Love Is Hell

Registered by megami-no-ushi of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 11/17/2010
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by megami-no-ushi from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This book was purchased from the library book sale since I'd read another anthology like it and found an interesting new author. I also can't pass up Scott Westerfeld.

To the finder:
Welcome to bookcrossing! You have "caught" what we call a "travelling book." It is now your book to keep or to read and pass on to another reader and follow where the book goes. This is done by journal entries, so I really hope you'll journal it, if only to tell me you found it. You can do this anonymously, or sign up (free and private, no spam) and also be able to follow the book as it travels! If you do, please consider listing me, megami-no-ushi as your referring member.

Journal Entry 2 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, March 3, 2011
I was was passed this book from megami-no-ushi when I had finished my last book and didn't have one with me to start. I was to read it and then deliver it back to her. So I have read it and will pass back on Sunday when I see her.

Thanks for the read, can't say I was overly impressed... most of the characters seemed to be weak females that went a little crazy... not really my thing. I did enjoy the universe Scott Westerfeld created though. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 3 by megami-no-ushi at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Released 11 yrs ago (3/12/2011 UTC) at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

releasing to the march YA meeting.

There are some interesting short stories in this anthology. I was amused by "Fan Fiction" with the toungue in cheek look at Twi-hards. The westerfield short story had a really interesting world that I want to see if anything else of his is set in.

Released for Secretariat's 2011 "Oh the places you'll go!" release challenge. http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/451310 "love is HELL"

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at the Joshua Tree Cafe on Edmonton Trail. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 4 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, March 13, 2011
I picked this up at the meeting today - figured I may as well since I read Prom Nights from Hell and I love Scott Westerfeld

Journal Entry 5 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 11, 2012
I actually enjoyed this short story anthology! Of course the Westerfeld was the best, but I also really enjoyed the gothic feel of "Sleeping with the Spirit" and the strong protagonist in "Love Struck" who was not going to lose her identity or individuality for the sake of love.
Good stuff!

Journal Entry 6 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 11, 2012

Released 10 yrs ago (2/11/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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This book fits our February theme 'Unusual Expreessions of Love' perfectly! I am bringing it to the Bookcrossing meeting at the Joshua Tree Cafe to share with everyone :)

Journal Entry 7 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, February 13, 2012
Well, the first story was really lovely, and that wasn't even the one by Scott Westerfeld, so I have high expectations for this book.

Journal Entry 8 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I'd actually rate the stories differently, so I'll break them down. Spoilers ahoy.

Sleeping with the Spirit: I loved the feel of this and the graceful conclusion, and I really believed the lead female was in love without her acting like a raving loony. 9/10.

Stupid Perfect World: Scott Westerfeld makes fantastic Sci-Fi worlds, including this one, but I felt like there wasn't enough room for both the world and the characters in the story. The world was really striking and I really wanted to hear more about it, but the characters were like card-board cutouts, I really genuinely couldn't have cared less about them. 7/10.

Thinner Than Water: Opposite problem from SPW, I loved the characters, but I couldn't really get a sense of where and when I was (it might have been deliberate, but I didn't like it) but I thought it was good that Jeannie did actually get to the city after all. I had a horrible sinking feeling just before the end that she was going to go with Robbie after all, which would have been romantic and all, but would have totally destroyed her character. 8/10.

Fan Fictions: Full points for creepy. The romance aspect however, was seriously damaged by the fact that I had no doubts about the reality of Paige's invisible boyfriend. He was totally not real and she was totally, utterly crazy. 7/10.

Love Struck: My favorite story in the anthology. I loved that Murrin and Alana worked it out and it wasn't tragic. They actually managed to have a relationship that wasn't based on weird magic, or hopelessly dysfunctional! Success, and a nice happy twist on the Selkie myth, which is such a sad one usually. I liked that the series went out on a happy note. 9/10.

Journal Entry 9 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 9, 2012

Released 10 yrs ago (6/9/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Released at the June Short Story Calgary Bookcrossing Meeting.

Journal Entry 10 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 10, 2012
Grabbed at BC get together

Journal Entry 11 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
These short, fluffy, supernatural pg romances were exactly what I was looking for. Although similar as a result of the love and hell theme, it was nice that each had varying degrees of mush, heartache, drama and fluff.

I found 'Sleeping with the Spirit' quite sweet. Scarcity class in 'Stupid Perfect World' made me laugh - that would be such an awesome class, and I loved how they thought that 'common cold' just meant feeling cold and didn't realize it meant gross and sick (though the teenagers were a bit high-school-silly). 'Thinner Than Water' made me both sad, since things like child brides and crazy prejudices do still exist in places today, but also satisfied that she never gave up on life and her dreams. The title 'Fan Fiction' didn't really seem quite right to me, but neat that the truth of what happened was left up for you to decide. And I just adored 'Love Struck' but then I've always loved Selchies.

Thanks for the delightful read!

Journal Entry 12 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 8, 2014

Released 8 yrs ago (2/8/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to get together

Journal Entry 13 by underasunnysky at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Picked up at the February Calgary BookCrossing Meeting at Cravings.

Journal Entry 14 by underasunnysky at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 31, 2014

Released 8 yrs ago (6/14/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I picked this book up at the Calgary BookCrossing Group meetup and was handed it as something I should enjoy. Not so much... This book is definitely YA, and a very young YA. The writing was mixed from story to story and would make a decent entry into supernatural fiction for a 12 or 14 year old girl. However, not really my type of stories at that age, or now, despite the supernatural theme.

Controlled release at the Calgary Book Crossing meeting at Cravings.

Journal Entry 15 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, June 16, 2014
And this one is back home with me again to determine how I want to send it off into the world.

Journal Entry 16 by megami-no-ushi at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 13, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (9/13/2014 UTC) at Langdon, Alberta Canada

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For your LFL

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at Cravings Market on Fairmount Drive SE. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 17 by megami-no-ushi at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 13, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (9/13/2014 UTC) at Langdon, Alberta Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

For your LFL

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at Cravings Market on Fairmount Drive SE. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 18 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 13, 2014
Picked this up at the September Calgary meet up. There was no one else that wanted to read it. I am saving this for release to my Little Free Library.

Journal Entry 19 by Crossing-Guard at Little Free Library - Hanson Hollow in Langdon, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (10/23/2014 UTC) at Little Free Library - Hanson Hollow in Langdon, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I am adding this book into the Hanson Park Little Free Library, very excited as this is among the first books being added.

Are you in the Calgary area and interested in meeting up with other Calgary BookCrossers? Please check out our facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on how. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of every month starting at 11am. Location is unknown, please PM me for information. New Crossers are always welcome.

Journal Entry 20 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Monday, December 18, 2017
This book ended up at Never Ending stories, the used book store here in Langdon. I have rescued it and will bring it back to the Calgary group as we have some new members who might enjoy this one.

Journal Entry 21 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 13, 2018

Released 4 yrs ago (1/13/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Are you in the Calgary area and interested in meeting up with other Calgary BookCrossers? Please check out our facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on how. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of every month starting at 11am. Location is unknown, please PM me for information. New Crossers are always welcome.

Taking this back to the January meetup where it will hopefully go home with a new reader.

Journal Entry 22 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 14, 2018
Picked this book up at the monthly book crossing meeting at Cravings Market Restaurant.

Journal Entry 23 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, May 14, 2018
A book full of short story romances, some of them ending happily others ending tragically. I have to admit my favorite was the story by Scott Westerfeld called Stupid Perfect World.

An easy quick read.

Journal Entry 24 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 8, 2018
A good mix of short stories, my favourite story was Stupid Perfect World by Scott Westerfeld.

Journal Entry 25 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 8, 2018

Released 3 yrs ago (9/8/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing at Cravings Market Restaurant at the monthly Book Crossing meeting.

Journal Entry 26 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, September 9, 2018
Picked this up at the September meetup at Cravings. Excellent turnout!!

Journal Entry 27 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Kind of fun 'love stories'. Quirky. Thanks for the interesting read.

Journal Entry 28 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, November 9, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (11/9/2019 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Time to take my sack full of books to the November meetup at Cravings Restaurant and find a new reader for each of them.

Journal Entry 29 by KaraZadravec at Airdrie, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 8, 2020
Surprisingly good, short stories are not normally my forte, but I enjoyed it immensely.

Journal Entry 30 by KaraZadravec at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Released 2 yrs ago (2/8/2020 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing this book at the monthly book crossing meeting at Cravings market restaurant.

Journal Entry 31 by AnnaDevika at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, February 9, 2020
Caught at local meetup.

Journal Entry 32 by AnnaDevika at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Released 1 yr ago (9/1/2020 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Released into the travelling book box.

Journal Entry 33 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, February 10, 2021
This one is back with me as I am doing a Book Box 1 clean up

Journal Entry 34 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (2/10/2021 UTC) at Langdon, Alberta Canada

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This one is being released into Book Box 1 where it will find a new reader.

Journal Entry 35 by starbytes at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, March 8, 2021
Picked up from the Calgary Bookcrossers' travelling bookbox 1! I have enjoyed some of the authors' other works so I'm excited to read these stories. Thank you for sharing this book with me!

Update 10th July 2021: So I read the first story "Sleeping with the Spirit" when I first received the book, and found it not to my taste. I put the book aside and was going to pick it up later for the other stories, but never got around to it. I don't think I'll be picking it up again so I'm passing it on. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 36 by starbytes at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 10, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (7/10/2021 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing at the local Bookcrossing meetup!

Released 4 mos ago (3/19/2022 UTC) at 1 of the Lil Lib.s NW ( Happy Hunting! ) in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Dropping at the Banff Trail lil free library

To the finder:
(On hold during the Pandemic )Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at Cravings Market on Fairmount Drive SE. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

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