The Mother-in-law

by Eve Makis | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552773247 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingReetPetitewing of Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on 11/26/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingReetPetitewing from Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 26, 2006
Synopsis
You can choose your friends but you can't choose your mother-in-law. Electra and Adam are living proof that opposites attract. Electra is warm, passionate and creative. She wants to have a baby. Adam is calm, reasonable and very English. He doesn't. Enter the mother-in-law...Cold, critical and snobbish, she disapproves of her son's marriage. And then she moves in with them. Will their relationship survive? This work is a darkly funny, insightful and cautionary tale that will make you question where your loyalties lie.

This is a signed book from the Birmingham talk on November 25th.

Journal Entry 2 by wingReetPetitewing from Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 24, 2008
Really enjoyed this book. It was funny and believable. I expected Alvaro to be diagnosed with autism but that didn't happen. He was entertaining anyway with his Elvis fixation.

Journal Entry 3 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 06, 2008
Thanks for bringing this book along ReetPetite, I'll read it then pass it on to waderwoman. Lovely to see you, hope you got home safe, and have a great Christmas!

Journal Entry 4 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thanks for passing this book on reetpetite, I really enjoyed it - will be popping it in waderwoman's stocking!

Journal Entry 5 by house-elfdobby at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 21, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (12/24/2008 UTC) at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Popping this one into waderwoman's Christmas stocking so I don't forget to give it to her! And so it won't disappear into the black hole (my house) this Christmas!

Journal Entry 6 by waderwoman on Thursday, December 25, 2008
wow! Another lovely find in my scrummy stocking!
Ta muchly HED!

Journal Entry 7 by waderwoman at on Friday, November 19, 2010
Great fun!
I didnt realise I still had this so I will hopefully be taking along to the meet up tomorrow> If no one takes it I shall bring it home again rather than have it languish on the shelf.

Journal Entry 8 by waderwoman at on Saturday, November 20, 2010

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If you are reading this then you have found me!
Please do a journal entry-Thanks xx
Taken to the meetup-hopefully it will be rescued!
#10 The The release

Journal Entry 9 by garibaldisghost at on Sunday, November 21, 2010
Picked up from the rather jolly meet-up in Nottingham.

Journal Entry 10 by garibaldisghost at on Saturday, February 19, 2011

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I rather enjoyed this book - not my usual genre admittedly but there were some tender and genuinely thought-provoking issues dealt with.

I've learnt something about Northern Cyprus and discovered a new author, all-in-all a great book.

I'm taking this to the meet-up and if no-one fancies it, I'll leave it on the bookshelf.

Journal Entry 11 by kittiwake at on Saturday, February 19, 2011
I was glad to see this book at the meet-up because the author is going to be doing a talk at the BookCrossing Unconvention in September, and I wanted to read something by her before then.

Journal Entry 12 by kittiwake at on Saturday, March 19, 2011
If he weren't obsessed about Elvis, he'd be obsessing about something else. At last Elvis is a positive role model. I obsess about him myself sometimes, dressed in that black leather jumpsuit.
'Positive role model? Heavy drinker, pill-popper, philanderer?'
'We all have our foibles, Lydia. If Elvis drank stinky green tea and went to bed at eleven-thirty, do you think he would have been a rock and roll legend?'


Electra, the daughter-in-law, is a warm and vibrant woman, and a night-owl who uses eleven-thirty as an example of an early bedtime, but I didn't really warm to her, her husband Adam, or their family and friends, or care about their problems. Electra'a best friend Lydia, with her inadequate mothering style and bratty son, was especially annoying.

Journal Entry 13 by kittiwake at on Saturday, March 19, 2011

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At today's BookCrossing meet-up.

Journal Entry 14 by chocdrop at on Saturday, March 19, 2011
Picked up at todays meet up.

Journal Entry 15 by chocdrop at on Saturday, April 16, 2011
I enjoyed this book, despite the fact that none of the characters are very likeable.

I'm glad that I have read it before I see Eve Makis speak at the Unconvention in September.

Journal Entry 16 by chocdrop at on Saturday, April 16, 2011

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Taking to the Nottingham meet-up. If no one wants it, I will bring it back and offer as a RABCK for Uncon attendees.

Journal Entry 17 by chocdrop at on Saturday, April 16, 2011
Nobody picked the book up, so I have brought it back with me.

Journal Entry 18 by chocdrop at ~ An Exchange!, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Monday, April 18, 2011

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I offered this book as a RABCK for anyone attending the Uncon in September.

Foxyfiona1986 was the first to respond, so the book is on its way to Swindon.

Journal Entry 19 by foxyfiona1986 at Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 21, 2011
Thank you ChocDrop can't wait to read this book I do have loads in my TBR pile but I definitely promise it will get read and review it before the UNCON.

Journal Entry 20 by foxyfiona1986 at Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 08, 2011
I sadly didn't get into this book. I read about 50 or so pages and gave up. I think she is a good writer but a bit slow going and way way too descriptive. Just not a book for me sadly.

Journal Entry 21 by foxyfiona1986 at Benito Juárez, Distrito Federal Mexico on Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Hope you enjoy this book.

Journal Entry 22 by foxyfiona1986 at Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This book has been returned after travelling the globe as although I paid the right postage amount. But I guess the address was wrong. I am still on the hunt for the book crosser. Although I don't think I will be able too work it out. So this book will most likely go to the Nottingham book crossing event in September.

Released 7 yrs ago (9/24/2011 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Hope you enjoy this book who ever gets lucky!

Journal Entry 24 by pollyoliver at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 29, 2011
collected at BCUK Nottingham unconvention 2011 - Was very pleased to get this as had just listened to Eve Makis - it may have finished travelling.

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