A Heart of Stone

by Renate Dorrestein | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385600674 Global Overview for this book
Registered by stillbeing of Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on 2/8/2005
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by stillbeing from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Written by a Dutch author for an English audience, this is a book about a family tragedy and described as humorous. Interesting. It's hard-back, with a rather fetching front cover. Hopefully someone will want to take it home one day!

EDIT: I've just gone to glue in the little sticker with the BXing details, and it looks like this is a signed copy!! I'll try and get this one out to someone who has it on their wishlist rather than risk loosing a signed copy in the wild. I feel kinda bad now for sticking things on it since it was signed! Oh well, pays to pay attention, i suppose.

Journal Entry 2 by stillbeing from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Sending this one to Portugal!

Journal Entry 3 by Zyana from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Arrived today from beautiful Melbourne. It's such a cute little hardback book with a captivating front cover. I'm anxious to read it and when I do so I shall make it into a bookray amongst other portuguese bookcrossers ... stillbeing I can't thank you enough for you generosity and goodwill for fulfilling my wish :) I will journal again as soon as I finish and let you know of my impressions of this, very suggestive, novel.

Journal Entry 4 by Zyana from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Monday, March 14, 2005
I truly enjoyed this heartwrentching novel. It's beautifuly written, the characters are engaging and really do come alive across the pages, the story is captivating and very moving. Thank you so much stillbeing for sending this one to me (it's neither published nor sold here in Portugal).
If there is enough interest I'll turn it into a bookray for, primarily, the portuguese audience, if not I'll see if someone has it on their wish-list and re-RABCK it to some other BC.

Journal Entry 5 by Zyana from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Tuesday, March 15, 2005


This bookray has begun. As It's a perpetual bookray you can still join at any time. Just send me a pm and I'll add you to the list!

1) Satyanarayani (Almada, Portugal)
2) syrinpt (Coimbra, Portugal)
3) ichigochi (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)
4) BookHaven01 (Porto, Portugal)
5) ..

Bookray Guidelines

1) First of all, as soon as the book arrives, please make a journal entry to inform about its safe arrival.
2) Please try to read the books reasonably soon after receiving them.
3) After reading the book, make another entry and add your comments as you like… pics uplodaded and quotes are welcome.
4) PM the person next in line in order to obtain his/her mailing address and to find out if he/she is ok with receiving the book soon after… If the person is going away on vacation or doesn't answer within 7 days, please PM the one after, and then me. (That way I can move the missing person down the list...)
5) You can send the books via surface mail or airmail - that is completely up to you. However, please let the next person know if the package is going surface, so they don't worry that it's been lost! Don't make a release note.
6) If you find you don't have the time to read the book when it's your turn please PM me and I'll move you to a later slot.

Note: When shipping to/within USA and/or Canada please write the following on the package: Used Book - NCV ($ 0.00)

Journal Entry 6 by Zyana from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Thursday, March 17, 2005
Mailed to Satyanarayani today.

Journal Entry 7 by Satyanarayani from Almada, not specified not specified on Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Arrived today.
I'm very anxious to read it :)


Thank you so much.
It's on its way to ichigochi.

Journal Entry 8 by ichigochi from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Sunday, November 13, 2005
It's with me now.
Thank you so much Zyana and Satya.

Journal Entry 9 by ichigochi from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Thursday, November 24, 2005
I really enjoyed this reading. Although the story revolves around very dramatic events, the book doesn't take a very tragic tone.. everything is told in a matter-of-fact and direct way...
I particularly enjoyed the fact that I could tell from the beginning how something really horrible had happened, but had to keep guessing the details until the very end, when Ellen finally faces her ghosts and is able to move on...
The format of the book and the author's signature only added to the magic of the reading.. :)

Thanks again Zyana for the bookray!
I will send the book to -BookHaven- as soon as I receive her OK.

Journal Entry 10 by -BookHaven- on Monday, December 05, 2005
chegou na 4ª, mas tenho estado sem net por isso nã pude fazer je.
obrigada a tod@s.

Journal Entry 11 by -BookHaven- on Monday, December 19, 2005
what an interesting book!
it really is amazing by the evolution of perspective and interpretation that lies within the character!
i have trully enjoyed accompanying the growth of ellen and the easening of her pain, although it is not as simple a read as it may appear (well at least not for me ... )

thanks a lot, zyana and stillbeing, for allowing me to read this wonderfull novel.

i will give it back to zyana one of these days...

Journal Entry 12 by Zyana at Parque da Cidade in Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Saturday, July 29, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (7/29/2006 UTC) at Parque da Cidade in Porto - City, Porto Portugal



Set free at today's picnic at Porto's city park

Journal Entry 13 by butterfly-noir from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, July 30, 2006
caugth at the picnic. it sounded interesting.

thank you for releasing it zyana!

Journal Entry 14 by butterfly-noir from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, October 02, 2006
tgis book looks at first sigth a simple story, then reading it one realizes how its deep, thoutching and dark. I liked the way how you know from the begining that something bad happened, but we only discover the true details as the story unfolds and together whit ellen.

sebding to lovemelife from YBS a book swap at the bookrelay site.
hope you enjoy ir

Journal Entry 15 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, November 09, 2006
The book arrived today, Butterfly-noir. Thank you.

Journal Entry 16 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Good book. It's now on its way to Tribefan.

Released 13 yrs ago (5/5/2007 UTC) at RABCK to fellow Bookcrossing member in RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases



RABCK going to yourotherleft. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 18 by yourotherleft from Danville, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
came in the mail a few days ago. Thanks for making a wish come true, tribe!! =D

Journal Entry 19 by yourotherleft at Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Donated when I moved.

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