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Journal Entry 1 by Elskaliam from Hässleholm, Skåne Sweden on Friday, July 20, 2012

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Was looking through Hyphen8s wishlist to see if there was anything I could tag her with and found this book. I quite enjoyed the movie "Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" so I got curious about this title and decided to look it up. I found myself so amused by the description of the book I decided to buy it. And of course I also tagged Hyphen8 with it. So as soon as I have read this, it will immediatly travel off to Hawaii! I'm sure the book is going to love that! :-)  

Journal Entry 2 by Elskaliam at Hässleholm, Skåne Sweden on Thursday, July 26, 2012

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In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams famously proposed that the answer to the question “What is the meaning of Life?” was the number 42. Why that number? Over the years, many theories have been put forward, but Adams steadfastly refused to clarify. It has taken a dedicated fan and investigator, Peter Gill, ten years to establish just why 42 is the answer. In this brilliantly detailed, maniacally meticulous and hilariously offbeat volume, Gill gives us a whole range of reasons why 42 really is the answer. • On page 42 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,Harry discovers he is a wizard. • Adolf Hitler turned vegetarian at the age of 42. • Elvis Presley choked on his hamburger at the age of 42. • Washington is the 42nd State. • Channel 42 in the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, where StephenKing stayed prior to writing The Shining, shows Kubrick’sfilm of the book in one non-stop loop. 

Journal Entry 3 by Elskaliam at Hässleholm, Skåne Sweden on Thursday, July 26, 2012

6 out of 10

Well, it wasn't quite as funny as I expected it to be. The author was lining up the facts in a way that I found more confusing than amusing. But there were definitly golden nuggets here and there.  

Journal Entry 4 by Elskaliam at Hässleholm, Skåne Sweden on Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/27/2012 UTC) at Hässleholm, Skåne Sweden


Off to beautiful Hawaii! Deng it! I'm envious. Wish I was going too. ;-) I hope you enjoy this book. And I hope your mom enjoys the stamps. Thank you for being such a sweet friend.

Journal Entry 5 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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I enjoy books of factoids and I love the Hitchhiker's books, so I'll gladly give this book a try.

Thank you for tagging me and for the lovely batch of stamps - seems appropriate that they hitched a ride in the package!

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