The Lost World: A Readers' Guide

Registered by CityOfLit1 on 2/25/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by CityOfLit1 on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Journal Entry 2 by TheLostBook from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Welcome to The Lost World Read 2009!

You’ve got hold of a book that is part of the UK’s largest reading campaign. We’re celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle’s 150th birthday and Charles Darwin’s bicentenary. This is a specially-commissioned readers guide to Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World and includes information about Doyle, Darwin and Dinosaurs. It does contain spoilers, so it's best to read The Lost World first!

And, welcome to The Lost Book!

The Lost Book is a collaborative adventure in storytelling. It’s taking place online and anyone can join in. At its heart is an animated web series: the adventures of investigative journalist Aileen Adler.

There are loads of ways you can get involved and it won’t cost you anything. You can help us to write the story for the web series. You can join our special guest writer Jasper Fforde to reconstruct a stolen book in our weekly microstory competition. You can enter our soundtrack competition by creating your own music for the web series. You can produce your own animation.

And, you can read this book, tell us what you thought of it, give it away, and follow its journey. So join in, wherever you are, and have fun!

Journal Entry 3 by TheLostBook at By Post, a postal release -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (2/25/2009 UTC) at By Post, a postal release -- Controlled Releases

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This book is travelling to the 2009 BookCrossing convention in Christchurch, New Zealand.

If you've found this book - welcome to BookCrossing! I hope you enjoy The Lost World: A Readers' Guide and then pass it on to continue its journey. It'd be great to find out where it has travelled to and read your review. You can stay completely anonymous if you prefer, or you can join BookCrossing (it's free) if you'd like to take part in this booklovers' community.

To find out more about the adventure of The Lost Book, go to the website at www.thelostbook.net and to read more about The Lost World and the reading campaign here in Edinburgh check out www.cityofliterature.com.

Journal Entry 4 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, March 20, 2009
Didn't find this as interesting as it might have been. Although it covered a lot of interesting topics, they were all treated a bit too superficially for my taste. And I kind of felt what it really needed to be of any real use as a readers' guide was some sort of concluding essay bringing all the different aspects together and showing how they combined to make The Lost World what it is. (Or maybe that's just because I spend too much of my time around literary types... :-))

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Journal Entry 5 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, March 29, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (3/29/2009 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Added to the book collection for the convention.

Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

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Journal Entry 6 by Chch2009-Con from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, March 29, 2009
Reserved for the 2009 Bookcrossing Convention.

Journal Entry 7 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, May 01, 2009
I picked this up at the convention, and have The Lost World in my possession at the moment so am reading them together.

There are some interesting facts about Darwin and Conan Doyle in here, and I liked the time line at the beginning of the book showing where their lives crossed over.

With Darwin's theories being pretty much accepted today, it is interesting to see how much public outcry they caused in their day.

The discussion points for Conan Doyle's book The Lost World made interesting conversation.

Journal Entry 8 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at The Long Stone Pub (OBCZ) in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (5/19/2009 UTC) at The Long Stone Pub (OBCZ) in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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This book will be placed on a shelf in the snug. The Longstone is a great place for a pint, a pub meal, and to sit in their beer garden on a warm day.

If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it.

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