One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah's Book Club)

by Gabriel Garcia Marques | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060740450 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingvalpetewing of Walnut Creek, California USA on 2/19/2010
Buy from one of these Booksellers:
Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT | Bol.com
This book is in a Controlled Release! This book is in a Controlled Release!
5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingvalpetewing from Walnut Creek, California USA on Friday, February 19, 2010
This is the story of the rise and fall of a mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. The writing is beautiful! I would recommend downloading the characters from Wikapedia and keeping them nearby to keep track of the characters since many of them have the same name.

And the Book Ray begins!

- Hechelle - Canada
- Shahrun - UK
- Teapot - Scotland
- TinaJean - USA
- Eblanco001 - USA
- Ciloma - USA

The usual respectful guidelines, please:

- journal the book's safe arrival, then your thoughts when you finish reading it
- PM the next person for address, so you'll be ready to mail it on
- it's a big book, but I'm thinking a month should be enough time. Once I started reading it, it moved along and really kept my interest. Let us know if you need more time.

Hope you enjoy this Book Ray!


Journal Entry 2 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Friday, February 19, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (2/19/2010 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Enjoy, Everyone!

Journal Entry 3 by wingherchellewing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, February 25, 2010
How exciting to open the door and be handed a box with wishbooks in it from a lovely bookcrosser that I have never met. I look forward to reading these books and send them on their merry way. Thank you so very much!

This book was really interesting but it took a long time to read it. I think the problem was that the names in the family kept confusing me but the characters were lovely...especially Ursula. Thank you Valpete for the opportunity to experience this great book.

Journal Entry 4 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, May 03, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (5/1/2010 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Forgot to write a release journal...This book is on its way across the ocean to Shahrun.

Journal Entry 5 by Shahrun from Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I got this in the post this morning. It's a BookRay & is granting a Wish on my list! I am in the middle of another book. As soon as I finish that one I will get busy with this one & post it onwards on it's journey.

This book also came with a beautiful personalised bookmark (for me) - Thank you very much Herchelle! I love it!!!

Journal Entry 6 by Shahrun at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, May 29, 2010
I'm not really too sure what I made of this book. It is like nothing I have ever read before. I found it a slow read as I was quite confused about where in the world the story was set and in what time too. (I like to know these things). But it doesn't really matter as this book is about people. I loved the charachters in it. The things they got up to kept me constantly amused and surprised!

I will post this off to Teapot in Scotland 1st thing on Tuesday (as it is a holiday weekend here).

Journal Entry 7 by Shahrun at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (6/1/2010 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Posted this off to Teapot in Scotland to continue the BookRay.

Journal Entry 8 by teapot at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, June 04, 2010
It arrived with the post this morning! Thanks Shahrun!

Journal Entry 9 by teapot at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, June 27, 2010
A good read, though not what I was expecting. I was quite confused by all the Aurelianos and Arcadios! I thought the female characters were interesting and all had distinct personalities, but the men all seemed the same. I found the ending a bit disturbing, and I'm not sure I really understand the book's message...
Will send on to the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 10 by TinaJean at Talala, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Received from teapot. Thank you!

Journal Entry 11 by TinaJean at Talala, Oklahoma USA on Friday, August 13, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (8/16/2010 UTC) at Talala, Oklahoma USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I loved this book! It didn't take any time at all to read. I've had it ready to go to Eblanco001 for a little over a week now & I keep forgetting to take it to the post office before I go to work. It will be shipping out on 8-16-10. :)

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.