Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel

by Gregory Maguire | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060987529 Global Overview for this book
Registered by elle311 of Suffolk, Virginia USA on 9/6/2007
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by elle311 from Suffolk, Virginia USA on Thursday, September 06, 2007
On my wish list, found it in a thrift shop.

Journal Entry 2 by elle311 from Suffolk, Virginia USA on Thursday, September 27, 2007
Got through Wicked and really liked the concept of telling a familiar story from another character's point of view. This one is based on Cinderella told by one of the stepsisters. I sometimes read several books at once and just never got around to picking this one up again. And life's too short and there are too many other good books out there...Hence, my original journal entry:

Another one I had to bail on...

Journal Entry 3 by elle311 from Suffolk, Virginia USA on Thursday, October 04, 2007
RABCK for booklady331.

Journal Entry 4 by elle311 from Suffolk, Virginia USA on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
On its way to booklady331...Happy travels, little book!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, October 12, 2007
Thank you, ellie311. I have seen so much about these books here on BC. I want to try reading one. I will pass it on to another BCer when I am finished.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, July 17, 2008
I started this book twice before I got into it. I put it down for a couple months before I picked it up again. It was interesting concept of telling a familiar story through the secondary character. I will be honest, I like the original Cinderella story much better.

I am raying this book to another BCer in FL who is going to send it to another BCer in VA when she finishes. Happy reading everyone.

RAY
1. imuzak12 === DONE
2. ahythloday ===HERE

Journal Entry 7 by imuzak12 from Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Thursday, July 24, 2008
I received this book in mail@Key West, Florida, USA, from booklady331 as bookray/ray-it-forward. Thank you for sharing this book! I am going to read it as soon as I finish books currently reading and will mail to ahythloday.

Journal Entry 8 by imuzak12 from Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 09, 2008
This was my first Gregory Maguire. I knew that this was a retelling story of Cinderella, so I think I had an expectation what kind of story it would (or should) be. Because of that, perhaps, it took me a while to get into this book. I needed a lot of encouragement to continue reading, but once I finish chapter one, the story got more interesting. When I read the half of it, it got more familiar setting and easier to read, at least for me.
The beginning of the story was very grim. As Iris, a younger stepsister, changed (or grew) slowly, the air of story seemed to be changed. As if the dark mist was lifted, each character started to show its different side that made the story interesting more and more. I am glad I didn't quit reading! It was an interesting story, definitely. It talked about painting a lot and different kind of beauty. I don't have eyes of a painter's, so I am not sure about "painting," but it made me think about "beauty," the one you can see by eyes and the one you can feel by heart. I am not sure if I would read more of his books, but I would try reading "Wicked" when I have a chance.

I mail this to ahythloday by Media Mail ($2.58) today. I guess this book will be a Ray-It-Forward, so I hope you can find the next BCer to pass it on!

Journal Entry 9 by ahythloday from Richmond, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 16, 2008
Got it in the post yesterday and will start reading soon. Thanks!!!

Journal Entry 10 by ahythloday from Richmond, Virginia USA on Thursday, August 28, 2008
I tried, I really did! I just couldn't really get into this one...since it is a ray and I'm the last person on it, I can keep it for a little while and try reading it again later...maybe I'll do that!

Thanks for the bookray! They are loads of fun!

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