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The edible woman
by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction
Registered by JenKazoo of Shreveport, Louisiana USA on Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Breeze144): reserved


14 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by JenKazoo from Shreveport, Louisiana USA on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

10 out of 10

Margaret Atwood is my favorite author of all time. I bought this book at Barnes and Noble a few years ago along with several of her other novels. While it is not my favorite Atwood novel it is still a great book that any Atwood fan would enjoy!

Here is a guide that goes along with the book.

http://www.randomhouse.com/vintage/read/ediblewoman/

I am going to offer this book as a ray since it seemed like a popular choice in one of my RABCK draws.


Here is the TEMPORARY order of the ray, subject to change when/if others join:

Aramena (OK,US shipping)
lisabb2 (IA,US shipping)
Stacers1973 (OR, US shipping)
msmoyra (WA, did not specify shipping pref)
Judygreeneyes (CA,US shipping)
blackadder75 (PA,will ship to US/Canada)
JeepACV (MD, US shipping)
Nat4Lee (VA, US shipping)
Ladybug74 (US shipping)
daniellechonody (TX, US shipping, will ship int'l)
Maurean (FL, will ship to Canada/int'l if needed)
carelaisa (Quebec, Canada, will ship US/Canada)
Breeze144 (Ontario,Canada, will ship int'l if needed)<-----BOOK IS HERE
Gooby (Australia, will ship worldwide)
LaPitchoune (Finland)
ana-b (Netherlands, will ship worldwide)
kiyoitsukikage (Poland, EU shipping)
Caroley (UK, INT'L shipping)
Brujala (France)
deadendmind (Greece, will ship worldwide)

There are no specific rules for this ray, just a few guidelines that will make the ray enjoyable for everyone. Please be sure to journal the book when you receive it. Also, make a journal entry again after you have read the book to let us know what you thought. Say as much or as little as you like. It helps keep the ray going at a comfortable pace if you PM the next person when you are nearing the end of the book. If you feel like you may need to keep the book longer than a few weeks please PM me and let me know. Be respectful of other members of the ray who would like to read this book! Have fun reading, I hope you enjoy the book!

Please make sure I have your name spelled correctly because I have a bad habit of making careless mistakes when it comes to typing! Thanks!



 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAramenawing from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Monday, April 21, 2008

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Arrived today! As soon as i finish my current read I'll start this, probably by the middle of the week. Looking forward to it, so far I've loved everything I've read by Atwood. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAramenawing from Moore, Oklahoma USA on Monday, April 28, 2008

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Another wonderful Atwood book! She is just so readable if you know what I mean, you start reading and before you know it you're halfway through the book! Her descriptions of characters are just so real, you can plainly see them in your mind's eye.

I already have Lisabb2's address, so this will go out to her today. Thanks for starting this JenKazoo! 


Journal Entry 4 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Saturday, May 03, 2008

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Just got in the mail. Will read shortly. 


Journal Entry 5 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

7 out of 10

Well not sure exactly what I thought of this book...different than I usually read I guess. I didn't really like the characters that much either...seemed kind of boring to me. Thanks for sharing though!!!

This book is on it's way to stacers1973 shortly. 


Journal Entry 6 by Stacers1973 from Gladstone, Oregon USA on Saturday, June 07, 2008

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This arrived today - thanks to JenKazoo for starting the ray and to lisabb2 for passing it on ... should get to it soon! 


Journal Entry 7 by Stacers1973 from Gladstone, Oregon USA on Monday, June 23, 2008

7 out of 10

This was a bit of a slow read for me - trying to absorb the characters motivations was a bit overwhelming.
I wasn't sure if Marian was anorexic or if her relationship with Peter was so unfulfilling that it ruined her self image thereby making her unable to satisfy her own needs.
I liked the book pretty well, although it took a few days to get into it. This is my second Atwood book and I have a third on the shelf. Thanks for sharing JenKazoo!

Mailed off to msmoyra this morning
USPS Confirmation # 0307 1790 0000 7983 6657 


Journal Entry 8 by msmoyra from Longview, Washington USA on Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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recieved in the mail today! It's the next on my list to be read. thanks for passing it on Stacers1973. 


Journal Entry 9 by msmoyra from Longview, Washington USA on Thursday, July 10, 2008

5 out of 10

This was a strange one. It took a while to get into the story and feel like I knew the characters. It was just strange.

Sending it on to judygreeneyes today. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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This book arrived in San Diego safe and sound! Coincidentally, I'm in the middle of "The Robber Bride", also by Margaret Atwood. She's one of my favorites, but there are many of her books I have missed along the way. Looking forward to reading this one next. Thanks msmoyra! 


Journal Entry 11 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Monday, July 21, 2008

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I just (5 minutes ago) finished this book. I tried to stay awake last night to finish it, but I just couldn't do it, too sleepy. Now wrapping the book up for its trip to blackadder75 in Pennsylvania.

This was a most peculiar story. I kept wishing I could stop wanting to eat, like Marian, maybe I'd lose a few pounds! There were so many strange things about the story -- she seemed so disassociated from her co-workers, her boyfriend, her parents. Then this strange guy Duncan seemed in turn to be both needy and uncaring about Marion. I don't know, I'm not sure I get the meaning of the entire thing, but I think I liked the ending.

If I had to summarize the overall meaning it had for me, I felt it was about Marian's rejection of the role she was expected to play as a woman in life, at work, as a soon-to-be wife. It might be similar to the experience or feelings of someone with anorexia? Anyway, altogether an interesting read.

(update: I loved "The Robber Bride" and recommend it) 


Journal Entry 12 by blackadder75 from Lebanon, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, August 02, 2008

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Got this in today's mail. I have two other bookray/rings to finish before starting on this one. 


Journal Entry 13 by blackadder75 from Lebanon, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

8 out of 10

I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. I love Atwood but found this book a little slow and strange. I'm not sure what to make of Marian's food crisis. I did love the end and how everything works out though. 


Journal Entry 14 by blackadder75 at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

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Sent to JeepACV in today's mail. 


Journal Entry 15 by JeepACV from Baltimore, Maryland USA on Thursday, September 11, 2008

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Arrived in yesterday's mail. Will read next!
Thanks 


Journal Entry 16 by JeepACV from Baltimore, Maryland USA on Monday, September 29, 2008

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Whew! I just finished this book today & already have the address. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to mail it out (& I leave on holiday tomorrow at the crack of dawn).

So, I will be mailing this out to the next reader sometime next week! Also, hope to journal more thoughts on it after I've digested it a bit more. (pun intended) :D 


Journal Entry 17 by JeepACV at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 09, 2008

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I've now got a fetish with my food. :D

The book was dropped in media mail today. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 18 by wingnat4leewing from Springfield, Virginia USA on Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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I sat down to start it last night, and I am already hooked. Came home from vacation and found this little guy awaiting me! 


Journal Entry 19 by wingnat4leewing from Springfield, Virginia USA on Friday, November 07, 2008

5 out of 10

The best point about this book is the author's writing style itself, she draws you in and keeps you going! I'm not sure what to think after reading this book, though... such an interesting concept to write about. I'll have to think over it.

This book is on to the next person in line, Ladybug74, when I get their address. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingnat4leewing at Slocomb, Alabama USA on Thursday, November 20, 2008

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This book has been sent on its way to the next participant in the line, Ladybug74. Let's watch the great *ha* United States Postal Service at work. 


Journal Entry 21 by ladybug74 from Dothan, Alabama USA on Monday, November 24, 2008

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The book arrived today. I will get started reading it right away! 


Journal Entry 22 by ladybug74 from Dothan, Alabama USA on Thursday, November 27, 2008

7 out of 10

I enjoyed this book. I like the way that Margaret Atwood writes. I couldn't quite figure out for most of the story if Marian was reacting to her feelings about being engaged, if perhaps she was pregnant and having food aversions, or if she was mentally ill. She definitely had some strange behaviors. 


Journal Entry 23 by ladybug74 at Bookray, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, November 27, 2008

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mailing to daniellechonody to continue the bookray 


Journal Entry 24 by daniellechonody from Dallas, Texas USA on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Received this book last week - bit late in posting! Was intriged by the title - so far it's a good read 


Journal Entry 25 by daniellechonody from Dallas, Texas USA on Tuesday, December 23, 2008

9 out of 10

Just finished this book on this cold raining day. I really liked it - full symbolism and vivid characters. I think she did a great job on the ending - all the strings were tied up and nothing left hanging. Mmm makes me want to eat some cake! Have just PM'd the next reader on the ring. 


Journal Entry 26 by daniellechonody at Euless, Texas USA on Saturday, January 03, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/3/2009 UTC) at Euless, Texas USA

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Mailing to Maureen - the next on the book ring today 


Journal Entry 27 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Monday, January 12, 2009

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Arrived here in Florida on Saturday; I will read this next, and journal again once I'm through - thanks for sharin', JenKazoo! 


Journal Entry 28 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Sunday, February 15, 2009

7 out of 10

Sorry I held on to this one so long...

Atwood is one of my favorite contemporary authors, but this tale fell a bit short for me, as well. This was another powerful work, filled with irony and metaphor, the storyline, however, just wasn't my cup of tea. I will say, though, that it made BOTH reads [I also read Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth" at the same time] more interesting to juxtapose society's treatment of women and marriage in 1905 with that of 1969; also, a bit shocking in how little some things ever change.

As of Valentine's Day, this one is on its way to Carelaisa in Canada. (Thanks for sharing it, JenKazoo) 


Journal Entry 29 by carelaisa from Québec, Québec Canada on Friday, February 20, 2009

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Received the book this morning! Since I have no other rings/rays waiting, I'll start reading it this weekend.

Thanks JenKazoo for sharing this book with us and for Maurean for sending it my way! 


Journal Entry 30 by carelaisa from Québec, Québec Canada on Thursday, February 26, 2009

8 out of 10

What an interesting read! I like the way the story was built and that one part was told in the 1st person narrator and another in the 3rd person narrator, as if someone was always following Marian, the main character. All her aversion of food ever since she became engaged was some sort of way to tell her that maybe it wasn't the right way of life for her... who knows. Maybe it made her realize things about her life. In any case, I liked the book and it won't stop me from reading other books by Margaret Atwood!

The book is already in the mail to the next BCer, Breeze144. Should be there next week. 


Journal Entry 31 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

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Arrived today! I think I'll be reading this on my vacation in the Dominican this month! 


Journal Entry 32 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Monday, March 23, 2009

8 out of 10

As mentioned, I took this on vacation and read it on the plane and the beach, so this book has also traveled to the Dominican Republic!

This story seemed to have a slow pace, yet it did keep me interested. It felt like a little flash back reading about Toronto and women's thought process in the 70s. This is far better than Atwood's Surfacing which is also one of her early books and is far more mundane. I liked Ainsley and the land-lady with "the child".

Waiting for Gooby's address to send this along!

Apr 12 - Gooby asked to be skipped, contacting LaPitchoune today! 




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