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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs |
Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 2/28/2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by kiwiinengland): to be read


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

8 out of 10

Great book. I receieved it for Christmas and wanted to share it, so went out and got another copy for a book ring! Here's my original review

Strange, eerie, and engrossing. The story is basically of a sullen teen looking into his grandfather's life after 'the tragedy'. The author puts together a delightfully coherent story and pairs it with vintage and antique pictures a la Diane Arbus. There are so many threads that can be pulled out here, that the story and the images in this book will stay with you for a long time.  


Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/29/2012 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Off to Canada for adventures and a bookring!

Welcome to Bookcrossing, where Books roam freely! I hope you enjoy the book, and leave a journal entry so I can see where the book ended up. You can remain anonymous if you'd like, or join and follow the book's travels throughout the world! If you join, please mention me, quietorchid, or any other journaller as the referring member. The site is free, secure, and non-spamming. Take a look around, and then go read!

P.S. If the book is too good to read and release, that's okay, you can keep it, just let me know that it's found a good home! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Imagine my delight to come home from a long day of work and be greeted by this book.

It has been on my wishlist for a while, so I was very excited to see your offer on a bookring. (This is my first ring!) Was just at the last pages of another book, so moved this to top of Mnt TBR and started it last night.

Will send it on its journey soon. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, March 29, 2012

9 out of 10

Released 5 yrs ago (3/29/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I really enjoyed this book. Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in this book ring. The vintage photographs were so interesting and made a great enhancement to the text of the story.

On its way to the next North American BookCrossing reader. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, April 20, 2012

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Book is here! I am so excited. I've never seen the real book itself so I was surprised by how beautiful it is, the paper, the photos, the layout.
This book is here just in time for Dewey's Read-a-thon tomorrow. I am tempted to read it then, but I also want to enjoy it slowly. Either way, I am sure it will be a wonderful read. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, May 18, 2012

8 out of 10

I really like the beautiful packaging of the book, with its smooth paper, sepia ink, at times macabre photos, and an imaginative tale. The ending is suggestive of more to come, in fact rich enough material to pull a whole series, so I am curious whether the story of Jacob and Emma will continue.
I've pm'ed the next reader, haven't heard back yet, so I will attempt another pm and contact the next one as well.  


Journal Entry 7 by wingazukiwing at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/23/2012 UTC) at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Mailing to ladybug74.  


Journal Entry 8 by ladybug74 at Dothan, Alabama USA on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Received this book last week. Will start reading it right away. Thanks for sharing! :) 


Journal Entry 9 by ladybug74 at Dothan, Alabama USA on Thursday, July 12, 2012

8 out of 10

I enjoyed this book until it got to the very end. The last few chapters were less interesting than the rest of the book, but by then I was too much into it to stop reading. The peculiar children are like little X-Men. :) I loved the photos and thought as I read that the author must have chosen the photos and wrote parts of the story around them.

I have already attemtped to contact angelface46 and she asked to be skipped, so I have sent a PM to the next person and will mail this out as soon as I get an address. Sorry for keeping this book so long! My life has been hectic recently. I did enjoy it and appreicate you sharing it!!! 


Journal Entry 10 by ladybug74 at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, July 22, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/22/2012 UTC) at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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mailed to judyslump612 


Journal Entry 11 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Unavoidably delayed somewhere under a car seat. Not mailed, unfortunately, but maybe it will phone home someday.

Bookray is being continued with this copy, generously donated by Hyphen8. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Sunday, December 02, 2012

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Book arrived over Thanksgiving week. Since Hyphen8's replacement copy is in better shape and has a better cover, I'll use it to continue the ring and return this to quietorchid, unless she prefers otherwise. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingJudySlump612wing at a meetup, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/16/2012 UTC) at a meetup, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Returned to quietorchid 


Journal Entry 14 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Monday, December 17, 2012

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Welcome home book. It's been a rough journey. Dust jacket gone, and spine seperated from the hard cover at the frontspiece. Thanks, DrSlump612, for repairing it. I'll contact NZ (far end of Bookring) and see if they want this copy. 


Journal Entry 15 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/18/2012 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Sent off to New Zealand in a bookray. Enjoy it!

P.S. If the book is too good to read and release, that's okay, you can keep it, just let me know that it's found a good home! 


Journal Entry 16 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 06, 2013

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Hello quietorchid, It has certainly found a good temporary home. It got caught up in the Christmas PO shut down but I collected it about 3 January and have already finished reading it so will check out WishLists to see who is wishing for it. Much too good to just sit about and at my age books have to pass on rather than hang about in case I want to read them again.

This was not at all what I expected but nevertheless I found it engrossing most of the time. I'm not really into fantasy so some of those elements did not really gel with me. I did really like the way that Jacob was so keen to hear his grandfather's stories and that the two of them had such a good relationship even though Jacob suspended his belief when the tales were too outside his ken. It was a pity that the Emerson book was not mentioned again throughout the book although that didn't occur to me when I was reading, only when perusing the illustrations at the end. The inclusion of photos was a great idea - wonder, which came first the story idea or the photos?
The writer has a good command of the English langauge and invents great characters.
As other commenters have said it finished with a perfect lead for a sequel - whether or not I really want to read it is another story.
Seeing that Ransom Riggs has written "The Sherlock Holmes Handbook" I must follow that one up. Sherlock wasn't so fanciful but instead intensely logical.
Glad I had the opportunity to read this. Thanks to all concerned especially Hyphen8 for replacing the missing copy.  


Journal Entry 17 by Sherlockfan at D4 Bar/Restaurant in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/15/2013 UTC) at D4 Bar/Restaurant in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Taking this book to D4 Bar & Restaurant this evening when there just might be some keen readers gathered there to catch it. If not I'll bring it back out to Upper Hutt for the OBCZ at Fig Tree Cafe. 


Journal Entry 18 by kiwiinengland at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, April 28, 2013

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Daisyaday took this from the meetup in January but for some reason didn't journal it.

I caught it at the April meetup. I have read this before but really enjoyed it so am looking forward to re-reading it. Does anyone know if a follow up book has been written?? 


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