The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349117047 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookowl1000 of Foshan, Guangdong China on 9/6/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Sunday, September 06, 2009
Book 4 in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

"Following on from 'Morallty for Beautiful Girls' we find Precious Ramotswe, the founder of Botswana's only detective agency now running her business from the garage of her fiance, that most gracious of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni. Having recovered from his illness, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is back at the helm of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, and plans for the couple's wedding need to be made. But when, If ever, will they wed? Intriguing cases present themselves and Mma Ramotswe juggles new clients with her usual formidable talent, but things become unusually complicated when her first-class assistant Mma Makutsi decides to expand the agency by opening a much-needed typing school for men. Amongst her puplis Mma Makutsl finds an admirer, but Mma Ramotswe, knowing how men are, decides to dig deeper." 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

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

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)
YellowBow - Portugal (Europe)
Jonniboi - UK (UK)
back to me to ship to US

27 May 2011: New ring soon to start (still open):
sunfi US (Itnl) - BOOK IS HERE
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 3 by bookowl1000 at a book spiral, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 16, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (10/16/2009 UTC) at a book spiral, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed to nediamnori87 to continue the spiral.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, October 17, 2009
Arrived today thank you very much, I'm liking the postcards too!

Journal Entry 5 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, October 17, 2009
This couldn't have arrived on a better day having spend all day running in and out with loads of washing and such this was the perfect book to sit and read in between loads! I didn't intend to read it this quickly, Bookowl1000 you are tempting me by sending them so efficiently!

The story again is very digestible and I like the character development. It was a perfect light read for a busy student!

Thank you again to Bookowl1000 I'm still really enjoying the series, and enjoying how nice and warm they make you feel tying up all the loose ends that the story brings.

Journal Entry 6 by nediamnori87 at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, April 16, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (4/16/2010 UTC) at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom

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Posted on to the next reader.

Journal Entry 7 by YellowBow from Fleet, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 10, 2010
Has arrived! Thanks for sharing :)

Journal Entry 8 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, July 15, 2010
just received, I hope this is as good as the other books!

I already have an address for bookowl1000, I hope it's the right one! But I shall read it as soon as I can

Journal Entry 9 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, July 30, 2010
I really enjoyed this one, I have to admit, I was a little anxious before picking it up and reading the first few pages, as the last book (book 3: Morality for Beautiful Girls) wasn't as good as the other book, and so I sort of expected the books afterwards to spiral downwards, however, this one rekindled my interest in the series, and I really am looking forward to the 5th book!

Shall probably send out next week (hopefully)

Journal Entry 10 by Jonniboi at Book Spiral, Book Spiral -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 09, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (8/9/2010 UTC) at Book Spiral, Book Spiral -- Controlled Releases

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sent back to bookowl1000, thanks for including me, I cannot wait for the next one!

Journal Entry 11 by bookowl1000 at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Has arrived home safely, thanks.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 12 by bookowl1000 at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, June 04, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (6/4/2011 UTC) at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom

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Posted to sunfi along with the previous book. Sending 2 books at once will not be standard but they were both ready, would be travelling via the slow boat and it works better for me as I am in the process of moving from the UK to China, so it made sense.

Don't feel pressured by books piling up, after all reading is supposed to be a fun activity.

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 13 by sunfi at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 21, 2011
I've finally arrived in VA (after a bit of a delay) and the books were waiting patiently for me. Bookowl1000, thanks for mailing these to me and including the great postcard and bookmark. I will try to have them on my way as soon as I can.

Update: 17 Oct 11 I finished reading this one a few days ago. I have the next reader's address, so I'll send this on its way and make release notes when I do that. Thanks for including me in this ring.

Journal Entry 14 by sunfi at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, October 20, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (10/20/2011 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA

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This is on its way to the UK, it should arrive in the next 7 - 10 days. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 15 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 31, 2011
Received this book today :o) Thanks very much for sending, looking forward to continuing the spiral/series! I have a few books in front of this one, but will hopefully get round to it soon.

Journal Entry 16 by wal-89 at Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 21, 2011
This book was really easy to read. I haven't really enjoyed the last two books in the series, but this one was much better (in my opinion). I'm not sure why I enjoyed it more, but I think it was partly to do with it being more about the "short story-ness" of the detective work and less about Mma Ramotswe's life. Thanks very much for sharing and I am looking forward to reading the next book now :)

Journal Entry 17 by wal-89 at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (11/25/2011 UTC) at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Will be sent when I go to the post office later in the week :o) Hope you enjoy!

Journal Entry 18 by Appelsiini at Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This one arrived today! Thanks for the cute card, wal-89! :)

Journal Entry 19 by Appelsiini at Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, February 06, 2012
Finally finished this one! :) I just simply love these books! All problems are solved, sun is shining, having a little bush tea every now and then... What I love most about in these books are those little truths of life which pop up in the end of a chapter! I wish I would have written those down! Anyway, this book is soon travelling to up North!

Journal Entry 20 by Appelsiini at Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, February 06, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/7/2012 UTC) at Valkeakoski, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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Travel safe! :)

Journal Entry 21 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Thursday, February 09, 2012
The book just arrived. I have many ring/ray books in my bookshelf, soit may take a while before I have time for this book. I thinks it's ok, that this goes last in the ring pile, because I'm last reader.

Journal Entry 22 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Saturday, March 31, 2012
I just love these books. The make me feel good. I have been in fever this week, so this book was perfect for cheering up my days. Though I think earlier books were somehow better.

I'll send this forward as soon as I hear is bookowl1000 still living in same address. Thank you for sharing this book with us!

Journal Entry 23 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Monday, April 16, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (4/16/2012 UTC) at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland

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I sent this forward last week.

Journal Entry 24 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Thursday, May 03, 2012
Book has arrived safely. Thanks.

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