The Return Journey
4 journalers for this copy...
10/11-sending to MIL
02/17-back from MIL
07/08-mailed to Potok-fan (got lost in the mail from Missy Z. to Potok-fan, I have 2 of these books so one needed a new home).
A few comments on the individual stories:
-The Return Journey: Meh. This one didn't really grab me.
-The Wrong Suitcase: Again, not really for me. Enjoyable enough for the prose, I guess, but I'm not raving yet.
-Miss Vogel's Vacation: I *loved* this one. Just the right feel-good plot for somebody in hospital, sunny and uplifting.
-The Home Sitter: Maura needs to meet Miss Vogel and learn about turning lemons into lemonade.
-Package Tour: Weird. Slightly creepy, as I guess it was supposed to be. I've read that one problem with the internet is that people are too able to restrict their interaction to be only with folks just like them. As hard as it is sometimes, I think it's good to rub up against folks who are different from you in real life.
-The Apprenticeship: See 'Miss Vogel's Vacation'.
-The Business Trip: This should be assigned reading for all teenage girls!!
-The Crossing: Not quite up to 'Miss Vogel's Vacation', but another uplifting one. And lovely that you don't find out what happens. Not in an irritating way, but in a real life way. *sigh*
-The Women in Hats: I agree with the sentiment, but I didn't think the dialogue rang true, and I was disappointed with it. Too preachy. Read Camryn Manheim's "Wake up, I'm fat!" instead.
-Excitement: Unexpectedly this had me almost roaring with laughter. I'd love to see this adapted for television or something.
-Holiday Weather: A cross between The Business Trip and The Crossing.
-Victor and St. Valentine: Yet more in the gentle, uplifting vein.
-Cross Lines: ditto.
-A Holiday with your Father: Oops. I didn't get to this one, I guess. Good news: That means there's still one left! :)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
For the book buffet at Kesäpäivät - the All-Finland annual BookCrossing meeting
EDIT JUNE 23, 2009
This book was caught before I got back home and to Internet connection and was able to do release notes for the book.
In any case, I left this book to the Tribes Cafe OBCZ shelf in the city of Cork on Tuedsay the 16th of June while touring Ireland with my spouse. We also had a nice meal in the cafe. Greetings from Finland!