The Five People You Meet in Heaven

by Mitch Albom | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0786868716 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jackiea of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 6/7/2004
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by jackiea from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, June 07, 2004

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From the back cover
'On his eighty-third birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident and awakens in the afterlife. He learns that Heaven is not a lush garden of eden but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers, yet each of them changed your path forever.'
I enjoyed this book immensely, well-written, quite a light, easy read and an interesting concept of the 'other side'.
I am offering it as a bookray, and as it's a light, slim book I will make it an international one.

Journal Entry 2 by jackiea from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, July 08, 2004
Bookray participants:





Ada2 - gosford nsw
fushmush - sydney nsw
newk - adelaide sa
mundoo - goolwa sa
Wirigerie adelaide sa
murmurr - bickley wa
goldengirl58 - perth wa
jassy-m - perth wa--------------on its way to the next in line
tqd aus - sydney nsw (int'l)
Carlynlee
Nik-The-Stik - ont canada (can/us)
mauikona - calif us
2KidsMom - calif us
waternixie - wash
mysteryfan03 - mis us
shpriz1 - ny us (int'l)
brujula - france (eur)
DEESSE - france/germany (int'l)
airyaa - iran (int'l)

This is the final list - for now - and the book will begin its journey at Tuesday night's Meetup.
BON VOYAGE...little book!

GOOD NEWS!
Crimson-tide has contacted me and very kindly offered her copy of this book so that the ray can continue.
Aren't Bookcrossers great?!
Even better news. The original copy of the book is now back in circulation



Journal Entry 3 by Ada2 from North Avoca, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Very pleased to be first on the list for this bookray. Received tonight at the meet-up, Arthouse Hotel, by hand from jackiea. Thanks jackiea, it looks like a unique read.

Journal Entry 4 by Ada2 from North Avoca, New South Wales Australia on Monday, July 19, 2004
One of the things I love about BookCrossing is the opportunity to read books that I would not normally pick up. This was one such, and I'm glad to have read it, especially as there are quite mixed opinions of it. I have to say that I am one of those who actually didn't like this book! I found it dull I have to admit - thought it was sentimental, pretty predictable (yes even the 'fifth' person) and unimaginative. Yes it's 'nice', with a 'gentle' kind of philosophy - but therein lies much of its shortcoming. In many respects it's a book about forgiveness, but the way in which it ascribes blame and guilt is for me questionable, therefore its position on forgiveness remains dubious at best. Thought the structure was also a bit pat.
Sorry jackiea - it seems like I'm savaging a book I know you - and many others - liked. But there you go! Thanks for the read...I'll be interested to read all the journal entries...

Journal Entry 5 by fushmush from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, August 19, 2004
Littlemave passed this to me at my paarti on the weekend. Sorry I didn't journal it straight away, life has been hectic!

It was an extremely quick and light read. I did it enjoy it but it wasn't a life changing experience. I'll be sending this to Newk as soon as I get the OK.

Update: posted 24/08/04

Journal Entry 6 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Thursday, August 26, 2004
It has arrived In Adelaide. Beautiful and warm..at last...Adelaide. Thanks to all before me. Naturally I have others around and shall put this aside for a day or three until I clear the decks.

Journal Entry 7 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, September 01, 2004
I enjoyed this book. It is a quick, easy and entertaining read. However I too didn't find it life changing or Earth shattering. Thankyou to Jackiea for sharing and organising.
It will be off to mundoo in the next few days and I shall journal confirmation that it is travelling.
I reckon that I'll make up a little parcel for her. I know she loves releasing books and I have a pile given to me by another bookcrosser who was ashamed to be associated with them.
And the Guru Bob quote for this book "Trying to see into the future is like looking for a black cat in a darkened room that might not even be there"

Journal Entry 8 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, September 01, 2004
posted in the out box at work today. Prepaid aussie post parcel envelope

Journal Entry 9 by Mundoo from Hindmarsh Island, South Australia Australia on Thursday, September 02, 2004
Arrived in the post today
2nd on Mt TBR

Journal Entry 10 by Mundoo from Hindmarsh Island, South Australia Australia on Sunday, September 05, 2004
I liked this story. Only took me a couple of hours to read. An interesting paradox to see how we may affect others lives without us being aware of it and the consequences that come about because of that.

I wonder who I will meet in heaven when my time comes.

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Journal Entry 12 by Wirigerie from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Monday, September 06, 2004
I just received this in the mail from Mundoo.
I was home and spied the postie putting it in the letter box. I'm glad I did. It's been raining all morning and he left it half hanging out of the letter box. I hate to think of it's condition if I'd been at work all day.

Journal Entry 13 by Wirigerie from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, September 07, 2004
I really enjoyed this book. It was a very quick read. I read it in one day.

It was exactly what I needed at this point in time. I am not at all religious and don't believe in any kind of heaven. However I do believe that we affect other people's lives in ways we never know about.

I posted this to Murmurrr at lunchtime today (Wednesday).

Journal Entry 14 by nang from Bickley, Western Australia Australia on Friday, September 17, 2004
Has arrived safely and I am halfway through. :^)

Journal Entry 15 by curdsandwhey from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Sunday, September 26, 2004
What an interesting concept. Really had me thinking about who my five people might be but even more so who I might be one of the five for.

Thanks for organising the bookring jakiea and thanks to mundoo what an interesting insert you sent with the book.

Pm'ing the next on the list for their address now :^)


Journal Entry 16 by curdsandwhey at on Monday, September 27, 2004

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Passing on to Goldengirl58. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 17 by goldengirl58 from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Found in the mailbox yesterday......Thank you cant wait to read this one

Journal Entry 18 by goldengirl58 from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, October 12, 2004
What a great book... Thank you so much....Will PM Jassy-m now.....

Journal Entry 19 by Jassy-m from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, November 18, 2004
This book arrived two days ago, and I read it all in one sitting. It is a sad sort of a book, and it made me cry in one or two places. It definately gives you something to think about.

Now, on to its next reader!

Journal Entry 20 by jackiea from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Friday, February 18, 2005
A little delay with jassy-m, who had more important things to do for a while,(congrats)but now on its way again!

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