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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls, Jeannette Walls | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by 300dogs of Jackson, New Jersey USA on 11/19/2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Mutteri): to be read


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Thursday, November 19, 2009

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If you are new to BookCrossing and found this book and this site, welcome! Enjoy the site, the book and hopefully the BookCrossing community. I hope you'll join BookCrossing (it doesn't cost anything to join!)—and if you do, please consider using me, 300dogs, as the member who referred you. If you prefer, you can remain anonymous.
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If you are already familiar with BookCrossing, thanks for picking up this book!! Enjoy!!
 


Journal Entry 2 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

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This book is being reserved for the First Sentence Virtual Bookbox hosted by collectorkerri. It was just added it to the VBB today. I wonder who will choose this book based on this first sentence:

"I was sitting in a taxi, wondering if I had overdressed for the evening, when I looked out the window and saw Mom rooting through a Dumpster."

 


Journal Entry 3 by 300dogs at By Mail, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (3/9/2010 UTC) at By Mail, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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This book was chosen by Annimanni so off it goes to Finland! Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, March 15, 2010

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Received with thanks :) 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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This is a compelling, infuriating book, even more so since it's a true story. The kids are remarkable, the parents make me so angry and frustrated that I simply don't have the words to describe them. And yet they have their moments too, particularly the father.

I like the way Wells writes about her childhood. It's not a pity party, but instead a very lucid, at the same time touching and calm narrative of her formative years. Recommended! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingTyrnimarjawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Thanks for the wishlist book Annimanni ! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingTyrnimarjawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

8 out of 10

What a life, what a memoir! Can this be true? While reading I felt all this: anger, joy, desperation,disbelief,admiration, sadness, pity and almost also the hunger in my stomach! The Walls family led a life that is almost unimaginable to me and what made me especially furious was the fact that the parents had it voluntarily!
But one feeling is missing totally from Jeannette´s memoir: bitterness. And I think that it is good, because without bitterness and accusals in it, Jeannette makes this a real memoir, a story about her family that will hold together come what may.
 


Journal Entry 8 by wingTyrnimarjawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, February 09, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (2/10/2015 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I will give this to Flower78 at the monthly PKS meeting 10.2.15. 


Journal Entry 9 by Flower78 at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Thanks a lot for this book, Tyrnimarja! I'll try to read this quite soon, because the book got such praise by Tyrnimarja and Annelis. :) Actually I already started reading the first page...  


Journal Entry 10 by Flower78 at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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For me this was mostly a sad, but interesting reading experience. It's hard to believe that it's a true story. I can't understand why and how the parents didn't see the reality, the way of living they were offering for their children. I was so happy when their children realized that there are also other ways of living and that there are chances to improve your life by making different choices. 


Journal Entry 11 by Flower78 at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (5/13/2016 UTC) at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I offered this book on Finnish First Sentence Virtual Bookbox (EVK-virtuaalipussi) and it was quickly chosen. She'll receive it by mail.
 


Journal Entry 12 by Mutteri at Lahti, Päijät-Häme / Päijänne-Tavastland Finland on Monday, May 16, 2016

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I got this book by mail. Seems like a interesting book. 


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