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Journal Entry 1 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Sunday, September 06, 2009

9 out of 10

No 9 in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

"In the ninth installment of this infinitely enjoyable and bestselling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best - solving crimes and taking care of business: her own and everybody else's.

Investigating her latest case, Mma Ramotswe has to trek to a game preserve, where she rediscovers the breathtaking beauty of her beloved Botswana. She is there to uncover the truth about an elderly American traveller whose safari proved to be his last journey. What she discovers is a surprise to everyone concerned.

Meanwhile, problems are also brewing back at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Mma Makutsi has instituted the Complaint Half Hour in order to air her grievances - which works well for her until Mma Ramotswe decides to institute her own version. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is making strange decisions.

But without a doubt - and after several cups of bush tea - Precious Ramotswe will make sure, as only she can, that everything turns out as it should. 


Journal Entry 2 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Sunday, September 06, 2009

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Another good one in the series. Simple and effective writing/stories, with common sense used to solve a problem. I like the way that the 'miracle' was not sugary, happy ending. 


Journal Entry 3 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

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I have decided to share these books as a book spiral as I consider it a shame that such a delightful series just sits on my shelf unread by others.

1. The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
2. Tears of the Giraffe
3. Morality for Beautiful Girls
4. The Kalahari Typing School for Men
5. The Full Cupboard of Life
6. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
7. Blue Shoes and Happiness
8. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
9. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
10. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
11. The Double Comfort Safari Club
12. The Saturday Big Tent Party
13. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
14. The minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

They are all paperbacks of the same size: 12.5cm x 19.5cm x 1.5cm, 231g

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Journal Entry 4 by bookowl1000 at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, June 27, 2011

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I am moving from the UK to China - hence why not a lot of time to read recently.

This book will be in a box being picked up tomorrow, and hopefully I will see it again in about 3 months time on the other side of the world.  


Journal Entry 5 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, August 27, 2011

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This book has survived its ocean voyage in a container ship from the UK and has successfully met up with me here in China - much sooner than expected. Now it will be sitting in its new home waiting to travel again. 


Journal Entry 6 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, September 17, 2011

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I list my bookrings at The Bookring Directory!

This book spiral is in the process of being organised and is open to new members.

1. When you receive the book please make a journal entry to let everyone know that it has arrived safely.

2. Read the book as quick as you can (within 4 weeks if possible). Please put it ahead of any other books, except other bookrings/rays that arrived first. If you need more time that is ok so long as you keep me informed, though a person who holds up a book without explanation may be left out for the remaining books.

3. Please make a journal entry to let everyone know what you thought of the book.

4. When you are nearing the end of the book, pm the next person on the list for their address. Try to avoid sending the book unless he/she has passed on the previous book. Ideally, no one person should be in possession of more than one book at a time as that is ow the previous ring became stalled.

5. Make a journal entry when you have posted the book to show that it is travelling.

Participants so far: The order may change as new members join.

So far it is looking like this:

Ring open to new members who can fit the mailing order
NMReader US (US only) - withdrawn
sunfi US (Itnl) - withdrawn from spiral
Jonniboi - UK (UK)
wal-89 UK (UK/EUR)
Appelsiini Finland (Itnl)
lunatum Finland (Itnl)
greenbadger UK (Itnl)
Icila France (Itnl)
back to me in China 


Journal Entry 7 by bookowl1000 at Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (6/25/2013 UTC) at Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom

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Posted to jonniboi.
Sorry it has taken so long. 


Journal Entry 8 by Jonniboi at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 27, 2013

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I have the next few books, YAY! They may take me a while to get through since I have a big book in front of this one.

Can't wait to read them, thank you! 


Journal Entry 9 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, July 22, 2013

5 out of 10

Took this on holiday with me to Tywyn, Wales. And I started reading it a couple of days before, but even though I was taken back to the amazing place Botswana, I felt like there was something missing, it just didn't work and didn't add so much to the story, although I did still enjoy it.

I liked the whole bed drama, that was grand, but I still felt the finding of the family was a little far-fetched and just didn't involve the reader all that much.

I shall send this off soon, but not sure when. 


Journal Entry 10 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (8/19/2013 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Sent this book off, it's now in the post!

On it's way to wal-89, I hope you enjoy it :) 


Journal Entry 11 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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This arrived about a week ago. Thanks very much for sending and I'm looking forward to seeing how the story continues for Mma Ramotswe, etc. 


Journal Entry 12 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

8 out of 10

I do enjoy reading these books =) I haven't really been reading recently, which is why it has taken me soooo long to read this. I have started the next one and will send them off soon. I liked that this book was mostly around Mma Ramotswe and not swapping between narrators. The whole book was good! 


Journal Entry 13 by wal-89 at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (10/29/2013 UTC) at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Will be posted to the next participant today, sorry for the delay; I have been very slow at reading recently! Hope you enjoy :) 


Journal Entry 14 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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This arrived yesterday with another Mma Ramotswe book. Thanks for sending! :) 


Journal Entry 15 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, January 20, 2014

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Again a great story from Botswana! I just wish I would be as wise woman some day as Mma Ramotswe is.  


Journal Entry 16 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (5/14/2014 UTC) at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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I'm meeting lunatum today and will give the book for her.  


Journal Entry 17 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Sunday, May 18, 2014

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I recieved the book from Appelsiini this week. I have two ring/ray books ahead of this. 


Journal Entry 18 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Thursday, June 26, 2014

7 out of 10

I guess I wasn't on the right mood for the book, because at first it was hard to get into the book. After that I enjoyed reading. 


Journal Entry 19 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (6/28/2014 UTC) at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland

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I sent the book to next participant. 


Journal Entry 20 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 03, 2014

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The book has arrived with me, thank you.
I am afraid I am a bit behind and have a few other reading commitments to get through first. 


Journal Entry 21 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 28, 2014

8 out of 10

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi receive anonymous letters, the detective agency look for the family of a woman who believes she has no one, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni looks for a miraculous cure for foster daughter Motholeli. Warm humour and affection shines through this series. 


Journal Entry 22 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 09, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (8/9/2014 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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Off to Icila who is next in the ring. 


Journal Entry 23 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Arrived this morning. Thank you greenbadger for sending it with a friendly card and thank you bookowl1000 for adding me. 


Journal Entry 24 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Looking forward for new adventures with Mma Ramotswe. 


Journal Entry 25 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, August 25, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (8/25/2014 UTC) at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France

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Back to China. Thank you ! 


Journal Entry 26 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Has arrived here in china. Thanks 


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