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Friends, Lovers, Chocolate : The Sunday Philosophy Club
by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction
Registered by 4-lele of Elmhurst, Illinois USA on 4/1/2006
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by babyimran): to be read


13 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by 4-lele from Elmhurst, Illinois USA on Saturday, April 01, 2006

10 out of 10

Another great book by Alexander McCall Smith! I'm looking forward to more in this series!

The Sunday Philosphy Club Series

"FRIENDS, LOVERS, CHOCOLATE" by Alexander McCall Smith - BOOKRING



This is how it works:


  • If you wish to be added to the list, please PM me with your details.
  • If there is enough International interest this will be an International Bookring. Please be available for international shipping if at all possible.
  • We will kick off once we have 3 members.
  • You will be sending the book to the person who appears after you in the list, so you need to PM them to get their address!
  • It's not a race, but please read and send the book on as speedily as you can, other people are dying to read it too! About two to three weeks is OK.
  • PLEASE journal the book once you have received it (so we all know where it currently 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!


Book details: Hardcover 272 pages. Book Dimesions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 1.0 inches. Weight: 14.7 ounces



BOOKRING ORDER


NAME IN BROWN is the person currently in possession of the book!~~~
(click on screenname to take you to that person's bookshelf)

1. MarysGirl -------------> New York
2. ButoracA -------------> New York
3. therubycanary ------> Tennessee
4. vainilla79 -------------> Spain
5. kalistina-------------->France
6. cnfoto -----------------> United Kingdom
7. rosiewhippet --------> United Kingdom
8. Ceroc-Monster-------> United Kingdom
9. Shimmy-crazy--------> United Kingdom
10. molekilby ------------> United Kingdom
11. quico -----------------> Portugal
12. babyimran ----------> Malaysia

Book on it's way back home!


THANKS TO SO MANY OF YOU WHO OFFERRED TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY!

Book POSTED on 4/7 with Delivery Confirmation # 03050830000370456136 - go to USPS and enter # to check on status

 


Journal Entry 2 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Monday, April 17, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Received the book from 4-lele on Good Friday. Thanks! It's moved to the top of my reading list. 


Journal Entry 3 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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I'm afraid I didn't care for this book. I had heard so much about Alexander McCall Smith and his best-selling No.1 Ladies' Detective agency, so I was excited about trying out one of his books. My tastes run to plot-driven stories. The characters in FLC were well drawn with real flaws and foibles, but no one (of the major) characters was much changed by the end of the story. A very minor mystery was solved but there was little tension built up and the resolution was anti-climactic. His delving into philosophic conundrums might appeal to many people, but not me. If this is a good sample of McCall's writing, I think I'll pass. I hope others enjoy it more than I did.

I'll put it in the mail to ButoracA today or tomorrow. I'll journal again as soon as I get a confirmation number from USPS. 


Journal Entry 4 by MarysGirl from Brooklyn, New York USA on Friday, April 28, 2006

This book has not been rated.

The book sent on to BuroracA on 4/27 by USPS media mail. Confirmation number is 03051720000096800221. I hope everyone else enjoys the book. Thanks to 4-lele for including me in the bookring! 


Journal Entry 5 by ButoracA from Bronx, New York USA on Tuesday, May 02, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I received the book today! Very excited to read it and pass it along to the next member of the bookring. 


Journal Entry 6 by ButoracA from Bronx, New York USA on Thursday, May 11, 2006

7 out of 10

Hi there!
I have just finished Friends, Lovers, Chocolate! I think Alexander Mccall Smith does an excellent job creating full-bodied characters. However, I feel like the plot of this mystery was very thin. I kept reading because I wanted to know more about the characters, not because I really cared about the solution to the mystery.
I will be sending this book to therubycanary on Monday morning. 


Journal Entry 7 by ButoracA from Bronx, New York USA on Tuesday, May 23, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I sent out the book today, 5/23/06 to therubycanary. Sorry for the delay- things got a little crazy! 


Journal Entry 8 by therubycanary from Portland, Maine USA on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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Great! I enjoyed this, but didn't think it was any sort of feat of writing or plot. Nice characters, and great descriptions of the area. 


Journal Entry 9 by vainilla79 from Pinto, Madrid Spain on Sunday, July 16, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Finally (and fortunately) the book arrived this weekend! I will try to read it as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 10 by vainilla79 from Pinto, Madrid Spain on Monday, July 31, 2006

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I just finished the book few days ago and what can I say? I really enjoyed it!, basically because the story is set in Edinburgh, a very special city for me, and it brought me nice memories:)
Thank you for sharing this book! It made me very happy:)
I just contacted Kalistina to get her address and send her the book. 


Journal Entry 11 by vainilla79 from Pinto, Madrid Spain on Saturday, August 05, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I just posted the book this morning, so it is in its way to Marseille, France!:)
Have a happy reading! 


Journal Entry 12 by kalistina from Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France on Thursday, August 10, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Thanks to 4-lele and Vainilla79! What a nice book, its appearance makes already a favourable impression on me. I finish the books I am currently reading and after that will I start with this one (hoping the language won't be to difficult for me... We Frenchies are known for our bad English skill!). 


Journal Entry 13 by kalistina from Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France on Saturday, August 19, 2006

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I'm sorry but I gave up ; I read about 100 pages of this book, and I felt bored. The characters please me as well as the style, but I haven't seen a real plot, maybe because I started reading this book considering it as a "mystery novel" (do you say it this way?). I'm conscious it's because of my non-skill at English too. I may try again when it'll be published in French.
I contact cnfoto in order to send her the book :o) 


Journal Entry 14 by kalistina from Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France on Saturday, September 02, 2006

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Sent to cnfotp this morning :o) 


Journal Entry 15 by cnfotp on Monday, September 11, 2006

This book has not been rated.

This book arrived at the end of last week but due to an intermittent internet connection I haven't been able to journal until today - sorry.

The good news is I have already finsihed the book! I started it last night and finished it this morning. It was a pleasant, fun book which had some lovely descriptions of Edinburgh (a city I have never visited but have needed in the psat to study the streetmap of, so it was nice for those streets to come alive).

I don't see this as being a great 'mystery' novel, but it is a good book and Alexander McCall is now definitely an author I will take the oppurtunity to read whenever it arises. I found this book very different to Portuguese Irregular Verbs (which I also enjoyed) and am expecting the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency to arrive here soon.

Thanks for sharing. I'm contacting the next reader this afternoon. 


Journal Entry 16 by cnfotp on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

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Just a JE to say sorry to everyone for not passing this on yet. We've had a financial crisis and I'll be moving it on as soon as I can and hope this is OK. 


Journal Entry 17 by cnfotp on Monday, October 30, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I posted this at the weekend. Apologies again for holding onto it for so long. 


Journal Entry 18 by rosiewhippet from Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 31, 2006

This book has not been rated.

received safe and sound thankyou. I have couple of other rings before this one but won't take long. Funny enough 1 of them is another McCall Smith book!!!

Rosiewhippet. x 


Journal Entry 19 by rosiewhippet from Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

4 out of 10

Just finished, but I am afraid it took me an eternity! I think it just wasn't my cup of tea. Thanks for sharing with me but I will now be happy to pass it on.

Forwarding on as part of 'The 2006 Keep Them Moving Challenge'

Rosiewhippet. x 


Journal Entry 20 by rosiewhippet at RAF Wyton Post Office in RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 04, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (12/4/2006 UTC) at RAF Wyton Post Office in RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Hope you enjoy it more than I did. On it's way 2nd class.

Rosiewhippet. x 


Journal Entry 21 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 07, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Received in the post today. Is next on my reading list, just got to finish the book I'm on - won't be long... promise!! 


Journal Entry 22 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 17, 2006

6 out of 10

This book has a certain charm to it. It doesn't seem at all hurried and although I didn't think I'd enjoy it, I found myself actually making more time to read it.

I haven't read 'The Sunday Philosophy Club' and to be quite honest, I'm quite pleased about that as I think it may have put me off reading this book.

I'm PMing Shimmy-crazy and will hopefully get it in the post tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 23 by Shimmy-crazy from Finchley, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, January 05, 2007

6 out of 10

This arrived during the christmas break when I didn't have access to a computer so have only just got round to registering it. I quite enjoyed it as light reading. The plot was quite thin but I liked the characters and Isobel's musings. PMing molekilby now will send it off ASAP

Posted this morning (18/1/07) 


Journal Entry 24 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, January 19, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today. Thanks Shimmy-crazy for sending and to 4-lele for sharing. A couple of books before this, but should get it read in a month. 


Journal Entry 25 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, February 04, 2007

7 out of 10

A quick read that was very welcome after a particularly heavy going book. I much preferred this to the previous book in the series "The Sunday Philosophy Club". Isabel isn't quite so inquisitive but still does her fair share of snooping around. Certainly both books pose a number of philosophical questions that cause the reader to think and may not be left with an answer by the conclusion.

Thanks again to 4-lele for sharing, this will be sent on it's travels once I have an address of the next person. Sent 13th February. 


Journal Entry 26 by quico from Coimbra (cidade), Coimbra Portugal on Tuesday, February 27, 2007

7 out of 10

Sorry people, I forget to journal this. But I've read it and "Friends, lovers and chocolate" will travel again as soon as i get babyimran's address. Great title, well drawn caracters, good humour and a cozy environment. The plot was not so great: I like a good old murder (but only in fiction). And Isabel is so perfect! Grace would be a much better detective! 


Journal Entry 27 by quico from Coimbra (cidade), Coimbra Portugal on Monday, April 02, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Travelling to Malaysia... 


Journal Entry 28 by babyimran from Kajang, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Monday, April 09, 2007

This book has not been rated.

It was a truly pleasing surprise getting a SMS that there is a book waiting for me. Even more when looking at the title - after a truly trying week and classes on weekend.

Unfortunately, my exams are coming up in early May and I have promised myself not to do any reading until the exams. But since I'm the last, there should not be an issue, hehehee...

May 9 - the day I received the book, I passed to an officemate who was interested in the book. Unfortunately, he lost interest.

So today, I started the book so we can get the bookring moving again.

May 14 - I find the book very great after classes, assignments, and exams the past few months. It give a food for thought - is there such a thing as cellular memory (I normally need scientific proof to accep it but there are so many things in the world which we cannot fully understand.

This book will be going home after its long trip around the world.

June 6 - sending the book after many days forgetting to print out the address.
 


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