Cover the Butter

by Carrie Kabak | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0451218353 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingJ4shawwing of Boise, Idaho USA on 11/7/2012
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingJ4shawwing from Boise, Idaho USA on Wednesday, November 07, 2012
This book was reccomended to me back in 2007, and I only managed to get my hands on a copy last year. Great read, full of dry wit, laughs and tears.
If you have ever talked back to your mother, chosen the wrong guy or lied about sleeping at a friends house...this book is for you!!

From the back cover:Get ready to cheer for Kate Cadogan, a fortysomething woman who has spent her life trying to please her husband, her son, her mother, and her father without a moment's thought to her own needs. Until one day, when a series of events causes her to slip back in time…

For the first time Kate sees her life clearly–her dreams of becoming a caterer; the delicate yet combustible relationship she shares with her mother; and the unflagging support of her two best friends.

Kate finds the courage to make a break and, energized by her newfound freedom, she creates a life all her own.

Buoyant and deeply moving, Cover the Butter proves that starting over has nothing to do with age and everything to do with spirit.

Journal Entry 2 by wingJ4shawwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, June 03, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (6/4/2013 UTC) at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia


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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Arrived today, thank-you J4shaw, I look forward to reading it as soon as I complete the one I have on the go at present (can't read two at once as some smart people can!).

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 17, 2013
Have to admit I struggled with this one. It kept my interest most of the time but Kate really irritated me. She seemed to bend to her mother's will more the older she got. Would some one really marry a man with whom there was no physical attraction and nothing even resembling love in the air just because their mother approved of him, I just don't buy it.
I thought the depiction of the different decades was good and I enjoyed the references to the popular music of the times.
Thanks for sending this to me J4shaw I shall send it on its way as soon as I confirm romy86's address.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 17, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (6/18/2013 UTC) at Templestowe, Victoria Australia


Posting this off to romy86 today.

To the finder of this book -
Please let me know it is safe hands by journalling that you have caught it, you are under no obligation to read it and Bookcrossing is completely anonymous.

Journal Entry 6 by romy86 at Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Monday, June 24, 2013
Arrived today. Just started another book, but should be able to read this one soon.
Thanks also for all the extra books, marmee463, You can imagine my surprise! Very kind of you and found a few interesting things already. Will go through and look at them properly, though!

Journal Entry 7 by romy86 at Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Have to say, I really enjoyed this book. I also found Kate a little weak and got the impression that life was something that just "happened" to her. She was a little passive and easily led. Maybe some of it was the era. Listening to my mum talk about her younger days, she was kind of similar. There were certain expectations on women to marry and have children. My mother even had a Biddy-type mum herself who she would cave into constantly, right up until her death. Pretty sad way to live your life, but from that end, I had no problems believing Kate and her actions.
I enjoyed how it went back into the past and we get to read about her younger years and the events that led her to marry the loathsome Rodney. (Can I just say how much I loathed this pathetic little man?).
I was happy with the ending and how she got a backbone and rebuilt her life aged 44. The book has a good message that its never too late to set yourself right.
Thanks again for starting this ring, j4shaw. I don't think I would otherwise have had a chance to read this one.
Will contact the next reader soon.

Journal Entry 8 by romy86 at Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (7/2/2013 UTC) at Perth City, Western Australia Australia


Off to billbooks tomorrow!

Journal Entry 9 by wingBillbookswing at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Safely arrived yesterday afternoon. Will have to set a cracking pace for reading this fortnight. The Melbourne International Film Festival starts soon so I will be bleary eyed from watching lots of movies.

Journal Entry 10 by wingBillbookswing at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Thursday, August 15, 2013
I have to agree with the other comments about the protagonist. It would have been difficult in those days and the strict Catholic upbringing. You do hear about good old Catholic guilt and I do seem to remember a lot of premature babies just after marriages. It was well written and the humor and the pathos were well blended. I did think that Rodders and his family were cliche and the ending slipped away but all in all still a good job and enjoyable read for a debut novel. Now contacting Bootielootie to pass this on.

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