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Who Moved My Cheese?
by Dr. Spencer Johnson | Nonfiction
Registered by cartref of Derby, not specified not specified on 10/17/2004
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by aussie-rose): to be read


21 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by cartref from Derby, not specified not specified on Sunday, October 17, 2004

This book has not been rated.

To be read 


Journal Entry 2 by cartref from Derby, not specified not specified on Sunday, October 24, 2004

9 out of 10

Find change hard? wish you knew how to cope better? Well this books gives a story of two mice and two little people in a maze looking for cheese. The cheese representing money, happines etc. When the cheese is moved the mice and men handle it differently, by reading how they cope, ways to cope with change yourself can be seen. Fun to read and gives you ideas to think on. 


Journal Entry 3 by cartref at on Wednesday, December 08, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Released on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at about 9:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at postal release in Derby, England United Kingdom.

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sent to judio in united Arab Emirate as part of books around the world release challenge. 


Journal Entry 4 by Judio on Sunday, January 30, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Yayyy! Many thanks, cartref! :D This is a surprise :) 


Journal Entry 5 by Judio on Sunday, January 30, 2005

4 out of 10

A book about changing one's mindset to attract better opportunities in whatever one wishes from life.

I did not find the style of the book appealing; it was rather too simplified, perhaps to convey the message better. I have therefore rated it '4'. 


Journal Entry 6 by Judio at Mailed to BC member in Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 01, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Released 12 yrs ago (4/1/2005 UTC) at Mailed to BC member in Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Released as an RABCK. 


Journal Entry 7 by bookfairy65 from Yass, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 10, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Thankyou Judio for sending this to me. I am looking forward to reading it! 


Journal Entry 8 by bookfairy65 from Yass, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 24, 2005

6 out of 10

I finally got around to reading this book. It is about changing the way we think about change. I wrote a rather lengthy essay in uni a few years back about changing organisational culture, and this would have been an interesting additional reference for that essay. Having said that, I at first thought that this book was over-simplified. After thinking about it for a while, I think now that maybe the simplification of the story is what makes it attractive to so many people.

There are people who claim this story has changed their lives. It didn't have that effect on me because I view the story as basic common sense. Then again, I also know that there are alot of people who are resistant to change, in both their personal and professional lives.

This is a very quick read, perhaps 40 minutes to one hour max! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, May 03, 2005

This book has not been rated.

received in the mail today, along with another bookring from bookfairy. it is very short so won't take long to read, once i start it. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Thursday, May 05, 2005

7 out of 10

i wouldn't say it was life-changing. i am most like sniff, and enjoy change. there are a few members of my family who don't cope so well with change tho so i gave it to them to read too.

a very simple tale to encourage you to look at yourself at how you cope with change. 


Journal Entry 11 by aussie-rose from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, May 10, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Received in the mail today from AmberC. Thanks Amber and also thanks to bookfairy65 and other past custodians of this book for sharing it with others! :-) I have a few other books before this one so will get to it as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 12 by aussie-rose from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Thursday, March 09, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Finally finished! Sorry it languished on my Mt TBR for so long! It got overlooked due to the dominating nature of some of the other books on the pile until I rescued it and carried it with me in my handbag so I could savour small snippets of the story as I waiting in doctor and physio rooms! :-)

It's an interesting read, not gripping but worth reading just to be challenged afresh about one's own ability to handle the changes that occur in life. I liked the illustrations of the 'cheesy quotes' which sum up the essence of the message. It's a very simplified story but one which I can see a motivational speaker giving at a seminar to challenge his audience to acccept changes in their lives rather than stubbornly stick their heads in the sand when something comes alongs that threatens to rock their boat!

I'm going to offer this on the aussie 'yahoo list' and also on the 'bookrings forum' as an aussie first, then international ray so that it can keep travelling. :-) 


Journal Entry 13 by aussie-rose from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Friday, March 10, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I've had four people who've responded so far to my offer to make this a ring so here is a TENTATIVE 'shipping order' BUT please be aware the order can change as people are added or drop out so please check it again before you PM the next person.

Ring members are:
Crystaljade - Australia (Aus postage only)
Kzel - Australia (Aus postage only)
cathyinoz - Australia (Aus postage only)
crimson-tide - Australia (Aus postage only) Hunnyb - Australia (able to send overseas)
AnglersRest - UK (UK postage but can ship 'surface' mail)
Xanthe-pup - UK (able to send o'seas)
BrooklinBrat - Canada - (prefers Canada/US but can send elsewhere.)
Summerbreeze - Canada (able to send o'seas)

*I have re-advertised bookring - see last journal entry by aussie-rose for details of updated participant list* :-) 


Journal Entry 14 by aussie-rose at Post Office in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 13, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Released 11 yrs ago (3/13/2006 UTC) at Post Office in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Safe travels little book! :-)

Posting to crystaljade today! Hope you enjoy it! :-) 


Journal Entry 15 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Wednesday, March 22, 2006

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Received safely. Had a quick look, I think I'm a Scurry, I tend to react well to change. I'll read the book asap and journal again.  


Journal Entry 16 by Crystaljade from Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, April 11, 2006

This book has not been rated.

LOL guess who forgot to make sure they where signed in before journaling? Guess I was in too much of a scurry!

Yep, I'm a scurry. It's an interesting little book, and might help someone who has trouble with change.

I'll get it posted to Kzel asap.
 


Journal Entry 17 by Crystaljade from Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, April 11, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Posted to Kzel 12 April. 


Journal Entry 18 by kzel from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, April 23, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Picked up from the post office on Saturday (22/04/06) 


Journal Entry 19 by kzel from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 04, 2006

7 out of 10

Sorry for holding the ring up - I actually finished the book about two weeks ago, but just haven't had the time to journal it or send it on.
An interesting little book, though most of it seemed like common sense to me. 


Journal Entry 20 by kzel at Book Ring in -- Controlled Release, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 04, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Released 11 yrs ago (6/4/2006 UTC) at Book Ring in -- Controlled Release, Victoria Australia

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Sending on to next recipient today - apologies again for holding onto this for awhile. 


Journal Entry 21 by cathyinoz from Fitzroy, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, June 06, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely today, along with 4 other bookrings. I'm not an addict, honest, seems to be a bit like falling leaves...one goes, they all go! This one has pictures and large print so should be a single evening affair. Thanks for sharing. I'll get to it asap 


Journal Entry 22 by cathyinoz from Fitzroy, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, June 14, 2006

6 out of 10

Cute story. On the other hand it makes very good points. And is SO true, especially the part about taking cheese for granted then thinking it's "their" cheese and unfair when it disappears. I'm trying to imagine being sent on a course by a big company to hear this. I'd expect a fair bit of scoffing, not just because of Hem's, more because of the Dick and Jane approach.

I think what i've taken away from this most is how important it is for us not to mistakenly let our kids grow up to always expect/believe that cheese will be there. Thanks for sharing! I've sent a note to crimson-tide. This should get into the post in a day or two.

Posted: 30/06/06 


Journal Entry 23 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, July 05, 2006

This book has not been rated.

It's funny how these books always seem to arrive en masse. This one landed safely today along with 2 other bookrings - at least it was only 2 and not 4! Will put it top of the pile as it will be a 'quickie'. Thanks all. 


Journal Entry 24 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, July 27, 2006

7 out of 10

It did start out on top of the pile, but then something else landed on top of it LOL! Yes, it is simple, but simple things often work the best, and it brings out the necessary points very clearly. I enjoyed the story but thought that the 'discussion' bit at the end was not really necessary and was a bit forced.

I identify myself as a "Haw" - don't really like change all that much, but adapt in time, especially after I can identify some advantage - then I'm out scurrying around with the best of them :-)

"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"
Good question to keep in mind.

Off to hunnyb today. 


Journal Entry 25 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, August 02, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Received today. Thanks all :) Will get into it right away. 


Journal Entry 26 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, August 03, 2006

7 out of 10

An interesting little parable. I think it can apply to all parts of one's life, which is probably one of the reasons for its popularity. A good introduction to self-help books, in that it's not overly technical or "fluffy" (e.g. "you are worthy of love! You are worthy of happiness!" *cringe*)

Sent off to AnglersRest. Thanks for sharing :) 


Journal Entry 27 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 08, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today with some beautiful Aussie sunshine! This is ring 6!, but as this is a slim book, I should be able to get it moving soonish. 


Journal Entry 28 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 09, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I know I said yesterday I would get to is soonish as it was slim, but I managed to read this one this morning as I had finished my previous ring book. This was interesting for me. I work for a company that has grown in size in the last 10 years, mainly by buying independent pharmacies or small chains. In every branch there is a sniff,scurry,Hem & Haw. I very often have a conversation with one branch who are forever looking back to the days pre multiple! I think that I'm a bit of sniff & scurry! Just about to PM the next reader and should get this moving as soon as I have an address. 


Journal Entry 29 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 09, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I now have Xanthe-pup's address, so this is off in the post. 


Journal Entry 30 by Xanthe-pup from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, August 11, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Received yesterday - on holiday this week so should read it pretty quickly. 


Journal Entry 31 by Xanthe-pup from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, August 12, 2006

5 out of 10

Read this last night - it only took an hour or so. It raises some good points about accepting change, and although it won't change my life it has given me food for thought at a time when the company I work for is having a reshuffle.

I did like the 'Discussion' part at the end - in particular the point that no one will admit to being scared of change, but everyone believes other people are. This is probably one of the ways in which the book will not be as effective as a face-to-face seminar would - I bet 90% of people identify themsevles with one of the mice instead of takng the time to properly examine their behaviour in times of change.

Overall an interesting read - but I am glad I didn't buy it!

Have PM'd BrooklinBrat for an address. 


Journal Entry 32 by Xanthe-pup from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, August 21, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Posted to Brooklinbrat today. 


Journal Entry 33 by BrooklinBrat from Brooklin, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 10, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Book arrived safe and sound. It looks like a quick read, so I'll PM Summerbreeze for an address now, and get it out as soon as I'm done. 


Journal Entry 34 by bc-del-20080226 on Saturday, October 28, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I just received this book sometime last week (been way to busy to even check my email eep, gulp sorry) Anyway, I will PM the next person in line to get their address right away...I should be able to finish it today. It is a crazy week, I also received three other books this week EEEPPP!!! 


Journal Entry 35 by aussie-rose from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Sunday, October 29, 2006

This book has not been rated.

With the agreement of rarsberry in NZ, who was the last person on this bookring, I am going to re-advertise this book on the fourms to see if any other 'Northern Hemisphere' people want to read it before it heads back 'down under'. It seems silly to let it come to New Zealand and back to Australia and then have it fly back up to the USA or Europe again if someone there wants to read it.

Thanks rarsberry for being willing to be 'bumped' down the list!! :-)

UPDATED list of participants will appear in this journal entry. Thankyou to all past participants of 'my bookring' for moving this book along in such a timely manner and thanks to cartref, Judio, bookfairy65 and amberC for sharing the book with us all in the first place! :-) This is a well travelled book already but let's keep it moving and see how many more frequent flyer points it can accumulate!!! :-)


Normal rules for "rings and rays" apply: Please do a journal entry upon receipt AND PM next person for their address. Read it and pass it on as soon as possible, no 'guilts' if you keep it for a month but do keep it moving please! :-) As it’s a small book and easy to read please endeavour to read it and get it moving to the next person on the list within 2 weeks to a month. I *KNOW* ‘real life’ gets in the way sometimes so PLEASE keep in touch with me if you can’t get this book read & moving after a month, Ta! :-) It really is such an easy book to read that I am requesting that people PLEASE PM the next person in the list for their address as soon as YOU get the book so no time is wasted waiting for them to reply to PM’s etc. Thanks.

Apart from that…enjoy the book!


UPDATED Ring members are: (shipping order may change! CHECK here before you post!)
(1) Summerbreeze - Canada (able to send o'seas)
(2) loveamystery - Canada (Can post o'seas via surface mail)(3) gnissorckoob -USA (Can post o'seas via surface mail)
(4) Rarsberry - NZ (can post within NZ or to Aus)
(5) awhina - NZ (can post to Australia)
(6) freelunch (Australia)
(7) freehand <-- Book here!

MORE Aussie participants can be slotted in here. PM aussie-rose if you wish to join! :-)

BACK TO aussie-rose!  


Journal Entry 36 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, November 23, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Summerbreeze passed this book on to me this evening. It shouldn't take too long to read. Looking forward to it. Thanks summerbreeze for meeting up with me to pass it on and I think I can use the same package as I opened it very carefully as you had suggested. 


Journal Entry 37 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, December 06, 2006

9 out of 10

What an excellent book! Such an important message in such a simple and understandable form. I highly recommend it. It sure made me think. 


Journal Entry 38 by loveamystery at another bookcrosser in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 06, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Released 10 yrs ago (12/6/2006 UTC) at another bookcrosser in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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This book is now on its way to gnissorckoob in the envelope so kindly provided by summerbreeze. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 39 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, December 15, 2006

This book has not been rated.

It's here in Miami. Thank you, guys. 17 journalers, wow.

Am reading it now and have PM'd Rarsberry to get the next address. 


Journal Entry 40 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Monday, December 18, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Hmm. My thoughts about this book are mixed. On the one hand, change is a very important topic and exploring it is good for me. I especially liked the idea that part of being able to change is being able to laugh at oneself.

"He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on."

On the other hand, I found the writing style and especially the extended cheese metaphor to be extremely annoying. but, hey, it's good to think about change.

12/19/06:Put in the post today for NZ. Continuing its world travels. 


Journal Entry 41 by rarsberry from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 29, 2006

This book has not been rated.

This book came in the mail today.
I am allready half way through.
Not sure what I am getting out of the book, but maybe I can remember the ideas if I need to use them in a situation later.
I should be able to post this book to the next person on Wednesday, after the holidays. 


Journal Entry 42 by rarsberry from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, December 31, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Finished this book last night (30 December).
Some interesting ideas in the book, most helpful if you are going through some changes in life.

I have awhina's address and will post the book on Wednesday when I am back at work.

Thank you for letting me be a part of this book's history. 


Journal Entry 43 by rarsberry from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, January 08, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Posted this to Awhina on Monday. (8 January) 


Journal Entry 44 by awhina from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, April 24, 2007

5 out of 10

BLTN journal entry!!
Received this book in a book ring. Its taken a while to journal as I mislaid the book and got busy. Thought the book was OK, but I've read better. For a small book that is supposed to be SO great, its amazing how long it sits in the TBR piles of us all ;) Guess its not just me who finds life takes over and causes delays. Oh to be young and to live the simple life again. Will PM freelunch for an address and get this in the mail asap. 


Journal Entry 45 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, May 08, 2007

This book has not been rated.

received today, thanks awhina :o) 


Journal Entry 46 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Sunday, May 20, 2007

This book has not been rated.

maybe I'm too jaded for this book - there was nothing new in it for me. I haven't rated it as I don't feel I am the target audience.

sending a note to aussie-rose to let her know this book is ready to move on... 


Journal Entry 47 by freehand from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Monday, May 21, 2007

This book has not been rated.

I would like to read this book before it moves along on its way. Estimate it will grow legs and get on its way within the week. 


Journal Entry 48 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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well my wife read and enjoyed this book and it is ready to move on to wherever you wish aussie-rose

there is now a loose page in this book - it was hanging on by the barest of strands when it reached me and it has since given up the ghost 


Journal Entry 49 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Thursday, May 31, 2007

This book has not been rated.

shipped home to aussie-rose today 


Journal Entry 50 by aussie-rose from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Good News Folk! This little book has returned back home safe and 'almost sound' LOL!!

Thankyou everyone for making this a successful bookring! The book needs a little TLC as it's innards are a bit wonky but I think after it's rested and recovered from it's international journey it might be able to grace the shelves of a couple more readers!

Once again...thanks for your part in making this bookring come home! :-) 


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