My Friend Leonard

by James frey | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0719561175 Global Overview for this book
Registered by stubee of Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on 4/5/2008
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 05, 2008
I saw this in my local bookshop on offer, I've been trying to get hold of a copy from fellow bookcrossers but failed so I'm dead chuffed.

I finished this today [01/05/08] and what a great read, it flowed and I just couldn't put it down. Great characters, great story.

Journal Entry 2 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 01, 2008
I'm sending this out as a bookray.

- 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
- Once you finish the book, make another journal entry and let us know what you thought
- 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!!

The Participants (in Mailing Order):

lisabb2 - Grimes, Iowa, USA (US Only)
JenKazoo - SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, USA
spaceystacey - Bridgeton, New Jersey, USA (US Only)
Greystonegirl16 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (US Only) skipped
daniellechonody - Dallas, Texas, USA (US or Int)
Mizuchy - Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Europe only)
KT-J - Manchester, UK (Int)

The book has reached it's final destination and therefore the ray is at an end.

Journal Entry 3 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Just got in the mail today...will read shortly!!!

Journal Entry 4 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Saturday, June 28, 2008
This was a pretty good read! I liked the Father & Son relationship between Leonard and James along with the struggles they both went through. Although this book is rather sad, there is alot of joy too.

Thanks for sharing! This book is on its way to JenKazoo.

Journal Entry 5 by JenKazoo from Shreveport, Louisiana USA on Saturday, July 05, 2008
The book came a few days ago. As soon as I finish the one I'm in the middle of I will begin reading it.

Journal Entry 6 by JenKazoo from Shreveport, Louisiana USA on Saturday, August 02, 2008
I took me a while to get into this book but I think I just had "Reader's Block" in general. I almost sent it to the next person without finishing because I didn't want to hold up the ring while I got in the mood to read. Finally I got interested in reading again and enjoyed it. I liked A Million Little Pieces a lot better though. His style of writing was more tolerable for me in that book then this one. This time it tended to get on my nerves just a bit. I really enjoyed the ending of the book and am glad I ended up finishing it.

I'm sorry I kept it a little longer than I ususally would. It will be in the mail to spaceystacey next week.

Journal Entry 7 by spaceystacey from Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Thursday, August 21, 2008
received in the post today. Will be reading it shortly.

10/26/2008 I apologize for keeping this read, much longer than I intented. Written with humor and wit, I enjoyed it every bit as much as A Million Little Pieces. Again, it matters not to be if it is fiction or memoir, it rings true as a writing of some addict, somewhere.

Very sad ending for me, I had to get some tissues.
On to canellechonody on Wednesday.

Journal Entry 8 by daniellechonody from Dallas, Texas USA on Friday, November 14, 2008
Received the book about a week ago and started reading. I like it so far - very unusual writing style but makes for an interesting read.

Journal Entry 9 by daniellechonody at Euless, Texas USA on Saturday, December 20, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (12/10/2008 UTC) at Euless, Texas USA



Mailed to the next reader in Romania

Journal Entry 10 by Mizuchy from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania and Partium Romania on Thursday, January 08, 2009
Wonderful, wonderful book.
It was everything I expected. Probably among the very few books that fully met my expectations of it.

Just finished reading it. PMed the next on the list, and waiting for the address.

Journal Entry 11 by KT-J from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 17, 2009
Received in the post, thanks very much Mizuchy! I was waiting for A Million Little Pieces on a bookring but this has fallen through so I'll try and get hold of a copy of that before reading this!

Journal Entry 12 by KT-J at Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Well, I managed to read A Million Little Pieces last year and absolutely loved it, and this book was equally brilliant for me. Again, desperately sad in places but the relationship between Leonard and James was portayed with such pathos that you just really want them to overcome the adversities they face.

This was another great book and one I'm sorry I didn't get round to reading sooner! I keep recommending these books to people who also seem to find them amazing!

Journal Entry 13 by stubee at Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, December 09, 2019
Added to Flutterbies9 random bookbox.

Journal Entry 14 by Flutterbies9 at Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Sunday, January 12, 2020
Returned in my Random Bookbox in January 2020.

This is a new one on me. Interested to read all the other entries and although I have not read the previous book, I will see how I get on with this before passing this on in another bookbox to ensure it gets a wider audience.

Journal Entry 15 by Flutterbies9 at Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Well I really enjoyed this book and it seemed to be read in double quick time! This was an unusual tale and, for me, somewhat unbelievable - I cannot think that you would just accept at face value people / situations like this and never ask any questions - yet I enjoyed it for what it was. A humourous and imaginative 'growing up' tale. I do have to agree that this was a book which was surprisingly easy to read and I could not believe I was at the end of it, yet I was not surprised by the ending. I worked out about half way through that was what was coming, but it was very nicely done for all that.

I said I would put this in a bookbox and so I will, although I may have to re-arrange a few books to do so on this occasion!

Released 1 mo ago (6/29/2020 UTC) at — Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom


Been awaiting release of bookbox delayed by Covid19 restrictions.
Now on its way out into the wide world!

Happy travels little book.

Journal Entry 17 by wingNataliec7wing at Barry, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, July 04, 2020
Chosen from Flutterbies9 already bookcrossed bookbox.

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