London Bookcrossing Meetup Blank Book

Registered by bookspook on 12/9/2003
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by bookspook on Tuesday, December 09, 2003
This is a blank book in which bookcrossers can, if they wish, write their favourite book quotations, literary recipes, diaries, draw pictures, paste in items - whatever they like, perhaps answer a few questions such as "What book would you send to Tony Blair?" and "What title would you give your autobiography?" and any others we can think of.
It will be passed round at the meetup so that people can write in it on the spot, but bxers can also take it home if they want to make a more considered contribution. No literary genius required - it's purely for fun. All I ask is that you journal if you take it home, and keep bringing it back to meetups.

Journal Entry 2 by bookspook on Saturday, December 13, 2003
Thanks to all who put entries in the book - it's beginning to make interesting reading. My favourite was probably, in answer to the question "What do like to do when you're not reading?" - "What do you mean?" : )

My hope is that other people will take it home and bring it back to meetings. Go on - don't be shy!

Journal Entry 3 by YowlYY on Tuesday, February 10, 2004
I returned the book to the meetup today, after having had it with me for a whole month. I had a few write down the answers to some of the questions, and today, with a very international public, I think that the book got some exotic entries ;-)
Thanks to Bookspook for lending it :-D

Journal Entry 4 by bookspook on Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Retrieved from the Cittie of Yorke's lost property box, where it has languished for a month! I took it home this time, just to get re-acquainted, but hope someone else will take it next time and bring it back the time after. There are some great new entries - among other things, Middlemarch has been added to the Library of Hell, and "randomly" seems to be the most popular way of ordering our (physical) bookshelves!

Journal Entry 5 by bookspook on Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Thanks for taking this home, bakunin-the-cat, and thanks for the haikus! Will bring to next meet-up

Journal Entry 6 by freesia from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, August 10, 2004
What a fantastic idea! Picked it up at the London meetup, and laughed out loud flicking through it on the train home. Will have to think of some answers before passing it on to katchie.

Journal Entry 7 by freesia from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Monday, August 16, 2004
I love journals like this: it's so interesting having the time to read what everyone else has thought about, and to see all the quotes and pictures and photocopies people have pasted in. This inspires me to start a travelling journal of my own!

Journal Entry 8 by freesia from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Friday, August 27, 2004
Posted off to katchie today. I was hoping to find the quote from Jane Eyre about reading to include, but didn't have time. It's something about her hiding from the Reeds on a window seat behind a curtain and curling up with a book, but from just flicking through the pages I couldn't find the quote! Oh well, maybe someone else will.

Journal Entry 9 by Katchie from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary Ireland on Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Received in the post from Fresia (thanks for sending it on)
This is such a great idea, i've loved reading everyones comments and enjoyed taking my time adding my own.
Glad to be part of it. Read on!

Journal Entry 10 by Katchie from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary Ireland on Friday, September 10, 2004
posted back to Bookspook

Journal Entry 11 by bookspook on Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Thanks, Katchie! It's great to see the book come back with new entries - like a friend you haven't seen for a while with some new stories! I hope someone else will take it home as well. Have added a couple more special pages - other people can do this too, y'know!

Journal Entry 12 by bookspook on Thursday, November 11, 2004
After the best attended meet-up I've ever seen, during which at least two people who'd only come in for a quiet drink were inveigled into the world of bookcrossing, the book has some interesting new additions. Most of them are on the "What are you talking about right now?" pages, which had to be hastily added to, as so many conversations were going on. Jury service, how long it takes to read a book, tentacle sex (don't ask me, mate) and "grumbling about jumpers" were among the topics thoroughly covered.

Journal Entry 13 by Trivia from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, December 14, 2004
I love this - it's glorious. I'm only part way through and have made a few comments but need a bit of time to ponder and recall some other things to add in. Such a great idea!

I've added in plenty of comments and a couple of new points to ponder. I'm thinking about making something similar for my Mum's book group in NZ, they've been going for over 20 years.

Journal Entry 14 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Picked this up at tonight's meeting and was incredibly curious - needed to take it away for a read (and to make some entries!). Promise to bring it back to the February meetup!

Now where can I stick my fave poem? (Answers on a postcard please....)

The thunder-god rode out one day
on a snow-white filly.
"I'm Thor!" he cried.
The horse replied
"Then get a thaddle, thilly!"

I thank you!

Released 14 yrs ago (2/8/2005 UTC) at Stamford Arms, 62 Stamford Street in Lambeth, Greater London United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 16 by bookspook on Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Where is this book? Please journal and let me know if you have it.
worried Bookspook

Journal Entry 17 by Fire-Dragon from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 14, 2005
I picked up this book at a meetup a few months ago and took it home to read and add my own entries. I returned it to BookSpook at the meetup tonight. This is most unlike me but I didn't realise until tonight that I hadn't actually journalled it! Sorry! I had a lot of fun with it and really enjoyed reading what other BookCrossers had to say on topics as diverse as 'books to send George Bush' and 'book titles they would have in heaven'. What a treasure trove!

Journal Entry 18 by bookspook on Tuesday, July 12, 2005
More new pages, new entries in the libraries of heaven and hell and new haikus. Going to bookcrossing meetup tonight at the Stamford Arms.

Journal Entry 19 by bookspook on Tuesday, September 13, 2005
The book is really filling up now, and becoming more colourful. Favourite recent entry: suggestions for a bookcrossing T-shirt slogan yielded, among others "Just take the ***** book, alright!"

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