I Capture the Castle
11 journalers for this copy...
" '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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Received safely today - thank you. One book ring to read before I can start this one.
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.
Journal Entry 7
to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, a postal release -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, November 26, 2006
Released 12 yrs ago (11/27/2006 UTC) at to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, a postal release -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sending to mallary.
Received today, many thanks. I've just finished a book so I will start this straight away.
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.
Posted to vainilla79 in Spain, sorry for the delay.
Hope you enjoy the book!
I received the book today, I will read it as soon as possible!
I really, really enjoyed this book, it was a very sweet story!:)
Now, time to contact the following fellow bookcrosser!!
I just came back from the Post Office. Finally, the book is on its way to Portugal:)
Have a nice reading, Elsita!
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...
Miss-Owl and RayneQueen asked to be skipped, so it's going to azuki as soon as I get the adress.
Thanks it has arrived. As I will be travelling for a few weeks, I will start reading it when I come back.
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.
Got this book in today's mail. I have one other bookray before I can read this.
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.
It''s here and I look forward to reading it!
Thanks for this book! Sent to RayneQueen
Arrived today, thanks! I'll start reading soon.
I enjoyed reading it, but didn't love it. The perspective was interesting, anyway.
Just heard the unmistakable thud as the postman delivered a book through my door and ran down to find this!
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
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
-- 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
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Going to leave at the gym.