Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 1)

by Charlaine Harris | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780425206867 Global Overview for this book
Registered by FrancesinSA on 11/6/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by FrancesinSA on Friday, November 06, 2009
Ordered and received from loot.co.za today.

Amazon Editorial Review:
When cleaning lady Lily Bard discovers the dead body of her nosy landlord, her plan of starting a quiet new life may end in her death.

Journal Entry 2 by FrancesinSA on Sunday, November 15, 2009
This is the first book I have read by Charlaine Harris. I enjoyed it and read it in one day. I'm glad that I have the next book in the series and have already started reading it.

Journal Entry 3 by FrancesinSA on Sunday, January 24, 2010
Going out as a book spiral.




Shipping list so far (subject to change)

Lottiotta UK (prefer Europe, surface mail-worldwide)
nediamnori87 UK (UK shipping preferred)
Jonniboi UK (UK shipping)
TracyW UK (int'l)
bekoh Australia (post int'l)
elidanora Argentina (post int'l)
JennyC1230 USA (prefer US, post int'l if needed)
Rrrcaron USA (prefer USA posting)
NMReader USA (US only)


Book 2: Shakespeare's Champion
Book 3: Shakespeare's Christmas
Book 4 : Shakespeare's Trollop


Please make a journal entry when you receive the book, when finished reading it and when you pass/send it to the next person so that we know where it is. Thank you.

Journal Entry 4 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Friday, January 29, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/29/2010 UTC) at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa

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Posting off today with book 2 to Lottiotta in UK to start off this book spiral.


Journal Entry 5 by Lottiotta from Aberdovey, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, February 04, 2010
I'm really excited to read these two books. :) In fact, I'm just re-reading the first two in the Sookie Stackhouse series so that I can catch up on the later books in the series without getting confused! So this is just perfect. :) Thank you so much for the sweet postcard, FrancesinSA, and thank you for sending the books to me. I'll read them ASAP and get them posted as soon as I can.

Anyone who's curious about what I'm reading can take a look at my Goodreads bookshelf, it shows page numbers and currently reading and so on. :)

6th February 2010
I enjoyed this book, it was a bit dark and gloomy, and some of the characters caught my interest, but I didn't feel that there was anything special about it and I don't have a burning need to read the next one. Saying that, I was up 'til silly o'clock in the morning reading it because I just *had* to get to the end. I wasn't even that impressed with the ending, it wasn't one that I could've worked out for myself. It wasn't much of a twist, really. I'm sure other people will love it though, she's definitely a good writer in her genre. :)

I'm going to skip the second in the series, and pass these straight on to the next reader. Many thanks, FrancesinSA, for giving me this opportunity and taking the trouble to organise this!

PS: I just PMed nediamnori87 for an address.

Later that day...!
I've got the address, these are all parceled up and ready to be posted to Nediamnori87 as soon as I can get to a post office. (I normally print postage for small parcels but I'm out of ink on my printer!)
(ETA: Sorry about the bold text, fixed it now!)

Journal Entry 6 by Lottiotta at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

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I posted this to nediamnori87 about half an hour ago with Shakespeare's Champion, using second class post. I sent it from the Walter Road post office, and it cost £1.85 for both of them.

Journal Entry 7 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, February 15, 2010
Arrived over the weekend thank you for sending them to me

Journal Entry 8 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I love the Sookie books that Charlaine Harris has written and as such I wanted to see what her earlier work was like. This book was a bit of a disappointment really. I'm not totally sure why but there seemed to be two big mysteries and one deterred away from the other. I would have been happier if she had sorted out the main characters past before the introducing a new problem so that you could get yourself into one or the other. As such I was mostly interested by Lily's past rather than the actual crime and so was quite disappointed once that had been revealed quite early on in the book. Then I had to generate some interest for the main plot. The conclusion was quite weak too. However I'm going to read the second one and see how it develops.

Thank you for sending it to me.

Journal Entry 9 by nediamnori87 at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (2/23/2010 UTC) at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom

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Sent to the next reader

Journal Entry 10 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, February 26, 2010
can't wait to start this but I have a few other bookrings/rays to read first!

I shall PM next person in line now!

Journal Entry 11 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I fully enjoyed this, I thought it was a slow start but as you got into it more and more it got better and better, thank you for creating this spiral FrancesinSA, I am now reading Shakespeare's Champion.

I shall send this book out sometime soon, I am currently ill and unable to do so at the moment, but I have a feeling I'll be well enough by next week!

Journal Entry 12 by Jonniboi at to fellow bookcrosser, post office -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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sent off to Tracyw sorry for taking so long to do so!

Journal Entry 13 by TracyW on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Arrived today. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks Jonniboi

Journal Entry 14 by TracyW on Sunday, April 11, 2010
Hmmm, a bit mixed. The mystery itself was a good puzzle, I worked it out before the end and felt it was a fair one. The heroine was interesting, although I felt there were a few too many details about cleaning, and not very interesting ones either. Oh and of course there was a big action scene in the end where the detective's life is threatened. I wish for a
modern mystery where the detective gets everyone together in the library for the big reveal.

On the other hand I did like having a heroine with a horrible rape in her background where the story's not focused around a tracking down her attackers for revenge.

Journal Entry 15 by bekoh from Fern Bay, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Received in the mail today - I got 4 BC parcels today!

Journal Entry 16 by bekoh from Fern Bay, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, May 15, 2010
I thought I had missed a book when I started reading as Lily kept making references to events I wasn't aware of but once her past was revealed I could settle down and figure out the mystery. She is one tough woman - definitely on a par with V.I Warshawksi!


Journal Entry 17 by bekoh at By mail, Book Spiral -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Posted today - along with Book 2

Journal Entry 18 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I received it today along with the 2º in the serie.
I´ll read it ASAP.

Journal Entry 19 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Saturday, June 12, 2010
I have just finished this book.
Once I got over the comparison between Sookie and Lily and my reluctance about mystery’s books in general, I found the book surprisingly good. I like how Harris built the plot and the characters came to life in my head.

I’ll have to read the next book and then send both to the next in line.

Journal Entry 20 by elidanora at Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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I have sent this book today.
HAPPY READING!!

By the way, the Reference Number is: RR 628594169 AR (Correo Argentino) and it will arrive in two weeks more or less.

Journal Entry 21 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, July 01, 2010
This book is here! I am looking forward to reading this series, since I adore the Sookie Stackhouse series by this author.

July 2: I started reading this one last night and I really love it!

My Review: I loved this book! The Lily Bard character is really fascinating to me. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series!

Journal Entry 22 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sending to Rrrcaron today! Sorry for the hold up on mailing these, I thought I had already mailed them.

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Journal Entry 23 by Rrrcaron at Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Friday, July 23, 2010
I received this book in the mail today. I have one to read beforehand, but will get to this one soon!
Ruth

Journal Entry 24 by Rrrcaron at Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Very entertaining read. I'm really enjoying Lily Bard and company. Have read this and the second one, and I'm sending them on. Can't wait for the next one!
Ruth

Journal Entry 25 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thanks, I am looking forward to reading this book

Journal Entry 26 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Thursday, September 09, 2010
I thought an update might be appreciated.

I presently have 3 books in front of this book. I will be reading it and then moving straight into the next in this series

Journal Entry 27 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, September 13, 2010
I'm a little overwhelmed with rings/rays at the moment so as I am last on the list I will slip this on the shelf for a bit.

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