Aesop's Fables (Penguin Popular Classics)

by Aesop | Philosophy |
ISBN: 9780140621280 Global Overview for this book
Registered by shovelmonkey1 of Penge, Greater London United Kingdom on 3/28/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by shovelmonkey1 from Penge, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, March 28, 2010
A birthday present from my sister! And another one off the 1001 list. Book mountain is growing again and I need to do something about it. Luckily this book is pretty short. Will read and release soon.

Journal Entry 2 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Monday, March 21, 2011
Despite having been written around 2000 years ago, this collection of short parables and fables by the slave Aesopus is as true today as it ever was and highlights that while society has changed a lot, the basic foibles and character flaws of the human race remain the same. Today, as much as ever, we are likely to fall victim to the same moral pitfalls including vanity, greed, avarice, sloth, cheating, theft and lies. A delight to read and appealing to all ages, this is probably the oldest book on the 1001 books list. Proof, as ever, that the old ones are the best and that classical literature is as relevant today as it ever was. A worthy first place on the 1001 books list.

Journal Entry 3 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This book has now gone off on its travels as part of a bookray where hopefully it will impart its wisdom to many other bookcrossers:
Readers include
Shovelmonkey1 - HOST
dutch-book - EU/UK
abigailann - UK/UK
brunton11 - UK/UK
pinkydinky - UK/UK
katrinat - UK/EU
simson-shilitoe EU/US
ayntastic - US/AUS<------- THIS BOOK IS NOW TRAVELLING HERE!
cat207 - Australia/?

Journal Entry 4 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (3/29/2011 UTC) at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom

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This book has set off on a bookray!

Journal Entry 5 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, April 07, 2011
The book arrived today. I really like it that the fables are so short. Ideal for dipping into when you don't have a lot of reading time, but want to read something nevertheless.
I suppose this one will be finished quickly enough.

Journal Entry 6 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, May 08, 2011
Finished the book. Quite okay to read. Quick, short stories. I allready have abigailann's adress, so the book will be sent of tomorrow.

Journal Entry 7 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, May 09, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (5/9/2011 UTC) at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Book is traveling to abigailann.

Journal Entry 8 by abigailann at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thanks for sending this onto me, it looks like a lovely little book. Flicking through, I'm surprised by how short each section is.

Journal Entry 9 by abigailann at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 19, 2011

A real classic, Aesop's fables are brief but truly thought-provoking. They tell of a wide-variety of morals, some of which are even contradictory in places. Unfortunatly there were two blank pages in this edition, meaning that I still don't know how one and a half stories went.

PMing next participant now

Journal Entry 10 by abigailann at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (5/23/2011 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Have sent this book to the next reader

Journal Entry 11 by wingbrunton11wing at Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Arrived today.

Journal Entry 12 by wingbrunton11wing at Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Friday, June 17, 2011
A lovely little book. Interesting to see where familiar proverbs have originated i.e. Look before you leap - The tale of not jumping into a well without thinking as to how you'll get out!

Will get this posted on to pinkydinky today - Thanks shovelmonkey1 for sharing this one.

Journal Entry 13 by pinkydinky at Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 20, 2011
Arrived today. Thanks for the bookray shovelmonkey and thanks to Brunton11 for passing it on and for the little stash of bits inside.

Journal Entry 14 by pinkydinky at Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A nice collection of really short tales which you can dip into. Will send to Katrinat when I have her details.

Journal Entry 15 by pinkydinky at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, July 09, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (7/8/2011 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Finally on it's way to Katrinat. Sorry for the delay.

Journal Entry 16 by katrinat at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, July 11, 2011
Arrived today I'm looking forward to this as I've been meaning to read more of the older books on the ist, I'm in the middle of two books at the moment but should be able to read it next week.

Journal Entry 17 by katrinat at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Sunday, July 31, 2011
I enjoyed the snippets in this books but found I couldn't read many at once or they all started to blur into one. Requesting the next address today, if I get a quick reply this will be sent on before my holiday.

Journal Entry 18 by katrinat at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, November 05, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (11/5/2011 UTC) at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom

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Sorry this has taken so long to post, life has been hectic and everything seems to have gone by the wayside since the summer. Sorry again x

Journal Entry 19 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Saturday, November 12, 2011
The book arrived safe and sound in todays mail.

Thank you very much for sharing another book, shovelmonkey1.

And thank you (katrinat) very much for posting. And I am sure that I will enjoy the book and the short stories.

Journal Entry 20 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This rather famous and highly extraordinary gathering of short tales written by Aesop is often overlooked by most people, who look to Hans Christian Andersen (the Dane) and the Brothers Grimm when wanting to read fantastic tales.

Aesop's tales are much older than most other collections of tales that you can find nowadays. His tales and stories are rather unusual, as many wondrous creatures and items exist in his 'world'. Items that speak and have emotions, nice demons, wicked fairies that spew forth from cracks in the earth and people who behave in very strange, amusing and unexpected ways. In any case, if you like to have your imagination tickled and challenged, you shouldn't hesitate when reading this book.

Most stories in here are also suitable for children, although certain, more advanced and intricate, aspects of the stories will be lost on them. A good thing about that, is that kids can read it when they're rather young, and if they pick the book up again at a later stage in life, new thoughts on the stories will dawn on them, since their intellects have developed and are able to grasp twists and plots in the small tales that kids aren't likely to comprehend.

These little stories have been around for centuries but they show so much about human nature that is still true today. These stories help children, adults, and even "troubled people" like the ones who copy all of the violence they see on TV, at home, etc. This book is both for kids and adults.


Posting to "ayntastic" as soon as I get an address.

Journal Entry 21 by Simson-Shilitoe at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Monday, December 12, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (12/12/2011 UTC) at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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The book now is travelling to ayntastic in California.

Happy journey and hope you`ll like the package?!

Journal Entry 22 by ayntastic at Woodland, California USA on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Arrived today! A belated Christmas present :) Thank you Simson-Shilitoe for passing this one along AND for the delicious German chocolates! My lucky day. Happy New Year everyone.

Journal Entry 23 by ayntastic at Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The lessons in this book are timeless. There were many stories that I recognized and many that I didn't, and loved anyway! The Man and His Two Wives was excellent and The Fox and the Grapes made me smile. It's amazing that the best stories stay true forever. Glad I *finally* read this one, sorry for hanging on to it for so long.

Journal Entry 24 by ayntastic at Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (1/30/2012 UTC) at Portland, Oregon USA

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Mailed to Cat in Australia this afternoon.

Journal Entry 25 by cat207 at Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
In today's mail. Thank you to ayntastic for mailing, and to shovelmonkey1 for another from the '1001 books...' list. I do have a couple to read ahead of this one, and not getting much reading time at present, but what would you like done with the book when I've read it?

Journal Entry 26 by cat207 at Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Saturday, March 17, 2012
Excellent little book.


Journal Entry 27 by cat207 at Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sending to stubee as a wishlist RABCK. Enjoy.

Journal Entry 28 by stubee at Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Wow what can I say you really did spoil me didn't you cat207! Thanks for such a wonderful wishlist package.

Journal Entry 29 by stubee at Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Took this on my commute this morning as my currently read was left in the office last night. It's a great stop filler, read the first 26 fables and they don't disappoint.

Journal Entry 30 by stubee at Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
I've finally finished this today (21/05/19), I've been picking it up every now and again, reading a fable and then putting it back down again. Some good little tid-bits in here.

I've marked this as reserved for now as I think K-T might want to read it.

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