I Love You Like a Tomato
5 journalers for this copy...
Got this book to send to my Secret Santa friend. Piiku, you have the most interesting books on your wishlist! Happy Reading!
From the back cover: ChiChi Maggiordino will do anything to get God's attention. She will hold her breath, stand on tiptoe for an hour, walk a mile backward, climb all stairs on her knees...anything. Her younger brother makes fun of her, but ChiChi knows that sometimes God has to be bribed. When ChiChi's grandmother teaches her how to use the Evil Eye, ChiChi realizes it's what her prayers have been missing - and that this old Italian magic is what is going to convince God to help her keep her family together. They say that to truly love something means to let it go, but ChiChi has never given anything up without a fight.
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-- Mail or by hand -rings, RABCK, meetings, New Mexico USA on Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Released 9 yrs ago (11/25/2009 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand -rings, RABCK, meetings, New Mexico USA
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CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES: In the mail to Piiku for the 2009 Secret Santa gift.
UPDATE: 12/25/09 Don't know if the post office lost this book or what. However I just read a bunch of posts in BC of books that took 2 months or more to reach their destinations. So I haven't totally give up hope yet. I really want Piiku to receive her books!
Here is the customs form number from my receipt: #LC762402051US
I mailed two books in one envelope, this one and Spilling The Beans.
It surely took a while, but the books are safely here now. Both parcels inside the envelope were opened, so I guess someone at the post office wanted to read the books first. And I cannot blame him/her :)
Thank you so much whiskeyjane!
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Parainen, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, January 09, 2011
I'm a little embarrassed; after keeping the book this long I just couldn't put it down once I started reading. I just loved ChiChi and her family (well, most of them...). A wonderful story about mother-daughter relationships, siblings, secrets, and how things are not always as they seem when you're a child. Thank you once again, whiskeyjane.
*** Edit Aug 2011: this was finally chosen from a Finnish "First sentences virtual bookbox". Sending to em64, happy reading.
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Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The book arrived today. It really looks like an interesting read. Thanks, piiku!
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Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, December 08, 2011
I liked the book, the story was interesting and it opened a fairly unknown world to me. At times the story was balancing on the verge of getting too predictable and annoying, e.g. ChiChi and Mr Rodman, you just knew what was going to happen. Luckily the author didn't dwell on the misfortunes of the family and just went forward. Even though I liked the book I'm not sure if I want to read the other two books of the trilogy. It would be so easy to be disappointed with the other books if they don't reach the same level as the first one.
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Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, January 16, 2012
Released 7 yrs ago (1/16/2012 UTC) at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland
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Kirja lähtee postin matkassa suorittamaan yllätystehtävää.
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Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Aaawww, what a wonderful surprise! Thanks a bunch, em64!
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Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
My ex-workmate's grown-up grand-daughter from Italy is just visiting Finland and I first thought of her when reading the back cover, but I'm not sure how she would react to childhood memories of God and praying as the nuns in her catholic school were really mean to her as her parents weren't married to begin with. Perhaps I'll just have a go with this myself.
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Dartmoor, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, September 20, 2018
The book followed me to England. I didn't have time to read it, as I was busy visiting places like Dartmoor National Park, where my love affair with England began in 1981 - 37 years ago!
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Eden Project, Cornwall United Kingdom on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Saw the Eight Wonder of the world - the botanical garden of Eden Project on a place which used to be a horrible old clay pit.
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Porthcurno, Cornwall United Kingdom on Thursday, September 20, 2018
If Eden Project was the Eight Wonder of the World, then the Minack Theatre must be the Ninth. One woman's vision and hard work to create an amphi theatre on a steep cliff wall in the middle of nowhere in Cornwall. She worked with one gardener at a time, outlived three of them and carried on her work until the her death in 1983, at the age of 90 yrs. She would love to know that the theatre is thriving, 20 different plays were seen there this summer.
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Land's End, Cornwall United Kingdom on Thursday, September 20, 2018
The westernmost spot of Britain.
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Botallack, Cornwall United Kingdom on Thursday, September 20, 2018
The film location of Poldark.
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The perking Warbeck Free house in Taunton, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Released 5 mos ago (9/20/2018 UTC) at The perking Warbeck Free house in Taunton, Devon United Kingdom
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The book was left next to some tomato ketchups in the pub.