Tears of the Giraffe (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349116652 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookowl1000 of Foshan, Guangdong China on 9/6/2009
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Sunday, September 06, 2009
Book 2 in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series

"Among her cases this time are wayward wives, unscrupulous maids, and the challenge to resolve a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Indeed, Mma Ramotswe's own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma's secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales." www.fantasticfiction.co.uk

Journal Entry 2 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Tuesday, September 08, 2009
I have decided to share these books as a book spiral as I consider it a shame that such a delightful series just sits on my shelf unread by others.

1. The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
2. Tears of the Giraffe
3. Morality for Beautiful Girls
4. The Kalahari Typing School for Men
5. The Full Cupboard of Life
6. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
7. Blue Shoes and Happiness
8. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
9. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
10. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
11. The Double Comfort Safari Club
12. The Saturday Big Tent Party
13. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
14. The minor Adjustment Beauty Salon


They are all paperbacks of the same size: 12.5cm x 19.5cm x 1.5cm, 231g

Journal Entry 3 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Thursday, September 17, 2009
I list my bookrings at The Bookring Directory!

This book spiral is in the process of being organised and is open to new members.

1. When you recieve the book please make a journal entry to let everyone know that it has arrived safely.

2. Read the book as quick as you can (hopefully within 4 weeks). Please put it ahead of any other books, except other bookrings/rays that arrived first. A person who holds up a book may be left out for the remaining books.

3. Please make a journal entry to let everyone know what you thought of the book.

4. When you are nearing the end of the book, pm the next person on the list for their address. Do not send the book unless he/she has passed on the previous book. No one person should be in possesion of more than one book at a time. You will also need to contact the person before you in the list for the next book to ask them to send it to you.

5. Make a journal entry when you have posted the book to show that it is travelling.

Participants so far: The order may change as new members join.

So far it is looking like this:

nediamnori87 UK(Itnl)starting with book 2
YellowBow - Portugal (Europe
Jonniboi - UK (UK)
back to me to ship to US
sunfi US (Itnl)- book back to me

BOOK HAS ARRIVED HOME SAFELY, THANKYOU.

27 May 2011: New ring soon to start (still open):

wal-89 UK (UK/EUR)
Appelsiini Finland (Itnl)
lunatum Finland (Itnl)

NMReader US (US only) to join starting at Full Cupboard of Life

Journal Entry 4 by bookowl1000 at part of a spiral, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, September 17, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (9/18/2009 UTC) at part of a spiral, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Posted to nediamnori87 toaday.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, September 19, 2009
Arrived in the post this morning!

Thank you very much, made a very satisfactory thump on the mat!

Journal Entry 6 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, September 20, 2009
I really enjoy these books as there is a nice simple story and the ideal read when you're not looking to get bogged down in something heavy to read. I have to admit the book made me feel good and both endings so far have made me smile to myself.
This book unlike the first only really focusses on two cases. I am looking forward to reading the third book in the series.

Thank you very much Bookowl1000 for sharing the books with me.

The book is now ready to be sent onto the next person as and when they have sent off the first.

Journal Entry 7 by nediamnori87 at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, November 16, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (11/16/2009 UTC) at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom

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Posting this off today. I hope you enjoy the book, and thank you to Bookowl1000 for organising.

Happy Reading ^_^

Journal Entry 8 by YellowBow from Fleet, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 25, 2009
It's with me :) I've a bookring ahead, but then I'll pick this one :)
Thanks nediamnori87wing for posting and bookowl1000 for sharing with us :)

Journal Entry 9 by YellowBow from Fleet, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 27, 2009
Well, it was a quick reading since I was quite interested in Mma Ramotswe's carrer and love story with Mr J.L.B. Matekoni. This book is written in the same style as the previous one. who liked the first, sure will enjoy this one. I'd a great time! :)
Thabks for sharing :)

ps: I've agreed with Jonniboi that it will be sent in January, to avoid the rush of the holiday season


Journal Entry 10 by YellowBow from Fleet, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 24, 2010
Going tomorrow to Jonniboi .
hope you like :)

Journal Entry 11 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, February 04, 2010
just recveived through the post today! I'm going to have to have a word with the postman, they've been taking ages getting to me, there must be a backlog or something, I'm missing quite a few if I'm honest!

Journal Entry 12 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, February 15, 2010
okay, so I've knocked a star off from the first book, but this book is not up to scratch compared with the first book. For some reason I did not enjoy the story when it went over to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni when he became the prominent main character in some chapters, I ended up being bored and I decided to do other things rather than reading the book, maybe it's just that I wasn't interested in cars and engineering, I hope I'm not the only one who thinks it was boring on these few cvhapters. Anyway, I enjoyed the whole context of the book and it was really really enjoyable, I cannot wait for the next book, bring it on!


Shall send out soon when I have a chance!

Journal Entry 13 by Jonniboi at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (2/17/2010 UTC) at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom

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I have now sent it back to the owner of this spiral, thanks for including, me, I cannot wait for the third book!

Journal Entry 14 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, February 20, 2010
Has arrived safely back with me. Will send it off when the next person is ready.

Journal Entry 15 by bookowl1000 at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (4/1/2010 UTC) at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom

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posted to wamstreet to continue the spiral.

Journal Entry 16 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, May 15, 2010
Sadly, wamstreet has passed away after an extended illness. A family member has contacted me due to a wish to pass on bookcrossing books. If the book is not found I will send out a replacement to sunfi.

Journal Entry 17 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, May 22, 2010
This arrived in the mail today, I have a number of other rings ahead of this one but I'll get to it as soon as I can. I keep my profile updated on weekly basis so you can see how close this one is to the top. Thanks for sending this to me and including me in the ring.

Update:
25 Jul 10 - More than half way through this one, I hope this on its way back home by the end of the month. Thanks for letting me keep these a little longer.

Journal Entry 18 by sunfi at Dayton, Ohio USA on Saturday, July 31, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (7/30/2010 UTC) at Dayton, Ohio USA

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This one is finally on its way home, it should arrive in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for allowing it to visit with me.

Journal Entry 19 by bookowl1000 at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, August 07, 2010

The book has arrived home safely. I am glad everyone has been enjoying the series.

Journal Entry 20 by bookowl1000 at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (6/30/2011 UTC) at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom

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Please do not feel under pressure because I have sent you this book when you have not finished the previous one. It is not something that I would normally do, especially as the previous spiral got stalled by a person who was holding more than one book, it is just that I am moving to China so if I do not send it now it will be in a box for 3-4 months.

Happy reading.

Journal Entry 21 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 02, 2011
Was surprised to find this book waiting for me when I got back from my holiday but am very much looking forward to reading the series :) The first one is next on my TBR ring books list and this one will be read shortly after that. Thanks for sending and good luck with the move :)

Journal Entry 22 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 07, 2011
Still enjoying the series, but this book was not as good as the first one. It was a bit slower going and naturally there was a lot less background information about Mma Ramotswe because that was all set up in the first book. It was a quick read and I will still continue with the series. Thanks for letting me read the series.

Journal Entry 23 by wal-89 at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, August 07, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (8/9/2011 UTC) at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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To be sent out as soon as I can get to the post office. Added into the package with another Bookring that you are the next reader for :) sorry for both bookrings arriving at once! Happy Reading x

Journal Entry 24 by Appelsiini at Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, August 12, 2011
This one arrived today, still haven't started even the 1st one, but these both are next on my TBR pile! :)

Journal Entry 25 by Appelsiini at Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, October 22, 2011
Nice story, although some parts with lots about engineers were abit boring. Anyway, I still liked the relaxed African lifestyle which filled me when reading this book! Thanks for sharing! :)

Journal Entry 26 by Appelsiini at Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (11/9/2011 UTC) at Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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Travel safe! :)

Journal Entry 27 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Monday, November 14, 2011
Book arrived today with first book. I have two ring/ray books ahead of these.

Journal Entry 28 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Monday, December 05, 2011
These books make me smile. I enjoyed reading this as I enjoyed reading the first one.

Next this book is going to travell home.

Journal Entry 29 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Monday, December 05, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (12/5/2011 UTC) at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland

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Today I sent this book back home.

Journal Entry 30 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Monday, January 02, 2012
The book has safely arrived back to me in its new home in China.

Thanks for sending it back to me.

Journal Entry 31 by NIEC at Foshan, Guangdong China on Friday, February 10, 2012
This book is being lent to the school library.

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