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Watching the English (Ring 3)
by Kate Fox | Nonfiction
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, June 18, 2005
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by nice-cup-of-tea): to be read


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, June 18, 2005

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***STOP PRESS*** This bookring has been split into 3!
This is Ring 3. If you can't see your name here, you're either in Ring 1 or Ring 2.
Any problems please PM me.


Ring 3
Welcome to my Bookring: Watching the English - Kate Fox
Member / Location (Ring posted 20 June 2005)
1. flying-bat / Switzerland
2. sun-beetle / Switzerland
3. zazou / Switzerland
4. polly-w / Germany
6. blaisezabini12 / Romania (pref. Europe)

This book has sadly got lost in the post at this point, but the wonderful Shadie provided a replacement copy!
Click here for the journal entries for the replacement book, ie from the participants below

7. areir / Greece
8. em64 / Finland
9. titihood / Canada (pref. N. America)
10. sqdancer / Canada
11. whiteraven13 / USA
12. Luintaurien / USA
13. LyekkaMarengo / USA
5. seacloud49 / Germany - WANTS TO BE SKIPPED, WILL ADD HER LATER
14. scarletbea / Switzerland
15. Back to me / Switzerland

Small Print
:-) If you wish to be added to the list, please PM me with your details.
:-) You must be prepared to mail internationally.
:-) PM the next person on the list for their address, then send the book.
:-) It's not a race, but please read and send the book on as soon as you can.
:-) Please journal the book once you have received it (so we all know where it is) and again when you have read it (so we know what you thought of it!)
:-) If you're the last person on the list, the book comes back to me.
 


Journal Entry 2 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Monday, June 20, 2005

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posted to flying-bat 20 June 2005 B Post 


Journal Entry 3 by flying-bat from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, June 21, 2005

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Juhuuuuu!

I got my first bookring-book! Thank you nice-cup-of-tea. I am looking forward to "watch the English" - especially with a nice cup of tea next to me (Thanks for that too!)! 


Journal Entry 4 by flying-bat from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, July 27, 2005

7 out of 10

So far I am enjoying the book. I'm sorry that it's taking me so long. It's not a book which I can just read in one go - the language is sometimes not so easy... but that's one of the things I really like about it. Soooo many (typically) English expressions that are new to me - I can't just "overread" them.
I promise to have it finished by Aug. 11th (the next Zurich meet-up) when I will pass it on to sun-beetle. 


Journal Entry 5 by flying-bat from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, August 09, 2005

7 out of 10

I have finally managed to finish the book! (It took me longer than expected.) During this time, it came with me to lots of nice places... up to a mountain hut in the Engadin on 3100 m altitude where it spent a night (with me), to the Tichino, where it could watch me scuba dive... and then variouse train an tram rides... You see, it's not that I didn't like reading the book but it isn't a book that I could read fast.
However, the more I had read, the better I could understand everything and the faster I got. The book not only tought me about English culture but also English language! And, surprisingly, many things sounded very familiar to me... are we Swiss maybe a little bit like the English? Or are some things that are discribed in the book not English, but universal...

BTW: my favourite word from the book: Eeyorish (I'm sorry, but I think it's dinky!)

I will now pass this book on to sun-beetle! Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingsun-beetlewing from Stäfa, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, August 12, 2005

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I'm already VERY curious about this book. So many people wanted to be in this ring, that it became three of them and flying-bat promised me that the English used in the book will be a challenge. Thanks for the tea! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingsun-beetlewing from Stäfa, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, August 24, 2005

6 out of 10

an amusing, interesting and very true study of Englishness. I liked to pick through this book and read small bits and pieces out of it, it was too long and repeating to read the whole thing through.
I would love to have such a book about Swissness though :@)

continues it's travel tomorrow
enjoy! 


Journal Entry 8 by zazou from Saint-Prex, Vaud Switzerland on Monday, September 05, 2005

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Received it sound and safe! Thanks sun-beetle. 


Journal Entry 9 by zazou from Saint-Prex, Vaud Switzerland on Wednesday, September 28, 2005

7 out of 10

I was surprised to discover all these codes behind english behaviour.
I agree with sun-beetle that at times it was long and repeating. It is indeed better to pick through the book.
Now it is on it's way to polly-w. 


Journal Entry 10 by polly-w from Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, October 11, 2005

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The book arrived safely last week when I was on holidays. I am looking forward to reading it and will do so very soon. Thanks very much for sending it along such a long way... and for the tea.... hmmmm..... 


Journal Entry 11 by polly-w from Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Monday, October 31, 2005

9 out of 10

Actually, up to now I have read hardly half of the book but as other bookrings are already on their way to me and as I like the book so much, I have decided to buy it for myself and send it on and then finish it more relaxed...
It is so funny and entertaining, sometimes it reminds me of Bill Bryson's Notes on a Small Island eventhough there is a different point of view. I very much like the mixture of "scientific" and "comedy approach"!

Seacloud47 does not want the book at the moment, so I have asked blaisezabini12 for her address and will send it to Romania within the next days, as soon as my own copy arrives.

Thank you very much for this wonderful bookring!!!

Edit Nov5th: Will finally be sent to Romania tomorrow! 


Journal Entry 12 by blaisezabini12 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, November 28, 2005

10 out of 10

Picked up yesterday from the post office. I have some rings/rays ahead of it but I'm sure I'll get to it soon - by the way, it looks lovely. Thank you Helen for organising the ring and thank you Polly for the nice postcard!

 


Journal Entry 13 by blaisezabini12 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, December 31, 2005

10 out of 10

27 December 05 - I'm currently at page 165 and I really love this book. I've only started reading it two days ago because I have travelled a lot in the last 2 weeks (and I don't like to take bookrings/rays with me in case I lose the books...).
Until now I've enjoyed the most the 'queing' and the 'pub tipping' customs:)

31 December 05: it's great that the last book of 2005 was a good one! I especially liked the way in which the author manages to involve the reader in her research - the conclusion bits at the end of chapters were really helpful. All I can wish for at the moment is to be able to travel to UK in order to 'test' the conclusions of the author.
I have pmed the next reader on the list for the address.
Happy New Year to everyone!

4 January 06: mailed today! 


Journal Entry 14 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Sunday, April 16, 2006

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Bad News :-( The books seems to have got lost in the postal system between Romania and Greece. If anyone finds a spare copy, could you let me know? Having already bought 3 copies of this book, I'd prefer to find a cheaper version *he he* 


Journal Entry 15 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Monday, April 17, 2006

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The wonderful Shadie has donated this book so that my lost bookring can continue! Thanks also to blaisezabini12 for finding the replacement copy :-)

Click here to go to the replacement book entry 




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