Second Glance

by Jodi Picoult | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 174114244x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingpinkozcatwing of Claremont, Western Australia Australia on 7/15/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingpinkozcatwing from Claremont, Western Australia Australia on Friday, July 15, 2005
"When a plot of land is being developed in Vermont against the will of a local Native American tribe, strange things begin to happen - and Ross Wakeman, a paranormal investigator, is asked to get involved. A desperate drifter who has taken up ghost hunting in an effort to cross paths again with his fiancée,who died in a car crash eight years ago, Ross has yet to experience anything even remotely paranormal. Then he meets Lia ... As a seventy-year-old murder case is reopened, a shocking secret about a crime of passion long past is revealed."

Journal Entry 2 by wingpinkozcatwing from Claremont, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, July 28, 2005
Hmmmmmm ... !

"From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!"

This book is all about ghosts, a man who couldn't die, time twisting back onto itself, and the Vermont Eugenics survey.

This all sounds very esoteric but, like most of Jodi Picoult's books, it is hard to put down once you get into the story - and this took a bit of time for me.

The book traces the story through four generations to solve a seventy-year old mystery - the death of Cecelia Pike.

I will offer this book as a bookring at some stage in the near future.

Journal Entry 3 by wingpinkozcatwing from Claremont, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Starting a bookring for this book today.




Participants
e-i-pi - posted 4/8/05
hunnyb - received 31-8-05 - sent to sally906 10-9-05
sally906 - received 16/9/05
leeny37 - received 19/10/05
amberC - received 8/11/05
tantan - received 16-1-06 - posted 21-3-06
fushmush - received 23-3-06

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Journal Entry 4 by wingpinkozcatwing from Claremont, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, August 04, 2005
Posted to e-i-pi. Enjoy. :)

Journal Entry 5 by e-i-pi from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, August 14, 2005
Thanks pinkozcat, and apologies - we've been down with the lurgi and I've been offline. Recieved last week and finished already - I really enjoyed it, different to her other offerings, but I think Picoult did a believable ghost story well.

It did all seem a bit neat in the end - everyone gets paired-off and they ride off into the sunset, but the eugenics story line was really interesting: I knew what the eugenics movement was, but didn't realise it had been so actively pursued other than in Nazi Germany.

Off to hunnyb as soon as I've got the details.

Thanks for sharing pinkozcat.


Journal Entry 6 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Caught today - thanks for sharing this, pinkozcat. It's up next after I finish another bookring book (Orlando by Virginia Woolf - highly recommended so far :) ) And a note to e-i-pi - your nickname (with the appropriate explanation on the "from" panel on the parcel) makes my head spin!!! :)

Journal Entry 7 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Update: am still reading but enjoying very muchly. Things that go bump in the night indeed! :)

Journal Entry 8 by hunnyb from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Friday, September 09, 2005
An enjoyable read - prompted interesting questions about love, fate and death. Agree with e-i-pi in the sense that it's a little too "neat"... also felt uncompelled (is that a word?) to work things out for myself cos I knew that it'd all be explained nicely. This is the first Picoult I've read however and I can understand now why she's so popular. Thanks for sharing, pinkozcat (I love the little pink kitty inside the front cover!), it's now off to sally906.

Journal Entry 9 by sally906 from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Friday, September 16, 2005
Arrived yeasterday - have one more to read before this.

Journal Entry 10 by sally906 from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Soory I have taken so long - will send it on to leeny37 as soon as I have the snailmail address.

Not the best Picoult I've read - took a while to get into it - which is part of the reason I took so long

RELEASE NOTES:

Mailing to leeny37 on my way to work

Journal Entry 12 by leeny37 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, October 18, 2005
WOOOO HOOOO! One of five that came today, boy is it gonna be fun! I enjoyed my first Jodi Picoult book (My Sister's Keeper) so I hope this one will be no different. I will get to it asap but please be patient with me! :)

Journal Entry 13 by leeny37 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, October 29, 2005
Well, I've finally experienced the "neatness" of a Jodi Picoult book, it didn't feel that way for me with My Sister's Keeper, I thought that was a pretty complete story for me. But with this book, I know what everyone meant with how things just fit so nicely and it's happily ever after, although I didn't mind it that much. Compared with My Sister's Keeper, I didn't like this one as much. I found the beginning part quite annoying, I didn't like the constant changing of viewpoints, the characters were not established at that point, and it took me a while to remember who was who. I also didn't enjoy how the story just veered off; from the point when Ross started getting obsessed with a particular character. It just was not believable to me and kinda tainted the rest of the book for me. Although, I did enjoy learning about the different bits and pieces of the mystery and fitting them together to go, "Ohhhhhhhh...so that's what happened." Overall, still an alright book, but I've been told that she has written some better ones, so I'm definitely looking forward to those!

Released 14 yrs ago (11/1/2005 UTC) at Post office: Mailed to another bookcrosser in Australia, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Popped into a prepaid 3kg Australia Post satchel and ready to head to amberC, along with 3 others! WOO HOO! It's gonna be fun, hee hee. Tomorrow is a public holiday so I will be dropping this off on my way to work on Wednesday morning.

Journal Entry 15 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, November 07, 2005
one of 7!!! books waiting for me when i got home from work today. i have a few bookrings in front of it.


thankyou for the lovely bookmark leeny

Journal Entry 16 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, December 31, 2005
Sorry i've had this so long, between a flood of bookrings, a sick child and Christmas i haven't been able to read it as soon as i had hoped.

i found this one bit different to the other Jodi Piccoult books i've read. The first sentence grabbed my attention, then my attention faded a bit until the end of part one, when it grabbed me again.

i have come to expect the nice, neat ending from Jodi Piccoult.

it will be mailed to tantan early next week.

Journal Entry 17 by tantan from Townsville, Queensland Australia on Sunday, January 15, 2006
Received today - thanks amberC! I'll try to get to it soon.

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Edit February 27th, 2006: I've started reading this today. It hasn't grabbed me yet, but I'll keep going a bit longer.

Journal Entry 18 by tantan from Townsville, Queensland Australia on Monday, March 06, 2006
I finished this last night, and it was another Jodi Picoult that I enjoyed although it was middle of the range compared to the others I've read. It took me awhile to get going with, I didn't feel there was much character development - I didn't really feel as though I knew anyone in the book very well. Part two of the book was most enjoyable for me. The eugenics story line was really interesting for as I knew next to nothing about it all before this book. I'm looking forward to looking into it a all a bit more thoroughly.

This will be heading off to deense as soon as I have an address.

Journal Entry 19 by tantan from Townsville, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, March 08, 2006
deense asked to be skipped so I'm now waiting on an address from SuJaDon.

Journal Entry 20 by tantan from Townsville, Queensland Australia on Friday, March 10, 2006
SuJaDon also asked to be skipped so I will contact fushmush.

Journal Entry 21 by tantan from Townsville, Queensland Australia on Monday, March 20, 2006
Posted to fushmush today.

Journal Entry 22 by fushmush from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Received today. Next on list.

Journal Entry 23 by fushmush from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 02, 2006
I think I agree with everything that has already been said:
* I too had trouble remembering who was who at the beginning of the novel. This meant I was 100 pages in before I was really interested.
* Yes, the ending was a little too neat. Especially the Ross story line which was unbelievable (they stuck him back together?). I guess it was a book about the paranormal so I can't be too picky.
* The Eugenics story line was really interesting. Might go and research the topic on wikipedia.

Once I was hooked on this book, I couldn't put it down. It was Picoult doing what she does best. Melodrama with a cause.

Packed up and ready to send back to pinkozcat.

Journal Entry 24 by wingpinkozcatwing from Claremont, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, April 06, 2006
Arrived home safe and sound today.

Journal Entry 25 by wingpinkozcatwing from Claremont, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, May 06, 2006
Posted to another bookcrosser to "make up the weight" with some other goods.

Journal Entry 26 by wingwombleswing from Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Monday, May 15, 2006
thanks so much for this :) And for the other goods too! :)

Journal Entry 27 by wingwombleswing from Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Saturday, June 09, 2007
changing status

Journal Entry 28 by bookworm76 at Chermside, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Picked up at the Brisbane Bookcrossing meetup

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