Skipping Christmas

by John Grisham | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0440242576 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AtHomeGoddess of Fresno, California USA on 3/13/2005
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by AtHomeGoddess from Fresno, California USA on Sunday, March 13, 2005
Picked this up at a Goodwill book sale.

Journal Entry 2 by Gembear from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, October 01, 2005
Arrived in the mail today, thank you very much. I'm drowning in rings at the moment but will get to it as soon as I can!

Journal Entry 3 by Gembear from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 19, 2005
What a great story this is! We too decided to skip Christmas one year and had all hell to pay from family, in fact one sister in law is still not speaking to us, ha! I was right behind the Kranks, wishing they'd be successful in their plans and was surprised by the turn of fate that led to a very amusing conclusion which once again emphasised the true meaning of Christmas, that of self sacrifice - of giving rather than receiving. Perfect time of year for this read!

Journal Entry 4 by Gembear from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I'm off to Kleptokitty in Portugal as part of a ring. Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Thursday, November 17, 2005
The order of the book ring is as follows:

Andrea ( Kleptokitty) Portugal
Mary (Purple Rosebud) UK
Marlene (Callalilly)
Stefanie (Mellow Daisy)
Vanda (Teachie)
Jennifer (Jenatleisure)
Back home to Gembear




Journal Entry 6 by Gembear from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, November 22, 2005
The order of the book ring is now as follows
Andrea ( Kleptokitty) Portugal
Mary (Purple Rosebud) UK
Marlene (Callalilly)
Stefanie (Mellow Daisy)
Vanda (Teachie)
Jennifer (Jenatleisure)
Audrey (Scotsbookie)
Back home to Gembear


Journal Entry 7 by Kleptokitty on Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Arrived safe & sound yesterday, thankyou very much. I'll get started on this just as soon as I get through my current read. I've developed a stinking cold, so this might be quite soon if I get my wish & am allowed to stay in bed all day!

Journal Entry 8 by Kleptokitty on Thursday, November 24, 2005
Well the stinking cold allowed me to read this sooner than I imagined! I spent all day yesterday cuddle up in front of the wood stove, and polished this off in one sitting.

It's a light and fast read, amusing but with a serious message about Christmas in the tail. I probably wouldn't have guessed it was a John Grisham as it's so different fron his normal courtroom thrillers.

I'm posting it off to PurpleRosebud today. Enjoy!!

Journal Entry 9 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 31, 2005
Unfortunately this book has gone missing on it's journey over from Portugal but I've picked up another copy (which has a different cover) so that it can carry on it's travels. It arrived today and I'm loving it already.

Journal Entry 10 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 01, 2006
What a great read! Perfect for the Christmas season. I've really enjoyed reading it over these couple of quiet days. I was totally behind the Kranks and their plans for a change of scene at Christmas. Deciding to opt out of the traditional and go for a cruise. I was curious how it was all going to end and was surprised when it came. True Christmas spirit will out!

I will be passing the book on to calalilly in a few days.

Journal Entry 11 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Purplerosebud brought this round for me last night, I hope to start it tomorrow dependant on how I get on with the book I'm on at the moment, I might on the otherhand put that on the back burner and read this one so that further readers haven't completely lost the christmas spirit when they get to read it. Purplerosebud tells me that it won't take me long to read. So it should soon be on its way to Mellow Daisy in that case.

Journal Entry 12 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 06, 2006
What a good book for Christmas, I know I read it after. Oh to be like the Kranks at Christmas but I think I would have waivered when everyone had the Christmas lights up. I was suprised by the turn in the story in some ways but afterwards expected them to cope how they did. How good to make your sacrifice give someone else such pleasure. I would definitely recommend this for others to read. Will post if off now to Mellow Daisy
I'd like to add a thank you to Purplerosebud for finding a replacement copy for the missing book.

Journal Entry 13 by mellowdaisy on Monday, January 09, 2006
This arrived today, thank you very much calalilly and thank you to Gembear for organising the ring! Hope to start this soon, just finishing off another book and then I'm on to it!

Journal Entry 14 by mellowdaisy on Thursday, January 26, 2006
I've just finished this and it didn't take me very long to get through at all, once I'd actually started it! I thought it was a funny read, but at the same time the true meaning of Christmas shone through and I thought the ending was beautiful, with their sacrifice to someone else in a time of need! I have got teachie's address so I will be putting this in the post tomorrow :-)

Journal Entry 15 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 28, 2006
Thanks Mellowdaisy, the book arrived today. I have almost finished a book which I shall post off this week. As Skipping Christmas is a short book I shall slip it in before the other 2 rings I have waiting....talk about number 99 buses!

Journal Entry 16 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 30, 2006
What an enjoyable, funny story! Totally different than any of his other books. I sympathised with the Kranks as we have a daughter in Australia and a son in Canada. Christmas hardly seems worthwhile celebrating with just the two of us...we did toy with the idea of going off on holiday ourselves!
I shall contact Jenatleisure for her address and get this posted off to her.

Journal Entry 17 by jensreleases on Saturday, February 18, 2006
hi this arrived from teachie last week I just couldnt get bookcrossings web site to respond when I came to journal it.

thanks teachie and Gembear

Journal Entry 18 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, December 30, 2006
Arrived with me this morning, hooray! Next up on Mount TBR.

Journal Entry 19 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, January 04, 2007
A great read, some really funny moments but with a serious message about Christmas & how we get taken along with the commercial side of it & spend, spend, spend.

Thank you Gembear for the chance to read the book.

Journal Entry 20 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, January 08, 2007
Popped in thwe post this morning back to Gembear on the final lap of its epic journey.

Journal Entry 21 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Arrived back with me this morning but will soon be off on another journey. Glad you all enjoyed the book!

CAUGHT IN BANBURY OXFORDSHIRE UK

Journal Entry 22 by Gembear from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, January 09, 2007
How very annoying, it logged me in as anonymous again. Grrrr! The message was from me, I'm not invisible, really I'm not!

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