A Medicine for Melancholy
11 journalers for this copy...
This is an old, classic collection of Bradbury’s great stories, some of them my favourites. Here is what you find inside:
- In a season of Calm Weather
- The Dragon
- A Medicine for Melancholy
- The End of the Beginning
- The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
- Fever Dream
- The Marriage Mender
- The Town Where no One Got Off
- A Scent of Sarsaparilla
- Icarus Montgolfier Wright
- The Headpiece
- Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed [a favourite of mine]
- The Smile
- The First Night of Lent [one of the “Irish series”]
- The Time of Going Away
- All Summer in a day [another big favourite!]
- The Gift [a wonderful little jewel]
- The Great Collision of Monday Last [another one of the “Irish series”, quite funny!]
- The Little Mice
- The Shore Line at Sunset
- The Strawberry Window
- The Day It Rained Forever [another favourite]
The usual rules apply:
1- write a journal entry when you receive it!
2- take your time to read it, but don't forget it on your shelf. Please let us know if you have problems and it's taking you longer than expected (let's say, longer than 1 month...).
3- ask for next person's address when you're about to finish it.
4- make another j.e. (NO release notes please!) when you've finished and are ready to send it, with your comments and ideas.
Most of all: have fun with Bradbury's enchanting world!
Here is the list at the moment (please note that it may change due to "geographical organization"!):
LittleWhiteBird USA / USA
literarylover USA/everywhere (never replied to messages)
back to me! <-- the book is here!
Jan. 10th: The book is on its way to kizmiaz!
EDIT 12 March 2009: the ring is closed! Thanks for reading it and letting it travel a whole year! :)
I'll try to be quick about it but still have two to finish.
I felt most of the stories were very plain and lacked that usual Bradbury twist, especially when compared with other short stories I’ve read from him.
The only ones that I really liked were Fever Dream and The Town Where No One Got Off all the others came short for me.
I’ll be sending it along later today.
This is really a great book.
This week the book will travel back to Italy to mickymicky.
Thanks for the sharing and also the sending :)
Released 11 yrs ago (2/22/2008 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
On it's way to Italy... Good travel!
Have a nice reading everyone!
Many of these stories I have seen before in other collections. The best ones for me are - In a season of Calm Weather (all time favorite), - The Dragon, - The Town Where No One Got Off, - Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed (equal favorite) and - The Day It Rained Forever. The Irish series are new to me - old fashioned but charming.
Enough gems to recommend it for me. A few of the more SF based ones now seem overtaken by reality.
I'll start it this afternoon (it's my only bookring/ray on my Mt TBR at the moment...)
Thanks for sharing \o/
The book will cross the ocean on Monday...
Bilbi, you used lovely stamps on the envelope that I'm going to keep and thanks for the postcard!!!
The book is on its way to tilly77 now.
I think it's gonna stay with me for a long time... (I am a bit overwhelmed, sorry...)
It is a great collection of short stories, the ones I loved most are the sci-fi stories!
I'll send the book in a few days.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
sent to Devilkitty!
So, the ring is closed at this point, thanks to everyone for sharing your thoughts about it! :)