Breakfast at Tiffany's (Abacus Books)

by Truman Capote | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349104921 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Caroley of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 12/16/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by Caroley from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 16, 2008
1001 books

Holly Golightly, glittering socialite traveller, generally upwards, sometimes sideways and once in a while down. She's up all night drinking cocktails and breaking hearts. She's a shoplifter, a delight, a drifter, a tease. She hasn't got a past. She doesn't want to belong to anything or anyone. Not to 'Rusty' Trawler, the blue-chinned, cuff-shooting millionaire man about women about town. Not to Salvatore 'Sally' Tomato, the Mafia sugar-daddy doing life in Sing Sing. Not to a starving writer. Not even to her one-eyed rag-bag pirate of a cat. One day Holly might find somewhere she belongs. Until then she's travelling.

Journal Entry 2 by Caroley from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, December 17, 2009
This was not what I expected. I haven't seen the film, but I have seen clips of it, and still photos so I thought I had an idea what the book was going to be like. I'm guessing the film bears little resemblance to the book.

Having said that, I liked it. I liked it a lot. It was slightly dark, which was the part I hadn't expected, which gave it some depth. It had an interesting storyline, good characters and hooked you in from the start.

There are three short stories in the book as well, all of which were enjoyable.

Journal Entry 3 by Caroley from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, December 17, 2009
1001 books


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1. Journal the book when you receive it so we know it arrived safely.
2. Take as much time as you need to read it, but try and move it along within a reasonable time.
3. A journal entry when you've finished it would be appreciated, even if it just says ‘I liked this’ or ‘I wasn’t keen’.
4. Mail the book to the next person. PLEASE do a release note when you've done this.

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Journal Entry 4 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, January 04, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/4/2010 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Posted to first person in the ray - Dutch-book.

Journal Entry 5 by dutch-book from Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Saturday, January 09, 2010
There it is. I have a few ringbooks before this one and a housemove, so may take some while.

Journal Entry 6 by dutch-book from Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, February 26, 2010
I've read it. I wish Truman Capote had sticked to his true crime books. I've already sent Emgeenl a PM a week ago and will try again today.

Journal Entry 7 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, March 05, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (3/5/2010 UTC) at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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On it's way to the next reader.

Journal Entry 8 by EmgeeNL from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, March 06, 2010
The book arrived it's on MTBR for now

May 15th:
Finished reading it. I liked reading it although it didn't meet my expectations. I liked in cold blood a lot better.

Journal Entry 9 by EmgeeNL at controlled release, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, May 15, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (5/15/2010 UTC) at controlled release, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases

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The book is on it's way to the next reader

Journal Entry 10 by bumbelbee from Haarlem, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I received the book in the mail today, it looks really great with the old skool cover and feel, I can't wait to start reading!

Edit:
I finished the book a couple of days ago after I flew through it. It was a nice read, the story was perphaps a bit short for my liking, but then again it was enough as it was. I've pm-ed Danielle23 for her adress, as soon as I get it, I wil send de book on its way!

Journal Entry 11 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, June 24, 2010
The book arrived a few days ago but I've only just had the time to journal it as life is pretty hectic at the moment. I've one bookring before this and then I'll begin. I've wanted to read this one for years and so am quite looking forward to it. Thank you for giving me this opportunity xx

Journal Entry 12 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, July 02, 2010
I enjoyed the story within this book but I also found it too short. It seemed to end too abruptly and left a lot of loose ends for me.

Will send off to the next participant as soon as I can xx

Journal Entry 13 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, July 26, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (7/26/2010 UTC) at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Off to shovelmonkey1 this afternoon, sorry for the delay. Hope you enjoy it Caz xx

Journal Entry 14 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Received today - thanks to danielle23 for sending it on and for Caroley for starting this bookray. It will be travelling again within the week as I have to send it on before I leave.

Journal Entry 15 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Saturday, July 31, 2010
Started reading this morning and i'm nearly half way through already so this book will be travelling on monday.

Journal Entry 16 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Monday, August 02, 2010
Very much enjoyed this first short foray into Truman Capotes work. Was not sure what to expect as I've never seen Breakfast of Tiffany's (although I am aware of the iconic image and the general hype surrounding it). An easy read, excellent descriptive prose and the short stories at the end were very good too.
This book is now ready to travel on to sfogs in New Zealand.

Journal Entry 17 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Monday, August 02, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (8/2/2010 UTC) at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom

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Now travelling to New Zealand.

Journal Entry 18 by Sfogs at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, November 19, 2010
This little book has arrived safely in New Zealand! Thank you everyone!

Journal Entry 19 by Sfogs at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, November 22, 2010
While these stories were okay, I couldn't really get into them.
The exception being 'A Christmas Memory' which I really enjoyied.
Thank you Caroley for sharing this book!

Journal Entry 20 by Sfogs at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (11/23/2010 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Sent on it's way to Australia!

Journal Entry 21 by wingLadyIndigowing at Orange, New South Wales Australia on Friday, December 31, 2010
this little book has taken an entire month to swim across the 'pond' !

i'll get this read in the next week or two - have contacted cat207 for her current addy

thanks sfogs for sending on and caroley for offering

;)

Journal Entry 22 by cat207 at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Arrived in today's mail with the following note enclosed:-

'Hi,
After our rushed trip to Newcastle... way back when... I seem to have misplaced this book as I lost patience with the Bookcrossing site. With the latest upgrade & now without wings, I'm just not having a smooth run. So now this book travels to you without a journal entry. Sorry for the delay.
Happy Reading.
LadyIndigo'

Thanks for sending on LadyIndigo. Hopefully you'll be flying again soon. X

Journal Entry 23 by cat207 at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Monday, March 21, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found my memories of the movie to be very true to the book. The extra short stories were an added bonus. Thanks for sharing Caroley.

I've PMed ex2 for an address.

Journal Entry 24 by cat207 at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Friday, March 25, 2011
I've received an address for ex2, so this goes out in Monday's mail.

Journal Entry 25 by ex2 at Taipei 臺北, Taipei City Taiwan on Friday, May 06, 2011
Thanks for sending this book my way. I appreciate it

Journal Entry 26 by ex2 at Taipei 臺北, Taipei City Taiwan on Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Hi there. Sorry for the delay. I have received the next readers' address. I am waiting for the babysitter to come next week to mail it out. The rain here has been nonstop. Thanks for your understanding.


I thought this book was ok. I think I will have to read Cold Blood.

Journal Entry 27 by wingjumpinginwing at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, August 25, 2011
Arrived safely--thank you! I've recently seen the movie for the first time, so I'm interested to see how it compares to the book.

Journal Entry 28 by wingjumpinginwing at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, September 02, 2011
I enjoyed this book very much. The details differed a bit from the movie, but the overall story was the same. Usually I prefer to read a book before seeing the movie, but I think seeing the movie first contributed to my enjoyment of this book. I liked the short stories as well.

I have Aberpeter's address and will get this book in the mail very soon.

Journal Entry 29 by wingjumpinginwing at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, September 02, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/2/2011 UTC) at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Mailed to Aberpeter today. I hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 30 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
it is here! I look forward to starting this book soon.

Journal Entry 31 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Monday, September 19, 2011
Four short stories in one novel

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Holly Golightly is a free spirit who lives life in the moment. She comes across as naive and flirtatious yet is very calculating in the decisions she makes. Those who meet her become enamored by her charms yet Holly refuses to let anyone get too close to her, including her cat. In the end, Holly learns a little too late that she has grown to love and need those she has held at a distance.

House of Flowers
Ottilie, a poor young girl, stumbles upon a brothel one day and makes herself at home. As the youngest woman on staff, she is immediately a favorite of the local patrons. One of the wealthy patrons had taken a fance to Ottilie and wants to marry her, yet she refuses. She finds herself in love with Royal, a young man struggling financially. In this tale, love conques all.

A Diamond Guitar
In a prison in Mobile, Alabama, Mr. Schaeffer has been serving time. He has been in the prision for years and is somewhat respected by the other prisoners. One day Tico Feo is brought to the prison with his diamond guitar. Tico and Mr. Schaeffer become quick friends and form a strong bond. The two men plan an escape, yet only Tico manages to get out. In a turn of events, Mr. Schaeffer is congratulated for trying to capture Tico to prevent his escape.

A Chrismas Memory
A young man, Buddy, recalls his Christmas memories, growing up poor yet very rich in his friendship with his distant cousin. She is 66, he is 7. The two of them have a strong bond and are best friends. Although Buddy is sent off to military school and doens't see much of his best friend for years, she remains an important figure in his life.

Journal Entry 32 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Saturday, October 01, 2011

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sending to bsliv1219... enjoy

Journal Entry 33 by bsliv1219 at Fremont, Ohio USA on Monday, October 03, 2011
The book arrived in today's mail. I'll read it and get it sent off in a few days. Thanks for sharing, Caroley. I;ve never seen the movie and don't know anything abut the book. It will be a treat.

Journal Entry 34 by bsliv1219 at Fremont, Ohio USA on Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I was glad the book was short. It was an OK read, but didn't thrill me. amcamp1644 asked to be skipped so I posted the book to earthcaroleanne in Scotland today. Thanks for including me in the ray.

Journal Entry 35 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, October 24, 2011
Never read Truman Capote in my life and now I get two in the one month!

Journal Entry 36 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I saw this film a couple of years ago and was disappointed in it but I thought that was because of all the hype that surrounded it. However like others, I found the book disappointing as well. I much preferred the following short stories although I find myself frustrated by them simply because they are too short.

Journal Entry 37 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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On it's way in the ring.

Journal Entry 38 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, November 27, 2011
The book has arrived safely. To be read asap.

Journal Entry 39 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, December 09, 2011
I enjoyed the book even more than the film (which I did enjoy). Very different to the only other book I have read by Truman Capote - In Cold Blood.

The three additional short stories were a bonus.

Journal Entry 40 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Journal Entry 41 by BethanyGordon at Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 19, 2011
Just got home from uni and the book was here. Will read as quickly as possible.

Journal Entry 42 by BethanyGordon at Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 28, 2012
I really enjoyed the book, very easy to read.
And the three short stories were very sweet, if all a little sad.

Have e-mailed the next in the list and will send it out next week.

Journal Entry 43 by BethanyGordon at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 13, 2012

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I e-mailed Jujuks twice over two weeks and got no relpy, so sent it to silvia-pco instead :)

Journal Entry 44 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Saturday, March 17, 2012
Here it is! Thanks for sharing, I'll keep you posted on my progress :)

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