13 journalers for this copy...
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EDIT 13/05/2008: Well I must say I didn't really understand this at all when I first read it and then it was only when I read this explantion/translation that I began to understand.
- The person before you will PM you for your address, please PM them back with your address
- Please make a journal entry once you've received the book
- Please put the book at the top of your TBR pile but under other rings/rays that arrived first
- Read the book (take your time and enjoy the book, try to finish it within one month)
- When you are close to the end, refer to the journal and PM the next person to get their address
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- Please send the book to the next person on the list!
- If you are the last person please do whatever you like - release it into the wild, start another ring/ray or keep it if you want to!... Happy Reading!!
KT-J - Bury, Lancashire, UK (International)
garibaldisghost - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK (International)
ekranda - Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Brunton11 - Salford, Lancashire, UK
starflash - CRAWLEY, West Sussex United Kingdom
shnedwards - Wakefield, West Yorkshire UK (International)
afraberg - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (International) skipped
hetku77 - Nokia, Pirkanmaa, Finland (International)
tootshelling - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (International)
cat207 - Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (Oz Pref)
jubby - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (International)
jellyfish67 - Burnley, UK (International) <--- It's Here
Tubereader - Luxembourg, Luxembourg (International)
stålanden - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Stubee has garibaldisghost's address so will be posting this on shortly.
Still, my 108th out of 1001 ticked off.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
On its way to a fellow '1001er'
All the same thanks for sharing, I shall now contact the next person on the list for the ray!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
sent today by post.
Book number 36 for me from the 1001 BTRBYD list. I promised myself I would try different styles and authors and this was certainly different.
Once I have an address from Starflash I'll get this book on its way. Thanks all for sharing.
22.8.8 I have the address of the next participant, I will send the book off next week, after the bank holiday
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
I kept this for a month to re read: unfortunately I didint get more out of it the second time than I did the first. About the most confusing Becket text I have seen But thank you for sharing anyway. xxx
I will be sending this off after the bank holiday......
Hmm, after reading everyone's reviews so far I'm reminded of Bernard Black in Black Books: "Enjoy it. It's dreadful but quite short." :P We'll soon see! I'll sneak this one in tonight after the last of the Gogol stories.
Anyhow, as everyone else has said, that's another one crossed off the list, so thanks for sharing stubee. I bet Beckett and his mates would have enjoyed the futility of trying to read all the constantly changing 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.
PMing the next participant now.
ETA: afraberg has asked to be skipped so I'm PMing the next next participant.
18.11. I finished reading the book last night. I knew from the previous journal entries and from flipping through the book beforehand, that it will most likely be a hard one to read. If native English speakers had difficulties, I'd be in deep trouble. But I didn't let it to disturb myself. I also decided not to use the explantion/translation stubee posted. I just read the words and let them to create images in my mind. An interesting experience.
23.11. The book was mailed to tootshelling today.
I have 2 rings ahead but I'm well into reading both of them and this one looks like it will go quickly.
13 January UPDATE: so, I just read this one this morning. hmmm...I can't say I enjoyed it but I can't say I hated it either. I did feel a rising, a change in feeling and a closing but I can't say what those things were about! I would like my own copy so at some point I can re-read it and ponder it a bit longer.
PMing next in line
2 Feb UPDATE: Off to Australia!!
Thanks again for sharing!
On to jubby.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Yes, this was definitely weird. It didn't help that I misread the title and thought it was 'Westward ho'. I had images in my head of an old man looking back on life, much like Dickens' ghost of Christmas past. So, you can imagine my surprise when I went to post this book onto jellyfish67 and saw the title again.
Aah... I thought. But, it was still weird, and if a year three student of mine handed in a piece of writing like that, I would still send them back to their desk to correct the grammar!
Weird, strange, bizarre. Not sure that I understood it, but at least I can tick it off on the '1001 list' now.
Posted off to jellyfish67 a couple of days ago.