Under the Duvet : Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities

by Marian Keyes | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060562080 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Elina of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 12/12/2003
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Elina from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, December 12, 2003
This book is a compilation of Marian Keyes' columns and other journalism from magazines and newspapers. There is some also unpublished material.

My tbr-pile is so huge at the moment that I really don't have time to read this now. So I'm thinking about making this a bookring, if there's interest. The cover art on my copy looks like the one on this journal entry.

Journal Entry 2 by Elina from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, December 13, 2003
And here is the traveling order:

Jaysgirl UK(Europe preferred)
pikapolonica Sweden (Europe preferred)
mfa Portugal (intl)
nikelise Austria (intl)*has the book at the moment*
hathyia Malaysia (intl)
katayoun Iran (intl)
Hengameh Iran (intl)
bookaddict22 USA (US only)
caligula03 USA (intl)
kbgoffe USA (intl)
ayla-zgz Spain
Petrax Finland
And then back to me.

Update 1/9/04 Finally I had time to go to the post office and the book is now on its way to Jaysgirl in UK.

Journal Entry 3 by Jaysgirl from Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 16, 2004
Arrived in the post today, will get to it as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 4 by Jaysgirl from Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 19, 2004
I enjoyed this book, found myself laughing out loud to some of the stories. Have passed on to pikapolonica today.

Journal Entry 5 by pikapolonica on Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Arrived! I have another bookray book to finish before I tackle this one, so it might take a week or two before I pass it on.

Update (3rd March): what a funny book! :) It is so easy to recognise oneself in the stories that Marian Keyes tells about her life. The funny thing is that I found several parallels between what she says about herself and her family and the characters in her other books, especially with the Walsh family from Watermelon, Angels and Rachel's holiday.

Now on to mfa.

Journal Entry 6 by mfa from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, March 09, 2004
just got it in the mail - will be read real soon, i promise! thanks for sendning it, pikapolonica.

Journal Entry 7 by mfa from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, March 22, 2004
i've finished reading this a couple of days ago, but couldn't find the time to sit down and write this entry. and now it'll be harder, because i don't like to write about a book "in cold" - mixed emotions might have been cleared by then, and that weakens the debate.
however, this is such a simple book that i guess not much has moved inside my head after i finished it... i clearly remember feeling a bit estranged because i don't like make-up, girlie magazines or high heels. but i should still be able to enjoy a bit of non-fictional chick lit. which i did, in a very light way. but i could never get over the fact that keyes herself was not much different from the main character in the only novel of hers that i've read so far (rachel's holiday)- a bit nicer, in fact. and that might sound like a compliment but it is not, as far as a writer is concerned.
will be posted again tomorrow (sorry for the delay).

Release planned for Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at per Post in send to a fellow bookcrosser, Bookring Controlled Releases.

sent to nikelise.

Journal Entry 9 by nikelise on Thursday, March 25, 2004
Received it five minutes ago! Thanks, mfa!

Journal Entry 10 by nikelise on Sunday, May 02, 2004
Well, I've finally finished reading it. It was really nice.
I went to the post office at the trainstation today, so I could send it on Sunday...it is on its way to Hathyia in Malaysia.

Released on Sunday, May 02, 2004 at Post Office in 1150 Wien, Wien Austria.

Sent it from the post office of the Viennese Train Station West.

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