The Ice Queen

by Alice Hoffman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by k1rsteng of Unknown, somewhere in Tokyo / 不明、東京のどこか, Tokyo-to Japan on 7/14/2006
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by k1rsteng from Unknown, somewhere in Tokyo / 不明、東京のどこか, Tokyo-to Japan on Friday, July 14, 2006
Alice Hoffman is one of my favourite authors and I have enjoyed many of her books, though there are one or two that I found difficult to complete.

Journal Entry 2 by akg from Didcot, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 2, 2006
This arrived in the post unexpectantly on Saturday. I have read one Alice Hoffman in the past and look forward to trying another one

Journal Entry 3 by akg from Didcot, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 1, 2006
I think I've read one Alice Hoffman book in the past, but it didn't make much impact on me because I can't remember what it was about; I had a similar reaction with this book. There is a theme running through the story about fairy tales and this makes the story a little surreal, plus I didn't bond with any of the characters and I didn't really care what happened to them.

I have given the book a neutral rating because although I didn't enjoy it I also didn't dislike it. I have another two Alice Hoffman books on my to be read list, so it will be interesting to see my reaction to those.

Journal Entry 4 by akg from Didcot, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Sending this out on a book ray. Current participants are:

LindyLouMac (Italy/within Europe/within Europe)
Ftarazu (within Europe/within Europe)
spiderchic (UK/anywhere)

Journal Entry 5 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Postmarked 12/10/06 did not actually take long to reach me in Italy, post has been very good over recent months. Have a couple of other bookring/ray titles to read before this but I promise I will not hold it up for long.

Journal Entry 6 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, November 3, 2006
Readable and easy, finished in two after lunch sessions in my sheltered reading corner in the garden. Still not sure if I like this fairy style type style of writing, but it is no doubt about it a moving story of loss and forgiveness. I will be sending on to Ftarazu as soon as I have an address.
Update:11/11/06 I have been trying to get hold of Ftarazu for over a week now, with four pms and an ISO on the forum!
Update: 13/11/06 I have now heard from Ftarazu and she does not want to read this at present, so I now await an address from Spiderchic.
Update 17/11/06. I now have an address for Spiderchic so will be posted on Monday.

Released 14 yrs ago (11/20/2006 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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En route to the UK.

Journal Entry 8 by spiderchic from Droylsden, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, November 23, 2006
Received yesterday am halfway through a book at the moment, this is next in line to read.
Thank you!

Journal Entry 9 by spiderchic from Droylsden, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, November 23, 2006
Received yesterday am halfway through a book at the moment, this is next in line to read.
Thank you!

Journal Entry 10 by spiderchic from Droylsden, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Finished this book last night. Was a little unsure at first but then before I knew it I couldn't put it down and finished it in no time.
Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 11 by akg from Didcot, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 28, 2007
Some more people are interested in joining this ring, hope you don't mind posting to America spiderchic.

tiatia (USA/USA)
fanclub (USA/USA)
Jayebirck (USA/USA)
ToXiCKiTTiKiSS (USA/USA)
Dobeilibri(USA/USA)
Octoberskye (USA/USA)




Journal Entry 12 by spiderchic from Droylsden, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sent this book today to tiatia enjoy!

Journal Entry 13 by tiatia from Fredericksburg, Virginia USA on Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Slow to post the catch because I started reading it and finished it only two days later. Interesting observations about life defining moments and how personal perspective distorts reality. I probably learned more about lightening strikes than I needed to but the lessons learned about love and forgiveness rang true for me.
Need to get fanclub's addy and off it will go.

Journal Entry 14 by fanclub from Baltimore, Maryland USA on Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Received in today's mail. I am about halfway through another book and then I will start this, then off to the next reader. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 15 by Jayebirck from Dallas, Texas USA on Saturday, March 10, 2007
Book arrived yesterday in the mail. I am finishing up a book but should tackle this one soon since today is the first day of Spring Break and I don't have work next week.
Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors, I read this last year, but appreciate the chance to read it again and comment upon it.

Journal Entry 16 by Jayebirck from Dallas, Texas USA on Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I love the magical realism in Alice Hoffman's books. This little gem is simply wonderful!
My two favorite quotes from the book--
page 68-- "What people read revealed so much about them that she considered our card catalog a treasure house of privileged secrets; each card contained the map of an individual's soul."
page 198-- " 'What's the best way to die?' I asked Jack one night.
'Living,' he said."
These two quotes are the essence of this little gem.
Will send this on to the next reader as soon as I get an address.

Journal Entry 17 by Jayebirck from Dallas, Texas USA on Saturday, March 24, 2007
I am sending on to ToXiCKiTTiKiSS via the mail.
Happy Reading!

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