27 journalers for this copy...
When I read this book I realised that I never knew my mother as a person, only as my mother. I began to think more about inherited patterns and all the things I avoided to do in protest *L* (never grew up *L*....)
I like the book very well and I have chosen it to be my 60th birthdaybookring-book.
I hope you will enjoy it and wish you very happy reading!
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Sending it off to Alvhyttan and wish her very happy reading.
Birthday Bookring Challenge
I am going to celebrate my 60th birthday in april 2010. I have chosen a book that I like very well "Hannahs Daughters" written by the swedish author Marianne Fredriksson and this book is going to be my "birthdaybookringchallenge". This is the callenge: When the book returns to me on my 60th birthday it should have been read by at least 60 persons all over the world. These persons shall, as an addition to the journals, send me a postcard with my favourite motiv on the stamps (X-mas, birds and flowers) being a filatelist as well, this will be a double "present" *L*. My birthday will be celebrated with all those beautiful postcards/stamps from all over the world.
Would you like to join? Send me a PM and I will add your name to the list.
When you receive the book, read it, journal it, send a PM to the name after you to check address etc, send the book AND DON´T FORGET A POSTCARD TO ME *L*
We are joining:
1) Alvhyttan, Sweden. FINISHED
2) Panzeranzi, Sweden FINISHED
3) Kaleidoblikk, Norway FINISHED
4) notnot, Norway FINISHED
5) xtra, Norway FINISHED
6) nille311, Norway FINISHED
7) arcticgirl64, Norway FINISHED
8) Annelis, Finland FINISHED
9) TJ2, Finland FINISHED
10) Sirah, Finland FINISHED
11) Piiku, Finland FINISHED
12) Intrycksflikka, Finland FINISHED
13) dotdot, Finland FINISHED
14) LastEdition, Denmark FINISHED
15) Kari-H, Germany FINISHED
16) sillesoeren, Germany FINISHED
17) pfiffigunde2, Switzerland FINISHED
18) Brezova, Belgium - - - > on it´s way to France.. seems the book is lost on the way to France. If it should turn up, please send me a PM and return it to me as I´ve sent another copy to continue the ring. There are some personal notes in the first book that I don´t want to loose.
19) bacicoline, France
20) lizzyblack, Italy FINISHED
21) Antigoni, Greece FINISHED
22) librissima, Greece FINISHED
23) mmjrules, Greece FINISHED
24)ElHurricane, Portugal FINISHED
25) lisatam, Portugal FINISHED
26) conversasdecafe, Portugal READING
merimag, United Kingdom
Roobarb14, United Kingdom
pam99, Scotland, UK
AnglersRest, United Kingdom
redhouse, United Kingdom
uppity, British Columbia, Canada
eicuthbertson, British Columbia, Canada
ajsmom, British Columbia, Canada
kayjay33, British Colombia, Canada
starrdust, Ontario, Canada
mysteryfan03, Missouri, USA
sbdriver22, New Jersey, USA
Thursday5, Ohio, USA
froogie, Ohio, USA
givebookstokids, Wisconsin, USA
susieq46, Wisconsin, USA
LisaGriffith, Massachusetts, USA
satnam, New Hampshire, USA
MMickey, Florida, USA
DoveiLibri, Florida, USA
rebeccalyr, Texas, USA
beloved49, New York, USA
purple-lilly, South Australia
bargainqueen, South Australia
lytteltonwitch, New Zealand
moonblue, South Africa
I do my best to help getting this book around as quick as possible, so I will start reading it tonight and it will be sent to the next person on the list in a week.
For me this is a novel about the history of my country, from ca 1880 when most people here in Sweden lived on small farms and had a really tuff time (many emigrated to USA), through the industrialization period when people moved to the towns and on to our days of life.
But most of all, it’s a book about the history of woman during this time.
It is also about what we inherit, not so much about the sofa (the sofa in the story is like a symbol); it’s more about the social and psychological heritage and about how this affects our family relations.
I hope everyone in this ring will enjoy this book!
I have made a note in the little notebook and tomorrow I will send this book to Panzeranzi .
And, of course, I will send a postcard to stormon.
Have fun stormon! Wishing you a lot of beautiful postcards with nice stamps and a very
But I do find it to be a great story as far as it comes to Swedish history and the situation for women from the 1860's and onwards. I also think that it is important to shed some light to the fact that parents are individuals with a certain history that explains their actions. I agree with stormon that I realized that I don't really know my parents, which is a bit sad.
I'll send this to Kaleidoblikk as soon as possible! And once more.....Happy Birthday to Youuuuu!!!
What a nice surprise! I was on my way home from work; fell with my bicycle on the ice, aching all over the body and felt really sorry for myself. But when I came home there was a packet for me from Sweden!! Guess who forgot all about the pain - just like a child?
This book and a lovely card from Panzeranzi with an adoring selfmade bookmark enclosed!!
Tusen hjertelig takk!!
Will write more when I have read the book.
Thanx a lot for letting me join this bookring, stormon!!
Truly enjoyed getting to know these people!!
I find that Marianne Fredriksson managed to develope the story, not to mention stories(!), the way we get to know people in real life: little by little we see/hear/experience/and so on things that when summed up it becomes our impression of that person. When I believed that I knew and understood someone, Fredriksson revieled new things that in some cases made my impression stronger - and other times it made me see the person in a quite different light. It really made me empathise with each character, and that always make me admire the writer. Coming from a family where we often talk about our roots, I fully understand the effort put in getting to know ones anchestors.
The way the the writer mix between being an "I-person" and a "all-knower"(/"storyteller"), made the book true to me. It was as if these lives were lived ones, telling us about each person both from within themselves and also set in a sosial context.
Yesterday I recieved a letter from Panzeranzi with a postcard from where Johanna worked. She asked me to put it in the book, which I have done. Very nice of her!
Sending it to notnot today!!
I just want to add for those "in line": ENJOY!!
Thanks to Kaleidoblikk for the charming bookmark, it is cute!
Thanks for letting me be a part of your birthday-bookring, stormon, and I wish you a very happy 60th birthday in 2010.
The story(ies) of the three generations of women in Sweden in these hard and sometime good times is really well written. You get under their skin and feel that you really know them. You walk with them through their lives and experience grief and joy.
I think that Marianne Fredriksson really captured the moments of these womens lives, and managed to convey this to the reader in an excellent way.
I'll put the book in xtra's mailbox during the weekend.
I'm really happy to be a part of your amazing 60 year birthday celebration! Tomorrow I will go out shopping for a birthday card for you.
Happy birthday, stormon!!
This is a fun challenge, and I'm happy to take part.
Thank you, notnot, for the pretty bookmark!
I'm happy to have had the opportunity to read this book. I will probably check out more of Fredrikssons books later, because this book gave me a very favourable impression of her writing.
I put plastic wrapping on it, so the book will be better protected from handling and general tear and wear, and hopefully the protective bag around it will follow the book on its travels.
Happy birthday, stormon!
I wanted to make it fast and went last Monday (8.5.) to take the book personally to TJ2'a address (which is near my daily paths), but alas! The street doors were locked, nobody answered TJ2's doorbell and nobody came out of the door while I was standing in front of the house. So I walked to the post office some 500 meters away and posted the book instead. I wonder how long it will take the book to make that distance which I walked in ten minutes.
I did not know in advance that she lives in Helsinki or I should have asked to meet her for giving the book from hand to hand. (Maybe she is not all the time here?)
Happy birthday, Stormon!
It's great to be a part of this special bookring! The sun is supposed to shine tomorrow so I will go to a local beach and enjoy both sunshine and the book...
Happy birthday, stormon - this is a great bookring idea!
Stormon, thank you for sharing, and once again - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
I have PM'd Intrycksflikka for address, so probably this book will be moving along in a few days.
I haven't got contact with Intrycksflikka. I would like the book move along quickly, because of the speciality of the ring :) So I've contacted Sirah who was skipped for some reason. I will mail the book to her today. Sirah and dotdot live in Helsinki, so it's possible that both of them will read the book before Intrycksflikka. I hope this is OK for stormon, and sorry Intrycksflikka for pushing you down the list!
Thank you for letting me to be a part of your bookring! And, Happy Birthday!
I found this book very interesting. The characters were very realistic as well as I could imagine the scenery very well. It's hard to believe that the book is fiction! Good choice for your Birthday bookring!
I´ll hand the book next to Dotdot.
It also made me a bit emotional. I can't really tell who's story touched me most. It could've been Hanna's. She was born only some years earlier than my grandparents. (Actually they were Ragnar's contemporaries.) Their generation lived trough many great changes in society and culture and dramatic events in history. There was something familiar in Hanna's general attitude also. Johanna's lonely time in hospital and Anna's visits there felt so true to me that reading was almost unbearable at times. It reminded me of my own parents and brought the fear of their future to my mind. Or perhaps I thought just of myself all the time.
To me this was more than the story of three generation of women and their families. It's impossible to separate personal histories of women from history of society, history of Sweden and Nordic Countries in this case. Hanna's Daughters dealt with matters we all have in common and yet rarely shared. Perhaps that's why I didn't even think, if characters were based on real people or not.
Thank you for sharing this great book with all of us, stormon.
And a very happy birthday!
A happy birthday in advanced to stormon! Will start reading it tonight and have the napkins close by...
Will PM Lastedition for her address.
Mailed to Last Edition the 24th of November
Happy birthday, Stormon ... both on "the day" and the ones that come before!
Great idea about the postcard, Kaleidoblikk.
Stormon, this birthday thing is a most wonderful idea, and I sincerely hope that the book makes it all the way!
I have been in contact with Kari-H and the book was mailed yesterday.
Happy birthday to you!
(Sorry, I did not read the book, I don't speak or understand English. I just wanted to send you some more congratulations and therefore asked my daughter Sillesören to write this journal for me)
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What a wonderful book! Thank you for sharing, Stormon, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Sent it to Brezova 19.3.07
Happy birthday this year Stormon and hope the challenge will succeed for your 60th.
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off to bacicoline in the Stormon-challenge for her birthday in 2010.
I will be sending it as soon as I have the address ready :)
PS: Happy Birthday stormon!! I hope that I will have found a nice postcard (and a stamp) until the end of the week in order to send my wishes to you on next Monday! Thank you for the bookring!
off to mmjrules!
I'll read it as soon as I can.
Sorry for the long delay!
Thanks stormon for the opportunity and mmjrules for sending it
Thanks stormon for the opportunity.
It goes to lisatam very soon
And there it goes to lisatam
It's been quite a while since registering for the ring. I am so sorry that the aim to have it back at Stormon's birthday a year ago did not work out. I will not further ruin this wonderful idea and quickly read the book (have already started it) and pass it on to the next waiting person. Let's hope we will make this millennium :)