My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

by Fredrik Backman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1444775847 Global Overview for this book
Registered by I_like_to_read of Bergisch Gladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 7/9/2017
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by I_like_to_read from Bergisch Gladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, July 09, 2017
This is a book about the relationship between Elsa and her granny and the power of storytelling. I expected to love this book as much as I loved "A man called Ove", but this one just wasn't my cup of tea.

Journal Entry 2 by I_like_to_read at Bergisch Gladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (7/19/2017 UTC) at Bergisch Gladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Just sent the book to chocbrownie in England. Hope you like the book!

Journal Entry 3 by Chocbrownie at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Arrived safely - big thanks to I_like_to _read. Looking forward to reading this...

Journal Entry 4 by Chocbrownie at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Saturday, August 12, 2017
Backman plays safe, by yet again, using characters that are on the spectrum - this therefore makes another interesting character read for me. I didn't particularly like the use of the use of fairy tales for Elsa to cope with life but loved the connections made between the people that lived in her block of flats. I've popped Backman's next novel on my Wishlist as curious what approach he will make.

Journal Entry 5 by Chocbrownie at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Friday, September 22, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (9/18/2017 UTC) at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom

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Posted to rodespringbal, as it was on her wishlist.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingrodespringbalwing at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Monday, September 25, 2017
thank you very much for this wishlistbook ;)
looking forward reading it

Journal Entry 7 by wingrodespringbalwing at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Loved this book. I loved Elsa, although I found her a bit too grown-up. Heartwarming story about families and people living in one house and specifically a little girl and her grandmother. Grandma is hilarious. In My Grandmother Asked me to Tell You She's Sorry, Backman weaves a creative tapestry of the ordinary together with the extraordinary. Characters that are real, flawed yet magnificent, or as Granny puts it,

"no one is entirely a sh*t and almost no one is entirely not a sh*t".

It tells a story that is both wise and insightful, absurd and wondrous as it explores the themes of grief, love, difference, connection, regrets and forgiveness.

Journal Entry 8 by wingrodespringbalwing at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (2/13/2018 UTC) at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium

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I'm ringing this book
Icila (Intl)
Lamilla (EU)
Penelopewanders (EU)
Lizzy-stardust (UK-Intl)
Silver-Greece (UK-EU)
Kiki66 (Intl)
Glade1 (US)
Iwillrejoice (US)
Valpete (Intl)
Joanazinha (last person on the list)

Journal Entry 9 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, February 17, 2018
Got it ! Thank you.

Journal Entry 10 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Friday, February 23, 2018
I never had read an Harry Potter novel nor seen a movie and I'm not a big fan of fairytales or superheroes so, of course, I missed a lot of allusions.
I liked the idea though.

Journal Entry 11 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Friday, February 23, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (2/23/2018 UTC) at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to Lamilla in Belarus. Enjoy !

Journal Entry 12 by wingLamillawing at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Friday, March 09, 2018
with me now

Journal Entry 13 by wingLamillawing at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Saturday, April 14, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/14/2018 UTC) at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus

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You've found a travelling book. Hurray!
The book's journey continues by its finder's cooperation and creativity. By making a journal entry on this book, you can add to the book's story as it travels from reader to reader around the world.
Enjoy your reading!

Привет!
Спасибо, что нашли время зайти на сайт и сделать запись в журнале! Напишите, когда и где вы нашли книгу.
Перед тем, как попасть к Вам, она побывала в других уголках света. История ее путешествий записана на сайте, и теперь к ней добавился еще один пункт. Я очень рада, что она нашла нового читателя в Вашем лице.

Journal Entry 14 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Thursday, April 19, 2018
Here as a ring - as I'm just back from holiday this is not the only one which has rolled in, so I'll try to get to it as soon as possible. Thanks so much for sending, and for making it available.

Journal Entry 15 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, May 11, 2018
There are a number of Swedish writers who are being translated more and more - often suspense thrillers (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series is an obvious example), but there seems to be a whole other vein of rich ore now being made available to readers outside of Scandanavia. This is a good example. The main character is a seven (almost eight!) year old girl, and she has to come to terms with the death of her grandmother and a better understanding of who her grandmother was, as well as the people who make up her world. It's moving and quirky. I loved the idea of a place to store sorrow - that they don't lessen, but need to be stowed sometimes. An interesting read I would probably not have picked up if it hadn't come my way as a bookcrossing ring, for which I am, as ever, grateful.
I have the next address and will try to send it soon.

Journal Entry 16 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Beaune-la-Rolande, Centre France on Friday, May 18, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (5/18/2018 UTC) at Beaune-la-Rolande, Centre France

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This travelled by car from Switzerland to France, and now heads off and over the channel to the UK. Thanks for making this available... Enjoy!

Journal Entry 17 by Lizzy-stardust at Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Received this while I was on holiday. Will read it next.

Journal Entry 18 by Lizzy-stardust at Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Friday, July 20, 2018
For the most part I enjoyed this tale of a little girl coping with life without her beloved granny. I loved the idea of the fairy tales as substitutions for the real hardships in the world and really enjoyed the connections between all of the characters. My absolute favourite was the wurse. It's bond with elsa reminded me of my own dog back in Baltimore.

Journal Entry 19 by Silver-Greece at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The postman left the book to the wrong address and the book has been stuck for several weeks in my neighbour's apartment, as he was away! Finally, it's with me and I can't wait to start it.

Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 20 by Silver-Greece at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Bittersweet, charming, funny but at the same time it can make you cry.
I enjoyed it very much. One of the best books I've read this year!

Thanks again for sharing

Journal Entry 21 by Silver-Greece at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (9/11/2018 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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On its way to the next bookcrosser in Germany

Journal Entry 22 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Well, this looks like a well-travelled book.. I think I will use some TLC so it'll survive the on-going journey..

Thanks for sending it my way - just two book before to finish ;-)

Journal Entry 23 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Well, sorry to say, but I have given up on this.
I didn't like "Ove" as much as others did - and - my fault - I hadn't realized that this is the same author..
I will send the book on as soon as possible!

P.S. I don't know whether this already was a used book, but for being sent on in 2017 it really looks beaten :-(
I tried to restore it a bit for the ongoing journey..

Journal Entry 24 by glade1 at McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Thursday, November 29, 2018
Received in the mail a couple of days ago. Will put it next in my TBR pile after my current read.

Journal Entry 25 by glade1 at McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Sorry to be so slow with this. I have had some health problems lately. But I'm up and running again now!

I loved this book! It is funny and heartwarming and heartbreaking. Sometimes I think books lose something in the translation from other languages, but this was translated beautifully. I love Elsa and her eccentric grandmother and the way each character has a story related to them.

Thanks for including me in the ring. I have iwillrejoice's address and will send this along shortly.

Journal Entry 26 by glade1 at Greensboro, North Carolina USA on Friday, January 18, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (1/18/2019 UTC) at Greensboro, North Carolina USA

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Mailed today to iwillrejoice, via Media Mail. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 27 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, January 26, 2019
Arrived safely in Florida. Thanks! I've just started a new book, but this will be next.

Journal Entry 28 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Thursday, February 21, 2019
Such a good book. Thanks for sharing!

PM'ing Valpete next...

Journal Entry 29 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Friday, February 22, 2019
valpete has asked to be skipped. Unfortunately, I am not able to ship to the Netherlands at this time. What now?

Journal Entry 30 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Sunday, February 24, 2019
OK, I will wild release this copy, & send Joanazinha another copy via Better World Books, as per my conversation with rodespringbal.

When I do, I will link the new copy here. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry.



Journal Entry 31 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Perkins in Lehigh Acres, Florida USA on Sunday, February 24, 2019

Released 11 mos ago (2/24/2019 UTC) at Perkins in Lehigh Acres, Florida USA

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Left on the bench in front of the Perkins restaurant. Happy travels, little book!

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