The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0553278355 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MieLH of Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on 9/7/2005
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Read this one for school when I was 18 :o) Feel like reading it again, since it made a great impact on me back then. After that it's to be released.

Journal Entry 2 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Wednesday, August 09, 2006
* * * reserved for a bookray. PM me if you're interested in joining :) * * *

Participants so far:
MieLH in Denmark (ships anywhere)
pulcherrima in Denmark (ships within Europe)
fio-dagua in Portugal (ships within Europe) * * * Being skipped ~ has already got a copy of this book * * *
letra in Portugal (ships within Europe, anywhere if needed)
flicki in Germany (ships anywhere)
concertina8 in Austria (ships within Europe, anywhere if needed) * * * Wishes to be skipped * * *
fairy-dust in the UK (ships within UK) Book is on its way here!
bigcurlyloz in the UK (ships within UK, anywhere if needed)
andthings in the UK (ships anywhere)
DianeO in the UK (ships anywhere)
BookGroupMan in the UK (ships anywhere)
-Psyche- in the USA (ships within USA and Canada)
rooshill in the USA (ships within USA, anywhere if needed) -> prefers to be at the end of the list
Flakes in the USA (ships anywhere)
aunt-sophie in Canada (ships anywhere)
RustyReader2 in Canada (ships anywhere)
GateGypsy in Canada (ships anywhere)
jubby in Australia (ships anywhere)
DrCris in Australia (ships within Australia, anywhere if needed) * * * Wishes to be removed from the list * * *

When the final reader is finished with the book, he/she is free to do with it what he/she wants. I do encourage that the book keeps travelling, since that is what BookCrossing-books are destined to do :) Thank you!

BookRay guidelines:

* Please journal the book once when you receive it and once when you are done with it and it's about to leave your hands.
* Please PM the next person in line and send it off to them (Give the next reader a week to reply to your PM. If there's no reply, please PM me (so I can make a note in the list above) and then PM the next reader in line)
* If at all possible please try to read the book within 45 days (I don't care if it takes you longer to finish, but please PM me, so I won't worry)
* Most of all enjoy the book - - this is not a school assignment :)

Journal Entry 3 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Tuesday, August 29, 2006
This is a classic, and I am glad I got to read it again. It's not the kind of book I'd usually pick up. I like the fact that it's an autobiography. The mental traumas this women suffered in her early 20's are strange to read about, but somehow very interesting.

For some reason the image of the fig-tree has stayed with me since I read the book for the first time years ago. It's a good image for how life can sometimes stress you out!

This book will travel to pulcherrima within a few days and then the ray is off on its travels :) Best wishes - and I hope everyone will enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 4 by pulcherrima from Aarhus N, Århus Amt Denmark on Saturday, September 02, 2006
I received this book yesterday and therefore just got it in time to bring it to my parents' place where I'm spending my weekend.
I'm quite busy with school and all at the moment, but I will put this on top of my non-school TBR pile.
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to read this classic :)

Unfortunately I haven't got neither the time nor the energy this book deserves. I hope I'll find another copy someday, so I can read it less superficially.

Journal Entry 5 by pulcherrima at sent to bookcrosser in Mailed, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 09, 2006

Released 12 yrs ago (10/9/2006 UTC) at sent to bookcrosser in Mailed, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 6 by letra on Sunday, October 15, 2006
Thank you! The Bell Jar is #1 on mount TBR, so I'll get to it soon :)

Journal Entry 7 by letra on Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Please excuse me for keeping this book for so long. My youngest daughter was born in October and I've had almost no time to read since then. I was enjoying this book a lot and that's why I didn't send it to the next person in the ring earlier, but I guess I'm going to buy my own copy now and let the book move on...

I've already contacted flicki and will mail the book as soon as I have her address.

Journal Entry 8 by Flicki from Aurich, Niedersachsen Germany on Sunday, April 15, 2007
Ha! I just caught this book out of my mailbox on my way to Frankfurt! :o) Sorry, just came back today, so I couldn't journal any earlier! Anyway, hope you didn't suffer a heartattack in the meantime, Mie! ;-) I've already started reading, so I might even finish in time! ;-)

Thanks a lot for sending, letra!

Journal Entry 9 by Flicki from Aurich, Niedersachsen Germany on Saturday, May 12, 2007
So, I finally finished it. I'm afraid I would have liked the book more if I had had a chance to read it in one go - reading it while moving house kept me from following the train of thoughts which is probably very important. In this way, the plot went not very smoothly but in steps. Still, I liked the book and found especially the part about the electroshock therapy interesting. Having read Janet Frame, I didn't imagine it like this at all!

As far as I remember, I already have fairy-dust's address at my other home (the one without the internet). So I'll send the book out one of these days.

Once again, thanks for sharing this, Mie!

Journal Entry 10 by Flicki from Aurich, Niedersachsen Germany on Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Oh, dear, I just saw that I haven't journaled when I sent this book on. I sent it over to the next person AGES AGO! Why hasn't it arrived yet? This was not even overseas!!?

Journal Entry 11 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Thursday, May 22, 2008
*sigh* ...this bookray seems lost! Hopefully some day we'll have some sign of life :) For now I've asked angela861 to take over the remaining participants of the ray. The ones still interessted in reading this book will therefore be moved to her ray. The link is here.

Thank you angela861 :)

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