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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by winglunaciawing of St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 8/16/2010
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18 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winglunaciawing from St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, August 16, 2010

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There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.

Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. . . . 


Journal Entry 2 by winglunaciawing at Hammerfest, Finnmark fylke Norway on Monday, August 16, 2010

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This book is simply hilarious. I laughed so hard when I read it! It is truely a must read for any Neil Gaiman and/or Terry Pratchett fan! 


Journal Entry 3 by winglunaciawing at Hammerfest, Finnmark fylke Norway on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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BOOKRAY




This book wants to travel! Please read the book within a month. If you're not able to do, send me (lunacia) a PM and let me know you'll be delayed.

Remember to make a journal entry when you receive the book, as well as a controlled release note when you pass the book on. We would also love to hear about your thoughts on the book.

Participants:
sota48 (Norway)
wildwolverine (Norway)
GronnLivsstil (Norway)
beson (Sweden)
vampirequeen (UK)
KiwiinEngland (Ireland)
Libera13 (Portugal)
silvia-pco (Portugal)
mikime (Italy)
chich (Spain)
goldenwattle (Australia)
Brookler (Canada)
dragon-fruit (Canada)
herchelle (Canada)
Erishkigal (USA)
azuki (USA)
Appelsiini (Finland) 


Journal Entry 4 by winglunaciawing at Hammerfest, Finnmark fylke Norway on Sunday, August 29, 2010

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Handing this book to LeishaCamden, who's visiting me. She'll give it to sota48 next time they meet. :) 


Journal Entry 5 by wingsota48wing at Hokksund, Buskerud fylke Norway on Monday, September 06, 2010

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The book is with me now. I have one book to finish before I start this. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingsota48wing at Hokksund, Buskerud fylke Norway on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Delightful! Absolutely delightful! Thanks for sharing lunacia :)

I will pass the book on to Chickxsy when I see her, possibly early next month.

Chickxsy has asked to be skippped. I'll get in touch with wildwolwerine. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingsota48wing at bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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I'm bringing the book to the meet-up. If wildwolverine does not come, I'm sending it by post. 


Journal Entry 8 by wildwolverine at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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The book is with me know, and i am half way through. Can't put it down, just ... need ... to ... read ... must ... read ... just ... a ... little ... more .... totaly adicted.  


Journal Entry 9 by wildwolverine at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, October 25, 2010

9 out of 10

Absolutely, amazingly good book. These two writers must have a magic pen, not to speak of their minds! It's a very funny book, but i am more impressed by the big wisdom they manage to put into such simple terms, and the values and ethics the novel posesses. The authours seperates the human being from religion and gives it a unike and independent value. Half heaven, half hell, all human.
I want more of this!

I'll PM Grønnlivsstil for his/hers address. 


Journal Entry 10 by wildwolverine at a Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 08, 2010

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On it's way to Grønnlivsstil. You've got so much fun to look forward to :-) 


Journal Entry 11 by GronnLivsstil at Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Got the book today. I was a brief moment wondering why I would get a package from the University of Oslo, but when I opened it, I understood why. I'll start reading it later today. 


Journal Entry 12 by GronnLivsstil at Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, November 26, 2010

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Loved the book so much that I had to run down to the local Outland store earlier today to buy my own copy of it. I've PM'ed beson, so I can send it forward. 


Journal Entry 13 by GronnLivsstil at controlled release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 26, 2010

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Sent to beson. 


Journal Entry 14 by beson at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, December 03, 2010

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The book has arrived!

Sorry for delaying the bookray. Had a heavy workload just before Christmas, and then I moved to a new apartment. I am reading the book right now, and since it is absolutely hilarious I will probably soon finish it. 


Journal Entry 15 by beson at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (2/8/2011 UTC) at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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Since babelfisk has already read this, it is now traveling to vampirequeen in UK. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 16 by vampirequeen at Aberystwyth, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Received in the mail yesterday, looking forward to this! Currently reading about 3 other books, but I'll get round it soon, promiese. 


Journal Entry 17 by vampirequeen at Aberystwyth, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, March 10, 2011

10 out of 10

Love love! A perfect blend of Pratchett and Gaiman and a wonderful read.

PMed mafarrimond today, so will be sending it this week hopefully.

13/3/11 - mafarrimond asked to be skipped as she's already had a copy, PMing KiwiinEngland now.

20/3/11 - no reply yet, sent a reminder message and put an ISO in the forum.  


Journal Entry 18 by vampirequeen at Aberystwyth, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/23/2011 UTC) at Aberystwyth, Wales United Kingdom

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Sent off today to KiwiinEngland 


Journal Entry 19 by kiwiinengland at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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The book has safely arrived in Dublin, thanks for posting it over from Wales VampireQueen.

pm'ed next in line for address on 6 April 2011. 


Journal Entry 20 by kiwiinengland at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, April 11, 2011

8 out of 10

A fun romp towards the end of the world. I enjoyed the four horsemen of the Apocalypse the best (especially Famine), and Crowley and Aziraphale. I found the rather long dialogues between the four children rather dull at times (and unrealistic for children of 11) and didn't enjoy how some of the characters spoke in "dialect".

Thanks for including me on the ring lunacia, and to everyone for posting it on. 


Journal Entry 21 by kiwiinengland at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Monday, April 11, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/13/2011 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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Posting on to the next on the bookring list. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did. 


Journal Entry 22 by Libera13 at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Here it is :) I'm really looking forward to read this book - Gaiman is always enjoyable, and I'm curious about Terry Pratchet too.

And here's the result of opening this BC package: I've dreamed of Neil Gaiman all night long. Who would have known that he would came to my unexistant family hotel undercover, just after 8pm? It's a shame it was only in dreamland or else this book would follow on with an autograph :) (I really need to go back on sleeping pills...) 


Journal Entry 23 by Libera13 at Vila Nova da Barquinha, Santarém Portugal on Monday, May 16, 2011

9 out of 10

Done!
I really loved this book! It's absolutely hilarious (in a sarcastic way that I always enjoy), but still dark as characteristical of Gaiman, and actually quite interesting in a religious/philosophical perspective (that whole ideia that the Devil mustn't be credited for human actions and the "Learn, guys" tip from Crowley to Hell... brilliant). It was great fun to learn that the bits I enjoyed the most were presumably written by Gaiman (except for the details of the death of Agnes Nutter, which apparently was Pratchett's idea). Anathema, Crowley and the 4 Horsemen (yeah) were my favourite characters, and I think Adam wasn't very realistic for a 11y.o. (even if an 11 y.o. which is actually the Antichrist), but I think that - and the fact Armageddon ended with a blink - are the only major flaws. There's just too much to say about this book, really. A proper review could never be done by me because I'd always come back and add extra details as I went on remembering...

I'm just sad that I read it so quickly, though. I wouldn't stop reading until I reached the end and there's no more of it left now :(
PMing silvia-pco to pass the book on. Thanks for including me in this, Lunacia, and everyone for guaranteeing that it had a safe travel so far ;) Let us hope it doesn't end up dropped on a bathtub or put together with yellow duct tape like the other copies the author mentioned :o) 


Journal Entry 24 by Libera13 at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Sent a couple of days ago to silvia-pco :)  


Journal Entry 25 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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It's here! Mount TBR isn't on the small side at the moment, but I'll try to be quick :) 


Journal Entry 26 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Saturday, October 08, 2011

10 out of 10

First of all, I'm sorry it took me so long to get to this book.

I absolutely loved it. It is such a wonderful book in so many ways! So funny, and so clever... I can't start to imagine how difficult it may be to write a book in collaboration with someone else, but both authors surely did a heck of a job.

The whole story is delightful, very entertaining, but, most importantly, it makes you think. It really puts a point across about ethics and the wrongdoings of mankind while maintaining a "light" side. The characters are so well thought; I loved how Aziraphale and Crowley often showed some habits more characteristic of the "other side" rather than of their own (angel/demon). The Four Horsemen are also very cleverly put together. And the occasional references to Queen were hilarious! (Even with me being a fan of them).

This just might be my favourite read of the year so far, and it's one of those books that I probably wouldn't come across if it wasn't for BookCrossing, and so I have to thank lunacia for sharing this little gem. :)

The book's already on its way to Italy. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 27 by silvia-pco at A bookray, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 09, 2011

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On its way to mikime as of Friday. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 28 by wingmikimewing at Roma, Lazio Italy on Saturday, October 22, 2011

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This arrived a couple of days ago, thank you silvia-pco for sending it! I'm looking forward to reading it, I love Neil Gaiman and I'm sure I will not be disappointed! ;)

Miki 


Journal Entry 29 by wingmikimewing at Roma, Lazio Italy on Friday, November 11, 2011

9 out of 10

A brilliant, funny book, full of entertaining fascinating weird and yet wise-in-their-own-way characters and a crazy, and yet perfectly making sense, plot! I'd love to see this turned into a film (I wonder if it could be done)!
Wonderful novel, a rollercoaster of fun! I'm definitely getting my own copy as soon as possible,definitely a must for any Neil Gaiman's fans (and/or Terry Pratchett's I guess)!
Thanks so much for the ring! This is going on to chich, I'm posting it tomorrow! 


Journal Entry 30 by wingmikimewing at -- via posta o passaggio a mano --, Lazio Italy on Saturday, November 12, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (11/12/2011 UTC) at -- via posta o passaggio a mano --, Lazio Italy

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This was sent this morning by post to chich. Thanks so much to lunacia for the ring (and the patience about this controlled release ;) )!  


Journal Entry 31 by chich at Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Friday, November 18, 2011

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Book received today, many thanks for passing it on mikime!

Thanks for hosting this ray lunacia, I love Neil Gaiman and can't wait to start reading this:-) 


Journal Entry 32 by chich at Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Sunday, December 11, 2011

8 out of 10

I just love comic fantasy! I've never liked Terry Pratchett much but I'm a huge Neil Gaiman fan and this didn't disappoint:) I just couldn't get enough of the wackiness of it all and wish there had been many more pages to the book!

Many thanks for sharing lunacia:) 


Journal Entry 33 by chich at Bookray, Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, December 11, 2011

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Sent to goldenwattle today, enjoy! :) 


Journal Entry 34 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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The book was waiting to greet me in my letter box. I am reading another BC book and then this one is next.
Thank you Chich for sending it. Was it really sent on December 11? I can't imagine it, but if it were - WOW - fastest mail from Europe, is fact from anywhere else in the world, I have ever experienced. 


Journal Entry 35 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

8 out of 10

A fun read. I took a few pages to get into it, but then I read fast, a sign of how much I enjoyed it. My favourite characters were Crowley and Aziraphale. I would like to see this book as a movie; in fact I would like to see a television series with the mismatched partnership of the angel and demon. Could be fun.
I discussed this book with my mother and she is going to have a read to see if she likes it and then I will post it on. (Photograph: Book on way to my mother, Needle-n-Thread, on this rainy day.)

I have PMed for Brookler's address. 


Journal Entry 36 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/28/2011 UTC) at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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I posted the book today airmail to Brookler in Canada. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
(Needle-n-Thread changed her mind about reading the book.)



This book is released:
In memory of Megi53’s mother
2011 Keep Them Moving Challenge 


Journal Entry 37 by Brookler at Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Hurrah! Another book in the mail! The best part of checking for the mail. Oh, and a nice bookmark. Thanks, goldenwattle. 


Journal Entry 38 by Brookler at Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

9 out of 10

Oh, how I loved this book! A wonderful, fun read, very crazy, but in a good way. And I thought the kids were very believable, in a humerous, Tom Sawyerish kind of way. 


Journal Entry 39 by Brookler at Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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I PMed dragon-fruit twice and waited a week, but there was no answer, so I mailed this book to herchelle today. And then I came home to find a surprise package of seeds from herchelle in my mailbox. I love bookcrossing! 


Journal Entry 40 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, February 16, 2012

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This ool was in my mailbox this morning, thank you so much Brookler. I will pass this on to Megami-no-ushi at the next Calgary Bookcrossers. It looks like a great book. 


Journal Entry 41 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, March 02, 2012

9 out of 10

This is quite enjoyable! NOW I know why my cassettes are not the same music they were three days ago!! Very funny! I just found out that Coraline and Stardust were also written by Neil Gaiman.
I am halfway through Friday and megami-no-ushi has already "read" this book via an audiotape while travelling to Vermont last year, so I will be contacting Erishkigal next. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with me! 


Journal Entry 42 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 10, 2012

9 out of 10

Now that was an interesting book! I also liked all the different characters, and I know some of these story people will stay with me... Oh, like every time I pull a cassette tape out of my car glove box* I will have a feeling that Freddy Mercury will sing out his greatest hits. The four horsemen were pretty cool as well--I like War, funny that that horseman was a horsewoman! Thank you to everyone who has read this book before me, I am indeed honored to be amongst this host.
Okay...I did have to look up INEFFABLE!
Erishkigal is next in line.

*my car really does have a cassette player-it is a lowly 2001. 


Journal Entry 43 by erishkigal at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Yay~~I was very happy to find this in my mailbox! Interesting timing~~we are in our last week of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" (such a great play, and this production truly does it justice!). I'm excited to read this, though I shall likely not start till the weekend, as I'm only about halfway through my current read.

Thanks for sending this out to share, lunacia, and for sending it to me herchelle. Thanks also, h, for the postcard of the Calgary skyline~~lol~ the Saddledome really does look like an English saddle. And BNL~~ they were awesome, of course! Talented, fun, and Brilliant! Wendover is a two-hour drive, and my daughter, grandaughter, and I went, as we are all big fans (sil tagged along, too, and was surprised at how much he enjoyed them). We were on the floor, fifth row from the stage!!! 


Journal Entry 44 by erishkigal at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Monday, May 21, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/16/2012 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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My profuse apologies! For holding this hysterical book up for so long, for not journalling right away when I finished it, and then forgetting that I hadn't, for missing azuki's first reply and being too busy/crazed to follow up, for carrying it around in my car so long once it was ready to go.....

I giggled my way through Good Omens, with giggles punctuated by periodic burst of outright laughter. I have been a Gaiman fan, only read one Pratchett, over a decade ago, didn't get into it, and never tried another. I most certainly will now :)
Thank you for sharing!!!


delivery confirmation number: 03111660000026454838 


Journal Entry 45 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Looks like the book took little time to arrive here.
I just started reading another bookring book, and it is not a fast read, so I will start on this as soon as I can.

6/13: start reading
7/15: half way through. Sorry I usually read books much faster than this but I have to cram for an exam so most of my reading is exam-related, except for the audio books I listen to while driving. Also all that characters make it a slower read. But from next week on it should go a bit faster.
7/20: home stretch! Less than 100 pages to go! Will pm next person. Should be able to mail it out next week.  


Journal Entry 46 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

8 out of 10

Sorry I had the book for so long, but I was studying for an exam so I didn't spend much time reading much for leisure.

I found the beginning rather confusing, as many characters were introduced. Part of it was my fault too that I only get to read a few pages every few days, so it was hard to remember all that was going on. However, toward the end I did enjoy it a lot. Rather creative and fun.

kiyoteefoxx got her own copy, Shroffland is overwhelmed w books, izzy5000 is travelling in India. I've pm'ed easterngirl71, the last reader on the list.

8/8: have not heard fm easterngirl71. Will pm again. 


Journal Entry 47 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, October 12, 2012

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Great to have an addition to the ray. This is now going to Appelsiini. 


Journal Entry 48 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, October 22, 2012

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And it's here! As I am last in the ray, I'll save this for later, I have few books in my TBR-pile so maybe it takes some time before I get to this one. Anyway, I want to enjoy it, not rush it through! Thanks for sending it! :) 


Journal Entry 49 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, December 31, 2012

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This was just a perfect book; funny, believable and well-written! I like Pratchett and was quite suprised that he has written a book together with Gaiman. Two great writers in same book! :) Yey!

After reading all JEs I can't add much. Just keeping it simple; this was good! Perfect reading during x-mas holidays.

I ask other Finnish bookcrosser if she would be interested to read this one, anyway this book will continue its journey soon! Happy New Year! 


Journal Entry 50 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/3/2013 UTC) at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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It's always nice to suprise somebody with wishlist books! Here you are, miumaumou! I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did :) 


Journal Entry 51 by miumaumou at Pori, Satakunta Finland on Monday, January 07, 2013

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Oh_my_goodness! Wow! This book has really travelled! O_O
I've been wished this book in Finnish, but now when I saw all these journals, it's fortunate to get exactly this book. :)
I try not to read journals beforehand because I don't want those opinions affect my reading experience. But looks promising!

Thank you so much, Appelsiini, and thank you all! 


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