The Undomestic Goddess

by Sophie Kinsella | Humor |
ISBN: 0552772747 Global Overview for this book
Registered by chocolatemummy of Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom on 1/11/2006
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14 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by chocolatemummy from Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Better than average of the genre. Enjoyable without having to think to hard !

AVA

Journal Entry 2 by chocolatemummy from Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, January 14, 2006
offered as BookRay

Provisional Order

1. WelshHelen UK-Europe
2. book-man-8 Germany-Int.
3. nikel27 Germany-Int
4. hetku77 Finland - Europe
6. silverstarry US-US
7. becca-mo US-US
8. Karenlea US-US
9. Nolatari US-US
10. EllyMae58 US-US - skipped
11. MLD US-Intl? - couldn't locate
12. KarenZero US-US - skipped
13. Whisperwind US-US
14. DoveiLibri US-US/CAN
15. MazieNH US-Intl <--here now
16. momx3lovesbooks US-Intl
17. QueenSissi - Portugal - Europe

Journal Entry 3 by chocolatemummy from Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Sent on its way to WelshHelen to start its journey! I will keep the bookray open til there are 20 people and after that anyone who still wants to be added will go to the back of the list as it will take some time to get round us all otherwise.
I hope everyone likes the book and it has a safe journey!
Please try and read within a month, but if you think you will be longer please let me know so I can warn others
chocolatemummy

Journal Entry 4 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, January 19, 2006
Arrived safely today. I have a book to finish but should start on this by the weekend. Thank you chocolatemummy :-)

Journal Entry 5 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, February 03, 2006
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - probably helps that I can't cook either :-)

Posted to book-man-8 today

Journal Entry 6 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, February 07, 2006
I just got it in the mail - sent by WelshHelen. Thanks a lot for sharing. I'll start reading very soon...

Journal Entry 7 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, February 09, 2006
Well, this book is a fast read. It's very english and it does seem a little bit to much... To go from top-lawyer to top-cooking might be ok, but from lawyer to cleaning toilets (loos)??? Anyway reading such books just makes my reading horizon larger...

It will now go to Nikel27. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 8 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, February 10, 2006
Sent today by mail to Nikel27.

Journal Entry 9 by nikel27 from -- Irgendwo / Somewhere --, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, February 15, 2006
arrived safe at my house

update:
Not so good as I thought after the Shopaholic books, but still a funny book to read during the weekend

Journal Entry 10 by nikel27 at Post Office in Book Ring, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, March 05, 2006

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EnJoy the book !!!

Journal Entry 11 by winghetku77wing from Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, March 22, 2006
22.3. I received the book today, thank you nikel27! And also chocolatemummy for organizing this ray!

25.4. I finished the book yesterday and I really enjoyed reading it. While it seemed to be light and humorous, I think the story did have a bit more thoughtful side too. I reckon Samantha's extra busy and stressed lawyer life is something that is reality to many people nowadays. And getting out of the rat race is becoming more common as well. I don't think the difference between the professions Samantha had was too far fetched, but on the other hand this book was probably not meant to be a story that might happen in reality. Who knows, it even might.

Journal Entry 12 by silverstarry from Berkeley, California USA on Friday, May 05, 2006
Received this in the mail today and read it after dinner - what a fun book! Sophie Kinsella is great at writing chick lit and this was no exception. After four Shopaholic books, I've grown a little weary of that particular character so it's nice to see a similar heroine whose problem isn't buying too much junk.

Samantha, a type A lawyer with no personal life, makes a tiny mistake at work that ends up costing the firm 50 million pounds. Whoops. You'd think that someone who charges 500 quid an hour would be on top of those kinds of things. Then again, with the kind of hours she keeps, it's not surprising that something slipped through the cracks. Samantha freaks out and leaves the office in the middle of the day, ending up in the English countryside. She stops to ask for directions and is mistaken for an applicant for a housekeeper position. Faced with a tiny salary, a couple who likes when she curtseys, and a list of household chores she has never tackled, she decompresses and learns she doesn't need the fast-paced, high stress lifestyle of a big city lawyer.

It might sound a little far fetched, but it does happen. There are not one but two cupcake bakeries in the area that were opened by lawyers who decided they wanted to do something they love instead of something that made them a lot of money.

This was a light, quick read that touched on some important questions about what is important in life and how we can become so miserable that we forget how to be happy.

Thanks to chocolatemummy for sharing this book!

Journal Entry 13 by silverstarry from Berkeley, California USA on Friday, May 12, 2006
Mailed to becca-mo today!

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Journal Entry 14 by Rita-Booke from Bartlett, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Lookit what was waiting for me when I came home from work today! Yippee!
Presently I am reading Jan Karon's *A New Song* and Sarah McWaters' *Tipping the Velvet* (what a pair!), but I'll get to it in a jif. Looks like a quick read.

Journal Entry 15 by Rita-Booke from Bartlett, Tennessee USA on Sunday, May 21, 2006
I thought this book was better than the Shopaholic series (although I've read only one or two in that series). It did have its faults. The characters were a bit standard, and I am proud to say that I knew right away the roles Arnold and Ketterman would play (I don't usually see those things so clearly, unfortunately). The raspberry scene was a bit of overkill, IMO. Also, who learns to cook really, really well after only two lessons?! Still, it was a lovely story about getting one's priorities straight. Thanks for including me in this ring.

Sending a note to Karenlea now. . .

Released 14 yrs ago (5/23/2006 UTC) at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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dropped in the mail today!

Journal Entry 17 by Karenlea from Glendale, California USA on Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Caught!!! The bookplate for this book is really cute!!! I have a few rings/rays ahead of it, but I should be able to start it soon. Thank you for sharing!!!

Journal Entry 18 by Karenlea from Glendale, California USA on Saturday, July 08, 2006
A fun, light read. I enjoyed this book very much. It is the perfect book for a summer vacation or beach reading.

I am going to try to make a post office run tomorrow. If not, this book will be mailed out on Monday, at the latest.

Thank you for sharing!!!

Journal Entry 19 by Nolatari from McKinney, Texas USA on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Received a couple of days ago and am on Chapter Six today. Loving it!

Journal Entry 20 by Nolatari from McKinney, Texas USA on Thursday, July 27, 2006
Such a fun read! At first, I, too, had a problem with Samantha learning to cook gourmet menus in only two weeks, but it's ChickLit, so this aspect was to be expected. It didn't pull me out of the story, so that's a plus.

I have to say I was absolutely ENAMOURED with Nathaniel and kept seeing the image of Simon Baker in the movie "Something New" -- *so* not a bad thing! I'm not usually a fan of happy, wrapped-in-a-bow endings, but I actually rooted for this one to turn out the way it did. And after the halfway point of the book, I forced myself to stay awake until wee morning hours just to reach the conclusion. A triumph for Sophie Kinsella!

***** After many attempts to find a next home, chocolatemummy found a place in Ft Myers, FL. Book was mailed on August 21st *****

Journal Entry 21 by wingDove-i-Libriwing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, August 26, 2006
Rec'd from Nolatari today! It arrived safe and sound, high and dry even though it's the middle of one of our summer thunder storms!

I am currently reading two books, and this gets an automatic free ride right to the top of "Mount To-Be-Read," so it'll be next. I'm sure it will be on its way to the next participant by next week!

Added August 31, 2006: See? I told you it wouldn't be long! I started reading this book today!

September 2, 2006: Rec'd MazieNH's address today. If I have stamps in the house, the book will be on its way during the week. If not, it will have to wait for a trip to the post office on Saturday! Either way, it will be traveling soon!

Released 14 yrs ago (9/4/2006 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, RABCK, Meet-up in Fort Myers, Florida USA

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$2.07 worth of stamps, and even though it's Labor Day, I put it in outgoing mail so it will be picked up early tomorrow morning! Adios, Goddess! And Happy Reading, MazieNH!

Journal Entry 23 by MazieNH from Hooksett, New Hampshire USA on Monday, September 11, 2006
Thank you - I received this at the PO today, and I will start it right away. I'm looking forward to it!

Journal Entry 24 by MazieNH from Hooksett, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I really enjoyed this book!

It was a little less frenetic than the Shopaholic series became, which to me was a good thing. While some of it certainly stretched believability a tad, it didn't ruin the book.

Quick, fun, light reading with humor sprinkled throughout, what's not to love?

Will PM the next in line, thank you for sharing!
(I suspect next in line's PM's don't always work based on her profile, will email her directly tonight 9/24 to get an address to send along this bookring)

Released 14 yrs ago (9/26/2006 UTC) at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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On it's way to the post office now, good luck little book! Thank you for sharing your book with us!


Journal Entry 26 by momx3lovesbooks on Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Caught today! I've read othe books by Kinsella and have enjoyed them, I am sure this will be the same.

Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day..she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge, it'll wreck her career.

She walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herslf in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper and finds herself being offered the job. They have no idea they've hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer with an IQ of 158-Samanantha has no idea how to work the oven.

I enjoyed Kinsella's books and this was right up there with the other books by her I've read.

I have the next readers address and the book will be mailed probably next week (week of 11/05)

Journal Entry 27 by momx3lovesbooks on Friday, November 10, 2006
mailed to QueenSissi on 11/09 via surface mail

Journal Entry 28 by QueenSissi from Queluz, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, November 15, 2006
It arrived today. I hope to start reading it soon!

Journal Entry 29 by QueenSissi from Queluz, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Sunday, December 10, 2006
It was an exciting read. I think many of us have already dreamt of being able to escape somewhere after a long day after work... So it was fun to read this after a long day...

Sending it to EMA as soon as I get an address. Thanks Chocolatemummy

Journal Entry 30 by QueenSissi from Queluz, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, January 01, 2007
Continuing the Bookray:

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Journal Entry 31 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Friday, January 19, 2007
I received this in the mail today and I will read it as soon as I complete History Laid Bare by Richard Zachs. I need to PM QeeenSissi to see if anyone has signed up for the ray.

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