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Stormy night
by Michele Lemieux | Children's Books
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 10/29/2005
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by GoryDetails): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, October 29, 2005

8 out of 10

I found this good-condition (and very odd) hardcover on the bargain shelves at Toadstool Books in Milford. The title sums it up; it's a stormy night, and the main character is getting ready for bed in what appears to be a somewhat isolated house in the country. The child hops into bed but then begins to think about things - questions of all kinds, from "Where does infinity end?" to "am I nice-looking?", each with an accompanying illustration. The questions range from frivolous to serious - concerns about the future, about loss and loneliness and death - and the whole thing rather neatly sums up some of those long, wakeful nights that I remember. A very unusual book. Don't know what I'd have made of it as a kid; maybe it's to remind adults what it was like... 


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, July 15, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I'm offering this for a bookring; see forum post here.

Bookray/ring instructions:

When you receive the book, please journal it, and PM the next person in line for their address so you'll have it ready when you've finished the book.

Note: even if you've sent books to that person before, please PM them before mailing this one, to confirm that the address is correct and that they're able to take on a bookring book at this time.
Try and read the book promptly - ideally, within a month of receiving it. (If you expect to take longer, you can request to be put at the end of the list. If you find you're swamped with other books when the person before you contacts you about the bookring, you can ask to be skipped, and then let me know whether you'd like to be moved down the list or dropped entirely. If you receive the book and find it's taking longer than you'd planned to get through it, I'd appreciate an update in its journal entries or on your profile, just to let me and the other participants know you haven't forgotten it.)

When you're ready to pass the book along, please make another journal entry containing your comments about the book and stating where you've sent it, and set the book's status code to "traveling". [If you find that you're having problems contacting the next person in line, or don't think you can manage to mail the book as originally agreed, please let me know; I'll be glad to try to work something out.]

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Participants so far, in mailing order:

mojosmom [Illinois]
cherylllr [Nevada]
yvensong [Nevada]
rainwolfe and wolfboy [Maryland]

...and back to GoryDetails in New Hampshire! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, July 29, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Controlled release:

This book's on its way to BCer mojosmom in Chicago, to kick off the bookring. Hope you enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 4 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Saturday, August 05, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Just received this - on a non-stormy night! 


Journal Entry 5 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Sunday, August 20, 2006

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Don't know what I'd have made of it as a kid; maybe it's to remind adults what it was like...

If that was the book's purpose, it succeeded! I remember asking a lot of these questions; many I still ask.

I like the drawings very much. They range from a simple line drawing of a mother cradling her child in her arms to spooky skeletons and a devil rolling up the earth.

I'd really like to find a copy of this to keep.
 


Journal Entry 6 by cherylllr from Carson City, Nevada USA on Saturday, September 02, 2006

This book has not been rated.

just rec'd - I'll read it myself first and then judge whether to share it with my child 


Journal Entry 7 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Saturday, September 16, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Received from Cherylllr on this blustery night. I have 2 other books I'm reading, but this will be easy to squeeze in. 


Journal Entry 8 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Wednesday, October 04, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Thanks so much for sharing this with us, GoryDetails! I enjoyed the walk down memory lane in regards to some of those long, sleepless nights as a child pondering life.

I'm going to see if I can find a copy of my own.

This was put in the mail today.

Tracking #0301 0120 0002 0562 2631 


Journal Entry 9 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Tuesday, December 19, 2006

This book has not been rated.

This had been returned to me. I have contacted Rainwolfe to let her know and have resent this out to her.

Here is the new Delivery Confirmation # 0306 0320 0002 4268 3896 


Journal Entry 10 by rainwolfe from Crofton, Maryland USA on Thursday, December 28, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I was more than excited to find this package sitting on my bed when I got home this evening! It was returned, resent, erroneously reported delivered, missing, and now somehow has ended up here, with a Dec 18 postmark. Looking forward to reading it with Wolfboy a few times. Judging from the first few pages, this may be one I'll have to end up finding and buying. 


Journal Entry 11 by rainwolfe from Crofton, Maryland USA on Wednesday, February 28, 2007

9 out of 10

Sorry for the delays. With the various holiday madnesses (working at Hallmark) and being sick the last couple month or so, it's been hard for me to get myself out.
However, it has been getting warm-ish the last couple days, and I finally took this to the post office this evening after work.
Thank you so much for allowing me to read it, and to share it with my son.
 


Journal Entry 12 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This book has not been rated.

The book arrived home safely in today's mail; thanks to everyone who participated in the ring! 


Journal Entry 13 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua Public Library (2 Court Street) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, May 20, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Released 10 yrs ago (5/20/2007 UTC) at Nashua Public Library (2 Court Street) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

It was raining buckets when I got to the Nashua Public Library, so I thought it was a suitable time to release this book! I left it inside one of the Hippo free-newspaper boxes at the corner of Court St. and Park St. (not far from the library entrance) at around 2 p.m.; hope the finder enjoys it! 


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