The reluctant landlady

by Bernadette Strachan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0340831960 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 10/4/2008
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 04, 2008
Actress Evie Crump seems to have it all: glamorous job, beautiful man, and now – thanks to an unexpected inheritance – a lovely big house.

In reality, Crump isn’t the name-in-lights to get Hollywood producers banging on her door; the man is her best friend Bing – more likely to borrow her kinky knickers than buy them for her; the house is a rambling ruin complete with lodgers from hell.

Then Evie gets her big break – in a dog food commercial. Suddenly she has two roles to play; leading lady to her gorgeous leading man, and reluctant landlady in the real-life soap opera of 18 Kemp Street – where the plot is about to thicken…

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 25, 2008
Ever wish you'd been invited to Ralph's Party?
Fancy moving in with Will & Grace?
Then come right in & make yourself at home....


Loved this book!!! Evie is a down-on-her-luck actress flat sharing with the man-mad Bing (he's great fun!)but then she inherits a house....& lodgers, get's a role in a TV ad...AND meets a gorgeous guy - things are looking up! Or are they?
Of course Evie's life doesn't go quite so smoothly & it's totally obvious which way things are going but just sit back, go with the flow & enjoy this book...an ideal read for any chick-lit lover!

I think there's more mileage in Evie & Bing...hope there might be a sequel :o)

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Some brief "rules":

Please journal the book when you receive it.

Please PM the next person on the list for their address soon after receiving it(this will hopefully help prevent holdups later on) If you don't hear from them within a few days, PM them again. If after a few more days you still haven't heard anything, please let me know.

Read the book! Please aim to send on within around 6 weeks ...& journal it again when you've read it to let us know what you thought of it. Please PM me if you need more time - just so we know it's not been forgotten!

Please journal the date it's posted to the next reader.

Hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did...

I've tried to accommodate everybodys shipping preferences...if there's a problem please let me know!

list of readers
penelopewanders (Switzerland)
solskinn (Austria)
chich (France)
BOKWORMY (Portugal)
lady-anglophile (Kuwait)
Wandering-B (Hong Kong)
carelaisa (Canada)
300dogs (USA)
sunfi (USA)
krl112 (USA)
lisabb2 (USA)
PaulsBooks (USA)

Edit: June 2010, bookring now completed!

Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 10, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (11/12/2008 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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This bookring is beginning it's journey....first stop is with penelopewanders

Journal Entry 5 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This made it to the Alps today, along with some snow flakes and accompanied by chocolate! Too cool, thanks so very much! As suggested, this may have a bit of a rest on my TBR pile as things here are quite hectic just now, but it will be in good company and will definitely get read and travelling again in the hopefully not too distant future.
Thanks so much, this looks like a fun read.

Journal Entry 6 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, November 28, 2008
Enjoyable read, perfect for a day in bed with the flu. Wee bit predictable, but that's half the fun sometimes (told you so!) Have PMed for next address.

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Now on its way from the very snowy Alps... enjoy!

Journal Entry 8 by wolkenklang on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Got it today, accompanied by a bunch of gorgeous Swiss stamps on the envelope and a bookmark enclosed. Thank you so much, penelopewanders, and all the best for 2009 to you too!

Thanks to Plum-crazy for the ring; I will pass the book on as soon as possible since I already asked chich for her address and have another bookring ready to be sent to her. I hope I'll manage to send the book out until Christmas, otherwise it is going to be mid January.

Journal Entry 9 by wolkenklang on Tuesday, January 06, 2009
I loved reading this book! It is entirely my taste. Funny, light, and not a single boring letter in it.

I'll definitely look out for more books by this author and sure hope for a sequel of this one!

Many thanks for sharing, Plum-crazy!

Journal Entry 10 by wolkenklang at sent by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 06, 2009

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Evie Crump is now on her way to France.

Journal Entry 11 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Monday, January 26, 2009
Image hosting by Photobucket Book received today, thanks so much for passing it on solskinn! And thanks for starting this ring Plum-Crazy :o)

Journal Entry 12 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Tuesday, February 03, 2009
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Book sent to BOKWORMY today, enjoy!



Entry #4 for the 2009 Keep Them Moving Challenge

Journal Entry 13 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Tuesday, February 03, 2009
A fun, quick read! Thanks for sharing Plum-Crazy:o)

Journal Entry 14 by BOKWORMY on Monday, February 09, 2009
Just received in the post thanks to chich. Thanks plum-crazy for sharing it me!
I have a few bookrings before this one but I shall try to be quick.

Journal Entry 15 by BOKWORMY on Thursday, August 06, 2009
I want to apologize to everyone in this ring for holding this bookring back.

PMing next person for address.


Journal Entry 16 by BOKWORMY at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, August 07, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (8/7/2009 UTC) at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal

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On the way to lady-anglophile in Kuwait.

Journal Entry 17 by norafrvr from Kuwait, Kuwait Kuwait on Thursday, September 17, 2009
The book is here. I have 3 others books to read. I will try to get done with them ASAP so I could get this ring moving. Thanks so much :-)

Journal Entry 18 by carelaisa from Québec, Québec Canada on Monday, November 30, 2009
rec'd the book this morning from lady-anglophile.

I'll read it in the upcoming days so I can send it to the next person in line quickly and before the Christmas holidays.

Journal Entry 19 by carelaisa from Québec, Québec Canada on Friday, December 04, 2009
Overall, it’s a nice novel, I did expect a little more, but what can we say, the book description doesn’t always fit perfectly the story… It does become more interesting towards the middle and some characters are quite attaching, like the one of Bing.

I have the address of the next BCer - 300dogs - and will mail the book on monday!

EDIT: the book is officially in the mail as of today, Dec 7th, via airmail.

Journal Entry 20 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Arrived safely today in New Jersey. Have one ring ahead of this and will get to it asap.

Journal Entry 21 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Thursday, March 11, 2010
Oh my gosh, it feels like I've been reading this book forever. I finally just finished it-yippee! I'm glad everything came together at the end.

I've had sunfi's address since December and I will mail this out today.

PS-Sorry to have held up the ring. I had a baby girl on December 28th so my spare time has been a bit limited. Thanks for understanding.

Journal Entry 22 by 300dogs at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Mailed out this afternoon to sunfi. Enjoy.

Journal Entry 23 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, March 20, 2010
This arrived in the mail yesterday and I just had a chance to open it. I have a number of other rings ahead of this one but I'll get to it as soon as I can. I keep my profile updated on weekly basis so you can see how close this one is to the top.

Journal Entry 24 by sunfi at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Ohio USA on Saturday, April 10, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (4/10/2010 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Ohio USA

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I enjoyed this one, it took a bit for me to get into but I'm glad I stuck with it. Some of the language was a little tough for me to figure out the American English equivalent but overall I enjoyed the story. I contacted krl112 and she asked to be skipped, so I'm mailing this to lisabb2, it should arrive with the next reader in the next couple weeks or so.

Journal Entry 25 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Got in the mail today...will read shortly!!!

Journal Entry 26 by lisabb2 from Grimes, Iowa USA on Thursday, April 29, 2010
A fun read!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

On it's way to PaulsBooks shortly.

Journal Entry 27 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Tuesday, June 01, 2010
(aka PaulsBooks) Oops, I am sorry I didn't journal when I received this book!
Fun story...it started a bit slow but I am glad I stuck with it! Thanks for sharing this book!

Journal Entry 28 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, October 24, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (10/24/2010 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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I enjoyed reading this book...and thanks to Plum-Crazy...I get to release it to travel to the ends of the earth!!! A bit dramatic, eh?

This book is going into oliviapoolside's Kalman's Birthday Box! Happy Travels!

Journal Entry 29 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Friday, November 05, 2010
From Kalman's birthday bookbox - it looks like this book is a 'world-traveler'. Will put on my ever-growing TBR pile.

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