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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows | Literature & Fiction
Registered by farsighted of Grand Forks, North Dakota USA on Friday, May 22, 2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Askeladda): travelling


16 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by farsighted from Grand Forks, North Dakota USA on Friday, May 22, 2009

10 out of 10

When I first saw the title of this book, I thought it would be just too cute for words. In fact, it's far from cute -- though it is delightful. A novel in letters, it's really a love story -- love for neighbors, love for a place, love of books - with some romantic love too. It's serious and funny at the same time, with great characters. Thoroughly enjoyable read. 


Journal Entry 2 by aetm from Austin, Texas USA on Sunday, June 07, 2009

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A nice surprise that arrived in the mail this week - looks interesting so placing on top of the non-thriller read tower. 


Journal Entry 3 by aetm from Austin, Texas USA on Sunday, June 21, 2009

9 out of 10

"I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that was true." - Juliet, in the early letters to Dawsey...

Enjoyable. How the books and things find where they should be, the places one feels home... I hope everyone will find one or two of these villages or places that just feel home, people that feel like you've always known them so that some places and people feel more home than where you life.
It should have had the recipe for the potato peel pie :) otherwise it had all the good ingredients. Hard to say more without spoiling the story...
 


Journal Entry 4 by aetm at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Sunday, June 21, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/21/2009 UTC) at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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shelj7k had the book on the wishlist so to her next. :)
Seeing how many people have this on their wishlists, it would also make a nice ring or ray... 


Journal Entry 5 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Thank you aetm, the book arrived yesterday and is now top of Mt TBR. It will definitely be a RAY after I read it so watch this space. 


Journal Entry 6 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Saturday, June 27, 2009

7 out of 10

Words such as 'charming' and 'whimsical' come to mind when trying to describe this book. I read it over two afternoons as the letter format made it a quick read. I would decide to stop reading and then discover the next part of the story was told in a series of short letters and I was drawn in again! I found it very enjoyable and there was quite a lot of humour in the story.

As promised to aetm this book is now offered for a book Ray.

Please:

* Make a journal entry when you receive the book
* PM the next participant, even if you have their address, to confirm where the book should be sent next.
* Read the book within a month if possible - if delayed make sure to let us know!
* When you've read the book, make a journal entry telling us what you thought.
* Please make a controlled release when sending the book on.
* Enjoy!!!

Many thanks for joining this BookRay!

N/B: This mailing list is subject to change:

1. KiwiinEngland (Ireland) Mail EU <--- Done
2. Fluffy-Owl (UK) Mail UK <--- Done
3. millycat (UK) Mail Int'l <--- Done
4. Iagegu (UK) Mail UK <--- SKIPPED No response from Iagegu
5. Tanamo (UK) Mail Int'l <--- Asked to receive the book after September 15th
6. Annimanni (Finland) Mail Int'l <--- Done!
7. penelopewanders (Switzerland) Mail EU <--- Moved to the end of the Ray
8. auweia (Germany) Mail Int'l <--- Done!
9. LindyLouMac (Italy) EU <--- Done!
10. Hayes13 (Italy) Mail Int'l <--- Asks to be skipped as she has her own copy
11. Brujula (France) Mail Int'l <--- Done!
12. mrbaggins1 (South Africa) Mail Int'l <--- Asks to be skipped
13. bearyfriend (Singapore) Mail Int'l <--- Done!
14. penelopewanders (Switzerland) Ray complete here - Please pass it on!

grubsneerg has taken up the US readers for this book so that it may move a little faster. See grubsneerg's ray
 


Journal Entry 7 by shelj7k at by mail, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 08, 2009

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The book is off... I hope everybody enjoys it! 


Journal Entry 8 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, July 09, 2009

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Looking forward to this - thanks a lot shelj7k for starting the bookray. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, July 18, 2009

7 out of 10

A pleasant and easy read set out in a series of letters. A lovely holiday read or when you want something light.

I liked the use of letters to convey the story. However the last part of the book stops this letter writing and reverts to a diary type entry, which I think is a cop out as the author tries to tie up loose ends. And they end the last sentence with americanised spelling!! (UGH)

As an aside, I don't think it would have taken one week for a letter to get from post war Britain to Australia. It takes more time than that now.

Thanks for starting the ring Shelj7k, I will try and locate the address of the next person. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/24/2009 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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Posted via Royal Mail to the next participant of the bookring. 


Journal Entry 11 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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I arrived back from a camping trip to find five BC rings awaiting me! Will try and read this one soon. 


Journal Entry 12 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 04, 2009

7 out of 10

One thing that annoyed me was the American English in the book. It's supposed to be a book of letters written between British people, and they would speak British English. If the authors and editor(s) cared about location enough to include a map of southern England, the Channel Islands and north-east France at the front of the book, then I am surprised that they kept phrases in the letters such as 'he wrote me last week' rather than 'he wrote to me last week', the latter being the more English way. I accept that is is an American publication but I don't think it would have been too much to ask to make it more authentic.

Also, letters take longer than that to go from England to Australia, and I'm pretty sure it would have taken longer in 1946! Aside from that, a pleasant read.
Have PMed the next person, will post when I have address. 


Journal Entry 13 by Fluffy-Owl at Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, August 09, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/10/2009 UTC) at Durham, County Durham United Kingdom

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Posting off to the next in line, hope it travels well and arrives safely. 


Journal Entry 14 by millycat from Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Arrived today, many thanks. 


Journal Entry 15 by millycat from Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 20, 2009

9 out of 10

This was a lovely book to take on holiday for some quality reading time - that's why my first entry was so short, it arrived just as we were packing the caravan! I'm now going to pm Tanamo to get her address details & pass it on quickly, but must confess a little cheating - my husband, intrigued by what he could read over my shoulder, sneaked into the act and read it in one sitting! Many thanks for sharing this, it was a great read. 


Journal Entry 16 by millycat from Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Tanamo asked to have this after September 15th, so I'm posting this to Annamanni in Finland, thanks again for sharing this. 


Journal Entry 17 by millycat at Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/24/2009 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland

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Posting this off to the next ring participant. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa Finland on Thursday, August 27, 2009

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The book is here, thank you very much! I have a couple of books that I need to read first, but I will try to start on this as soon as possible. Can't wait in fact! 


Journal Entry 19 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa Finland on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

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I finished the book yesterday - and what a treat it was! I didn't pay any attention to the dates and although I lived four years in the UK, my English is obviously not strong enough for me to have been annoyed by Americanisms ;) (Now, it is a totally different story if I read in Finnish, then I'm very much annoyed by poor writing...) I just let the story sweep me away. I just hope I would be as witty a correspondent as Juliet!

The book is ready to be posted onwards as soon as I get the necessary details for the next participant. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingAnnimanniwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Sunday, September 13, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/14/2009 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland

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On its way to auweia in Germany. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 21 by auweia from Maintal, Hessen Germany on Friday, September 18, 2009

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The book arrived wednesday,but I had been on a further training.So now I´ve got it and hope it will be a relaxing entertainment on weekend
thank you for sending it to germany! 


Journal Entry 22 by auweia from Maintal, Hessen Germany on Sunday, October 04, 2009

9 out of 10

I can´t discriminate between english and american speech and be glad to read and understand the book in a few more days than the other bookcrossers ;-)
It was a lovely and sometimes humoristic written style, well done in form of letters.
Before reading this book, I´don´t know anything of the channel island except the geographical location. Also, I don´t know about the Germans occupation during the 2.WW, although I´ve read and learned so much about it in school and otherwise.
While reading the story, the feelings, what my country had done to the world, overlept the acquaintance with the love story. It was hard for me to read the parts of the concentrations camp and the soldiers behaviour and I feel sad and can´t stop the tears. May be it sounds a little dramatical for you, but I wish, I could read the book in more distance to the history and their barbarous facts, as you are able to do.
First, when I´ve read the title, I imagined thats a lightweighted book and expect a comfort read. Now I´m glad for reading it, because of the literary handling this part of history.
Many thanks for the ray! 


Journal Entry 23 by auweia at Bookring, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 04, 2009

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on the way to Italy, hope you will enjoy it ! 


Journal Entry 24 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, October 09, 2009

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Arrived safely today from Germany, despite the package being somewhat battered. Thanks everyone especially Auweia and shelj7k for giving me the chance to read this. 


Journal Entry 25 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, October 16, 2009

8 out of 10

Mary Ann Shaffer only discovered that the Germans occupied Guernsey during WWII while researching for another book in England. On a whim during this trip she made a visit to Guernsey and was fascinated by her brief glimpse and gave her the impetus to write this novel albeit it many years later. Sadly ill health meant she was never able to finish the book , but her niece Annie Barrows herself an author stepped in and finished the project, for which Mary Ann gives special thanks in her acknowledgements.
In her own words her intentions in writing this story were “If nothing else, I hope these characters and their story shed some light on the sufferings and strength of the people of the Channel Islands during the German Occupation. I hope, too, that my book will illuminate my belief that love of art-be it poetry, storytelling, painting, sculpture, or music-enables people to transcend any barrier man has yet devised”.

I think she has succeeded with her intentions and shown us what an impact the occupation had on the inhabitants of the Channel Islands. I was especially interested as I have a brother in law who was born in Guernsey just a few years after the end of WWII.

The novel is written in the form of letters from and to the protagonist Juliet Ashton, starting with her publisher and her best friend then by sheer chance a Guernsey islander, Dawsey Adams. They exchange letters and through a love of reading forge a friendship. Juliet is researching a subject for her next publication at this time and it is through Dawsey and other islanders he puts her in touch with that her ideas start to form. Eventually very much against the wishes of her beau Markham V. Reynolds she heads off to visit the island and her new found friends.

The society of the title came into being as a literary society due to a group of neighbours being caught out after curfew by the occupying German soldiers during WWII. They had been enjoying a forbidden roast pig together and it was only quick thinking by one of the group that saved them from being arrested. On the spot she invented the literary society and invited the soldiers to drop in any time to discuss literature! The Potato Peel Pie part came about due to one of the group saying that if he had now had to attend society meetings regularly there needed to be refreshments provided. With a scant shortage of ingredients available Potato Peel Pie was invented, became a favourite and was added to the society’s name.

Recommended, but do not forget it is fiction!

I have already been in touch with Brujula, just waiting for a response.
 


Journal Entry 26 by LindyLouMac at to the next participant, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 18, 2009

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En route to Brujula in France.
Happy reading

LindyLouMac 


Journal Entry 27 by Brujula from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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The book has arrived safely in Belfort.
Thank you! 


Journal Entry 28 by Brujula from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Thursday, January 14, 2010

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I read this shortly before Christmas, and then never got around to making the journal entry.
This is a very nice read, set in an original style. The characters are all lovable, and you'd like to stay in their company long after turning the last page.

Now the book will travel on to its next reader as soon as I have his adress.

Thank you for your patience, and all my apologies for keeping it so long. 


Journal Entry 29 by Brujula from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Friday, January 15, 2010

This book has not been rated.

mrbaggings1 has asked to be skipped, so trying the following bookcrosser on the list!
 


Journal Entry 30 by Brujula at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 12, 2010

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mailed to bearyfriend. 


Journal Entry 31 by bearyfriend from Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Friday, March 19, 2010

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Got it yesterday, thanks. I'll start this weekend. 


Journal Entry 32 by bearyfriend from Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Sunday, March 21, 2010

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I didn't care much about the dates on the letters, only enjoyed reading the correspondences and learning more about WW2 in Guernsey. I didn't even know Guernsey was on the map, joined the ray just because of the interesting literary title and wondering what the book was all about. The characters are very witty, and their experiences are all very moving. I agree with what it says about reading, that a tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you into another, and another bit will lead you into a 3rd all for no other reason but sheer enjoyment. While reading I have noted down a lot of interesting things being said so I could go look up its meaning, like how does a Rommel's Asparagus tree look like? What is a "severed-thumb trick, that makes the thumb look it's being sliced apart". And also the story about Muffin and Solange. It's cruel what happened to Muffin and sad reading about the war but I admired and am inspired by the members from the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and hope our local bc meet-ups will be as interesting.

While writing this review, Penelope's pm has come into my mailbox. I would be happy to send the letters to her across the ocean to Switzerland. Will drop off to her tomorrow morning. 


Journal Entry 33 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Saturday, April 10, 2010

8 out of 10

This arrived as a ray- I am unsure whether I can keep it now to share with friends and colleagues or whether someone is after me. I had already read this in a ring and loved it, and then it looked like I was at the end of this one that I'd accidentally signed up for as well. I have PMed the person who started this ray and hope to hear soon whether this can be my copy (for a while at least) or if someone needs me to send it on.

Here were my comments when I read it the first time:

I've had this on my wishlist for a while, so was delighted to see it as a ring. Unfortunately it will have to remain on my wishlist as now I need my own copy. This book reminded me a lot of that wonderful book which is a series of letters between a writer in New York and a man working in a bookshop in London... and I'm going nuts because I can't remember the title!
Very moving and lovely story. As was mentioned in the afterword, I too wished the story continued, and was sad to read that the author passed away and was in fact unable to put the finishing touches on the book herself, but was helped by her niece, also a writer. Thanks so very much for making this available.

This has been passed on to a colleague; I'm hoping she'll journal it. 


Journal Entry 34 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Thursday, September 26, 2013

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After a few years, the colleague who has since retired, left this on my desk. I've posted it on the forum so that it can spread joy elsewhere, at least for a while.

So far it will go to:
bluezwuzl (Germany, can ship international)
Meg72 (Portugal, can ship international)
Askeladda (Norway, prefers Europe)<-- it's here
Billbooks (Australia, can ship international) (asked to be skipped)
someone else in Scandanavia maybe??
Muggleme (Italy) 


Journal Entry 35 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Monday, September 30, 2013

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Released 11 mos ago (9/30/2013 UTC) at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland

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After a very long stay in Switzerland, this book has resumed its travels. First stop: Germany! Enjoy... 


Journal Entry 36 by wingbluezwuzlwing at Altdorf (Niederbayern), Bayern Germany on Thursday, October 17, 2013

8 out of 10

The book arrived today - many thanks to penelopewanders!
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One of those books that has you wishing you could go there and visit all those colourful characters!
Meg21 is next. (I hope the glitch that made it difficult to use the bookcrossing-site for some days without 'unlicensed action' popping-up is now under control...) 


Journal Entry 37 by Meg72 at Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Sunday, November 24, 2013

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Book has arrived, thank you! I think this is going to be a very nice read :-) 


Journal Entry 38 by Meg72 at Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Released 9 mos ago (12/19/2013 UTC) at Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal

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What a lovely book! At first, I felt a little lost with the many letters coming from different characters, but I quickly got used to it and enjoyed the read. I think this story is a kind of tribute to the power of books and how they can bring people together. In occupied Guernsey, the lives of the inhabitants were very hard, with food and other essential items being very scarce. Coming together through books just made their day-to-day more bearable and I think that is a great thing :-)

Sending this book to the next reader, in Australia.
 


Journal Entry 39 by Meg72 at Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Saturday, January 11, 2014

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Well, I guess this book is not going to Australia, but to Norway. Enjoy :-) 


Journal Entry 40 by wingAskeladdawing at Skien, Telemark fylke Norway on Saturday, January 25, 2014

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The book has arrived Skien in good shape, together with a bookmark to tell me where I'm (I'm here!) - a nessesary reminder, if this is a book which will make me forget time and place :) Thank you for sending it to me, Meg72, I was just looking for a good book to read. 


Journal Entry 41 by wingAskeladdawing at Skien, Telemark fylke Norway on Saturday, February 01, 2014

8 out of 10

I liked the book a lot! I loved the way the story unfolds thought the letter correspondance between the journalist Juliet Asthon and her friends, I became fond of the people on the channel Island by their voices in the letters they wrote.

Even if the background of post 2nd World War, gave the story a quite dark background,
It's a really good story about people who wants to be good towards each other. After finishing this book I discover myself smiling and feeling relaxed and filled with energi.

Like other readers I felt the diary form at the end of the book broke with the idea of writing a book in the form of correspondance. I think if the main author had managed to fullfill the book, she would have managed to finish the book without using a diary in the last part of the book.

If no one else in Europe will read the book, I'm going to break my postage preferences and send the book further on to Australia.

Thanks a lot for setting up this ray, giving me the opportunity to read the book! It really gave me a good time! 


Journal Entry 42 by wingAskeladdawing at A bookray, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 22, 2014

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This wonderfull book has found more readers. It will be of to the next person in this book ray during the day. Hope you will enjoy the book as much as I do.
Happy readings!

Edit 04.05.14 Ray:
Tuttasb Norway - Europe posting
muggleme Italy - EU posting
kinidi UK - Europe posting
catflap UK
kisses-cuddles- UK
Kata - Finland - Europe posting
....
More readers?

Til deg som finner boka sier jeg: velkommen til bookcrossing!
Takk for at du tok vare på boka!

Skriv gjerne en kommentar JE (journal entry) så vet vi at boka er trygt hos deg. Jeg blir glad om du vil skrive hvor du fant boken. Senere kan du skrive hva du synes om boken når du har lest den.

Slipp den gjerne fri igjen, eller gi den til en venn. Da kan du også skrive hvordan du lar boken reise videre, slik at vi kan følge den på reisen. På det skandinaviske forumet deler vi gleden over bøkenes vandring i verden.

Du kan være anonym om du vil. Eller du kan bli medlem (join). Det er gratis. Din e -post adresse blir ikke oppgitt eller videreformidlet til noen. Du får ikke spam. Som medlem kan du følge boka videre reiserute. Du må gjerne referere til meg, Askeladda, som den som gjorde deg kjent med BC.

Under fanen 'Samfunn' vil du finne bokinteresserte mennesker fra mange land. Det er skandinaviske og internasjonale forum hvor du kan delta i bokpraten. Bookcrossere er generøse, vennlige mennesker, bare prøv!

Håper du vil like boka du har funnet!
Les den, skriv et lite bokslipp notat og la boka reise videre! 


Journal Entry 43 by wingAskeladdawing at Skien, Telemark fylke Norway on Saturday, April 19, 2014

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It looks like the book disappeared in the mailbox.... So I have decided to register a new copy of this book with the same BCID as the one who disappeared. So if the old book suddenly pop up, you'll please have to keep it, Tuttasb. I didn't want to disappoint the new members in this ray.. So I'm sorry, you wont get the longtravelled book, you will have a complet new one to read. I liked the book a lot my self, so enjoy everyone! 


Journal Entry 44 by wingAskeladdawing at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 19, 2014

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I have tested with another book, that I've got the correct adress to Tuttasb. So now I'll try again. If this book wont make it, there are several miles to the next copy of this book in Norway, it's one book in a bookstore on the southwest coast, in Stavanger, fortunatly there are active BCers there, if needed to help. But I'm crossing fingers and toes that this time the book will make it! Happy readings, Tuttasb!

Til deg som finner boka sier jeg: velkommen til bookcrossing!
Takk for at du tok vare på boka!

Skriv gjerne en kommentar JE (journal entry) så vet vi at boka er trygt hos deg. Jeg blir glad om du vil skrive hvor du fant boken. Senere kan du skrive hva du synes om boken når du har lest den.

Slipp den gjerne fri igjen, eller gi den til en venn. Da kan du også skrive hvordan du lar boken reise videre, slik at vi kan følge den på reisen. På det skandinaviske forumet deler vi gleden over bøkenes vandring i verden.

Du kan være anonym om du vil. Eller du kan bli medlem (join). Det er gratis. Din e -post adresse blir ikke oppgitt eller videreformidlet til noen. Du får ikke spam. Som medlem kan du følge boka videre reiserute. Du må gjerne referere til meg, Askeladda, som den som gjorde deg kjent med BC.

Under fanen 'Samfunn' vil du finne bokinteresserte mennesker fra mange land. Det er skandinaviske og internasjonale forum hvor du kan delta i bokpraten. Bookcrossere er generøse, vennlige mennesker, bare prøv!

Håper du vil like boka du har funnet!
Les den, skriv et lite bokslipp notat og la boka reise videre! 


Journal Entry 45 by wingTuttasbwing at Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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The book is with me! So sad that the other one disappeared in the mail but so happy that this one arrived safe. Thank you Askeladda, looking forward to reading this. 


Journal Entry 46 by wingTuttasbwing at Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Started reding the book this weekend and so far so good. And I love that I can find so many great bookish quotes like:

Page 9: "Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true."

Ofcourse that is true, every bookcrosser knows that, we know there are countless stories of BookCrossing serendipity out there.


Page 10: "That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you on to a third book. It's geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment."
 


Journal Entry 47 by wingTuttasbwing at Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Thursday, May 01, 2014

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I loved it! What's not to like about it? I love letters and I'm so sad we stopped writing them. Writing letters was one of my favourite hobbys growing up, I had many pen pals and checking the mail box was always a thrill but now I'm one of those that don't write letters anymore. At first the letter exchange in this book reminded me of "84 Charing Cross Road" written by Helene Hanff but turned out this was expanding to be letter exchange with an entire community witch made it so much more interesting cause it revealed so many sides to people (through gossiping and people writing about each other). This book is so funny and makes me smile a lot (the persons characteristics, the anecdotes, the witty comments) but the serious sides to the book is much appriciated too. The stories about the german innvation, from prison camp and people suffering is important but hurts to read. The love beetween people (both romantic and beetween friends - new and old) makes me happy as well as the love of books. I've never been to the channel islands but now I would love to visit someday.  


Journal Entry 48 by wingTuttasbwing at by post, Back to the owner -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 09, 2014

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Back to Askeladda 


Journal Entry 49 by wingAskeladdawing at Skien, Telemark fylke Norway on Friday, May 09, 2014

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely at Home, Thank you Tuttasb! I will now unlabel the book. It will no longer be a bookcrossing book.

The next time this thread moves, it will be because the original book has been found and journaled by someone.

Let's hope someone else will set out a new ray so those bookcrossers who wanted to read the book will get an opportunity to do so! I'm sorry for offending other bookcrossersmby unintended breaking the rules of BookCrossing.

Since the original book is lost in the mail, I set staus to "travelling" and crossing my fingers that the old book will reappear some day 




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