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Backspin
by Harlan Coben | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by chelseagirl of Faringdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 7/31/2005
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by akg): to be read


50 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by chelseagirl from Faringdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

10 out of 10

Andrea, you're really going to be missed by everyone on BCUK, but particularly by us lot. Hope Portugal turns out to be the most amazing fantastic experience and make sure you've got a house (or a tent or a caravan!) ready for next summer, coz we'll be there!

With all our love to you all.

Alison, Ulen, Katie, Daniel and Lauren x

Hope you enjoy the book ... can I borrow it when you're done with it?! As you'll see, I'm still a cheapskate!! 


Journal Entry 2 by wingrahar109wing from Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

10 out of 10

good luck in portugal, and i hope everything turns out as you would wish. look forward to seeing you sometime when you visit back here.

love rose x

ps. keep danny away from those poor chickens! 


Journal Entry 3 by AngelChild from Otham, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

10 out of 10

Andrea, i really admire you for what you're doing.....following your dreams......

I wish you all the luck in the world and hope that you wont forget about us lot here in dreary ole blighty ;o)

Oh, and thanks for starting the ball rolling on me becoming the Mobile OBCZ..... from that day outside The Retreat my boot has never been without a box (or 2) of books :o)

Take care...love and {{{hugs}}} to all

Vikki X 


Journal Entry 4 by fredam from Yateley, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

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Hiya, Andrea,

Wishing you the *best* in Portugal and wishing we had met in real life while you were here. Perhaps at one of the many meets we still will. Have a wonderful and relaxing time and we hope you settle in well.

Love, Freda 


Journal Entry 5 by Elestr from Kimberley, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

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Well Andrea, what can I say?
It's due to you that I joined BookCrossing! Hay - see - it's all your fault!
Anyway, you know I love it really.
Thankyou for all your help when I originally joined - I know I was a pest asking all sorts of stupid questions but you just answered them very politely (through gritted teeth I imagine)and made me very welcome.
Have a great life out in Portugal.

Elestr/Iris:) 


Journal Entry 6 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

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Hi Andrea,

Good luck in Portugal. May all your dreams come true.

Take Care

Julie/AnglersRest 


Journal Entry 7 by wingSemioticghostwing from Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

10 out of 10

Andrea, I hope you already know that I think you're amazing, but I thought I'd set it down here, too.
All the best of luck in Portugal...I wish you long wanders on tourist-free beaches, plates piled high with gorgeous seafood, glassess of deep-red wine or any other beverage you fancy, plenty of books, good company and many new and old friends.
if ypu're anything like me, you'll get homesick or people-no-longer-around-you-sick sometimes. If that happens, you know we're only a dial-in away. and I'll pass the secret of my cheap international phonecall provider to anyone who cares to know, too, so if you want to be rung, you will [FYI, everybody, have a look at onetel.com - have used them for years].
i'll try and upload a suitably congratulatory picture min a minute, too - in case it works, it was taken at the lilly pond in my parent's garden, with frogs raising merry havoc in the background.
 


Journal Entry 8 by jensreleases on Sunday, July 31, 2005

10 out of 10

I arrived just as you were leaving, but my house will remember you for quite some time. It appears to be full of books.

Thanks for sharing

Jennifer
jenatleisure 


Journal Entry 9 by kittiwake on Sunday, July 31, 2005

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Andrea,
I wish you and your family Good Luck in your new life in Portugal. If you ever run short of English-language books to read, you know who to ask : )

Isabel 


Journal Entry 10 by Morseman from Bolsover, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

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Hope that everything goes well for you in your new home.

Good Luck.

--... ...--
Morseman 


Journal Entry 11 by WistfulDragon from Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

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Hiya!

You were one of the first bookcrossers I met, and your instant friendliness gave me the courage to meet many more - so I will be eternally grateful! Your kindnesses are too many to mention, so I will simply say, thank you - and please don't forget us. I may not get out to Portugal, but I hope I get to see you any time you make a return visit here - and my door is always open to you, if you can face the Dragonets!
Much love,
WistfulDragon 


Journal Entry 12 by Lady-Mondegreen from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

10 out of 10

Andrea you are, without a doubt, one of my favourite bookcrossing pals. You are an inspirational bookcrosser but more importantly you are thoughtful, supportive and kindhearted. We have never met each other but that is definitely an oversight on my part as I haven't really got involved in meet-ups but I know you have been to a few! Maybe we will meet in the future but as you were in the same county as me and I didn't manage it....? I will just say that someone who can invite a virtual stranger to visit them on the strength of a few emails and shared books is either mad or special, I prefer to think of you in the latter category. You will no doubt realise when you receive this tribute "book" that you have gained a lot of friends in bookcrossing - in addition to a lot of books! Ooh, I nearly forgot, thanks for introducing me to Sue Grafton and good luck with assembling your complete collection of these!

Have the most fantastic, wonderful, exciting and happy time in Portugal.
Love from Anne x 


Journal Entry 13 by jalna from Wrexham, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2005

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HonoraryBCDog and I wish you all the best in your Portuguese life. May the sun shine on your endeavours and some rain fall on your veggie plot! 


Journal Entry 14 by perfect-circle from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, August 01, 2005

10 out of 10

Andrea,

Wishing you all the luck in the world in Portugal and I hope it won't be too long before you're back visiting the UK.

Michelle/perfect-circle 


Journal Entry 15 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, August 01, 2005

10 out of 10

You are much missed on BCUK - looking forward to the day you're utilising wi-fi from your sunny garden in Portugal! 


Journal Entry 16 by acanthium32 from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, August 01, 2005

10 out of 10

I hope you are having the most amazing time in Portugal.

All the best for the future for you and your family (and chickens).

You'll be missed on BCUK!

Love
C x
 


Journal Entry 17 by swan-scot from Inverness, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, August 01, 2005

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Andrea, it was lovely to meet you in London in Jan 04. I think it's wonderful that you are taking the plunge and uprooting to seek out a new challenge in a new country. I know it will be tough, but I know you'll make a damn good go of it!

All the very best and do pop into BC occasionally to let us know how you're doing.

swan-scot 


Journal Entry 18 by cmbohn from Orem, Utah USA on Monday, August 01, 2005

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Hello from across the ocean! Hope you love your new place and make some more great friends. Remember, no matter where you are, as long as there's email, you'll never be alone.

CMB 


Journal Entry 19 by coolboxuk from Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, August 01, 2005

10 out of 10

Here's greeting and well-wishes from another one you introduced to bookcrossing!!!

Hope everything in Portugal turns out just as wonderful as you've always imagined; that you'll always find the books you want to read; and that we'll never loose contact.

You never know, one day we'll make it true and come visit you there!!! Till then hope to meet you on your future visits here! 


Journal Entry 20 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, August 01, 2005

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Kleptokitty/Andrea,

You were one of my first contacts in the Bookcrossing world and I seem to have borrowed many of your books as well as receiving several RABCKs. Thank you so much and I wish you the very best of luck in Portugal.

Marian

 


Journal Entry 21 by herrgirl from Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 01, 2005

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I wish you all every happiness and good luck in your new life. Thanks for being such a good friend to Alison, now and in the future. And keep rolling those books out.

With best wishes
Linda (Alison's mum) 


Journal Entry 22 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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Andrea - all the very best for your new life in Portugal! I was meant to send you a New Home card but then my (slightly less exotic) move happened...

Thank you for so many things ... advice ... chat at the meetups ... a box of books when my availables were getting low (how could that be!) which I had great fun releasing on bookaid day and around London ... and of course your releases in honour of my Birthday, even if one of them did get burned!

I'm sure you're going to have a brilliant time, cope with any challenges admirably, and build a lovely life in the countryside for you and your family.

All the best,

LyzzyBee and Matth3w (who knows you as apricot-BC-tshirt-girl but at least he remembers which one you are!) 


Journal Entry 23 by purple-pixie from Nuneaton, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

10 out of 10

Andrea, you are a very courageous woman to follow your dreams, and an inspiration to us all. I wish you all that you wish yourself, and more good things that you can't even dream of.
Purple-pixie 


Journal Entry 24 by Vespa from Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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Wishing you love luck and never-ending happiness in your new home.
 


Journal Entry 25 by scaree from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

10 out of 10

I will have a very few Kleptokitty books sitting on my counter at work when you read this.

It's Open Season for Tourists here in Eastbourne, so I thought I'd let fly a volley in your honour!

Marie 


Journal Entry 26 by nyassa from Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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Andrea/Kleptokitty, you were one of the very first BCers I met at the first Hampshire meet-up in Winchester. I remember persuading you to take The Life of Pi, but apparently you fell asleep twice before page 14. Ah well!

Best of luck on your return to Portugal and I hope everything works out well for you all. I will be back in France from mid-September where I am still trying to get the English speaking community to realise the joys of BookCrossing.

All the best

Ann/nyassa 


Journal Entry 27 by wingMolyneuxwing from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

10 out of 10

Well you've finally done it - and you're in Portugal! How brave you are - and how I admire you for taking the plunge - I hope it all works out for you, as I'm sure it will!

Now don't go and forget us will you - keep on releasing those books, let me know if you want a few boxes and I'll bring them over to you - any excuse for a meet eh? - and I bet CaffCaff would join me!

Hugs to you all
Lynne 


Journal Entry 28 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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Andrea, I know we never got to meet, but I hope that one day we will.

I admire you so much for having the courage and determination to follow your dreams, instead of letting them be just dreams, like the majority of us do.

Knowing that you've got the dermination and spirit to even try it, is enough for me to know that you'll succeed and create a wonderful future for you and yours.

Love n ((huggles))

Spike.
(Who's still a Newbie of course *g* 


Journal Entry 29 by psychjo from Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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Andrea,

Well, I hope all is going well with you in Portugal, and I hope the generator gets going enough so you can occasionally pop up here on the list as well as keeping your fridge going at the same time :-)

I will miss your chatting on the list, your cheery face at meets and of course your books - however I can't say the same for my DB, who does not really know who you are and that you are off to Portugal, but I sure he will be pleased that you have gone, so our spare room is no longer full of your rescued boxes of books!

Good luck with it all - and may our emails be popping up with journal entries from all those books you've kidnapped into the Bookcrossing world for many years to come! 


Journal Entry 30 by oblivious1980 from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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Wishing you all the best in Portugal, bookcrossing isn't the same without you and I shall miss swopping books with you!

Best of luck x 


Journal Entry 31 by nocton4 from Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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Hoping all your hopes and dreams come true ...

Have a good one ...

Denise / nocton4 


Journal Entry 32 by fredam at a special gift in by mail, fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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Released 12 yrs ago (8/2/2005 UTC) at a special gift in by mail, fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

released back into the internet ether until accomplished! Good luck Alison and may all good things in life be yours and all your dreams come true! Freda XX 


Journal Entry 33 by Amanida from Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

10 out of 10

Hope you convert lots of Bookcrossers in Portugal too!
Wishing you lots of luck,
Amanida (still on page 1 of the DIY book!) 


Journal Entry 34 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

10 out of 10

Good luck with following your dreams & heart :)


Anna
xx 


Journal Entry 35 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 03, 2005

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If these journal entries are anything to go by there is a hell of a lot of threefold return going on here. I hope Portugal was ready for you. All the best to you and yours from me and mine (except maybe hubby who is still cursing about the box of books I acquired from you).

Thank you for giving me the inspiration to wild release with careless abandon, it's all because of you I have become known as that mad book woman.

All the best,

Catriona 


Journal Entry 36 by katie1980 from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 03, 2005

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Hopefully you'll be as active a bookcrosser in Portugal as you have been in England! If you can get as many people over there interested as you obviously have here, then we may have to borrow Steve's cloning machine to get you into every country in the world ;)
It was lovely to meet you at the UnConvention this summer, especially as I'd heard so much about you from other bookcrossers who know you!
Keep up the wonderfully good work, and enjoy your new adventure in Portugal :)
{{hugs}} katie1980 


Journal Entry 37 by minx2012 on Wednesday, August 03, 2005

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Kleptokitty, it was lovely meeting you (oh so briefly!) at the Unconvention.

I hope it all goes swimmingly for you in Portugal! 


Journal Entry 38 by Hapireada from Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 03, 2005

10 out of 10

Hi Andrea & Co

I want to wish you all Good Luck with your new venture and your life together in Portugal. Thank you for all the books I've caught from you and all the fun I've had. I shall miss your company at the Reading and Chertsey meetings and on the journeys to and from them. When I found the first book I thought it was going to be a solitary occupation - reading the book and then releasing it again - but instead I've met you, and through you, lots of people - enjoying everyone's company and all the books I've read in the last eleven months. Thank you.

Have a happy life, happy reading and happy BookCrossing
Love
Eileen

 


Journal Entry 39 by Vroomfondel from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 03, 2005

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Good luck for the future Andrea! Although I only met you once, Alison talked about you so much I feel I knew you well.
I really have no idea what Portugal has that Farnborough hasn't, but each to their own ;)

Best wishes,
Marcus xx 


Journal Entry 40 by Suureal from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Friday, August 05, 2005

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Heya Andrea!!

I hope you have a good start in Portugal and everything's turning out to be just as you wish it to be!

Diamondluca has allready got a "starting-book" for Kleptokid :-) 


Journal Entry 41 by beeofgoodcheer from Stowmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, August 06, 2005

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I hope that your new life in Portugal is every thing you dreamed of - and everything you deserve!

Good luck for the future!

Nic 


Journal Entry 42 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 06, 2005

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Kleptokitty,

Amy and I are missing you already - good luck and much success in your new life in Portugal, huggles to Dan too. I think of you every time I see a British Sailor Society logo when I journal or see a book caught from your rescue missions. I hope you are not now drowing in books! 


Journal Entry 43 by wingrainbow3wing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, August 11, 2005

10 out of 10

Wow, Andrea I am so inspired that you have created this opportunity to go live a new life in a new country with Danny! What a marvellous challenge, good for you. I am sure you are both up for it! I do hope to hear about your adventures from time to time, and it would be lovely to see you again if you ever have a minute when passing through Scotland to visit rellies. Meanwhile it’s lovely to think of you settling into and being busy with your veggies and chickens in such a beautiful part of Portugal. Showers of good wishes! 


Journal Entry 44 by YowlYY on Saturday, September 03, 2005

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Hello Andrea,

It is a pleasure for me to accept the invitation to write on this virtual book, although I admit I am a bit late (forgetful is maybe the word for it...)
I wish you all possible luck for your new mission in Portugal: It is true that I don't know you very well, but for what I could make out during the meetups when we chatted, I am sure that you have the right spirit for it. Actually, you remind me a bit of myself in a way, as I changed my life twice, hopping to a foreign country and going for the challenge without looking back. Surely you have more sense than I ever had, and thoroughly planned it all, and this is where we differ...you're no nutcase like me!
All the best for your new life and do not forget us on BCUK!

Gabriella 


Journal Entry 45 by KathyS on Monday, September 05, 2005

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Andrea/Kleptokitty

You are one of the amazing people that have made BCing SO special for me. We met at the Nottingham Meetup in March 2004 and your enthusiasm and fun-loving outlook shone through. I'm sorry that we won't be able to see you in person as often as we would all like but I hope you will stay in touch and let us know how life is treating you and yours in Portugal. I'm very jealous! Do you need any help? I'm a dab hand at tiling :o)

Take care and all best wishes

KathyS xx

 


Journal Entry 46 by Moondreamer from Sandhurst, Berkshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 05, 2005

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How come I managed to avoid a box of books from you?! Perhaps because you were too kind to foist them on the already-existing (book-ridden) chaos that is our home!

You were the first bcer I met 'in person' - it was the first Winchester meet in January 2004, we found out that we lived fairly close, and I offered a lift - you were brave enough to accept (*and* survived - so I'm not the Axe Murderer!) I survived too, so obviously you're not either!

That was one of the first meet-ups (I *think* it might even have been the first?) in our area - it's great to see how we're spoiled for choice now, and that's certainly partly due to your enthusiasm and book-releasing talents!

We still have the Spanish dictionary you were kind enough to drop in after I received the release alert and asked for more info so I could go out and catch it (MoonStrider was starting Spanish.)

And I especially remember you presenting me with an unofficial NSSFC 20004, because you thought I'd not signed up - you were right, and your kindness made my year!

I'm not surprised you're making a life in Portugal for yourself and Kleptokid (and I'm certain it will give you all you both wish) - I was more surprised that you returned at all from your holiday there!

Very best of luck to you and yours - hope we'll still see you sometimes. 


Journal Entry 47 by angellica from Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 05, 2005

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Andrea/Kleptokitty

Hope your new life is every thing you wish it to be and more :)

Karen/angellica 


Journal Entry 48 by Mamooo from -- Somewhere in Hertfordshire , Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 05, 2005

10 out of 10

Good Luck with everything!
Hope it all works out better than you could even dream it!
Laura x

LaurakateKnits
(was Reading-Fairy) 


Journal Entry 49 by skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, September 07, 2005

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The love and friendship of the BookCrossing community shines through the journal entries here, and I would be remiss not to add my own wishes.

England has far too much cold and grey about it for my taste. Lovely place, but blessed with a little too much weather. Portugal, where the sun shines every day, the rain may never fall till after sundown, by nine pm the moonlight must appear and summer lingers through September.

Summer in September! Imagine that!

My warmest and sunniest wishes for your new life! 


Journal Entry 50 by Kleptokitty on Saturday, September 10, 2005

10 out of 10

Wow! I'm really quite touched - and it's not sunstroke this time! This has been a total suprise, & I'm really quite speechless (which is something that doesn't happen often!). Thankyou Alison, and to all my other BookCrossing friends who've taken the time to write an entry here.

It's wonderful out here & we're getting along well. It's bloody hard going - we're getting up at 5.30am every day to fight with the bramble bushes from hell, we've still got no mains water & we're desperately short of cash. But it's compensated a hundredfold knowing that we're doing something we really want to do. There's only three other people in the village & if you sit outside you can hear nothing but the insects and the breeze. At night it's pitch dark with more stars than I ever imagined you'd see in one go.

I miss BCUK and all my BookCrossing friends though. I'm sure as we get more settled I'll be around a bit more on BCUK, but it's really so special to receive such warm thoughts from you all whilst I'm not. Thankyou, and come & see me soon! 


Journal Entry 51 by Kleptokitty on Saturday, September 17, 2005

9 out of 10

Really enjoyed this - one of the best Myron Bolitar novels I've read.

Thankyou Chelseagirl, my cheapskate mate :-) It's on it's way ... 


Journal Entry 52 by Kleptokitty on Thursday, February 23, 2006

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Always keen to introduce Harlan Coben to a wider audience, this is now going to go out on a mini-Ring.

Currently with Chelseagirl,
then Akg,
then IoJima
then home please.

It might be a wee while until this sets off as Chelseagirl has her wedding imminent, so please be patient.


 


Journal Entry 53 by chelseagirl from Faringdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 06, 2006

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A little while ..... hmmm, does four and a half months count as a little while?

Anyway, I have finally got round to reading this and while I enjoyed it, it wasn't my favourite of Coben's books.

I'll be passing this on to akg as soon as I have her address. 


Journal Entry 54 by akg from Didcot, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 29, 2006

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Picked this up from Chelseagirl today at a Cherry Tree mini meet.

I have only recently got discovered Harlan Coben and I don't know if it is best to read them in order. If it is, I only need to read one book before this one, and I'm sure I can borrow it from someone at work and then get this book moving again. 


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