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A Million Little Pieces
by James frey | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by acountkel of Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Sunday, January 07, 2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by hopi100): to be read


15 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Sunday, January 07, 2007

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The book is about Frey and his time in rehab. It talks about how he dealt with it, how he related to his family and the friends he met while he was there. He also relived his horrible nightmare as an addict. IT kept my attention from beginning to end.  


Journal Entry 2 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Sunday, January 07, 2007

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Seeing if there is any interest in a ring 


Journal Entry 3 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Sunday, January 07, 2007

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International Bookring
I am not big on a lot of strict rules. I just want everyone to enjoy the book and send it on to the next person in line. One month seems reasonable to me but if you need to take a little longer, that's fine. Remember to PM each other for mail address and PM me if you have any questions or concerns. You know the drill....

List-not in the final order yet since I am still recruiting interested readers.
Also may change due to shipping preferences.


1-spaceystacey-New Jersey-will ship int'l
2-Enidq-California-will ship US
3-smilingheron-Oregon-will ship int'l
4-eponine254-South Africa-will ship int'l------had to skip-no reply
5-boirina-Portugal-prefers to ship within Europe
6-beekeeper40-UK-will ship int'l
7-annadvarna-Greece
8-samulli-Germany-skipped
9--PinkElephant--Germany
10-darkpunkangel-Ontario Canada-will ship int'l
11-Marsala-Netherlands-prefers to ship in Europe
12-Mizuchy-Romania-prefers to ship in Europe
13-Isabelopes-Portugal-will ship Int'l
14-scrutiny-Hong Kong-will ship anywhere
15-Sherlockfan-New Zealand-will ship anywhere
16-nynjagrrrl-Wisconsin-US-shipping only---asked to be skipped!
17-hopi100-Virginia-US-will ship anywhere----book is here!


Back to Me!



 


Journal Entry 4 by spaceystacey from Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Saturday, March 03, 2007

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Received in the post about 1 week ago. Did take awhile getting here but is in perfect shape. Have pm'ed Enidq for address.

I am very anxious to read this book, as I recall all of the controversy about the details initially, and later the revelation that most of the memoir was fabricated.

Fabrication or not this read was very realistic. My late husband had been in a rehabilation center locally for alcoholism in the very early 90's. Much of what was written in this book reminded me of some of the stories he would share about the experience. At times in the book, I laughed, mostly I cried, but whatever the emotion I kept turning those pages to get to the end. I am looking forward to reading My Friend Leonard.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful read. Sorry to have caused you so much worry about the book initially and for the week late journalling. All the best!

 


Journal Entry 5 by Enidq on Sunday, March 18, 2007

8 out of 10

I have gone back and forth on reading this book due to the controversy and finally was curious as to whether it was a good story. Fact or fiction by the second chapter I had a tear running down my face. I have NEVER had that happen. I hope the rest of the book holds on to me. I'm ready for a good ride.

Well I am happy to report that the book managed to keep a good grip on me and I finished it in less than 30 days I see. That is really a record for me and I managed to finish another in between. Over all I would say this is an 8. Intense read and tough at times but you want to know what happens to James.

I too now want to read My Friend Leonard. 


Journal Entry 6 by 2of3Rs from Hillsboro, Oregon USA on Friday, April 20, 2007

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Just received this from EnidQ, continuing on its bookring journey. I was working at a bookstore before Oprah made it part of her book club as well as during the controversy about its fictional aspects. I never read it, it was kind of always an 'I want to get to that sometime' kind of read. I've heard good things about it since - and after the controversy the book sold WAY more than before. People said they were just curious. interesting......thanks to acountkel for starting the ring! 


Journal Entry 7 by 2of3Rs from Hillsboro, Oregon USA on Friday, May 04, 2007

9 out of 10

I checked out some of the details of the controversy - Frey originally submitted the manuscript to publishers AS FICTION. THEY were the ones who said it would sell better as a memoir. Hmm. Seems to me that the onus should be on THEM for not fact checking if they were so eager to publish it as a memoir.

I was engrossed from first page to last. The whole 'did the incidents actually occur or not' controversy didn't matter to me at all. The voice of addiction came through . The voice seemed true, the needing, the craving, the Fury....... stunning...... 


Journal Entry 8 by 2of3Rs from Hillsboro, Oregon USA on Wednesday, May 09, 2007

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With perhaps a bump in the journey, the book is on its way to boirina in Portugal..... 


Journal Entry 9 by boirina from Calvià, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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The book got here today. I'll check with eponine254 to see if s/he wants to read it before I pass it on to beekeeper40. There's one book to read before I start this one.

Thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 10 by boirina from Calvià, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Thursday, June 28, 2007

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The book left for beekeeper40 on Monday, so it won't take long to reach her.

I must admit that I didn't manage to finish it. I suppose it wasn't the right time for me to read it. I guess it's just not the right book to read while trying to give up smoking. It made me want to smoke so badly that I had to close the book and go back to it when I felt stronger. In the end I just decided to give up the book. Funny how people who are trying to give up drugs and drinking always keep on smoking. (sigh)

I must say that I liked how it was written, though. :)
 


Journal Entry 11 by beekeeper40 from Hoveton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, July 02, 2007

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Arrived safely. Will read it soon (3 rings in front of it at the moment). 


Journal Entry 12 by beekeeper40 from Hoveton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

8 out of 10

In a word HARROWING! I read this compulsive read in a few sittings and found it to be very moving and draining at the same time. Pming next reader. Thanks for the opportunity to read this. 


Journal Entry 13 by beekeeper40 at to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, a postal release -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 23, 2007

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/24/2007 UTC) at to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, a postal release -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed to annadvarna. 


Journal Entry 14 by annadvarna from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Thursday, August 02, 2007

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I received it yesterday. It will be a little while before I begin reading it because I am in the middle of the Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell which is huge. 


Journal Entry 15 by annadvarna from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Friday, August 17, 2007

10 out of 10

Hi everyone. I just finished. I was thrilled, it's one of the best books I've read this summer. I read it in less than a day and my feelings varied from sobbing, chuckling to myself, frowning.

I wrote all of my thoughts here
http://annabooklover.wordpress.com/2007/08/17/james-frey-–-a-million-little-pieces/

I am a bit confused as to whom I am sending it now, so please let me know. 


Journal Entry 16 by -PinkElephant- from Quesnel, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, September 05, 2007

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Just caught this from annadvarda, thank you!! I can't wait to read it, as I have already heard so much about all the controversy...is it fact, is it fiction etc.

Will try not to keep it too long but will message if it seems I need longer!

Thanks again, Acountkel!

-PinkElephant- 


Journal Entry 17 by -PinkElephant- from Quesnel, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, October 06, 2007

10 out of 10

That was a great book, thank you so much for the ring, acountkel! I loved reading it, and really found I couldn't put it down!! I can't wait to try and get my hands on a copy of My Friend Leonard now!!

Thanks so much, I'll message the next in line to pass it on! Sorry I kept it so long, by the way, I read it quite quickly but then was gone on holiday for 2 weeks and had no internet!! Anyways now it can be on it's way!

-PinkElephant- 


Journal Entry 18 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Thursday, January 17, 2008

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Thanks, received this today. Will start reading this sometime today. 


Journal Entry 19 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Monday, March 03, 2008

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This was a great read even if its fiction or not but it was at times emotionally draining but I'm glad James came over his addictions.

PMed the next person in line and will send it off as soon as I get their address. 


Journal Entry 20 by darkpunkangel at to the next participant in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/4/2008 UTC) at to the next participant in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Sent yesterday, accountkel for adding me to this ring. 


Journal Entry 21 by marsala from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Arrived here safely today and I'll start reading it as soon as possible. Thanks for sending it darkpunkangel and thanks for ringing acountkel! 


Journal Entry 22 by marsala from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Wow! This book has got me hooked (hmm, not very wise choice of words) from the first page. I don't really care about the controversy, especially not about the criminal recors, because that's not what the story is about. It is all about frey's struggle with his addiction and The Fury, and I believe that is true. I think it is very well writen and it really let's you into Frey's mind.

Edit March 26th: It's in the mail to Mizuchy 


Journal Entry 23 by Mizuchy from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania and Partium Romania on Monday, April 28, 2008

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I should have taped the conversation I had at the post-office, while picking the book up. The lady behind the counter initially refused to give it to me on the grounds that the name on the package was not identical to the one on my ID card. In the end I persuaded her that I am the one and the same person. But the entire conversation was just hilarious...
I'll read it asap and send it onward!

Edit 8 May: Finished reading - wonderful book, I was engulfed in it for two long train journeys, oblivious to whatever was going on around me.
Will send it onwards as soon as I get the address from the next in line. 


Journal Entry 24 by Isabelopes from Cacém, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, May 22, 2008

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Received it today. Will get to it as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing 


Journal Entry 25 by Isabelopes from Cacém, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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I have to apologize for keeping this book for so long. I'm just finishing it and I've already PMed the next person in line. Thanks for sharing and for understanding. 


Journal Entry 26 by Isabelopes from Cacém, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Will be mailed tomorow! Sorry to everyone! 


Journal Entry 27 by scrutiny on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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Everyone can stop panicking now - the book arrived today. 


Journal Entry 28 by scrutiny on Wednesday, October 01, 2008

8 out of 10

A good solid read. The style can throw readers off a little, but otherwise it was a good book. I have wanted to read this for ages and now I can count it read! Thanks for letting me participate in the ring.

Off in the mail as soon as I get the nexr address. 


Journal Entry 29 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, October 06, 2008

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The book arrived here yesterday,6th October, so that was quite quick.
I've already browsed the first few pages and just know I am going to enjoy it.
Thanks acountkel for including me in this ring.
I'll pm nynjagrrrl right away as I don't think it will take me long to read. 


Journal Entry 30 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, October 12, 2008

9 out of 10

Firstly, acountkel please note that nynjagrrrl has advised that she's already read the book so does not want it now. I have pm'ed hopi100 for her address so it will move on just as soon as I receive that.

Well! That was a curious, hard, emotionally draining read. I make a practice of not reading others' JE before I read a book so did not know about the controversy about its authenticity. Glad that I didn't. Parts of it were specially hard for me as I have a youngish godson with the same name who has had a slightly similar path so I kept seeing my James all through it. Not easy.

Authentic or not, it is very believable; heart wrenching in its way, and horrid to think of the small recovery percentages. I really would like to read "My Friend Leonard" so must try to track that down. 


Journal Entry 31 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, October 25, 2008

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Posted off to hopi100 last week. Hope it travels safely.
Delighted to have found someone in Aussie with a copy of My Friend Leonard and hopefully I'll receive that soon. LUCKY!

So glad to have taken part in this ring. Thanks acountkel. 


Journal Entry 32 by hopi100 from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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This was dropped into my mail slot today. Thanks so much! I can't wait to get started! :) 




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