Love Is a Four Letter Word *BookRay*

by Claire Calman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552998532 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Wilmar of Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 9/3/2004
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Wilmar from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, September 03, 2004
The back says:

Love is a four letter word
... and she never wanted to hear it again.

Sex. Yes. She remebered that.
Wasn't that the thing that happened somewhere between the talking-and-going-out-to-dinner bit and the sobbing-and-eating-too-many-biscuits bit? Still Bella was sure she could handle some - preferably before her as yet unopened packet of condoms reached their expiry date. She must be practically a virgin again by now, all sealed over like pierced ears if you don't wear earrings for too long.

But the 'L' word? Uh-huh. No way. She never wanted to hear it again. There were things in her past which needed to be put well away, like the 27 boxes of clutter she'd brought from her old flat. And having changed her job, her town, her entire life - the one thing she wasn't about to change was her mind.

'Simply wonderful! I was totally enchanted' - Fiona Walker

The first 70 pages started a bit slow, but after that I couldn't stop reading. A very romantic story, with a few very serious parts as well (about which I'm not going to talk, because that would spoil to much, but they really make this book worth more).
Not incredibly funny or anything, but well written. I'm glad I spent my time reading it!
I'm going to look if there are enough interested people to make this a Bookray, and otherwise I'm going to send it to someone who has it on her wishlist.

Edit December 2. 2004:

This book will become a Bookray. Here's the shipping order:

I send you the shipping order (for now, if other interested readers contact me, I'll try to find a spot for them as well) for this ray:

1. em64, Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland (prefers Europe only)
2. katybean, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK (international)
3. katayoun, Tehran, Iran (international) --> Love is currently traveling
4. Kyrissaean, Littleton, New Hampshire, USA (prefers USA)
5. LaughAtlantis, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA (USA only)
6. Sunshinedreem, Frederick, Maryland, USA (USA only)
7. pheelya, Eldersburg, Maryland, USA
8. portable-solace, Austin, Texas, USA (prefers USA)
9. cheli-garza, Dallas, Texas, USA (USA only)
10. sharalsbooks, Mesa, Arizona, USA (international)
11. ellymae58, San Diego, California, USA (international)
12. versacevixen, Bryte, California, USA (USA only)
13. sweetpea0678, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA (prefers USA)
14. mlburgess2, Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA (USA & Canada)
15. aliaskris29, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (prefers to be last)

I will mail the book to em64 later on this week.

I'm very happy that there has gathered such a wonderful international group of readers for this book!

I hope you will enjoy it!

The rules for this BookRay:
1. Reading has to be relaxing, I find. So I'm not going to set a rule that you have to finish the book within one month or within three weeks. But of course it's not preferable that the book will stall somewhere, and keeping it for two months is not preferable either.
2. When the book arrives at your address please let us know that you received it, by making a journal entry.
3. Start reading :-) , and when you're halfway through PM the next person for her address.
4. When you've finished the book, make another journal entry with your findings.
5. After that send the book to the next person.

Released on Thursday, December 02, 2004 at about 10:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, Controlled Release Controlled Releases.


This book is now starting its journey, and off to em64 in Finland. Happy BookCrossing!

Journal Entry 3 by wingem64wing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, December 17, 2004
The book arrived today, thanks wilmar! Now I have something interesting to read for the Christmas.

Journal Entry 4 by wingem64wing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, December 18, 2004
Got the book yesterday and finished it already today! So it was a fast- read and an entertaining one too. At first it was a bit slow and it was a bit difficult to keep track on what is going on and when but when it got started I really liked it. Why is it that many books have a very slow beginning but once you have managed to go through the first 50-100 pages you can't stop reading? Especially I liked it when the two main characters were discussing, it was a lot of fun. I just love that dry British sense of humour... It was romantic but not too tacky-romantic.

Will send it to katybean once I have the address...

Journal Entry 5 by wingem64wing at post office in BOOKRAY, Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, December 20, 2004
Released on Monday, December 20, 2004 at about 11:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at post office in BOOKRAY, Bookray Controlled Releases.


Mailed to katybean today. Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 6 by katybean from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 24, 2004
Book Recieved in the post this morning (Christmas Eve - Yay!!!!!!), this will go on top of my TBR pile so it can be passed on quickly!

Journal Entry 7 by katybean from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 13, 2005
I have just pm'd katayoun for her address!!

I finished this book last night - was really naughty and read till 1am!!

I found this book a nice easy read, and at times I wanted to shake the main character! I kind of guessed what happened in her passed - but won't spoil it for other readers!

I had a few tears near the end (I'm a big softy LOL!!).
Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 8 by katybean at on Friday, January 14, 2005

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Book will be mailed out to Katayoun - enjoy!!

Journal Entry 9 by Wilmar from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, August 15, 2005
Hi everybody,

I'm afraid the book got lost between the UK and Iran....
If I ever bump into another copy of this book I will give it a new go.

I'm sorry for now.

Best of everything,

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