@ My Little Blue Dress---BOOKRING!!!!!!

by Bruno Maddox | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0142000485 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tootshelling of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA on 7/16/2003
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by tootshelling from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, July 16, 2003
I'm not sure that this one can go out. I'm still in love with it too much! It's a fabulous read and maybe I'll do a bookring, if I can get organized enough

Journal Entry 2 by tootshelling from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, September 06, 2003
Offering up as my first BookRing.

PM me if you're interested. I've got a list going, so get in now!!!

Journal Entry 3 by tootshelling from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, September 14, 2003
OK, here is the list. I'll be sending it to the first person on Monday, 16 September. I think I got everyone that PM'ed me, if not, let me know, otherwise, the ring is closed.

Make a journal entry upon receipt of the book.

Please PM the next person a few days before you complete the book. If they don't answer you right away, PM me and we'll decide how to continue.

Gaysocialworker - VA **DONE
fsr44 - RI **DONE 11/11
Kelmcp - MA ** DONE waiting for address of Kymberlie 12/3
Kymberlie - TX--skipping for now, moved to end--
Havfaith - AK--asked to be deleted.
Reader1212 - WA Received 12/12
Illinicheme - CA
Caligula03 - CA
DrBrown - CA
Kernow8 - UK
Theresa-A - UK
Tho - Portugal
Wandeca - Canada
Shazsnod - Canada
ifyouknew - Canada
Starbytes - Malaysia, wants to be at the end
back to me, tootshelling - AZ

Journal Entry 4 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Monday, September 22, 2003
Received, TBR asap.

Journal Entry 5 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Saturday, November 01, 2003
To all who have expressed concern over the slow movement of the bookring, please accept my regrets. The book is still in my possession, and I expect it to go out near the beginning of next week.

Journal Entry 6 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Sunday, November 02, 2003
A charming, novel slash fiction slash memoir, written in the third person, about a man who's waiting for life to feel like... it was supposed to feel. The lines between truth and fiction are vague--the reader is left to decide whether the work is a pretentious, nervy autobiography or a thoughtful, touching commentary about the life of a twentysomething writer trying to make his mark in life. Life is random. And ridiculous. And 'implausible.' It is. Ask anyone. Yes, ask Bruno Maddox.

Sending to fsr44 in Rhode Island.

Journal Entry 7 by wingfsr44wing from Pawtucket, Rhode Island USA on Friday, November 07, 2003
Received today as part of a book ring. Will read it as soon as I finish "The Secret Life of Bees".

Journal Entry 8 by wingfsr44wing from Pawtucket, Rhode Island USA on Sunday, November 09, 2003
Tootshelling, before you read the following, I want to make sure you know that I appreciate your sending out this bookring, even if our opinions of the book are so opposed.
Bruno Maddox, if you're reading this, you owe me several hours of my life back. After reading this, I remember why I cancelled my subscription to Spy. You were as fond of using your name in such clever adjectival forms as "brunomaddoxish" in that magazine as you were of the long running pointless in-joke of Burkina Faso. It was tiresome then and moreso now. It's quite possible that this is the worst book I've ever read. Which, of course, was your point in writing it. Which in no way justifies anyone spending time, money or brain cells on this tome. To borrow two expressions you employ in "Little Blue Dress"; to the next reader I say "Caveat Emptor" regarding this "steaming pile".

Journal Entry 9 by tootshelling from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Oh FSR, I'm not the slightest bit offended. I loved the book for EXACTLY the reasons you hate it! I found it all completely laughable and hysterical (not that the book was humorous, but the concept and the 'message').

I welcome your views (isnt' that what BCing is all about?) and I'm glad you read it. I do feel badly that you feel so sickened by the book that you'd actually like your time back. Please don't hold it personally against me!

Journal Entry 10 by wingfsr44wing from Pawtucket, Rhode Island USA on Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Mailed out on November 10 to kelmcp

Journal Entry 11 by kelmcp from North Kingstown, Rhode Island USA on Thursday, November 20, 2003
I got this book mailed to me by a fellow bookcrosser as part of a bookray. I'm eager to read it.

Journal Entry 12 by kelmcp from North Kingstown, Rhode Island USA on Monday, December 01, 2003
No matter what the book, I'll always give it at least fifty pages, because sometimes it takes that long for the plot to develop or for me to really "get into" it. Sometimes those fifty pages fly right by, and before I know it, I'm regretting that the book has ended. Sometimes, those fifty pages are excruciating, and I'm reconsidering my "fify page" rule. With this book, it was the latter.

I did not like this book in the least. I forced myself to read to page 57, where I put it down for good, quite relieved. First of all, it makes no sense and has a supremely bland plot (if the plot does develop later in the book, it's just too late). Second of all, certain portions are supposed to take place in a historical time period - there was no reference to this, nor any research done to *try* to make it look like it was taking place in the past. Third of all, the "children" in the book act like they're at least 15 years older than they are at all times, which in some cases, is quite hideous. I am thinking that the best part about the book was the actual title page inside the book, with the pretty little drawing of flowers. I mean, really.

Also, in the first few title pages, Bruno almost brags that he put a magazine out of business. Well, it's not something to brag about, Bruno, but I think we know why. Also, Bruno Maddox dedicates this book to "To B.M. Thanks for everything." I have a sneakingly strong suspicion that the "B.M." he thanks is the same "B.M." who wrote this horrid book.

Since this is a bookring, I am very curious to hear what the others think of it. Please don't let my opinion spoil your fun. Give it at least fifty pages. I have enjoyed the bookring, and hopefully will be a part of others.

Journal Entry 13 by kelmcp at Post Office in Framingham, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, December 11, 2003
Released on Thursday, December 11, 2003 at Post Office in Framingham, Massachusetts USA.

Mailed to reader1212 as part of a bookring.

Journal Entry 14 by reader1212 from Federal Way, Washington USA on Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Rec'd it today, I have several other books in front of it but will read as soon as possible.

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