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The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories
by Kim Edwards | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Carole888 of Perth, Western Australia Australia on Sunday, March 16, 2008
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Carole888): to be read


8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Carole888 from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Sunday, March 16, 2008

9 out of 10

This is a series of 14 short stories, all beautifully written, each set in a different place and time. If you have read the Memory Keeper's Daughter, you will be familiar with the author's writing style. I enjoyed this book ... I think the fact that each story was quite different, made the whole reading experience pretty special for me.

praise for the stories
from Kim Edward's Amazon blog
Barnes and Noble links to reviews and author info

I am planning on book-ringing this. The book weighs just over 300 gms and has 255 pgs.

What to do:

1. Journal an entry on receiving the book.
2. Journal an entry when you've read the book.
3. PM the next person on the list for address and check if they are there before sending.(Let me know if you haven't heard from them after 10 days.)
4. Make release notes when the book finally leaves you.

Try to read the book within a month (but don't stress if it takes longer!)

Happy reading! :o)


Participants:
amberC (Aus)
bookworm76 (Aus/intl)
ladybug74 (US-US/Can pref, Eu)
princess-peapod (US- Eu ok) (princess-peapod now has own copy. Happy reading!)
turnpages (UK-UK/Eu pref))
chich (France-intl OK)
Nagwan (Yemen-Aus OK)
LadyIndigo (Aus)

(ring ends with Lady Indigo - book is now yours... ☺)

 


Journal Entry 2 by Carole888 at to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, a postal release -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 10, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/10/2008 UTC) at to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, a postal release -- Controlled Releases

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The book is beginning its travels today. Wishing everyone Happy Reading!! ☺ 


Journal Entry 3 by amberC from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Friday, April 18, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today. I have one other bookring before it. 


Journal Entry 4 by amberC from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Sunday, May 04, 2008

9 out of 10

I enjoyed all the stories in this collection. All were different, but all were beautifully written. It's the first book I've read by this author but now want to read The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

Thanks for sharing Carole888

I have Pm'ed bookworm 76 and will post it as soon as I have an address. 


Journal Entry 5 by amberC from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Thursday, May 08, 2008

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On it's way today. 


Journal Entry 6 by bookworm76 from Kedron, Queensland Australia on Friday, May 23, 2008

9 out of 10

This was really an unusual collection of short stories. Some were really different. This book was definately not what I expected.

As usual some stories are better than others but overall I gave it a 9.

Passing on to the next person on the list. 


Journal Entry 7 by bookworm76 at Controlled Release in Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Monday, June 02, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/2/2008 UTC) at Controlled Release in Lutwyche, Queensland Australia

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Sent to the next person on the Bookring 


Journal Entry 8 by ladybug74 from Dothan, Alabama USA on Monday, June 23, 2008

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I received this book in today's mail. The package was torn completely open on 2 sides, so I thought for sure whatever I found inside would be damaged. The book still looks great, though. Thank goodness someone at the post office thought to put a rubber band around the package when it ripped open to hold the book inside!

I will start reading this within the next couple of days. I have to finish up one bookring book that I received before this one, but it won't take long. Thank you Carole888 for sharing with us! 


Journal Entry 9 by ladybug74 from Dothan, Alabama USA on Saturday, June 28, 2008

7 out of 10

I really expected to enjoy these stories more than I did because I loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter, written by the same author. Some of the stories were okay, but there were one or two that I couldn't even finish reading. The stories that I did start to enjoy all seemed to have a kind of abrupt ending, which made them not as enjoyable to me in the end. 


Journal Entry 10 by ladybug74 at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/28/2008 UTC) at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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mailed to turnpages to continue the bookring 


Journal Entry 11 by turnpages from Faversham, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 09, 2008

10 out of 10

Thank you very much for sending this book. It has arrived safely!

14.07.: A collection of 14 stories that are all vastly different in their time and setting. However, there is one thread through the book: being different. All stories in some way or another deal with being different or the same in one's society – the preacher's daughter who doesn't want to get involved in preaching and protesting, the Japanese wife in America, the gold-digger, the lady who's been living as a foreigner for more than 30 years without assimilating and learning about the local culture, etc…

This is a fantastic collection of short stories. I actually liked all of the stories, but I was taken most by "Spring, Mountain, Sea". The mixed-culture family life, the struggle of two languages and cultures within one family, is particularly interesting for me as my son, too, grows up in two cultures and with two languages and as I, too, live and continue my traditions in a different country.


 


Journal Entry 12 by turnpages from Faversham, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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I sent the book on today. It is on its way across the Channel to France!
Enjoy the read, chich... 


Journal Entry 13 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Book received today, thanks for passing it on turnpages & thanks for sharin Carole888:-] I just finished my current read last night so I'll get right on to this one:) 


Journal Entry 14 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Saturday, August 02, 2008

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I have to admit I struggled through the first two short stories and finally decided to give up on this book:( The stories were well-written but I just didn't find them interesting enough to keep on reading. I've seen rave reviews for this book everywhere I've looked so I guess it must be me;-)

Thanks for sharing anyway Carole888:-]

I already have Nagwan's address and should be able to send her the book by Tuesday. 


Journal Entry 15 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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Book sent to Nagwan today, enjoy!




Entry #28 for the 2008 Keep Them Moving Challenge.

Also part of Charbono's Lifetime Release Challenge. 


Journal Entry 16 by Nagwan from Sanaa, Sanaa Yemen on Friday, August 22, 2008

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Book received yesterday. Thank you chich! 


Journal Entry 17 by Nagwan from Sanaa, Sanaa Yemen on Thursday, September 04, 2008

10 out of 10

So very deep. Book on it's way to Australia. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingLadyIndigowing from Orange, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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the book has arrived safely in australia in an envelope covered in stamps!

thankyou so much nagwan for sending it on and carole888 for sharing with us all

;-) 


Journal Entry 19 by Carole888 from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Monday, October 13, 2008

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Aaaah! I see that the book is back in Australia again and has reached its destination. (I've been away...) Thank you so much to everyone for participating in this ring and for sending the book off on it's journey. I've enjoyed reading all your thoughts along the way. :) 




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