt which is to be a raffle prize. As they stitch, their lives become as entwined as the threads.

This was such a lovely story that I shall offer this out as a book ray on the BCUK list. Thanks so much Mary-Anne for this delighful read. 


Journal Entry 5 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, May 29, 2006

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Opened this book initially as an BCUK Book Ray.
To take part please send me a PM.

The order of the list is subject to change based on mailing preferences
and geography


Calalilly (UK) - UK postage
PurpleRosebud (UK) - UK postage
Vespa (UK) - UK postage
PatchworkPerson (UK) - UK postage
WelshHelen (UK) - UK postage
Teachie (UK) - UK postage
LyzzyBee (UK) - UK postage
scotsbookie (UK) - UK postage or surface
jillbe (UK) - UK postage
Molyneux (UK) - UK postage (towards end)
Rivercassini (UK) - wants to go last (overseas postage OK)
Sherlockfan (NZ)
.......then off to travel around New Zealand!

Book Ray Rules (Adapted from psychjo & Kleptokitty)
1) Everybody should leave a journal entry when receiving the book and after the read! Please let us all know what you think about it...
2) Also PM the next person on the list for a mailing address and when that person doesn't answer within 7 days MAX! please PM the one after...
3) Everybody should also try to read the book soon (max - approx one month)
4) You can send the book via surface mail or airmail - that is completely up to you.
5) If you find you don't have the time to read it when it's your turn please PM and I'll move you to a later slot.
6) Any new members joining from now will be added to the end of the Ray
7) The last person on the list (subject to change)is free to do what they wish with the book. 


Journal Entry 6 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, June 01, 2006

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I am delighted that so many want to read this book. I hope everyone enjoys it. It will be in the post to calalilly, in the next day or so. 


Journal Entry 7 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 07, 2006

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Received in the post today,thank you AnglersRest. It looks as if it will quite a quick read. 


Journal Entry 8 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 11, 2006

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Picked this up today from calalilly. I have a couple of books to read first but hopefully it won't be long. 


Journal Entry 9 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 24, 2006

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Quite a short story but I found it difficult to get into. Perhaps not the right time for me.

Now on its way to Vespa. 


Journal Entry 10 by Vespa from Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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Arrived safely yesterday. I will get started on this one immediately as I have just finished my current book 


Journal Entry 11 by Vespa from Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Saturday, July 15, 2006

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Hmm, like Purplerosebud, I didn't really enjoy this book. I found the narrative style strange and impersonal, which made it hard to get involved with or care about any of the characters.

NB posted on to next player 17th July
 


Journal Entry 12 by PatchworkPerson from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 24, 2006

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Rec'd last week. The book suffered some damage when my dog helped the temporary postman who put it through the door instead of using the outside letter box. The book is still very readable but now has a couple of teeth marks on the back cover.
My apologies. 


Journal Entry 13 by PatchworkPerson from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 09, 2006

7 out of 10

An interesting story. I can't say I enjoyed it but I'm glad I had the chance to read it. I found the narrative odd but that could be how people from the area speak & maybe very different to listen to. I didn't find any of the characters really likeable & they seem to have no joy in their lives apart from quilting. As a quilter, I understand the theraputic value of quilting through good times & bad but I'd like to have read more about the fun & laughter they found around the frame & not the temporary escape route they used it for.

10/08/06 - Will be on it's way to WelshHelen in the morning (11/08/06) 


Journal Entry 14 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, August 14, 2006

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Arrived safely today. Thanks PatchworkPerson. I have a few ring books ahead of it but should get to it soon. 


Journal Entry 15 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, September 14, 2006

3 out of 10

Oh dear. I'm afraid that I couldn't get into the book, either. Unfortunately (for the book) I've only just read How to Make an American Quilt which is far superior. Maybe I'm set in my ways, but I just coiuldn't get used to seeing dialogue which wasn't it quotation marks - it just struck me as an unnecessary affectation I'm being very generous in giving it 3 out of 10.

I've requested Teachie's address. Thanks for sharing, AnglersRest, even though it wasn't quite my kind of book :-) 


Journal Entry 16 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, September 23, 2006

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Handed to teachie at today's meet at Wendover Woods. Sorry for the delay in passing it on. 


Journal Entry 17 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 23, 2006

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This was given to me today by Welshhelen, lovely to meet you at today's meet at Wendover Woods.
My son and his family live in Halifax, Nova Scotia so I am really looking forward to reading this book. 


Journal Entry 18 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 25, 2006

5 out of 10

Rather a strange joyless book. In many places it reads more like blank verse. I am happy to say that the people I met in Nova Scotia were nothing like any of the characters in this book.
I shall post this off to Lizzybee tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 19 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, September 28, 2006

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Recieved in the post today and very glad it's a littl'un as I have a slew of BookRings circling my postbox at the moment...

Hope I enjoy it more than most people have so far. Should get it started over the weekend. 


Journal Entry 20 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, September 30, 2006

6 out of 10

Unlike the other readers, I didn't find this hard to get into, and found it a poetic, lyrical meditation on one day in the life of a small rural community in Nova Scotia. I found the conversations easy to follow, as the speech was marked with an indent and a dash. I thought the internal monologues of the men, especially Herb, well done; more difficult to do than those of the women.

However - two minuses, I'm afraid. First off, the cover picture was really off-putting, a sixth-form-art-y picture of an old woman and a shadowy figure at the window. And I wish I'd been warned about the animal thing (not wanting to give the plot away), as this was upsetting and I'd rather have known. I'm putting this JE through almost the minute I finished the book so I can not think about it and go on to something else in the next book.

Oddly enough, I have Scotsbookie's address (!!) but I know she is snowed under, and I can't get to the PO for a week or so, so I'll pop it to her in a little while. Hope that's OK! 


Journal Entry 21 by LyzzyBee at Sent to another BookCrosser in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 09, 2006

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Posting to Scotsbookie tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 22 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 11, 2006

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Arrived safely this morning, thank you LyzzyBee.

Message to Charlie from Morven: You look like a spaniel, just like me. Gosh can't we get ourselves in to some scrapes!!! 


Journal Entry 23 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, October 28, 2006

8 out of 10

I'm with LyzzyBee on several levels with this book. First, I enjoyed the way it was written, I could hear the characters talk/think as I read, it lead me through the book & I felt it was evocative of the women & Nova Scotia. I found the men well drawn also. Secondly, I found the horrible animal part upsetting, fortunately I had been warned so I was waiting for something to happen.

Thank you AnglersRest for the chance to read the book. Just off to PM jillbe so that I can get it on its travels asap. 


Journal Entry 24 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 07, 2006

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Popped in the post to jillbe this morning. 


Journal Entry 25 by wingjillbewing from Dorchester, Dorset United Kingdom on Thursday, November 09, 2006

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Arrived safely today, thanks scotsbookie. Looks like a quick read, so will let you know what I think of it pretty soon. 


Journal Entry 26 by wingjillbewing from Dorchester, Dorset United Kingdom on Sunday, November 26, 2006

5 out of 10

Not sure what to make of this book. I managed to read it fairly quickly, but somehow I just didn't get attached to any of the characters at all. However I am glad to have had the chance to read it anyway.

Now posting off to Molyneux, hope you enjoy it more than I did!! 


Journal Entry 27 by wingMolyneuxwing from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 03, 2006

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Arrived safely yesterday, thank you jillbee! 




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