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Loitering With Intent (VMC)
by Muriel Spark | Literature & Fiction
Registered by silverbirch7 on 8/16/2014
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Bookgirrl): travelling


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

9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by silverbirch7 on Saturday, August 16, 2014

8 out of 10

Chose this for my reading group with intention of making my way through Muriel Spark's back catalogue (previously had only got as far as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie). Very funny, surprisingly racy and enjoyably odd/surreal. Fleur Talbot is a also a very likable heroine - feisty, smart and well worth rooting for! 


Journal Entry 2 by silverbirch7 at Edinburgh Book Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (8/16/2014 UTC) at Edinburgh Book Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Released at Book Festival BX meetup 


Journal Entry 3 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Picked up at mini-meetup - Thanks!

 


Journal Entry 4 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, October 02, 2014

7 out of 10

Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark - Good

I'm a big fan of Muriel Spark. Up until now, I have loved everything that I've read. This one, whilst good, is not up there amongst my favourites. Good but not great.

Fleur is an aspiring writer, working as a secretary to the Autobiographical Association. Whilst awaiting the publishing of her first novel, she suddenly finds that the publishers drop her, all copies of her book have been destroyed or lost and scraps of her 'fiction' are starting to come true and appear in some of the membership's biographies! All very strange!

Listed in The Guardian's 1000 best novels http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jan/23/bestbooks-fiction 


Journal Entry 5 by wingCassandra2020wing at Hemma in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (10/2/2014 UTC) at Hemma in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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I plan ‘releasing’ this book at the next Edinburgh Bookcrossing Meet-up. The Edinburgh BookCrossing meetings are held every first Thursday of the month - we’re currently hosted by Hemma Bar, 73 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AU 


Journal Entry 6 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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picked back up - going to try a bookray with it 


Journal Entry 7 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (1/26/2015 UTC) at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom

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Posting out to derbyshireE11 - the first on the list of the BookRay :-)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/513803

derbyshireE11 uk -> uk/int <-----posted out to
sarahmangan uk -> uk/eu
FraukeRo sweden -> anywhere
colectorfou92 France -> anywhere
billbooks Australia -> anywhere
ukcanaus Australia - > anywhere
catsalive Australia -> anywhere
Bookgirrl Canada

 


Journal Entry 8 by DerbyshireE11 at Bakewell, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 05, 2015

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Arrived through the post last weekend - am in the middle of reading it. Should be able to past it on to the next person on the list next week! 


Journal Entry 9 by DerbyshireE11 at Bakewell, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (2/15/2015 UTC) at Bakewell, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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In the post to sarahmangan! 


Journal Entry 10 by sarahmangan at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Thanks very much - this arrived a couple of days ago. Looking forward to reading it! 


Journal Entry 11 by sarahmangan at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, March 20, 2015

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this - very witty and original. Sorry it's taken me a while to get round to it and thanks for including me in the Ray. 


Journal Entry 12 by sarahmangan at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 04, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (4/4/2015 UTC) at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Posted onwards to FraukeRo in Sweden. 


Journal Entry 13 by FraukeRo at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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This book was waiting for me when I got back from my Easter holidays :-) Thanks for sending! 


Journal Entry 14 by FraukeRo at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Sunday, April 19, 2015

6 out of 10

An interesting story... maybe felt a bit too surreal and/or weird at some points but overall, I enjoyed reading it :-) 


Journal Entry 15 by FraukeRo at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (4/25/2015 UTC) at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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On its way to France - enjoy! 


Journal Entry 16 by wingBillbookswing at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Now in Australia finishing a book group book will put this next on the list. 


Journal Entry 17 by wingBillbookswing at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Monday, August 31, 2015

3 out of 10

I have no idea why I put my name down on a Muriel Spark book must have been a moment of madness. Do not like her writing style at all. Contacting the next reader 


Journal Entry 18 by ukcanaus at Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Monday, October 19, 2015

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Thanks, Billbooks, for sending this to me; I received it today.

I have two library books to read, but after reading the first paragraph of Loitering with Intent, I think I'll read this first! 


Journal Entry 19 by ukcanaus at Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Despite several attempts, I could not complete this book. I've read other books by Muriel Spark and enjoyed them, but this one just did not appeal.

This is now on its way to catsalive - I sincerely apologise for holding this book for so long... 


Journal Entry 20 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, April 29, 2016

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Thanks for sending, ukcanaus. A delay is never a problem as I do have one or two other books around to be going on with :0) Life does have a way of intervening at times. My condolences. 


Journal Entry 21 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, May 26, 2016

5 out of 10

I can't say I enjoyed this much. I found it hard to follow occasionally, but it was interesting in parts. I did like Edwina.

Thanks for including me, Cassandra2020. 


Journal Entry 22 by catsalive at Next reader, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Released 2 yrs ago (5/27/2016 UTC) at Next reader, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sent on to Bookgirrl. 


Journal Entry 23 by wingBookgirrlwing at Acton, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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"Loitering with Intent" has landed in Canada! Thanks, Catsalive. It looks like my name's the end of the line. I could post in Forums and get some more names...is that what I am supposed to do? Happy to do so.  


Journal Entry 24 by wingBookgirrlwing at Buck Lake Lodge Cabin in Huntsville, Ontario Canada on Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (7/23/2016 UTC) at Buck Lake Lodge Cabin in Huntsville, Ontario Canada

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Releasing this book at a beautiful spot in Ontario cottage country: Buck Lake Lodge, in the Limberlost Wilderness Area. We are returning here after having a great time last year in July. Dear Finder of this book: you've found a free, "travelling" book registered on Bookcrossing.com. Bookcrossing is like geo-caching for books and aims to spread the love of reading around the world. Please see the label inside the cover, to make a short journal entry, so we know the book's been found. When you are done with this book, please pass it on and help its journey continue. Bookcrossing is free and anonymous and there are members all over the world spreading the love of reading. To be honest, this was not an easy book to read, (while I loved Muriel Spark's most famous book, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"). I hope someone will enjoy this one!  


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