Blue Shoes and Happiness

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780349117720 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quizgirl of Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 2/7/2007
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by quizgirl from Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The latest offering in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Just as entertaining as the others. To be offered as a bookray. PM if interested.

List of participants (provisional order)

Hawkette Aus ship Intl
eloisamos Brazil ship USA/Canada
chocolatefishy USA ship USA/Canada pref
PaulsBooks USA ship any
Wandering-B Hong Kong ship any
Hetku77 Finland ship europe
jesmondgirl UK ship any
wibba UK
Cross-patch UK ship UK pref (asked to be removed - see journal entry below)
Tregossip UK ship UK/Europe
beekeeper40 UK ship any surface
bluejazzyfish UK ship any
klaradyn South Africa (asked to be removed - see journal entry below)

Journal Entry 2 by Hawkette from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Has arrived with me, with some bush tea to drink while reading! Very cool!

I have been reading these in order, and know that someone has sent me the one before this, which is where I am up to in the series...I hope it arrives before this one reaches the top of my TBR pile (oddly short at the moment!).

Journal Entry 3 by Hawkette from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The book in the series before this one has finally arrived at my place in Ballarat!! Sorry for holding this one up - I will read them both quickly, and have this one on it's way again very soon!!

Journal Entry 4 by quizgirl from Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 14, 2007
I received this message from Cross-patch

Please can you remove me from the list for this ring - I recently won the
BCUK sweepstake, and I was lucky enough to be sent this book as a RABCK.
Thank you for adding me in the first place. Good luck with the progress of
it all.

Congratulations to Cross-patch

Journal Entry 5 by Hawkette from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, May 15, 2007
This may be one of my favourite of the series. More commentary on what's going on in Africa, through subtle hints about the sickness, etc. Cleverly done, I think.

The character set is deepened, as we get to know a little bit more about each of the main characters in this set of books. Very enjoyable read.

Will be sending this off, at last, asap! Thanks for your patience! I am glad that I have read these books in order!

Journal Entry 6 by quizgirl from Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 28, 2007
Received this message from klaradyn

Could you please remove me from the Blue Shoes and Happiness bookray? I saw
a library copy and just couldn't resist it :-)

Journal Entry 7 by Hawkette from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, May 28, 2007
I have finally mailed this one off, to Brazil!

Journal Entry 8 by eloisamos from São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil on Thursday, June 07, 2007
Thank you verry much!!!
I didn´t read all of the previous books yet but think that will just read it without order...
This book is the third on my TBR pile but I will try to read fast!!!
Thank you

Journal Entry 9 by eloisamos from São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil on Wednesday, July 18, 2007
It were verry good!
I loved the simple way that Mma Ramotswe thougt about things of life and the verry true of all of it!
Thank you verry much! And sorry for the long time that I spent with it!
PS:
Sending for chocolatefishy´s address.


7/21 - It is going to USA.

Journal Entry 10 by chocolatefishy from Asheville, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Just received this book! I'm so excited about reading it!

P.S.
What was included with the book? Tea?

Journal Entry 11 by chocolatefishy from Asheville, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
This has not gotten lost here, I promise! I will mail this out by Monday, whether or not I have finished it!

P.S.
Paulsbook received this book a while ago from somewhere else, and wants to be removed from the list.

Journal Entry 12 by wandering-B from Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Thursday, October 25, 2007
Just arrived today (October 25). Just have one more in front of this one. Will get to it shortly! Thanks for sending this one around. Thanks, too, to Chocolatefishy for sending this my way - Asheville is one of my favorite places to visit!

Journal Entry 13 by wandering-B from Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I love Mms Ramotswe, a person of traditional size, and her insights into a contented life. Really quite a few good insights in this fun read.

Hae requested the next address and will mail it out promptly! Thanks quizzgirl for sharing.

Journal Entry 14 by winghetku77wing from Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, November 18, 2007
18.11. I've received this my mail sometime in the end of the week. Thank you, Wandering-B!

11.12. I just finished the book over the lunchbreak. It was great to read again about Mma Ramotswe and all the other familiar characters, I had missed them like old friends :). I don't know what is it about Mma Ramotswe that makes the books so enjoyable to read. I suppose one reason is the easy-going life in Botswana, although some difficulties come across, those get solved and life can go on. McCall Smith's stories work much better in Africa than in Scotland, in my opinion.

I'll mail the book for jesmondgirl tomorrow!

Journal Entry 15 by jesmondgirl from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, December 21, 2007
Another gentle satisfying read in this series. I shall post it on to Wibba.

Wibba wants to be missed out so it is on its way to Tregossip

Journal Entry 16 by Tregossip from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Thursday, January 10, 2008
arrived this morning and thanks one and all

one of the better in this series - thoroughly enjoyed and waiting beekeepers addy to post soon

Journal Entry 17 by Tregossip at -- Controlled release in St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Friday, February 01, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (2/4/2008 UTC) at -- Controlled release in St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom

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on it's travels again

Journal Entry 18 by beekeeper40 from Hoveton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, February 08, 2008
Arrived safely today - thanks!

Have now read and pmed bluejazzyfish twice - will wait and see if they reply again, otherwise it looks like this book is on its way home again.

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