All the Nice Girls

Registered by Sherlockfan of Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 2/14/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
One book from a generous donation by Arty Bees Books for the 4th NZ BookCrossing Convention.

Arty Bees has also given gift vouchers, bookmarks with a wee map showing the location of their two mid-city book shops, and will allow 10% discount on 2nd-hand books.

Please checkout their web site to find favourite authors and fun ideas: - www.ARTYBEES.co.nz

Journal Entry 2 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, February 19, 2007
Found in my goody bag. How generous of Arty Bees to give us books plus vouchers and a discount! I just wish I'd had more time to browse through their shop - I did find a treasure there in the short time I had, though.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, May 07, 2007
Seriously average. The story of a "navy wife" living in Auckland in the 1970s (? I think - there wasn't a very strong sense of time to the story (and I don't mean by this that the story was timeless, but that the author just didn't do a good job of conveying the period)) who has an affair with her husband's superior officer. It could have been quite good, but unfortunately it wasn't - the story wandered around and progressed in fits and starts, and the overall impression I was left with was of vagueness.

I've read one other book by Barbara Anderson, Long Hot Summer, and looking back at the journal entry I made on it, I see I was equally unsatisfied (and I notice I made a similar comment about her lack of ability to fix a period).

I think Anderson just made it to my "authors to avoid" list.

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