Skylight Confessions

by Alice Hoffman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0316017876 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingrem_NON-938592wing on 8/27/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
From back:

John is cool, practical, and deliberate- the polar opposite of dreamy Arlyn- yet the two are drawn powerfully together even when it is clear they are bound to bring each other grief. Their marriage traces a map no one should follow, leading them and their children to a house made of glass in the Connecticut countryside, to the avenues of Manhattan, and to the blue waters of Long Island Sound. Glass breaks, love hurts, and like all families, John and Arlyn's makes its own rules. Ultimately, it falls to their grandson, Will, to walk a path of ruin and redemption in order to solve the emotional puzzle of his family.

Journal Entry 2 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Tuesday, September 02, 2008
When I pick up a book by Hoffman I prepare myself because I know it will most likely be one I won't want to put down until I have to. Hoffman's writing has an intoxicating rhythm. Lyrical, and hauntingly beautiful.

"Skylight Confessions" did not disappoint me. I was immediately drawn to the characters and absorbed in the story. A very good book.

Journal Entry 3 by wingrem_NON-938592wing on Monday, September 08, 2008
BOOKRAY

Please journal when you receive, and when you post to the next person. If you have any problems or questions please let me know. Thank you.

mrsboknows- SC- US shipping
cafekat- PA- any shipping
dvg - NJ - US shipping
valentina1209- NY- US shipping
LadyKnightNiko- OH - US shipping
easterngirl71- IL- US shipping
rosepetal2- IL -US/CAN
lauraloo29- CAN- any shipping
Qantaga- Germany- any shipping
fairy-dust- UK- prefers UK but will ship intl

Journal Entry 4 by wingrem_NON-938592wing at -- Mail or by hand -rings, RABCK, meetings, Kentucky USA on Tuesday, September 09, 2008

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On the way to mrsboknows to begin the bookray.

Journal Entry 5 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Friday, September 12, 2008
Book arrived safe and sound with surprise bookmarks! Thank you. I will start it this weekend.

Journal Entry 6 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Monday, September 15, 2008
Like WingedMan I found myself unable to put this book down until it was finished. I just couldn't bear to wait until tomorrow or the next day to find out the fates of Arlie and John's family.

This book is ultimately about true love. It is about making mistakes and learning from them and knowing which path is right. It deals with difficult family relationships and often made me grateful for my own choices and those of my family. Alice Hoffman has yet to disappoint me with her characters and writing style.

Journal Entry 7 by PalmettoBuckeye at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Monday, September 22, 2008

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Mailed to cafekat today! :)

Journal Entry 8 by cafekat from Rotonda West, Florida USA on Friday, September 26, 2008
So very happy to find this book in the mail when I returned from a grueling day in York. Thanks mrsboknows for getting it here so quickly and to you, WingedMan for offering it as a ray.
Looking forward to getting started on this read. I need to be whisked away!

Journal Entry 9 by cafekat from Rotonda West, Florida USA on Saturday, September 27, 2008
I woke up this morning to a grey sky, soft rain and distant thunder. The perfect time to grab my cup of coffee and start this book. Mesmeric. I have finished it already but it's not finished with me. This is a story that will stay with me for awhile for a multitude of reasons.


Journal Entry 10 by cafekat at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 29, 2008

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in the mail to dvg next on the list for this book ray. enjoy.

Journal Entry 11 by dvg from Toms River, New Jersey USA on Friday, October 03, 2008
Arrived safely today with a lovely little book of Halloween recipes! Thank you CafeKat, I'm going to have some fun with this! I love trying new recipes. (My poor hubby who is an amazing chef but he eats the best and worst I've made with a smile.)

I have recently discovered this author and am looking forward to reading this book. In fact, after I type this - I'm reading! =)

Thank you WingedMan for sharing this with me. =)

Journal Entry 12 by dvg at Postal Release, Given to a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 05, 2008

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This was an amazing book! Hoffman's back cover indicates this is her most spellbinding and accomplished novel. I can certainly say that it is spellbinding! I did not want to put it down. My heart ached for Arlie and her children. I wanted to smack her hubby silly...well at least shake him silly. I just had to see where their lives went. I even shed a few tears as I got to the halfway point last night. I am certain that many readers will be able to relate to at least one of the characters in this book. What a great book club selection this would make - I could picture the discussions and I'm looking forward to reading the JEs!

Thank you WingedMan for sharing this wonderful book. I am sending to Valentina1209 in the morning and I know she will enjoy this novel - she is a big Hoffman fan. =)

Journal Entry 13 by valentina1209 from Bethpage, New York USA on Monday, October 13, 2008
Can't wait to read this one! Thanks!

11/3/08
Alice Hoffman draws the imperfect family like no other! I am always captivated by her unique style of writing, and with her quirky characters. As a mental health professional, I found the characters in this story to be particularly fascinating. Although quite sad and depressing at times, this story does have a remarkable message of hope as well.

Journal Entry 14 by valentina1209 at bookring, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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Releasing for the Keep Them Moving challenge

sending to the next boorking participant, LadyKnightNiko

Journal Entry 15 by LadyKnightNiko from Liberty Township, Ohio USA on Monday, November 17, 2008
This arrived today- thanks for sharing and for sending!

I will start as soon as I finish my current read, and then mail to the next participant.

Journal Entry 16 by LadyKnightNiko from Liberty Township, Ohio USA on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
What a good book! I fell in love with each of the characters in their own way, and I can't remember the last time I was that involved in a current read. Thanks so much for with me!

Journal Entry 17 by LadyKnightNiko at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Will take to the post office after choir rehearsal.

Journal Entry 18 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Thursday, December 18, 2008
I just got home here in IL. from a short vacation to my home in CT. I will read this book as soon as I can and then get it off to the next person in line. Thanks for letting me borrow it!

Journal Entry 19 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I am having a hard time trying to look up rosepetal12 under screen names. If there is another way to search or if you can get the address for me and send it to my email I would appreciate it very much. I have one more book to read and then I will read this one, but I like to try and be on top of things. Like getting the addresses on the envelopes before I start reading the book. That way when I finish I just slip it in and off it goes. Thanks so much for the help.

Journal Entry 20 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I enjoyed this book! I just got done reading Green Angel by Alice Hoffman and I was not impressed with the book at all. This book was about fate, then did I pick the wrong person?, The was two children can be totally different. Even though one was not from the same father. It is about loss and how different people cope with that loss. It is about how someone at their end of their lives think back and wonder what could have been, did I make a mistake? I found the book very interesting! Thanks for sharing!!

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Thanks for sharing!! Now it is off to the next person in line rosepetal2!

Journal Entry 22 by rosepetal2 from Belleville, Illinois USA on Thursday, January 15, 2009
It arrived today. I think I'll curl up with this book and a big cup of hot chocolate tonight :)

Journal Entry 23 by rosepetal2 from Belleville, Illinois USA on Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I didn't think I would like this book at first but it turned out to be a pretty interesting story. I will be mailing it out within a couple of days to lauraloo29.

Journal Entry 24 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, February 16, 2009
Arrived today along with another ring. I have a few here at the moment. Not to worry. I will keep them moving.

Journal Entry 25 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I was struggling with this book, so I went back to check out the other Alice Hoffman books I've read (thank goodness for journal entries!). Discovered, I have had much the same feelings for all her books. I don't think her writing appeals to me. Sigh. I have too many bookrings here, so I'm going to send this on its way. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 26 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thanks a lot for sending and for offering this as a bookring!

Journal Entry 27 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Sunday, April 05, 2009
I just finished the book and I enjoyed it very much. I really liked the author's style of writing, her characters and the message her book sent to me. I will certainly try to get my hand on more of Alice Hoffman's books.
Will travel on to fairy-dust as soon as I get her address.

Journal Entry 28 by fairy-dust from Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 13, 2009
Arrived on Saturday. I'm in the middle of another bookcrossing book at the moment but this one is next on my list! :)

Journal Entry 29 by fairy-dust from Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 27, 2009
I agree with the cover and most of the journal entries - this was a spellbinding book and definitely one I couldn't put down.

I love Hoffman's writing - you never know what to expect. I love the magical elements and the completely dysfunctional characters. I think that's the beauty of her books - while you may not entirely like the character you are completely enthralled with their story. I didn't really like Arlie at first (in fact, I found her a bit stalkerish and creepy) but despite that I had to find out how her story ended.

I really enjoyed this book - absorbing, at times absolutely heartbreaking but like most of Hoffman's books that I've read...ultimately enchanting and magical. Loved it!! Will maybe read this again before I send it on its way! :)

Journal Entry 30 by fairy-dust at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Sent by surface mail to kayjay33. Hope you like it! :)

Journal Entry 31 by wingkayjay33wing from Langley, British Columbia Canada on Monday, August 17, 2009
Skylight Confessions arrived today. I am very fond of the works by Alice Hoffman. I have read several of her books and I'm sure that I will be happy with this one. Thank you Fairy-Dust for kindly sending it to me.

Journal Entry 32 by wingkayjay33wing from Langley, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, August 20, 2009
This was a strange book, with hauntings and ghostly appearances. It was a very dysfunctional family who did not seem to care for each other for the most part. Blanca did love her brother Sam who was beyond help from anyone .
Thank you Fairy-dust for sending it to me.

Journal Entry 33 by wingkayjay33wing at Langley, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, November 28, 2010

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This book is off to Scotland for the First Sentence VBB for TiffanyAching.
I hope you haven't read it already and that you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 34 by TiffanyAching at Burntisland, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 12, 2011
wahoo Alice Hoffman!

I really like her books and haven't read this one so very pleased

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