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How to Be Lost : A Novel
by Amanda Eyre Ward | Literature & Fiction
Registered by momofap of Sheldon, Iowa USA on 6/2/2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Dove-i-libri): to be read


16 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by momofap from Sheldon, Iowa USA on Friday, June 02, 2006

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Copyright 2004, Trade paperback book that the publisher sent me. 


Journal Entry 2 by momofap from Sheldon, Iowa USA on Friday, June 02, 2006

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Pre-numbered label used for registration. 


Journal Entry 3 by momofap from Sheldon, Iowa USA on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

5 out of 10

This was an ok book. It is on it's way to a new reader! If you are new to BookCrossing and found this book and this site, welcome! Enjoy the site, the book and hopefully the BookCrossing community. I hope you'll join BookCrossing (it doesn't cost anything to join!)—and if you do, please consider using me, momofap, as the member who referred you. If you prefer, you can remain anonymous.

Either way, I hope you'll journal so all the previous and future readers can track this book's journey. You can post now saying that you’ve found the book. Then after you’ve read it, come back here; tell us your opinion of the book if you’d like; and let us know when and where the book is going next. Again, welcome, happy reading, and happy BookCrossing! 


Journal Entry 4 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Arrived yesterday in New Jersey as a RABCK!! Thank you momofap!! 


Journal Entry 5 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

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Enjoyed this book. I thought I had it all figured out early on but nope, I was wrong! I would have liked an epilogue because I want to know more of the story. I think this will make a great bookray. 


Journal Entry 6 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Friday, March 26, 2010

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This copy of How to Be Lost is being offered as a US bookray. General courtesy guidelines apply. Please journal the book as soon as you receive it and pm the next reader for their address so that we can keep it moving quickly. Don't forget to make another JE once you have finished. If you are backlogged or need to be moved further down on the list, please let me know. Thanks for signing up and enjoy How to Be Lost.

Here is the mailing order:
dvg (New Jersey)
ladilee24 (Delaware)
oi-reader (Ohio)
minesayn (Ohio)
MyssCyn (Texas)
Moeshell (Texas)
dabercro (Utah)
AtHomeGoddess (California)
ToXiCKiTTiKiSS (California)
esq228 (New Jersey)
 


Journal Entry 7 by 300dogs at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/27/2010 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed out this morning to dvg. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 8 by dvg from Toms River, New Jersey USA on Monday, March 29, 2010

9 out of 10

Arrived safely! I am looking forward to this story. I read a blurb in BookPage and it sounded really good. Starting tonight - PMing ladilee24 for addy now. Bookmark is already in place. =)

Updated 3Apr10 upon finishing novel:
I really enjoyed this book. It had a decent plot and was a fast read as I read it in about two days. At one point, I did think I knew “who” it was but was surprised.

I can only imagine the pain of losing a child. In this instance, it caused a rift in the entire family structure which you will read about as I don’t want to be a spoiler. I do feel that there were a few unanswered questions at the end of the story. Now these things are not essential to the story, just would have been nice to see all the characters have some closure for the reader. A few of the things I would have liked to have clarification on was Agnes’ life. As she is writing her letters not much detail is given about her childhood. I felt touched by her character though and was happy to see the conclusion we received. I would have liked a tad more information on why Ron and Caroline didn’t get along. Again, not essential to the plot and my opinion is that Ron probably is responding to the relationship between Caroline and his wife/her sister, Madeline.

I know some people have compared this to The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold which I loved! I just do not think this has the plot strength to hold up to that comparison.
It was an enjoyable read and I will pick up another book by this author. I believe this is her second novel and I am curious to see if her novels encompass more detail in the future. In the reader’s guide at the end of the book, she indicates she gets requests to find out what happened to the other characters. So, I am comforted to know that other readers had the similar questions.

I have signed up for the author's email list and added her other books to my wishlist. 


Journal Entry 9 by dvg at next participant in bookring, Bookring-Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, April 04, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/5/2010 UTC) at next participant in bookring, Bookring-Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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Continuing its journey to ladilee24 who is the next reader in the Bookring. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 10 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Monday, April 12, 2010

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Just arrived today in the mail. I am in the middle of another book, but will start on it soon. 


Journal Entry 11 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Monday, April 19, 2010

7 out of 10

I quite liked this book, and was surprised how fast I read it. I started over the weekend, and ended up caught up this evening and unable to put it down until the end. Caroline isn't a very sympathetic character, at first, but the fractured nature of her life makes sense as you learn more of her past, and by the end I was really cheering for the healing of this family, however tentative.

Thanks for including me in the ring! Off to the next reader in tomorrow's mail. 


Journal Entry 12 by ladilee24 at by mail, Another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, April 19, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/20/2010 UTC) at by mail, Another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Mailing to the next reader. 


Journal Entry 13 by oi-reader from Toledo, Ohio USA on Monday, April 26, 2010

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Arrived safely today! Thanks for allowin me to participate, I have another book ahead of this one but should be able to start it by the end of the week. 


Journal Entry 14 by oi-reader from Toledo, Ohio USA on Saturday, May 01, 2010

8 out of 10

Many thanks to 300dogs for organizing this and allowing me to participate.

It has been a very long time since I read something I could not put down. Perhaps I've been in a reading funk for the past year or so, but this book brought me out of it! How To Be Lost kept me up way past my bedtime 2 nights in a row.

The writing is good, the characters were interesting, and although I figured the plot out about 1/3 into the tale I had to read through to the end to make sure I was right. I admit, I would have liked a bit more of an ending, or perhaps a sequel as I had unanswered questions at the end. After reading the interview with the author following the novel though I see I was not the only one who wanted more.

I have minesayn's address and will be sending it her way in the coming week. 


Journal Entry 15 by oi-reader at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Ohio USA on Thursday, May 06, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/8/2010 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Ohio USA

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off to the next reader! Enjoy :) (perhaps it would arrive more quickly by hand ;) 


Journal Entry 16 by wingminesaynwing from Huron, Ohio USA on Monday, May 10, 2010

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Received from oi-reader; will get on it as soon as reasonably possible. Thanks 300dogs for starting this ring and allowing me to participate. 


Journal Entry 17 by wingminesaynwing at San Antonio, Texas USA on Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/24/2010 UTC) at San Antonio, Texas USA

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Very interesting read. Unlike most missing persons cases, this one turned out a bit differently. Like others before me, I'd have liked a bit of closure on the characters. I'm glad I had the chance to read this one; thanks for including me in the bookring!

Now sending off to MyssCyn in Texas...enjoy the read! I did! 


Journal Entry 18 by wingMyssCynwing at San Antonio, Texas USA on Monday, June 07, 2010

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Received in the mail on Saturday. I adore the "prescription" that was included from minesayn If I can figure out how, I will add a pic to this JE later.

Thanks for including me in this ring 


Journal Entry 19 by wingMyssCynwing at San Antonio, Texas USA on Friday, June 11, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/11/2010 UTC) at San Antonio, Texas USA

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I couldn't put this book down once I got half way through. The author seemed to find her voice and it flowed nicely.
The ending was the perfect set up for another book.
Mailing to Moeshell tomorrow if I can get to the PO. 


Journal Entry 20 by Moeshell at Richardson, Texas USA on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

6 out of 10

Hit my mailbox yesterday along with another ring. They always come together don't they? Thanks to mysscyn for the lables and postcard. Such a nice and thoughtful bookcrosser you've been to me :)

ETA Aug 12: Just an update to let all know that I started this one today. Hope to get through it in a week or two.  


Journal Entry 21 by Moeshell at Richardson, Texas USA on Monday, August 23, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (8/23/2010 UTC) at Richardson, Texas USA

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Ehh... thought the book was okay. Like others, I would have liked a little bit more at the end. Left me hanging and felt since I'd read that far into the story I should have something else to hold on to in the end. I did like the twist of the story.

On to the next reader.  


Journal Entry 22 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Saturday, August 28, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Received in the mail today. Should be starting it in the next few days. 


Journal Entry 23 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Sunday, September 05, 2010

8 out of 10

I enjoyed this book and as previous readers stated it was hard to put down. It made me think of the real-life stories of children that disappear and are often never found. How long do you keep looking and hoping? What does that disappearance do to the family left behind, especially the siblings?

I, like previous readers, would have liked more closure at the end and maybe would like to see a sequel to this book. There still is a lot of story waiting to be told.

Thanks, 300dogs, for sharing.  


Journal Entry 24 by dabercro at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, September 08, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 6 yrs ago (9/8/2010 UTC) at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sent to the next participant, AtHomeGoddess, in CA. 


Journal Entry 25 by AtHomeGoddess at Fresno, California USA on Sunday, September 26, 2010

7 out of 10

The book landed in my mailbox the day before I was leaving on vacation. Perfect timing! I took it with me to Nashville and read it over the last 5 days.
The book totally had me hooked in the first few pages. I found it hard to put down once the story started to develop! But, alas, it did leave me wanting more at the end. Still, I DID enjoy it. It would be great of it had a sequel!
I will contact the next person on the list and get it out in the mail in the next few days.
 


Journal Entry 26 by TemekuGirl at Temecula, California USA on Sunday, October 24, 2010

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I received the book today, and I will start it as soon as I finish the other ring I am working on. 


Journal Entry 27 by TemekuGirl at Temecula, California USA on Monday, January 17, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (1/18/2011 UTC) at Temecula, California USA

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I could not find bksfmly's profile, and sromano93 wanted to be skipped. I am sending it to esq228.

DC #: 9102 1501 3471 1540 6128 10 


Journal Entry 28 by StinaRy at Bloomfield, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Arrived yesterday, and the timing couldn't have been better as I had just finished my last bookring. Plan to start on it tonight! 


Journal Entry 29 by StinaRy at Bloomfield, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

9 out of 10

Usually when I say I couldn't put a book down its a bit of an exaggeration. But not this time -- I seriously could not put it down and stayed up well into the night to finish it because I just had to know how it ended. The only reason it didn't get a 10 is because I didn't actually care for the end...I really wanted the story to continue. Maybe she'll write another one that tells us what happened next...

I'm the last reader for this ray...with the permission of our host, however, I hope to keep it going. :) 


Journal Entry 30 by StinaRy at Bloomfield, New Jersey USA on Monday, January 31, 2011

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This book will be continuing its journey. General courtesy rules apply (journal upon receipt; journal upon completion/sending to next reader; please keep no longer than a month if possible).

Participants, with location & shipping preferences, are:

ravencat (US/US or Can)
judygreeneyes (US/US) <-- HERE!
powaybabe (US/US) 


Journal Entry 31 by StinaRy at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (1/31/2011 UTC) at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sent to next reader. 


Journal Entry 32 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Thursday, February 03, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Will start this book tonight. Thanks Esq228 for including me. 


Journal Entry 33 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Thursday, February 10, 2011

9 out of 10

This story was a little confusing at times with random characters thrown in without any explanation and I was left wondering what I was reading. As I got more into the story it did keep my interest and had to finish it to find out about who did in fact take Ellie but left so many unanswered questions that I hated the way it left you hanging. I would read a sequel if one were written. Thanks esq228 for including me in this ray. I have PM the next person for their address 


Journal Entry 34 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (2/10/2011 UTC) at Lancaster, New York USA

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On its way to JudyGreenEyes.Enjoy:) 


Journal Entry 35 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This book has not been rated.

The book is here in San Diego, thanks very much for sending it!! 


Journal Entry 36 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (2/22/2011 UTC) at San Diego, California USA

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Release to powaybabe since she is next on the list and maybe can get to it before I do! I'll read it after she does. 


Journal Entry 37 by powaybabe at Poway, California USA on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

8 out of 10

This was a really good story. I wasn't happy with the ending, but all-in-all a compelling tale about families. Thanks for sharing! Now headed back to judygreeneyes. 


Journal Entry 38 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Received last night -- and going onto my TBR stack! 


Journal Entry 39 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Monday, August 15, 2011

7 out of 10

I read this book very quickly! It was a pretty engrossing story, sad but a little hopeful in that I hoped they would eventually find the missing sister. Not so much character development, but in less than 300 pgs it was a well-told story about a dysfunctional family, about choices (good and bad), and about how lost a person can get for a variety of reasons. I'm glad I read it and have added the authors first book to my TBR list. 


Journal Entry 40 by Dove-i-libri at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Received this well-read and well-travelled book from JudyGreenEyes when we met up (IN PERSON!!!!!!) today. What a wonderful day. Two new books and a new friend! What a lovely visit, I only wish it could have been longer. I felt so comfortable with her that I could have talked forever ... (Oh, and I have the author's first book sitting here on my TBR shelf!) 


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