Did the Earth Move?

by Carmen Reid | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0552149489 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jaffacake of Oakham, Rutland United Kingdom on 2/5/2007
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by jaffacake from Oakham, Rutland United Kingdom on Monday, February 05, 2007
Easy reading... good fun.

Journal Entry 2 by jaffacake at by post in Jaycee1972's book box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 05, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (2/7/2007 UTC) at by post in Jaycee1972's book box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 3 by wingraeliz64wing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Taken from Jaycee1972's 2nd bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by wingraeliz64wing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, September 28, 2007
From fantasticfiction -
"Eve Gardiner is a rather cool urban single mum who lives in a small North London flat with her four kids, Denny (22), Tom (20), Anna (9) and Robbie (2). She gardens and does yoga every day to keep herself sane, while holding down a stressful job as a probation officer. She is pretty content and her life is filled with her children, friends, work and occasional casual sex. Then suddenly Tom announces that his 20-year-old girlfriend Deepa is pregnant and that they want to get married, (her family deeply disapprove of the match). And things start to get really complicated when Tom decides to track down his father Dennis (who walked out of their lives when his business collapsed leaving them penniless) and invite him to the wedding. And if that's not enough to put the cat among the pigeons, Eve's alarmingly attractive, much-younger ex-boyfriend Joseph (and father of Anna and Robbie) appears on the scene again and they both begin to wonder whether they did the right thing when they split up..."

I really enjoyed this book - very well written chicklit.

Journal Entry 5 by wingraeliz64wing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 14, 2007
This one is going out as a bookray.
Participants:-

BOKWORMY(Portugal)
JennyC1230(US)
pammykn(US)
deereads(Canada)
Moonwoolf (Portugal)
jacksmum2004 (UK)

Journal Entry 6 by wingraeliz64wing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, October 22, 2007
WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE BOOK please make a journal entry so everyone knows it has safely arrived. Try to read the book within a month if possible, remember there are people waiting to read the book.
WHEN YOU FINISH THE BOOK, make another journal entry telling us what you thought - did you like it? Did you think it was well-written?
CONTINUE THE BOOKRAY by sending a Private Message to the person after you on the bookring list and request their postal address.
END OF THE RAY, If you are the last person on the list either continue the ray, release it into the wild or to another bookcrosser as you see fit.

Journal Entry 7 by wingraeliz64wing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, October 26, 2007
Posted to BOKWORMY today.

Journal Entry 8 by BOKWORMY on Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Thank-YOU raeliz64 for sharing it with me & posting it over :)

Looking forward to reading this. I shall try to be quick but be patient with me since I have a few TBR bookrings.

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Journal Entry 9 by BOKWORMY on Thursday, January 03, 2008
A funny page-turner. An honest novel about a 21st century working mother. Well written, I´ll have to read Three in a Bed :)

Pming next person on the list!

Journal Entry 10 by BOKWORMY at on Monday, January 07, 2008

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On the way to JennyC1230 in the US!

Journal Entry 11 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, January 14, 2008
I got it today! The package was open (the tape had come loose) but the book was inside, undamaged! Hooray! :-) I'm nearly done with the book I am reading now and I will start this one next. I will contact pammykn and get an address.

Journal Entry 12 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Sunday, January 20, 2008
I just finished this book. It was so very good! I loved that the story revolved around the main character named Eve, Evelyn, or Lynnie. Most of the story was told from her point of view, but I also loved the fact that the story was at times told from the point of view of the other central characters. That gave you more information about them. This was my first book by this author, so I will have to read more by her! Great book!

Thank you raeliz64 for sharing your book and to Bokwormy for mailing it to me! :-)

I already have pammykn's address, so I will mail it in a day or so!

Journal Entry 13 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Mailed to pammykn today! USPS Delivery Confirmation #03070020000131414640

Journal Entry 14 by pammykn from Decatur, Alabama USA on Thursday, January 24, 2008
Thanks, rec'd today -- look forward to reading.

Journal Entry 15 by pammykn from Decatur, Alabama USA on Saturday, February 16, 2008
Thanks so much for including me on this ring/ray. I really enjoyed it & will look for more of Reid's books. Mailed off today 02/16/08 to deereads.

02/16/08
TITLE/AUTHOR: DID THE EARTH MOVE? by Carmen Reid
RATING: 4.5/B+
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Fiction/2003/415 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand-ALone
TIME/PLACE: Present/UK
CHARACTERS: Eve/Probation officer
FIRST LINES:Nils. Yes? Nothing. I'm just trying it out.

COMMENTS: 01/24/08 rec via bookcrossing/ring ray. Eve is in her early 40's, has 4 children and is a probation officer. She has 2 sons in their 20's from her 1st marriage and a girl 9 and boy 2 from her ex-boyfriend. Eve married Dennis when she was only 20 and left her studies to become the wife of a up & coming businessman. She lived in a big house w/ all the toys, gourmet foods, designer clothes etc. When her husband lost his business, all their material goods were also reclaimed and Dennis soon took off for a job in Singapore leaving Eve alone w/ the boys. After this abandonment, she had serious trust issues and never wanted to rely on so much "stuff" again. She learned to live simply, a small basement apt, thrift shop clothing, garden grown veggies, etc. She even simplified her name from Evelyn to Eve. She later meets the younger Joseph and has 2 children but despite his many proposals she can never commit. Her second son, 20-yr-old Tom is soon to marry Deepa who is w/ child. The wedding brings varied family members together and gives the almost-grandmother-Eve a chance to take a new look at who and what she values in her life. Found this very entertaining and bit more substance than the title might lead you to believe. The ending left me smiling.

Journal Entry 16 by deereads from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Found in my mailbox when I arrived home from work this evening. Thanks raeliz64 for sharing and pammykn for passing on to me!! Will get to it soon; just in the middle of another book but this one is next.

Journal Entry 17 by deereads from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Saturday, March 01, 2008
Had a rough start with this book...don't know why but I didn't really like how the story was progressing until a bit into it and then....I couldn't put it down. I think it was because I didn't know the characters and I was "in bed" with them right at the beginning!!! LOL....am I a prude? Very feel good ending....and like someone else has mentioned it actually had some substance/life lessons to it.

I have replaced the spine sticker as the other one was hanging off. Contacting Moonwoolf for address.

Later Same Day: Address received and package ready to go!! Enjoy your flight book - wish I could come with LOL!!!

Journal Entry 18 by Moonwoolf from Azambuja, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, April 18, 2008
Arrived today!!! :D I have two books to read before this one, but will not take too long :)
Thanks for sharing and sending.

13-05-2008= This was a great reading; very funny history. Thanks.
I already contacted the next person, but didn't had response until now...

Journal Entry 19 by Moonwoolf at on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Happy travel to jacksmum2004.

Journal Entry 20 by jacksmum2004 from Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 22, 2008
Arrived today! Thanks for passing this on! Funnily enough, I was literally just looking for a book to start on, and this popped through my letterbox!

Thanks again!

Journal Entry 21 by jacksmum2004 from Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Thanks for including me in this bookray!

This is a sweet, easy to read girly book. A bit predictable at times, but quite funny all the same. 7/10

I think i will now offer it on the forums as another ray... fingers crossed :)

Journal Entry 22 by Rosamory from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, September 06, 2008
Taken from the BC meeting.

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Taken to the meetup in The Boathouse pub, Shrewsbury.

Journal Entry 24 by emlar from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, April 04, 2010
Lovely, light chick-lit read. Very enjoyable. Will look out for others by the same author.

Journal Entry 25 by emlar from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, April 24, 2010
Sent via Bookmooch.

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