The Shell Seekers

by Rosamunde Pilcher | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312961324 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pikapolonica on 4/7/2003
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by pikapolonica on Monday, April 07, 2003
A story of three generations of an English family with roots in London and Cornwall, through the 2nd WW and after, and of a famous painting that has passed from generation to generation.

Journal Entry 2 by pikapolonica at on Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Released on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Sent to a friend in Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal.

The book is in the mail, travelling to a good friend of mine, who can this way, hopefully, be persuaded to join BookCrossing.

Journal Entry 3 by BlossomU on Thursday, April 24, 2003
Arrived!

Journal Entry 4 by BlossomU on Friday, February 06, 2004
Book is finally read, after all this time! I started it a long time ago, months and months, but first chapter was rather offputting ( I honestly do not care about Nancy´s life), and much as I carried the book around with the intention of going back to reading it I never did. It is a very cosy book, a bit predictable, but very descriptive, very evocative of lots of different settings. And the cover of this edition is much lovelier, it really looks like the painting is described to be.

This will always be a special book, being my first bookcrossing book, thanks yet again pikapolonica! I mean to pass the book on to virgulina, who i know would like to read it ( though she might not thank me at all for taking her yet more books to read ;) )

Journal Entry 5 by usedtobe on Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Another book to be added to my TBR pile. I promise not to take too long to get to it though my pile is already enormous! Thanks BlossomU! :)

Journal Entry 6 by usedtobe on Thursday, March 03, 2005
I ended up reading another copy of this book, here's the link to it: The Shell Seekers.

Journal Entry 7 by usedtobe on Thursday, March 03, 2005
I was going to send this book to Pequete, as a RABCK, but she's busy with other books at the moment, so I'm starting a BookRing which will end with her.

The participants are:

* BookHaven01
* fungaga
* ichigochi
* goda
* Witchie
* syrin
...
* Pequete

Journal Entry 8 by -BookHaven- on Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Well, first of all, i totally forgot to make the je for its receival. i've got it since march 18th, the day before the coimbra meetup, that why i remember.
please forgive me, for that.

i enjoyed the book, but didn't like it that much, as it's pace is too slow fot the hectic moment i'm living.
i'm waiting for goda's address to keep it moving.

thank you virgulina.

Journal Entry 9 by -BookHaven- on Friday, April 22, 2005
as goda didn't reply to my pm's i'm sending it today to fungaga, the next on the list.

Journal Entry 10 by fungaga from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Arrived today and it will go with me on vacations.

Journal Entry 11 by fungaga from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, May 17, 2005
A little too descriptive for me, sometimes. She really took her time in writing each scene. Anyway, it's a ligh romance, easy and enjoyable to read. It seemed a little bit like a script for a tv series. I'll send it to ichigochi now.

Journal Entry 12 by semilha from Funchal, Madeira Portugal on Tuesday, May 24, 2005
I receive this book from fungaga. My english is not very good, so I will send the book to another person..
Thank you...

Journal Entry 13 by fungaga from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Desculpem, realmente eu devia ter enviado para a ichigochi, juntamente com outro ring, mas pus dois rings no correio na mesma altura, e enganei-me e envei para a semilha com o ring que era para ela. Semilha, importas-te de fazer chegar o livro à ichigochi (desculpa lá)? Obrigada.

Journal Entry 14 by semilha from Funchal, Madeira Portugal on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
I'll send it today to ichigochi.

Journal Entry 15 by ichigochi from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Thursday, June 02, 2005
Arrived today... directly from Madeira :)
Thanks semilha and Virgulina!

Journal Entry 16 by ichigochi from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Monday, June 20, 2005
I enjoyed very much reading this book. The story is somewhat long, and I feel like I've spent a couple of weeks with the characters. Even when I finished the book, their vivid images lingered with me for some time...
I also found it to be a very complete book, like there was nothing left to say. This must be partly explained by the very detailed writing, but also by the story itself - just like Penelope forsees, a circle seems to be closed, the two ends of the rope do meet and the story naturally reaches the end...

The book will be sent to goda as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 17 by goda from Loures, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, June 30, 2005
My first international bookring! Well, it's going to take some time before I reach it, in my TBR pile... BUt I promise to be as quick as I can !!

Thanks

01.12.05

Just started!! I'll be back as soon as i finish it!

Journal Entry 18 by wingsyrinwing from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, March 10, 2006
With me now!
Thanks for sending, goda

Journal Entry 19 by wingsyrinwing from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Saturday, April 29, 2006
I agree with ichigochi: it does seem like I spent several weeks with the characters at the end of this book. It was a lovely story, a bit descriptive sometimes, but even the descriptions didn't seem out of place, like they could easily have been.

Penelope and her parents were an interesting family that seemed to be a bit too forward for their times. I'm glad that Penelope stayed that way until the end: she may not have been able to pass that along to all of her children, but at least she stayed true to herself until the very end.

My only complaint: was epilepsy such a big deal in the mid-eighties? It seemed a bit far-fetched.

But the real surprise of this book was the little note pikapolonica wrote to BlossomU. Because Blossom and I share the same first name, it was almost like it was addressed to me. A real treat that only Bookcrossig can provide. :)

And now, Penelope and the gang are going to travel all the way to Bragança to Pequete. I hope you like it! :)

[03.05.06] On its way to Pequete

Journal Entry 20 by Pequete from Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Sunday, May 07, 2006
I picked it up at the P.O. box yesterday. What a fat and promising read!I hope to get around to it soon - if not, at the latest during my September summer holidays! Thank you syrin for sending it and Virgulina for the RABCK!

Journal Entry 21 by Pequete from Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Sunday, September 28, 2008
I can't believe it took me so long to get to this book! I think it was it's large size that kept putting me off. Finally, I took it with me these holidays and I finished it in just a few days. Although the beginning was a bit slow, I really enjoyed reading about Penelope's life, especially the times during WWII and all the details about her father's work (painting is one of my hobbies). Thanks again, syrin, for sending me this treat. It is now available.

Journal Entry 22 by Pequete at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Sunday, June 28, 2015
Reserved for the virtual BBox quinta-feira, 13.

Journal Entry 23 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Monday, October 19, 2015
It's nice to pick a book that is travelling for so long. As soon as I read it, it continue on its journey.

Journal Entry 24 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Monday, August 29, 2016
I took this book to my beach holidays, mainly because of its title. Only then I realised that The Shell Seekers are the name of a painting and not some kind of activity.
Anyway, I found it a relaxing lecture to do on the beach, and enjoyed this family saga, specially the parts that describe life in Cornwall during the WWII. And I can relate it to my English friends and their love of nature and well-kept gardens.
Penelope is a nice woman, although I found the some characters (her children, mostly) to be very cliché.
In all it was a light and pleasant reading.

Journal Entry 25 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Tuesday, September 19, 2017
This book is again in a bookbox (Livros & Coisas) and has been choosen by Tuanita.
Therefore it will travel now to the Netherlands, continuing its long journey.

Journal Entry 26 by Tuanita at Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, September 22, 2017
Welcome to the Netherlands!! :-)
Thanks for the book and for organizing the BooxBox!

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