Behind the Scenes at the Museum

by Kate Atkinson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552996181 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bradgirl of Saltaire, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 12/2/2010
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by bradgirl from Saltaire, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 02, 2010
I bought this in a charity shop for £1.79 as I love Kate Atkinson and didn't realise that I already had a copy! I'm making this available for someone else to enjoy.

Journal Entry 2 by bradgirl at Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 28, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (4/29/2011 UTC) at Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Sending very, very belatedly to kingfan30. I really hope you enjoy the book now after waiting so long for it!!

Journal Entry 3 by kingfan30 at Corby Glen, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Had forgotten all about, funny it should turn up just as I asked you about sending a surprise RABCK that will be going in the post tomorrow. Thanks for sending x

17 Aug 13 - I enjoyed this book, the way it was written felt very real, families do have issues and the family in this story suffered most problems. My only issue was the size of the family, it too a while for who was who to sink in, it could have done with a family tree in the front of the book to help refer to. I found the story told from Ruby's point of view easier to follow, maybe as it was told from beginning to end, whereas the footnotes skipped backward and forward in time.

Journal Entry 4 by kingfan30 at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (8/28/2013 UTC) at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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This book is heading out as a book ray - there are no time limits on how long you have the book, but please keep it moving at some point.

booksieboo EU/Int
Janeka EU/EU
Ronsar EU/EU
ccardoso33 UK/EU
Bookworm-lady EU/Int
valpete US/US

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooksieboowing at Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, September 02, 2013
The book arrived safely in Germany today; thanks for posting it!!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooksieboowing at Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, October 01, 2013
This is the first book I've ever read in which the first chapter is narrated by an embryo!!
I really enjoyed that aspect of the book, but didn't much like the 'footnotes' which were sometimes longer than the associated chapter and which, for me, didn't really add anything to Ruby's main story. After the first few 'footnotes', I skipped the rest of them.

Apart from that, I found this book extremely witty but often also sad.
And since I was born shortly before Ruby (no, not in the same family!!), I enjoyed the regular mentions of TV programmes, makes of cars, food brand names, etc. that many younger readers will probably never have heard of. :-))

Thanks a lot for the opportunity to read this book. I have the next reader's address and will be taking the book to the post office this evening.

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooksieboowing at Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (10/1/2013 UTC) at Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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This book is now heading off from Germany to Portugal by priority post (which can still take a few days) for Janeka. Look forward to hearing your comments in due course.

Journal Entry 8 by Janeka at Vila Real, Vila Real Portugal on Friday, October 11, 2013
And the book is now safely with me :)
It might take a while until I get to it, since my TBR mountain is huge, but I'll make sure it continues its travels!

Thank you so much for sharing, kingfan30 - and booksieboo for sending it to me.

Journal Entry 9 by Janeka at Vila Real, Vila Real Portugal on Thursday, December 26, 2013
Behind the Scenes at a Museum is a great dark comedy about Ruby Lennox and her family, and with some great movies & music references.

It was the most challenging book I’ve read in English, but I really like it :)

The book is now on its way to Bookworm-lady.
Ronsar asked to be skipped, and ccardoso30 has already a copy of the book.

Journal Entry 10 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Sunday, January 05, 2014
Received, thank you very much for sharing it, Kingfan30!
I'm glad you are flexible with timings, as I really want to read this one, but my TBR mount has been increasingly piling up! :)
Happy New Year!

Journal Entry 11 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, November 24, 2014
Currently reading it; sorry for the delay.
I will ask for Valpete's address, in order to continue the bookray.

Journal Entry 12 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
OK, I have finally managed reading it.
Although it is beautifully written, and it keeps you wanting to learn more about these characters, I must agree with other readers: sometimes the family tree is hard to follow, and it is difficult to jump in time from past to present.
But it has been a pleasure to read, and some of the sub-plots are really interesting.
I think that Alice, Bunty and Ruby will stay with me for a long time.
All in all, an impressive first novel.
Thanks for sharing, Kingfan30; I already have Valpete's address, and the book will be on the last leg of this bookray soon.

Journal Entry 13 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, January 23, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (1/23/2015 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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Sent today to Valpete,in U.S.A., who is next (and last) in this bookray.
Sorry for the delay... and enjoy!

Journal Entry 14 by valpete at Walnut Creek, California USA on Sunday, February 08, 2015
Thanks for sending this all the way from Spain. I look forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 15 by valpete at Walnut Creek, California USA on Saturday, August 22, 2015
I finally was able to read this book and loved it from beginning to end. As others have mentioned, it was difficult to follow (I never thought about skipping the footnotes). I will try to find someone who has it on a Wishlist. Thanks for your patience and for including me in this Ray.

Journal Entry 16 by valpete at Walnut Creek, California USA on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (8/25/2015 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

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Sending this along to another of my favorite BC'ers who has it on her Wishlist!

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 17 by wingMmeClintonwing at South Berwick, Maine USA on Saturday, August 29, 2015
It is so lovely to have developed "bookcrossing special friends".... knowing you send your books off to someone who really wants them and will (eventually) read them is great! Many thanks to Valpete for noticing I had this on my wishlist, so now it has travelled the entire length of the USA from California to my little white house in Maine, and I look forward to reading it (having recently read Case Histories, I have been exposed to Kate Atkinson).

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