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The edible woman
by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction
Registered by hobbit of Barnes, Wisconsin USA on 2/27/2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by MarysGirl): travelling

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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by hobbit from Barnes, Wisconsin USA on Monday, February 27, 2006

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I picked this up at my local used book shop. In addition to a stamp from there, it's got a stamp from a bookshop in Ontario, Canada, and a couple individuals' names and phone numbers written on the inside front cover and flyleaf. Although there's no area code, I will obscure the phone numbers before releasing this book.

I've read several other books by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale was a favourite) and look forward to this one. 

Journal Entry 2 by hobbit from Barnes, Wisconsin USA on Friday, March 24, 2006

9 out of 10

I enjoyed this story about a woman who gets engaged and finds herself rebelling in odd ways. Normally I'm not a big fan of lots of deep symbolism and literary devices but this story managed to remain quite readable and entertaining, yet thought provoking and meaningful.

This book is filling the spot for a Canadian author in my attempt to read books by authors from all countries that participate in the Olympics by summer 2008. 

Journal Entry 3 by hobbit from Barnes, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, November 02, 2006

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Sent to MarysGirl as a prize for the Halloween Bookcrossing Raffle. I hope you enjoy your books and Halloween sweets! 

Journal Entry 4 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Monday, November 06, 2006

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Arrived in the mail today - it'll be my next "subway" book. Thanks, hobbit! 

Journal Entry 5 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Friday, November 17, 2006

7 out of 10

I'm big fan of Atwood's but this book didn't grab me. It was published in 1969 as a "modern" novel about women and their reactions to changing times. The "office virgins" are stuck in the past, desparately looking for a man to resuce them from their mindless work and single status. The major character, Marion is a univerisity graduate working at a dull job. Of her two best friends, one is pregnant with her third child since graduating university, sunk in a sodden morass of babies, diapers and depression. The other decided to "embrace" her femininity by becoming a single mother, only to panic when she learns that raising a son without a father figure will make him homosexual. Marion deals with her engagement to her lawyer boyfriend, who has their perfect life planned out, in strange and self-destructive ways. This book might have been stunning and relevant when it was published, but I don't feel it wore well. Lovely writing, etc. but the characters and their problems didn't pull me in. 

Journal Entry 6 by MarysGirl at Park Slope (see release notes for details) in Brooklyn, New York USA on Monday, March 10, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (3/10/2008 UTC) at Park Slope (see release notes for details) in Brooklyn, New York USA



The Tea Lounge on 7th Ave. and 10th Street. Window ledge to the left as you walk in.

Released for the 2008 Leap Into the Wild 366 Challenge.


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