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Lost in a Good Book
by Jasper Fforde | Literature & Fiction
Registered by peggysmum of Pearce, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by peggysmum): to be read


10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by peggysmum from Pearce, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, November 03, 2004

9 out of 10

This book defies genre. The series is a cross between Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and English Literature 101.

I adore this series and desperately want a pet dodo 


Journal Entry 2 by peggysmum at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 03, 2004

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Released on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at about 6:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring Controlled Releases.

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Going out to Guinevere69 - enjoy!

Right, I'm working out how to document these rings now. Thanks to Guinevere69 for arranging this and the other Jasper Fforde rings.

Reading order:
Guinevere69
Sally906
LittleMave
Celestewa
Scism (skipped)
kirst040
murmurrr
tantan
crimson-tide
AussieNisi<--- on way

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back to peggysmum 


Journal Entry 3 by guinevere69 from Willetton, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, November 09, 2004

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got it in the mail today, can't wait to read it! 


Journal Entry 4 by guinevere69 from Willetton, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, December 02, 2004

8 out of 10

really enjoyed this second installment of Thursday next's adventures. I read the Eyre Affair years ago and really loved it so I was a bit worried when I started that it wasn't going to be as good, but as I let myself be swept away by the absurdness of it, the joy all came back to me!Off to Sally906 


Journal Entry 5 by sally906 from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, January 03, 2005

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This book arrived while I was away on holidays - as is always the way I have had 7 bookrings/rays hit me at once! However, I am a fast reader and will have it out in a few weeks. Am looking forwards to reading it :) 


Journal Entry 6 by sally906 from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Wednesday, January 19, 2005

8 out of 10

Finished book today - am now reading well of lost plots - I have littlemave's snailmail address and will mail the two together when I have finished. I am really enjoying the series - it's sort of a Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy crossed with Terry Prachett - LOL :) 


Journal Entry 7 by sally906 from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Sunday, January 30, 2005

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Mailed today to littlemave 


Journal Entry 8 by Littlemave from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, February 03, 2005

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What a surprise! Don't check the letterbox very often (unless there is a conference in town *g*) and could *not* think what this could be! No bookrings here atm, so will finish my Kerry Greenwood and read it next.
Looking forward to it...

Thanks sally906 for sending it on. 


Journal Entry 9 by Littlemave from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, March 08, 2005

8 out of 10

This book was good (original eh!), and had many more plot points than number 1 - The Eyre Affair - I suppose once the characters are established many more things can happen to them!

Again, so much other literature was quoted, it made me feel quite 'unread'! Who *is* that Tristram Shandy anyway, popping up everywhere! I am trying to imagine Miss Havisham roaring around in a sports car in 1985 Swindon, in her tatty wedding gown and trainers! What a hoot!

So without spoiling any further, brilliant read, highly recommended, and on to celestewa ASAP!

There were so many points I *could* make about the story, but you will just have to read it yourself... 


Journal Entry 10 by Littlemave at on Thursday, March 10, 2005

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Released 9 yrs ago (3/8/2005 UTC) at

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In the mail to celestewa on Wednesday. 


Journal Entry 11 by celestewa from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Monday, March 14, 2005

7 out of 10

I enjoyed this book more than the Eyre Affair. Maybe because the characters didnt need to be introduced and you could get straight into the story. I still feel it is very contrived, but its an easy read.

Thanks for the opportunity to read this book.

Posted to kirst040 03 May 2005 


Journal Entry 12 by kirst040 from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, May 11, 2005

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This arrived yesterday. Thanks celestewa. I have 2 bookrays ahead of it but I'll hurry through those because I can't wait to get to this one. 


Journal Entry 13 by kirst040 from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Friday, May 20, 2005

9 out of 10

This borders on the ridiculous but I loved it. It's a pretty frantic read, new plots and characters popping up everywhere and I was a bit flummoxed by a few things, the footnotephone threw me for a while. I loved the introduction of Miss Havisham and the Cheshire Cat and I enjoyed Pickwick who reminds me a bit of my dog. It's definitely the sort of book you can get lost in.

This is shaping up to be a great series and I have to thank bookcrossing & bookcrossers because it's not the sort of thing I would have ordinarily picked up.

Just as an aside, Jasper Fforde has a great website that includes links to Thursday Next pages and a SpecOps site.

I have Pm'd murmurrr for her address and will send it on as soon as I get it.

Update 31/05/2005: Mailed to murmurrr today. Sorry I held it up for a little while - RL got in the way!! 


Journal Entry 14 by curdsandwhey from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, June 07, 2005

8 out of 10

Arrived safe and sound! Currently reading The Eyre Affair and then this one will be next.

I am thoroughly enjoying this series and halfway now through the third - The Well of Lost Plots. The sheer novelty of the books is a wonderful draw in itself. They are a very readable piece of escapism.

Mailed on with The Eyre Affair on July 2nd to tantan. 


Journal Entry 15 by tantan from Townsville, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, July 12, 2005

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Received today from murmurrr. I'll be on to these as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 16 by tantan from Townsville, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, September 14, 2005

9 out of 10

I am once again absolutely amazed by Fforde's imagination!! These books are an absolutely wild ride, and I can't wait to get on to the next one. Luckily for me, it's in my bookcase! :-)

I'm trying to convince my husband that he should read these books, but when I tell him bits about them he just thinks I've gone weird. Oh, well...

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Edit September 16th, 2005: gooby has a message of his/her profile asked to be skipped so I've posted this off to crimson-tide today. 


Journal Entry 17 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, September 23, 2005

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Arrived safely today. Just started 'The Eyre Affair', so will be on to this one right after that.
Thanks all. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, October 26, 2005

9 out of 10

Thought this a very worthy sequel. The combination of 'other worldness', reality, fantasy and fictional literature is pure genius. I love the thought of the fictional characters wandering about doing their own thing between their appearances in the books; and the Prose Resource Operatives are wonderful.
Isn't Pickwick an absolute darling!
Off to AussieNisi tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 19 by AussieNisi on Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Just arrived safe and sound, thank you crimson-tide! I've only read one Thursday Next novel (The Well of Lost Plots), which I loved, so I'm looking forward to reading this one a great deal. I'm going backwards through the series it seems - The Eyre Affair comes last ;)

And then back to my dear friend Peggysmum... 


Journal Entry 20 by AussieNisi on Friday, January 26, 2007

10 out of 10

Good heavens I'd forgotten this was a Book Ring - I'm glad I was last on the list, and wasn't holding it up for anyone else ;) One of the reasons I didn't get to this before now was I decided to read The Eyre Affair first, so I had a bit more continuity.

Anyway - I thought this book was highly enjoyable; I love the characters, and all the mad concepts, of book characters listening to Walkmans and flying planes in their 'off page' time, of suppressed memories, of alternate histories... [the only other author I know who does this as well is the wonderful Joan Aiken].

I got a lovely surprise from seeing 'Ant and Bee' mentioned - I used to read their books when I was a kid, and had *completely* forgotten about them until I read their name in this book.

Will give this back to Peggysmum next week, after a more than TWO YEAR sojourn. 


Journal Entry 21 by peggysmum from Pearce, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, February 02, 2007

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It's home safe and sound - thanks to you all. :) 




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