Sixpence House

by Paul Collins | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1582342849 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jessibud of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 4/19/2019
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, April 19, 2019
I find myself with 2 copies of this book so this one will be released at our next meetup.

What you have in your hands is an honest-to-goodness gift, no strings attached. You may keep it forever and ever, pass it on to a friend, or release it into the wild like I did.
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If you are an old hand at BookCrossing, thanks for picking up the book! Either way, I hope you'll journal so all the previous and future readers can track this book's journey. Thanks, and happy Crossing!

Journal Entry 2 by Bookgirrl at Acton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 12, 2019
'Picked up at our meetup yesterday. I will give it a try! (Next stop: either back to HH Pub, next meetup, or LFL.)

Journal Entry 3 by Bookgirrl at Acton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 12, 2019
I only took a cursory look at this book, and now I am thinking it's going to include Hay-on-Wye - which of course, is every UK Bookcrosser's favourite town in England! That makes me want to read this book even more.

Journal Entry 4 by Bookgirrl at Harbord House Pub in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, June 3, 2023

Released 4 mos ago (6/3/2023 UTC) at Harbord House Pub in Toronto, Ontario Canada


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Journal Entry 5 by wingcestmoiwing at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, June 3, 2023
I LOVE books about books :)

Journal Entry 6 by wingcestmoiwing at Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Saturday, June 10, 2023
I think jessibud had told me she couldn't get into this book, when she saw me pick it up at the meetup...but being the sucker I am for books about books, I picked it up anyway.

I can't say it's a great book. It was a pleasant diversion, and to be honest, I had never heard about the town of Hay-on-Wye and it is now on my bucket list of places to visit!

It was an odd juxtaposition of family anecdotes and bookish esoterica. Individually I enjoyed both sides, but it felt like I was jumping back and forth between two different books. I think the muddling of the two was not done well, I would have happily read a memoir about Paul Collins and his family's time in the UK where they just happened to live THE book town. I would have loved a little book of anecdotes about the bookstores in Hay-on-Wye and the uniqueness of the second hand book business. In one book? It just didn't work for me.

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