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The Behaviour of Moths
by Poppy Adams | Literature & Fiction
Registered by mafarrimond of Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on 9/3/2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by lils74): travelling


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6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by mafarrimond from Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, September 03, 2009

8 out of 10

A tale of two sisters and a childhood home. An intriguing read. Shortlisted for Costa's first novel award 2008. 


Journal Entry 2 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, September 03, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/7/2009 UTC) at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom

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An intriguing first novel by Poppy Adams with well drawn characters. Shortlisted for The Costa first novel award and the Author's Club first novel award. 


Journal Entry 3 by Kayellbee from Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Chosen from 'The UK Bookbox of Award-Winning Women Writers'. Thank You! 


Journal Entry 4 by Kayellbee from Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, May 03, 2010

7 out of 10

Quite interesting, sat and read quite quickly. Good story, one where you want to find out more, as you read. 


Journal Entry 5 by Kayellbee at Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (9/19/2010 UTC) at Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom

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Released by post as part of First Sentences VBB. 


Journal Entry 6 by Canadian-babe at Montepulciano, Toscana Italy on Saturday, September 25, 2010

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I chose the first sentence of this book as part of the First Sentences VBB. Thanks Kayellbee. 


Journal Entry 7 by Canadian-babe at Montepulciano, Toscana Italy on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Will be sending this book off to Safrolistics since she won the EU "I've never won a RABCK" sweep. This may be the type of read that she likes.  


Journal Entry 8 by Canadian-babe at By mail, a surprise RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (10/14/2010 UTC) at By mail, a surprise RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Safrolistics, you're the winner of the EU "I've never won a RABCK" sweep.
Enjoy the book! 


Journal Entry 9 by Safrolistics at Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Thankyou, received in the post today as winner of the EU, Never Won A Sweepstake RABCK. 


Journal Entry 10 by Safrolistics at Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Saturday, November 06, 2010

8 out of 10

Thankyou for sharing this, I really enjoyed it, reminded me somewhat of The Wasp Factory. Would have liked it to tell me what was "wrong" the sister. And if Maud really had been murdered and by whom!
 


Journal Entry 11 by Safrolistics at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Berlin Germany on Sunday, November 14, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (11/14/2010 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Berlin Germany

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Being posted to my Secret Santa 2010 partner, Happy Xmas, hope Santa brings you lots of books to enjoy! 


Journal Entry 12 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Thursday, December 30, 2010

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received this book from my secret santa! Thank you so much! 


Journal Entry 13 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Friday, July 22, 2011

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wow, strange book! but strange in a good way. It would have been interesting to have a second part to the book. One that shows the whole story again from the view of another person, to see what really was going on. This way, a lot of things are unclear - but maybe that's the charm of the book? 


Journal Entry 14 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Saturday, November 12, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (11/12/2011 UTC) at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany

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Sending this book as a surprise to Nepal. I hope it gets there by Christmas. :-) 


Journal Entry 15 by winglils74wing at Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal on Thursday, December 01, 2011

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Wow, this arrived in my post box today! What a great surprise! I've really wanted to read this book. Thank you, Grovalskii, how wonderful of you! Thank you also for the Christmas card and Berlin Calendar-- I am really going to enjoy using that in this coming year. Thank you for your kindness and generosity! 


Journal Entry 16 by winglils74wing at Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal on Monday, April 16, 2012

8 out of 10

Just finished this book today, rushing through it in just a few days, as once I started I found I did not want to stop. It was a very interesting book, and I'm trying now to sort out my feelings about it, as it's the kind that makes you think. As it's hard to write a review without spoilers, you should probably stop here if you haven't read it yet.

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I guess the most interesting thing for me, after finishing it, was wondering what truth was, about anything. Was Virginia even a famous scientist, or had she made all that up, too? Like some other readers, I also wanted a few more answers. I felt I could make a good guess as to Maud's death, but I wanted to know what was "wrong" with Virginia, as I realized all was not right quite early on in reading. Was she perhaps autistic? Her social skills and reading people left much to be desired, another thing obvious from the start of the book, such as when she mentions her mother was wrong about her father not wanting the other manufacturers' moth machine because of his pride, of which she (Virginia) unequivocally said he had none. But if she had been autistic, wouldn't physical intimacy have been a problem? I also found it odd that Arthur is the only one who doesn't notice anything wrong about her at all. Why not?
All in all, I found it a fascinating read, really well plotted, and even the fact that there were still questions at the end interested me, I don't mind that in a story. One small detail was the fact that they called their parents Clive and Maude, which unless it was characteristic of that time and class seemed both odd to not have been explained, and also made for confusing reading at the beginning of the book, though I did get used to it. Virginia's long flights of fancy into nature or moths were occasionally boring reading, and I wanted it to get back to the plot, but it was also clever to give you that sense into her mind and madness by doing that. And she was so very arrogant, wasn't she.
So again, a great read and I would certainly seek out more from this author. Thanks for passing this book on to me, Grovalskii! 


Journal Entry 17 by winglils74wing at Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (6/12/2013 UTC) at Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal

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I left this with my sister while visiting her last week. Now, I know this is not a sister book in the conventional sense of the word :D but I really enjoyed it and thought she would, too.  


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