Guppies For Tea - BOOKRING!

by Marika Cobbold | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552995371 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Silverstone of Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on 10/12/2003
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Silverstone from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Sunday, October 12, 2003
BOOKRING - see end of this journal entry for more info...

This is a book I highly enjoyed.... Marika Cobbold is one of my favourite authors...
Marika Cobbold, a swedish/english author, is exellent in her first novel!

The Amazon-UK synopsis:
An account of a young woman's battle to save her grandmother from a retirement home, her battle against her boyfriend's defection, and with her mother's obsession with germs.

Please PM me if you want to join the bookring, it is now full and almost ready to go. If you'd like to join in you need to be able to ship internationally!:

Bookring list:
1. mymmel (Sweden - ships internationally)
2. pikapolonica (Sweden - ships Europe)
3. Deerskin (UK - ships internationally)
4. reader1212 (Washington USA - US only)
5. christine-bpc (Texas USA - ships US only)
6. prplpec (Georgia USA - ships US/CAN only)- Currently on its way here
7. tamugrad02 (Virginia USA - ships US only)
8. Morgail (Kentucky USA - ships internationally)
9. mysteryfan03 (Missouri USA - ships internationally surface only)
10. alrescate (Missouri USA - ships internationally)
11.Kernow8 (UK)
12. Silverstone (back to me in Sweden)

Journal Entry 2 by Silverstone from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Thursday, October 23, 2003
The book is currently on its way to mymmel aaaand.... the bookring has now officially started!

Journal Entry 3 by mymmel from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, October 24, 2003
Found the book in my mailbox this morning! I'll start reading it a.s.a.p. Thanks Silverstone!

Journal Entry 4 by mymmel from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, October 30, 2003

It's witty, it's funny, fantastic! The story is sad, moving, hilarious and very well written. If I'm not mistaken the author is swedish, but now living in the UK. But she writes her novels in english, right? I kind of enjoyed the little swedish details in the book, like the tale of the Huldra and the "Dansa min docka"-song. I truly envy the rest of you who haven't read it yet. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

I'm passing it on to pikapolonica this afternoon, hopefully you'll get it tomorrow!

Journal Entry 5 by pikapolonica on Monday, November 03, 2003
The book arrived to Stockholm. I'll start reading it as soon as I am done with another bookray book.

Update (7th Nov): What a beautiful sad story! I enjoyed this book so much and admire the writer that she chose a topic of human aging and dying that we usually don't feel very comfortable with in our times and told the story in such a lovely and warm way. I would like to find some other book by the same author, which is another new BCing discovery for me.

14th Nov: the book goes to Deerskin this afternoon.

Journal Entry 6 by Deerskin from Aberystwyth, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, November 20, 2003
Just recieved today - thanks. I've already started reading it so I probably won't be long!

Journal Entry 7 by Deerskin from Aberystwyth, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, November 23, 2003
Ifinished this yesterday. It's not my usual type of book at all and, after reading the first few chapters, I thought I wasn't going to like it. However, by halfway through I was beginning to get into it and enjoy it more. A good read, I loved the way the taboo and frightening issue of growing old was tackled, starkly and without sentiment.

Thanks for the chance to read this - I'll be sending it on as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 8 by reader1212 from Federal Way, Washington USA on Saturday, December 06, 2003
Rec'd the book in the mail on 12/4-I have to finishe the book I am reading and then one other book ring book and then I will read it.

Journal Entry 9 by reader1212 from Federal Way, Washington USA on Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Well, since I had misplaced my other book, which was not part of a ring, I started this one earlier than planned and really enjoyed it alot.
Off to the next person tomorrow.

Journal Entry 10 by christine-bpc from Tomball, Texas USA on Thursday, January 15, 2004
I received this book in December and read it as soon as I finished the book I was currently reading. It was a somewhat fitting book to read as my Grandmother, who had Alzheimers, passed away the day after Christmas. It was a funny, touching and warm story that I really enjoyed. My only complaint about the book was some story lines (Amelia & Henry) that the book left dangling in the end. Other than that, it was a good, warm read.

Sending off tomorrow to prplpec!

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