Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0316727806 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingem64wing of Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 7/4/2006
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingem64wing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, July 04, 2006
I don't know if you can call this one a mystery, at least it is not a traditional one. Isabel Dalhousie continues her inquiries and philosophical ponderings that started in the Sunday Philosophy Club. This time she is puzzled by the case of the man who has got a heart transplant and is now experiencing weird feelings and seeing things that does not belong to him. The book had its moments but at times it was perhaps a bit dull. And I seriously think that Isabel should get over her infatuation in Jamie, her niece's ex-boyfriend, that one is getting a bit of a bore.

Journal Entry 2 by chrisim from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
I took the book from this evening's meeting.

Journal Entry 3 by chrisim from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, January 03, 2007
I haven't read this yet so I'm organizing a bookring. First among Finnish bookcrossers who have this in their wish list. Then I'll read it myself before sending it anywhere.

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Dear participants,

When the book arrives at your place, make journal entry indicating that it has arrived safely. Then read the book and enjoy! Try to read it within 5 weeks. Write a new JE or update the existing JE to tell the others what you thought about it.

PM the next person in the list to get her/his address. If you don't get reply try once more. If still no reply, send PM to the one after. Write second/third journal entry when you send the book on.
Please let me know if the book gets lost in the mail or is stalled.

Happy reading to you all!


Participants

1. Niksu, Helsinki
2. Piiku, Parainen
3. hetku77, Tampere
4. lukutuoli?, Tampere (huomasin wish listin)
5. aava, muuton takia häntäpäätoive

-> back to chrisim, Tampere

Journal Entry 4 by Niksu from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The book arrived in the mail today. I should be able to get to it in a few days. Thanks chrisim!

Journal Entry 5 by Niksu from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Oh well, I really don’t know what to think about the book. I enjoyed this sequal more than 'The Sunday Philosophy Club', (maybe because of the heart issue, I’m not sure) but still the plot is rather thin and characters doesn’t change much. And again I got a little bored in the philosophy bits. Now I’m only wondering whether to add the third in this series to my wishlist or not...

Anyway, thanks chrisim for sharing and the book is on its way to Piiku.

Journal Entry 6 by Niksu from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, January 17, 2007
This was part of the 2007 Keep Them Moving Challenge. #2

Journal Entry 7 by wingPiikuwing from Parainen, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Thursday, January 18, 2007
It's here, thanks chrisim and Niksu!

I am in the middle of another bookring, but will hopefully get started in a week or two.

Journal Entry 8 by wingPiikuwing from Parainen, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, January 28, 2007
This was a quick, amusing read. I loved the lavenders on the cover =)

This was my #4 in 2007 Keep Them Moving challenge.

Thank you for sharing, chrisim.

Journal Entry 9 by winghetku77wing from Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, January 31, 2007
31.1. This arrived with mail today, thank you Piiku!

13.9. At last I came to the end of the book, though it took a while to start reading and another while to read. In the first book with Isabel Dalhousie ('The Sunday Philosophy Club') the main character annoyed the hell out of me. For some reason I decided to read this second book and I'm happy that I did, as I enjoyed it much more. And Isabel seemed to have become softer (older?) than in the first book. She wasn't that critical and judging anymore, I think.

The story itself was okay, nothing really special, but pleasant to read. The weird feelings that the man with a heart transplant was experiencing and how they were solved was rather interesting, though I became a bit doubtful about McCall Smith's knowledge about cells and their biology... He didn't seem to have dug very deep into molecular biology to make the idea of cell memory even a little believable.

Journal Entry 10 by winglukutuoliwing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, October 04, 2007
I got this book from hetku77 in our local BC-meeting tonight, thanks. I hadn't noticed the bookring, but it was nice of you to offer it, chrisim, when you had seen the book on my wish list!
I got a huge amount of books this evening, but I'll try to be quick with this one :)

Journal Entry 11 by winglukutuoliwing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, October 08, 2007
I have enjoyed the Mme Ramotswe stories by McCall Smith, but somehow these Isabel Dalhousie -stories don't touch me as much. I could say this book was OK, but nothing more. I agree with Niksu and hetku77, that this part was better than The Sunday Philosophy Club, so I'll still keep the third part on my wish list and give it a chance, if I'm able to get it some day :)
I'll check the address of aava, and let the book travel again.

Journal Entry 12 by winglukutuoliwing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, October 08, 2007
Aava sent me a PM telling she will skip this bookring right now. The book will return to Chrisim next time I'll meet her.

EDIT 11.11.2007
Chrisim hasn't been able to come to BC-meetings, so I'll drop the book to her postbox some day I'll pass by :)

Journal Entry 13 by chrisim from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, November 12, 2007
The book has arrived back. Thanks for all joining!

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