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by Terry Pratchett | Literature & Fiction
Registered by ResQgeek of Alexandria, Virginia USA on 7/15/2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by lunatum): to be read


26 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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My latest selection from the Amazon.com Vine program...an Advanced Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof copy to read and review. 


Journal Entry 2 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Mau is about to become a man. He left his 'boy' soul on the Boy's Island and it returning to the Nation for the feast where he would get his 'man' soul and be welcomed to manhood. But a terrible wave reaches the island before Mau does, and by the time he arrives, he is alone. Except that he isn't. The wave washed the ship 'Sweet Judy' ashore, and the sole survivor of that wreck, a daughter of a English aristocrat, joins Mau. Eventually, other survivors of the wave begin arriving from other islands, and Mau finds himself in the role of chief, working to build a new life from the wreckage.

An entertaining book, with themes about the role of belief and rational thought in societies, and the power of legend in forging identities. While this book is set in a world that nominally resembles our own, there are a number of uniquely Pratchett details along the way. These combine with the overall story (which has a bit of an Orson Scott Card feel to it) to provide a wonderful tale of discovery and survival. 


Journal Entry 3 by ResQgeek at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, July 28, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (7/28/2008 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA

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One of my co-workers is a fan of Terry Pratchett, so I gave this to him to read. 


Journal Entry 4 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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I was wondering if this book was going to return, or if it was off to wander the world. The co-worker I gave this to found himself rather abruptly unemployed and returned to his home in Ohio. He finished the book and loaned it to a couple of friends, but it arrived in the mail yesterday in a box with some other books. 


Journal Entry 5 by ResQgeek at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Friday, November 28, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (11/28/2008 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA

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Off to Maryland to fulfill a wishlist request.

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Journal Entry 6 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Saturday, November 29, 2008

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Received in the mail today. Thanks again ResQgeek for the RABCK! I have a few books to read in front of this but hope to get to it soon.



Bookray
Starting a bookray for this book. Please PM me if interested. Bookray will remain open until last person has the book.

Participants so far:


. Vekiki from UK (UK preferred)
. Lottiotta from UK (International)
. DryKid from UK (UK preferred)
. HerbertLooby from UK (UK preferred - International if needed)
. AgnesXNitt from UK (UK/Europe only)
. k2005 from UK (international)
. JPix from UK (international - near end of UK participants)
. Moriquen from Belgium (Europe only)
. Mallary from France (Europe only)
. bilbi from France (International if needed)<----Skipped
. DitteL from Denmark (Europe only)
. Marcenda from Portugal (International)
. mafaldaQ from Greece (International)
. hyper7 from South Africa (international)
. Alannia from Malaysia (international)
. elidanora from Argentina (international)

. ikkinlala from Canada (Canada/US only)
. Crossing-Guard from Canada (Canada/US only)
. amcamp1644 from Maryland, USA (international)
. GinnyRazo from California, USA (US preferred - will ship international)<----Skipped
. jeskawest from Washington, USA (US preferred - will ship international)
. pati13 from Oregon, USA (international)<----Skipped
. imawinn2 from Wisconsin, USA (international)
. PJLBewdy from Australia (international)
. Izikhova from South Africa (international)
. Stoepbrak from South Africa (international)
. Lintulai from Finland (EU only)
. lunatum from Finland (international)<----Book is here - 6/25/12

Note: Order is subject to change based on shipping preferences and others joining the bookray.

How the bookray works:
* Someone will PM you for your address, PM them back and provide your address
* When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting everyone know that you received it
* Put the book at the top of your TBR pile (under other rings/rays that arrived first)
* Read the book (take your time and enjoy the book, don't feel rushed to finish it but try to pass it on within a couple of months - others are waiting!)
* When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
* Finish the book, make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
* Send the book to the next person on the list (please use the cheapest shipping method available), make release notes (Controlled Release) or journal entry to let everyone know that it's in the mail
* END OF THE RAY, The last person on the ray could try and continue the ray or just give/mail the book to someone else who might like to read it, perhaps a RABCK.

Please feel free to PM me at any time with questions

Bookray is now complete! Thanks everyone for participating and making this a successful ray.

 


Journal Entry 7 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

8 out of 10

I had never read a Terry Pratchett story before - I don't think this one will be my last! I read a review of this in the Washington Post a few months ago and immediately put it on my wish list. ResQGeek was kind enough to send me a copy as a RABCK and I have not been disappointed.

Having never read Pratchett, I was not sure what to expect and found myself immediately immersed in a very exciting, humorous, entertaining story. It was basically a simple story of a boy on a South Pacific island who loses everything after a giant tsunami destroys his world. A young girl is also shipwrecked on the island and together they rebuild the Nation with the help of others who eventually show up in canoes from other nearby locations. The story takes place in an alternate reality sometime in the 19th century. There are some really great moments in the story (including how to get milk from a pig!!) and overall it was very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

I am starting this out on a bookray and will get the book in the mail to the UK tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingperryfranwing at Bookray, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Sending to Vekiki in the UK to start this bookray. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingVekikiwing from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Recieved a few days ago - sorry for the delay in JE
 


Journal Entry 10 by wingVekikiwing at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (4/27/2009 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Certainly enjoyed this - typical Pratchett, funny, colourful, insightful.

I'm going to pop this in the post tommorrow!
I've included a postcard about my big Terry Pratcett release event as I thought some participants of this ring may be interested hopefully - check out the details here
http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/22/6187328

Happy reading everyone 


Journal Entry 11 by Lottiotta from Aberdovey, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, April 30, 2009

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I am SO excited to get this book. It's the only Pratchett I haven't read, it's an uncorrected proof, and for some horrific reason it's the third bookring I've received in three days! *weeps* So, it might be a little while before this gets journaled. Unless I am cheeky and bump it up the pile. ;)

Thank you so much to perryfran and vekiki, I will make sure the postcard stays in the book. :) 


Journal Entry 12 by Lottiotta from Aberdovey, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, May 01, 2009

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Okay, okay, I admit it - I bumped it up the bookring pile and read it all in a day. :)

I think I enjoyed some of the Discworld books better, but this was still good. It seemed kind of... sad? But clever, and funny in many places, and always interesting. Thank you! I'm about to message DryKid for an address, so this should be traveling again soon.

I've been tracking my reading at Bkkeepr.com and the Velocity of Reading, too, if you're interested. :) 


Journal Entry 13 by Lottiotta at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, May 02, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (5/2/2009 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Second class, so it should be with you by Tuesday or so. :) Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 14 by DryKid from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, May 07, 2009

8 out of 10

Received in the post today, thanks! Looking forward to reading it.

I enjoyed reading this very much, it had me hooked after a while. Thanks for sharing this wonderfully created story, highly recommended. 


Journal Entry 15 by DryKid at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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Posted to next in the bookray today. 


Journal Entry 16 by HerbertLooby on Friday, June 05, 2009

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Sorry for the delay in journalling this - I went to Devon for a week and there was no internet! Shall read asap and send on.... 


Journal Entry 17 by HerbertLooby on Thursday, July 16, 2009

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I am soooo sorry to have taken so long and held up the ray. I my defence a house move and office move got in the way.... Off to next person as soon as I have their address! 


Journal Entry 18 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 19, 2009

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Received in the post yesterday - many thanks to HerbertLoopy for posting on. Good timing as I am going away tomorrow to visit a friend in Somerset, so now have my book for the journey to Taunton! 


Journal Entry 19 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 23, 2009

8 out of 10

I cracked and read this book on Sunday instead! Not a typical TP, but I admit I love and adore the Discworld novels *way* too much than I probably should. An interesting story, not without its moral dilemas, but frankly, TP, sorry, Sir TP (I do apologise) - stick to the Science Fiction/Fantasy please, I found this whole premise a bit forced and then simplified to really carry much message to me.
Oh well, posted off to k2005 in Oxfordshire today from Godmanchester Post Office to catch the midday post collection.
Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 20 by wingJPixwing from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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Received in the post from k2005 today, thanks! Will read this as soon as I've finished my current book, then pass it on. I've never seen an uncorrected proof version of a book before, exciting! I like all the postcards too and will find one to add. 


Journal Entry 21 by wingJPixwing at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Friday, August 21, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (8/22/2009 UTC) at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium

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I really enjoyed this book and liked it just as much as a Discworld story. My favourite quote from it is:
"What's a panatloon?"
"Trouserman trousers for trouser women", Mau explained.

I'll post it to Moriquen in Belgium this weekend, enjoy! 


Journal Entry 22 by Moriquen from Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Friday, August 28, 2009

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The book has arrived safe and sound! I've got one book to finish before I can start in this one, but that shouldn't take too long anymore. Thanks for sending it my way JPix and thanks for the ring perryfran! 


Journal Entry 23 by Moriquen from Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

9 out of 10

I continue to be amased at the writing capacities of dear Sir Terry! I just adore the Discworld series, although I haven't even made it halfway through the series just yet. This book is different from the discworld series in many ways. It is a more serious book, but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. It still is hilarious at times. I enjoyed it a lot and somehow it fit right into what I was doing at the time. (No I wasn't shipwrecked on an island ;) !!) Plain and simple: I loved it.

I'll send a PM to the next person in line! 


Journal Entry 24 by Moriquen at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 08, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (10/9/2009 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sorry it took me soooooo very long to post this ring. Forgetting about it, having little time and loosing (or severely misplacing) my wallet didn't really help to speed up the process. Anyway it has finally left the building and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 


Journal Entry 25 by Mallary from Ginestas, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Sunday, November 22, 2009

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Thanks Moriquen for posting this book to me, it arrived quite a while ago, I journalled it but the journal entry never appeared and I didn't check to make sure it had! My apologies.

I'm only halfway through this book as I had a bookring before it but I will speed up a bit to try to get it finished and onto the next person. :) 


Journal Entry 26 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Sunday, January 03, 2010

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The book arrived yesterday. I'll read it as soon as I finish my current read.

I'm really looking forward to this one. 


Journal Entry 27 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

6 out of 10

I so wanted to like this book since I'm a huge Pratchett fan, but it never really caught my attention. As AgnesXNitt I think that the premise was a bit out there. I don't know if I had like the book more if it was by another author, but a Pratchett book without DEATH, Carrot, Sam Vimes and the rest of the gang is apperantly not my cup of tea. The book still made me smile at places but I missed the more subtle and understated humour which makes the Discworld novels fantastic.

The book will continue its journey sometime during this week. 


Journal Entry 28 by DitteL at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (1/26/2010 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Will be posted tomorrow.

Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 29 by wingMarcendawing from Parede, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Saturday, January 30, 2010

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I got it yesterday and I'll read it a soon as possible. Thanks, perryfran and Dittel (wonderful postcard!). 


Journal Entry 30 by wingMarcendawing from Parede, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, March 05, 2010

9 out of 10

I enjoyed this book immensely and will try to get a copy for my personal collection. Thank you so much for sharing. It will be on its way to MafaldaQ as soon as I can mail it. 


Journal Entry 31 by wingMarcendawing from Parede, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, March 22, 2010

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I was only able to send it today. My deepest apologies for this delay. 


Journal Entry 32 by mafaldaQ from Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Greece on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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Arrived by mail today in a very mafaldish envelope! Thank you Marcenda. I began reading it in the bus on my way to work. It will be ready to travel again very soon! 


Journal Entry 33 by mafaldaQ from Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Greece on Saturday, April 10, 2010

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These days I am kind of busy reading the authors that will visit the 5th Greek Bookcrossing Convention (http://www.bookcrossers.gr/en/authors) thus my time is very limited. I really wanted to read this book so I putted it first at my pile and 2 days were more than enough. I enjoyed it so much. Thank you Marcenda for sending and perryfran for sharing! Tomorrow morning it will be posted to hyper7 by registered mail so that it can keep on traveling! 


Journal Entry 34 by hyper7 from Secunda, Mpumalanga South Africa on Monday, May 03, 2010

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Got it, thanks! I have one or two ahead of this one, but it will move along soon.
 


Journal Entry 35 by hyper7 from Secunda, Mpumalanga South Africa on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

8 out of 10

Very good book, something different from Terry, and I think he pulls it off really well.
Thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 36 by hyper7 at Malaysia, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Off it goes. 


Journal Entry 37 by Alannia at Kelana Jaya, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Friday, June 25, 2010

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Have just received.  


Journal Entry 38 by Alannia at Petaling Jaya, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Monday, July 12, 2010

6 out of 10

Have just finished it but I can't seem to find who I am supposed to send it to anymore. This new site/forum has me a little baffled.

Can someone please point me to the list?

Thanks. 


Journal Entry 39 by Alannia at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Friday, July 16, 2010

6 out of 10

Released 7 yrs ago (7/16/2010 UTC) at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina

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Have sent it on to Elidanora yesterday. 


Journal Entry 40 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Friday, August 06, 2010

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I have received it safe and sound.
I´ll read it soon! 


Journal Entry 41 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Saturday, September 04, 2010

9 out of 10

I fell in love with this book!!
I´ve read some of the Discworld´s book and I though it was something similar but it is so different and so lovable all the same.
I usually read a book that I like in a rush but in this case I had to savour it slowly so... I´ve decided to buy a copy of the book to have in my PC.

Thanks for sharing !!
 


Journal Entry 42 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Friday, September 17, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (9/17/2010 UTC) at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina

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It is travelling to Canada right now.

Thanks for sharing!!

Post office reference: Correo Argentino RR 63237660 2 AR 


Journal Entry 43 by ikkinlala at Enderby, British Columbia Canada on Friday, November 19, 2010

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This arrived with the batch of mail I got today (which means it got here sometime within the last 10 days or so). I am glad for the plastic bag as Canada Post seems to have done a number on the envelope, but the book itself still seems fine. I'm looking forward to reading it. 


Journal Entry 44 by ikkinlala at Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Friday, March 25, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/26/2011 UTC) at Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada

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I am really sorry this is so late - I read it (and enjoyed it) when I got it and then I guess it got lost in the holiday shuffle and I forgot I even had it until perryfran reminded me. It shouldn't take long to get to Calgary, though. 


Journal Entry 45 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, April 14, 2011

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This has arrived safe and sound in Calgary. Thanks so much for including me! 


Journal Entry 46 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, May 12, 2011

8 out of 10

What a great book! A little different from the other Pratchett books I have read but enjoyable just the same. I also found it a little sad and with the mood I was in was hoping for a bit more of a Disney ending but it was still really enjoyable. I've requested the next address and will send this along as soon as I get it. 


Journal Entry 47 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 04, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/3/2011 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Sorry I have had this so long. I got the next address right away and then life took over. This went in the mail today and should arrive at the next destination in 10 business days. Enjoy!

Please be kind to the enviroment and try to reuse the envelope.

Are you in the Calgary area and interested in meeting up with other Calgary BookCrossers? Please check out our facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on how. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of every month at the Joshua Tree Cafe starting at 11am. New Crossers are always welcome. 


Journal Entry 48 by amcamp1644 at Bethesda, Maryland USA on Sunday, July 17, 2011

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Got it! 2nd on my read list and looking forward to it. 


Journal Entry 49 by amcamp1644 at Bethesda, Maryland USA on Saturday, November 12, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (11/12/2011 UTC) at Bethesda, Maryland USA

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GinnyRazo asked to be skipped, so on to the next person. 


Journal Entry 50 by jeskawest at Bellevue, Washington USA on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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So happy to get this book! I am sort of uninspired by my other current reading choices, so this is on the top of my list! Yay! 


Journal Entry 51 by jeskawest at Bellevue, Washington USA on Saturday, December 03, 2011

9 out of 10

I LOVED this book! It came right when I needed a great book to read. Now I'm planning on sharing it with the family members that I always buy books for at Christmas.
I've Pm'ed the next in line for their address, and I'm hoping to send it out with all of my Christmas shipping in the next week or so. 


Journal Entry 52 by jeskawest at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, December 08, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/8/2011 UTC) at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sent this off today to imawinn2! Enjoy and Happy Holidays! 


Journal Entry 53 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Nation arrived today. Been waiting a long time to read this tale. Thanks for sending it my way. :-) 


Journal Entry 54 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Saturday, January 14, 2012

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I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this Terry Prachett story. Obviously, it is not a Discworld but about a "round world" set in Victorian times. This was a book that I really liked and wish I could read it all over again to pick out more of the tale's tidbits, nuances and deeper meanings. On the surface, it is a story about a young island boy, on the edge of entering manhood, who rides out a large wave and discovers that the wave has wiped out his whole island village. The wave, however, has deposited a large sailing ship with one lone survivor... a young British girl of high social standing. Together they must now make something out of nothing. As you peel the surface of the story away, you discover that Mr. Prachett has cleverly opened the door for examination of much deeper subjects such as religion, politics, death, life and grief. Now this sounds all a bit grim, but don't you fear, Mr. Prachett has sprinkled his special brand of humor throughout the book. You will also discover that he is a true master of words which may cause you to copy down some of his very clever phrases or at least roll them around in your head a few times (beware that cannibals don't catch wind of cleverness residing in your brains). All in all, a very thought provoking book and one that I'm so glad I could experience. Many thanks for sharing this with us, perryfran!

I contacted BJLBewdy a couple of days ago, asking for an address. As soon as I get the address, I will send the book off on the next leg of it's journey.  


Journal Entry 55 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/17/2012 UTC) at Neenah, Wisconsin USA

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Dropped this off at the post office. The book is now leaving the snowy state of Wisconsin and heading to a much warmer location. PJLBewdy, I tucked a little something inside the front cover for you. Enjoy the book! :-) 


Journal Entry 56 by PJLBewdy at Smiths Lake, New South Wales Australia on Friday, January 27, 2012

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What a pleasure it is to receive such a well travelled book. I have been reading Terry Pratchett a lot in the last year, not having encountered his work before. It's been a great experience. Thanks for sharing! Also received a classy little bookmark - thank you! 


Journal Entry 57 by PJLBewdy at Smiths Lake, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, January 29, 2012

8 out of 10

What a great book! This is the first non-Discworld Pratchett that I have read. Lovely plot, setting and great characterisation of Mau and Daphne - maybe the other characters are a little one dimensional. All in all a great read with the usual Pratchett bonus of making you think a little about the human condition. 


Journal Entry 58 by PJLBewdy at Smiths Lake, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, January 29, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/30/2012 UTC) at Smiths Lake, New South Wales Australia

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Off it goes, revisiting South Africa. Enjoy!
May this book continue to travel for many years to come. 


Journal Entry 59 by Izikhova at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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The book arrived safely. Thanks to perryfran, who slipped me into the queue ahead of Stoepbrak, and to PJLBewdy for shipping the book from Australia. Put the book down at 2am and cannot wait to start again.  


Journal Entry 60 by Izikhova at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Terry Pratchett [again] succeeded in turning the not-so-ordinary into an extraordinary and eventful story, allowing themes and characters to challenge conventional strongholds, whatever they may be. A book not recommend to be consumed, but savoured like a good wine, until you find yourself on the beach wondering about it all .......... 


Journal Entry 61 by Izikhova at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (3/15/2012 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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Released to Stoepbrak 


Journal Entry 62 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Received from Izikhova. Thanks, I've been looking forward to this one. 


Journal Entry 63 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday, March 18, 2012

7 out of 10

Classic Terry Pratchett: a great read with layers of enjoyable story, wit, and something to think about. I always get the impression that he must get at least as much fun out of writing his books than we have reading them. Not quite up with the best of Discworld, but I loved it nonetheless. Thanks for hosting this ray, perryfran!

The book is still in very good nick after its first two dozen stops. I replaced its plastic cover and it looks set to meet the next couple of dozen readers. 


Journal Entry 64 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, March 19, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (3/19/2012 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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The book is on its way to Finland. I posted it this morning: surface mail. The Post Office quoted a delivery time of 6 to 8 weeks, but experience has shown that it can take a lot longer.

International tracking number: RJ007058172ZA
http://sms.postoffice.co.za/TrackingParcels

The package made quite a colourful picture with all the stamps, so I snapped it on the post office counter. 


Journal Entry 65 by Lintulai at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland on Friday, March 30, 2012

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Thank you Stoepbrak! Once again, the mail service proves to be unreliable - the book arrived today. I hadn't even heard of this book before joining BookCrossing, and as I'm participating in other Pratchett rings / rays atm this is the perfect read. I will get this forward in a couple of months, definitely! 


Journal Entry 66 by Lintulai at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland on Monday, June 18, 2012

8 out of 10

I quite enjoyed this story. It was very Pratchett-like without being Discworldian at all, which was very good. Again, the characters thought alot but I was left waiting for even deeper "discussions" on the pages of the book, but maybe this is where the thin line goes between fiction and philosophy. All in all, a very good story and a quick read! 


Journal Entry 67 by Lintulai at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland on Friday, June 22, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/21/2012 UTC) at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland

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Sent off to Lunatum, have fun :) 


Journal Entry 68 by winglunatumwing at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Monday, June 25, 2012

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The book arrived safely. At the moment I seem to be last one in the ray, so I'll read other rays and rings before this one. 


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