Eclipse

by Stephenie Meyer | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1904233902 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingrotewoelfinwing of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 12/8/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, December 08, 2008
The third book :)

Journal Entry 2 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, December 08, 2008
Participants:

1. erinacea
2. cat-i
3. Kiki66
4. Qantaqa
5. KillerPueppi
6. -aoirghe-
7. DA-Cameron
8. DEESSE (hat auch eine deutsche Adresse)
9. bluecat07
10. risibisi
11. olagorie


edit 17.03. - Qantaqa rutscht aus "posttechnischen" Gründen eins nach vorne :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, January 12, 2009
I read this book during the last weekend - and I enjoyed it. I was sceptical before start reading because I feared it may not be as good as the first to books. But I really liked reading the new chapters of the relationship of Bella, Edward and Jacob. One of the things I liked most was getting more information on Edward's siblings and some of their history. So the book was not as fascinating as the first two books but I really liked how the relationships go forward and there are some new stories on the vampires and werewolves :)

I hope the 4th can fulfill the same purpose...

The book will start its travel as soon as I get the first adress :)

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Startet gleich mit der Hauspost nach Berlin :)

Journal Entry 5 by erinacea from Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Thursday, January 22, 2009
God, I didn't expect this one to be so fat, or heavy. In truth, it looks a bit intimidating...
I've still got to finish a thriller I'm currently reading but I'm confident I'll get around to (starting) this one over the weekend.

In other news, today I was greeted by the woman at the postal counter with "You come here often, don't you? I recognize the name." (In German, obviously.) And here I'd been thinking I didn't get a lot of books lately... (The last one I had to fetch from the post was in July, and I hardly ever bring a letter to the post, preferring the more anonymous mailboxes.) That and they've got several staff members manning up to six counters, but she obviously still recognized me. *still flustered*

Thanks a lot for sending this along!

Journal Entry 6 by erinacea from Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Saturday, January 31, 2009
I already read it through last weekend (I didn't do much else that weekend), but then I unfortunately never got around to journalling it over the week. I guess that's the problem when I want to write a lot. :)

First off, I'll have to admit that I started reading with really low expectations, for two reasons: First, I'd been spoiling myself a bit on the relationship outcomes (that's foremost what people are writing about) on the internet, and some of what I'd learned sounded rather cheesy, and second, after reading New Moon I was still high on adrenaline and found the teaser chapter of book 3 to be real let-down. Luckily, when I cracked open Eclipse I found myself drawn right in without any such problems. (I guess it pays to wait a bit between reading books of a series.)

Because of my initial reservations it's a bit hard to tell but I think I liked it not quite but almost as much as New Moon. I was half afraid Bella would fall back into her passive damsel-in-distress behaviour now that Edward is back but it appears that Jacob in particular is really bringing out the rebel in her. Another thing that surprised me was that one of my main points of criticism has always been that it remains a bit of mystery to me what originally accounted for Bella and Edward's mutual attraction. However, since the end of New Moon I find I no longer have to suspend disbelief on this issue because the separation and all that followed has changed both of them; they've both matured a lot. Indeed, it appears that in this book everyone is much more ready to compromise and talk about problematic issues, so much even that for large sections of the novel I actually got a sense of peacefulness out of reading it since - despite all those conflicts - the characters were really trying hard. From the pretty cover picture I'd rather have expected the opposite: relationships broken beyond repair. But then, the title doesn't make all that much sense either, though it is, like the cover, exceedingly pretty.

Like rotewoelfin I was really glad to learn about Jasper and Rosalie's backstories. Jasper's fate, in particular, explained so much about the history of Vampires and the difference between the wild and "civilized" (for lack of a better word) ones. Emmett and Alice remain my favourites but all of Bella, Jasper and Edward have moved high up in my esteem and actually pushed Jacob several notches downwards.

My favourite chapter was Time - that was the point I realized I could really sympathise with Bella and also that I was starting to really like the book. :)

All in all, I think I will have to buy this book after all for my personal collection, and the fourth one probably too (and Midnight Sun as well if/when it comes out), but I'll hold out until I've read Breaking Dawn via book ring, if only so I can write extensive notes about what I thought of it. :p

Thanks for sharing with me!

Journal Entry 7 by erinacea at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Berlin Germany on Saturday, January 31, 2009

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Although I'd received cat-i's address back on Tuesday I only got around to bringing it to the post office today. (I'd really have preferred sending it off earlier but unfortunately the book is much too fat to fit into any letter box.)
Sorry about keeping you waiting, cat-i!

Journal Entry 8 by cat-i from Velbert, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, February 04, 2009
The book layed at my door today. No problem for waiting, I've so much to read don't know where to start. But I'll do my best to read it fast!
Thanks for sending!

Journal Entry 9 by cat-i from Velbert, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Uh, I don't know why I read this serie! When I read the first book (on english) I was happy that I understood nearly everything. I didn't liked Bella, because she's so young and thinks that she knows how she will spend her life. I was so annoyed of her that I didn't want to read the rest of the twilight serie. The second book wasn't much better, but I liked the stories of all other people except Bella. Then I read this book, and I had the same feeling about her like on the other books, but the backgroundstories of Rosalie and Emmett were very interesting. And I also liked the werewolve-stories.
And now, when I've read the first three books, I want read the last one to be encaged of Bella!

Journal Entry 10 by wingkiki66wing from Gauting, Bayern Germany on Monday, March 16, 2009
Great!

I've just started the third volume in German..but I prefer this one :-)

So let the saga continue...

Journal Entry 11 by wingkiki66wing from Gauting, Bayern Germany on Sunday, March 22, 2009
Soo... that's done... I finished it the other night.
What can I say about this third sequel...hmm..
I guess I didn't like it as much as some of the other readers here.
In the end I couldn't stand all the variations and permanent repetitions why vampires and werewolves cannot be friends. (nonetheless I found it interesting to hear about the reason for that!)..
I liked Jacob in the second sequel better.. now playing all these dirty tricks .. of course he's desperate but in my opinion the author tried to lengthen the book with all these elaborations.. it could have been much shorter!!


Anyway, I still will read the fourth sequel after all I do want to know how it ends :-?

Will give this book to qantaqa this week...

Edit: on to qantaqa today - April, 2nd

Journal Entry 12 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Thursday, April 02, 2009
I'm really looking forward to reading this (kind of despite myself :) ). Thanks again for offering this as a ring!

Journal Entry 13 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Thursday, April 23, 2009
I'm still not sure why I like these books :). After all, some parts are so horribly tacky and usually, I wouldn't even consider reading a vampire story... But despite myself, I actually enjoyed reading this book and (I'm almost embarrassed to admit *g*) found it quite hard to put down. I was somewhat disappointed in the outcome of "the Victoria problem", though.

The book will continue its journey tomorrow.

Journal Entry 14 by KillerPueppi from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, April 28, 2009
arrived well today...

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und weiter geht's...

Journal Entry 16 by -aoirghe- from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, July 09, 2009
Has just arrived! In respect of this book I'm glad we finally didn't go on holidays as planned. Next time I'd appreciate a short note that the book is about to be sent on...

I'm looking forward to reading. Just a another ring to finish first and then I'll gladly be entertained by Bella and Edward again!

Journal Entry 17 by -aoirghe- from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, July 24, 2009
Well, what can I say? On the one hand I enjoyed the book, but on the other hand it is still such an american highschool book, I sometimes couldn't stop myself from wincing... Bella more than once just got on my nerves! And I still can't imagine to cuddle with marble however beautifully sculptured it may be...

Nevertheless, I still like Jake, and Alice and Emmet, of course. Enjoyed the backstories to Jasper and Rosalie as well (or was Rosalie in the 4th book?).

Thaks for letting me be part of this ring and I'll send the book on to DA-Cameron ASAP.

Journal Entry 18 by -aoirghe- at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 05, 2009

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Sorry for the long delay, Real Life has been intruding...

Journal Entry 19 by DA-Cameron at Ditzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Was lange währt...

Endlich ist das Buch bei mir - allerdings nicht das, was sich anfangs auf die Reise gemacht hat, sondern ein Ersatzexemplar. Danke, Rotewölfin!

Jetzt ist auch das ursprüngliche Exemplar aufgetaucht. Dieses wird die Reise als Ring fortsetzen.


25. 7. 2010:
I've read this book some time ago, and I enjoyed it, especially the fact that there were many pages without Bella telling us how beautiful Edward is. ;-) I still don't like Bella, though; she seems to me fairly egoistic.
The most interesting parts of this book are, in my opinion, the background information on vampires and werewolves.

Journal Entry 20 by DA-Cameron at Ditzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, July 26, 2010

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The book is on its way to DEESE. I hope it'll arrive in time!

Journal Entry 21 by DEESSE at Erstein, Alsace France on Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I found this book today in my "pigeon-hole" at school, together with "Breaking Dawn". Wow, what big books!
It's a shame that I've got two more rings before - but maybe I'll read at least "Eclipse" before? Can't wait!!!

Thanks, DA-Cameron - the books made it in time for my summer holidays!
And thanks, rotewoelfin, for the ring!

Journal Entry 22 by DEESSE at Erstein, Alsace France on Sunday, September 12, 2010
I know that it's not "big" literature, but I quite enjoyed this book, even more than book 2! Bella's "whingeing" has improved a bit, though she's still admiring Edward a bit too much.

The story was OK, quite exciting in some parts, too.

I especially liked the werewolf-legends that were told around the campfire and the explanations how some of the other Cullens became "bloodsuckers". That helped to understand them better.

Bluecat07 didn't answer three PMs, so I contacted risibisi.
Thanks, rotewoelfin for this ring!

(I'll keep Nr. 4 for my next holidays - too big for my handbag! ;-) )

edit 28.09.10:
Risibisi doesn't answer too, I sent one last PM this morning and will wait a few days before I contact olagorie.

edit 24.10.10:
No answer so far from Risibisi, will contact olagorie now.

Journal Entry 23 by DEESSE at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 08, 2010

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On its way to olagorie.
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 24 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Friday, December 17, 2010

Sorry, I forgot to journal the book when it arrived.

I hope to be able to read it during the Christmas holidays. Thanks a lot!

Journal Entry 25 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I need the next part :-D

I really hope the very dangerous event mentioned on the last page will be described in detail in part 4 *g*

Altogether I think I liked the film about the third part better than the book itself. There were many passages that were simply too long. There isn't very much actually happening in this part :-( And it starts to annoy me a bit to continuously have to read about how selfless Edward is...

But all the same, I enjoyed the story very much. Thanks for sharing it with me!

Bluecat07 isn't active at BC anymore (permanently).

I don't notice anyone behind me on the list - rotewoelfin, do you want to advertise the ring in the forum or should I send it back to you?



Journal Entry 26 by wingolagoriewing at Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Dankesehr!!!

Journal Entry 27 by wingrotewoelfinwing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, February 18, 2011
Heute wohlbehalten aus der Packstation gefischt - danke euch allen für's mitlesen und kommentieren :)

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