Room

by Emma Donoghue | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0330519018 Global Overview for this book
Registered by hon-no-tomo of Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on 5/23/2011
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by hon-no-tomo from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, May 23, 2011
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world....

It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack's imagination-the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells, the imaginary world projected through the TV, the coziness of Wardrobe beneath Ma's clothes, where she tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it's the prison where she's been held since she was nineteen-for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack's curiosity is building alongside her own desperation—and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely....

Journal Entry 2 by hon-no-tomo at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Thursday, May 26, 2011
An amazing story.
It takes a bit to get used to Jack's voice as he expresses himself differently than an adult.
The most interesting bit actually was the second half when they aren't in Room anymore, but it keeps shaping their perception.
Jack is overwhelmed as is his mom who has a hard time being the ma he's always known, but finding her old self again or build her new self.

Journal Entry 3 by hon-no-tomo at Zagreb, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Croatia on Sunday, May 29, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (5/30/2011 UTC) at Zagreb, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Croatia

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I'll send it to vedranaster on whose wishlist it is.

If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. We would love it, if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it.

Journal Entry 4 by vedranaster at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Friday, June 03, 2011

Thank you, hon-no-tomo, for this wishlist book, the BC bookmark and the lovely Ireland postcard - it is beautiful! :)

I have just recently had to ask to be skipped in a "Room" bookray, so receiving it like this is fantastic! Thank you! It might take me a while to get to it, as I'm rather busy with work and I've got a ray or two on their way to me, but it will get read and then passed on to another BC-er. I won't wild release it her in Croatia (unless you want me to), because BC isn't active here so the book would probably end up on somebody's shelf (at best) and you'd never hear from it again. And that's no fun! ;)


Journal Entry 5 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Sunday, October 21, 2012

I was scared that I wouldn't like the book, expecting it to take a slightly sensationalist approach on the heels of real life cases like Natascha Kampusch. I was glad to find it didn't.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELLOW:

Written in the voice of a five-year-old who, thanks to his mother, does not fully comprehend the gravity of the situation, and to whom - for the same reason - the Room is home, and not a prison. We get a glimpse of their day to day life, before little Jack escapes and saves his mother (by far the most compelling read in a while - this chapter pulled me in completely), and we then witness Ma's return into the world, and Jack's first experience of the Outside.

I found the book compelling, and a worthwhile read as it helps one see this grave situation from the other side, allowing us to consider the emotional cost of it all, on both Ma and Jack.

Journal Entry 6 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (4/13/2013 UTC) at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia

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Travelling to the UK as a wishlist RABCK. Enjoy! :D

Journal Entry 7 by wingdaffodil-2wing at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, April 18, 2013
Received in the mail today-thank you very much vedranaster. This will fit in with Plum-Crazy's April theme on Book Talk too so hope to read it very soon.

Journal Entry 8 by wingdaffodil-2wing at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Sunday, April 21, 2013
REVIEW:- I read this book in less than 3 days as I just had to find out what happened next. If I have any criticism it is the way it is written from the point of view of 5 year old Jack which got rather annoying as he missed out "the" so often and didn't seem to realise that it was milk that he was drinking from his mother. As he seemed so well educated otherwise, despite the dire circumstances he was living in, this was a pity. In general I thought it a good idea to let us see Jack's view of the situation. It was well-written in general and well thought out.
I am reserving this for at least two of my friends who I know will enjoy it.

Journal Entry 9 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (6/21/2013 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book will be given to my brother to take to his great-niece who is in hospital following a complicated operation. I really hope she enjoys it as much as I did.

To the finder:-
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Journal Entry 10 by wingdaffodil-2wing at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, July 08, 2013
Received back from my brother's great-niece. Not sure whether she read it or not. Am now reserving it for my friend who is also a bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 11 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Roughton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, August 12, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (8/14/2013 UTC) at Roughton, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book will be given to pal Lottieloulollip when we meet for a catchup.

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, the USA, Brazil, Madeira, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Turkey, the Canary Islands, Croatia, Holland, France, the Channel Islands, Wales, Scotland and all over England.

Journal Entry 12 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, January 23, 2020
Received back from my friend Lin today.

Journal Entry 13 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, March 05, 2020

Released 1 yr ago (3/6/2020 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book will be sent c/o Royal Mail to another bookcrosser as a surprise RABCK.

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in many countries around the world-a list can be found on my bookcrossing profile.

When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 14 by raeliz64 at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Part of a book swap with daffodil-2. Thank you so much.

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