The Tuesday Erotica Club

by Lisa Beth Kovetz | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 140220664x Global Overview for this book
Registered by BethanieKay of Fort Worth, Texas USA on 3/6/2007
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21 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BethanieKay from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Tuesday, March 06, 2007
From Booklist.com:

What started out as a literary club composed of 40 law-firm employees who met at lunchtime to share their attempts at writing has devolved into four women who write erotica.

Aimee created the group to take her mind off the fact that she's pregnant and her husband is increasingly absent. Lux, a young secretary working her way out of her degenerate neighborhood, uses the club as a way to learn from the other women. Brooke attends in support of her friend Aimee, works part-time at the firm, paints, and has had the same boyfriend for 20 years. At 50, Margot is successful but realizes that she has no female friends.

Four very different women, who at first seem to have nothing in common, grow closer as each week passes--not that their relationships don't have problems--but therein lies the fun of reading Kovetz's sometimes raunchy but always entertaining account of four strong characters who become friends and, in the end, much more.

Journal Entry 2 by BethanieKay from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Tuesday, March 06, 2007
I admit, I bought this book because of the intriguing title! I read the book in one day, and found it to be a fun and interesting story about four very different women who find friendship and common interest in the most unlikely place. Fair warning; Some parts of the book can be pretty racy, but I'm sure some of my fellow bookcrossers out there will appreciate it as much as I did! ;)

I want to send this book on a small INTL bookring, so will post on the forum and see who wants to play!

Journal Entry 3 by BethanieKay from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Thursday, March 08, 2007
Updated 24MAY09
After being lost in the mail for 3 months, I have a replacement copy of the book (see journal entry below!) and now this bookring is rolling again! I am going to route this book based on logical geography and everyone's shipping preferences:

1. book-man-8 (Bochum, Germany)
2. okyrhoe (Athens, Greece)
3. princess1984 (Ontario, Canada)
4. spoiledrotten (New Jersey, US)
5. awakeagain (New Jersey, US)
6. BunnyLady (Wisconsin, US)
7. JennyC1230 (Georgia, US)
8. NMReader (New Mexico, US)
9. Bluestocking88 (Washington, US)
10. Fig1178 (California, US)
11. liviacaesar (Illinois or California - PM for current addy!) [Asked to be removed]
12. Minerva101 (Alberta, Canada)[Asked to be skipped]
13. jjlanes (New South Wales, Australia)[Asked to be skipped]
14. fairy-whispers (Queensland, Australia)
15. penelopewanders (Switzerland)
16. nikel27 (Hessen, Germany)
17. valentina1209 (New York, US))[Asked to be skipped]
18. surmisez (Massachusetts, US)
19. RCLoriH (South Dakota, US)
20. phylwil (Texas, US)
21. Moody-Blue (Texas, US)
22. turbostitcher (Texas, US)
23. valentina1209 (New York, US))[Was skipped earlier ... added in again]
back to me --> BethanieKay (Texas, US) ---> Book is back home with me now!


Please check this journal to verify the next person you will be sending the book to, and also please remember to make a journal entry to tell me when you received the book, what you thought of the book after you read it, and when you sent it to the next person in the ring. Thanks in advance!

Enjoy, and thanks for Spreading the Word!!

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The Bookring begins today! I sent this book to book-man-8 in Germany today via USPS Air Mail. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Just got the book out of the mailbox.
This was really fast! Probably it flew "American Airlines"...
;-)
Thanks Bethaniekay for sending it!

Journal Entry 6 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, March 16, 2007
Well, this was truly a funny and entertaining book! I just zipped through in a few hours. The characters are fun, the story seems sometimes a little bit far fetched - but possible nearer to reality than we might imagine... And unfortunately, I think, we all do not have an "auntie Who-ah"... The sentence I loved most? "Well, Mom. I was masturbating, but then I realized that what I really want most is lasagna."

Journal Entry 7 by book-man-8 at on Monday, March 19, 2007

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This one is off to okyrhoe in Greece. Have fun!

Journal Entry 8 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Friday, March 23, 2007
Arrived in my mailbox today. Thanks BethanieKay for including me in the bookring and book-man-8 for posting the book to me!

Journal Entry 9 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
It was a quick and pleasant read, but I didn't find the book that humorous, overall. Maybe because the storyline of Aimee's pregnancy was too 'heavy' in comparison to the farcical situations of the other characters. I wish there was more narrative tension between the women's fictional alters and their 'real' life situations, such as the one between 'Atlanta Jane' and her creator, Margot.

Journal Entry 10 by princess1984 from Arnprior, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Got this in the mail yesterday.
will start ASAP, though to be honest, I am 1/2 way through a book, and have 2 more ahead of this on...so it might be a week or so before I get to it.

Will send on as soon as I am done though!!

Journal Entry 11 by princess1984 from Arnprior, Ontario Canada on Friday, June 08, 2007
I just finished this last night.
Sorry it took so long, but things came up, and they had to be dealt with first.
I really enjoyed this book, and seeing as I have no found myself 10 weeks pregnant (11 weeks tomorrow!!), I found it a very interesting read - I even cried at the end, but that could just be though preggy hormones!!
I already have spoiledrotten's address, and will send it to her by Friday next week.

Journal Entry 12 by princess1984 at --Controlled Release in Pembroke, Ontario Canada on Friday, June 08, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (6/15/2007 UTC) at --Controlled Release in Pembroke, Ontario Canada

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Mailing to spoiledrotten - next in line.
Enjoy. All packaged up and ready to go, just waiting for the next trip to the post office!

Journal Entry 13 by BethanieKay from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Monday, September 10, 2007
Well, the bad news is that this book has been in the hands of the postal system for 3 months now, so I think it's safe to say that it's lost in the mail :(

The good news, however, is that the author of this book, Lisa Beth Kovetz is not only way cool, but she has "saved" this bookring! She saw my post on the forum in which I asked if any other Bookcrossers had a copy of this book to loan/give me so I could continue the ring ... and she actually personally contacted me to advise me she was sending me a signed copy of the book! How cool is that???

So, with the signed book now in hand, I am starting this ring anew, and will send it to spoiledrotten right away. I'm also going to post on the forum to see if anyone else wants to join. After all, with an author that cool, we owe it to her to spread the word and allow some more readers to experience her first book!

Thanks again, Lisa Beth!


Mailed book to spoiledrotten in New Jersey on Tues 11SEP07 ... Happy Journeys, little book!

Journal Entry 14 by spoiledrotten from Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Thursday, September 13, 2007
Hooray!!! The autographed copy arrived safe and sound today. Will read and journal again as soon as I am done with my current book. Thanks soooo much Bethany for going above and beyond to keep this ring going!

Journal Entry 15 by spoiledrotten from Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Sunday, September 23, 2007
Just finished this book. I found it to be a very quick and entertaining read. Thanks so much again Bethanie and a big "Thank You" to Lisa Beth for her generosity in allowing this ring to continue. I am looking forward to reading more by this author. The book will be placed in the mail to awakeagain either Tuesday or Wednesday!

09/25/07 Mailed out today to awakeagain. Enjoy!!

Journal Entry 16 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Thursday, September 27, 2007
Rec'd this bookring today; PMing BunnyLady for her address.

Journal Entry 17 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Saturday, September 29, 2007
A terrific fast-reading story. I'd love to find a group like this. The writing club quickly gets left behind for real life but part of it is always a background for these four women from different worlds. Isn't it funny, though, how in books like this, women-bonding books, one of them has a baby? Perhaps that's a reminder of one of woman's primary identities: the bearer of new life.

Thank you to bethaniekay and well as the author for sharing this wonderful book. Mailing to BunnyLady 10/1/07.

Journal Entry 18 by BunnyLady from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Just got the mail and look what's here! I'll get right to this as soon as I'm done with my current read.

Released 12 yrs ago (10/22/2007 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Meet-up, Rabck in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin USA

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Sending this ring off to the next reader.

Journal Entry 20 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Saturday, October 27, 2007

I received this book in today's mail. I am going to read this after the book I am reading now. Thanks BethaineKay for sharing your book and BunnyLady for sending to me!


Journal Entry 21 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, October 31, 2007
This book was good. The women were all so different and yet they were able to form a bond with each other. I liked that part of it was funny and part of it was poignant. That's what life is like, sometimes.

Thanks for sharing your book BethanieKay and thanks to BunnyLady for sending it to me. I have NMReader's address and will be mailing it in a couple of days!



Journal Entry 22 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, November 02, 2007
Sent to NMReader today via Media Mail.
Delivery Confirmation #03071790000411914760

Journal Entry 23 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Arrived today. Added to mount TBR will start soon

Journal Entry 24 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, December 03, 2007
Chic lit.

This is the story of 4 women and the men they love. At times sad - at times funny - at times depressing but always entertaining.

I enjoyed the book and am glad I got to read it. I signed up for the title and was impressed by the story.

Journal Entry 25 by NMReader at Post Office in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (12/5/2007 UTC) at Post Office in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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I mailed over my lunch today.

Thanks for letting me participate.

Journal Entry 26 by Bluestocking88 from -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Washington USA on Monday, December 10, 2007
Arrived safely today, I have a few books ahead of it but am making my reading stack a priority now that Christmas cards and shopping are done.

Journal Entry 27 by Bluestocking88 from -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Washington USA on Friday, December 28, 2007
I read most of this on the flight between Portland and Houston, Tx on the way to visit my husband's family. I finished it very late the other night and felt it was well worth the missed sleep.

A very fun book to read, the erotic passages were amusing and fun diversions. I liked the character development and the evolving friendships between the women despite their huge differences in age and lifestyles.

I have fig1178's address and will be mailing this out from Houston in tomorrow's mail. Thank you for sharing and adding me to this ring.

Journal Entry 28 by Fig1178 from Walnut Creek, California USA on Friday, January 04, 2008
Received in the mail today; will read it as soon as I'm done with the book I'm currently reading and then send it off to the next person!

Journal Entry 29 by Fig1178 from Walnut Creek, California USA on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I should be able to mail this out to the next person later this week so I've sent the next person (liviacaesar) a private message asking for her address.

Journal Entry 30 by Fig1178 from Walnut Creek, California USA on Wednesday, January 30, 2008
liviacaesar has asked to be skipped, so I was going to pm the next person on the list (Minerva101) to get her address...but noticed she has posted a message asking to be removed from bookrings right now. So, I am going to contact the next person to get their address.

Journal Entry 31 by Fig1178 from Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, January 31, 2008
The Bookring Saga continues...:) jjlanes has asked to be skipped as well, so I've pm'ed fairy-whispers and have my fingers crossed.

Journal Entry 32 by Fig1178 from Walnut Creek, California USA on Wednesday, February 27, 2008
What a fun read...just what I needed. It is finally off to fairy-whispers in Australia (sent yesterday). There is no media mail anymore to Australia, per my post office, so it was sent first class air mail. Fairy-whispers should have it within 1 to 2 weeks. Thanks for letting me be a part of this bookring.

Journal Entry 33 by seldombites from Cambridge Park, New South Wales Australia on Friday, March 07, 2008
How exciting! I completely forgot I was getting this until it arrived today in the mail. Thank you Fig1178!

Journal Entry 34 by seldombites from Cambridge Park, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, March 20, 2008
This is not the kind of book I usually read, but I was intrigued by the title so I decided to give it a go. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Very little time was spent on the actual stories in the writing club. Much more time was devoted to the lives and motivations of these four women. As with real life, each of these women came from different backgrounds and different life experiences, but they managed to bypass these differences and overcome hostilities and prejudices to form the lasting bond that is sisterhood.

I was warned this book might be a little racy and I suppose, if one isn't used to such things that might be true. However, as a person who enjoyed the 'Lucky' books and who counts Earth's Children among her all time favourite literature, I found the 'racy' bits quite tame. I did get a few laughs, though, and that's always a plus in a book. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a light but meaningful read.

I have emailed jjlanes to see if she wants the book while it is in Australia.

Journal Entry 35 by seldombites from Cambridge Park, New South Wales Australia on Monday, April 07, 2008
I've had no response from jjlanes, so it's off to penelopewanders tomorrow!

Journal Entry 36 by seldombites at Aussie Post in Snail Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 10, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (4/9/2008 UTC) at Aussie Post in Snail Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Ultimate Challenge 2008 - No Theme

I posted this today to penelopewanders. I sent it sea mail, so it will take 1-3 months. Sorry for the time frame, but airmail from Australia costs more than the actual book!

Journal Entry 37 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The autographed copy has made it to the Alps - such a nice resolution to the lost book syndrome! Seems like we should find some way of letting the author journal in, so she can read all the reactions. Anyway, aside from end of school year reports etc, I have two other rings in front of this, so I hope to get to it quickly. Otherwise it may sit pretty in the Swiss alps until I return early August - don't think I'd want to take a ring, especially an autographed copy, on the journey I have planned for July! I hope that's all right?

Journal Entry 38 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
oops.. I forgot to say thank you for the very cool stickers, card and bookmark from Queensland!

Journal Entry 39 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Sunday, July 06, 2008
Ended up reading this more quickly than expected. It took me a bit of time to get into it, which I find is often the case with books which do a sort of collage of the characters (this is the second or third of this type I've read - Dirty Girls Social Club, for example). For me it became especially interesting when Lux meets Bill, maybe because I felt that in a quirky way they were the least conventional characters. I enjoyed reading this - thanks so much for making it available. In between packing for my trip I'll try to make it to the post office; if I don't this will travel further first thing when I get back.

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Haven't packed yet, but did manage to get this to the post office. Thanks for making it available! All the best for a great summer everyone.

Journal Entry 41 by nikel27 from -- Irgendwo / Somewhere --, Hessen Germany on Monday, July 21, 2008
arrived safe at my house, I will start reading right away.

update:
Finally I was able to finish the book, was very hard for me to get into the book.

Asked for the next members address
valentina1209 (New York, US) wants to be skipped at the moment
surmisez (Massachusetts, US)

Journal Entry 42 by nikel27 at Book Ring, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, August 10, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (8/11/2008 UTC) at Book Ring, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases

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thanks for sharing with me this book

Journal Entry 43 by surmisez from Worcester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, September 15, 2008
I received this in mail on Saturday. I read the back cover, was very intrigued, and was just going to read the first few pages. Well, I finished the book and really, really liked it.

My favorite character is Lux. I loved that she was pulling herself up by her own bootstraps to make her way in life. I would have loved to read more about her and how she was recreating herself.

I hated Aimee. What a witch!

Brooke and Margot were the perfect foil for Lux and Aimee.

I would really like to author to revisit these characters and tell us more about all of them. I'd be interested to see where they all end up.

Thank you, BethanieKay, for another great book!

I have PM'd RCLoriH to see whether the address listed on RABCK.com is current (hasn't been updated in over a year). Once I've confirmed, I'll get this book moving.

Journal Entry 44 by surmisez at Rapid City, South Dakota USA on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (9/18/2008 UTC) at Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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Mailing to RCLoriH, next in line for the BookRing.

Journal Entry 45 by RCLoriH from Rapid City, South Dakota USA on Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Looking forward to reading - Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 46 by RCLoriH at By Mail, Book Ring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, November 23, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (11/24/2008 UTC) at By Mail, Book Ring -- Controlled Releases

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A light, fun read. I enjoyed the book on the whole, but thought that Amy & Lux's reconcilliation was a little to easy at the end.

Thank you to BethanieKay for organizing another great BookRing and for being understanding when this book has been at my house for way too long!

Sending to phylwil - hope you enjoy!

Journal Entry 47 by phylwil from Longview, Texas USA on Friday, December 05, 2008
Got this in the mail. Thanks, RCLoriH for sending it, and BethanieKay for making it available.

Journal Entry 48 by phylwil from Longview, Texas USA on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This book was enjoyable, funny, and touching. I wish I had such good friends. I have sent it on to moodyblue, the next in line.

Journal Entry 49 by wingMoody-Bluewing from Montrose, Colorado USA on Thursday, December 18, 2008
It seems like I've been waiting forever to get this book, but it's actually moving quite fast for a ring, isn't it? And it's been around the world, lucky little book! Thanks to everyone for being so consciencious!

Journal Entry 50 by wingMoody-Bluewing from Montrose, Colorado USA on Friday, December 26, 2008
I liked it -- really got into the characters. A few other thoughts:

A random cast of wildly different women that I'd guess were based on ladies the author knows personally. It's like a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction sort of thing.

Toward the end, the sunshine highlighing a golf trophy makes me wonder if Bill's mother was lying to him...

The best baby-birthing scene I've ever read.

Journal Entry 51 by turbostitcher from Arlington, Texas USA on Friday, January 02, 2009
Received in today's mail from Moody-Blue. Thanks for the lovely bookmark to go with it!

Journal Entry 52 by turbostitcher from Arlington, Texas USA on Friday, January 16, 2009
I started reading this last night.

February 27, 2009--I think I need to swear off of BookRings! I always seem to get bogged down on them! I really need to finish this one and get it mailed off.

February 28, 2009--Once I got into this again, I found myself fascinated by the relationships between the characters. I hoping to finish reading this today and have it ready to go, either to another reader or back to BethanieKay.

I just finished reading and got a PM from Valentina1209, who was skipped earlier in the ring, so the book will be off to her as soon as I can get it to the PO.

Journal Entry 53 by turbostitcher from Arlington, Texas USA on Saturday, February 28, 2009
This one took a while to catch my interest, but then I couldn't wait to finish it! It was especially fascinating to watch Lux mature and grow so quickly.

Journal Entry 54 by turbostitcher at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 28, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (2/28/2009 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed to valentina1209, who was skipped earlier. Happy travels, little book!

Journal Entry 55 by valentina1209 from Bethpage, New York USA on Tuesday, March 03, 2009
book arrived safely in NY today! Will read ASAP


Kudos to the author for writing a story of female bonding that had the power to draw me in and make me feel a part of the circle of friends. Racy, intriguing and fast paced! Very enjoyable for late night reading!

Thanks for sharing this book with me!

Journal Entry 56 by valentina1209 at bookring, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, May 07, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (5/7/2009 UTC) at bookring, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Returning to BethanieKay

Journal Entry 57 by BethanieKay from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Sunday, May 24, 2009
The book has arrived safely back home to me!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this bookring! Over the past 2 years, the book has visited 20 different BCers in 6 different countries, and has even survived being lost in the mail and replaced with a copy signed by the author herself :)

Hope you all enjoyed the book! Happy Bookcrossing!

Journal Entry 58 by BethanieKay from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Reserved -- sending to luizconz as a loaner ...

Journal Entry 59 by BethanieKay at -- Mail, by hand, rings, RABCks etc, Texas USA on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (6/2/2010 UTC) at -- Mail, by hand, rings, RABCks etc, Texas USA

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Book is on its way to luizconz in Mexico ...

Happy Travels, little book ... see you when you return home!

Journal Entry 60 by Luizconz at Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico on Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Muchas gracias Beth!

I just received the book. I´ll start reading it tonight!

Thank you very much!

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