Memoirs of a Geisha

by ARTHUR GOLDEN | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099498189 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Sobergirl of Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on 7/19/2006
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
This is a replacement copy for the European Bookring that's stalled.
Read about the original bookring here.

Ring Rules:

1. Please journal the book to say you have received it.
2. PM the next person on the list for their address.
3. Read the book within one month (or PM me if you need longer)
4. Send to next person on list. Economy/Surface mail more than fine!

Any problems, please PM me.

Bookring participants:
1. bestfriends France
2. Stoxasths Greece
3. heles7 UK
5. Pulcherrima Denmark
6. Bookwormess Finland
7. Back to me, Sobergirl




Journal Entry 2 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, July 23, 2006

Journal Entry 3 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, July 23, 2006
Travelling to bestfriends!

Journal Entry 4 by bestfriends from - Ergens in de provincie, Gelderland Netherlands on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The book arrived today (along with two other BC books, but luckily they're not rings or rays!). I'm half-way in the book I'm currently reading and this one will be next. Thanks sobergirl for sharing and sending it. Thanks also for the postcard of the cafe in Turku, where you are having your monthly bookcrossing meetings.

Journal Entry 5 by bestfriends from - Ergens in de provincie, Gelderland Netherlands on Monday, August 14, 2006
Finished reading yesterday. A very interesting and moving story! Thanks for sharing.

Waiting for an address to move it on. Started asking when I was half-way through, but no luck sofar. Stoxasths does not reply.
I PM-ed heles7 today.

Journal Entry 6 by bestfriends at Bureau de Poste in Fruges, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Released 14 yrs ago (8/16/2006 UTC) at Bureau de Poste in Fruges, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France

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off to heles7 (surfacemail)

With greetings from the Côte Opale!

Journal Entry 7 by heles7 from Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, August 31, 2006
This actually arrived last week but foolishly, I started to read and couldn't put it down. I'd seen the film and was so moved, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the book. As soon as I got to the end of the book, rushed out and bought the DVD and watched it that night.

A really amazing story. Thanks Sobergirl for starting the ring.

Cyzaki has responded to say they have obtained a copy and to skip straight to the next person...

Journal Entry 8 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Friday, December 15, 2006
I have no knowledge of where this book is now.
I hope it hasn't been lost forever.
I will notify the remaining participants of this bookring that the book is MIA.

Journal Entry 9 by pulcherrima from Tommerup Stationsby, Fyns Amt Denmark on Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I have received this book a few days ago, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I'm very glad it had not got lost as Sobergirl first feared.

Journal Entry 10 by pulcherrima from Tommerup Stationsby, Fyns Amt Denmark on Monday, January 22, 2007
I loved this book from the very first to the very last page. I have been extremely busy during the past month, but whenever I had a moment to spare I found this wonderful book and continued to follow Sayuri's life.
I really like her naive tone, and just loved it when she tried to compare sights, persons or events to some sort of nature related image. Her language is extremely rich.
I even found the book very funny from time to time, especially when Sayuri is first introduced to “the eel and the cave”.
After having read the book, I felt really sad because the Geisha world was truly magnificent and in a way it is sad it no longer exists as it did before the world wars. (… yes, you care be so amazed that you tend to forget they many negative sides of the Geisha life.)

I watched the movie about the time it had premiere in the Danish theatres, and I really liked it, and I think the director has been very true to the novel and really dealt with the most important passages.

I’ve PM’ed Bookwormess for her address and will ship the book as soon as I get it.

.... and coincidentally I found the Geisha sweets I loved so much when I was a child in a new sweet shop here in town while reading the book :)

Released 14 yrs ago (1/24/2007 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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To Bookwormess

Journal Entry 12 by bookwormess from Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on Monday, January 29, 2007
Thank you pulcherrima for posting it over and especially for the lovely postcard and Geisha sweets. I just love them, my kind of chocolate. They're Finnish, you know, so I'm very glad you have them in Denmark. :D

Book looks very interesting, but thick and something I'll be going through forever. Hopefully not so that I can return it to Sobergirl soon. It'll be on my list next, I'll notify in this entry when I start it.

EDIT ON 5.2.2007

I've read couple of thick books recently, so I had to read something light and quick in between. I'm starting this one today. :)

Journal Entry 13 by bookwormess from Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on Wednesday, February 07, 2007
This book is so facinating!!! I've read only 37 pages, but I made a decision that I'm going to read this in Finnish. It has so many adjectives describing things and I really want to understand every single detail. As English isn't my first language, there are words I don't understand and that is usually fine. But this book is a story of different world and culture I've never seen, even decades when I wasn't born, and I just want to understand every bit of it. And every bit of how Sayuri feels about exploring the world.

I'm sending it back home to Sobergirl and going to bookstore to buy my Finnish copy of it. Thank you for sharing, I think it's worth reading. :D

Journal Entry 14 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Thursday, February 22, 2007
Thank you everyone for participating in this bookring!

Released 14 yrs ago (2/25/2007 UTC) at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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BC Meetup 25th Feb 07 at Aula Cafe' at 2 pm
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova-museum

Journal Entry 16 by AspenYard from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Have read some Chinese books and find it ok at this point to step a bit towards East, ie. Japan.

Journal Entry 17 by AspenYard from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, June 25, 2007
I just finished reading this story. Wonderful and reliable though completely imaginary as the author says - the load of work the author has done can be sensed in almost each word. "Victorianity" amazed me a bit what comes to "eel, cave" etc. issues. In the end of book, there could have been some more pages telling about "happy days", too. Haven't seen the movie, yet.

EDIT 10.8.2007
As mentioned within pages: Geisha is an artist, education covering traditional Japanese music and dance.

Released 13 yrs ago (8/12/2007 UTC) at Itäharjun Prisma in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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Lukuiloa löytäjälle.

Vapautettu osana Tarnan teatterikesähaastetta

Wishing happy days with this nice book for next reader.
The book has been released as part of Tarna's Theatre -challenge, where released book should somehow relate to theatre/acting + should be released during Tampere Theatre Festival 6-12.8.2007.

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Journal Entry 19 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, September 27, 2010
In Turku: Looking foreward to reading this!

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