Light on Snow
26 journalers for this copy...
This is perhaps one of the best books by Anita Shreve that I have read. From the beginning I was drawn into the mystery of the abandoned baby and how the main character (a 12 year old girl) dealt with finding the child. I was able to read this within a couple of days---quite the achievement considering I have a toddler---mostly because I couldn't put it down!
I am sending this out as a ray! Enjoy! The mailing order (so far):
Wandering-B (Hong Kong)
Elizardbreath (Oregon, USA)
Safely received today, thanks. I was just going to glance at the first page as I picked up the package and opened it in the doorway but I found myself totally engrossed..... 6 pages later I thought I'd better come right through the door and take my coat off.
Beautifully written. Anita Shreve certainly knows how to tug the heart strings. I will look out for more by her.
Sent to Wandering-B on 3rd March.
Just received from the wickedlazy. Will journal again when read. Thanks!
Finished reading - really good book. Your heart breaks for just about everyone in this story and you can envision better futures for all of them.
Mailed off to elizardbreath today, March 13.
Received today! Thank you so much Wandering-B...especially for the wonderful box of chocolates! I was just wishing I had a yummy snack--I have a whole evening to myself!
Just wanted to keep everyone posted...I've had this book a little longer than normal and wanted to let you know that I'm starting it tonight and will be sending it off to brewster13 as soon as I can! :)
Journal Entry 8
Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Released 13 yrs ago (4/25/2007 UTC) at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases
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sent to brewster13
Arrived in the mail today - YAY!! I haven't read Anita Shreve for a long time, hopefully it'll have been worth the wait :-) I'm just finishing off another read, and have a library book to get to, so I may have to put this off for a week or two ... only because I'm last on the list. Then I will figure out what to do with it next ... continue the ray, or bookcross in another way. In any case, I'll keep you posted.
This book sure caught me in it's grips! aiaiaiai I'm a slow reader, but I got through most of it in one night, the rest last night. Very enjoyable read, as I've found Shreve's work to be :-) Thank you for sharing this with me, I'd forgotten how much I like Shreve's writing.
These characters will definitely stick with me for a long, long time. Very moving - especially as I have a 1-year-old (I don't know if this story would've affected me so deeply pre-child). The worry about the baby pneumonia, the absolute devastation Charlotte must've felt when she realized what had happened to her baby. Plus the confusion for Nicky as she navigated pre-adolescence without a mom. Very memorable, very touching.
Thank you once again for sharing. I think I will see if there are more that would like to read this as a ray. If not, I will release in my community.
Sent to starrdust today :-) Regular post - should be there within a couple of weeks. Enjoy!!
This book arrived in the mail today from Brewster13. I'm looking forward to reading it and am glad to be part of this bookray. Just about finished the book I am currently reading so should be able to start in on this one in the upcoming week.
Thanks for continuing this as a bookray, brewster!
Finished reading this one tonight, and I'm so glad I had the chance to read it. I really enjoy Anita Shreve's writing style and she drew me into the story right away. So many of the thoughts & feelings of the main 12-yr-old character are 'down to earth' and realistic ~ fascinating to see how these events unfold through her eyes and the feelings in her heart.
I've sent a pm to chrissyinbloom for her mailing address, so once I receive it this little book will be on its way.
Mailed off to chrissyinbloom today so it should arrive within the next week.
I just got this in the mail today! I am going to start it tonight and send it on its way asap!
I've just got back from the mail room.. its on its way to Belgium!
Awesome book.. read it in 2 days.
I received it this morning. Thank you chrissyinbloom for sending the book to... the heart of Europe and for your nice little note as well.
Anita Shreve will most probably keep me company this weekend!
Very readable! It was my first Anita Shreve and I really enjoyed it. I think I''ll continue with the Pilot''s Wife, which I''ve got through a bookray.
On its way to RubyBlueLady. Happy reading!
Arrived today thank you. Will read it in the next few days.
I''ve read lots by this author and this wouldn''t be one of my favourites, but I did really enjoy it and I''m glad I read it.
Without giving too much away I was shocked to learn how the USA treats people who do what Charlotte did. Here in the UK the Police usually take a much more sympathetic view, their main concern being the health, physically and mentally of the person who would do such a sad thing. I can''t remember anyone being prosecuted for it, especially if they were under-age.
Thanks for sharing this absorbing, page turner of a book. I will now find out the address of the next person and send it on.
Journal Entry 22
on Monday, August 20, 2007
Book arrived with me today.
I have another ring to get through first, and this will be next on my list.
Journal Entry 23
on Friday, September 28, 2007
Really enjoyed this book. I felt as if i personally knew the characters by the time i finished.
Will send this back on its travels once i have the next address.
Thank you for sharing.
This arrived safely yesterday morning. I'm so glad I'm last on the list as I have 3 bookrings to read in front of this so at least I won't be holding anyone up! (I'll keep checking the list though to see if anyone else has been added.)
I very nearly asked to be dropped from this ring (too many others already stacked up waiting to be read!)- how glad am I that I didn't, what a little treasure I would have missed!
As I had a couple of rings to read in front of it, I thought I'd be a while before I got round to this. However, I must have had a reading spurt as I managed to start this on Tuesday night & once I'd picked it up I couldn't put it down.....as I finished it this morning (Thursday)
I loved the way it kept me guessing as to what would happen...would Nicky get the big sister she wanted.....& what would become of Baby Doris.
A really engrossing story, with a final chapter that bought a lump to my throat...(sniff!)
Thank you so much for making this availiable brewster13. I'd best PM you now to find out it's next destination!
As I'm the end of the ray I got to decide what happens to it next!
So I put this book up as a ray-it-forward in the Forum. However, it's been suggested I make it into another bookray...so I've PM'd those who have expressed an interest so far & we'll see how many readers it gets this time round!
So ....welcome to my bookray!
Some brief "rules":
Please journal the book when you receive it.
Please PM the next person on the list for their address soon after receiving it(this will hopefully help prevent holdups later on) If you don't hear from them within a few days, PM them again. If after a few more days you still haven't heard anything, please let me know.
Read the book! Please aim to send on within around 6 weeks (if you need more time just do an entry so we know what's happening) ...& journal it again when you've read it to let us know what you thought of it.
Please journal the date it's posted so we know when the book is travelling again.
Hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did....
I will try to acomodate everyone's shipping preferences, please let me know if there is a problem. List of readers calalilly (UK) purplerosebud (UK) TheDunedan (UK) kiwiinengland(UK) QueenSissi (Portugal) kihli (Greece) onnoManni (Finland) hetku77 (Finland) L1nda (Australia)
(skipped) dabercro (USA)
(skipped) PaulsBooks (USA)
Hi everyone! Just a quick thank you for keeping this book going! I am so happy with all the traveling it's been doing!
OK we've enough readers for another ray, so this book will be setting of on it's travels again shortly...
Update: Posted out November 13th.......happy reading everyone!
This was waitig for me along with several other packages that I'm not allowed to open until December when I went into work yesterday. I've read a few of her books and really enjoyed them so I am looking forward to starting this one.
Another of Anita Shreve's book I've really enjoyed reading. It was a very moving story.
I have now passed this onto Purplerosebud to read.
Thank you for passing this on and sorry for the lateness of my JE. I have one or two rings with me at the moment but I will get on to reading it asap.
Happy New Year to anyone reading this journal!
I really enjoyed reading this book. A moving story which had me hooked from page 1. As it was I read it quickly but if I'd had a day to spare I would have read it from cover to cover so keen was I to find out what happened next..... I loved the characters and the way it was written and in my own mind I've given them lives that go past the last page.
Thank you for sharing. I've PMd the next on list and will send it off as soon as I get the address.
Thank you I received the book through the post this morning.
I finished the book last night. It was the first I've read by this author and found it an enjoyable read.I wanted to know what happened next and so read it quite quickly.I found the characters and story believable and real.
I am waiting for the next person's address and will post it on once I receive it.
I've posted the book to kiwiinengland today. Hope you enjoy the book.
received with thanks...I do like Anita Shreve and am looking forward to reading this.
I like Ms Shreve's style of writing, and how the outdoor environment becomes part of the story. The enforced enclosure in the house due to the snow storm, the crispness of the air. It made great mental images for me.
I'm not sure why the point is made that the main character is writing this as a 30 year old looking back on an event when she is 12. The 12 year old is well written, on the cusp of becoming a teenager but still with childhood ideals...just beginning to see that her father is not always correct.
An enjoyable read. I am awaiting the next person's address.
Posted on fifth April 2008 to next participant
Arrived last week! Thanks!
I am sorry it took me so long to get to this book. yet, once started I couldn't stop reading it. Though I expected more from the end - not an affair but a glimpse that the future would be different, woulf have been enough. thanks!
Sending it forward ASAP.
this well-travelled book just arrived :) I'm glad!
I'll read it as soon as I finish what I'm currently reading,thank you!
I read it in an afternoon-I liked it a lot :)
I know I would prefer a different ending-but that's only the romantic in me...!
thank you for sharing! it was a really pleasant read,a tender one.
getting ready to go to the next on the list...
Journal Entry 43
Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Released 12 yrs ago (7/23/2008 UTC) at Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece
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sending it to Finland :)
I found the book in my mailbox this morning. Thanks!
This was my first book by Anita Shreve. I enjoyed reading it, but not as much as I expected. The narrator is 30 years old Nicky, but in the story she is twelve. Nicky tells a memory of how her father and she were dealing with the grief and carried on after their own tragedy, but what annoyed me was that the character Nicky was so unbelievably mature and the story never returned to the present day in which the narrator is telling the story. I think the story is a little half-finished. Seems like the author just wanted to be done with it. However I’m glad I read this touching story. Thanks for sharing and sending the book!
The book is on it's way to hetku77.
12.8.2008 The book arrived today, thank you onniManni!
25.9.2008 I finished reading the book last night. This was first book I've read by Anita Shreve as well. I got absorbed in the story right away and enjoyed reading it despite the tragic stories that were told in the book. I liked the way Shreve involved tragedy in the past in the current happenings in the story. Like Onnimanni I also would have liked to know what happened in the present day in which the narrator was telling the story.
Both L1nda and dabercro asked to be skipped. The book started its journey to PaulsBooks this morning.
Wow! This is a well-traveled book! I just received it, thank you to all for sharing! I will read it soon!
Oh my, what a tender story. This book really tugged at my heartstrings!
I am wondering where this book will travel next! Thanks for including me in this bookring!
I've pm'd plum-crazy and we'll keep this book traveling!
I will be offering this as another bookring!
2. jmsmom (US only shipping)
3. sweetybeans (OR)
4. kayjay 33 Canada(prefer Canada & US shipping)
5. Bookshark55 (NJ) (Prefer US shipping)
6. icanfly MI (international ok)
7. kirstykat (UK)
8. sharonrocks (UK) (prefer Europe)
This book was hand-delivered last night at 9:00 p.m. I decided to read the first few pages to "catch the flavor" of LIGHT ON SNOW before making an initial journal entry. I was immediately drawn into this touching, intriguing novel, and couldn't put it down again until I'd read the last page at 1:25 a.m!
I thoroughly enjoy Anita Shreve's writing style, and could connect emotionally with the characters and situations she masterfully created in the book.
In one of my favorite parts, twelve-year-old Nicky recalls her father's "lectures," which she's heard so often, she has them numbered and memorized.
I laughed out loud! I, too, had such a parent, and can to this day
recite my mother's lectures on many things. I was moved by advice given on page 200. "You have your whole life in front of you. No, don't look away. Listen to me. There will be consequences whatever you decide. Hard consequences. Things you'll have to live with for the rest of your life. THINK FIRST!"
Thank you for including me in this bookring. LIGHT ON SNOW will be mailed to jmsmom today.
book arrived in todays mail. Thanks so much. I'm reading a book now and this will be next, hopefully sometime in the upoming week.
I too found this book so engrossing that I didn't want to put it down. Unfortunately since I was reading around Thanksgiving, I did have to put it down and do things so it took me a couple days to finish. I have sweetybeans address and will try to get it off to her in the next day or two. Thanks so much for letting me participate.
Journal Entry 53
Cottage Grove, Oregon USA on Friday, November 28, 2008
Released 11 yrs ago (11/28/2008 UTC) at Cottage Grove, Oregon USA
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On its way to Sweetybeans
just received in the post. Will start tonight. thanks for letting me be a part of the ring :)
Great book. My first read by her and I enjoyed it. While a bit predictable, it was still fun to read and because it snowed when I was finishing it up - it was even better.
Pm'ed next person will send as soon as I get an addy...
Thanks for sharing
At last it is my turn. This little book has been traveling for almost two years. I have had it on my wish list almost ever since I first heard of it.
I am part way through a book which I am not enjoying all that much, so will set it aside and get right to this one.
Thanks to all who have sent it along the way until it reached me.
I had barely unwrapped this book before I began reading it. I was immediately enthralled and could hardly put it down. It was such a touching,tender story, with an overlaying feeling of sadness all through it. I could have liked it to end differently ,but realistically this was the best way for it to conclude. A lot left to ones imagination but a few suggestions as to how it could end.
I am waiting for the address for the next in line and then will send it once more on its way.
Journal Entry 58
Langley, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Released 11 yrs ago (2/3/2009 UTC) at Langley, British Columbia Canada
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I had a hard time to find someone to pass this book on to. The next in line after me, asked to be skipped, the next one didn't respond ,so I finally got address for the third one and sent the book off to London,UK today. Sorry for the delay.
Received in the post today from kayjay33 with a lovely postcard!
Thank you kayjay. I will start this as soon as I can so that I can pass it on asap.
Thank you dnsvm for setting this up!!
I couldn't really get into this book as I found the writer took too long to get to the point. I was really disappointed because I have heard so many people recommend this author. It is not really my style, but I am happy to try another book of her's to give her another chance - she must be good, but maybe just not for me??
Will post during the week as soon as I receive Sharonrocks' address.
Thank you for setting this up,dnsvm.
Well hasn't this book done some travelling! Wow!
This has arrived safe and sound in Nottingham, England. Thanks to Kirsty for posting it.
I will get straight into this and then wonder what to do with it next?
DNSVM, if you're reading this, any preferences? I could pop it in a bookbox or try to start another ring? Any thoughts?
Journal Entry 62
OBCZ Philo's Deli in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 16, 2012
Released 7 yrs ago (11/11/2012 UTC) at OBCZ Philo's Deli in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom
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I though it was time the most traveled book I've ever seen went wild! Let's hope it pops up here again from time to time. It's on the bookshelf upstairs at Philo's.