*ring* Life on the Refrigerator Door
9 journalers for this copy...
'Moving and emotional, this is a fab story told in the most original way' Mizz
'Heartbreaking and heartwarming' Shout
'Guaranteed to make you cry' Sunday Express
'It made me cry' Geri Halliwell
'Original and touching' Joanne Harris
'An amazing debut novel that is moving, heartwarming, funny and inspirational' Bookseller
'An understated but extremely moving portrait of family relationships' Publishing News
'Get your tissues ready, it's a real tear-jerker' TV Hits
'Sometimes, reading between the lines can tell us more than words themselves...' Glamour magazine
'Sweet' Financial Times
My opinion: I picked it up in the bookshop and had a hard time putting it down again. I would have finished it right then and there, if I had the chance. It's a good book, a refreshing way to write a book. It's very gripping and though I planned to finish the BC books currently filling my house, I just had to read it. I dropped everything and finished it in one sitting.
It's a book written for teenage girls, you can sometimes tell from the way certain things are described, but in all honesty: I wasn't bothered at all. Usually teenage-stuff is a little too annoying for me (maybe because I'm ashamed for being just like that myself once, not so very long ago).
I usually have reserves with books about sick people and the way they cope (I won't spoil the details in the very first JE, promise!). This book is quite real and not whiny or irritating, so I highly recommend this, it's a very good read!
AnnevO (NL, int'l shipping)
Fifna (NL, EU shipping)
antonettes (NL, EU shipping)
Uniflame (NL, EU shipping)
Vekiki (UK, EU shipping)
Annimanni (FI, int'l shipping)
peggypostcard (AU, AU shipping)
mummafour (AU, int'l shipping) <-- now here!
annenz (NZ, int'l shipping)
amidabutsu (CA, ship North America)
lauraloo29 (CA, int'l shipping)
kobie03 (CA, int'l shipping)
vzfamily (US, US shipping)
PaulsBooks (US, int'l shipping)
Back to me
1. When you receive the book please ensure that you journal it.
2. Read it as soon as you can, if you take longer than 1 month, please keep us all informed by posting a new entry or sending me a PM to inform me (either way I get an e-mail and I know what's up with the book).
3. When you've finished reading it, make a journal entry and contact the next person on the list.
4. If no response is received after two attempts, contact me and the next person on the list.
5. When you send the book on please make a journal entry or release note.
6. Please feel free to leave your own 'fridge note' (post-it) somewhere in the book!
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Mailed out to the first participant. Have a safe trip little book!
(For those interested: it's a relatively light book, only 225 grams)
This book is on its way to the next reader; I just dropped it of at the post office.
Thank you for sharing, Laui. I will PM antonettes.
On its wat to antonettes!
**EDIT 06/09** the book has been mailed out to Uniflame yesterday. Enjoy reading!
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
A really sweet, easy to read story - and wonderfully told through notes. Throughly enjoyede
Posted onto the next in line for this bookray
I've always been very close to my mother and it's hard for me to imagine having lived such separate lives and not really communicating with her while living under the same roof. I'm sure it happens, however, and all too often for that matter.
The book's on its way to peggypostcard in Australia. Happy reading!
Update - I finished reading this the day it arrived! It is surprising how much detail you can glean about the characters from their brief notes, though like Annimanni said above, I tended to rush through them and not ponder over them individually. The ending brought a tear to my eye.
I've contacted Mummafour to confirm the postal address that she has on her profile, and will send the book on after I've received a response.
Posting on to mummafour this afternoon. Safe travelling!