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Coraline
by Neil Gaiman | Children's Books
Registered by readingprincess of Oakland, New Jersey USA on 12/2/2002
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Therese): travelling


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9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by readingprincess from Oakland, New Jersey USA on Monday, December 02, 2002

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Haven't read. Sounds Scary. 


Journal Entry 2 by harleygrl from Madison, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, April 29, 2003

8 out of 10

Neil Gaiman never fails to amaze me with his imagination! Quite creepy and despite it being meant for the younger crowd, it definitely ranks as a bonafide horror novel. Excellent for adults as well as kids, no question! I'm giving this to my aunt, greedyreader, as she lent it to me first to read :) 


Journal Entry 3 by greedyreader from Oakland, New Jersey USA on Sunday, June 01, 2003

7 out of 10

I was really looking forward to reading this book, and it did not disappoint. I expected to be a little more frightened than I was, but the book is only slightly creepy. It is a quick children's read -- appropriate for hearty 'tweens or average teens.

Since my daughter registered this book (and I know it would creep her out), I think we are going to give it to her school library rather than random release it.

* Mailing to lightwavz on June 12th. Enjoy! 8^) 


Journal Entry 4 by lightwavz from Detroit, Michigan USA on Wednesday, June 18, 2003

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Hooray!! Thanks, greedyreader! I am moving this to the top of the list and reading it (probably late tonight!) so that I can get it back to you ASAP. I have heard so many good things about this one. I almost want to skip my meeting tonight and hide out with it... too bad I am supposed to bring the food! DARN! I'll journal when done... 


Journal Entry 5 by lightwavz from Detroit, Michigan USA on Thursday, June 19, 2003

8 out of 10

What a charming and scary book! I read it in the middle of the night and I kept falling asleep between pages so I had dreams about other father and the singing rats. I especially enjoyed 'cat' and his role in helping Coraline with her tasks. This was an unusual tale in that the cat was the hero and the dogs were seemingly the bystanders. I know that I will be thinking about this one for a long time and I'll look into buying my own copy. Thanks again, greedyreader, for the loan! I hope this copy gets many readers in its new library-home! 


Journal Entry 6 by greedyreader from Oakland, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, December 16, 2003

This book has not been rated.

This is paperback copy of Coraline. The original was given to the library at the Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Franklin Lakes, NJ.

Why waste a BCID # -- especially when I can fulfill a book wish for someone with superb taste in fiction?!!!

17th/Dec ... mailing to mrbones 


Journal Entry 7 by MrBones from Regensburg, Bayern Germany on Sunday, February 08, 2004

8 out of 10

Awww, 'superb taste in fiction', is that me? (((blush))) Thank you!
"Das dritte im Bunde" As we had pretty crappy weather over the weekend I spent some quality time reading and Coraline was one of my preys.
Both the story itself and the illustration is kind of scary and I really don´t know how much an 8 year old would enjoy this book. But I´m probably just old-fashioned and the kids of today wouldn´t raise an eyebrow at the story. What do I know?
Anyway, the horror Gaiman produces is, fortunately, not a right-in-your-face kind of horror, but a very subtle and elegant one. I liked that very much! But then again I´m a sucker for Gaiman books adn my opinion may be not the most objective(is that a word in english?) one.
I will probably find a new reader for Coraline in no time or rather Coraline will find him/her on her own....huahahah
Cheerio,
MrBones 


Journal Entry 8 by heixly from Moers, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, February 20, 2004

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A book found the way to me. What a surprising sending! I didn't read something from Gaiman ever before. But now a book lies here and says "Read me!". I'll do this! 


Journal Entry 9 by MrBones from Regensburg, Bayern Germany on Monday, February 23, 2004

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Hi, it´s me again, MrBones.
I just wanted to say that heixly wasn´t the intended recipient of this book. It was originally meant for holle77, but due to uncurable confusion on my part I messed up addresses and sent it to heixly. Well, both screen names begin with an H and both live in NRW and so I think you all can easily understand my confusion.;-)
Sometimes books just have their own ways! It will be read and sent on to holle77 eventually.
Well, it´s just another story added to this books travels, so I thought I´d let you know. And the more readers the better, right?
Cheers! 


Journal Entry 10 by heixly from Moers, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, March 25, 2004

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I just want to set the status right: the book is here by me and reserved for holle77. 


Journal Entry 11 by heixly from Moers, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, May 03, 2005

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Finally I read the book. To tell the truth: I couldn't resist finding a German edition in a book store :-), so I finished reading in the German book. Pretty story including some thoughtfulness and humour.
Thank you, dear book, that you made this roundabout way ;-).
Now it makes its way to holle77 in secret:-). 


Journal Entry 12 by wingholle77wing from Meschede, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, May 23, 2005

This book has not been rated.

The book arrived some days before but I didn't find the time to journal it earlier. Thanks to MrBones and heixly! 


Journal Entry 13 by wingholle77wing from Meschede, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, January 01, 2007

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Finally, today, I find the time to read the book. As heixly sent me this book and the German one I had the possibility to read the passages, I was not sure to understand in the right way, again in German language.
It is a fantastic story with some awful scenes, I liked it! 


Journal Entry 14 by wingholle77wing at Café Max in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (3/14/2007 UTC) at Café Max in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Zum Meetup mitgenommen. 


Journal Entry 15 by paddler78 on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

7 out of 10

I got the book today at the meetup in Dortmund (my journal entry should be after the following). I will try to read it until tuesday, where I will take it to a meetup in Milan, Italy.

Update: As I have given the book further to another crosser, obviously I have read it. It is a nice, scaring story. I have enjoyed it. However I do not find it appropriate for 8-year-olds.

The book is now in Italy. 


Journal Entry 16 by Therese from Perugia, Umbria Italy on Thursday, March 22, 2007

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Thank you Paddler78! i like this book, I know Gaiman for "American Gods" and for the fantastic "Sandman", now i can read his dark novel! ;) 


Journal Entry 17 by Therese at Perugia, Umbria Italy on Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (7/30/2009 UTC) at Perugia, Umbria Italy

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Passato ad un amico che vuole rinfrescare il suo inglese :D 


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