Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel

by ARTHUR GOLDEN | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0679781587 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 9/2/2014
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
I selected this book from the Little Free Library (#10147) at Twinbrook Baptist Church in Rockville, Maryland.

Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, July 04, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (7/4/2015 UTC) at Rockville, Maryland USA


I gave this book to my friend from Cabin John this evening. She was looking for something good to read.


Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, December 13, 2015
This is one of several books (not all pictured here) that were donated to the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) by four different donors (from Catonsville, Cabin John, Rockville and ?) over the past three days. Thank you all so much!

This book release is to welcome my older son home from Japan. He arrived home safely last night. During his two-week stay in Japan, he was able to visit Tokyo and Kyoto. He also attended the Comiket in Tokyo and enjoyed it very much!

The setting of this book is Kyoto.


Happy reading!

Journal Entry 5 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, January 21, 2016
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Released 3 yrs ago (1/31/2016 UTC) at Soho Tea & Coffee (Dupont Circle) in Washington, District of Columbia USA


I'm releasing this book at Soho Tea & Coffee at a meet-up of BCinDC, my local BookCrossing group. What fun!


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Journal Entry 7 by BlueBox-LFL21797 at Washington, District of Columbia USA on Monday, February 01, 2016
Picked up at bookcrossing DC meet-up.
Grabbed w a friend in mind. Read this years ago and remember liking it.

Journal Entry 8 by BlueBox-LFL21797 at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Monday, February 01, 2016
The friend I had in mind when I picked this up has read it already, so eventually this will be released in the LFL.

Released 3 yrs ago (4/20/2016 UTC) at Little Free Library #21797 - Wendell St in Silver Spring, Maryland USA


Mixing things up in honor of the one year anniversary of operation of our Little Free Library :)

Released 2 yrs ago (8/14/2016 UTC) at -- Mail, by hand, rings, RABCks etc in Silver Spring, Maryland USA


Taking this book to a BOokCrossing Meetup to swap or release.

Journal Entry 11 by wingmelydiawing at Centreville, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 14, 2016
Picked this up at today's BCinDC meetup at the Panera in Silver Spring, MD. I've actually read another copy of it, and this is what I said then:

This is the sort of book that draws you in from the very first page. As the title suggests, it is the story of Sayuri, sold by her parents at a young age to an okiya, a geisha house. Not only is it an engrossing story of suffering, longing, and triumph, it's also a fascinating look at the life of a geisha during the 1930s and 40s. The description of the places and characters was so vivid I could see it all. The whole concept behind a geisha - that having a mistress was not only acceptable but even expected of wealthy men - was somewhat jarring to my Western sensibilities, but the tale was told with such compassion and earnestness that it was easy to get drawn in to the different culture, and almost forget that it was written by a middle-aged American man and not an aged Japanese woman. There were things here and there that struck me as unrealistic - Nobu's interest in geisha despite finding them irritating, the pure malice of several characters - but by and large it was a great read.

Journal Entry 12 by florafloraflora at Portland, Maine USA on Friday, September 09, 2016
Going to a book party!

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