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Smilla's Sense of Snow
by Peter Hoeg | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 7/11/2017
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by melydia): travelling

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

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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This book was donated to the Little Free Library of Twinbrook by the owners of The Write Bookshop in St. Catherine's on my trip to Ontario to celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial.

Thank you so much for your generosity, dear friends. I'm now delighted to be in charge of rehoming the books you gave me. :) 

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) - 5811 Vandegrift Avenue in Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, July 15, 2017

10 out of 10

Released 11 mos ago (7/18/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) - 5811 Vandegrift Avenue in Rockville, Maryland USA


I'm releasing this book for the following BookCrossing challenge:

***The July 2017 Ultimate Challenge: Senses hosted by jumpingin. This book's title contains the word SENSE.


I read another copy of this book in 1997. This is what I wrote about it after I read it...

Six-year-old Isaiah is found face down in the snow--dead. Smilla Jasperson, Isaiah's friend and neighbor, senses from Isaiah's last tracks in the snow that the death was not accidental. In a quest that begins in Copenhagen and continues with a chilling ship journey through freezing waters to an uncertain destination in Northern Greenland, Smilla attempts to discover the reason for her young friend's death. Smilla is tough, smart, and dedicated in her attempts to learn more about those elusive people whom she feels may explain the reason's for Isaiah's death.

Hoeg's writing continues to amaze me. Smilla’s Sense of Snow reads more like a jigsaw puzzle than a novel! When one piece of it fits in, the reader is made more aware of the empty spaces and needs to quickly fill in the other pieces. Here is one book you'll find hard to put down until you've finished the last page.


Enjoy the book! 

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, July 31, 2017

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I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere... 

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Released 10 mos ago (8/19/2017 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA


I'm releasing this book at the August 2017 BCinDC meetup at ResQGeek's house.


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Now that you've "caught" this book, it is yours to do with as you like. Read it, keep it, or give it away. It's your choice!

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Enjoy the book! 

Journal Entry 5 by wingmelydiawing at Centreville, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Picked this up at today's BCinDC meetup. I've read it before, and this is what I had to say then:

This book was very poetically written, and a lot of the language was plain old gorgeous. I liked Smilla, by and large, and I especially enjoyed how the mechanic had the same first name as the author. (There was another mor minor character named Mr. Hoeg as well.)

However, I had a lot of trouble with this book. Starting about halfway through I began having a really hard time following the plot. I don't know if I was just too distracted to catch on or what, but in the end I still wasn't entirely clear what was going on or why anybody was doing anything. What's more, I still don't really get what happened to Isaiah or what the deal with the meteor was. Maybe the author was trying to leave things open for a sequel, I don't know. Anyway, the writing was refreshing and I'm glad I read it, even if I did lose track of the plot along the way.

I hope to continue its journey soon. 

Journal Entry 6 by wingmelydiawing at Little Free Library #53503 on Silby in Midlothian, Virginia USA on Sunday, September 03, 2017

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Released 9 mos ago (9/2/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library #53503 on Silby in Midlothian, Virginia USA


Left inside this darling LFL.

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