§ In Her Shoes -> Bookring

by Jennifer Weiner | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by BlossomU on 5/3/2003
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20 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BlossomU on Saturday, May 03, 2003
A story of two sisters, the smart one and the pretty ( and very dyslexic) one, and how they came to terms with each other, their mother´s death 20 years ago and their missing grandmother. Nice.

Am starting a bookring of this book, contact me if you are interested, so far the list is,
Allbookedup, Austria
Pikapolonica, Sweden
Gyd, Spain
fflloorr, Portugal
Nikel27, Germany
Elina, Finland
Robbiesmum, UK
Virgulina, Portugal
mfa, Portugal
Patxocas, Portugal
Ftarazu, Netherlands/Portugal
Di78, UK
Elsita, Portugal
sofiacavaco, Portugal
Liduina, Portugal
Lisatam, Portugal
pipmts, Portugal

Xeyra, Portugal
Johannah, Portugal
silvia-pco, Portugal
Escalla, Portugal

Rest of the participants did not confirm still being interested.

Journal Entry 2 by BlossomU on Tuesday, May 06, 2003
I have just mailed this to allbookedup, via airmail!

Journal Entry 3 by allbookedup from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Thursday, May 08, 2003
Received the book today in the mail!
Will start reading tonight :-)
And by the way, it's the very first bookray I participate in!!

update: I enjoyed the story of Rose and her sister Maggie, how they both changed and developped, and I especially liked the fact that books/poetry/reading itself had an influence on Maggie.
The book will go out to "Pikapolonica" in Sweden on Monday, May 19th.

Journal Entry 4 by BlossomU on Sunday, June 01, 2003
Pikapolonica can not journal this book right now but has asked me to journal that it has arrived in Stockholm and she now is reading it. I hope she enjoys it, and glad you enjoyed it, allbookedup, I also had pretty much the same feelings!

Journal Entry 5 by pikapolonica on Saturday, June 07, 2003
Sorry for a late entry, the book arrived more than a week ago, but I was offline during this time and the book made a detour to a conference in Helsinki together with me. :)

Nice story, this! In the end I really liked both sisters, even though one of them appeared totally horrible during the first half of the book...

Sent to Gyd today (Tuesday, 10th June).

Journal Entry 6 by Gyd from Barcelona, Barcelona Spain on Friday, June 13, 2003
It's just arrived today, safe & sound. I'm reading another bookringed book right now, but I'll try to read them as fast as possible!. Really.

Journal Entry 7 by Gyd from Barcelona, Barcelona Spain on Saturday, June 21, 2003
I found hard to believe Maggie's character in the first half of the book ( can somebody act like this and be unaware of the hurting she's causing to others??). But I happily (& sadly :'() enjoyed the second half (couldn't stop reading!!). Now I'm looking forward to read 'Good in bed' :0)
Thanks BlossomU for starting this BookRay!!

And the book will keep travelling next Monday, this time to Lisboa to visit Fflloorr's home :0)

Journal Entry 8 by Gyd from Barcelona, Barcelona Spain on Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Change of plans! I've been contacted by a local TV channel(TV3, Catalonian Television) asking for information about BC. And they asked for a book to show in their afternoon program... I hope you all don't mind I've lent them this one !! It will keep this BookRay just a bit delayed ...
(I have to learn to do not tell when I'm mailing the book but after it's already done! sorry)

Journal Entry 9 by Gyd from Barcelona, Barcelona Spain on Tuesday, July 08, 2003
Thanks all for your patience. This book has already enjoyed its 3 seconds of fame ;0) and is ready to keep on moving tomorrow (sorry but I couldn't get any digital images for you to see).
Here it goes, Fflloorr...

Journal Entry 10 by fflloorr from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Oh no! One more bookray book. :-) I'm now buried in a lot of rings/rays. Please people, be patient with me. I'll try to read the book asap.
Thanks again Gyd, for one more book!

Journal Entry 11 by fflloorr from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Loved the book!
Although I think the story should be more focused on the chacracter Maggie. I think she was much more interesting than her sister Rose.
My favorite part is when Maggie goes to live in the University, simply hilarious!
The book is already on its way to Germany.

Journal Entry 12 by fflloorr at on Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Released on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at Enviado a outro Bookcrosser pelo correio in Lisboa, lisboa Portugal.

To Nikel27.

Journal Entry 13 by nikel27 from -- Irgendwo / Somewhere --, Hessen Germany on Thursday, October 23, 2003
sorry, just saw that I forgot to let you know that the book has arrived at my mailbox -

update 11/10/2003:

What a funny book to read, I couldn't put it down, even I have to remember that I only have 30 minutes time during my lunch brake.
So I am ready to sent this book off again, will ask for the next members address.
Hopefully will also like this book, because I am going on a business trip during this week, the book will mail after the 16th of November.

Release planned for Saturday, November 22, 2003 at Postal System in Ginsheim, Hessen Germany.

and goes to the next member of the BookRay.

Sorry for the delay in sending.....

Journal Entry 15 by Elina from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, January 17, 2004
Finally In Her Shoes is here. I almost thought that it was lost in mail but luckily it appeared in my mailbox yesterday. I really took long to get here from Germany. I try to read it as soon as possible so the ray keeps moving. Thanks BlossomU and Nikel27.

Journal Entry 16 by Elina from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, January 28, 2004
I didn't quite like this book as much as I did the first one by Jennifer Weiner, "Good in Bed". I still really enjoyed it. My favorite part also was the part where Maggie goes to college. :) At parts it was very funny and I liked the easy-read style. Now I'm only waiting for the next person to pm me their address.

Journal Entry 17 by Robbiesmum from Thirsk, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 06, 2004
I was just looking for a fun read, and here it is, arrived today, amongst the Middlesex, Red Tent and Eyre Affair trilogy. Thank you BlossomU for organising this bookray.

Journal Entry 18 by Robbiesmum from Thirsk, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 03, 2004
Just to let you all know I'm about half way through this and really enjoying the mix of characters. I did prefer Good In Bed but I was blown away by the story as it spoke out to me. This one, doesn't shout this is you to my ear, but I am enjoying the humour and the trials and differences between the sisters. I should be posting this out to Virgulina later in the week.

Journal Entry 19 by Robbiesmum from Thirsk, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 07, 2004
I enjoyed reading this book very much - although I was far more sympathetic to Rose than Maggie until the latter part of the story. Like other people, I wasn't sure that Maggie could hurt people without realising. I don't approve of stealing at all, and found it hard to accept her as one of the main protagonists for a while. I did like the link with Ella, and how the characters linked together through the past and the photos. The development in the characters from the middle onwards was fascinating because the two sisters were influenced by lifestyles which didn't appear to be them at all. I liked the introduction of poetry and novels in Maggie's life as it showed her reaching her potential in all her life. A fun read which I enjoyed. Thanks BlossumU

Journal Entry 20 by usedtobe on Wednesday, April 14, 2004
I am now officialy in BookRay paradise, I've got so many of them at the moment. Please be patient with me and I'll get this book on its way as soon as possible! :)

Journal Entry 21 by usedtobe on Wednesday, June 02, 2004
What can I say about this book? I liked it even better than Good in Bed and now I can't wait to read her next one Little Earthquakes.
It's funny how the two sisters seem to exchange roles and in my opinion both of them become better people towards the end of the book. Maggie's time at the University is one of the funniest parts of the book and we're able to catch a glimpse of Cannie and Nifkin at the park.
I don't usually cry with books but at the end of this one I felt a pang of happiness for both of the girls and I almost cried! :)

Journal Entry 22 by usedtobe on Wednesday, June 02, 2004
I'm mailing this book to mfa as she hasn't been attending our meetings and I've had it with me for too long! :)

Journal Entry 23 by mfa from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, May 13, 2005
virgulina sent me this book ages ago... although i never journaled it then (sorry!), i've read it back in the summer.

i enjoyed reading it, but perhaps it is too much "chick-litty" for me. therefore, i really don't know what to write about it (we never studied the genre back at university:) ).
on the whole i felt it dwealt a bit too much on simple opposites (good/bad, pretty/plain, stupid/intelligent), and it just felt artificial without being esthetical, if that makes any sense.
but what did strike me tho most was maggie: she was just awful and patethic, and there's no excuse, literary or else, for her behaviour - she really wasn't worth so many pages.
i know it might not sound like it, but i did enjoy the book :)

thank you virgulina (who made sure i got the book and kept on asking me about it and therefore is due a big "desculpa" from me) and blossomU (it's a shame you had to ask me about the book). i'll post it to patxocas today.

[ps: teresa, não me esqueci do empréstimo do "good in bed"... esperas mais um bocadinho?... *descaramento*]

Journal Entry 24 by patxocas from Câmara de Lobos, Madeira Portugal on Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Receveid yesterday by mail.
Thanks mfa.

Try to read it ASAP.
I am enjoying the chick-lit that BlossomU has been borrowing me.
Thanks a lot.

Journal Entry 25 by patxocas from Câmara de Lobos, Madeira Portugal on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
I didn´t enjoyed this book very much.
I didn´t like Maggie at all. Maggie hurts people, steals and didn't realised it.
Althought, my favorite part is when Maggie goes to live in the University, simply hilarious!

It´s going to Ftarazu now.

Thanks BlossumU.

Journal Entry 26 by Ftarazu from Ovar, Aveiro Portugal on Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Just got it! It may take some time but will try to read it asap
Thanks patxocas!

Journal Entry 27 by Ftarazu from Ovar, Aveiro Portugal on Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Sorry for taking so long....
I really liked the evolution of the relation between the two sisters. At the beginning I was quite surprised and thinking how could someone like Maggie exist without caring about other people fellings but the second part of the book was very good (I couldnt stop reading it...) and in the end everything was very nice. My favourtie part was when Maggie was in the University and with her grandmother... I agree with fflloorr, Maggie was much more interesting than Rose...
It will go to Xana as soon as I have an address

Journal Entry 28 by Ftarazu from Ovar, Aveiro Portugal on Friday, December 09, 2005
Sent today to Di78. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 29 by Di78 from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, December 15, 2005
Just arrived! To be read soon.

Journal Entry 30 by Di78 from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, January 25, 2006
I'm sorry for keaping the book for so long.
At the begining, with Christmas and New Year, I didn't have much time...

I've to agree that the time Maggie's goes to university is the best.

I've a copy of Good in bed from the same autor to read soon.

It's going to fly to Lisbon soon to Elsita.

Journal Entry 31 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Got it today.
It's going to my TBR pile, so please...be patient ;o)

(Adorei os autocolantes, Di!)

Journal Entry 32 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Really nice chic-lit. Loved the way the two sisters were compared: so different, and yet, so equal!

It's going to sofiacavaco this week. Sorry for the delay!

Journal Entry 33 by 0807186271BC on Monday, April 03, 2006
It arrived today! It's going to the TBR... I'll try not to take to long...

Journal Entry 34 by 0807186271BC on Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Just finished reading... A really nice book!
Send it today to Liduina!

BlossomU, thans for the borrowing!

Journal Entry 35 by Liduina from Santa Cruz, Madeira Portugal on Sunday, May 21, 2006
It arrived this week!

Journal Entry 36 by Liduina from Santa Cruz, Madeira Portugal on Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Sorry for keeping the book so long.
It´s going to be send today to Lisatam.
Thank you!

Journal Entry 37 by lisatam from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, August 07, 2006
Já recebi, vou tentar ser breve. Obrigada BlossmU e Liduina, pela partilha!

Journal Entry 38 by lisatam from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, September 10, 2006
It is a nice book, specially as it flows towards the end. It is very true that some people are "different" (like Maggie) but in the end aren't they better than others known as "normal"?

Thanks BlossomU and Liduina, for sharing.

It is being mailed tomorrow to pipmts.

Journal Entry 39 by PiPmts on Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Here it is!
I've already read some pages and I think I can't stop until I'm finished with this one!
Thank you very much, BlossomU, and lisatam!:)

Journal Entry 40 by PiPmts on Saturday, October 07, 2006
No princípio não estava a gostar muito, talvez porque tivesse expectativas elevadas quanto a este livro. Mas não desisti e comecei a ficar "víciada" a partir da segunda parte!:)
É uma leitura leve e divertida, adequada como escape durante as semanas agitadas que têm sido as minhas ultimamente. ;)
Obrigada, mais uma vez!

Já enviei PM à Xeyra. Em princípio segue na Segunda-feira, se já tiver a morada.

Journal Entry 41 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, October 13, 2006
Arrived today and I plan to read it as soon as I can. I have another bookring before this one but it shouldn't take me long. Hopefully I won't keep it with me for more than a month.

Journal Entry 42 by Johannah from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, February 11, 2007
Já chegou. :)

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