By the Book: A Book Club Recommendation!

by Julia Sonneborn | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1501175181 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wing6of8wing of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on 7/22/2018
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wing6of8wing from Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Sunday, July 22, 2018
A book that I recently acquired for the purposes of giving it away. I specifically selected this book for inclusion in a future themed book box.


Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Released 3 mos ago (10/12/2019 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book is part of the Bookish Book Box being circulated in memory of MaryZee, who was a passionate Bookcrosser and sadly died in September 2012. Hopefully it will cross the path of someone who will enjoy it.

Any future reader or recipient of this book is encouraged to leave a journal entry here on the BookCrossing site to let prior readers know the fate of the book. You can make an anonymous entry without joining the BookCrossing movement, but if you are interested in joining, it is a free and spam-free community where your contact information is not shared with others. Best of all, members receive private messages via e-mail from books like this one when those books are journaled, allowing for long-term relationships between books and readers.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
I'm claiming this softcover from the Bookish Book Box in Memory of MaryZee. It's described on the cover as being a modern retelling of Austen's Persuasion, which is a pretty high mark to aim at; perhaps I'd have liked the book better if I hadn't seen that {wry grin}.

As it turns out, the book isn't all that faithful a retelling of the novel, but as many aspects of Austen's book were very much of their time, a modernization would feel weird if it relied too much on those details. Still, given the bookish heroine and the setup, I'd hoped to empathize more with this Anne, and I found that I couldn't. Even worse, I wasn't convinced that the course of true love won out here - didn't seem quite the right pairing, given all that went before. Ah, well, perhaps someone else will get more out of this than I did - especially if they don't try to compare it to their favorite novel of all time {wry grin}.

Released 1 mo ago (11/27/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, Washington St. and Main St. in Reading, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in this new-to-me Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2019 The The Release Challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2019 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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