Molvania

Registered by hunnyb of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 4/13/2005
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, April 13, 2005
A send-up of the whole Lonely Planet genre. Try and convince all your friends that this is a real travel guide. My dad fell for it :)

Journal Entry 2 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 17, 2005
List of bookray participants:

kinedi
mirp
CatharinaL
Piiku
Rampallion
TinkEsq
ProfWendi
dospescados
sublevel4

Journal Entry 3 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Thursday, April 28, 2005
This book had me in stitches. If you didn't know what it's all about ( and I don't want to say too much since I don't want to spoil the surprise for the next reader) you'd believe everything that's written in it. The travel details are superb, the pictures hilarious and since I work in a travel agency myself I can easily imagine people phoning me up wanting to book a flight to Molvania. Too bad, they'd have to deal with a consultant in hysterics :o)

Journal Entry 4 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Book will be posted out to mirp now ! Enjoy !

Journal Entry 5 by rem_BSM-942247 on Friday, May 13, 2005
Recieved this today fron Kinedi. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 6 by rem_BSM-942247 on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
I really enjoyed this book, especially the pictures. It's not on it's way to CatharinaL in Finland. I hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 7 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, May 30, 2005
TY, the package arrived this morning -- will read & review asap!

Journal Entry 8 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, June 01, 2005
I much preferred Molvania to its follow-up, Phaic Tan. Superbly elaborate work on almost-authentic historical and linguistic detail! I loved the parody of the all-too-familiar travel guide genre. It's always a pleasure to witness some twists to the touristic euphemisms :-) Meanwhile, Phaic is an extreme farce as a country, but not much of a book parody.

Phaic beats Molvania in one respect: the spotlight on the feature contributors. I was glad to meet again Philippe, my favorite Phaic fruitcake. Too bad his charming character hasn't reached full bloom yet as co-author of Molvania.

Journal Entry 9 by CatharinaL from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, June 06, 2005
I'm off to the post office.

Journal Entry 10 by wingPiikuwing from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, June 07, 2005
I was waiting for Phaic Tan, and didn't realize that Molvania was also part of this ray until CatharinaL told me.. I have a Finnish copy of this one, so I know it is hilarious!

*** June 14th: sending to Rampallion, as sublevel4 is on vacation until the end of June***

Journal Entry 11 by rampallion from Evanston, Illinois USA on Sunday, July 10, 2005
This was waiting for me today when I got home from my vacation. Looks hilarious!

Journal Entry 12 by rampallion from Evanston, Illinois USA on Saturday, July 16, 2005
Thanks for sharing these. I found both books only mildly amusing rather than sidesplittingly funny. Maybe I'm just in a bad mood?

These are packaged up and ready to go to TinkEsq. I plan to mail them on Tuesday.

Released 14 yrs ago (7/19/2005 UTC) at Controlled Release in Given to a friend, Friend -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to TinkEsq today by mediamail. Delivery confirmation number is 03050830000337221067. Check www.usps.com for updates.

Journal Entry 14 by TinkEsq from Akron, Ohio USA on Saturday, July 23, 2005
Just received this today...will start reading it before the weekend is through. :)

7/27/05 - This book was amusing, but not as funny as I had hoped. The running joke of the country being the least tourist friendly in Europe got old pretty quickly. I thought the funniest bits were the sidebars, corrections, and photo captions.

8/6/05 - mailing to ProfWendi

Journal Entry 15 by ProfWendi from Oakville, Ontario Canada on Thursday, August 18, 2005
Woo hoo, found this in my mailbox at work today! Perfect timing, too.. all my marking is done, I've submitted my grades, and I'm ready to enjoy a day off! I can't wait to get started! :) Thanks!

Journal Entry 16 by ProfWendi from Oakville, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 05, 2005
Wow, time flies..! I finished these books quite a while ago..! :( anyway, now they're off to dospescados in NY!

I really enjoyed reading this book - I especially enjoyed all the small details such as the sidebars and things like the icons on the back-inside cover ("entertainment" made me giggle my butt off!)

Enjoy!

Tracking at www.canadapost.ca: LE056542767CA

Journal Entry 17 by dospescados on Monday, November 14, 2005
I saw these in a Barnes & Noble while browsing the travel lit section a while ago. They were mixed in with the real guidebooks -- don't know if someone did that as a joke or if a clerk was actually fooled? =) I think I saw Molvania and sat and giggled at it a bit. My boyfriend and I have already been browsing through these and sharing choice bits. Thanks!

Journal Entry 18 by dospescados on Thursday, December 15, 2005
This book and it's travelling buddy Phaic Tan have been living on my coffee table for the last month and amusing us whenever we're in need of a bit of laughter. =) They've got itchy feet and want to head off again so I've contacted Sublevel4.

Thanks to hunnyb for organising the ray and to ProfWendi for passing them on to me.

Journal Entry 19 by dospescados on Saturday, December 17, 2005
Sublevel4 wrote back to say he picked up copies at a bookstore sale.

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Sublevel4 had picked up copies of this and Phaic Tan at a booksale so they are at the end of this bookray and will now part company to go their separate ways.

sending to kestralwing, Bellingham, WA

Journal Entry 21 by kestralwing from Bellingham, Washington USA on Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Oh no! My first BookCrossing Crisis! Here it is: please send me a PM and tell me what you think I should do:

I found this book in the library and fell in love with it. I found a copy on PaperBackSwap and gave it to my daughter for Christmas, then realized I needed my Very Own Copy. So I got another copy from PaperBackSwap -- this very one, intending to keep it on my shelf for my own amusement from time to time (and to share with friends who start talking of their foreign trips). But this book has 9, count 'em, 9 journalers already. It seems like a crime against nature to stop it now.

So, what do you think? Keep it? Get a third copy for myself? And if so, how should I keep this one going? I usually wild release, but I'd hate to lose sight of this. (I think I may go to the Forum and ask, too.)

At any rate, thanks for sending it! Everytime I see the cover I grin as broadly as that old guy!

Journal Entry 22 by kestralwing from Bellingham, Washington USA on Thursday, March 09, 2006
Okay, since no one objects, and several people have encouraged me, this book's going to stop travelling and live with me for awhile.

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