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Starry Nights
by Judith Clarke | Horror
Registered by book-a-neer of Melbourne, Victoria Australia on 5/17/2014
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by GoryDetails): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by book-a-neer from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Jess was happy when they lived by the bay, but something is wrong with their new house. Since they moved, Vida is wild and furious and believes in all kinds of strange magic. Clem hasn't even unpacked, and their mum is lying sick and silent in the room upstairs. And Jess can feel someone following her, invisible legs quietly keeping step... Starry Nights is a haunting mystery of a family caught in a twilight zone.
 


Journal Entry 2 by book-a-neer at Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/20/2014 UTC) at Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Released for the 2014 Birthday RABCK to bookworm-lady. Hope you like it.
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, May 26, 2014

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Thank you sooo much for this birthday book, which came along with "a friend", and lots of birthday presents.
Yes, this seems just like something I might like... so thank you very much! :) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, April 03, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (4/3/2017 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to the winner of the Book and Bookmark Sweeps, with a bookmark.
Sorry for the delay, and enjoy!! :) 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Friday, April 07, 2017

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Arrived in the UK Today thank you for sending  


Journal Entry 6 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Sunday, July 30, 2017

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I very much enjoyed reading this book, I thought it was very well written, and had a very good plot and story. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (7/31/2017 UTC) at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Now off to another bookcrosser as a SUPRISE book as a thank you for the book that was sent to me

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**** Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option. ****





 


Journal Entry 8 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Received in the mail as a surprise RABCK! Thank you! 


Journal Entry 9 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Friday, November 17, 2017

7 out of 10

Lovely story of a family of five who move away from Avalon after Mum has a breakdown. It tells of anger, ghosts, death, grief and finally, life again. Well written and enjoyable....! 


Journal Entry 10 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Released 9 mos ago (12/27/2017 UTC) at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom

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Mailed to the winner of the supernatural sweeps!! Hope you enjoy! 


Journal Entry 11 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, January 03, 2018

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Thanks a lot for this book and the beautiful bookmark! Looking forward to reading it!
Happy 2018!

***
A nicely written ghost story! Enjoyed reading it. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingsedna5213wing at Tiergarten, Berlin Germany on Friday, January 26, 2018

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Released 8 mos ago (1/26/2018 UTC) at Tiergarten, Berlin Germany

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The book is on its way to the winner of the Australian Literature Sweepstake. Congratulations and I hope you will enjoy the read! 


Journal Entry 13 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Monday, February 05, 2018

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Arrived today, and it certainly looks intriguing! Many thanks, sedna5213. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, August 03, 2018

6 out of 10

I agree with Andrea99: the perfect word for this book is "lovely." I can't imagine why BookCrossing put it in the 'Horror' category, since there is nothing remotely frightening in it. There are a couple of visitors from beyond the grave, but they bear no malice and do nobody any harm. In fact, one of them plays a pivotal role in gently helping a family acknowledge and move on from a tragedy.

I only wish there were more specifically Australian content in this book. That's kind of silly, since the author and most readers know perfectly well that they're in Australia and don't need to shout it back and forth every ten pages. But I do know now what a doona is.  


Journal Entry 15 by wingJudySlump612wing at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, August 07, 2018

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Released 2 mos ago (8/6/2018 UTC) at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed to GoryDetails as a Wish List RABCK. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 16 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, August 13, 2018

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This well-traveled book reached me today; many thanks!  


Journal Entry 17 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, September 01, 2018

7 out of 10

I enjoyed this book very much, though I never got a sense of it being set in Australia - not that that really matters to the story. While it is a ghost story, and does involve some real-life fears - from death, illness, and loss to scary changes in the personalities of loved ones - it's not a horror story, though I admit that the early chapters where poor Jess is trying to cope with sister Vida's sudden shift into compulsive superstition were very unnerving.

I liked the way the situation was revealed gradually; I guessed some elements early on, but others crept up on me, and I enjoyed that. I also liked the sense of family, even when everything was so badly broken. One quibble: I didn't feel that the author distinguished the ages of the kids very well; by the time the story explicitly gave all their ages I was surprised, as - judging by their thoughts and actions - I'd pretty much assumed that Jess was older and Vida and Clem considerably younger than the author said they were!

But aside from that, I found it a really good story, with a touching conclusion.  


Journal Entry 18 by wingGoryDetailswing at Path of Life Sculpture Garden in Windsor, Vermont USA on Saturday, September 01, 2018

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Released 1 mo ago (9/1/2018 UTC) at Path of Life Sculpture Garden in Windsor, Vermont USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I plan to leave this book, bagged against the elements, somewhere in or near the Path of Life Sculpture Garden this afternoon. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in VT here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 September Sapphire release challenge, for the mostly-blue cover. ***  


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