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Who Moved My Blackberry? (Martin Lukes)
by Lucy Kellaway | Humor
Registered by wingJ4shawwing of Boise, Idaho USA on 4/6/2009
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Lydiasbooks): available


14 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingJ4shawwing from Boise, Idaho USA on Monday, April 06, 2009

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Introducing Martin Lukes —
and the unfortunate people in and around his world. This compulsively readable, hilarious story is told through their email messages. It’s The Office meets Bridget Jones in a novel set in a company so dysfunctional, it’s bound to strike a chord with any nine-to-fiver.

Author Lucy Kellaway has taken the character she first introduced in the pages of the Financial Times and created a story that will have you in fits of laughter and nodding your head in recognition.


Bookring link: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/6166510

List of Bookring Participants:
Wodfest - (Australia) (Int shipping)
Jessi626 - Germany (Int shipping)
Solskin - Austria (Euro shipping)
Bokwormy - Portugal (Int shipping)
Kittychia - Italy (Int shipping) <--Asked to be skipped
Charlieboots76 - England (UK shipping)
Turnpages - England (Int shipping)
JudeK Scarborough (Int shipping) <--Asked to be skipped
NancyNova - US (Int shipping)
Easterngirl71 - US (US only shipping)
Debnance - US (US ONLY shipping)
Sunfi - US (Int shipping)
Briz-cowgirl - Australia
Sara (non BCer) Kununurra, WA
Return to J4shaw - AUSTRALIA

COMPLETE

 


Journal Entry 2 by wingJ4shawwing at Cafe Benissimo OBCZ in Carlton North, Victoria Australia on Saturday, April 18, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (4/18/2009 UTC) at Cafe Benissimo OBCZ in Carlton North, Victoria Australia

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I was absolutely certain that this was an extremely well-written work of fiction. Then I got to the end and read 'Martin Lukes thanks his family and children'. I really wondered if this was for real or not... I'm still not all that sure!

What an absolute wanker Martin is! A great read. I loved that it was written in email entry format, and found myself wanting to slap Martin repeatedly throughout the read! A refreshing change to read for me after some very heavy reads recently! It had me laughing so hard! Strive & Thrive!!!!!

Taking with me to the April Melbourne BCers brunch meet up at the new OBCZ Cafe Benissimo tomorrow to pass onto to Wodfest, who is the 1st participant in this Bookring. I hope it is enjoyed by all who are taking part, and I look forward to reading everyone's reviews. 


Journal Entry 3 by wodfest from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Monday, April 20, 2009

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Picked up at the Melb BC group meet-up.
I might read this once second as it sounds like I might need it after the other one.
Thanks J4Shaw! 


Journal Entry 4 by wodfest from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, May 10, 2009

7 out of 10

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
I finished this on Saturday but thought I would leave it a day or so (until I needed to post it) before I made a journal entry because I wasn't certain how I felt about it.

I'm afraid this was a bit too close to the real world and I couldn't have enough of a sense of humour to forgive Martin for how he treats ALL of the people around him.
I really laughed at the beginning but as the awful actions of Martin built up I found myself getting increasingly irritated.
Yes I know it's fiction but like the best fiction it's really well grounded in the real world.

Have already wrapped it in plain white wrapping so that it won’t be noticed here at work – someone might flick through and recognise themself. (After all they have given out copies of “Who Moved My Cheese” before).

oh dear.
Off to Germany. 


Journal Entry 5 by Jessi626 from Otterberg, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Monday, May 18, 2009

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The book arrived today, thank you! On Thursday I'm going on vacation and this one sounds like a good read for that time :)

Edit June, 22th: I'm in the middle of the book right now. So far I like it. 


Journal Entry 6 by Jessi626 from Otterberg, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

7 out of 10

I like the book. It's not as funny as I thought, but it's a good read anyway. I like the e-mail style of the book very much. I wouldn't want to have anything to do with Martin, he's so bad! But I guess that's what makes the book interesting. 


Journal Entry 7 by Jessi626 at Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, July 04, 2009

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Sent to solskin today 


Journal Entry 8 by wolkenklang on Thursday, July 16, 2009

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I just retrieved this from my mailbox and am so curious that I started reading it right away. Thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 9 by wolkenklang on Monday, July 20, 2009

9 out of 10

Phew. A great satire, although I didn't find it hilarious as a blurb states it to be, but rather unbelievably shocking (but unfortunately probably very true). I was cringing all the time, and I really really disliked Martin. By the way, I found the e-mail style in which the story was told really great. 


Journal Entry 10 by wolkenklang at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 20, 2009

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Off to Portugal! 


Journal Entry 11 by BOKWORMY on Friday, July 31, 2009

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Just received in the post thanks Solskinn for posting over. 


Journal Entry 12 by BOKWORMY on Friday, August 07, 2009

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A nice quick read!

PMing next person.

Kittychia asked to be skipped... PMing next person. 


Journal Entry 13 by BOKWORMY at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, September 01, 2009

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On the way to Charlieboots76! 


Journal Entry 14 by Charlieboots76 from Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 02, 2009

7 out of 10

I recieved the book a couple of weeks ago and read it straight away. I enjoyed it but wouldn't look for another book by the same authour.

I have PM'd the next person on the list.

Thanks J4shaw! 


Journal Entry 15 by Charlieboots76 at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, October 09, 2009

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Posted to turnpages, enjoy! 


Journal Entry 16 by turnpages from Faversham, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, October 12, 2009

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The book arrived in this morning's mail and I can honestly say, I'm looking forward to it...

Thank you for the RING and for sending the book... 


Journal Entry 17 by turnpages from Faversham, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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What a funny read and what an idiot Martin is...
I like the fact that Martin is completely clueless about other people's perspectives and feelings and still thinks he's not selfish. Also, I liked Pandora's life-coaching skills - a whole lot of rubbish in return for a lot of money. This book gives the reader a great insight into the corporate world and how you can rise in ranks by merely coming up with big words nobody understands. I particularly liked Martin's creovative energies and the fact that we never find out what he actually does, or what company he actually works in...


I contacted JudeK a few times and haven't had a response, so I'll contact NancyNova now... 


Journal Entry 18 by turnpages at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, November 05, 2009

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As from today, this book is on its way to the next reader... Enjoy!! 


Journal Entry 19 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Got the book today and added to the TBR rays stack. PM'd next in line for her addy, so I can get the mailer ready, so as soon as I'm done - this can be on it's way again. I have a Picoult and another heavy one ahead of this, so a little lighter fare looks delightful! 


Journal Entry 20 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, January 04, 2010

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Started this today - and already can see high and mighty Martin shooting himself in the foot. Lesson for him - if you wouldn't broadcast it on the bulletin board, don't blackberry it! 


Journal Entry 21 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, January 06, 2010

6 out of 10

Unbelievably arrogant, pompous, fill in the blank executive, who messes up everything, but it's never his fault, as told from his side of emails. Enough said, so i don't spoil it. Off to the next person in the ray by Sat at the latest. 


Journal Entry 22 by wingNancyNovawing at Alton, Illinois USA on Thursday, January 07, 2010

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Off to Easterngirl71, next in the ray. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 23 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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It will take me a bit to get to this book I have to read two others before I can read this one! I will get to it as soon as I can:) Thanks for sharing:) 


Journal Entry 24 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Saturday, March 27, 2010

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I have one more book to get to and then I will be able to read this one! Thanks again for sharing. Just keeping you up to date with my progress! 


Journal Entry 25 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Alvin, Texas USA on Monday, July 05, 2010

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This book arrived while I was out of the country, so I am just now getting around to logging it in. I've been wanting to read it for a long time....Hope I like it! 


Journal Entry 26 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Alvin, Texas USA on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

6 out of 10

Whew. What a depressing book. Martin Jukes, corporate climber and buzzword sycophant, is our main character. He lies, cheats, schemes, and writes incessant e-mail in his bid to win power and fame and fortune at the top. In the process, he jeopardizes his children, his wife, his company, and himself. Written with a humorous tone, but, to me, it was painful to read. 


Journal Entry 27 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

6 out of 10

I just realized that I never logged in before writing my journal entries. Anonymous is me.

Now off to the next reader! 


Journal Entry 28 by debnance at Post Office - 455 E. House St. in Alvin, Texas USA on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Off to a new reader! 


Journal Entry 29 by sunfi at Dayton, Ohio USA on Sunday, August 01, 2010

6 out of 10

I have a number of other rings/rays ahead of this one but I keep my profile updated, so you can always see how close this is to the top. Thanks for including me and mailing this to me, I appreciate it.

Update: 7 Sep 10 - Just finished this one. What an interesting book, never read anything organized quite this same way before. I hope to have this on its way to the next reader in the next week or so. I'll make release notes at that time. 


Journal Entry 30 by sunfi at Dayton, Ohio USA on Friday, September 24, 2010

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On its way to Australia, it should arrive within the next month or so. 


Journal Entry 31 by briz-cowgirl at Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

7 out of 10

Received this on Friday from Sunfi.
I enjoyed this book but perhaps not as much as UI was expecting, given the blurb and other reviews I had read about it.
Martin really is a complete moron, I couldn't imagine having to work with someone like him!
Thanks J4shaw for sharing this book - will be heading back to you shortly.
 


Journal Entry 32 by wingJ4shawwing at Katherine, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, January 02, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/3/2012 UTC) at Katherine, Northern Territory Australia

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This has been doing some travelling around my none BCing friends.
Its now off to the UK as it has been Mooched.. 


Journal Entry 33 by Lydiasbooks at Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Friday, February 27, 2015

7 out of 10

Mooched this ages ago and read it recently. Great laugh. Hope next person will enjoy it. 


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