Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency )

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1400031354 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jaenelle of Orlando, Florida USA on 2/17/2007
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by jaenelle from Orlando, Florida USA on Saturday, February 17, 2007
I bought the first 5 books of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series with the Barnes & Noble gift card Vince's parents gave me for Christmas.

Journal Entry 2 by jaenelle from Orlando, Florida USA on Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Off to Idaho, via a RABCK!

Journal Entry 3 by ciloma from Spirit Lake, Idaho USA on Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This one came in the mail today. THANX A BUNCH!!

Journal Entry 4 by ciloma from Spirit Lake, Idaho USA on Sunday, March 22, 2009
reserved for chamonix44

Journal Entry 5 by ciloma from Spirit Lake, Idaho USA on Thursday, April 16, 2009
I finished this one several days ago and just realized I had not logged it - yet another book that almost slipped through the cracks of my disorganization. Dang. I like this series. It is plainly written and the author crams a lot of stuff into his books without a lot of other fluff. Precious is just that - Precious.

Journal Entry 6 by ciloma at Spirit Lake, Idaho -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 16, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (4/16/2009 UTC) at Spirit Lake, Idaho -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to chamonix44 in The Netherlands as part of a trade.

Journal Entry 7 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, April 25, 2009
The book arrived by post yesterday, and when I opened the envelope I was so surprised with what came out of it.....not only the book but a lovely novelty pen, postcards from where ciloma lives, an IDAHO pin/badge on a lovely card with a friendly message inside the card, and a dreamcatcher! I felt like it was my birthday! Thank you so much ciloma! I know I will enjoy reading this book. It has gone in my pile of TBR books, and I can hardly wait to get to it!

Journal Entry 8 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I am afraid I forgot to journal this great book after I read it last year, but all hope is not yet lost!!! I am about to start reading this book again. I have a friend who wishes to read it soon, and so I thought I would read it one more time before passing it on to her.

Amazon Editorial Review: THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, McCall Smith's second book, takes us further into this world as we follow Mama Ramotswe into more daring situations ...Among her cases this time are wayward wives, unscrupulous maids, and the challenge to resolve a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Indeed, Mma Ramotswe's own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma's secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales. * TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE was selected as one of the GUARDIAN's top ten 'Fiction Paperbacks of the Year, 2000

Journal Entry 9 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, September 04, 2010
Great book. I loved all the little stories over Mma Ramotswe's cases and the simpleness of the characters and their simple conversations etc. I love this author and the way he writes! What a lovely ending this book had about the tears of the giraffe. I rate this book with 10 stars.

Journal Entry 10 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (10/7/2010 UTC) at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands

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I am passing this book on to my friend Pam who is reading this series. She is not a member of bookcrossing at this present time. I am hoping she will leave a journal entry here. Pam will return the book to me after reading because I have someone else waiting for it, (motherof11 in Dalfsen).

By the way Pam, thanks for leaving a journal entry on the last book . It adds to the history of these nice little books.

Journal Entry 11 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tears of the Giraffe (No.1 Ladies Detective Agency) was, as always fun and easy reading, I hope the next reader enjoys it too. Thanks Nicole for passing the book along.

Journal Entry 12 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, January 27, 2011
On this bright, sunny, but bitterly cold day, I met my friend Pam for lunch in Almelo shopping centre. She gave this book back to me. Next week she goes on a two month holiday back to her homeland of New Zealand. So I won't see her again until April. I had planned on taking a photo of Pam giving the book back to me, but I forgot, and now all you will get here is a photo of my milky coffee that I had! (Notice that they didn't even fill my coffee to the top of the cup, yet it cost me €2.30!!)
This book will soon be travelling to motherof11 in Dalfsen, via her daughter. I just have to get that arranged now!




Journal Entry 13 by wingchamonix44wing at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (3/23/2011 UTC) at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands

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I am passing this book on to motherof11, (via her daughter). It's a great book....so.....ENJOY!

This book was released as part of the following challenge in the Release Challenges forum:
"Keep Them Moving 2011 Release Challenge January - April"

Journal Entry 14 by wingmotherof11wing at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Sunday, March 27, 2011
Picked this book up from my daughter. Thanks very much, chamonix44!!! I love Alexander MCCall Smith's books, and I haven't read this one yet. I know I'm going to enjoy it!

Journal Entry 15 by wingmotherof11wing at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Another great book about Mma Ramotswe! A wonderful person! I enjoyed this book very much! Thanks for sharing, chamonix44!

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