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The Wish List
by Eoin Colfer | Children's Books
Registered by allbookedup of Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Sunday, October 17, 2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Rosalinde): to be read


10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by allbookedup from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Sunday, October 17, 2004

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Book Description
Eoin Colfer has made millions of fans around the world with his much-loved character, Artemis Fowl, the star of his hugely best-selling series. Now, in a beautifully written novel that is already breaking records in his native Ireland, Colfer introduces readers to a lovable but troubled heroine, who has been given the opportunity for a special kind of redemption. Meg Finn is in trouble-unearthly trouble. Cast out of her home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after her latest stunt, finding a place to sleep is the least of her worries. Belch, her partner in crime, has gotten her involved in the attempted robbery of an elderly man, Lowrie McCall. And things go horribly wrong. After an accidental explosion, Meg's spirit is flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the divine to win her soul. Irreverent, hilarious, and touchingly hopeful, The Wish List takes readers on a journey of second chances, where joy is found in the most unexpected places.
 


Journal Entry 2 by allbookedup from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Sunday, October 17, 2004

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I got this book at the Christ Church Booksale and I am going to pass it on to Rianonne. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingRianonnewing from Wien Bezirk 22 - Donaustadt, Wien Austria on Friday, October 22, 2004

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How sweet of you to think of me :) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingRianonnewing from Wien Bezirk 22 - Donaustadt, Wien Austria on Thursday, June 02, 2005

10 out of 10

It is the story of Meg Finn, a young teenager who dies, but is too good for Hell and too bad for Heaven. Back on earth she has a chance of salvation if she can fulfil the Wish List of pensioner Lowrie. Mission impossible for Meg?

The fast-moving plot and a good portion of black humour kept me glued to the book! Besides all the funny parts the story made me think about fate and the meaning of life.

 


Journal Entry 5 by wingRianonnewing from Wien Bezirk 22 - Donaustadt, Wien Austria on Monday, June 13, 2005

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This little book shall see a little bit of the world ...

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3. Try not to take longer than four to six weeks to read the book. But we all understand that sometimes life (and bookrings...) just happens. :-) In that case, please make another journal entry to let us know that the book is not forgotten.

4. Surface shipping is perfectly acceptable.

5. And the most important thing: Have fun!


BookRing Mailing Order:

1) allbookedup (Austria)
2) Karschtl (Austria)
3) goldloeckchen (Germany)
4) Herrundmeyer (Germany)
5) kinedi (UK)
6) dodau (UK)
7) FiBe (UK)
8) asterw (Spain)
9) Rosalinde (USA) <---the book is here
10) silverstarry (USA)
11) Luintaurien (USA)
12) Rrrcaron (USA)
13) NeedSun (Canada)
14) lady-sybil (Canada)
15) ISANDRE(Switzerland)
16) Sandwood (Austria)
17) back home to me Rianonne 


Journal Entry 6 by wingRianonnewing at on Friday, June 17, 2005

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at the Ladies Night 


Journal Entry 7 by allbookedup from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Saturday, June 18, 2005

7 out of 10

Got the book last night from Rianonne. I'll read it soon.

Edited to update: I read the book and I liked it, because of its unique approach.
I handed the book over to Karsta during my visit in Berlin. 


Journal Entry 8 by Karschtl from Wien - irgendwo / Vienna - somewhere, Wien Austria on Monday, August 15, 2005

7 out of 10

Allbookedup gave me the book, I already read the first two chapters this morning on my way to work.

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Edit:
Finished the book quite quickly. It was funny and entertaining, but it didn't really grip me. The outcome was kinda clear from the start, which is actually ok. More important here is the HOW they get to the end. 


Journal Entry 9 by Karschtl at Post-Office in Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, August 18, 2005

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Book goes to goldloeckchen today. 


Journal Entry 10 by goldloeckchen from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, August 20, 2005

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book arrived savely :-)
will read this next :-)

thanks allebookedup! 


Journal Entry 11 by goldloeckchen from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, August 23, 2005

10 out of 10

What happens if neither heaven nor hell get a soul? They get sent back until one side prevails. The story is very nice, deftly written, quirky at times, has interesting characters and teaches philosophy without a pointed finger.
Who'd'a' thougth I'd finish this in one evening? I'd have asked for the next person in line's adress, already! 


Journal Entry 12 by wingHerrundmeyerwing from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, September 08, 2005

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Arrived today. Thanks! TBR 


Journal Entry 13 by wingHerrundmeyerwing from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, September 10, 2005

9 out of 10

A quick read, and a good one as well.
I suppose this could be set almost anywhere in the world, but (similar to Colfer's Artemis Fowl) Ireland is the perfect setting. Colfer captures the spirit of the Irish and enhances his well-plotted story with it. Great job!
Having spent 7 months in Ireland, I very much enjoyed seeing the Irish idioms arise here and there ("meself", "your man" etc.).

I already PMed the next participant for their address the other day but haven't got any reply yet. I'll send the book on ASAP. Thanks for sharing this Irish gem! 


Journal Entry 14 by wingHerrundmeyerwing from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, September 10, 2005

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Almost forgot this: I'd like to share a quote which reminded me of three other books making fun of the same topic (i.e. mimes). These are the links to the journals of the other books (including their respective quotes):
Rutiger Knox - Mungo City - A Novel about Globalization
Lemony Snicket - The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 4)
Terry Pratchett - Men at Arms

And here is Colfer's quote out of this book:
"Saint Peter [...] was still stuck with balancing the accounts manually. The points system was complicated, developed over thousands of years. And, of course, new transgressions were added every year. Members of boy bands and mime artists were two recent categories with heavy loading." 


Journal Entry 15 by wingHerrundmeyerwing at on Monday, September 12, 2005

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In the mail to Scotland. 


Journal Entry 16 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, September 16, 2005

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Arrived safely in the post yesterday. Am going away for the weekend on the train and knowing how unreliable public transport is in this country, I am glad I have something to read with me. 


Journal Entry 17 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, September 19, 2005

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What a lovely wee book. I quickly finished it on my way to Carlisle and back. I especially liked the going-ons in hell and heaven and the 'secret' partnership between Beezlebub and Saint Peter and how they call each other on secretly devised satanic mobile phones.... Okay, you know how the book will end but nonetheless it was a great amusing book and I really do enjoy Colfer's wicked sense of humour. Thanks for this bookring.

UPDATE 02/11/05
Seems that book got lost in the post as dodau has not received it but do not despair, I already have my eyes on a replacement copy and will get bookring going again in a few days. Sorry about the delay folks !

UPDATE 08/11/05
Have purchased a new copy from ebay so bookring is ready to go out again ! 


Journal Entry 18 by kinedi at fellow bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 09, 2005

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Posting replacement copy out to dodau today and will obtain proof of posting from Royal Mail this time !! 


Journal Entry 19 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 12, 2005

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Arrived safely this morning. Will read it next 


Journal Entry 20 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 14, 2005

10 out of 10

Brief but very good. I liked the idea though I though it was a lot more childish than his other books. His idea of heaven and hell or at least the reception for them was quite simplistic. Enjoyable though. Waiting for address from next person 


Journal Entry 21 by dodau at Surface Mail in Fellow Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Journal Entry 22 by FiBe from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 28, 2005

7 out of 10

I too enjoyed this book. Well thought-out story that will only occupy a couple of hours of your time.

I will pm the next person on the list now. 


Journal Entry 23 by FiBe at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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continuing it's journey on to the next person! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 


Journal Entry 24 by asterw from Athens, Attica Greece on Wednesday, December 07, 2005

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I received the book today. Thank you very much FiBe for sending it!

I'll start reading it as soon as I finish the one I'm currently reading. 


Journal Entry 25 by asterw from Athens, Attica Greece on Monday, December 26, 2005

10 out of 10

I'm so sorry I didn't post earlier on, it's been more than two weeks that I've read the book and I thought that I had written the journal...

I really, REALLY liked the book! A small, easy-reading, with the well-known Colfer humour, I really enjoyed it... even more than the Artemis Fowl books!

Thank you very much Rianonne for organizing this Bookring. I already have Rosalinde's address, I'll mail her the book this week.

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Update 2/1/2006: Finally I didn't manage to mail the book last week, so I took it with me in Greece and mailed it today to Rosalinde. 


Journal Entry 26 by Rosalinde from Buffalo, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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Received in the mail today, with a neat stamp on the package! I will probably start reading this in a week or so, and put it in the front of my TBR pile. 




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