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by Michael Popek | Arts & Photography
Registered by jessibud of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 5/29/2015
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by maid-of-kent): to be read


22 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, May 29, 2015

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This book could also be classified under *pop culture*.

A fun and eclectic collection of *things* found in books, used as bookmarks over the years. The author uses photos of the actual items, as well as photos of the books they were found in. The range includes handwritten and typewritten letters, event tickets, invitations, homemade cards, grocery receipts, recipes, and a variety of other sundry items. A quick read and one perhaps especially interesting for a bookcrosser!

I will turn this into a bookray if I can drum up some interest. It is hardcover, though, but under 200 pages. 


Journal Entry 2 by jessibud at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, June 01, 2015

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It's official: this is now a bookray! Here is the participant list, to the best of my geographical knowledge. I will hand it over to Bookgirrl on Monday, June 8:

Here we go. If anyone else wants to join, or needs to be moved around, just pm me and I can add or adjust the list, as needed.

1 - Bookgirrl and DonFiction - Canada
2 - 6of8 - Maryland, USA
3- Bibliotreker - Pennsylvania, USA
4 - Southernfryed - South Carolina, USA
5 - katiesmama - Florida, USA
6 - Dove-i-libri - Florida, USA
7 - FancyHorse - Alabama, USA
8 - MyssCyn - Texas, USA
9 - faramir10 - Texas, USA
10 - Readertoo - Texas, USA
11 - minesayn - Ohio, USA
12- tabby-cat-owner - Arizona, USA (will ship internationally)
13 - hesiodo66 - Argentina (will ship internationally)
14 - Bookworm-lady - Madrid, Spain
15 - MargaridaPires - Portugal
16 - Lizzy-stardust - England
17 - mysteriousmummy - England
18 - Icila - France
19 - rodespringbal - Belgium
20 - foreternity - UK
21 - dutch-book - The Netherlands
22 - Boekentrol - The Netherlands - Currently here. End of the bookray. Enjoy, Boekentrol!
 


Journal Entry 3 by jessibud at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, June 08, 2015

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Will hand this off to Bookgirl when we meet for dinner, at our mini meetup to welcome Azuki to Toronto.

Ok, is it just me who notices quirky little things? I've been known to notice odd stuff in movies, etc. But in this book, it happens again. The author makes no mention of this anywhere so I have to assume that maybe he did not notice it, himself. But there is a connection between the entry on page 88 and the one on page 135. This isn't a story that would require a spoiler alert but let me leave it to the reader to see if you can figure it out! ;-)

Happy travels!

ps - I loaded up the envelope at the back with bookmarks. Please take as many as you like or leave some, if you wish, for readers along the journey! Just for fun! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingBookgirrlwing at Acton, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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This looks like a fun read. Speaking of bookmarks, I took a hard cover copy (I'd always wanted one, vs. paperback) of "A Fine Balance" from a Little Free Library in Toronto. When I got home (about 60 miles away) and flipped through the pages, I found $20 cash! A few years ago, DonFiction took a book from a "Free Books" box on my street, and inside was an old $1 and $2 bill (we don't have those anymore, just coin versions). Talk about lucky bookmarks. But, back to "Forgotten Bookmarks": I will get through it as soon as I can, add something to "find" and send it off to Squeaky Chu. (Hmmm…that name sounds familiar…maybe we've been participants in another booking/bookray…?) 


Journal Entry 5 by jessibud at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Bookgirrl, SqueakyChu has changed her mind. You are to send it to 6of8. Check the envelope, already addressed. I've updated the list 


Journal Entry 6 by DonFiction at Acton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 14, 2015

9 out of 10

Great concept for a book - right up Don Fiction's alley, street, avenue etc.....once found an old book mark made of rubber - a promo from Goodrich tires in Waterloo, Ontario.......it was in one of my antiquarian books.....
Love finding $ in books - who doesn't?
At garage sales it's fun to leaf through old books not to look at the book but to look for 'buried treasure'.....a glimpse into the past......
Popek's website is also fun...... 


Journal Entry 7 by wingBookgirrlwing at Acton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 14, 2015

9 out of 10

Donfiction and Bookgirrl have both finished this quirky, sweet, fun book. Reading it, I was inspired to send author Michael Popek my story about finding $20 in Rohinton Mistry's "A Fine Balance" (the book came from a mid-town Toronto LFL) - more on that in an earlier JE here. Who doesn't remember thumbing through a book at their Aunt/Granny/Uncle's place, and finding pressed flowers, or a four-leaf clover? And, finding a hand-written letter in this day of digital-everything, is a special occasion.
Next stop: 6of8 in Maryland
 


Journal Entry 8 by jessibud at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, June 15, 2015

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OOO! Why hadn't I thought to look for a website? Thanks for that, DonFiction!

http://www.forgottenbookmarks.com/


Fun stuff! And thanks, too, for squeezing into the ray. I'll pop your name into the list! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingBookgirrlwing at Acton, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Done! Mailed! On its way to 6of8. We have to put our faith in Canada Post that the book will arrive week of June 22nd. Despite great wages, benefits, work conditions, huge mat leaves, pensions…our PO service is nowhere near that of the USA. You even have Saturday delivery! That ended up here in the 1970's.  


Journal Entry 10 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

8 out of 10

This book arrived last week and I kept meaning to journal it. Before I did, though, I read it.

Fascinating! I enjoyed all the little bits and pieces of strangers' lives found between the pages of used books. Sometimes the makeshift bookmarks made for curious juxtaposition with the books they were found in. I liked the way the author did some additional research and added some information about the people referenced in the bookmark. I wished he had done so for more of them.

I will contact the next reader in line and get this moving shortly.  


Journal Entry 11 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (6/30/2015 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA

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This book is off in the mail to the next reader.
 


Journal Entry 12 by bibliotreker at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, July 03, 2015

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Received July 1. Looks like a fascinating book. Will be reading it over the 4th of July holiday weekend. 


Journal Entry 13 by bibliotreker at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, July 10, 2015

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On it's way today to Southernfryed in S.C. Thanks Jessebud for starting this interesting bookray.

Once when I was working at a library, checking in a book and money fell out of it around $60 $70 dollars. We counted the money in the back hoping the owner discovered their loss. Sure enough someone came back claiming they left money in their returned library book AND their ATM card. We asked them how much money, it matched our count. But a ATM Card? I looked on the floor near where the book was checked in and there in the nearby trashcan found her card which she could identify. I was Christmas time and she had just been to the bank to take out cash for Christmas presents before returning her library. I've found bookmarks in books but never before had I found cash. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingSouthernfryedwing at Lexington, South Carolina USA on Saturday, July 11, 2015

7 out of 10

What a great surprise to find in my mailbox on a terribly hot day. Reading through the journal entries, I would like to say that I once found $50 or $60 (I can't remember if it was 3 twenties or 2 twenties and a ten.) in a book I got from freecycle.
I am looking forward to reading this book. I am trying to finish up my current book this weekend and will then get started on this one. Pming the next person for address.

7/14/2015
This book is not what I thought it would be. I did find jesibud's connection between page 88 and page 135. I have pm'd the next person twice and have not heard back yet. Hope to get this book moving again soon. 


Journal Entry 15 by wingSouthernfryedwing at Lexington, South Carolina USA on Friday, July 24, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (7/24/2015 UTC) at Lexington, South Carolina USA

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dropped in the mail
 


Journal Entry 16 by katiesmama at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, July 27, 2015

10 out of 10

Oh my gosh, I love this book! I will definitely look for my own copy. I skimmed through it as soon as I received it. I was thrilled to see two towns near where I grew up mentioned: Canandaigua, NY and Phelps, NY. The forgotten bookmark from Phelps was a late 1800's wedding invitation. Now Phelps is pretty small. If my beloved mom was still alive, I would have asked her if she recognized either of the names of the couple and I bet she would have. She was born approx. 29 years after the wedding, but I'm positive she would have had a recollection of someone by one of those names. I will PM Fancy Horse for her address as I want to get this on the way to her this weekend. That gives me the rest of the week to dip in and out of it and enjoy it. This is a fantastic book!
Also, I found the connection between pages 88 and 135:) And I've also found treasures in books......in April of this year, I bought several books from the Cape Coral Friends book sale. Inside one of the books was a birthday card addressed to a woman from a friend on the occasion of her 60th birthday. The card was dated 2007. Coincidentally, this year in September I will turn 60. And the most treasured, reading through a book of mine that I have had for several years at least I found a handwritten list of names and $ amounts my mother wrote. I imagine she marked her place in this book while reading it with her list. Whether she finished the book or not, I'll never know now. But I kept the list inside the book at her marked place and it will stay with me for as long as I have books. And someone someday may find it.
Thank you so much, Jessibud for starting this ray. Oh, and the bookmarks are wonderful too. I'll take one and add two:). 


Journal Entry 17 by Dove-i-libri at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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"Katiesmama" handed this book to me today at our meetup. What fun to meet the wonderful lady behind the BookCrossing name! I started looking through the book as Dad-i-libri drove home, and I'm already enjoying it so much! I will have to remember to look for the connection between the entry on page 88 and the one on page 135.

In the past, I've found mostly the usual things in books - slips of paper, receipts, things like that. My favorite things have been the odd photo or recipe.

"Katiesmama" had included the address for "FancyHorse" when she gave me the book this afternoon, so I'll be able to pack and send it as soon as I've finished!  


Journal Entry 18 by Dove-i-libri at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (8/5/2015 UTC) at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Thanks "Jessibud," for arranging this book ring! I found the connection between the entry on page 88 and the one on page 135! ☺☺☺

Being released via media mail with delivery confirmation, and on its way to "FancyHorse" in Alabama.


USPS Delivery Confirmation Number = 9114 9014 9645 0020 8754 67

I went through all the books on the shelf above my computer, and included all the "forgotten bookmarks" that I found. Help yourself!

Happy Traveling, Book! Happy Reading, FancyHorse!
 


Journal Entry 19 by wingFancyHorsewing at Montgomery, Alabama USA on Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Sqee! Thank you, jessibud, for starting this ring, and to Dove-i-Libra for sending me this book so quickly! We just returned from a brief vacation out of town, and it was on my kitchen counter when we returned! (My daughter-in-law had picked up our mail for us while we were gone. She would have watered the plants, too, but it rained so that wasn't necessary.)

Looking forward to getting into it! (I did check pages 88 and 135 and spotted the connection.)  


Journal Entry 20 by wingFancyHorsewing at Pike Road, Alabama USA on Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (8/31/2015 UTC) at Pike Road, Alabama USA

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Sent off to MyssCyn, the next one on the bookray list. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


 


Journal Entry 21 by wingMyssCynwing at San Antonio, Texas USA on Friday, September 04, 2015

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Received this morning and I took it to a dr appt with me. Half way through.
Thanks for including me in this ring.

8pm. Finished this easy read. I loved that most entries were from NY State so I knew the landscapes. I expected a bit more contemporary finds to be mixed in. Maybe in his next book... 


Journal Entry 22 by wingMyssCynwing at Lubbock, Texas USA on Saturday, September 19, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/14/2015 UTC) at Lubbock, Texas USA

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Sorry for the delay in journaling (and mailing). I have pneumonia yet again. Mailed on Monday. Should be there by Saturday. 


Journal Entry 23 by faramir10 at Lubbock, Texas USA on Sunday, September 20, 2015

This book has not been rated.

Book arrived this afternoon. Thank you. 


Journal Entry 24 by faramir10 at Lubbock, Texas USA on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

10 out of 10

Very entertaining book. It's amazing what people have left in books. 


Journal Entry 25 by faramir10 at Lubbock, Texas USA on Tuesday, October 06, 2015

10 out of 10

Late Entry:
I forgot to make an entry that this was mailed to the next person on Sept. 24, 2015. I hope they enjoy this book a much as I did. 


Journal Entry 26 by Readertoo at Sugar Land, Texas USA on Friday, October 09, 2015

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Received this in the mail a couple of days ago and gave already started reading it. Looks like an interesting historical snap shot of days gone by. I've added a couple of book crossing bookmarks. I'll be sending it off to minesayin in a few says. Thanks for including me in your bookray jessibud! 


Journal Entry 27 by Readertoo at Sugar Land, Texas USA on Saturday, October 10, 2015

8 out of 10

This was a quick but interesting read. It was fun to hear what others had to say or felt was important to save back through the decades. Thank you Jessibud for including me in your bookray. I have included two bookcrossing bookmarks to add to the collection and will be sending this off to Minesayn in Ohio next. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 28 by tabby-cat-owner at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Thursday, October 15, 2015

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I received this in the mail today from readertoo of Sugar Land, Texas. I have already browsed through most of the book and found it fascinating.

I was particularly touched by the letter written by the young American soldier about to go the front in World War I. I have found many bookmarks in books while browsing through books at thrift stores. I have a collection of them and will add some of them to the book.  


Journal Entry 29 by tabby-cat-owner at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (10/21/2015 UTC) at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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This book is on its way to Argentina.

I have found many things in books over the years: bookmarks, business cards, plane tickets, receipts. Once I found a letter written by a man to his wife who was divorcing him, it was quite sad.  


Journal Entry 30 by hesiodo66 at Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina on Friday, January 29, 2016

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Received today this absolutelly beautiful book!

Thanks a lot to all!! 


Journal Entry 31 by hesiodo66 at Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina on Saturday, January 30, 2016

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The firs step, i added my own bookmarks in the envelope of the book. 


Journal Entry 32 by hesiodo66 at Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina on Saturday, February 20, 2016

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I started to see/read the book.

Page 23. The man in the picture "Souls" looks like Sean Penn. 


Journal Entry 33 by hesiodo66 at Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina on Sunday, February 21, 2016

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Finished today.

Jenny Smallidge appears twice: pages 88 and 135.


Page 70: curious invitation for 1910!!!!


I found Wiiliam Shatner and David Bowie in the thanks. 


Journal Entry 34 by hesiodo66 at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (2/24/2016 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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To the next bookcrosser, in Spain!!!!!! 


Journal Entry 35 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, March 07, 2016

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And here it is, filled with bookmarks and interesting stuff...
The first thing that caught my eye was a ticket for Havanna "alfajores"... yummy, this really brings back some memories! Thanks, Hesiodo66!
I am very curious about this one, so I won't probably take too long to read it, make some additions, and move it on...
Thanks for sharing, Jessibud... undoubtedly a well travelled book! :) 


Journal Entry 36 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, May 09, 2016

9 out of 10

What a clever idea! I just couldn't put it down.
Reading the posts by all previous readers has also added to fun.
Like anyone else who buys used / second-hand books, I have found many interesting (or intriguing) items in books, so this was really a treat for me.
I have taken out bookmarks and contributed with a few of my own... which will be easy to spot.
Thanks for sharing; it will continue on ots way to Portugal soon. :) 


Journal Entry 37 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (5/12/2016 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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Sent to MargaridaPides, in Portugal, who is next.
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! 


Journal Entry 38 by MargaridaPires at Pias (Serpa), Beja Portugal on Monday, May 16, 2016

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This book arrived today. I wiil read it soon :) 


Journal Entry 39 by MargaridaPires at Pias (Serpa), Beja Portugal on Friday, June 17, 2016

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I liked this book. It was a fast and funny read :) Thanks for sharing it!

And I trade some of the bookmarks.

I've sent it today to mysteriousmummy, because Lizzy-stardust couldn't receive it now. 


Journal Entry 40 by mysteriousmummy at Shefford, Bedfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Hi,

Sorry I received a couple of weeks ago, but the last two weeks of term working in a school give you no time for a life! Now it is the holidays I will read and send on asap. 


Journal Entry 41 by mysteriousmummy at By Mail, Book Ring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 08, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (8/6/2016 UTC) at By Mail, Book Ring -- Controlled Releases

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An interesting and quirky read I really enjoyed this book thank you for sharing. Off to France for the next reader. 


Journal Entry 42 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Thursday, August 11, 2016

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OMG! If you could only see all the stuff I have gathered. I w'll restrain myself from keeping too much but it sure w'll be some changes among the bookmarks. :o) 


Journal Entry 43 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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I was looking for more but that was interesting anyway. 


Journal Entry 44 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (9/7/2016 UTC) at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to Belgium. 


Journal Entry 45 by wingrodespringbalwing at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Friday, September 16, 2016

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it's here ;-) 


Journal Entry 46 by wingrodespringbalwing at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Thursday, December 29, 2016

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Odd but fascinating. It took a while to get to this.
I'll send this book along when I have the address of foreternity. Will send it after the holidayrush
________
No respons from foreternity, book goes to the next in line after pming with the host of the ring 


Journal Entry 47 by dutch-book at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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I received and finished it today. Very interesting. Especially loved the photographs and it kind of makes me sad to know those people are long dead. I hope they've had a fullfilling life (my melancholy may also be because I finished Still Alice yesterday). I had hoped to have some more contemporary entries and more information on what happened to the letter writers (as far as possible).
I once found an old-ish card from a father who had visited Belgium and wrote to his daughter in the UK about what he visited in Belgium. I like to fantasize about the bond those two people have with each other.
I also found the connection. I will send Boekentrol a PM. 


Journal Entry 48 by dutch-book at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Monday, March 06, 2017

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Released 7 mos ago (3/6/2017 UTC) at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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Off to Boekentrol. 


Journal Entry 49 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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Yay! The book has arrived in my mailbox today! It looks like an interesting read.
Thanks for making it a ray, jessibud and for pasding it on to me, dutch-book.  


Journal Entry 50 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, March 10, 2017

8 out of 10

The up side of sleeping badly is getting more time to read :-)

And since this was not actually a book to read, but more to leaf through and read here and there the longer pieces of text (letters, poems), I have finished the book.
I throrougly enjoyed it. Thank you so much for sharing!

The bookmarks & other things that all previous readers put in are very interesting to see as well. I added two of my own as well.

 


Journal Entry 51 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Thursday, June 08, 2017

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Released 4 mos ago (6/9/2017 UTC) at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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This book is continuing its journey to maid-of-kent, who requested it from my AVLs.

Thanks for keeping the book travelling! Have fun!! 


Journal Entry 52 by jessibud at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, June 09, 2017

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I would just like to add a note here of my own. Look at the date. Exactly 2 years, to the day, since this bookray began and I am so pleased to see it still travelling and being enjoyed. Thank you to all who have participated - and to all future readers. :-)

It would be very cool if someone knew how to take and include a photo in their journal entry of some of the bookmarks that have been added to the back. I hope that people are taking some as well as adding some!  


Journal Entry 53 by wingmaid-of-kentwing at Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, June 12, 2017

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I have never been so excited to receive a book as this one. As if the subject itself is not interesting enough, there are now 40 bookmarks which have been added by bookcrossers while it's been on its travels. I just love it. 


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