by Joanne Harris | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 014100018x Global Overview for this book
Registered by irishajo of Indianapolis, Indiana USA on 11/3/2004
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by irishajo from Indianapolis, Indiana USA on Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Book Description

Greeted as "an amazement of riches ... few readers will be able to resist" by The New York Times, Chocolat is an enchanting novel about a small French town turned upside down by the arrival of a bewitching chocolate confectioner, Vianne Rocher, and her spirited young daughter.

Journal Entry 2 by irishajo from Indianapolis, Indiana USA on Monday, November 08, 2004
This is going to be a bookray.

mlburgess2 - Kentucky (US/Can)
iguana-girl - Ontario (US/Can)
CynthiaA - Toronto (anywhere)
csvariation - UK (UK/Eur)
Jaysgirl - UK (Anywhere)
eatsletters - Germany (Europe)
PCSAF - Portugal (anywhere) *asked to be skipped*
chrisim - Finland (anywhere)
Lpree - Maryland (anywhere)<----- on its way here

Journal Entry 3 by mlburgess2 from Nicholasville, Kentucky USA on Saturday, November 20, 2004
Somehow I didn't journal this when I thought I had. Anyhow, I thought the book was completely different from the movie. I found it a bit hard to follow when the book switched the character's throughout the story. It's now ready to be passed on to the next in line! =)

Journal Entry 4 by mlburgess2 from Nicholasville, Kentucky USA on Monday, November 22, 2004
Continuing it's journey on to iguana-girl today. Enjoy! =)

Journal Entry 5 by iguana-girl from Ottawa, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 11, 2004
This book arrived yesterday. I'm reading another bookring book right now, so I'll start this one very soon. Thanks for sharing, irishajo!

Journal Entry 6 by CynthiaA from Brantford, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Arrived today! Will journal when finished. :o)

Journal Entry 7 by CynthiaA from Brantford, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 15, 2005
This is one time that I'm glad I saw the movie first. The movie and the book are quite different. They're both good though. The movie is more like milk chocolate -- sweeter, creamier, smoother, more popular. The book is like dark chocolate. Sweet, but also bitter. Rich in texture, multi-layered. Bittersweet aftertaste.

I'm mailing this on tomorrow.

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Sunday, February 27, 2005
Will read and send on soon.

Journal Entry 9 by Jaysgirl from Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Sorry, I have had this book for about a week now but have been unable to log it due to pc problems. Next on my TBR list.

Journal Entry 10 by Jaysgirl from Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Wow, sorry I took so long with this book.

Like previous readers I found the book so different from the film but enjoyed it just as much. Once I got used to the narrator changing I really got quite into it. Have to say if I had read the book first I probably wouldn't have bothered with the film - apart from the added attraction of Mr Depp that is! :)

I will PM the next in line and get his book posted in the next few days.

Journal Entry 11 by eatsletters on Saturday, September 10, 2005
the book has arrived and I am already quite curious...

Journal Entry 12 by eatsletters on Tuesday, November 01, 2005
book is still here safe with me. will read it in my upcoming holidays... sorry for the delay.

Journal Entry 13 by eatsletters on Monday, December 19, 2005
Oh wow, what a great book for a winter evening with a hot chocolade...

Makes you believe that someday the world could be all good again...

(And the book wasn't even kitschy, just plain feel-good...)

Journal Entry 14 by eatsletters on Sunday, December 25, 2005
the next person on the list wants to be skipped because he/she re ceived the book from a friend earlier.

Am contacting the next.

Journal Entry 15 by chrisim from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, January 14, 2006
Thanks, 'Chocolat' arrived during the week I was on business trip. Now I'm back and stuck with five book rings! Trying to start reading as soon as possible.

Edit Feb 5, 06
I enjoyed reading this very much. I realised soon that the tone of this book was darker than that of the movie, like someone said earlier about the different chocolates. The story was beautifully written and the villagers of Lansquenet were described so lively. I liked the film too though it was in English. (I prefer films where Juliette Binoche speaks French.)

Journal Entry 16 by chrisim from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, February 14, 2006
I've mailed Chocolat to Lpree. Will take approximately three weeks.

Journal Entry 17 by Lpree from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Monday, February 27, 2006
This arrived in today's mail. I'm glad to see I'm last on the list, as I have a few bookrings ahead of it. I haven't seen this movie yet, but I'm sure I will eventually as we're big fans of J. Depp. Anyway, I'm glad to have the chance to read the book first.

Journal Entry 18 by Lpree from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Wow, what a great story! I loved this! It immediately drew me in and I couldn't put it down. I am looking forward to checking out the movie now, especially having read some of the comments. I too was a bit confused about the change in narrator, but once I made sense of that, it was smooth reading.

Looks like I'm last on the list for this one... I'll look for some more readers for this and get it moving again soon. Thanks very much for sharing it!

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