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Coffee & Kung Fu
by Karen Brichoux | Literature & Fiction
Registered by alrescate of Strafford, Missouri USA on 10/31/2003
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by pippis): travelling


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8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by alrescate from Strafford, Missouri USA on Friday, October 31, 2003

7 out of 10

This is the story of a 26 year old woman living in Boston who loves kung fu movies and works as a copy editor at a graphic design company.

When I first started reading this I thought, great, another lame "chick" book. I kept reading and discovered this story had a bit more depth to it than most of the typical chick lit books that seem to be all the rage. It isn't great literature and the plot is somewhat predictable but it is a nice light read. 


Journal Entry 2 by stinalyn from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Friday, November 14, 2003

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More fluff to help me recover from this semester. :-) Thanks, alrescate!

1/21/04: I've lost this one in a bet with Eriko1908, so I'm bumping it up in the TBR list. 


Journal Entry 3 by stinalyn from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Tuesday, June 01, 2004

7 out of 10

A while back I heard somebody complaining that this book had too much graphic sex in it, and I'm not a big fan of that sort of thing, so I was half expecting not to finish this book. Yeah, I did some skimming, but considering the context of Nicci's last encounter with Rob, and the complete lack of real meaning in their relationship, I think it is important for some of those scenes to be just about the sex.

Mainly I think I liked this book because I indentify so well with Nicci. Forget Bridget Jones, this is the perfect chick lit read for the Gen X underachiever.

Tomorrow I'll mail this out to Erica. 


Journal Entry 4 by eriko1908 from Plymouth, Minnesota USA on Saturday, June 05, 2004

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This one arrived in my mailbox today!! Thanks stinalyn!! (I'd forgotten that it was headed in my direction...I LOVE SURPRISES!!)

Thank-you also for the Box-Tops!! My son sooooooo enjoys bringing these in for his class...every little one helps!! :o) 


Journal Entry 5 by eriko1908 from Plymouth, Minnesota USA on Sunday, June 06, 2004

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This one was another that caught my attention BEFORE it made it into the TBR pile…kinda makes me feel a little guilty about the books I’ve held longer…but books will be read when the time is right, and they won’t jump into your hands before they are good & ready to!! (at least that is what I believe)

I really enjoyed this one…I, too, was bothered by the sex between Nicci & Rob at one point…but then I also realized that this is the way it had to be…I found myself very jealous of Nicci at the end of this one…I wanted to be able to make the choices she made…I want to be able to take a big step in my life…maybe someday I will find courage…maybe someday somebody will speak to me the way her grandpa spoke to her…and hopefully I will be listening!! I wish her all the luck in the world!! :o)

As is my habit, I like to share passages from a book when I really can relate to them…this one had a number of them:

This is an outright lie, of course. Everyone is always interested in hooking up with someone. Sure, we like to pretend that we aren’t really looking, but we’re all looking just the same. We’re not exempt from evolution. And evolution tends to produce animals whose main goal is perpetuation of the species. So, yeah, we’re all looking. It’s just whether or not the looking should turn into the hassle of mating and trying to get along with another human being for the rest of your life. ~ page 3

”I was lonely,” he said.
Lonely. No one is ever lonely. They’re bored. They’re sad. They’re depressed. They’re horny. But never, ever lonely. Being lonely means no one likes you. Being lonely means you don’t have any friends. Being lonely means you’re…alone.
~ page 23

The moment isn’t a piece of time, it’s a question. A realization. A trauma. The moment comes when you look up andyou’re your life stretching out for seventy more years. And there, in front of you, like a giant roadblock, is the question: Is this the life good enough for the next seventy years? But maybe that’s the easy question. The next logical question--Can I live like this?--is the killer. Because it isn’t a yes or no kind of question. It’s a do or die kind of question. ~ page 107

From the moment the doctor (or nurse) slapped me on the ass and forced me to take that first breath, I’ve been making decisions. And each decision pulls up a new set of variables and starts me down the path to more decisions, which in turn create additional new variables requiring even more decisions… ~ page 180-181

Okay…I’ll stop there…and yes I did leave a little bit of the book left for future readers to enjoy themselves…I just couldn’t resist sharing!!

I’m holding this one to drop into a chick-lit box that should be coming my way soon. Hope everybody enjoys!! :o)

 


Journal Entry 6 by eriko1908 at Chick lit Perpetual Bookbox in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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Release planned for Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Chick lit Perpetual Bookbox in Bookbox, postal release USA.

Sending on it's way in Booknose's direction. :o) 


Journal Entry 7 by ramson from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Wednesday, August 11, 2004

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Pulled from the chicklit bookbox yesterday. Adding to TBR for now. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingCandyDarlingwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, April 07, 2005

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Received this in the mail today. Thank you so much, ramson! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingCandyDarlingwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Released 3 yrs ago (9/10/2013 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Gave to another bookcrosser at the Helsinki meet-up. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingNiksuwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Looked very tempting so I took it. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 11 by wingNiksuwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, September 19, 2013

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I absolutely loved this! I didn't care for Rob at all and some Nicci's action made me go mad but hey, it's chicklit. In the back reads like this: Made me want to run out and rent a Kung Fu movie. I couldn't agree more:D I'm thrilled that I picked this up from the meetup, I was pondering against it awhile.
 


Journal Entry 12 by wingNiksuwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, September 27, 2013

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Released 3 yrs ago (9/27/2013 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Annimannille Hep-ketjusta.

Tällä viikolla on vietetty kahvipäivää daysoftheyear.com-sivuston mukaan, joten kahvi teemana tämän viikon 52 viikkoa-haasteessa.


Read and Release at BookCrossing.com...
 


Journal Entry 13 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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Received with thanks! 


Journal Entry 14 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, June 25, 2015

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I've grown pretty tired of chick lit but this was quite enjoyable. The kung fu stuff seemed a bit superfluous, but otherwise a good read. Thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 15 by wingAnnimanniwing at Voipaalan taidekeskus, Sääksmäki in Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Released 1 yr ago (7/25/2015 UTC) at Voipaalan taidekeskus, Sääksmäki in Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

To be released at the Finnish Summer UnCon book buffet!  


Journal Entry 16 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Took the book from UnCon table to take it along to UK hols!  


Journal Entry 17 by wingpippiswing at Leake Street Tunnel in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, August 07, 2015

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Released 1 yr ago (8/7/2015 UTC) at Leake Street Tunnel in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom

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Book was left to my fav free art exhibition! Happy reading!

This is a Tourist Spot release for summer 2015 (more on Finnish forum)! Not too many tourists even dare to enter the Leake St tunnel, but it's a definite go to! 


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