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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by mary roach | Science
Registered by innae of Aurora, Colorado USA on 5/3/2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by spaceystacey): reserved


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by innae from Aurora, Colorado USA on Saturday, May 03, 2008

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Mary Roach was in town for a reading/signing. I felt I had to go, as I so enjoyed Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Mary is a funny and wonderful person. She is scarily thin tho..made me feel quite large. sigh.

I purchased this copy to go out on a ring.

RING ORDER
zzz - Serbia (ship anywhere)
klaradyn - south Africa (anywhere)
VeganMedusa - New Zealand (Aus,USA)
indygo88 - Indiana (US)
Stacers1973 - Oregon (US)
spaceystacey - NJ (US)<-----HERE (and stalled? Dec 11, 2009)
NomiJo - New York (anywhere if nec)
sunfi - Ohio (anywhere if nec) - added 05/31/08
back to innae in CO

ED: mailed out 5/9/08 


Journal Entry 2 by zzz from Rakovica, City of Belgrade Serbia on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

6 out of 10

It's here.
Life is horribly hectic at the moment since it's exams season but I'll do my best not to keep book too long. (I'm apologizing in advance)

UPDATE: 08.10.2008.
Folks I'm so sorry for holding this book for so long. That wasn't what I planned. Namely I was absent for more than two month and was aiming to bring book with me and read it during my travel. However I forgot it in my appartment. After the trip I had some health issues and I literally came back on the track some ten days ago.
I'll do my best to read/send book ASAP. I'm so sorry for this huge delay.

UPDATE: 30.01.2009.
I finish this finally few days ago (PMed next in line before that but still no answer so I just sent her another PM). First I must apologize for this horrible delay. I really didn't plan this (this is SO not me!).

About the book:
Well it seems I just expected too much from it. Indeed Roach has a talent to transform dry subject into funny story but I found "Bonk" not nearly as funny as "Stiff". Probably because "Stiff" is such a great work but don't get me wrong, "Bonk" certainly is still good just don't make comparison with "Stiff" and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
 


Journal Entry 3 by zzz at a Book Ring/Ray, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 04, 2009

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This book is finally on its way to South Africa!
(I'm really sorry for holding it such a long time) 


Journal Entry 4 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Arrived today. Thanks for sending, zzz, and for starting the ring, innae. I'll read this one and send it on as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 5 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Thursday, March 12, 2009

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Like zzz, I thought this book was not quite as good as Stiff. That doesn't mean it was bad, though! Roach has a wonderful sense of humour.

Thanks for sharing this one, innae! Will be posted to the next reader a bit later today. 


Journal Entry 6 by klaradyn at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, March 12, 2009

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On the way to VeganMedusa in New Zealand. Edited to add: book is travelling surface mail, so will take a few months to arrive. Sorry about that!

My book # 20 for guinaveve's Keep Them Moving challenge. 


Journal Entry 7 by VeganMedusa from Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Monday, April 06, 2009

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Well, that didn't take so long. Good timing - I just finished the 3 books I was reading and was wondering what to read next.
Thanks innae and klaradyn. Looking forward to this. :)

NB: Indygo88 must have signed up for a couple of bookrings for this book, she's already reading it, so I will PM Stacers1973 for address. 


Journal Entry 8 by VeganMedusa from Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Tuesday, April 28, 2009

8 out of 10

Well, I haven't read Stiff yet (only Spook) so it must be really good, because I enjoyed this immensely. I love her chapter headings and the pictures. She's got a great sense of humour but it never comes across as trying to be funny, and she's able to write herself into the story without overdoing it or making it all about her.
Thanks innae, for starting this ring. I'm laid up with a bad back at the moment but I hope to post this on to Stacers tomorrow.
ETA: Hubby will post it if I can't manage it - he wants this book gone from the house, as he is sick of me always telling him interesting tidbits from it (why wouldn't he find rectal collections interesting?!)
ETA: Posted surface mail 1/5/09. 


Journal Entry 9 by Stacers1973 from Gladstone, Oregon USA on Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Thanks VeganMedusa for posting this on to me ... a package from Invercargill, what could this be?! A ring, and so quick, hurrah! Thanks innae for starting the ring, looking forward to it. 


Journal Entry 10 by Stacers1973 from Gladstone, Oregon USA on Thursday, May 28, 2009

8 out of 10

I thought I might feel awkward reading this book, and while some parts did have me cringing; including some of Dr Hsu's penis procedures, for instance or the footnote on Rectal Foreign Bodies, other parts had me just giggling or even laughing out loud. Mary Roach put the funny into sex with this book. Oh it is scientific and odd but also so amusing. From learning about the scrotum's natural expandability to The Neutical's BBQ apron, to Mary trying to borrow a sex *device*, there was a general merriment that had me rolling in my chair.
My favorite name in the book has to be Dorcus Butt. I was also amused by the clever use of postage stamps, although, I hope no one re-purposes those in particular {grin}. Thanks for sharing :)

Pm'ed spaceystacey and will post off when I receive her address.

 


Journal Entry 11 by Stacers1973 at Gladstone, Oregon USA on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (6/3/2009 UTC) at Gladstone, Oregon USA

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Mailed off to spaceystacey today, a little after noon. Thanks and Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 12 by spaceystacey from Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Monday, July 06, 2009

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received in the post about 2 weeks ago. Sorry for the delay in journaling. Will be reading this month.


08/27/2009 Should be finished with this one within the next week. I will be going on vacation September 4, 2009. Will be in Louisiana for a week. 


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