15 journalers for this copy...
I found this book in the bookshelf of a Greek pension. I took it, and now I will give to another bookcrosser. Hopefully it will travel around the world.
Got this one from lavale a few days ago when I was in Milan... *sigh*
I'm quite curious to read it since I've enjoyed this author's "Girl with a Pearl Earring". I'll journal again as soon as I read the book.
lavale, thanks a LOT for everything ;) grazie mille!
*earmarked for trygvasson*
I was a bit disapointed with this book, after having enjoyed so much "Girl with a pearl earring". The story is interesting, but the its flow is too slow. I would have been curious to know more details about the cemetery, or the suffragettes movement.
Thx a lot lavale for having given me this book!! I'll pass it today to another friend.
Journal Entry 4
on Wednesday, April 28, 2004
What I loved best about this book was having the same story told by different characters! It is astonishing how people can misunterstand each other...
Thx for passing it to me, Mady!
I'll return it ASAP!
It's been with me for a long time. Sorry for the delay journaling it.
This book is definetely not as good as the others from this author.
I liked the part the suffragettes movement and of what was supposed to be the housives duty, but I found the rest a bit weak.
The book was waiting in my mailbox - and after a very cold and windy day: This is the perfect reason to stay home, drink tea, light a few candles and wait for warmer weather...
Thanks, mady, for remembering me...
I liked the structure - telling the story from different perspectives and throwing a light on how people misunderstand each other or judge each other. I also liked the way how the author describes the impressions and feelings of the children towards their surrounding by stepping into their shoes. She manages to capture the difficult relationship between daughter and mother. The same works for the description of the suffragette´s movement - when the servant girl thinks to herself that the rich suffragettes don´t fight for her right to vote but see this as a back issue.
I think the story suffers a little from the author´s indecision between wanting to depict historical facts or wanting to tell a family´s inside story.
In comparison to "Girl with a pearl earring" - I liked this book a little better - mainly due to the structure of the story and the way that structure drew me into the story. "Girl with a pearl earring" was nicely written story - I found the concept of this one more appealing.
I´ll check the wishlists - perhaps I can make somebody´s day through a RABCK.
Even better - I´ll turn this into a bookray... and the last person on my list should try to send the book on. Perhaps we can manage lavale´s hoped-for trip around the world.
1. Elsita, Protugal - int.
2. Lakuska - Portugal - Eu/US
3. pinkrosymolly, UK - int.
4. iguana-girl, Canada - pref. North America
5. gothamgal, USA - pref. North America
6. LadyBug01, USA - int.
7. Luintaurien, USA - int. (new reader in this ray)
8. binkybuffy - Australia
9. hunnyb - Australia, int. (new reader in this ray)
11. Carlynlee - Australia, ??? (new-new-new-new reader in this ray)
12. Dei - Singapore, Asia (new-new-new reader in this ray) > book currently HERE...
13. monast - Malaysis, int. (new-new-new reader in this ray)
14. QueenSissi - Portugal, pref Europe (new-new reader in this ray)
15. Cokas - Portugal, ?? (new-new-new-new reader in this ray)
In the forum:
Please make a journal entry upon receiving the book - enjoy a good read - make a journal entry with a comment - PM the next bookcrosser for his/her address - put the book in the mail and make a release note.
If anyone wants to drop out of the bookray/-ring: please PM me so I can update the list.
Feb 25: I have PM´d Elsita asking for her address - and I will send the book out at the beginning of next week.
Journal Entry 10
Posted to another bookcrosser in Hamburg, Germany, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 28, 2005
Released 14 yrs ago (3/1/2005 UTC) at Posted to another bookcrosser in Hamburg, Germany, By Post -- Controlled Releases
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The book goes to Elsita first (back to Portugal) - then it will take a little tour around Europe before visiting North America, doing a little tour around and then on to Australia... I think lavale will really like that!
:-) This book is in Portugal, again!!
I'll give more news when I finish reading it.
After reading other books from Tracy Chevalier, I found this one a little bit disapointing...without the magic of the paintings of Girl with a pearl earring
. But I enjoyed it, anyway! The best parts, for me, were the descriptions of the cemetery's angels and the suffragettes movement...
Thanks, trygvasson, for letting this lovely book start another tour! :-)
Journal Entry 13
at on Monday, March 21, 2005
Released 14 yrs ago (3/21/2005 UTC) at
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Mailed to Lakuska today!
Have a nice journey!! :)
Arrived 2 days ago, but didn't get a chance to make the JE.
I'm already reading it. Since I didn't read the "Girl with a Pearl Earring" yet , I'm not expecting anything in particular out of this book... I'll journal again after reading a bit more, or at the end...
Just finished it yesterday.
To tell you the truth, I was a bit disappointed. Not that I had expected something in particular, because I never read anything by this author before. Nevertheless, I've heard so much about "Girl with a pearl earring" that I couldn't help myself from hoping the book would turn out better than it did.
The writing is interesting, especially the different points of view of it, with the action being told by the words of the few characters of the book. I guess it's the only thing I found refreshing: the differents perspectives of the same shared life...
But all in all, didn't captivate me...
Sorry i got this last week and forgot to journal. Will read ASAP - its next on the list!!!!!
I really enjoyed this book. Itrally brings out the gentlenss and politeness of the era as well as the hardship and the passion of the sufferagettes. It had it all really wife swapping illicit affairs death murder and a historical comentary on the post victorian years. I found the way the story was told from the point of view of each character was interesting - you can see how not knowing the whole story made the characters react. Iwill mail out to iguana-girl ASAP.
Thanks for sharing!!
Released 14 yrs ago (5/10/2005 UTC) at
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on its way to next participant of book ring
This is going to be a Tracy Chevalier couple of weeks, I just started to read Lady and the Unicorn last night! I'll get to this book next and have it moving again soon.
I finished reading this book late last night - I just flew through it and read it in 2 sittings! This is the 4th Tracy Chevalier book that I've read and she continues to impress - each book is so different and so good in it's own way.
I'll send this off to gothamgal very soon.
Thanks for sharing this book, trygvasson!
rec'd as part of a bookring.
Journal Entry 22
on Thursday, August 04, 2005
Received this book while I was at the National Scout Jamboree. Will take it with me on an Alaskan cruise next week! Looking forward to it.
Journal Entry 23
on Saturday, November 05, 2005
Wow, sorry this took me so long to finish! Once the kids went back to school the schedule has been crazy.
I enjoyed the way this book was written, telling the story from different perspectives and seeing how people can misunderstand each other or judge each other. I also enjoyed how the author describes the feelings of the children and their experiences and reactions to life around them. The history on the suffragettes movement was interesting too.
Sending the book to Luintaurien.
Got it today. Thank you. Will read and pass on ASAP.
Can't get into it so sending it on.
binkybuff asked to be skipped. PMing next person
Journal Entry 27
Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Released 13 yrs ago (2/7/2006 UTC) at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases
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Received this book yesterday and finished it today :) I enjoyed it a lot actually, particularly with the different viewpoints of the narrators. Lavinia got on my nerves though!! Am interested now to find out more about society in the early 20th century - it seems more liberal than I would've thought (except for not granting women the vote of course) e.g. the Coleman's New Year's Eve ritual. Thanks for sharing this, I've PM'ed Carlynlee for an address.
Update: Carlynlee hasn't replied to PMs and ISOs so I'll Pm Dei.
Journal Entry 29
on Thursday, June 08, 2006
thanks hunnyb! Just received it. Will read it ASAP & send it off soon.
Journal Entry 30
on Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I like it. Although the trademark pieces of art as a background is missing- Chevalier still manages to add in traces of Fine arts in the srunames of the families, Waterhouse and Coleman.
Exploring the victorian fascination with death in a full blown Pre-Raphaelite error, the story is really about the relationships between mismatched mothers and daughters.
On to the next reader on the ray!!