The Autobiography of Santa Claus

by Jeff Guinn | Humor |
ISBN: 1585422657 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbooklady331wing of Cape Coral, Florida USA on 12/28/2007
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, December 28, 2007
If you are new to BookCrossing and found this book and this site, Welcome!

You have in your hands a free gift. This book is yours to do with as you wish...read it, share it, keep it, pass it on!
I've registered this at BookCrossing.com so that I can keep up on where it goes, who reads it, and what they thought of it. If you like the BookCrossing concept, you might want to register yourself with a screen name, so that you can keep up on this book, and maybe release others also! It’s all confidential (you’re known only by your screen name and no one is ever given your e-mail address), fascinating, and fun!

Thank you for picking up this book. I'd love to see an entry letting me know it is safe with you. Do with it as you please... read it (or not!), give it to a friend, keep it, leave it in the wild - it's up to you! Enjoy! If you like you can mention me, booklady331, as the one who referred you.


Journal Entry 2 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Sunday, June 01, 2008
What a wonderful book. I love the way the author weaved the story and traditions of Christmas in their historical context.

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, June 10, 2008
9/5/08 Decided to make this a ray instead of a ring.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY BOOKRAY 2008

1. collegelady --California ===DONE
2. sunfi -- Ohio === DONE
3. quinaveve -- Ohio == DONE
4. purple4 -- North Carolina == DONE
5. innae -- Colorado === DONE
6. spoiledrotten -- New York == DONE
7. mysticalzoe -- New Hampshire == DONE
8. pkboo -- Florida == HERE

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing at U.S. Postal Mail in By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, June 29, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (7/2/2008 UTC) at U.S. Postal Mail in By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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bookring starting with collegelady

Journal Entry 5 by CollegeLady from La Mesa, California USA on Monday, July 07, 2008
This arrived safely and I'm looking forward to reading it. My mother is also interested so I'll probably send it on in about three weeks. Hopefully this won't be a problem for the next person in line.

8/15/08 - I'm so sorry - I thought I sent this out and it's still on my desk!!! mea culpa to the max!!!

I'm sending it out tomorrow. Should be to Sunfi in a few days.

Journal Entry 6 by CollegeLady from La Mesa, California USA on Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sent today to Sunfi. Tracking number: 9102805213907631361384

Journal Entry 7 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, August 25, 2008
Just received this one in the mail today, I have two and 3/4 bookrings ahead of this one, so it will be a couple weeks until I get it onto the next reader. In the meantime, I've already PMed guinaveve asking for her address. Collegelady, thanks for mailing this to me and booklady331 thanks for including me on this ring.

Journal Entry 8 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, September 06, 2008
Tried to read this one and I couldn't get into it, I gave it almost 60 pages and it still didn't catch me. I've decided that life is too short to try to force myself to finish a book for the sake of finishing it, this is the first time I have done this and feel a little empowered by this. Over the years there have been other books I wanted to do this with but I've never been able to. I already have guinaveve's address so I will be mailing this out a little later this week, I'll JE again when I do that.

Journal Entry 9 by sunfi at Kettering, Ohio USA on Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (9/9/2008 UTC) at Kettering, Ohio USA

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Off to guinaveve, it should be there by the end of the week since we are in the same State.

Journal Entry 10 by guinaveve from Mason, Ohio USA on Thursday, September 11, 2008
This was in the mailbox when I came home today. I just finished another book, so I am ready to start this immediately. I am going to go ahead and PM the next participant for there address so I will have it when I am ready to send this along.
Thanks, I look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 11 by guinaveve from Mason, Ohio USA on Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I loved the idea behind this book- the history of Christmas told from the perspective of Santa Claus himself! It was fun to read an be reminded of the historical facts that I have heard over the years and learn new things too.
Thanks for sharing this booklady331. I have the address of the next participant and will get this in the mail tomorrow.

Journal Entry 12 by purple4 from Ocala, Florida USA on Monday, September 22, 2008
I just got this book in the mail! I am looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 13 by purple4 from Ocala, Florida USA on Thursday, September 25, 2008
Very very cute. I LOVE Christmas and it was great to see where everything started. There were some interesting things about history in the book. I enjoyed reading how they kept changing the calendar and that is one of the reasons we do not know Jesus' exact birth date. Well, now I can't wait until Christmas to see what toys Santa will bring my kids this year!! :)

Journal Entry 14 by purple4 at Aurora, Colorado USA on Thursday, September 25, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (9/25/2008 UTC) at Aurora, Colorado USA

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Sending to Innea the next bookcrosser inline for this bookray.

Journal Entry 15 by winginnaewing from Aurora, Colorado USA on Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Santa Claus is safe in Colorado. I keep hoping for some Christmas like weather, however, we are still stuck in "how hot is it?" land.

Journal Entry 16 by winginnaewing from Aurora, Colorado USA on Monday, October 06, 2008
I finished reading this yesterday, and so as not spoil anything for anyone after me, please highlight for my thoughts!

Within the first few chapters I was loving this book, and had plans to purchase a copy for everyone I knew. But then, I kept reading. A good amount of the middle chapters could be taken out. Repeating the same thing. I read a few of the Amazon reviews, and the people who didn't like it didn't because of the mentioning of war, and how Santa doesn't deliver to war torn countries (he loses his powers there). That is not one of my complaints, although I wish war didn't exist, it does, and many times the children there don't get to celebrate Christmas (or really any holiday) as they should. This book explains why those children don't get the presents -- and some of the people's reviews made it sound like Santa was a bad guy. Um, its a book -- a story. However, I too did have moments where it really did feel like an autobiography, so perhaps it really is??

Things I noted that made me smile...Santa mentions early on that he enjoys goat cheese -- one of the traditional gifts from my grandma has always been a hunk of goat cheese (one for her, one for me, as we were the only members of the family who really enjoyed it)

Also...Santa's favorite recipe is included in the book, for Fried Chicken. When I was a kid, we did the usual of leaving cookies, but we also left Fried Chicken (our traditional Christmas Eve dinner) and mashed potatoes for Santa. I guess my mom must have been in touch with dear Santa and knew what he really liked :-)


I enjoyed this book a lot. Thanks for starting the ring, and including me!!
I have spoiledrotten's address and will be sending this off soon.

Journal Entry 17 by winginnaewing from Aurora, Colorado USA on Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I sent off via media mail to spoiledrotten this morning.

Journal Entry 18 by spoiledrotten from Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Saturday, October 11, 2008
Just received in the mail today and will read as soon as I am done with mu current book. Thanks for sending and including me!

Journal Entry 19 by spoiledrotten from Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This was one of the most enjoyable books I have read in the past few months. I loved the whole premise of the story and am looking forward to reading "How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas. Thanks so much for including me.

Journal Entry 20 by spoiledrotten at Gardiner, Maine USA on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (10/22/2008 UTC) at Gardiner, Maine USA

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Sent this off this morning to mysticalzoe as part of a bookring. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Journal Entry 21 by mysticalzoe from Gardiner, Maine USA on Monday, October 27, 2008
I got this in the mail today, it looks really cute will read asap, thanks for sharing!

October 31st. Well I have to say i really liked this book, it explained a lot of things, and although i do have younger children, I may wait until they are teens to let them read this book, as it may disappoint them. Enjoyable read, I could handle everything and I loved it, will be PMing next person in line!

Journal Entry 22 by mysticalzoe at Gardiner, Maine USA on Friday, October 31, 2008

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I sent this off to pkboo today, enjoy!

Journal Entry 23 by pkboo from Archer, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 05, 2008
got in the mail today. i will start reading it asap

Journal Entry 24 by pkboo from Archer, Florida USA on Saturday, December 13, 2008
I loved hearing Santa's side of the story & how he got all his helpers & how the reindeer fly

I finished over the thanksgiving holiday & I am letting my mom read it now

Journal Entry 25 by carlissa from Gainesville, Florida USA on Monday, December 22, 2008
Pkboo gave me this book a few weeks ago and I've just now had time to journal on it! I enjoyed reading this book and learning a bit about the history of Christmas and history in general.

I will pass this book on to cheeseball in a few days.

12/24/08: Gave to cheeseball today. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 26 by pkboo from Archer, Florida USA on Friday, July 31, 2009
got back from cheeseball. going on my available shelf til i know what to do with it

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