The Shadow Of The Wind ~ Book Ring!
14 journalers for this copy...
Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.
This wonderful quote is from the book:
"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens ..."
Available as a Ring.
To take part please send me a PM.
The order of the list is subject to change based on mailing preferences and geography.
GlasgowGal ~ Scotland
sunflowergirl ~ England
UrbanSpaceman ~ England
blaisezabini12 ~ Romania
Gooner ~ England
Squirk ~ England ~ asked to be missed
rahar109 ~ England ~ asked to be missed
tutleymutley ~ England..... ~ asked to be missed
Reading-Fairy (now called LauraKateKnits) ~ England
KiwiWonder ~ New Zealand ~ (shipping Oz or NZ pref
Mundoo ~ Australia
DoveiLibri ~ USA ~ (Prefers Canada or USA Shipping)
newf ~ Canada ~ (International shipping)
dospescados ~ USA ~ (Prefers USA Shipping)
Lobodyke ~ USA ~ (prefers USA shipping)
cisco ~ USA ~(Prefers USA Shipping)
ireland424 ~ USA ~ (International shipping)
coolboxuk ~ England (Please PM coolboxuk before sending)
chocolatemummy ~ England
bluejazzyfish ~ England (International postage OK)
Navig8r ~ NZ (from end of September 06)
Cross-patch ~ England
......Back to AnglersRest!
This Ring is available for further participants, so please PM me if you'd like to join.
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
It's currently #3 on Mt TBR but I'll get it moving again soon.
I started this book last Thursday (26.05) and so far am just over 100 pages in. I'm finding it a little slow-going at the moment, and the storyline and characters haven't really grabbed me yet, but I'm going to persevere with it.
I'm off on holiday next week, so I'll definitely be done with it by the time I get back.
By the end of the book I was more relieved that it was over that thrilled by the story. I found it distinctly average, but appreciate the opportunity to read it.
Thanks for passing it along, AnglersRest.
I'll do my best to get this moving to the next in line this week.
Released 14 yrs ago (6/15/2005 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
15.06.05 - Sent today to Sunflowergirl. 2nd class from Birchwood shopping centre PO.
I'm really looking forward to reading it but I had three other book rings arrive just before this one so it may take me a little while to get to it. I'll read it as soon as I can though.
Thanks for sharing the book.
This is not a book I would usually have read but I'm so glad that I signed up for this ring. I think this story will stay with me for some time to come.
Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this ring.
I've already sent a PM to UrbanSpaceman and received his address. I hope to be able to post this book on to him tomorrow, but if not it'll definitely be posted this week at some point.
Posted on to Blaizezabini12 on Monday 18 July.
5 August 05: One of the best books I have read this year. Although I don't usually enjoy suspense novels the characters were really great and the story was so intriguing that I couldn't let the book from my hands.
Favorite character: Nuria.
The picture: interior of Santa Maria del Mar.
On Monday I'll send the book to Gooner.
9 August 05: sent today to Chris. Hope it will be a swift journey:)
It is an excellent read and I'll recommend it to friends.
Thanks so much for sending it on its travels. It will be off to Squirk as soon as I receive an address.
Updated: the next three BCers on the list all passed, so will contact whoever is next.
Thank you for sharing it. :)
Off to KiwiWonder when i get the address.
EDIT: 31/5/06 - I am mortified. I thought this package had been sent and i've just found it while having a sort out of our office. Needless to say i am hanging my head in shame and taking it straight down to the post office this afternoon. So sorry.
Next to be read
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Posted to DoveiLibri
Wow! this book is finally here, safe and sound! Thank you! I'm reading a book right now (Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani) but I should be done with it soon, and then I'll start right on this!
Added September 21, 2006: Started reading this today, then had four teeth pulled and have to have oral surgery tomorrow, so I'm not sure how much reading I'll get done in the next couple of days. But I've enjoyed what I read so far, and the book will be on its way to "NewF" soon to continue the ring, I promise!
Added September 27, 2006: Link to my blog entry: The Spirit of a Book. Haven't made *MUCH* progress in the book, though ... some complications with pain management going on here, possibly need further oral surgery, but I'm really enjoying what I've read so far. It will definately be on its way, soon, though ...
Added September 30, 2006: Yep, needed to have further oral surgery, and now that the fog of pain killers is relieved and I can concentrate on what I'm reading, I am TOTALLY LOVING this book!!!!!! Actually, I am halfway through, and I love the character development and the way several plots are being woven together ... WONDERFUL!
But now, I am nearly through and have PMed "NewF" for their mailing address so that I can send the book off as soon as I'm finished. Because it's going to Canada, though, it may have to wait til the weekend, anyway, so I can bring it in to the post office.
Just wanted to touch base with everyone so that you know the book is moving along ...
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sent off to NewF in Ottawa, Canada via surface mail. Happy Traveling, Book! Happy Reading, NewF!
Thanks for sharing it!
I really enjoyed this book. It was a neat concept for a novel, and I really enjoyed "getting to know" to city of Barcelona as it was in the 1940's and getting insight into the history of many of the characters. I liked the suspense in places, and many of the plot turns were unpredictable. Overall, a good read.
I tried several times to contact dospescados, with no response. Therefore, the book is now en route to Lobodyke via surface mail (air was going to cost a small fortune). Thanks for sharing the novel.
UPDATE: 3/29 - mailing to Ireland 424 today.