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The Labrador Fiasco
by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction
Registered by dutch-flybabe of Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on 3/11/2005
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40 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by dutch-flybabe from Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, March 11, 2005

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A Bloomsbury Quid, Paperback original. I have no idea what this tiny booklet is about, because as you can see on the left there's no clue on the back. Or is there ? 


Journal Entry 2 by dutch-flybabe from Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, March 12, 2005

7 out of 10

I read this booklet in under half an hour this morning and it left me with a nice feeling. It's a story about the father of the person who's telling the story. It has nothing to do with dogs either, it has to do with 'the story related within this story may be found in it's original version in The lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace, published in 1905...'

I'm making this a bookring and the following bookcrossers have joined:
* jgralike
                              * Sam-
                              * wollie
                              * Olifant
                              * Plinius
                              * omalot
                              * biba89
                              * fenna
                              * Nefertete
... and back to dutch-flybaby.

More participants are welcome!
Please make a journal when you receive or mail the book, so we all know where the book is at all times.
I appreciate a few words about whether you liked the book and a rating.
Enjoy the book everyone! 


Journal Entry 3 by dutch-flybabe at on Saturday, March 12, 2005

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I'm going to give this bookring to whomever I see at the meeting tomorrow in Enschede that is on the reading list or to someone who will give the book to a ringparticipant for me. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 4 by Blue-Ink from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 20, 2005

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Ontvangen!
't Is een klein boekje, dus hij staat met stip bovenaan mijn leesstapel. 


Journal Entry 5 by Blue-Ink from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, June 18, 2005

7 out of 10

Ik had 't boekje ook snel uit, maar daarna heeft het nog een tijdje bij me liggen treuzelen.
Vandaag op de post gedaan naar Wollie. 


Journal Entry 6 by wollie on Thursday, June 23, 2005

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dank sam_, voor dit boekje. wat een mooie uitgave zeg. lekker om met dit hete weer in de schadow op mijn balkonnetje te lezen. 


Journal Entry 7 by wollie on Tuesday, August 09, 2005

7 out of 10

oe, ligt dit boekje al bijna 2 maanden bij mij..? maar; nu uit! ik vond het een mooi verhaal, had ook wel het idee dat het best een hele roman had kunnen worden. 


Journal Entry 8 by Olifant from Porthmadog, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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Lag gisteren in mijn brievenbus. Bedankt wollie! 


Journal Entry 9 by Olifant from Porthmadog, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 23, 2005

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It’s October, but which October? One of those Octobers, with their quick intensities of light, their diminuendos, their red and orange leaves. My father is sitting in his armchair by the fire.

Have I not read anything of Margaret Atwood yet?! This short story makes me want to. Although I agree with former readers that this story seems to be a start for a novel, Atwood makes touching observations of people and describes them beautifully.

This little book will travel to Plinius tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 10 by Plinius from Schiedam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, August 25, 2005

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A book! I found this in the postbox on the way to the hairdresser's, finished it before I left there. Thanks for sending, Olifant, and what a beautiful postcard!
I loved the story of the explorers losing their way and losing their strength to go on, and the old man who similarly loses his way and his strength. A small gem, needn't be larger.
I think I have Omalot's address, so I'll send this on tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 11 by omalot from Dieren, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, September 01, 2005

9 out of 10

Surprised by finding this book in my mailbox, never thought about this bookring again! Will read it asap, your comments make me curious about it.
Plinius thank you for the beautiful postcard!!

oktober 13th , not really asap,shame on me.
Finally read it!! What a wonderful, sweet book. The loving way the daughter speaks about her father and weaving the explorers-story into it. A booklet of love and exploring, discovering a country as well as discovering a way to communicate. 


Journal Entry 12 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, October 19, 2005

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This just arrived at my doorstep. I will finish it tomorrow, most likely. 


Journal Entry 13 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, October 26, 2005

8 out of 10

Margaret Atwood never fails to leave me with a lingering sense of being forlorn, when trying to indentify with her characters. The people in the Labrador region, the father, the child who is unable to do something, they all seem so lost.
That is her quality, I suppose. I liked this book.
I will send it on to Fenna today. 


Journal Entry 14 by fenna from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, November 01, 2005

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Hi dutch-flybaby, and other Atwood-adepts :-)

I received The labrador fiasco yesterday, but was unable to acces bookcrossing...

I have a two-day meeting starting tomorrow, I will take this booklet with me (if I happen to get a chance to read).

Thnx for including me into this bookring!
Fenna 


Journal Entry 15 by fenna from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, November 13, 2005

9 out of 10

I read the book during the meeting I mentioned. I really enjoyed myself. The analogy of the travelers being lost in the Labrador winter and the father being lost in his Alzheimer (argh, wrong, he has a series of strokes) is touching. Not overdone at all.

I keep loving Margaret Atwoods writing. Thnx Dutch Fly-baby for approaching me for this ring!. If anyone should want to start another bookring/ray of any of Atwood's books, count me in!

I will forward the booklet to Nefertete asap.
Fenna 


Journal Entry 16 by Nefertete from Nieuwegein, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, December 16, 2005

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Deze week met de post; een kleine boekenring. Ben benieuwd! 


Journal Entry 17 by Nefertete from Nieuwegein, Utrecht Netherlands on Thursday, December 29, 2005

7 out of 10

Very nice little book to read. Enjoyed it. Since I am last on the list, on its way back to the owner. 


Journal Entry 18 by dutch-flybabe from Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

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This booklet arrived home today, only to be sent right on again on a worldwide journey this time :-)
Here's the list of participant in the worldwide bookring:
- sqdancer, Canada
- squirrel818, US
- ldpaulson, US
- jherusalem, US
                              - bookbabe71, Canada
                              - Kaije, Canada
                              - Pooker3, Canada
                              - uppity, Canada
                              - jenny-lou-who, Canada
                              - Grorser, Canada
                              - themarina, Canada (ship int.)
                              - crazy-book-lady, Canada (ship int.)
                              - jubby, Australia (ship int.)
                              - CatharinaL, Finland (ship anywhere)
                              - clarrie-rose, UK (prefers inside UK)
                              - cats-eye, UK (ship anywhere)
                              - rahar109, UK (ship anywhere)
                              - librissima, Greeece (no pref)
                              - deadendmind, Greece (ship anywhere)
                              - jessibud, Canada (ship anywhere)
                             - cathyinoz, Australia again!:-) (ship anywhere)
                              - allbookedup, Austria (ship anywhere, pref Europe)
                              - Elsita, Portugal (ship anywhere, pref Europe)
... and back to dutch-flybabe and on to dutchbooky, yilla en MaaikeB.

Please make a journal when you receive or mail the book, so we all know where the book is at all times.
I appreciate a few words about whether you liked the book and a rating.
Enjoy the book everyone! 


Journal Entry 19 by dutch-flybabe at A mailbox in town in Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 04, 2006

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Row little book, row all the way to Canada :-) Happy reading sqdancer! 


Journal Entry 20 by sqdancer on Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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Arrived safe and sound. Since it is such a little book, I should manage a quick turn around for it.

Thank you for sharing this book and for the beautiful postcard.

 


Journal Entry 21 by sqdancer on Wednesday, February 15, 2006

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Neat little book. I enjoyed it very much, and now I'm giong to have to find a copy of The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace. :)

Sent off to squirrel818 via oversized letter mail, yesterday.

 


Journal Entry 22 by squirrel818 from Tafton, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, February 24, 2006

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received in the mail today. I'll read it and get it on it's way asap. Thanks for shring! 


Journal Entry 23 by squirrel818 at please use CONTROLLED RELEASES country -- thanks! in Ventura, California USA on Thursday, March 02, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (3/2/2006 UTC) at please use CONTROLLED RELEASES country -- thanks! in Ventura, California USA

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Journal Entry 24 by ldpaulson from Ventura, California USA on Monday, March 13, 2006

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This arrived in the post and will join the stack of books to be read. 


Journal Entry 25 by ldpaulson from Ventura, California USA on Thursday, March 16, 2006

8 out of 10

This tiny volume is a short story written by Margaret Atwood in a perfect bound, small book format. It's very well designed and lovely to read.

The story is wonderful and achingly beautiful. It shares commonalities with some recent very personal events, thus there were aspects of the story that resonated with me. This also dove-tailed nicely with WILDERNESS TIPS, a collection of Margaret Atwood stories that I'd just finished. I actually liked THE LABRADOR FIASCO better than most stories in that collection.

In thumbing through the back pages, it appears Bloomsbury Quid is a series available in the U.K. only. Pity, there's a T. C. Boyle book in the series that I'd love to read.

Thanks so much for sharing this book! 


Journal Entry 26 by ldpaulson from Ventura, California USA on Thursday, March 16, 2006

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jherusalem is next in line. It will be sent via post with the next batch of items to be mailed. 


Journal Entry 27 by jherusalem from Richmond, Virginia USA on Wednesday, May 03, 2006

8 out of 10

A short piece, very well written (but then again, it's Margaret Atwood). Thanks for letting me read it! 


Journal Entry 28 by bookbabe71 from Kentville, Nova Scotia Canada on Friday, May 19, 2006

8 out of 10

Great little book! I enjoyed this quick little read. 


Journal Entry 29 by bookbabe71 from Kentville, Nova Scotia Canada on Thursday, June 01, 2006

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This book is being mailed off today to the next available BookCrosser on the ring. Thanks for including me! 


Journal Entry 30 by Kaije from Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, June 14, 2006

8 out of 10

I caught this book in my mailbox. I read it right away and really enjoyed it. I'm a big fan of Atwood. Someone mentioned that Atwood's books often leave a forlorn feeling. I have found that also. Nevertheless I enjoy them. 


Journal Entry 31 by Pooker3 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

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I caught this book at work. It's 9:50 a.m. I'm tempted to shut my door and read this right here and now, but will wait til this evening. I also couldn't help but notice the list of other "Bloomsbury Quids" available. I wonder how I can get my hands on those?
Thanks dutch-flybabe, kaije and everyone between for the chance to read this. 


Journal Entry 32 by Pooker3 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

10 out of 10

I do love Margaret Atwood's writing. I compare my experience with this story to my first experience with Ms Atwood's writing in her novel _Surfacing_. That novel so spoke to me at that time in my life that I selfishly thought she had to be writing to me or for me, giving words to my feelings about my place in the human race and the natural world. I read that novel more than 30 years ago but I have held close Atwood's description of her protagonist's realization that she was a tree, and not just the object of a tree, but a tree leaning as an affirmation of my own presence in the world.

And now with "The Ladrador Fiasco", Ms Atwood again speaks to me at a different time in my life, really, every person's life, when one realizes everyone's time on earth is limited and you can't do anything about that even if you have the right supplies.

The story, really a story within a story, is in itself interesting, but I am enchanted by Atwood's loving portrayal of a family whose parents are nearing the end of their life journeys and feeling lost on that path. The story is particularly significant to me because my partner and I have recently had his father choose to travel that path with us. The mother and father in the story are so much my partner's parents that I could not help but smile at the description of the mother weeding the garden because she did not know what else to do. And I almost wept at the description of the array of the father's foot apparel. We still have a garage full of lawnmowers.

Thank you so much dutch fly-babe for this delightful experience. I've pm'd uppity and will send the book on as soon as I have her address. 


Journal Entry 33 by Pooker3 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

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It's on its way to uppity. By plane (not canoe), so it should find its way. 


Journal Entry 34 by uppity from Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada on Monday, June 26, 2006

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received this lovely little book today,eh. As it is a quick read I will move asap. Thanks Pooker for your lovely card and note. 


Journal Entry 35 by uppity from Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, July 08, 2006

8 out of 10

Sorry to say this little book is stalled with me as after several PMs and ISO on the fora i have not heard from Miss-Efficieny. Shall I send it to the person after her? 


Journal Entry 36 by uppity from Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, July 09, 2006

9 out of 10

Loved this lovely edition of this book. I enjoyed the story within a story and the father reminded me of my mother who has Alzheimer disease.
Book will go to Jenny-Lou-Who tomorrow skipping Miss-Efficiency. 


Journal Entry 37 by jenny-lou-who from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Friday, July 14, 2006

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Just got this in today's post -- I'll try to get to it within the next few days and then send it on its way. Thanks! (And thanks to uppity for the adorable cat card that accompanied the book!) 


Journal Entry 38 by jenny-lou-who from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 02, 2006

10 out of 10

I apologize for having this little book so long -- we moved this summer and it got put in a box (*ack*). Anyhow, I just read it and I loved it! I love Margaret Atwood's writing and I loved the tale this book told. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read this book. I will contact the next person on the list today. 


Journal Entry 39 by jenny-lou-who from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Thursday, September 07, 2006

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This little book is heading east to Grorser today. 


Journal Entry 40 by Grorser from Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada on Sunday, October 22, 2006

9 out of 10

Margaret Atwood can spin a compelling yarn. Really enjoyed this short fiction.

Have sent a PM to themarina so it can continue the journey. 


Journal Entry 41 by themarina from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Friday, November 03, 2006

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This little gem came in the mail today. The timing is perfect since I just finished a book and have yet to start the next so I'll squeeze in this little one! 


Journal Entry 42 by themarina from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, November 07, 2006

8 out of 10

This was a good quick little read. Atwood is one of those people who I dislike greatly as an individual but her writing abilities can't be disputed. Even, or maybe even especially, in her short stories, she manages to create multi dimensional characters and stories in few words, a great talent not shared by many authors.

A great little read. Thanks for sharing!!! 


Journal Entry 43 by themarina from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Monday, November 20, 2006

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This went out in the mail to crazy-book-lady this morning! 


Journal Entry 44 by crazy-book-lady from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 25, 2006

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Arrived yesterday in the mail. This *is* a small book! I should have it moving along within a few days. Thanks themarina! 


Journal Entry 45 by crazy-book-lady from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, December 05, 2006

8 out of 10

A nice little bookring book. (I think I read it the day after my journal entry, but a sick dog and visit from my parents conspired to severely limit my computer time.) I really like how the two stories are intertwined, but agree with a previous jounaler that it seems unfinished.

Thanks for the ring dutch-flybabe!

The book will continue on to jubby, as Shard02 has obtained her own copy and so doesn't need to read this one! 


Journal Entry 46 by crazy-book-lady from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 06, 2006

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Mailed to jubby today. Sent via airmail, so I hope it doesn't take too long to get to Australia! 


Journal Entry 47 by jubby from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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Wow! Look what arrived in the post today.

It is that crazy time of year, when I've got a thousand other things that I am meant to be doing rather then reading, but this one is only waffer thin! 


Journal Entry 48 by jubby from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, December 19, 2006

8 out of 10

Ooh, I do like this format. Small, compact and short.

Like those before me, I read it in a few minutes, while lying in bed.

We all go on grand adventures - which October, and where is irrelevant.

Are you prepared?

And who would have thought you could eat shoes? 


Journal Entry 49 by jubby at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, December 19, 2006

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Posted off to CatharinaL with another bookring. 


Journal Entry 50 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, January 03, 2007

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Arrived! Thanks for sending, jubby! I'll get to reading this asap. 


Journal Entry 51 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, January 04, 2007

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A great little book this was! I adore Margaret Atwood; she surely never lets one down. Quite charming and superbly written, this is a twin story about Canadian history, explorers in the wilderness; and aging parents, memories and loss of memory. Stories.

The book itself really is a tiny item! I started reading last night in bed, and finished just a minute ago. I could very well have spent a lot more time on this, just feeling the words and tasting the flavors. I don't know; maybe I'll have the time to re-read before sending on to the next participant.

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[28 Jan] I PM'd clarrie-rose for her address; I'll send the book on asap! 


Journal Entry 52 by BC-08080413432 from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

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Received today, thanks CatharinaL. I'm looking forward to reading it. 


Journal Entry 53 by BC-08080413432 from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 20, 2007

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I do love Margaret Atwood. I have only ever once been disappointed by one of her books, and it wasn't this one. Forlorn is the word, but she writes so beautifully.

I'll PM cats-eye now and try to get the book moving asap. 


Journal Entry 54 by BC-08080413432 from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 29, 2007

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Sent on to cats-eye today. 


Journal Entry 55 by cats-eye from Bishop Auckland, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, March 30, 2007

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Arrived safely, and looks like a quick read from my favourite author so this one is going straight to the top o' Mt TBR ;o) 


Journal Entry 56 by cats-eye from Bishop Auckland, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 04, 2007

9 out of 10

This is a beautiful, melancholy little book. Small but perfectly formed, and right up to Atwoods usual high standard of delivery. I'm so pleased to have been able to participate in this ring, as otherwise I might have missed out on reading this little gem! Thanks, dutch-flybabe for organizing this!

I've PM'ed rahar109 and will get this posted as soon as I have an address :) 


Journal Entry 57 by cats-eye from Bishop Auckland, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket winging its way to rahar109! 


Journal Entry 58 by wingrahar109wing from Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, April 14, 2007

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Arrived in the post today, thank you. 


Journal Entry 59 by wingrahar109wing from Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Sunday, April 15, 2007

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What a lovely little book! Read it in about 15 mins while lying on a chair in the garden in the sunshine. I'd love to read the other book mentioned at the end, about the ill-fated expedition.

PMing librissima for her address.

2/05 - Have not heard from librissima, so have PMed her again in case the original message didn't get through. 


Journal Entry 60 by wingrahar109wing at -- controlled release in -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Saturday, May 12, 2007

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Posted to librissima yesterday afternoon. 


Journal Entry 61 by librissima from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Sunday, May 27, 2007

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Thanx rahar109! I'll read it as soon as I can (I have a pile of books waiting to be read!) 


Journal Entry 62 by librissima from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Sunday, August 19, 2007

8 out of 10

I liked it very much, it''s a simple story really, but given in a very moving way. 


Journal Entry 63 by deadendmind from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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Received yesterday. It's small so I will read it soon and send it on. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 64 by deadendmind from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Friday, September 21, 2007

8 out of 10

A very sweet little book, written with the known beautiful style of Margaret Atwood. Maybe a little too short, I finished it very quickly and it left me craving for more. In any case, I liked it very much.

I will be sending it to Jessibud ASAP. Thank you for the bookring dutch-flybabe! 


Journal Entry 65 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 05, 2007

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How is it possible that this book was mailed in Greece on Oct. 2 and arived here in Canada today, October 5??! That's 3 days!! I've had mail take longer than that to get across the city!

It is our Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada so I will try to indulge and have this finished by the end of the weekend. Thanks for including me. This is one well-travelled book!!
:-) 


Journal Entry 66 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, October 08, 2007

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All done.

I am one of those who is very divided in my feelings about Atwood. There have been a few books of hers that I've loved (Cat's Eye, Alias Grace) and a few others that I've hated. And while I often love to go to author readings, she is one person I would NEVER be able to listen to. She has a truly horrible droning voice.

That said, I did enjoy this little book. Please forgive me for being dim, though, but I am a bit confused about a couple of things. I am not familiar with this Bloomsbury Quid publication but inside, it says "First published in Great Britain 1996, copyright 1996 by O.W. Toad. The moral right of the author has been asserted"

What does this last bit mean (I feel like I should know this but I don't), and who is O.W. Toad?

I will post this off to cathyinoz tomorrow.

 


Journal Entry 67 by crazy-book-lady from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, October 08, 2007

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O.W. Toad = Atwood

By the way, for anyone who would like to own a copy of The Labrador Fiasco, the story is included in Atwood's book "Moral Disorder". 


Journal Entry 68 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, October 08, 2007

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LOL! How goofy! If she was going to use a silly pseudonym, why bother putting her real name on it as well? And if she was going to use her real name, what's with the pseudonym?

Thanks for enlightening me, crazy-book-lady. How are you doing these days? Long time no see!

I now return you to your regularly scheduled bookring, en route tomorrow to parts down under! 


Journal Entry 69 by cathyinoz from Fitzroy, Victoria Australia on Monday, October 22, 2007

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Many, many thanks for sending this little 'Canada' package. Always nice to see a little piece of home and it couldn't have come on a better day - (bad day at work)
I'm half way through this little gem -- been reading it to circuitboy and loxinsox so will get them to journal it as well.

I love Atwood (O.W. Toad is aTWOod twisted), and everything she's ever written (except a few of her early poems). I'm glad someone mentioned the original book that had this story in it from 1905. I'll keep an eye out for it. Once again Atwood intrigues me with her story within a story treatment.

Thanks so much everyone for sharing this book. I'll briefly journal again when I finish it. 


Journal Entry 70 by allbookedup from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Friday, December 14, 2007

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received today, thanks! 


Journal Entry 71 by allbookedup from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Saturday, December 15, 2007

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A very good short story! I will send it off to Elsita on Monday, Dec 17th. 


Journal Entry 72 by allbookedup from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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put it in the mail yesterday, thanks for sharing this little gem! 


Journal Entry 73 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Thursday, January 10, 2008

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It's with me, now! 


Journal Entry 74 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, January 11, 2008

8 out of 10

A nice little story.
It made thing of my parents, specially my dad, who is going to make 64 years old in July. He's a very active man, I can't imagine him lost in his memoirs or with a disease that stops him from making the things he does know... :( I almost cried, because that's inevitable...
Thank you so much, dutch-flybabe, for sharing this book.
Please send me your adress to have the book back! 


Journal Entry 75 by dutch-flybabe from Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Monday, January 21, 2008

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The book is back home until I get the next reader's address :-) I must say the book still looks good after having been read quite a few times now. Thanks everybody for participating!
Here's the new dutch list:
- dutchbooky
- yilla
- MaaikeB
- Suzy26
- dutch-book 


Journal Entry 76 by dutchbooky from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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Wow, this little book has been travelling quite a lot! It arrived in Amsterdam today. Will start reading it soon! 


Journal Entry 77 by dutchbooky from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

8 out of 10

Like many other readers, I enjoyed this story. Really sad what strokes do to mind and body! I experienced that with my father-in-law. I too would love to read more about the explorations of Wallace, Hubbard and George. Will try to find a copy of this book!

Thanks for sharing, dutch-flybabe! It is going off to Yilla this afternoon. 


Journal Entry 78 by Yilla from Fürstenau, Niedersachsen Germany on Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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And there it is! Thanks for sending Dutchbooky and dutch-flybabe for sharing! 


Journal Entry 79 by Yilla from Fürstenau, Niedersachsen Germany on Saturday, February 02, 2008

7 out of 10

Everything has already been said about this book!
I enjoyed it, but it made me feel sad too.

Small and beautiful!

(3 februari boek verstuurd)

 


Journal Entry 80 by MaaikeB from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Monday, February 04, 2008

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This cute booklet arrived in my mailbox today. Will read it ASAP. Thanks, Yilla, for your thriller-postcard ;-) and for sending it. 


Journal Entry 81 by MaaikeB from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Monday, March 10, 2008

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Nice little booklet. Perfect to fill the gap between the two novels of 500+ pages I just read and am going to read. I read Surfacing long ago, maybe I should try some more Atwood. Will keep it in mind. Thanks, dutch-flybabe, for starting this ring. 


Journal Entry 82 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, March 14, 2008

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This lovely little booklet is now with me. Thanks very much for sending it to me, MaaikeB and also for the really beautiful postcard. 


Journal Entry 83 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, March 17, 2008

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Beautiful subdued story, very moving at times. Thanks for giving me the chance to read it, dutch-flybabe.

Update 28/3/2008: Book is on its way to dutch-book. I couldnot send it away without reading it once more, though. It was just as beautiful the second time around or maybe even more so. Enjoy, dutch-book! 


Journal Entry 84 by dutch-book from Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Saturday, March 29, 2008

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I received this book today. Wow, how small and tiny. I'm looking forward to it, since I've read so many enthusiastic journal entries. 


Journal Entry 85 by dutch-book from Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Nice little booklet. I think it would be more beautiful if my mother tongue was english. That's why I started looking for a dutch translation, so that maybe I could appreciate it even more. Too bad I couldn't find one.
Will PM dutch-flybabe for her adress. 


Journal Entry 86 by dutch-book from Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Monday, December 01, 2008

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Book is traveling to the next participant. 


Journal Entry 87 by dutch-flybabe from Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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The book is back home with me again :-) 


Journal Entry 88 by dutch-flybabe at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Sunday, December 02, 2012

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Released 4 yrs ago (12/4/2012 UTC) at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands

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I'm sending NMReader a whole bunch of tea sachets to do crafts with and I'm sending this book along as RABCK, because I saw other books of Margaret Atwood on her bookshelf/wishlist. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 89 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Friday, December 28, 2012

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Thank you for sending the books, the teabag, and the tea sachets. I will include some pictures when I have made some items from the tea sachets 


Journal Entry 90 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Thursday, January 03, 2013

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I always like to journal when I start reading a book although as small as this book is I could have waited until I finished it. I am approximately halfway through the book and if I didn't need to keep a roof over my head and food on the table I would have finished it at least 1-2 hours ago.

I am enjoying this book so far and should complete it before bedtime tonight.

 


Journal Entry 91 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Friday, January 04, 2013

8 out of 10

What an enjoyable short story!

I very much enjoyed the short story and now feel drawn to learn more about the expedition that it talks about.

Thank you for sharing. I will pass on to another shortly 


Journal Entry 92 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Saturday, January 05, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/6/2013 UTC) at Herndon, Virginia USA

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This is a wonderful book and I want to give other the opportunity to pick it up.

I decided to release it into the ABC Bookbox knowing that others will read this short book while the box travels. 


Journal Entry 93 by innae at Aurora, Colorado USA on Friday, February 01, 2013

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Arrived in JennyC1230's ABC bookbox, and it was such a little book, I thought I would read it before putting it back in the box...

A short quick read contrasting the Labrador wild tale with the story of aging.

 


Journal Entry 94 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, May 26, 2013

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I am taking this from the ABC Bookbox. Thanks for sharing! 


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