The Tenko Club

by Elizabeth Noble | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0340836822 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AnglersRest of Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on 2/9/2005
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13 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 09, 2005
I really did enjoy this book, it was a shame it had to finish! Looking forward to Elizabeth Noble's next book.

This book show the importance of friendship, and we see how the friendships develop and are maintained, supported and valued.

Journal Entry 2 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Saturday, February 26, 2005
26th Feb 2005 - Opened this book as a Book Ring, to take part please send me a PM.



Hellie (UK)
Dinkie (UK)
Fire-Dragon (UK)
rahar109 (UK)
Caro1 (UK)
bookfrogster (UK)
Nell-Lu - (UK)(shipping UK & Europe)
PRCS - (Canada)
loveamystery - (Canada)
herrgirl - (UK)
laura0141 - (UK)
Suefitz - (USA)
roelina - (Australia)
....And back to AnglersRest!

This ring is NOW CLOSED

Book Ring Rules (Adapted from psychjo & Kleptokitty)
1) Everybody should leave a journal entry when receiving the book and after the read! Please let us all know what you think about it...
2) Also PM the next person on the list for a mailing address and when that person doesn't answer within 7 days MAX! please PM the one after...
3) Everybody should also try to read the book soon (max - approx one month)
4) You can send the book via surface mail or airmail - that is completely up to you.
5) If you find you don't have the time to read it when it's your turn please PM and I'll move you to a later slot.
6) Any new members joining from now will be added to the end of the Ring


Journal Entry 3 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 08, 2005
7th March 2005 - Book posted off to Hellie, who is at the start of the bookring ~ Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by Hellie from South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, March 10, 2005
Arrived today - have pm'd anglers rest with a small ?. I will read this as soon as finished one I'm reading....Thanks AnglersRest!!

Journal Entry 5 by Hellie from South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, March 13, 2005
Okay - read this on train back from Carlisle today.
Found the beginning a bit slow, but enjoyed the book a lot once I got into it.
Ironic - was in Carlisle for a uni re uunion - 6 of us who havemn't all been togethere for a year - though 2 of them I've seen in that time - as they've has children! and the others I've spoken to. I think because of this, I found the whole theme of friendship quiter poignant/ I really belive you don't have to see every friend regiularly (nice though it would be) to know they are always there for you and you them.
Will be on it's way to next person on list soon.
Thanks AnglersRest!

Journal Entry 6 by Hellie at on Thursday, March 17, 2005

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This book is off to Dinkie tonight, who will then pass it on again to the next person in the ring....
I am SURE you will enjoy this one, Dinkie!

Journal Entry 7 by Dinkie from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Thanks Hellie I will read the book and will then sent it on to Fire-Dragon

Journal Entry 8 by Dinkie from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, April 21, 2005
I enjoyed the book, but didn't find it to be one you just can't put down and if you have to you can't wait to pick it up again! It was an easy read and enforces the fact that everything might look rosy on the outside but it may not be on the inside!
I will pass it on to the next person in line waiting for the book.

Journal Entry 9 by Dinkie from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, April 21, 2005
21st April 2005 - Book posted to Fire-Dragon, the next person in line to read the book.

Journal Entry 10 by Fire-Dragon from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, April 23, 2005
This arrived in the post today. I have a couple of books to finish first but will get to it soon.

Journal Entry 11 by Fire-Dragon from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, May 15, 2005
I really quite enjoyed this book. I thought it was much better than The Reading Group, which was pleasant and inoffensive but not great. I'm guessing The Tenko Club was probably the first book and The Reading Group the follow up, as the second novel is often ot as good.

The characters were quite vivid and real to me and there was much more of a central focus on Freddie and her story rather than trying to give several interweaving stories equal billing.

Pm-ing Rahar109 for her address ...

Journal Entry 12 by wingrahar109wing from Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, May 28, 2005
arrived in the post this morning

Journal Entry 13 by wingrahar109wing from Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 26, 2005
an easy and undemanding read, with the characters problems being sorted without too much angst, and everyone living (fairly) happily ever after.

being posted to caro1 tomorrow.

Journal Entry 14 by Caro1 from Newark On Trent, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 29, 2005
Elizabeth Noble
Arrived safely this morning. Looking forward to reading this. Thanks for posting rahar109 and for the chocolate! More later.

Journal Entry 15 by Caro1 from Newark On Trent, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 01, 2005
This made for a good, undemanding read at the airport and on my flight home from Turkey. Less was made of the Tenko hook than I expected which rather disappointed me. Thanks for sharing AnglersRest.

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Posted to bookfrogster.

Journal Entry 17 by bookfrogster from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, September 11, 2005
This was a nice easy read. Just what I needed after a long week at work. Thought the idea of judging people by the type of person they would be in a prison camp was interesting. Not sure if I would like the method applied to me, especially within the first two minutes of someone meeting me! I liked the ending relating to Reagan. Don't want to say anymore at the risk of giving the game away for the next reader!
Have contacted the next person on the list, so this will be on its way as soon as I hear from her.
Thanks for sharing this one AnglersRest.

Journal Entry 18 by Nell-Lu from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 21, 2005
I received this from bookfrogster yesterday evening - thanks, and lovely to meet you bookfrogster.

On the plus side, I read The Tenko Club in one sitting last night (and I really should have been reading a textbook at the time) so it certainly had me hooked. On the down side, I found the writing rather clumsy. There were a lot of sentences I had to re-read in order to get the sense out of them, partly due to poor copy editing and partly because of sloppy English. The characters were also quite stereotyped. So, a good straightforward yarn but I won't be rushing out to buy her next novel.

The idea of characterising women by the type of prisoner they might make is intruiging and I was a bit disappointed when the author stopped bothering with it later on in the book. It was also a shame that none of the members of the Club ever revisited their judgements about themselves or others.

Anyway, thanks for sharing AnglersRest and thanks everyone else for getting the ring this far. Despite my reservations, I did enjoy reading this book. I'll PM PRCS for his/her postal address so that I can send it on.

Journal Entry 19 by Nell-Lu from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 21, 2005
I've got PRCS's postal address, so have packaged the book up and will take it to the post office this afternoon. I'll be using surface mail - I hope it doesn't take too long to get to Canada.

Happy reading, PRCS!

Journal Entry 20 by PRCS on Monday, September 26, 2005
Arrived via surface mail today, considering it came by surface arrived fast mailed 21st sept !!fastest surface I have ever known!!!mostly takes between 6-8 weeks.
nice big print,have read the reading group ,thanks for postcard Nell-Lu

Journal Entry 21 by PRCS on Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Sending this book out to loveamystery Canada
Did not finish this book ,Liked reading group better, just not my kind of story !

Journal Entry 22 by PRCS on Sunday, October 02, 2005
mailed to loveamystery saturday oct 1st,hope you like the book better than I did !!!

Journal Entry 23 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, October 07, 2005
Arrived in the mail today and am looking forward to reading it. Thanks PRCS for sending it to me.

Journal Entry 24 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, October 24, 2005
This was an easy read, but I wouldn't say a great one. I liked the second half of the book much better than the first. Without giving too much away, I thought Freddie moved on rather quickly. Everything seemed a bit pat at the end. I must say though, the characters were very interesting. Thanks for sharing, AnglersRest. Will be mailing this off soon to the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 25 by loveamystery at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 25, 2005

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This book is now on its way to herrgirl by surface mail. I'm sending Caro1's bookmark along with it, as it's perfect for this book. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 26 by herrgirl from Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 29, 2005
This took much longer to come back over the pond than it did going, but it arrived safely this morning. Thanks,loveamystery, for sending it on.

Journal Entry 27 by herrgirl from Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 08, 2005
I read The Reading Group earlier this year, (didn't journal as it was a non-BX friend's copy). I enjoyed both books , although I found this one a bit more predictable and with a pat " all lived happily ever after" ending. I really thought the Tenko thing was a bit superfluous, and it petered out half way through. But a good light read, and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to read it.

Laura0141 wants to skip this one, so when I get suefitz's, address it will go back across the ocean. Wonder how long it will take this time?

(Posted on 9 December, surface mail).

Journal Entry 28 by Suefitz from Saratoga, California USA on Monday, February 06, 2006
Received over the weekend - looks like a fun book.

Journal Entry 29 by Suefitz at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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Sent to roelina who is next in line for this ring.

Enjoy it.

Journal Entry 30 by roelina from Grandchester, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Registering a safe arrival from America.

Journal Entry 31 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, July 06, 2006
The Tenko Club has arrived back home, safe and sound, along with a delightful bookmark made by caro1. Thanks to everyone who took part, I hope you all enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 32 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, September 18, 2006
Reserved for the BCUK Vitual Book Box.

Journal Entry 33 by AnglersRest at British Heart Foundation Shop in Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, December 02, 2010

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