! The Powerbook (BOOKRING)

by Jeanette Winterson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099285436 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rem_DYI-991976 on 9/1/2005
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by rem_DYI-991976 on Thursday, September 01, 2005
Restarting the bookring (http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1497132/?title=bookring&author=&category=&isbn=&bcid=&status=0&screenname=&limit=1/book_The-PowerBook-(BOOKRING)-Jeanette-Winterson)

Book Ring Rules (Adapted from psychjo and 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 - one month?)- but in a joyful speed. It's not about how many books someone can read within a certain amount of time - it's about enjoying it...
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) Enjoy :-)


Participants

MollyGrue (US)
Wilmar (Netherlands)
catsalive (Australia)
Stellertony (US)
airehead (Canada)
UrbanSpaceman (England)
MrsDanvers (England)
fluffywelshshee (Scotland)
angellica (UK)
nice-cup-of-tea (Switzerland)
ajsmom (US)
affinity4books (US)
fireflywishes (US)
Charlenemartel (Canada)
fio-dagua (Portugal)
BettyBoekwurm (Portugal)

Journal Entry 2 by rem_DYI-991976 at book ring in a RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 02, 2005

Released 15 yrs ago (9/3/2005 UTC) at book ring in a RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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Off to restart the bookring which remains open to all newcomers. :)

Journal Entry 3 by MollyGrue from Tacoma, Washington USA on Friday, September 16, 2005
I do have a ring or two before this, but hopefully I should get to this soon. Thanks!

Journal Entry 4 by MollyGrue from Tacoma, Washington USA on Friday, October 07, 2005
I kind of expected something else when I signed up for this ring, but was pleasantly surprised when I read it. Fascinating literary examination of one woman's experiences with love.

Journal Entry 5 by MollyGrue at in the mail in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 25, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (11/25/2005 UTC) at in the mail in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sent out today. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 6 by Wilmar from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, January 13, 2006
The book arrived safe and sound and completely alright at my house yesterday. I could not believe it when I looked at the date; has this been a long travel or what!? But I'm glad it's here.

I hope I will find the time to read it within a reasonable amount of time. But I'm afraid it will take a month or so...

Thank you MollyGrue, for sending it on (you must have been wondering if all was right with the book!), and thank you for reviving this BookRing daemonwolf.

You will here from me!


Journal Entry 7 by Wilmar from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, March 06, 2006
Yesterday I finally finished the PowerBook. - I'm busy writing my thesis, so not much time to read :-(
Actually the book didn't do much to me.

I did enjoy it, especially all the references to My Home Town Leiden. Think tulip ;-)
And all the intertextual elements.
But it was not THE book I'm always looking for, the perfect read.

Thank you very much daemonwolf for sharing this book, and my apology for the delay. Catsalive has been pm'ed already and the book is jumping for joy to travel on.

Journal Entry 8 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Monday, April 17, 2006
I have received this book, thankyou Wilmar.

Journal Entry 9 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, May 03, 2006
I really did try to get into this book but failed miserably. I even gave it 100 pages instead of 50 but I still couldn't do it as the style irritated me too much.

Thanks, daemonwolf. I've PMd Stellertony & will post it as soon as I receive an address.

Journal Entry 10 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, May 05, 2006
Posted to stellertony today.

Journal Entry 11 by stellertony from Anchorage, Alaska USA on Sunday, May 21, 2006
Arrived today. I have a couple of other rings ahead of it, but will get to it ASAP.

Journal Entry 12 by stellertony from Anchorage, Alaska USA on Thursday, June 01, 2006
Parts of this book were very profound to me, but overall it seemed difficult to follow and a little too disjointed. However, I enjoyed it for the most part. Thanks for sharing!

I'll be mailing it on to airehead this week tomorrow (6/19/06).

Journal Entry 13 by airehead from Didsbury, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 14, 2006
Recieved this book a couple of days ago, tried reading it last night, not at all what I expected a really couldn't get into it, so will send it on. Thanks anyways.

Journal Entry 14 by UrbanSpaceman from Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 15, 2006
This arrived today. I've got about 800 pages left of another (big!) book to read and then I'll get on with The Powerbook.

Journal Entry 15 by UrbanSpaceman from Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, November 23, 2006
Sorry for the delay in journalling. I got sick for six weeks and am still catching up with stuff.

Anyway...

I enjoyed this book. Though perhaps a little disjointed in places, the quasi-mythical and fantastical aspects appealed. It reminded me a little bit of John Barth's 'Chimera' in this respect.

I'll send it on to MrsDanvers asap.

Journal Entry 16 by MrsDanvers from Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, December 03, 2006
Arrived on Saturday. Almost finished two current rings and then I'll get started on this.

Journal Entry 17 by MrsDanvers from Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, January 20, 2007
The mixture of myth, fairy-tale and Winterson's own personal "fairy-tales" really resonate with me. A troubled love story provides the interlinking, which is a recurrent theme in her work. I wonder why?

Journal Entry 18 by MrsDanvers from Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, August 18, 2007
I failed to journal that this had been passed on at the appropriate time, resulting in a little confusion. The book was posted on to the next ring participant at the same time as I reviewed it i.e. in January 2007.

Journal Entry 19 by fluffywelshshee from Tullibody, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, February 05, 2009
I found this book while clearing out some of my cupboard/shelves so am just wondering if the chain would liked to be started up again?

Journal Entry 20 by angellica at Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Was sorting through a box and found this tucked away in the bottom. Please can you let me know what I should do with this book?

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