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Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)
by Gail Carriger | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by wingMinerva101wing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Mozette): to be read


8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingMinerva101wing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Product Description
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.  


Journal Entry 2 by wingMinerva101wing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, April 24, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (4/23/2011 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Mailed away to Nell-lu as a RABCK.
Enjoy :) 


Journal Entry 3 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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Thanks Minerva101!

I'm delighted to receive this -- I read about it on Goodreads and it sounded tremendous fun. I hope it lives up to expectations! I've got a pile of reading to do tonight, and then should be able to start this tomorrow.

Thanks also for the selection of lovely bookmarks. I'm notorious for losing bookmarks (I think I mostly leave them in library books) so it's great to have some new ones! 


Journal Entry 4 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

9 out of 10

Fun, fun, fun!

This is a highly enjoyable quick read. It's essentially whimsical supernatural romance within a Victorian steampunk setting, which can hardly fail to be entertaining. The cover tagline "A novel of vampires, werewolves, and parasols" says it all. I'll be looking for the sequels (a quick Amazon search says that there are already four books in the series -- quite impressive seeing as this one was only published in 2009).

Thanks, again, Minerva101!

I'm going to pass this to a friend to read, then when I get it back I'll start a bookray. If you'd like to join at any time, drop me a PM with your shipping preferences. Mailing info: paperback, 373pp, 170x105x25mm, 200g.

Bookray participants:
Vekiki, UK (Europe, Int if necessary)
Ossiefry, Portugal (Int)
Tsjara, The Netherlands (Europe)
Bloedengel, Belgium (Belgium/Netherlands preferred, Europe OK, Int if necessary)
rodespringbal, Belgium (Int)
norafrvr, Kuwait (Int) - skipped, no reason given
Mozette, Australia (Int)
madpocky, The Philippines (Int)
AKSarah, US (US/Canada only)
...

Please could you all do four things for me:

1. Make a quick journal entry when you receive the book.
2. Read and send on within four weeks - or make a journal entry to let us know how you're getting on if you need longer.
3. Make a journal entry when you've finished.
4. Use the cheapest method of shipping available.

And, enjoy the book!  


Journal Entry 5 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (5/10/2011 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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This will be passed to a friend next time we meet. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 6 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (6/1/2011 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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I got this back from my friend (who said she enjoyed it) and it's now packaged up and ready to start its travels. First stop: Vekiki in London. Happy reading, all! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingVekikiwing at Wightlink Ferry, Isle Of Wight United Kingdom on Friday, June 03, 2011

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Arrived (you have gorgeous handwriting!)
This looks like such fun, I can't wait, especially after my current read (which I'm really enjoying but is kinda on the depressing side thematically!) 


Journal Entry 8 by wingVekikiwing at -- somewhere in Greater London --, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (6/21/2011 UTC) at -- somewhere in Greater London --, Greater London United Kingdom

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This was a fun, quick read. It's pacey and entertaining - not a lot more to say about it :)

Popping it in the post today for the next reader 


Journal Entry 9 by Ossiefry at Aljezur, Faro Portugal on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Arrived thank you! 


Journal Entry 10 by Ossiefry at Aljezur, Faro Portugal on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

8 out of 10

Fun and easy to read, will be looking out for the next one!
Sending a pm to the next reader. 


Journal Entry 11 by Ossiefry at Air Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 11, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (7/11/2011 UTC) at Air Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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On it's way to Tsjara!


 


Journal Entry 12 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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It's here! :) Thanks for sending the book Ossiefry (the envelope got damaged on the way, but the book was fine inside the plastic bag). This looks like fun, will get to it as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing the book Nell-Lu! 


Journal Entry 13 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, September 02, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/2/2011 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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I enjoyed this a lot, it was easy and fun to read. Just what I wanted on my holiday. Will keep an eye out for the sequel..

Now on its way to Bloedengel :) (sorry for the delay)

 


Journal Entry 14 by wingBloedengelwing at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Thursday, September 08, 2011

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Great, I wanted to read this since ... forever !!!!  


Journal Entry 15 by wingBloedengelwing at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/27/2011 UTC) at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium

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Well, I really liked reading the book, but it was not the easy read I expected.
Not easy because the first 50 pages it really took me some effort to keep up with the story, and to continue reading.
This made me put away the book, causing extra confusion, because I had problems clearly separating Lord Maccon from Lord Akeldama (which is quite a difference, right :)))
What I simply loved from the start was the Victorian Steampunk setting. The machinery, the silver, the copper. Great !
I read that there are people who hated being constantly reminded about her Italian nose and tan, but I didn't have any problems there.
And after those 50 pages, the story just sucked me in , and I loved it. I think I'll read some more of this author.
The language was sometimes challenging for me. There where quite a lot of words I had to look up. That's nice , because that improves my English.
I'm now forwarding this to the next reader. I have her adress from a beautiful card she sent me most recently :-))) 


Journal Entry 16 by wingrodespringbalwing at Moerbeke-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen / Flandre Orientale Belgium on Sunday, October 02, 2011

5 out of 10

haha thanks bloedengel for the compliment on the card and for sending this book.
Recieved it this friday

Started to read in it and I must say that it was a quick read for me. Lately every bookstore has a bookshelf full of vampire-stories. And this is one of them... and I must say I'm not a fan of the whole Victorian-style. Like bloedengel I also had to look for an English dictionnary every once and a while. So sorry to say but I'm glad I finished it and I'm a bit proud of myself :)

going to the next reader after I got the address.
 


Journal Entry 17 by wingMozettewing at Logan City, Queensland Australia on Monday, November 21, 2011

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Woohoo... it's finally here. This book arrived on a stinking hot, so-close-to-Summer-it's-not-funny day. I'm currently reading '11-22-63' by Stephen King (but it's a real tome of a book, so I can put it aside for now as I have done it over the last week because it's been so busy). Can't wait to get into this one. 




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