I Capture the Castle

by Dodie Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099845008 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bigcurlyloz of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on 9/4/2006
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by bigcurlyloz from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 04, 2006
" 'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it; the rest of me is on the draining board...'

So begins Cassandra Mortmain's journal: an extraordinary account of life with her equally extraordinary family. First, there is her highly eccentric father. Then there is her sister, Rose - beautiful, vain and bored - and her stepmother, Topaz, an artists's model who likes to commune with nature. Finally there is Stephen, dazzlingly handsome and hopelessly in love with Cassandra. In the cold and crumbling castle which is their home, Cassandra records events with characteristic honesty, as she tries to come to terms with her own feelings. The result is both mervellously funny and genuinely moving." - back cover

An old favourite.

Journal Entry 2 by bigcurlyloz from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 07, 2006
I only joined Bookcrossing in July and have since been amassing books at an alarming rate! I'm not going to have time to read many of them soon, so I'm offering up some of the more popular ones as rings. I'm not going to limit the participants as I've read it!

Participants:
bigcurlyloz
Cross-patch (UK - UK)
candy-is-dandy (UK - anywhere surface)
beekeeper40 (UK - anywhere)
mallary (France - anywhere)
vainilla79 (Spain - Europe)
Elsita (Portugal - anywhere)
Miss-Owl (Australia - anywhere surface)
RaineeRose (US - US)
azuki (US - anywhere surface)
blackadder75 (US - US/Canada)
bartonz (US - anywhere)
RayneQueen (US - anywhere)
Izzles (UK - Europe)<--- book is here
knitnurse (UK - anywhere)
chas04 (UK - UK/Intl)
riverwillow (UK - UK/Intl)
gwendy (US - US)
MyaStone (US - US)
olered(US - Intl)
Alectoness (NZ but in England Nov'06 - Nov '07)

How it works
- PM me to join and state your shipping preferences.
- When I have at least 5 people, I'll post the book to the first person.
- Please journal the book when it arrives and when you've sent it on.
- When you've read it, please PM the next person on the list for their address.
- Bear in mind other people want to read it, so don't put it at the bottom of your TBR pile (6 weeks is a reasonable timeframe imo)!
- The last person on the list is to send it back to me :-)

When I have enough participants I'll sort the order to suit as many people's postage preferences as possible.

Journal Entry 3 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Found in the porch this morning, hidden by the postman behind a sack of potatoes along with a dvd my son had ordered .. so we're both happy now.

Journal Entry 4 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 02, 2006
I finished reading I Capture the Castle this morning. In the 3 months I've been a member of BookCrossing I have been introduced to some amazing books and this one is way up there with the best of them. How Dodi Smith made me accept and grow to love the disfunctional Mortmain family I don't know! Their genteel poverty is worn with good humour and a certain pride and much of the hardship is presented as farce. I'm looking to buy my own copy in the near future. Thank you, bigcurlyloz, sincerely grateful for the introduction.

I contacted candy-is-dandy who has found her own copy, so this parcel will go in the post to beekeepeer40. Happy reading!

3:11:06 posted today.

Journal Entry 5 by beekeeper40 from Hoveton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, November 06, 2006
Received safely today - thank you. One book ring to read before I can start this one.

Journal Entry 6 by beekeeper40 from Hoveton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Sunday, November 26, 2006
I was looking forward to reading this but I am not sure what I expected but unfortunately I got half way through it and couldn't read anymore. Sorry, but it didn't grab me. Sending it on to the next reader.

Released 12 yrs ago (11/27/2006 UTC) at to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, a postal release -- Controlled Releases

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Sending to mallary.

Journal Entry 8 by Mallary from Ginestas, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Monday, December 04, 2006
Received today, many thanks. I've just finished a book so I will start this straight away.

Journal Entry 9 by Mallary from Ginestas, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I really, really enjoyed this book and I was sad when it ended.
If I can, I'd like to see the DVD film based on the book, starring Romola Garai.
Thanks for the opportunity to read it, it is now parcelled up and ready to go off to vainilla79 in Spain.

Journal Entry 10 by Mallary from Ginestas, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Posted to vainilla79 in Spain, sorry for the delay.
Hope you enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 11 by vainilla79 from Pinto, Madrid Spain on Monday, January 15, 2007
Hello!
I received the book today, I will read it as soon as possible!
Take care!

Journal Entry 12 by vainilla79 from Pinto, Madrid Spain on Sunday, February 18, 2007
I really, really enjoyed this book, it was a very sweet story!:)
Now, time to contact the following fellow bookcrosser!!

Journal Entry 13 by vainilla79 from Pinto, Madrid Spain on Monday, March 12, 2007
I just came back from the Post Office. Finally, the book is on its way to Portugal:)
Have a nice reading, Elsita!

Journal Entry 14 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Thursday, March 22, 2007
It's with me! Thanks!

Journal Entry 15 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I always meant to read this book because, one day, I found a reference to it that enchanted me.
The book is a very good reading, let our imagination flows.
Thanks for sharing, bigcurlyloz!
Going to the next reader...

Journal Entry 16 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Miss-Owl and RayneQueen asked to be skipped, so it's going to azuki as soon as I get the adress.

Journal Entry 17 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Thanks it has arrived. As I will be travelling for a few weeks, I will start reading it when I come back.

Journal Entry 18 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I really enjoy the tale. I guess because Cassandra refers to themselves as Jane Austen girls, I couldn't help feeling the story a bit Austenish. It's a lovely story, although totally not what I expect from an author whose frame is 101 Dalmatians.
Sending off to blackadder75. Sorry for the hold up as I didn't get to read it while I was out of town.

Journal Entry 19 by blackadder75 from Lebanon, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Got this book in today's mail. I have one other bookray before I can read this.

Journal Entry 20 by blackadder75 from Lebanon, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, August 04, 2007
I enjoyed this book. Lots of twists and turns to this love triangle of a story. I didn''t think the ending was very believable, it was just to happy ending to a story that played with the characters emotions. I will be send the book out to bartonz warly next week.

Journal Entry 21 by wingbartonzwing from Bellevue, Washington USA on Thursday, August 16, 2007
It''s here and I look forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 22 by wingbartonzwing from Bellevue, Washington USA on Thursday, December 13, 2007
Thanks for this book! Sent to RayneQueen

Journal Entry 23 by RayneQueen from Binghamton, New York USA on Friday, December 21, 2007
Arrived today, thanks! I'll start reading soon.

Journal Entry 24 by RayneQueen from Binghamton, New York USA on Friday, January 04, 2008
I enjoyed reading it, but didn't love it. The perspective was interesting, anyway.

Journal Entry 25 by RayneQueen from Binghamton, New York USA on Monday, January 07, 2008
Mailing to Izzles today.

Journal Entry 26 by Izzles from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 21, 2008
Just heard the unmistakable thud as the postman delivered a book through my door and ran down to find this!


Journal Entry 27 by Izzles from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 17, 2008
I really enjoyed the first half of this book but my attention drifted a little towards the end. I only wish I had read it when I was younger as I'm sure it would have made a bigger impression.

Just waiting to hear back from knitnurse and the book will be on its way.

UPDATE - I haven't heard back from knitnurse and chas04 now has their own copy so I shall have to make my way further down the list!

Journal Entry 28 by Izzles at Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 02, 2014
So this was a bookcrossing ring which hit a snag and died (either no response from others on the list or they didn't want it anymore). It has been collecting dust on my shelf ever since so think it's about time I sent it on it's way...

Journal Entry 29 by Izzles at -- Controlled Release in Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 02, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (2/3/2014 UTC) at -- Controlled Release in Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom

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Going to leave at the gym.

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