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How to Survive Christmas
by Jilly Cooper | Nonfiction
Registered by Snofferol of Tshwane - Centurion, Gauteng South Africa on 9/8/2007
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8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Snofferol from Tshwane - Centurion, Gauteng South Africa on Saturday, September 08, 2007

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A comic look at Christmas stress. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingTarnawing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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What a lovely Christmas surprise this is! Even lovelier, since it came this early. This is the gloomiest season in Finland before we’ll have snow to bring some light. It’s been so dark and rainy here for a few days, even though it was sunny today. Still, at five pm I realized I had to switch on the lights, it was so dark I couldn’t see anything anymore. :-( This book really brightened my day. Thank you, Snofferol!
And don’t you worry about the book not being on my wishlist. Totally unexpected surprise book is even better! I hope to find some time to read it pretty soon; I have a devious little plan for this one...

Thanks for the lovely letter, too. And the earrings! They are simply beautiful. And you made them yourself?! Wow. Unfortunately, I can’t use earrings anymore; I’m too allergic for them. But I think I know just the person who would love to have them. I hope you don’t mind. And there were real stamps on the package! Cool. Now I can make someone else happy, too.

I really don’t know how to thank you enough. This was wonderful. Thanks!
And happy holidays!
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingTarnawing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, December 14, 2007

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***This is what I wrote in November, right after reading the book:
Yeah, it was funny but not very. I guess it would be funnier if read little by little starting early in autumn and finishing after New Year. I’m afraid I read it a bit too fast, for a purpose though. ;)
Well, of course this book is a bit outdated being published in the 80s but it certainly has its moments.
My utmost favourite quote is, ’My God’, said a secretary, wandering along Oxford Street, and seeing a crib in a department store window, ‘they’re even trying to bring religion into Christmas these days.’ :D Yet there were many others too.

I think How to Survive Christmas is just perfect for our Finnish Christmas Calendar this year.
Thanks again, Snofferol!

***And this is what I’m writing tonight, December 14th:
Now, the book was in Box #14 of our BC Christmas calendar. And the one—chosen by Raffle King—to open the box is Liinuskainen. Congrats!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!




Edit Dec. 17, 2007. Mailed the book today.
 


Journal Entry 4 by Liinuskainen from Lieksa, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Thursday, December 27, 2007

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Nice surprise, thank you kindly. 


Journal Entry 5 by Liinuskainen from Lieksa, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Now I have finally read this book. Book is tied to its time and British culture, and there seem to be quite a lot of traditions that are not so familiar (at least not in my Christmas). I am Christmas person and I love Christmas time, but I try not to take stress because of it. But then again I’m lucky since I don’t have to host huge parties in my home. I also know that Christmas is not the happiest time of the year to everyone. Problems and worries seem to culminate during the long holiday season. I have been very lucky with my Christmases.

Part of this book made me laugh out loud, some of it made me a bit sad. By far the best quote in this book (on my mind) is the one Tarna mentioned: ’My God’, said a secretary, wandering along Oxford Street, and seeing a crib in a department store window, ‘they’re even trying to bring religion into Christmas these days.

This book will now continue its journey to a fellow bookcrosser as a rabck. Hopefully this book will arrive before Christmas.
 


Journal Entry 6 by Liinuskainen at Rautjärvi, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (12/16/2008 UTC) at Rautjärvi, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


 


Journal Entry 7 by kasenka from Rautjärvi, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland on Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Thank you Liinuskainen for RABCK! 


Journal Entry 8 by kasenka at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, December 07, 2009

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Released 7 yrs ago (12/7/2009 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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This was a fun book to read! And now it's going to a next reader as a HGG-gift. Happy trails! 


Journal Entry 9 by dotdot from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, December 08, 2009

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Thank you for a lovely Holiday Gift, kasenka:) 


Journal Entry 10 by dotdot from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, December 28, 2009

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This is the only book I managed to read during Christmas! It was rather fun to read, the latter half funnier than the beginning. I believe this was quite well stereotyped description of English Christmas in the early 1980’s. Christmas flights to Lapland were missing, but I think they started a bit later. I guess Christmas is still quite the same but with new technology, mobile phones, world wide web and Facebook. 


Journal Entry 11 by dotdot at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Sent as a Christmas in July gift to ...
2010 "KEEP THEM MOVING" # 16 


Journal Entry 12 by footymadgill at Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Received as part of my Christmas in July present.  


Journal Entry 13 by footymadgill at Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, August 07, 2010

7 out of 10

This book made me chuckle out loud, re-living the past Christmases!  


Journal Entry 14 by footymadgill at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (10/12/2010 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Sent on to the winner of the European I've Never Won a Sweepstake. Enjoy x  


Journal Entry 15 by Safrolistics at Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Thankyou, recieved in the post today. Along with many others! Poor postman. But I'm very excited to be the winner! 1st time for me! 


Journal Entry 16 by Safrolistics at Mailed to my secret partner, Secret Santa Exchange -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 08, 2010

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Released 6 yrs ago (11/8/2010 UTC) at Mailed to my secret partner, Secret Santa Exchange -- Controlled Releases

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Happy Xmas from your Secret Santa UK. 


Journal Entry 17 by sing-on-a-star at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Monday, December 27, 2010

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Thank you! I'm going to crack open the wine and munch cheese and crackers while I read this ;)  


Journal Entry 18 by sing-on-a-star at Albert Square in Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (11/23/2011 UTC) at Albert Square in Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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Release at the Christmas Market in Albert Square as part of the Bookcrossing Monopoly release challenge. 


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