Autobiography of a Geisha

by Sayo Masuda | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0099462044 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lexbarbie of Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on 6/4/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by lexbarbie from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
I went through a phase of reading lots of books on Japanese culture, and this was one of them. I really enjoyed it, but it’s been a couple of years since I last picked it up, so it’s time for it to go to a new home :)

Journal Entry 2 by lexbarbie at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (6/4/2019 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

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Packaged up to send to a fellow Bookcrossing user as I spotted it on their wish list!

Journal Entry 3 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, June 10, 2019
Thank you so much for this wish granting RABCK! Lucky you put it into a release bag as judging by the soggy outer state, my poor postman must have half drowned getting to to me. Hope you enjoyed your holiday. I haven’t forgotten about you, books in return will follow shortly.

Journal Entry 4 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, September 21, 2019
Really fascinating, moving, shocking. The levels of poverty described in this book are almost beyond my comprehension. Very impressed with her writing and wanting to share her story in 1957 as it must have been truly shocking for people at the time. That shows true strength of character. I just can’t get over reading about all the things she endured and survived! Shame she wouldn’t ever get to meet the translator but very happy she has found peace. It’s unbelievable that she been through all that by time she was 32!

Taking this to today’s London Meet Up Of BookCrossers In Knights Templar Pub. If someone doesn’t pick this up it will most likely get wild released after.

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Journal Entry 6 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 21, 2019
Picked up at the London meet. Thanks very much.

Journal Entry 7 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, September 27, 2019
Picked this one up for my significant other as they are slightly obsessed with all things Japenese. Has been read and enjoyed already and will be passed on to a new home asap.

Journal Entry 8 by wingSparkishwing at Leicester Grammar School in Great Glen, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (12/4/2019 UTC) at Leicester Grammar School in Great Glen, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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Donated to be sold at the Christmas Fayre. If it doesn't find a new home it will come back with me.

Journal Entry 9 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 18, 2020
This book didn’t find a home at Christmas so came back with me and just getting round to updating the journal!

Journal Entry 10 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 22, 2020
I decided to read this one before releasing. I'm pleased I did although it was an upsetting read - I can't believe the amount of terrible things this poor woman went through in her life.

Journal Entry 11 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Released 1 yr ago (9/22/2020 UTC) at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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Added to the already crossed book box.

Journal Entry 12 by lelley at Scarborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 24, 2020
Taken from the previously bookcrossed books book box.

Journal Entry 13 by lelley at Scarborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Not my favourite “Geisha style” book
But I have enjoyed this. Read and replaced back into the previously bookcrossed books book box!

Journal Entry 14 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, November 22, 2020
Have picked this out of the Already Crossed Bookbox to send to Yogiberri who has expressed an interest. I might read it first (or after she has)

Journal Entry 15 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Just arrived in a goodie package from the poodlesister and it's going to the top of the pile of books to read. Thank you, thank you, thank you xxx

Journal Entry 16 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, December 19, 2020

Released 9 mos ago (12/19/2020 UTC) at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom

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What a triumph over pure misery. Reminds me of Black Rain, a story of turning marriage down due to having had the misfortune of being deluged by the fall out of the nucleur bomb dropped on Hiroshima. A must read. Returning to Poodlesister for onward appreciatiin.

Journal Entry 17 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, December 20, 2020

Released 9 mos ago (12/20/2020 UTC) at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom

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In the box to go back to the poodlesister for onward distribution.

Journal Entry 18 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Back with me to find a new home.

Journal Entry 19 by wingPoodlesisterwing at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Released 8 mos ago (1/20/2021 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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A wishlist book going to kirstykat

Join UK Bookcrossers at the Newcastle Unconvention from 1st-3rd October 2021

Journal Entry 20 by wingkirstykatwing at Potters Bar, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 22, 2021
Kindly Received Today from Poodlesister.
Can't wait to read and release!
Thank You!

Journal Entry 21 by wingkirstykatwing at Potters Bar, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 27, 2021
I adored the way this book was written. The pain, sadness, depth of despair and glimmer of hope really resonate with the reader. So much so, it is sad that it is an autobiography - and I had to keep reminding myself of this.

For a short book, the emotions are very intense, but thoroughly worth the read.

Journal Entry 22 by wingkirstykatwing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, March 8, 2021

Released 6 mos ago (3/8/2021 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

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By post as a RABCK to Daffodil 2.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 23 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, March 19, 2021
Received in the post from Kirstycat as a RABCK along with a bag of chocolate mini eggs. Thanks very much. I follow Plum-crazy’s monthly what to read themes (see under Book Talk in the Forum) and should be able to fit this in this month. Cant wait to read it

Journal Entry 24 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
REVIEW:-"I realised once I picked up this book that I had in fact read it before many years ago but was happy to re-read it. I felt that there was a good story to be told but found the whole thing rather disjointed, partly I feel due to things being "lost in translation" and partly because of the fact that the author was illiterate and uneducated for many years. She certainly had a very hard life and I was proud of the way that she took care of herself so bravely and resourcefully most of the time. I was a bit surprised when she reported that she sold soap for 2 1/2 years but admitted that it was extremely bad quality and would disintegrate in 2 or 3 days and make the skin peel off your hands. I wondered why people continued to buy it from her.
It was shocking to learn how she was expected to prostitute herself for many years just to be able to afford to eat and obtain the basic necessities of life."
Reserved for another bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 25 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Released 5 mos ago (4/1/2021 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book will be travelling in the post to another bookcrosser.

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to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 26 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Sent to me by a fellow bookcrosser - thank you!!!!

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