37 journalers for this copy...
I started a new one and this is the link to the new Xerpting
Anyone who would like to participate again please just contact me by PM.
This is how it works:
You will receive an envelope with copies of the first pages of books.
1. On receipt of the envelope with the excerpts make a journal entry.
2. Read the excerpts and decide which books you would like to read. Remove the excerpts of the books you picked.
3. Edit your journal entry and let us know what you thought about the excerpts and why you picked the ones you picked.
4. PM the owner of the books you're interested in by letting them know the number of the book you'd like to read.
5. Replace the excerpts you removed with your own excerpts. Add at least as many as you took out! Write a number and your BookCrossing name on it and note down which number is which book in case somebody requests it. Do NOT write the title and/or the author on the excerpts! It's supposed to be a surprise. Only books in English!
6. Contact the next participant and send the envelope with the excerpts to them.
7. If somebody requests one of your books post it to them a.s.a.p.
8. If you receive a book you requested please edit your journal entry again and let us know what the book was (maybe with a link to the journal?).
Please read and pass on the excerpts within 3 weeks. And please make a journal entry on receipt and a release entry when you pass it on. Thank you! If you would like to take part in another round let me know and I'll add you again at the end.
And most importantly: Have fun!
Participants round 4:
My excerpts for round 1 (for excerpts round 2 see journal entry 40):
LilyKlip #1 goes to Nonna73. It is: John Sandford: Hidden Prey
LilyKlip #2 goes to Totje2. It is: Anne Perry: Death of a Stranger
LilyKlip #3 traveling again in round 2
LilyKlip #4 goes to Ampelfrau. It is: Henry James: Daisy Miller
LilyKlip #5 goes to Finnchen. It is: Donna Tartt: The Little Friend
LilyKlip #6 goes to Finnchen. It is: Richard Beard: Damascus
LilyKlip #7 goes to Totje2. It is: Adeline Yen Mah: Watching the Tree to Catch a Hare
LilyKlip #8 goes to karneol. It is: R.D. Laing: The Divided Self
LilyKlip #9 goes to LiniP. It is: Audrey Niffenegger: Her Fearful Symmetry
LilyKlip #10 goes to Haugtussa. It is: Thomas Wharton: Salamander
LilyKlip #11 Gregory Maguire: Lost
LilyKlip #12 goes to Finnchen. It is: Donna Williams: Somebody Somewhere
Thanks a lot, Finnchen, for adding so many books. That will make the Xerpting a lot more interesting!
I probably will start the review of the excerpts the next weekend.
12.06.2011 - So let's begin:
LilyKlip #1: Who is Annabelle Ramford? An intriguing beginning. Do I want to know more? Maybe, wait and see ...
LilyKlip #2: I like the sound of this one. Something from the Victorian era? Beautifully written.
LilyKlip #3: This sounds like a historical novel. And I'm pretty sure I know which one. Beautiful book, if my suspicions are right!
LilyKlip #4: An 'American watering-place' at a little town in Switzerland. This one also rings some bells ...
LilyKlip #5: What terrible thing can have occurred to cause the death of Charlotte's son and nobody wants to talk about it? I want to learn more about this tragedy!
LilyKlip #6: Two children born on the first of November 1993, a girl and a boy. And what a difference in their welcoming to this world. A very interesting beginning.
LilyKlip #7: The story of an unwanted, rejected Chinese girl with a special relationship to her grandfather. Nothing for me right now.
LilyKlip #8: Sort of a text-book about schizoid and schizophrenic persons. Certainly most interesting, but not for me just now.
LilyKlip #9: Oh, I've recognized this one! I've read it some weeks ago and I loved it.
LilyKlip #10: Bombs struck, buildings are in ruins, some war is going on - I don't want to read about this right now
LilyKlip #11: Hmm, this one doesn't tell me much. No idea what this is about. And I don't really like the style of writing.
LilyKlip #12: Mixed feelings from the author of a manuscript on his way from London to Australia. Rather intriguing - I want to know what this is about.
Well now, I can't take out all the excerpts I liked, my MTBR is already much too high, so I will have to choose carefully.
I've finally decided to take out three excerpts:
LilyKlip # 5 - it is: The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
LilyKlip # 6 - it is: Damascus by Richard Beard
LilyKlip # 12 - it is: Somebody Somewhere by Donna Williams
And finally I will add some new excerpts. Exceptionally, I've added a few more excerpts than usual, as this is the beginning of the BookXerpting.These are:
Finnchen # i1
Finnchen # i2: goes to wal-89 - it is: Innocent Blood by P.D. James
Finnchen # i3: goes to totje2 - it is: The Death Committee by Noah Gordon
Finnchen # i4: goes to Bloedengel - it is: The Shadow Child by Judith Lennox
Finnchen # i5: goes to Ampelfrau - it is: Losing you by Nicci French
Finnchen # i6: goes to LiniP - it is: Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
Finnchen # i7: goes to LadyAmalie - it is: Star Struck by Val McDermid
Finnchen # i8
Finnchen # i9: : goes to LiniP - it is: Fatherland by Robert Harris
Finnchen # i10: goes to totje2 - it is: Deception Point by Dan Brown
Finnchen # i11: goes to Haugtussa - it is: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
Finnchen # i12: goes to Ampelfrau - it is: Carousel by Rosamunde Pilcher
Finnchen # i13: goes to totje2 - it is: The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
Finnchen # i14: goes to disneyfreaksam - it is: The Constant Gardener by John le Carré
Finnchen # i15: goes to Bloedengel - it is: The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett
As soon as I have Bloedengel's address, I will send on the Xerpting.
@ LilyKlip: If there will be a second round, would you please add me to the list? And thank you for starting this Xerpting!
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
I chose very carefully too :
Finchen i4 which I suppose to be a tearjerker / bit retro / drama / romantic literature
and Finnchen i15 which I suppose is a horror / ice-cold harsh story
EDIT : I THINK I GOT IT RIGHT ! I4 is Judith Lennox / the shadow child and
i15 is Simon Becket's the chemistry of death GREAT !
two opposites actually, but I have many lives to live :-)))
I will add two other excerpts and mail the bookxerpting still this weekend to Totje whose addy I have. I will comment on the non-chosen excerpts while writing my releasenote.
This is such a nice 'idea'. !
So of to Totje2 !
It is a great concept, so I'd like to be put in for round 2. We'll see what I already read by then, to add to this :)
My comments :
Lilyklip1 : I have difficulty relating to this setting : Lakes, New York pinot noir, Albuquerque, not my kind of thing, and the language is a bit 'superficial'.
Liliklyp2 : I think this one is a mystery and I don't feel like reading one. Specially not if the characters are called Monk and Hester LOL
Lilyklip3 : very beautifully written, this one made me really doubt taking it out !
Lilyklip4 : this seemed an easyflowing novel. The Switzerlandsetting intrigued me, also doubted on this one
Lilyklip7 : I'm not in the mood for the oriental setting :)
Lilyklip8 : wonderful book, can recommend it to anyone, only ... I just read this last month :)))))
Lilyklip9: I'm afraid this 'll be very descriptive, and a bit too sentimental for me right now. Sentimental as in 'pure sentiments' I think, because I did select something over-sentimental as a 'xerpt' :)
Lilyklip10 : think this is SF, and I love that one, if I'd taken 3 fragments, this had been the third :)
Lilyklip 11 : I like the font. But I'm afraid it's a mystery that needs to be solved, as I said, not into that right now.
Finnchen 1 : I don''t like the writingstyle, big objection for choosing a book right, and there's an entire page without anything being said at all, not for me ...
Finnchen2 : same problem
Finnchen3 : awesome writingstyle, very James Pattersonlike, this is a 'doubter'
Finnchen 5 : I think I already read this
Finnchen 6 : certain I've read this one. I'm a big fan of the little elderly man with the large moustache and the egg-shaped head !
Finnchen6 : Rutger Hauer / horoscopes ? Turn the page please ;)
Finnchen 9 : is a definitely interesting book : Berlin , yes, U-boats , yes, great graphical setting of the page, Baltic rain, this would have been my 4th choice if I'd made 4
Finnchen10: this language is over-thought, over-styled, not my cup of tea !
Finnchen13 : also a highly recommandable book ! But i read this last month too ... I do read too much, you know :)
Finnchen 14 : can't relate to the setting, not in the mood for Nixon and too little going on appaerantly
I will start to read the Xerpts tomorrow, took a quick glance at them and there's certainly something interesting!
Thank you for starting this, LiliKlip, and for passing it on, Bloedengel. I have Linip's address, so when I'm done, I can send it on right away, after posting my thoughts and choices of course.
Bloedengel #1: Not my choice. This first page did not catch me at all. Somewhere half way I got annoyed by the writing and then I suspected it to be chick-lit or something of the kind.
Bloedengel #2: Not my choice. This first page is intriguing enough, but the subject (as far as I can tell from these lines) is a bit too heavy for me at the moment.
LilyKlip #1: Not my choice. Although I would like to know who Annabelle Ramford is and what happened to her.
Lilyklip #2: CHOSEN I love the sound of this first page. I would like to know how this story unfolds.
LilyKlip #3: Not my choice. I usually like historical novels, but this first page sounds like there'll be a description of a hanging and teenage boys that go against all rules. For these two reasons its a no.
LilyKlip #4: Not my choice. This first page did not catch my interest.
LilyKlip #7: CHOSEN I like these kind of novels: oriental, a bit of history, the story of a child. I'm very curious for this one!!
LilyKlip #8: Not my choice. This sounds too scientifical. If it had been another subject... maybe.
LilyKlip #9: Not my choice. This first page gave me the shivers, too vivid memories of recent happenings & fears.
LilyKlip #10: Not my choice. Not for this moment at least. I'm not in the mood for war of any kind right now. Maybe this is the end of everything, but since this is only one page, I have no idea. Skipping this one.
LilyKlip #11: Not my choice. I do not like the font, I do not like the writing style, I do not want to know how this story continues.
Finnchen # i1: Not my choice. This first page is too descriptive about a boy / man without a name. It doesn't make me want to read on and find out what is going on.
Finnchen #i2: Not my choice. Sounds like a story about a woman who's adopted in her youth and wants to find out who she is, where she's coming from. Not a story I'm interested in (now).
Finnchen #i4: I like the style of writing and I'm very curious about Spurgeon Robinson, his job and how this story will continue.
Finnchen #i5: Not my choice. First thought that popped in mind while reading this first page was a love-triangle, affairs, complicated things. Not in the mood for that right now.
Finnchen #i6: Not my choice. This first page does not make me curious at all to find out how the story continues. So... skipping this one.
Finnchen #i7: Not my choice. For me not an interesting first page.
Finnchen #i8: Not my choice. When I read this first page, a name "Milo" popped up. If I'm not mistaken, it is a book from a series and I've nearly read them all in Dutch. God ones, but therefore skipping this one here :-)
Finnchen #i9: Not my choice. Although this first page sounds very intriguing, I'm skipping this book. Not really in the mood for WW II criminal stories at the moment. At least, that's what I read on the first page. If I'm wrong, then it's too bad for me...
Finnchen #i10: CHOSEN I love the writing of this first page, I love mysteries / crimes / spy stories that take place in Russia, so there's no way I can let this one pass without taking it out...
Finnchen #i11 Not my choice. I'm not really in the mood for 'my father told me'-stories, stories of how a son turns a different way than his father suggests and comes to regret it later.
Finnchen #i12 Not my choice. I'm not sure what Prue has done to disappoint her mother, but I dislike the mother on this first page already. So, not for me, this one...
Finnchen #i13 CHOSEN, I am very intrigued by this first page. Like the style of writing too, so what can go wrong? I guess nothing, so I picked this one as well.
Finnchen #i14 Not my choice. Immediately after the first line the pictures of the movie came back to my mind. I had the book myself, bought it because I loved the movie, but I couldn't get through. So.... stunning, sad, beautiful story, only for me not in this book.
I'll send a PM to the persons whose books I chose and will send on the Xerpting to LiniP as soon as I've made copies of the first pages of my donations.
I woudl like to take part in round 2 too, LilyKlip :-)
LilyKlip #2. It is: Watching the tree by Adeline Yen Mah
LilyKlip #7. It is: Death of a Stranger by Anne Perry
I'm very happy with the books that were hidden behind these first pages! :-)
Finnchen #i3. It is: The Death Committee by Noah Gordon
Finnchen #i10. It is:Deception Point by Dan Brown
Finnchen #i13. It is: The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
And I'm adding:
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
I loved it, hope you have fun with this too!
Bloedengel1: I do not think that guests who chew on each other are for me. Even if it is not meant in the literal sense.
Bloedengel2: I like the lay-out of this first page but I do not think that I want to read about a family who lost two daughters because DWI.
LilyKlip#1: The bottle of New York pinot noir is definitely inviting. I will have to think about whether I want to read more about the fight in the mission in Albuquerque.
LilyKlip#3: This seems to be a classic from the 1800´s. I am tempted, let´s see what else is on offer.
LilyKlip#4: I am wondering whether I would like to read more about American tourists in a Swiss hotel.
LilyKlip#8: No, I definitely do not want to read more about schizophreny.
LilyKlip#9: I am tempted to read this story about Elspeth and Robert even though it involves a death.
LilyKlip#10: What a start to a book. I have to decide whether I would like to read a book set at least 200 years back.
LilyKlip#11: This looks like a good interesting read. I like the setting in Massachussetts. Let´s see.
Finnchen#i1: I think that I might know this book and therefore I do not want to order it. But if I am correct I really liked it and it is by one of my favourite authors.
Finnchen#i2: Who is Miss Philippa Rose Palfrey? I like the start into a story about an adopted child.
Finnchen#i5: I like the description of the place but wondering whether I want to be invited to coffee by someone offering digestive biscuits.
Finnchen#i6: No points for guessing but I like the guy with the egg-shaped head in all formats.
Finnchen#i7: No, I do not want to read about a client who is smacked into the mouth.
Finnchen#i8: This seems to be a thriller-type of book, not for me at the moment.
Finnchen#i9: A book set in Berlin with young men in SS insignia, I will have to decide whether I would like to read this book.
Finnchen#i11: I like the motto of the father and am tempted to go for this book.
Finnchen#i12: This sounds like a classical chicklit book. Once in a while I like to read them but not right now.
Finnchen#i14: This sounds like a good down to earth thriller but I don´t think I would like to read it at the moment. Some other thriller tempted me more.
Totje2#1: This sounds like a good read and I can understand the frustration of having a ladder in a stocking but I will not read this book at the moment.
Totje2#2: No, I do not want to read about catastrophes in Europe at the moment.
Totje2#3: This also sounds like a 1800´s classic, I am tempted.
Totje2#4: Telling from the phrase "The Great Patriotic War" this seems to be a book by a Russian author.
Totje2#5: This first page is a little too depressing for me at the moment.
I had decided not to take more than two books this time but I think I will ask for three. I have chosen:
I will include:
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
So after a prolongued holiday and heaps of papers on my desk after my return I now could finally put my mind to the first pages:
LiniP#3 - sounds very intersting, an elusive book...hm.....
LilyKlip#4 - I usually like hotel stories very much, so it sounds promising
Finnchen #i5 - I'm curious what the relationship between these three persons, that alread appear on page one, is
Finnchen #i12 - seems a mother-daughter-relationship book, curious in what direction the story goes....
It's since last week already on its way to the next participant! Sorry for the delay I only have very limitied access to my computer now :-(
23/8/11 - I have chosen :o) Here are my thoughts;
Ampelfrau#1 - Not really in a crime mood at the moment
Ampelfrau#2 - Intriguing but didn't immediately grab me
Ampelfrau#3 - This one jumped out at me when I first flicked through the excerpts, I liked the setting and the first sentence caught my attention <--CHOSEN
Ampelfrau#4 - Seemed a bit sweet to me
Ampelfrau#5 - I have read this book and loved it
LiniP#1 - I almost chose this one, but I didn't want to take too many books, I liked the ambiguity of it
LiniP#2 - If this is the book I think it is, I already have it on my TBR pile
Bloedengel#1 - Just didn't appeal to me
Bloedengel#2 - Too sad for me at the moment
LilyKlip#1 - Sounds interesting but not for me
LilyKlip#3 - I also have this one on my TBR pile, which I realised after really liking the excerpt
LilyKlip#8 - I have just finished a university course in Psychology so didn't really want a science-y book
LilyKlip#10 - Didn't appeal
LilyKlip#11 - Vague but it didn't make me want to find out more
Finnchen#1 - Nothing grabbed my attention in this excerpt
Finnchen#2 - I want to know more about Philippa Rose Palfrey <---CHOSEN
Finnchen#7 - Not my kind of writing style
Finnchen#8 - Same with this one and the subject didn't appeal either
Finnchen#11 - I went back and forth with choosing this one, but then, when reading it a third time, I realised this book is on my TBR list too (as I started it a while ago but never got round to finishing!)
Finnchen#14 - Not my kind of subject matter
Totje2#1 - I liked the main character (or as she appears on the first page) but decided not to take this book as well
Totje2#2 - Nothing really jumped out at me in this excerpt
Totje2#3 - Another book waiting to be read on my MTBR
Totje2#4 - Wouldn't be my choice of subject
Totje2#5 - Liked this one but didn't really get into by the end of the page so have given it a miss
Thank you so much everyone, for sending/copying your book excerpts, it was really fun to take part in this BookXerpting and I definitely want to be involved in round 2 :o) Even though I only chose 2 books, I wanted to choose them all, just to see what the books were!
EDIT: Hmm...I don't really know what to say but I seem to have chosen 2 books by the same author! When the second book arrived today, I was very surprised to find another P.D James book, an author who I have never noticed before, or bought/picked up any of their books. Thanks for sending my choices so quick and I hope I like the author's style after picking two different books of her's. Weird...!
I have added;
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Wal-89 #1: I recognise this book and have it on my TBR already.
Wal-89 #2: Very tempted but too many books on my TBR.
Wal-89 #3: I just feel that this book is quite hard going.
Wal-89 #4: Reads as very modern.
Ampelfrau #1: It is fact and I prefer fiction.
Ampelfrau #2: Sounds too chick lit for me at the moment.
Ampelfrau #4: Not in the mood for a family orientated book.
Ampelfrau #5: Oh so tempted as I adore Christmas, but no, I am trying to be good.
LiniP #1: Far too serious a read for me at the moment.
LiniP #2: Hmm, interesting, but no.
Bloedengel #1: Sounds really entertaining and sarcastic. Yet again, have to say no, trying to get my TBR down. (who am I trying to fool!!!)
Bloedengel #2: Too serious and sad a story for me.
LilyKlip #1: Sounds like chick lit. Not at the moment.
LilyKlip #3: Interesting, but no.
LilyKlip #8: Fact, not fiction.
LilyKlip #10: I am not keen on this era too much.
LilyKlip #11: Too modern for me at the moment.
Finnchen #i1: Sounds too much like a "hero through adversity" book for me.
Finnchen #i7: Tempted.
Finnchen #i8: Tempted.
Finnchen #i11: At the moment I am wanting a story that does not make me think too much about my behaviour and views.
Totje2 #1: Sounds like a murder novel.
Totje2 #2: Does not grab me at all.
Totje2 #3: I would find this hard to read, because of the layout.
Totje2 #4: Oooh, I wish, but too much to read.
Totje2 #5: Not interested in this one at the moment.
I have taken Finnchen #i14 as it sounds like a thriller/action book. I will probably be totally wrong!!! I have replaced it with one book.
I have asked the address for the next person so as soon as I get it, I will get this off to them.
Disneyfreaksam:Thanks you for sending this!
EDIT So much choice, not so easy as many excerpts could be interesting.
Disneyfreaksam #1 I have recently read this book. Recommended.
Wal - 89 #1 Interesting start, but lets see what else is here.
#2 Too much trouble all at once
#3 tempting because I just feel like some homelyness but who knows what trouble
#4 nothing 'catches' me here
Ampelfrau #1 no crime just now..
#2 good possiblility
#4Not sure about this one
#5 Sounds like a nice book YES
LiniP#1 I found I wanted to turn the page... YES
#2 Another time maybe, not now.
Bloedengel #1 These people seem a bit annoying
#2 somehow, I think YES
LilyKlip #1 Doesn't appeal today
#3 writing is great, but no thanks
#10 I do like some historical books. But not chosen this time.
#11 some americans dealing with an road accident. No thanks.
Finnchen #i 1 Long introduction. Maybe a good book later on.
#7 No thanks
#8 somehow does not catch me.
#11 Maybe, look at the others a bit more
Totje2 #1 Not so sure if I would get further that page 10
#2 The writing style does not sit well with me
#3 Could be the intro to a fat volume. maybe one day
#4 No thanks
#5 yes maybe one day, but not just now.
I have chosen:
(4 excerpts added)
Thankyou very much to everyone who was before me!!
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
26 Oct '11 edit: I have received the first book I requested, from ampelfrau: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10225047/
The Gift,by Cecilia Ahern!!! I have read another book by this author: 'If you could see me now' which I enjoyed. It is a bit like a fairy tale.
And I have another one waiting to be read: 'A place called here', which I recently got from glitterbee. So, I will be getting to know this author even better now!
Thanks so much ampelfrau!! This worked out so well.
10 Nov '11 edit: Received last week: Ane Evil Cradling, by Brian Keenan. Non-fiction. The author describes his kidnapping and being held hostage in Beirut. I have known of this book for a long time but never read it. This will be interesting but not necessairily easy reading. Very pleased with my choice! http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7659439/ Thanks a lot LiniP!
10 Nov edit: Received: The disappearance, by Genevieve Jurgensen. A very special book but again not an easy subject. A mother writes about the sudden death of both her children, her suffering and love. http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/9828662/ Thanks very much bloedengel!
And thanks to LilyKlip for organising the BookXerpting and for everyone who put in excerpts before me so that I could have a great time choosing!!
I'll hopefully have time to read through them properly over a cup-of-tea this weekend.
#1 - Well, I'm pretty sure I've read this book, and I thought it was ok.
#1 - I love this book! - so I'll let someone else choose it.
#2 - Not my cup of tea
#3 - I quite like the start of this. The reading around the table is what I like. So maybe??? Yes I've decided to choose this one.
#4 - Don't think so, something about the countdown put me off...
#1 - I'm not really into thrillers or crimenovels, so I'll pass on this one.
#2 - I think I'll go for this! I want to know what the enemal boxes are all about!
#4 - Seems good, but I can't choose them all!
#2 - Interesting, but as I find myself very tired these days, I need books with paragraphs ;-)
#1 - don't think so. Seems like to much complaining.
#1 - I think I know what this is! I love the author, and has this book on my shelf.
#2 - Yes - I want to continue to read this book. Where is the next page?
#3 - I like historical novels, so I'll have to consider this one.
#4 - I quite like the sound of this one aswell - Maybe I should just take the lot???!!!!
#1 - Don't think so
#3 - This seems familiar! But I cannot for the life of me remember which book it is! Scatterbrain! Now I remember. Great book! I love it, and have read it several times. Lucky is the chooser of this one.
#8 - No thank you!
#10 - I like historical novels, so I'll go for this one!
#11 - I'll let this one go!
#1 - I know which book this is! I love the author although this is not my favourite book of his/hers! Still a good read though.
#7 - No thanks!
#8 - Huge men and muscles, and someone called Milo (a Norwegian washing powder for wool), not today.
#11 - Seems quite promising, I'll have to think about this one. OK - you twisted my arm, I'll take this one aswell...
#1 - No way!
#2 - It will have to wait to another day.
#3 - I like the sound of this. Seems like something to spend the winter reading, in front of the fireplace with a nice cup of tea!
#4 - I just saw the Soviet Union thing, and decided - no!
#5 - Seems interesting. I'll just have to see how many books I've got to put into this before I decide.
Wal- 89 #3
Sashiasosmile #2 The Memory Keepers' Daughter by Kim Edwards
Salamander by Thomas Wharton
Totje2 #3 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
I've added Haugtussa #1
Return today, exciting!
Start reading the excerpts.....
# 1 Starts with: "I have to let this story go." It is a sign to let me take this one…
#1 I think I have read this one…
#2 Not my cup of tea
#4 a clock, a bit curious but no
#1 I´m curious, and I catch this one!
#4 - Sounds nice
#2 to smal letters…
#1 Didn´t catch me
#1 I think I have read this one.
#3 - I have read this one, I think….
#4 a school, a classic?
#1 Didn´t catch me
#3 the hanging? Read this one.
#8 a heavy read…
#11 I let this one travel
#1 I have read this one
#7 No thanks!
#8 No thanks!
#1 No thanks!
#2 I think I know this one
#4 Didn´t catch me
#5 Want to read this one!
#1 Didn´t catch my interest…
#2 A kind of fairy tale?
#3 I have read this one, interesting book!
#4 A kind of fairy tale?
#5 Didn´t catch my interest…
Disneyfreaksam # 1
Ampelfrau # 1
I´ve added Deepswamp #1, #2 and #3
I replaced the folder with a new one, since it was falling apart ;)
I'm thrilled to read all the pages, but I also realized that it will take some time.
So, that's my choice:
wal-89 #2 - it is: "How to Cook a Tart" by Nina Killham
I don't like books which tell me in the start the end and then I have to read how it comes to this end. But this is such a funny writing style that I couldn't resist. I'm not sure is it a crime or a romantic drama. I will see.
Haugtussa #2 it is: "Hothouse Flower" by Lucinda Riley
Is it a fantasy adventure, or not? I'm curious.
Deepswamp 3 it is: "Blood Safari" by Deon Meyer
I can't imaging how the story might develop further, but this was such an easy reading.
Finnchen #i7 it is: "Star Struck" by Val McDermid
It sounds like a thriller. The horoscope in the beginning makes it more interesting.
LadyAmalie #1 goes to trik. It is: "The Broken Window" by Jeffery Deaver
LadyAmalie #2 goes to Bloedengel. It is: "A Spell of Winter" by Helen Dunmore
LadyAmalie #4 goes to LilyKlip. It is: "The Lighthouse" by P. D. James
LadyAmalie #5 goes to elstaplador. It is: "Missing Joseph" by Elizabeth George
LadyAmalie #6 goes to 3vie. It is: "Secret Admire" by Amanda Lees
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
(SerendipityN asked to be skipped.)
Thanks for participation!
Finally I had the time to read all the exerpts and to decide which story I'd like to read. I'm really sorry for the delay!
Ok, here we go:
wal-89#1: Lectures in life, love, work,... interesting, but not interesting enough...
wal-89#4: Oups, obvoius what's going on here...
Ampelfrau#4: Hm... family story!?
LiniP#2: Russia - England, 18th century... not my kind of books...
LadyAmalie#2: No idea what to think if this one ;-)
LadyAmalie#3: Family story, I guess...
LadyAmalie#4: Know one or another book of this series... good read!
LadyAmalie#5: I think I know this, but have not read the original version - good read!
LadyAmalie#6: Does not grab me...
Bloedengel#1: Could be a nice read...
saskiasosmile#3: Knights, man-at-arms... not my kind of books...
saskiasosmile#4: No idea what's going on here... does not grab me...
LilyKlip#1: Could be a nice read...
LilyKlip#11: Sounds familiar, but cannot be connected at the moment...
Hauktussa#1: Sick person getting better... not at the moment ;-)
Hauktussa#3: No idea what's going on here...
Hauktussa#4: Kind of love story?
Hauktussa#5: 1944, first thought: WWII coming to an end... not at the moment...
Finnchen#i1: No, not for me... cannot really explain why... does not grab me at all...
Finnchen#i8: Richard Nixon... oh oh... not at the moment...
BoekenTrol#1: ChikLit? Crime story? Can be almost everything...
BoekenTrol#2: Do not like the style...
BoekenTrol#4: Soviet Union, beginning of the Cold War... not at the moment...
Deepswamp1: Somebody arriving at the place of his/her childhood... could be interesting, but not for me at the moment...
Deepswamp2: Does not grab me at all...
saskiasosmile#1: A boy evaluating his mother's breakup...
LadyAmalie#1: Something nagged... like to be what is this nagging feeling...
Thanks a million to all of you!
LilyKlip, I#d love to take part in round 2!
Edith reminds me to post the experts I added:
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Thanks for sending.
I am realy realy sorry I kept the Xerpting so long. I took it around with me already more than a week but the last days were just too busy.
Comments on the various excerpts are noted and will follow here as soon as possible, together with the PMs for the four books I've chosen...
And here we go:
wal-89#1: lessons for life, sounds good, but I've chosen too many others with priority... ;-)
trik#2: doesn't seem my world, I didn't realy understand much of it.
wal-89#4: I wonder how long he will continue to talk about this life-changing two minutes...
Ampelfrau#4: Are these happy or sad memories?
LiniP#2: An explorer of the 18th century writing to his sister...
LadyAmalie#2: nice family stories
Bloedengel#1: upper class chatting? I liked the expression "to chew on each other" :-D
trik#3: a debat club at home? no thanks.
saskiasosmile#3: to decide whether to read it or not, I would want to know if it is a historical novel of the more serious type or more a romance.
saskiasosmile#4: As I realy wondered what the protagonist wants at Backwatersthwate school this one got my attention - but not enough..
LilyKlip#1: A somehow desperate situation described in a quite positive tone..
LilyKlip#3: no need of brutal youngsters at the moment.
LilyKlip#11: Crime story? Or just a car crash?
Haugtussa#1: The first paragraph realy got me in, but then it continued a bit less captivating.
Haugtussa#5: The first page reveals nothing but the setting, which wasn'n enough to get my attention
Haugtussa#4: life in a little village
Haugtussa#3: For the moment I'm not tempted to know more about Drop City
LadyAmalie#3: a seperation...
Finnchen#i1: I'm not sure what to think of it. Sounds somehow interesting, but..
LadyAmalie#4: at least quite clearly the introduction to a crime story
Finnchen#i8: I've got no clue what's going on here
BoekenTrol#1: Again the first sentence got my attention but with the rest I'm not realy sure
BoekenTrol#2: mostly about weather and landscape
Deepswamp2: I quite like this style of writing but am not so interested in a bigraphy which it seems to be
LadyAmalie#5: starts in a mostly resigned tone
LadyAmalie#6: a mysterious letter...
I got out the following:
trik#1: the problem with this one is it provoked me to look up "the white tiger", so now I know I want the book.... :-) And there it is: The White Tiger
trik#4: I hope this one turns out to be what I think it is... (one of my wishlist-books?!). No, not what I thought, but surely a good book :-) Swimsuit
LilyKlip#8: Theory of schizophrenia. I'll give it a try, as I'm generally interested in this subject. Divided Self
Deepswamp1: Memories of the postwar-period? The writing-style got me in. It's: Surfacing
I've added in exchange four new travellers
karneol#1: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (went to Nonna73)
karneol#2: Shadow Prey (went to disneyfreaksam)
karneol#4: Brave New World (went to mysteriousmummy)
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
wal-89#1: a book about the meaning of life? I was really interested in this one...
karneol #1: a story of detectives... it isn't the type of books I'm looking for right now :)
trik#2: I didn't understand what was it about xD
wal-89#4: I really like this excert... I don't understand what is it about but it has some kind of energy that I liked. So I choose it :D
Ampelfrau#4: it seems to be a nice story :)
LiniP#2: not my type :S
LadyAmalie#2: weird start, mas a nice weird. It seems to be a romance, and a good one :)
Bloedengel#1: It really didn't make me want to read more, it doesn't seems to be my type of reading right now :)
trik#3: it seems to be a soft romance, who knows?
saskiasosmile#3: a book of knights! This one seems interesting, but I've got the feeling I have this book :p
saskiasosmile#4: This excert is somewhat curious, but since I already choose the book I want xD
LilyKlip#1: I think I know this one! ahahah
LilyKlip#3: this one seems like a classic :)
karneol#2: a policial one too, but a interesting one, i like it
LilyKlip#11: I don't really know... this excert doesn't call my attention :S
karneol#3: I like this one! And it's a book that is told by the characters and I loke it :)
Haugtussa#1: don't know what to say about this one. it catch my interest but... I don't knoe :S
Haugtussa#5: I think I know this one :p
Haugtussa#4: a romance, since i have so many at home to be read I left this one for the next reader :p
Haugtussa#3: didn't catch my attencion at the moment...
LadyAmalie#3: a sad separation?
Finnchen#i1: a catching one...
LadyAmalie#4: this is a serie, ins't it? I think I knew it :)
Finnchen#i8: didn't appeal me...
BoekenTrol#1: one of those excert that i really didn't understand what type of book this is xD
BoekenTrol#2: not my type :s
BoekenTrol#4: this book seems to be to serious and right now i not sure that i want to read something like that...
karneol#4: strange? some scientific story book? it looks really nice though :D
Deepswamp2: it didn't cacth me :S
LadyAmalie#5: starts in a stange way...
LadyAmalie#6: i'm intrigued with this one :s :)
And I put:
vcrazygirl#1 (only put one because I don't have many english books... :) )
Already have the next reader andress, I'll send it tomorrow :D
Got more time to read and choose than I thought, I'm really sorry for delay. Please don't mind my bad english and all... I will choose two books from my collection soon, and going to send the exerptions as soon as possible ahead. Allready have the address. You have mail coming soon 3vie. ;)
Wal-89 #1: The Meaning of Life reminded me of Hitchikers guide. I still didn't get the text so interesting, so I didn't pick this one.
Karneol #1: I have been thinking to start to read Mma Ramotswe books, but haven't got there yet. So this is good time to start. My first choice from these.
trik #2: Too lazy to start to read this, didn't catch my eye.
vcrazygirl #1: Too dramatic for me now.
Ampelfrau #4: I had the feeling that this has some drama too much too.
LiniP #2: I couldn't even finish the exerption today, so unlikely I wouldn't read the book either.
Lady Amalie #2: At first reading I was interested a bit, but second time not so much.
Bloedengel 1: Not so keen on dinners like this. ;)
trik #3: Sometimes I like to read books that tells the stories of teenagers, not this time.
saskiasosmile #3: I might like this, good old times... ;)
saskiasosmile #4: No school for me. xD
Lilyklip #1: I think I like Annabelle, so this is my second choice. :)
Lilyklip #3: Don't like how this story begins.
Karneol #2: I think I don't like Ray, so I don't choose this. :D
Lilyklip #11: This interested me a bit, but not enough for some reason.
karneol #3: There wasn't anything for me in this.
Haugtussa #1: I couldn't get the hang of this, maybe too much metaforas.
Haugtussa #5: This reminds me of some catastrofic movies, i didn't like...
Haugtussa #4: Didn't catch my eye, couldn't concentrate.
Haugtussa #3: Californian sun? Not this time.
Lady Amalie #3: Couple fighting verbally? Don't want to read that kind of stuff right now.. ;D
Finnchen #i1: I think I have this one...good book though, everyone should read it. :)
Lady Amalie #4: Criminal investigation? Sometimes I like to read this kind of books, but not choosing this now, looking for something else.
Finnchen #i8: Some other day I might get interested in this.
BoekenTrol #1: Not into this.
BoekenTrol #2: I couldn't figure this one out, what is this about?
BoekenTrol #4: Soldier? Spy? I was curious, but second time reading, didn't catch this.
karneol #4: Have I been reading this some time earlier...maybe I'm not sure... Not my choise anyway.
Deepswamp 2: I liked the beginning, but more I read, I choose not.
Lady Amalie #5: I might like this, I like the style. But I have chosen two books over this, decided not to take more.
Lady Amalie #6: Postcard that stinks? It wakened my curiosity, I had to admit, but still...not gonna choose more than two. :)
So I chose these: Karneol#1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10049654/
(fast mailing, thanks!)
Lilyklip #1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7722301 (mailed fast, thanks Lilyklip :) but journaled slow, sorry... :/ )
These books are now on the top of my reading pile, started with Mma Ramotswe. :)
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Nonna73 #1 - I love Greece, I was going to choose this, but on reading it a second time, changed my mind.
trik #2 - didnt really like this one.
vcrazygirl #1 - sounds a bit too heart wrenching/sad for me.
Ampelfrau #4 -This is another I liked at first, but not the second time I read it.
LiniP #2 - I didnt even finish this one
LadyAmalie #2 - I think this sounds like camping, ive never liked camping.
Bloedengel #1 - Think this sounds a bit "dark", this is my first choice
trik #3 - English was my favourite subject at school. This is my second choice.
saskiasosmile #3 I think it sounds like a military story - not my thing
saskiasosmile #4 I liked this one, and wanted to read more. This is my third choice.
Nonna73 #2 - I had to read this one twice, and i was still confused.
Lilyklip #3 on first reading this, I liked it, but not so much the second time.
karneol #2 - sounds like a mystery/thriller and though I do enjoy that genre, I already have loads on my tbr.
Lilyklip #11 I didnt like how this one starts. A car accident?
karneol #3 - I think this sounds like it may be about a big country house. I liked it, but didnt choose it.
Haugtussa #1 - This one didnt hold my attention enough to finish.
Haugtussa #5 There wasnt enough to make me want to carry on reading the story.
Haugtussa #4 I dont really like books set in the 40's/50's
Haugtussa #3 I didnt finish this page either ;(
LadyAmelie #3 This sounds familiar - maybe ive already read it.
Finnchen # i1 - I read the title of the chapter and knew I wouldnt like it
LadyAmelie #4 - sounds like a crime type book, but not in the mood for one right now.
Finnchen # i8 - I didnt like the sound of this one.
Boekentrol #1 - I liked this one - but didnt pick it
Boekentrol #2 - I didnt like the writing style of this one.
Boekentrol #4 - I dont like war/military stories
karneol #4 this one didnt appeal to me.
Deepswamp #2 This is another I liked the first time I read it, but not so much the second time.
LadyAmelie #5 I really liked this one too, but didnt choose it.
LadyAmelie #6 Think this one was my favourite one, so this is my last choice.
It was lots of fun reading all the excerpts, and I could have chosen loads, but restrained myself to 4
Bloedengel #1 Palm Monday - James David Buchanan. From reading the xerpt I thought it would be a horror type book, but it seems to be a mystery type , I think I'll enjoy it ;0)
trik #3 The Face on the Milk Carton - Caroline B. Cooney. This was a nice surprise, I was expecting a book about a high school or something. But this seems to be a mystery/thriller. Looking forward to reading it.
saskiasosmile #4 The Other Side of the Dale - Gervase Phinn, Im really looking forward to reading this one, I was hoping it was going to be about "village Life", and I was sort of right, so very happy ;0)
LadyAmelie #6 Secret Admirer - Amanda Lees. I thought it would be a chicklit book, and I was right. Looking forward to reading it.
I will put in
3vie#1 The House on the Strand - Daphne du Maurier
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Wal-89 #1 - ah, yes, I've read this. Wasn't wildly impressed, tbh, though there's been a lot of hype about it
Nonna73 #1 - this is intriguing, might choose it
trik #2 - this could be interesting, but is already sounding too involved, and I'm not keen on the setting
vcrazygirl #1 - I rather like the variety of having a passage from the middle of a book
Ampelfrau #4 - feels vaguely familiar, but I can't place it, and it may just be that I read something similar once upon a time
LiniP #2 - I can't work out whether this is a modern historical novel or a Victorian historical novel. Tempted by this.
LadyAmalie #2 - what a first line!
saskiasosmile #3 - very good scene-setting here
Nonna73 #2 - again, intriguing, but I want to read more than the first page before deciding whether I want to read it
LilyKlip #3 - gosh, this is a bit grim
Karneol #2 - another unpleasant character, apparently
LilyKlip #11 - what's with the weird header? Apart from that, it looks like it's going to be another American thriller
karneol #3 - oh, I like the look of this
Haugtussa #1 - feels like the sort of thing I should read, but probably wouldn't enjoy
Haugtussa #5 - who, what, where, when, how, why. That's a pretty good opener.
Haugtussa #4 - I know what this is, too, though I've never managed to get more than a couple of pages into it.
Haugtussa #3 - looks interesting
LadyAmalie #3 - I'm not really into the present tense at the moment, so will pass this one by, I think
Finnchen #1 - no, doesn't really grab me, though I'll give it points for trying
LadyAmalie #4 - there's a name I recognise. I've not read this particular one, though.
Finnchen #8 - again, doesn't really interest me
BoekenTrol #1 - oh, I like the Rorschach metaphor, but the rest feels a little seedy
BoekenTrol #2 - this, on the other hand, is a setting that interests me very much
BoekenTrol #4 - not really in the mood for this
karneol #4 - yes, I know what this is, and thoroughly recommend it.
Deepswamp #2 - interesting choice of first page here ;-)
LadyAmalie #5 - this made me smile
3vie #1 - I like the look of the map - it's distracting me from the words rather
3vie #2 - could be quite fun
3vie#3 - gosh, I'm hungry now!
3vie #4 - spooky
From this we can learn that my reading tastes are: capricious, contrary, contradictory. And I am choosing:
and putting in... elstaplador #1, elstaplador #2, elstaplador #3 and elstaplador #4, funnily enough ;-) LilyKlip is away for a few days so I'll send this on in a week or so.
Thank you everyone for participating and sharing your books.
First I remove my remaining excerpts:
LilyKlip #3 I will not reveal what this is because I am going to give it another chance in round 2. It is a huge bestseller and for the next round I will not send the first page of the prologue but the first page of chapter 1 - maybe it gets picked this time. It will, of course not be my #3 again though ;-)
LilyKlip # 11 is Gregory Maguire: Lost (not yet registered at BC)
Boekentrol also asked me to remove her remaining excerpts.
My thoughts on the excerpts:
wal 89 #1 the first sentence actually sounded good but then there were too many "no"
trik #2 sounds political
vcrazygirl#1 too dramatic
Ampelfrau #4 might be interesting - decided against it though
LadyAmalie#2 is either really good or just disgusting - not my thing
LadyAmalie #3 yelling women - no
LadyAmalie #5 too much coffee on page 1 ;-)
saskiasosmile #3 knights and a corpse :-(
Nonna73 #2 guy in a coma?
karneol #2 sounds like a horrible guy - no, thanks
karneol #3 don't like the writing style
karneol #4 somebody highlighted words in the text - that really spoils reading it for me
elstaplador #3 snow
elstaplador #4 not interested in "the play"
Haugtussa #1 read it, great book!
Haugtussa #3 ?
Haugtussa #4 sounds boring
Haugtussa #5 1944 - war story?
Finnchen #1 ?
Finnchen #8 Nixon - political?
Boekentrol #4 the words "Soviet Union" put me off straight away
Deepswamp #2 Biography? Don't like reading those
3vie #2 not interested in Nannies
3vie #3 not my thing either
3vie #4 sounds good but no
I picked the following 4 books:
elstaplador #1 the words gothic and Cornwall pique my interest - I hope it's not Rosamunde Pilcher though ;-) It is (NOT Rosamunde Pilcher): Susan Howatch: Penmarric
elstaplador #2 Who is Miles Tattershall? I'd like to find out! It is: Catherine Arnold: Lost Time
LadyAmalie #4 Scotland Yard, a dead body and an eccentric - sounds good to me! It is P.D. James: The Lighthouse
Boekentrol #1 this might be really trashy, but I'm giving it a try. It is (not trashy at all actually): Elizabeth George: A Suitable Vengeance
LilyKlip #2 goes to Haugtussa. It is: George R.R. Martin: Fevre Dream
LilyKlip #3 goes to mysteriousmummy. It is Susan Hill: The Mist in the Mirror
LilyKlip #4 goes to MLA. It is: Deanna Raybourn: Silent in the Sanctuary
Oh, and if you're interested in another round, let me know ;-)
Thanks for starting a second round, LilyKlip!
I want to skip the excerpts forward before I leave for holidays. So I don`t comment about any excerpt. ...but at third round. I promise!
Ampelfrau #4 might be interesting - decided against it though (I didn´t hear anything about ---) :-(
wal-89 #1: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
... and add:
chawoso(I)#1 -> finnchen
chawoso(I)#2 -> haugtussa
chawoso(I)#3 -> karneol
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
LiliKlip #1: This one rings a bell ... great book!
LiliKlip #2: Some sort of historical novel?? Not for me right now.
LiliKlip #3: London in late November
LiliKlip #4: ???
LiliKlip #5: I know this one :-)
Chawoso #1(I): Murder is no big deal?? This sounds interesting ;-)
Chawoso #2(I): Someone is leaving for good
Chawoso #3(I): An old nazi in Buenes Aires fearing a discovery after all those years...
trik #2: I've read this one
vcrazygirl#1: A woman after a heart transplantation... not in the mood for that right now
LadyAmalie #2: A body kept in the house during a whole week, in the middle of summer *shudder*
LadyAmalie #3: I've no idea where this one will lead, don't want to know it
LadyAmalie #5: One out of a 'series'. I love them all, these I.L. mysteries
saskiasosmile #3: A historical novel
Nonna73 #2: Very mysterious
karneol #2: Counting money in Minneapolis
karneol #3: Could be interesting
karneol #4: I've read this one a long time ago. A good one!
elstaplador #3: Let it snow...
elstaplador #4:I recognize this one, can't recall the title right now
Haugtussa #1: Recovering from an illness
Haugtussa #3: Does not really appeal to me
Haugtussa #4: How DID Michael and Pauline met? This one tempted me, but no.
Haugtussa #5: A volcano is erupting
Deepswamp #2: Sort of a biography
3vie #2: A nanny is talking
3vie #3: A caterer who hates to prepare brunch for sixty people
3vie #4: No idea what this is going to be
I'm removing my two excerpts that remain from the first round, since no one was interested.
Finnchen #i1, it is: The fourth hand by John Irving
Finnchen #i8, it is: Monster by Jonathan Kellerman
I'm adding the following excerpts:
Finnchen #i18: goes to MLA, it is: The search by Iris Johansen
I've now at last made the copies, I've already received the address of the next participant, so the Xerpting will now continue its journey.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
On its way to Belgium. Have fun!
I've read all of them and started to write down my comment in a notebook.
Then I'll decide which one to replace.
I'll already ask for the next participant's adress to not delay things.
Lilyklip2 : The Southern drawl coming to live in this text, is not for me right now. Besides, St. Louis 1857 is a bit out of my range / register right now.
Lilyklip3 : London libraries, Christmas cheers, dreech weather and Pall mall, beam me up there Scotty, me like this very bigtime. If I'd taken out more than one book, here we'd have the bronze medal winner :)
Lilyklip4 : I like the lay-out ! The humour and the light style. Enough to want to read it?
Too much doubt. Also, one of the characters being named 'Plum' makes me fear this might be one of the Evanovich Plum-series and I did not like them. Ok, I only tried one book, but ...
Lilyklip5 : I'm intrigued, but I think I know what this is and that would mean I already have it on (unregistered) MTBR. Not taking the chance, but I'm very curious to find out what this is all about.
Chawoso2: I simply don't like this style of writing.
Chawoso3 : Very well-written and an interesting story. I think I'll look at what this turns out to be, and maybe get myself a copy afterwards after all. (if the outcome's good :))
Trik2: This is so not my cup of tea. I know what this is. So I'm positive on being negative :)))
LadyAmalie2 : Fascinating, I'm a sucker (pardon my French) for the Dublin-setting, and the uncle left for a week ... , the style's okay. I'll go for this one ! I hope it's not a McCourt I already read, but then again, they're great for a re and re and reread :)
LadyAmalie3 : This does not grab me, I don't know why it doesn't.
LadyAmalie5 : Cappucino's, portfolios, producers in la, too contemporary chiclittian for me.
Saskiasosmile3 : Cool. France vs England. Plantagenets and Huguenots (i Probably misspelled) , I'm not into historical fiction right now.
I hope I'm not missing out on a Gregory , that would be a big shame :)
Nonna73-2 : Nothing happens ?
Karneol2 : Ray Cuervo ? I don't think so. Seems like 'the Godfather 'light'. Won't be too bad, for the 'amateurs'.
Karneol3 : Belfast, Breughel and mentioning the Kinks' Lola. That's quite some namedropping, so I'm very , very tempted. I don't think it's very well-written, a bit of a Danielle Steel kind of feel to it. Too descriptive, too explicatory.
Something not even the Kinks will be able to make up for :)
Karneol4 : I've read this and can recommend it to the next in line !!!!
Elstaplador4 : A character named 'Briony' ? Wedding with the medical prince. I'm too posh for this, huhuh :) Kidding. Nora Roberts, maybe ?
Elsatplador3 : Very well written, I like the scenery. I'm almost certain I know what this is (and read it)
Haugtussa. Nice book ! On MTBR already, so not asking for your copy :)))
Haugtussa2 :just not interested.
Haugtussa 3 : Pretty scenery, nicely written, but I'm not impressed.
Haugtussa4 : Wow, what a text. I thought only Irving could write like this. Then again, it might be him and I have all of his books on MTBR (registered or not). Probably missing out on something big, but skipping ...
Finnchen16 : your typical shallow grave / postmortem / ME / whodunnit horror story.
I like those ? Is it Hoag / Beckett / Higgins Clark / Leon / Hayder / George ? This is bound to be a good one. I do have about 20 of those great stories on my shelve.
Finnchen 17: The Cambridge setting is interesting. Alas, the Thomas Jericho character, which I presume will turn out to be the main character , does not raise my interest and the writing style does not catches my fancy either.
Finnchen 18: An earthquake in Turkey ? Not for me.
Deepswamp2 : Opening with Coleridge, that's ambitious ! 1820 ? Could be something in there. The author of black beauty ? Ok, so this was close, but no bloedengel-cigar :))))
3Vie2 : A nanny, NY, Gucci ? Nah, I'm past my chiclit-period (not since very long, but nevertheless :))))
3Vie3 : the professional caterer-series ? I've read some of those. Not feeling in for another one.
3Vie4 : I'm hoping I'm not skipping a vampire / supernatural / werewolf kind of thing, because I love those. But my expectations would be very high and if it would turn out to be something else, that 'd be a bummer...
So , I'm taking out LadyAmalie2 only.
My book arrived meantime (this is a very fast travelling xerpting :))) and it turned out to be Helen Dunmore, a spell of winter, seems written on my body :)
Lilyklip #1: Didn't capture my interest, too detailed. Probably interesting, but not for me right now.
Lilyklip #2: Sounds interesting, but not this time.
Lilyklip #3: Sounds interesting, but not this time.
Lilyklip #4: This captures my interest.
Lilyklip #5: I have read this book, and I recommend it.
Chawoso #2(I): Interesting, but not this time around
Chawoso #3(I): ...No. Doesn't do it for me.
Trik #2: Didn't capture my interest at all.
vcrazygirl#1: Could be an interesting read, but not this time.
Bloedengel#1: 1st WW, probabably a very interesting book. Not for me at the moment.
LadyAmalie#3 : Didn't capture my interest.
LadyAmalie#5 : Neither did this book.
Saskiasosmile#3 : Interesting, but not right now.
Nonna73#2 : No, this did not give me anything...
Karneol#2 : This would probably do as an easy summerholiday read, but not now.
Karneol#3 : Don't know what to think about this one.
Karneol#4 : Didn't capture my interest.
Elstaplador#4: Sounds familiar. I think I have read this.
Elsatplador#3: I liked this one. But not the "lucky chosen".
Haugtussa#1: Didn't capture my interest.
Haugtussa#3 : Didn't capture my interest.
Haugtussa#4: Interesting, but not a book I would like to read now.
Haugtussa#5: I liked this one. But, I chose another book.
Finnchen#i16: Didn't capture my interest.
Finnchen#i17: Didn't capture my interest.
Finnchen#i18: But this did capture mye interest :-)
Deepswamp#2 : Didn't capture my interest.
3Vie#2: Didn't capture my interest.
3Vie#3: Didn't capture my interest.
3Vie#4: Didn't capture my interest.
I have chosen Lilykli#4 and Finnchen#i18, and I have added two excerpts.
The BookXerpting will be sent to the next on the list on Monday.
One of the books I chose (Lilyklip#4) arrived today, which is Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn.
The second book I chose (Finnchen#i18) arrived today, which is The Search by Iris Johansen.
It will take a couple of days before I get round to looking at them - as I do need some time.
The books you did not choose:
Haugtussa #1 Oracle Night by Paul Auster
Haugtussa #3 Drop City by TC Boyle
Haugtussa #4 The Amateur Marrige by Anne Tyler
Haugtussa #5 A Fool's Alphabet by Sebastian Faulks
- Thus I'm taking these books out from the exerpts.
A few thoughts of mine:
Lilyklip #1: I think I know this one - and I do like it!
Lilyklip #2: Sounds interesting. Yes - I think I'll take it!
Lilyklip #3: I quite liked the sound of this one aswell, but I'm trying to limit myself, thus this one will have to pass.
Lilyklip #5: I have read this book, and I loved it!
Chawoso #2(I): Another yes! I like the sound of this.
Chawoso #3(I): I did like the first sentence, but the rest of it didn't capture me.
Trik #2: Not for me.
vcrazygirl#1: Could be an interesting read, but not this time.
Bloedengel#1: I've just read some WW1 books, and I need a break.
LadyAmalie#3 : Not really my cup of tea.
LadyAmalie#5 : Didn't catch my interest
Saskiasosmile#3 : I'll pass on this one even if it sounds interesting.
Nonna73#2 : No thank you.
Karneol#2 : Don't know what to think about this one.
Karneol#3 : I just read another book set in Northern Ireland. Too much agression for me.
Karneol#4 : No thank you.
Elstaplador#4: I just don't feel like reading books with few paragraphs at the moment.
Elsatplador#3: Maybe next time.
Finnchen#i16: Didn't capture my interest.
Finnchen#i17: This was one of my runner-ups.
Deepswamp#2 : Not this time round.
3Vie#2: Strange thing? I do actually wonder what this is all about.
3Vie#3: I like brunch! And I do think that lunny-diiny would be a cool thing aswell...
3Vie#4: No thank you.
MLA#1: I do like these books, although I can't pinpoint which one this is...
MLA#2: I'll pass on this one as well.
I've added Haugtussa #1 & #2
Edited 27th of October:
Liliklip #2 was Fevre Dream by George RR Martin http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10520152
Lilyklip #1: This is interesting. I wonder if I guessed correctly this book. If I’m right I have read this in Finnish and enjoyed a lot.
Lilyklip #3: This doesn’t really reveal much what’s the book is about. But I just loved the first sentence with description of late November. This story could fit to our time but I get a feeling that it takes place in the past.
Lilyklip #5: I have read this and it’s in my permanent collection. Liked a lot!
Haugtussa #1: This is yet fourth page I’m reading and it’s already getting difficult to choose. I had made up my mind already that I will choose two books. Maybe this one will be included in those.
Haugtussa #2: I’m interested of this too. So far my favourite. I like the style how the person is telling about himself. I would love to read more. CHOSEN!
Chawoso #3(I): Such an interesting subject. It would be nice to read more. But I’m feeling that this time I want to read something relaxing and refreshing so I’ll pass.
Trik #2: Ok, this one I definitely want to read since I’m into stories which take place outside Europe. Lately I have been reading books which tell about different countries in Africa. This would be great continuum. CHOSEN!
vcrazygirl#1: I’m struggling to understand this one. What does the “He lived?” mean? Seems an interesting story too. Maybe this has more medical things in it, so I will pass. Reminds me of my work which I like to forget on free time.
Bloedengel#1: Another story related to war. What would I say; in general I’m interested in history and human mind (especially in sociological sense). At the moment this story doesn’t fell appealing, I might follow which book this is and maybe read it later.
LadyAmalie#3: Nice start in this book, waked up my imagination already. Who is Pam and who is the teller? Very interesting.
LadyAmalie#5: This one doesn’t really raise any ideas. I think I’ll pass. Because of the headline, I have now November rain by Gun N’ Roses playing on my head.
Saskiasosmile#3: Just not interesting.
Nonna73#2: This seems too sad and/or melancholic for my current state of mind. I’ll pass.
Karneol#2: I don’t like, too masculine/old-fashioned atmosphere in the text.
Karneol#3: Interesting, I wonder which time is this story taking place. Who are the “we” in the beginning?
Karneol#4: I won’t be reading this I’m afraid. The milieu is too industrial and unfriendly that I think this isn’t the most interesting story to me.
Elstaplador#4: This might be fun to read. I visit theater time to time and I also like graphical design. I’m thinking that the main character in this book is a young woman whose life is going to change soon. CHOSEN!
Elsatplador#3: Perfect reading on wintertime, maybe during Christmas. My thoughts are contradictory about this. I don’t like winter much but this might be a thriller that I would like.
Finnchen#i16: This has to be a thriller. What did Millicent die for? Who is the person solving this case? Here is another book I think I will follow and check what it is.
Finnchen#i17: What a coincidence! I just read about Alan Turing recently and came across the name Thomas Jericho. I think I know what’s this book is about. Very interesting, could be my choice.
Deepswamp#2: Could be interesting but I will pass this time.
3Vie#2: How annoying! I know I have read this book but I can’t get it in my mind which was it.
3Vie#3: Nice text but I think I will pass. I don’t really enjoy cooking so all these food references don’t work for me.
3Vie#4: This doesn’t interest me.
MLA#1: I’ve read this and liked a lot!
MLA#2: Interesting, I can imagine reading this one.
So many interesting books! Originally I wanted to pick up only two books. But here are my three choices:
and Elstaplador #4.
Added new texts are ButtesChaumont #1, ButtesChaumont #2 and ButtesChaumont #3. I contacted Nonna73 who wanted to skip Xerpting this time. I sent message to Deepswamp a week ago and will forward texts as soon as I get the address :)
Have a wonderful festive season, everyone!
Thanks a lot! I do like choclate!!!
I will make a fast choice!
MLA # 2 = A Girl in the mirror http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11264179
and I will change Deepswamp 2
There will be no rewiew of the others this time, the time will not be enough for that....
As soon I get Wal 89´s adress I will send it.
I have chosen 3vie#2 because I have always thought of being a nanny and the idea has intrigued me, so a book about nannies would definitely be my cup of tea =)
I also chose vcrazygirl#1 because the story pulled me in about the mystery boy they have mentioned.
Thanks to everyone who has taken part in this excerpting, it's really fun to read through all the different books, albeit only parts of them!
Lilyklip #3 - not this time, set too far back at the moment.
Lilyklip #5 - got this one.
Haugtussa #1 - hmmmm - interesting.
Chawoso #3(1) - nope. Don't fancy it.
Butteschaumont 1 - don't fancy it.
Butteschaumont 3 - don't fancy it.
Lady Amalie #3 - no thank you.
Lady Amalie #5 - not keen n the first couple of sentences.
Bloedengel #1 - too heavy for me at the moment.
Saskiasosmile #3 - set far too far back for me at the moment.
Nonna73 #2 - read it. Great great book.
Karneol #2 - chosen!! My sort of book I think.
Karneol #3 - interesting but no.
Karneol #4 - oh no, sounds too modern for me at the moment.
Elstaplador #3 - not grabbing me.
Deep swamp 1 - hmm, not this time.
Deep swamp 2 - hmm, oh this is hard. This sounds quite interesting.
Deep swamp 3 - sounds too serious at the moment.
Finnchen i16 - not too cheery.
Finnchen i17 - not too cheery.
3vie 3 - not interested.
3vie 4 - not interested.
Mla 1 - read it. Good fun.
Wal-89 1 - no thank you.
Wal-89 2 - hmmm. Very very tempted.
Wal-89 3 - no thanks.
I will take Karneol #2.
Sorry for taking so long with this. Typical, between work, nearly finished moving house and having a never ending cold, it has not been the most pleasant of months.
Lilyklip #1 – intriguing considering
Lilyklip #3 – sounds my type of thing considering..
Lilyklip #5 – Again interesting but I need to say no to something!
Haugtussa #1 – Not really my sort of thing
Chawoso #3(1) – Sounds crimey, I don’t think so
Butteschaumont 1 – Not my cup of tea sounds a bit cliched
Butteschaumont 3 – No again sorry
Lady Amalie #3 – Argument in the first sentence - Nope
Lady Amalie #5 – Not grabbing my attention
Bloedengel #1 – War poetry as a starter brings back to many bad memories of my history ‘O’ Level!
Saskiasosmile #3 – Sounds fantastic but I read it about a month ago unfortunately!
Nonna73 #2 – Oh I think I know this one, read a long time ago tempted to read it again it was so good.
Karneol #3 – Hhhmm a bit Jeeves & Wooster not really what I want at the mo
Karneol #4 – I think I know what this is read it for O levels would like another go maybe.
Disneyfreaksam#1 – Not really my thing
Elstaplador #3 - not grabbing me.
Deep swamp 1 – No not this time
Deep swamp 2 - This sounds quite interesting.
Deep swamp 3 – Not really my thing
Finnchen i16 – Nope not my thing
Finnchen i17 – Again war stuff not my thing
3vie 3 – Grumpy caterers – hhhmm not
3vie 4 – Intrigued a maybe
Mla 1 – I’ve read this a shame I love the series
Wal-89 1 – Nope, not my thing
Wal-89 2 – or this
Wal-89 3 – or this sorry
I will be adding mysteriousmummy #1 #2 #3 and possibly #4
OK decision time I will take lilyklip #3, Karneol #4 and 3vie #4
Karneol #4 Received safely it is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
3vie #4 is The Girl with Glass Feet with a lovely beady bookmark thank you
Lilyklip #3 The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill
What a difficult decision, have PM’d the next participant and hope to send off Friday if they get back to me before then.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
just stepping in here because it's the easiest way to contact all of you in one go. There are 3, possible 4 people left in the current round and I am starting to organise round 3 so that there is no big delay once the excerpts are with me.
So, please let me know if you want to be in round 3 or if not, whether you would like me to remove your excerpts before the next round begins. If I don't hear from you by the time they are with me I will let them travel on.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy(ed) the books you picked so far!
Wal-89 #2 (interesting scenario here)
Mysteriousmummy #1 (what can I say? I'm a sucker for pictures)
LadyAmalie #5 (was mildly tempted by this last time it came around, as I remember)
I have removed my only remaining extract from the last round (which, for those who might be interested, was Philip Larkin's A Girl In Winter). I have put in new numbers 1 - 4, and here are my thoughts on everything else:
LilyKlip #1 - a vivid scene
Bloedengel #1 - I have a pretty good idea what this is....
LilyKlip #5 - I've read this, wasn't particularly thrilled by it
Haugtussa #1 - couldn't get more Irish if it tried!
Chawoso #3 (1) - oh dear, Nazis
ButtesChaumont #1 - I know this one, too - well worth a read if you don't!
ButtesChaumont #3 - again, very vivid, and quite intriguing
LadyAmalie #3 - not sure I can keep up with a whole book in present tense
saskiasosmile #3 - not a massive fan of historical novels unless they're very well done
Nonna73 #2 - perhaps trying a bit too hard?
karneol #3 - I was tempted by this last time round
Disneyfreaksam #1 - love the fart image!
Deepswamp #2 - the sexton threw me right out of it - don't think I've ever met one, and I've been a practising Anglican for the last 20 years
Deepswamp #1 - tempting; I do like my buses
Deepswamp #3 - oh yes, I know this one - another one that's well worth the reading
Finnchen #i16 - modern crime, I think - not really in the mood for that at the moment
Finnchen #i17 - I thought quite hard about this one, but not keen on the WW2 setting
3vie #3 - I agree with the narrator!
MLA #1 - I know what this is...
Wal-89 #1 - this seems a bit contrived
Wal-89 #2 - I've picked this book up a few times but it's never really grabbed me
Mysteriousmummy #2 - creepy!
Mysteriousmummy #3 - rather intriguing, this
Mysteriousmummy #4 - it all sounds rather depressing!
LilyKlip - I am happy for you to keep my extracts in if they're still there when the Xerpting gets back to you, but I would like to bow out of the game for the next round. Thank you!
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Some great bookmarks came with it too, I guess it's aloud to take out one of them... :-)
More will follow.
First of all I'm happy most of my excerpts seemed to have pleased so I have to take out only one left, karneol#3: Frost on My Moustache
And for now I guess I have to figure out, which books I'd love to read..
Lilyklip#1: A bit too detailed description of landscape and housbuilding, and nevertheless I'm not sure where and when to locate the story.
Lilyklip#5: Even the title of the chapter was enough to recognize this book immediately :-) Would recommend this to everyone who hasn't read it!
Bloedengel#1: At least with this one there is no doubt about time... Could be my choice, I would like to read a bit more about first World War.
Haugtussa#1: Don't know, somehow could be nearly everything.
chawoso#3: I recently (or even not so recently, time is running so fast... ) heard a reportage about the capture of Eichmann and I probably know the real name so much feared by Helmut Gregor. If this one is more or less a "true" story I want to have it, as I can't know it for sure, I probably have to give it a try ;-)
saskiasosmile#3: Middle Ages romance, not so much my style.
ButtesChaumont#1: Not sure where to place this one either. But as it talks about some fashion stuff I will decide against it.
ButtesChaumont#3: A scandinavian living in Africa, but where in Africa and why is he living there? Could be interesting.
LadyAmalie#3: I think I see this one for the second time, and still I can't realy figure out what it could be about.
elstaplador#1: The name of Xerxes caught my interest. Probably one I'd love to read.
elstaplador#2: This one seems quite sad. Some not so well known war-history of Guatemala?
elstaplador#3: I usualy like this stream of consciousness storytelling style, but I'd love to know at least a little bit the direction where it's headed.
elstaplador#4: A bit same thing about this one. But I realy loved the description of the half-wake half-asleep state.
Disneyfreaksam#1: relationship turmoils, not for now.
Nonna73#2: what a strange story starts here? Could be someone waking from a coma or something like this
Deepswamp#1: Somehow funny, can't realy figure it out though ;-)
Deepswamp#2: Are we talking of the last or the actual new millenium? Beautiful description, a bit too detailed maybe
Deepswamp#3: I'm quite sure I would enjoy reading this book, but there is nothing in this excerpt realy catching my interest...
3vie#3: Hm, I like brunch, so I won't read this one :-)
MLA#1: I surely want to read once a Mma Ramotswe book, but is it the time now?
wal-89#1: Probably about an African girl in England, could be interesting
wal-89#3: such groups are not realy my world
Finnchen#i16: Starting with a funeral? Interesting choice
FInnchen#i17: Cambridge at war time. England always provides interesting revelations, so maybe an interesting one
mysteriousmummy#2: This one seems somehow familiar, on the other hand I normaly recognise books I've already read, but don't think this is one of them. That somehow intrigues me
mysteriousmummy#3: A biography about a Chinese girl maybe?
mysteriousmummy#4: Can't get realy much out of this excerpt.
I decided for Bloedengel#1: Regeneration, elstaplador#1: Funeral Games and chawoso#3: The Shot and added karneol#1-5.
karneol#1 And Another Thing... (chosen by Samingo, turned out to be a wishlist-book :-) )
karneol#2 61 Hours (chosen by Bloedengel who miracolously recognized a favorite writer, I'm realy impressed!)
karneol#3 Duchess (chosen by wal-89)
karneol#5 Kingdom by the Sea (chosen by trik)
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
What I really like about this game is to see which books get picked when only one page is revealed. The two biggest bestsellers out of the 5 excerpts of books I sent out were not picked. I'm removing my #1 which already traveled two rounds. It is Ken Follet: The Pillars of the Earth . Feel free to request it if you would like to read it. My #5 which is actually one of my favourite books ever will get a second chance in round 3. It will not be #5 again, of course.
3vie also asked me to remove her last excerpt.
I have read through the excerpts and this is going to be a tough one. I'm "allowing" myself a maximum of 3 books.
My thoughts on the excerpts:
Saskiasosmile #3: mercenaries
Haugtussa #1: winter, a church and a nice atmosphere to it. a maybe.
Butteschaumont #1: this one feels weird. it sounds oldfashioned but they are on a plane. intriguing - and another maybe.
Butteschaumont #3 a dying man. no, thank you.
LadyAmalie #3: a fighting couple - also a no.
elstaplador #2: bones, scientists and a lost son - I'd generally be interested in this kind of story, but this one has too much of a documentary style to it.
elstaplador #3 don't like the writing style.
elstaplador #4: same here.
Dinseyfreaksam #1: a break-up?
Nonna #73: somebody in darkness - and in pain. might be interesting. the next mabe...
Deepswamp #1: British colony? Not my thing.
Deepswamp #2: sounds like a nice church. what does it lead up to?
3vie #3: I love brunch! And I also really like the idea of "lunny-dinny".
MLA #1: loooooooooooong sentences. no, thank you.
Wal-89 #1: there is something very naive to this one.
Wal-89 #3: The vipers. a women's club. I'm suspicious of those ;-)
Finnchen #i16: a missing girl, open graves and a maybe.
Finnchen #i17: a young mathematician arriving in Camebridge. also a maybe.
MysteriousMummy #2: mhm, what's going on in house no 17?
MysteriousMummy #4: a stuffy hotel room.
Karneol #1: I think I know this one. Most people love it, I didn't like it.
Karneol #2: a lawyer visiting (a client in?) prison.
Karneol #3: historic novel - not right now.
Karneol #4: read it, liked it. not as good as the first book in the series though.
Karneol #5: I love England. I think Scotland is breathtaking. But I don't like the writing style of this book.
I have decided on:
Haugtussa #1 It is: Kate O'Riordan: Involved
LilyKlip #1 goes to Tsjara. It is: Dilly Court: Cinderella Sister
LilyKlip #4 goes to BooksnBeer. It is: Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind
LilyKlip #5 goes to chawoso. It is: Susan Hill: The Various Haunts of Men
Butteschaumont #1: a hairdresser, who don't like traveling by plane ...
Butteschaumont #3: snow in Africa, fever dreams ... sound interesting.
Deepswamp #1: British colony? Not my thing.
Deepswamp #3: Not realy the first page, but ...
Dinseyfreaksam #1: a relationship ends ...
elstaplador #2: bones, scientists, lost children ... a thriller not for me.
elstaplador #3: a little bit foolish ...
elstaplador #4: not the best way to wake up in the morning ...
Finnchen #i17: not the best time to arrive in Camebridge
Karneol #1: That's not my genre.
Karneol #2: A visit in prison at a snowy winterday ...
Karneol #3: historic novel - not right now.
Karneol #4: I know Lisbeth Salander.
Karneol #5: I thought about it, but not yet ...
LadyAmalie #3: a fighting couple - not for me.
LilyKlip #1: monday is washing time, not a washing machine, but hot boiled water ...
LilyKlip #2: sounds a little old fashioned
LilyKlip #3: ... not for me
LilyKlip #4: I like that book very much!
MLA #1: I read some books about that fanny woman
MysteriousMummy #2: A little town with a special house
MysteriousMummy #3: Just read: I liked that book!
MysteriousMummy #4: ... not the way to live!
Saskiasosmile #3: medieveal isn't my age
Wal-89 #1: I think, I thought about it at the last round -
Wal-89 #3: may be chicklit ...
I have chosen:
Deepswamp #2: It is not "Black Beauty", but "The Meeting Point" by Lucy Caldwell
LilyKlip #5: "The Various haunts of Men" by Susan Hill
... and add:
chawoso(I) #5 -> Samingo
Finally my excerpts are copied, so here are my comments, choices and excerpts:
Butteschaumant1: First flight to where ever... don't want to know where Jane travels to at the moment.
Butteschaumant3: Malaria "dreams". Thought of taking it out...
chawoso (I)#4: know this one :o)
chawoso (I)5: students party? Who knows how this turns out...
Deepswamp1: Some foreign country & foreign culture... might be interesting...
Deepswamp3: Another foreign country...
Disneyfreaksam#1: oh oh, a breakup... hopefully it was for good!
elstaplador no.3: a story starting with the end... not for me...
elstaplador no.4: a phone call in the morning, what's so important?
karneol#1: SciFi - not my genre ;o)
karneol#2: lawyer, prison, something to happen... what?
karneol#3: a planned coup d'état... historic fiction? Not for me...
karneol#4: know this one and recommend it highly :o)
LadyAmalie#3: an argument, a threat, ex lovers?
LilyKlip#1: historic fiction... not my genre...
LilyKlip#2: a classic!?
LilyKlip#3: This is a bit too confusing for me...
LilyKlip#4: Another recommendation: if you haven't read it yet, choose it now!
MLA#1: Will try to read this series in order, so this excerpt can travel along
mysterioursmummy#2: 17 Orchard Lane seems not to be what it seems to be...
mysterioursmummy#3: family scene in China... read about China lately, that's enough for the moment
mysterioursmummy#4: Scary: blood on the sheets in a hotel room... What went wrong?
Saskiaosmile#3: Knights, man-at-arms... too far in the past for me ;o)
wal-89#1: this is one of my unrefigistered TBR
wal-89#3: women chitchatting... can be interesting, but not necessarily...
I took out the following excerpts:
elstapaldor no.2 - It's Michael Ondaatje - Anil's Ghost. Sounds great, so far I loved all the books by Ondaatje I read!
karneol#5 - It's Paul Theroux - The Kingdom by the Sea. Not what I#M expected, but looking forward to reading it nevertheless!
Thanks for organizing, LilyKlip!
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
So, finally, these are my choices and thoughts:
Sometimes you have to read just one sentence, to fall in love with a book.
Other books, you have to get familiar with to know you like it.
And there are books, the style of which makes you feel you have to read this book, even if it was about something that doesn't interest you in the least.
Now to the excerpts:
BUTTES-CHAUMONT #1 - There's a nice little discrepancy between style and content, which I like, but, I think, I won't like the story...
BUTTES-CHAUMONT #3 - Rather a long excerpt but doesn't tell me enough to judge about the whole text.
CHAWOSO #4 - I know that one.
CHAWOSO #5 - vaguely familiar; as someone said before, it vexes me to know I've read this, but can't remember the story. But then, I might have read into it and decided against it before - in some bookshop or library...
DEEPSWAMP #1 - Could be a book for me, so I think I'll take this one out!
DEEPSWAMP # - Also a rather long excerpt, full of information, but it just fails to catch me.
DISNEYFREAKSAM #1 - Not my kind of text.
TRIK #10 - Short excerpt, many persons but still I can't decide about this one.
EL STAPLADOR #3 - sounds interesting but also vaguely familiar
EL STAPLADOR #4 - I think rather not...
TRIK #11 - Short but somewhat intriguing. I'll try this one.
KARNEOL #1 - Oh, yes, great writer, great book!
KARNEOL #2 - Does not tell enough to decide.
KARNEOL #3 - I like historic fiction, but this, for me, just "doesn't have the right ring" to it.
KARNEOL #4 - I know that one, too.
TRIK #12 - Sounds interesting - I think I'll try this one, too
LADY AMALIE #3 - Once again too little information to judge.
LILIKLIP #1 - I think I've read that one.
LILIKLIP #2 - The same.
LILIKLIP #3 - Not my kind of text.
LILIKLIP #4 - Definitely read that one!
MLA #1 - I love the series!!
MYSTERIOUSMUMMY #2 - Sounds familiar...
MYSTERIOUSMUMMY #3 - Rather not my text.
MYSTERIOUSMUMMY #4 - Interesting, but somehow it just doesn't feel like it.
SASKIASOSMILE #3 - I might know that one.
WAL-89 #1 - I think I'll try this book.
WAL-89 #3 - Definitely not my kind of book...!
So I took out:
Deepswamp #1 - which arrived today and is to be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7767937 ("East - West" by Salman Rushdie)
I'm looking forward to reading it!
Trik #11 - is to be found here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11787332 ("Ten Days in a Madhouse" by
Trik #12 - is to be found here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11433699 ("Portrait in Sepia" by Isabel Allende)
Wal-89 #1 - is to be found here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/7864250 ("the other hand" by Chris Cleare)
Many thanks to all the senders!
And finally, my excerpts are, obviously, bluezwuzl #1, #2, #3, #4 and, as an extra, #5
And off to the next one on the list!!!
There's only one exerpt I'd like to take out : karneol 2.
I'm a very big fan of Lee Child and I just put one of his earlier books down.
Upon reading the exerpts I'm 99 % sure this is one of his books.
And one I haven't read at that :)
I'm putting in Bloedengel 1
Already received boekentrol's adress.
Thanks, Bloedengel, for passing it on :-)
There are quite a few exerpts, so I think I'll need some time to choose. I'll check in again once I've made my choice(s).
Too bad that the ones that were interesting belonged to books that I already read. A few I had, but sent on not (completely) read, because they were not my genre and others just did not get my interest.
So... this round I'm not taking any out, I'm just adding one page / book: Boekentrol #1.
Thanks, LilyKlip, for organising! I enjoyed it a lot :-)
I've PMed Tsjara for their address and as soon as I have it, the Xerpting goes on.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Thanks for organising this again, LilyKlip!
I have already taken a peek at the excerpts.. some I recognised, having read the books already. Will make my decisions in a few days. What fun! Thanks for organizing LilyKlip! :)
- ButtesChaumont #1: Sounds interesting, feels as if set slightly in the past (flying with airplanes isn't that common yet?). Hairdresser travelling between France and England.
- ButtesChaumont #3: Malaria.. a Swedish man in Africa?
- Chawoso #4: I have read this one. Very funny :p
- Chawose #5: Not sure about this one. High school students having a party?
- Deepswamp #3: Set in Jamaica? Sounds interesting, but not sure what it's about.
- Disneyfreaksam #1: Glasgow. Not sure if I want to read more about Maureen.
- Bluezwuzl #1: I have read this one too.
- Bluezwuzl #2: A man, who is slightly annoyed at the mess his boarder made. Sounds interesting and I like the writing. A maybe..
- Bluezwuzl #3: A boy learning jujitsu. Sounds sort of funny.. maybe?
- Bluezwuzl #4: An independent woman, travelling alone. I like that, but not for now.
- Bluezwuzl #5: A graveyard. A sheriff. A murder maybe? (not my cup of tea)
- Elstaplador #3: Unusual writing style, leaves me a bit breathless after reading it.. sounds interesting, but not sure I could take a whole book written like that.
- Elstaplador #4: The writing makes me feel a bit foggy as well.
- Trik #10: More people flying (in airplane :p). Journalists going to Kansas City.
- Bloedengel #1: A rich guy and his girlfriend arguing?
- Karneol #1: Oh, I think I know what this one is. :)
- Karneol #3: Historical fiction, I usually like that.. but not enough to decide here.
- Karneol #4: I think I know what this one is too. Not my genre though.
- LadyAmalie #3: An argument? Not enough to decide.
- LilyKlip #1: Historical fiction, a girl also called Lily. :p A maybe?
- LilyKlip #2: Sea.. A hidden treasure? Pirates? (I think I know what it is)
- LilyKlip #3: Prague. Sounds strange, Harlequins and Tabulas? And more airplanes. :p
- LilyKlip #4: I have this one on mt.tbr, I think.
- MLA #1: I think I know what this one is too.
- MysteriousMummy #1: A house in a quiet village, but not everything is what it seems.. sounds interesting.
- MysteriousMummy #2: A young girl growing up in China.
- MysteriousMummy #4: Sounds kind of depressing. Blood?
- Saskiasosmile #3: Middle Ages, soldiers travelling to somewhere. Sounds interesting..
- Wal-89 #3: Uhm.. vipers? Sounds kind of scary. :p
- Boekentrol #1: I have read this one as well.
Well, this was difficult, lots of interesting books. But I have decided to take out:
ButtesChaumont #1 = Death in the Clouds
Bluezwuzl #2 = Murder Past Due
LilyKlip#1 = Cinderella Sister.
Thanks everyone for sending the books!
(Of course adding Tsjara #1, #2 and #3)
Collin26 asked to be skipped, so the excerpts will travel to Booksnbeer somewhere in the next few days.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
LOL - I have lots of English books, I am the only one from the US in this game.
Butterchaumont#3 – Africa, Malaria – interesting but, could be depressing - Nope
Chawoso#4 – Relationships, female, funny diary, UK - nope
Chawoso#5 – Female, football, relationships – not really into football - Nope
Deepswamp#3 – Jamaica, slavery, Martinique - Nope
DisneyFreaksam#1 – Scotland but, Chick-lit- Nope
Trik#10 – Reporters, Great Ape Language Lab- Nope
Elstaplador#3 – Ghost, Suicide, Falling – very interesting
Elstaplador#4 – Old lady with servants, old writing style – Nope
Karneol#1 – SF – Read this one. - Nope
Karneol#3 – I think I know this one – read this one. – Nope
Karneol#4 – Read this one. - Nope
Bloedengel#1 – Relationships, chick-lit - Nope
Bluezwuzl#1 – Dog murder mystery – Interesting. - Nope
Sashiasosmile#3 – Dueling, historical fiction - - Nope
Bluezwuzl#3 – Jewelry business, Geeky guy, tambourine, drums - Nope
Bluezwuzl#4 – Traveling, older women, mystery - Choose
Bluezwuzl#5 – NC Sheriff, Cop Mystery? - Nope
LadyAmalie#3 – Couple having an argument, relationship book - Nope
Lilyklip#2 – I think this is Tresure Island?, old english - - Nope
LilyKlip#3 – Harlequin – Read this one. - Nope
LilyKlip#4 – Book about other book – Want to know more about the “Cemetery” - Choose
MLA#1 – Botswana, typewriter, reporter? - Nope
MysteriousMummy#2 – Reading this one now. - Nope
MysteriousMummy#3 – 1923, Girl in China, depressing? – Nope
MysteriousMummy#4 – Murder mystery? Lots of blood - Nope
Boehenhoe#1 – Youths, I can’t tell if this is past, present or future. - Nope
Wal-89#3 – Mothers, Women’s gang, future? - Nope
Tsjara#1 – Murder mystery, serial killer - Nope
Tsjara#2 – Probably a cancer story or bad accident story, depressing - - Nope
Tsjara#3 – war story, huts. - Nope
Well I am choosing the following:
Bluezwuzl#4 - Received 12/13/13 - "The Tooth of Time" - Cozy Mystery.
LilyKlip#4 - Received 1/10/14 - "The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I’ll put in
I have the next address - I hope to it post this weekend.
Butterchaumont#3 – A Swede in Africa with malaria? Could be nice, but no..
Chawoso#4 – I've alread read this.
Chawoso#5 – This didn't catch my interest, so no..
Deepswamp#3 – I don't think I would find this interesting, sorry.
DisneyFreaksam#1 – Love story? No...
Trik#10 – Didn't catch my interest either.
Elstaplador#3 – Same; didn't catch my interest.
Elstaplador#4 – "Sounds" familiar, think I've already read this.
Karneol#1 – Nope, didn't get the feel for this one.
Karneol#3 – Historical novel, could be interesting, but a long story. Not this time around.
Karneol#4 – Read this one.
Bloedengel# 1 – No, not into this.
Bluezwuzl#1 – Sorry,but this didn't catch my interest either..
Sashiasosmile#3 – Interesting... but, not this time.
Bluezwuzl#3 – Hm, I think I might like this one.
Bluezwuzl#5 – Could be interesting.
BooksnBeer #1 - This gave me chill....
BooksnBeer #2 - Interesting-
LadyAmalie#3 – I've read this one.
Lilyklip#2 – Interesting.
LilyKlip#3 – I've read this.
MysteriousMummy#2 – This could be an interesting novel.
MysteriousMummy#3 – I've read this.
MysteriousMummy#4 – I might like this.
Boehenhoe#1 – Didn't catch my interest.
Wal-89#3 – Interesting
Tsjara#1 – Interesting
Tsjara#2 – Didn't catch my interest.
Tsjara#3 – I think I've read this one.
There were some interesting books here, but got too many to read at the moment, so I've not chosen anyone.
Since my entry MLA#1 had not been chosen, I've changed it, but I have not added any new books. I do have some that I would have liked to add, but I've read them yet.
I'll pass this on as soon as I get the address to the next person on the list.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Butterchaumont#3 – Too familiar, I think I've read this
Chawoso#4 – This one I deffinently know
Chawoso#5 – This didn't say much to me so no itrest.
Deepswamp#3 – Not my kind of text
DisneyFreaksam#1 – This might be something intresting, maybe...
Trik#10 – No more plains for me for now thankyou.
Elstaplador#3 – This might be funnu so maybe...
Elstaplador#4 – "Etty" sounds like someone I know so no thanks.
Karneol#1 – Felt too "scifi" for me.
Karneol#3 – Too old story for me
Karneol#4 – I've already read this one.
Bloedengel# 1 – Coud be so maybe...
Bluezwuzl#1 – I've read this and I must say that it was a really good book.
Sashiasosmile#3 – Too long gone for my liking.
Bluezwuzl#3 – No more jujitsu for me thanks.
BooksnBeer #2 - Really intresting so maybe...
LadyAmalie#3 – Intresting, a break-up. Maybe...
Lilyklip#2 – Not for me thanks.
Bluezwuzl#5 - No graves this time
LilyKlip#3 – Prague might be intresting so maybe...
BooksnBeer #1 - Not intrested in vampires, sorry.
MLA #1 -Sounded somehow familiar
MysteriousMummy#2 – Sounds intresting so maybe...
MysteriousMummy#3 – I've read this
MysteriousMummy#4 – Did'nt catch my intrest
Boehenhoe#1 – Sounded too familiar
Wal-89#3 – This one sounded familiar as well
Tsjara#1 – No thanks
Tsjara#2 – Not this one either
Tsjara#3 –Sounded intresting so maybe...
Oh dear... 8 Maybe's, I have to narrow those down a bit...
So I'll choose:
BooksnBeer #2 - This came today, thankyou! There's no BCID code what so ever in this book so I can't add it here... Sorry
And Add Ronya 1-3.
I'll be sending this forward after holidays when I get address from next one.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
ButtesChaumont#3 - An interesting start, who is Luka? And the bandits? But I don't think this story is for me
chawoso#4 - Have read this one, loved it =) Weirdly enough I am reading this on Monday 27 January!
chawoso#5 - Didn't appeal to me, the sentences were quite short and felt stilted to me
Deepswamp#3 - Not my cup of tea
Disneyfreaksam#1 - The beginning of this excerpt sounded fairly good but then I lost interest
trik#10 - Where are they going on the trip? What will happen at the Great Ape Language Lab? Reminded me too much of being on a plane myself!
elstaplador#3 - the lack of punctuation at the beginning of this excerpt put me off!
elstaplador#4 - interesting, this one did pique my interest
karneol#1 - not my genre
karneol#3 - I like books set in the past and this one starts off with a good first line
karneol#4 - read it, a very good book!
Ronya#1 - read a lot of this genre recently so don't really fancy this one
bluezwuzl#1 - another very good book that I have already read
saskiasosmile#3 - not really my cup of tea but seems like a good story
bluezwuzl#3 - strange but not appealing to me
Ronya#3 - somebody flying, a bit too make believe for me
LadyAmalie#3 - not interesting to me
Lilyklip#2 - got it on Mount TBR already
bluezwuzl#5 - love the first line. Not sure how long it would keep my interest for though
Lilyklip#3 - another genre that I have read a lot recently and not sure this would be top of my list
Booksnbeer#1 - not interested in vampire books at the moment
MLA#1 - I'm intrigued as to who the man is but it didn't immediately grab my attention - maybe?
Ronya#2 - an interesting family dynamic. Why is the relationship like it is? Don't think it's for me this time
mysteriousmummy#3 - reminds me of Chinese Cinderella which I love and would probably compare it to. And the descriptions put me off!
mysteriousmummy#4 - not for me
Boekentrol#1 - too suspicious for me
Tsjara#1 - read it, found it a hard read but still a good book
Tsjara#2 - read it, another tough subject
Tsjara#3 - good book if it's what I think it is, but don't want to read it at the moment.
So...I have chosen;
karneol#3 and MLA#1
Off to post this with my excerpts =) Thanks for sending and taking part everyone!!! :o)