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Riding Lessons
by Sara Gruen | Literature & Fiction
Registered by RedshuGreenlace of Yosemite National Park, California USA on 4/21/2011
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by sweiss415): available


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by RedshuGreenlace from Yosemite National Park, California USA on Thursday, April 21, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Given to me by a friend to release. 


Journal Entry 2 by RedshuGreenlace at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, August 07, 2011

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Released 7 yrs ago (8/8/2011 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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Sending to a fellow Bookcrosser. 


Journal Entry 3 by erishkigal at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Friday, August 12, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Thank you, this wishlist book has arrived safely in Salt Lake! My trip to the high Uintas fell short of being great only by the ferociousness and persistence of myriads of monster mosquitoes.
Nothing deterred them, and they bit right through denim! But the birds, the trees, the deer, the soughing breeze, the lakes, the stars....ah, sheer heaven.... 


Journal Entry 4 by erishkigal at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

8 out of 10

It's taken me wayyyyyyy too long to get around to reading this (I'm afraid it disappeared, under the masses), but I finally have, and it's FABULOUS! Hard to believe this is a first novel. What , do I like so much? Well, of course the story, and the horses. Those are givens. I remember having a 16 year-old, what my daughter was like, and the push and pull between us. Very real and well done. I liked Annamarie. Our issues were different, but I could identify with them, with her, and the inability to resolve. And I liked Dan, the Vet, (even tho I'm like "oh, no, don't degenerate into a Romance!). And being involved with Rescues, I could identify with that as well.

I shall look for another horse-obsessed person to send this on to. Thank you once again, for sending this to me!!! 


Journal Entry 5 by erishkigal at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, December 08, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (12/10/2013 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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Well, it's not (directly at least) to another horse-obsessed person, but I am putting it into my Wild Thing Bookbox, where I'm sure it will be pulled, read, and loved by another animal lover, at least :)

Thanks again for sharing this wonderful book with me!! 


Journal Entry 6 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Friday, January 10, 2014

6 out of 10

Taken from the Wild Thing Bookbox. Looks interesting.

Okay, I was a little disappointed. Gruen's Water for Elephants was so elegant, engrossing and surprising that I expected more. Good story, but I could clearly tell it was a first novel. I kept harping back to 'how to write a novel' books that say anytime you are stuck, do something even WORSE to your character. The Horse sections were evocative, but Annemarie never learns anything or grows much. She is just reeling from crisis to crisis (mostly self-generated also, so she isn't learning on that front!). Still, it was a nice read, and I now want to see a brindled horse.... 


Journal Entry 7 by quietorchid at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (1/24/2015 UTC) at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Left at the Saintly City Cat Show to find a new reader!

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Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

10 out of 10

Wonderful story, very good! Brought it home from college, so it also traveled to my hometown of Stacy, MN :) 


Journal Entry 9 by sweiss415 at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

10 out of 10

Oh my gosh quietorchid, that's where I got the book! I found it in Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN on top of a trash can after seeing a dog show early in January! I am the one who brought it home from college to Stacy, MN (see above comment).  


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