A Civil Action

by Jonathan Harr | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0679772677 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Z3Mutti of Shelby Township, Michigan USA on 11/16/2003
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Z3Mutti from Shelby Township, Michigan USA on Sunday, November 16, 2003
Enjoy and pass it on!

Journal Entry 2 by Z3Mutti at Day's Inn Lobby in Ogallala, Nebraska USA on Thursday, January 22, 2004
Released on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at Day's Inn Lobby in Ogallala, Nebraska USA.

Hope you enjoy this one.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAntof9wing from Lakewood, Colorado USA on Monday, January 17, 2005
. . . so I'm in Goodwill, looking for contemporary fiction to help supplement a library in Ukraine, when I see the binding of this book. It's actually not "in" a bookshelf; it's on top of the short shelves, and it looks like it's in pretty good condition. I think this would probably fit right in for what I'm looking for, but for some reason, I don't pick it up yet. I'm also on the hunt for a copy of Fried Green Tomatoes for another bookcrosser, but that's another story.

My bag is filling up rapidly (faster than usual, actually), so when I go to the other side of the short shelves, I decide I am close to having enough. Then I look up. What do I see? A little red stamp on the edge of the pages of this book, and OHMYWORD! It's the little running book! WEEEE-HAAAAWWW! WOO HOO! Oh happy day! I just found my very first EVER book "in the wild"! I've never gone hunting; I've never happened across one at a mall or the grocery store or the Post Office. This is the most amazing feeling EVER! I actually got butterflies!

I *v*e*r*y* carefully picked it up (like it was going to explode or something), and then I gingerly opened the front cover. Yes, it's a for real, honest-to-goodness BookCrossing book, complete with a bookplate from before I joined -- Bookplate #4 "Forgotten Lore" -- and a BCID and everything :)

Z3Mutti -- I have no idea how this book got from Michigan to Colorado, but I'll take good care of it :) And thanks for releasing my first catch!

(in case you're wondering, I honestly don't know if I can let this one go to Ukraine before reading!)

Journal Entry 4 by wingAntof9wing from Lakewood, Colorado USA on Saturday, October 18, 2008
So I had every intention of writing a brilliant and insightful book review on this book. However, it was book #70 of 2007, and I'm now on book #58 of 2008, and frankly it's not going to happen. Thus, I want to get this book out into the world and moving again.

I will say this -- it was fascinating, and I think I appreciated it more after my book club read the famous On Cold Blood. I remember that it was riveting, and I didn't want to put it down. The jury selection, in particular, was fascinating, and kept me on the edge of my seat. Ever since I read this book, I've been trying to decide if I want to watch the movie or not. The book was so good, I don't really want to taint it, but it was also intriguing enough that I think the movie will be interesting. Who knows?

Anyway, this book is going into my to-be-released pile, and I hope it finds another fascinated reader.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAntof9wing at Lakewood, Colorado USA on Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Ha! I never released it ... which is good, because now I can lend it to a friend who likes true crime books :)

Putting it by the door for the next time book club meets.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAntof9wing at Lakewood, Colorado USA on Sunday, March 04, 2012
Lending to the true crime friend ...

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