The Ten-Year Nap

by Meg Wolitzer | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781594483547 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tempestsans of Canton, Georgia USA on 6/3/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by tempestsans from Canton, Georgia USA on Wednesday, June 03, 2009
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welcome to bookcrossing and happy reading!

Journal Entry 2 by tempestsans from Canton, Georgia USA on Thursday, June 25, 2009
Amazon Editorial Review:

The New York Times bestselling novel that woke up critics, book clubs, and women everywhere.

For a group of four New York friends the past decade has been defined largely by marriage and motherhood, but it wasn’t always that way. Growing up, they had been told that their generation would be different. And for a while this was true. They went to good colleges, and began high-powered careers. But after marriage and babies, for a variety of reasons, they decided to stay home, temporarily, to raise their children. Now, ten years later, they are still at home, unsure how they came to inhabit lives so different from the ones they expected—until a new series of events begins to change the landscape of their lives yet again, in ways they couldn’t have predicted.


My Personal Review:

ouch. depressingly realistic sometimes. redundant sometimes. boring sometimes. shocking sometimes. exactly what everyday life as a grown woman is like - sometimes. this one explores more of the similarities between 'working moms' and 'stay at home moms' where many books use the perceived differences to further the popularity of their book with one group or the other. basically, the book lets us know, nobody is perfect, nobody has everything, nobody's life is as great or as awful as you might think. we make choices and those choices take us places - sometimes good, sometimes bad - but always somewhere.

will check wishlists for this one and then potentially offer as a ring or ray.

Journal Entry 3 by sarkiegirl from La Quinta, California USA on Thursday, August 06, 2009
I got this right now! Perfect timing, because I just finished two! I'll read as quickly as I can, and if not, I'll take it on my cruise! :) Thanks for letting me join! Looking forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 4 by sarkiegirl from La Quinta, California USA on Saturday, September 26, 2009
I liked this book a lot! I thank both of you for giving me more time to finish the book! It's a long one, and it's deep! lol
I'm going to be sending it on now.

Journal Entry 5 by sarkiegirl at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, trades, California USA on Saturday, September 26, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (9/26/2009 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, trades, California USA

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sending to awakeagain today! I hope this gets there before your vacation is over! :)

Journal Entry 6 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Thursday, October 08, 2009
Received this book today. I've read a few of her other books and am looking forward to this one.

Journal Entry 7 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Saturday, February 27, 2010
Traveling in the Wrap It Up Bookbox

Journal Entry 8 by 300dogs from Jackson, New Jersey USA on Monday, March 08, 2010
Picked out of the Wrap It Up bookbox. Sounds great! It will join Mt. Toobie for the time being.

Journal Entry 9 by 300dogs at Jackson, New Jersey USA on Thursday, April 21, 2011
This book was chosen from Mt. Toobie as part of Plum-crazy's "Can't Decide What To Read?" thread. Each month, Plum picks a theme and we in turn choose a book from our TBR pile that fits the theme. For March, she chose "mad as a March hare" as the theme. She said that "anything MAD will do...crazy, nuts..." I opted for this book because to literally nap for ten years seems a bit crazy to me.


I started reading this back in March and just finished it earlier this afternoon. I just could not get into it at all. However, I was glad to find out the mystery behind "the saffron sister tree" song!


I noticed this is on many wishlists so I will send this out as a RABCK.

Journal Entry 10 by 300dogs at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 29, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (4/29/2011 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed out today to kerbam in Maryland to fulfill a wishlist request. Enjoy.

Journal Entry 11 by kerbam1421 at Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Monday, May 02, 2011
Received this today - thank you so much! It's been on my wishlist for a while! :)

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