The Well of Lost Plots

by Jasper Fforde | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by veritas9 of Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on 11/13/2003
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by veritas9 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Thursday, November 13, 2003
'Rules of the Ring'

Please make a journal entry when you receive the book (so we know it’s safe) and another when you’ve finished reading.

When you’re ready to mail to the next person, send them a PM asking whether they’ll be able to read the book within the next couple of weeks or so. If they’re not ready to read, PM me and I’ll change the mailing order. If they are ready, ask them for their postal address.

If there’s anything left of the book when it reaches the last person, please send me a PM for my postal details.

1. mojosmom - USA to USA
2. Roadrunner - Texas to USA
3. karendawn - Texas to USA
4. kymberlie - USA to USA (skipped)
5. LisaJane - UK to anywhere
6. Theresa-A - UK to anywhere
7. lucycat - UK to anywhere
8. talkland - UK to anywhere
9. Silverstone - Sweden to Europe
10. cestmoi - USA to USA
11. arugh48187 - Minnesota to USA
12. pchemphd - Florida to anywhere
13. zmrzlina - USA to USA
14. quietguy - USA to anywhere
15. guinevere69 - AUS to AUS

Back to me?

Journal Entry 2 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Veritas9 has started a bookring - yummy! Having enjoyed Fforde's other two Thursday Next books, I am looking forward to this one, and it says there's another one due out next June!

Journal Entry 3 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Saturday, November 29, 2003
Perhaps not quite as good as the two previous books, but certainly full of literary puns and humor!

And who is behind UltraWorldTM? Could it be Jessica Adams? or Susan Wittig Albert? Thursday Next finds out!

Journal Entry 4 by mojosmom at on Monday, December 15, 2003
Released on Monday, December 15, 2003 at Mailed to a fellow Bookcrosser in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

On the way to the next lucky reader.

Journal Entry 5 by roadrunner from Spring, Texas USA on Friday, December 26, 2003
This arrived Christmas Eve. I just yesterday finished Lost In A Good Book so the timing was perfect. I have one other book ahead of this one but will get to it asap. Thanks Veritas9 for sharing!

Journal Entry 6 by roadrunner from Spring, Texas USA on Thursday, January 8, 2004
Another fun and clever Thursday Next book! It appears that another one is due this year so maybe we'll get some conclusion to some of the unresolved storylines. But then again, maybe not . . . This is leaving today via Media Mail to Karendawn. Thanks Veritas9 for sharing!

Journal Entry 7 by karendawn from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Monday, January 12, 2004
Just pulled the book out of my mailbox. Can't wait to get started on it!

Journal Entry 8 by karendawn from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Friday, January 16, 2004
Fantastic! I already can't wait for the next book. You know, I think it's the little details that I especially love. Like Beatrice and Benedict (especially appropriate as I'm teaching Much Ado About Nothing this semester). Flatland as the last original idea (it's been such a long time since I've read Flatland; I should read it again). Subtext lessons with Ibb and Obb (who had just recently been capitalized). The solution for the letter u coming close to running out (regional spelling change). The 8-plot system (I only got the names of 4 plots - Journey of Discovery, Bitter Rivalry/Revenge, Temptation, and Triumph of the Underdog. [well, five if you count Coming of Age, but that would be in the 9-plot system...] Did I overlook any? I'm curious about this list). The rage counselling session in Wuthering Heights (don't want to go the way of Titus Andronicus). Oh, I could go on and on.

There were some sad moments in this book (especially Chapter 25) and some scary moments (UltraWordTM). Very enjoyable all together.

Journal Entry 9 by karendawn at on Saturday, January 17, 2004
Released on Saturday, January 17, 2004 at Mailed to a fellow Bookcrosser in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Book on its way to LisaJane. :)

Journal Entry 10 by Hexa on Thursday, January 22, 2004
Received from karendawn - thank you. and thank you veritas9. I've already started reading, more when I've finished...

Journal Entry 11 by Hexa on Wednesday, February 18, 2004
This was the first Jaspar Fforde book I'd read (I suspect I will end up reading them in completely the wrong order!) and I was very impressed. As others have said, the detail is amazing - I especially liked the Wuthering Heights rage counselling session, and watching ibb and obb develop.

Theresa-A is taking a break from BC-ing, so I'm sending this on to Lucycat this week.

Journal Entry 12 by lucycat from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 23, 2004
A top trip to my local sorting office to collect this one today...I've been getting so many bits and bobs delivered lately that they've actually started hoarding my parcels - I thought I just had one to pick up, and there were *three*! Lucky old me! :O)

Thanks so much to Veritas9 for starting this ring in the first place (can't *wait* to find out What Thursday Did Next!), and extra-special thanks to LisaJane who seems to be ahead of me in every ring/ray at the moment and who always adds the most wonderful postcards as an extra...you're a star!

Update 14/3/04

Just got Sarah's journal to say it's landed with her safely, and it clicked that I hadn't journalled yet, yikes!

Bloody brilliant, of course, but you don't need me to tell you that, do you? This was definitely my favourite of the three books - if only for the bit with the speed-camera, which I attempted to read out loud several times (amid much eye-watering and giggling) to my bemused boy - in the end I gave up and promised to buy him a set for Christmas. ;O)

Can't wait for the next installment - roll on July (and my birthday, conveniently enough!) Hurrah!

Journal Entry 13 by talkland from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, March 14, 2004
I received this on Friday from LucyCat. Can't wait to find out what Thursday Next gets up to in this installment. Jasper Fforde's novels set in an alternate universe were a couple of my great reads last year.

Journal Entry 14 by talkland from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, March 22, 2004
Excellent stuff! Thursday Next is suppose to be safe and sound inside an unpublished novel which is pretty dire. However, before she knows it she is on yet another case within the literary world [literally]!!!

Journal Entry 15 by talkland at on Sunday, April 4, 2004
Released on Sunday, April 04, 2004 at the post office in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, in Controlled Releases.

Going to Silverstone in Sweden.

Journal Entry 16 by talkland from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 23, 2004
This was returned to me after travelling all the way to Sweden and back, the packet was mashed but the book is okay. I am going to PM Silverstone for her address again and re-try sending it.

Journal Entry 17 by Silverstone from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Sunday, July 25, 2004
I picked this one up from the post office a couple of days ago... seems like a good read... thank you talkland!!

Journal Entry 18 by Silverstone at Majornas Bibliotek in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, May 16, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (5/16/2014 UTC) at Majornas Bibliotek in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

As a part of the Swedish National Book Exchange Day i will release this too long kept book. I am aware of it being part of an old book ring, it was in 2003 though and I didn't deal with that in a good way. (Took part in too many book rings and couldn't handle it due to bad health.) So sorry about that. Better it gets to travel again!
Really, really loved the book!

Journal Entry 19 by viscum at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Sunday, May 18, 2014
Found @ Majornas bibliotek during Swedish National Book Exchange Day.

Released 4 yrs ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Released during the International BookCrossing Convention 2017 in Oslo.

Journal Entry 21 by Jannike at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Saturday, April 22, 2017
I took this book from the Book Buffet at BookCrossing Convention in Oslo 2017.

Journal Entry 22 by Jannike at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
If you like a surrealistic style and have read quite a lot of books before - then you will appreciate this book!
I have not yet decided where to release it.

Journal Entry 23 by Jannike at Solli in Frogner bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, October 8, 2020

Released 1 yr ago (10/8/2020 UTC) at Solli in Frogner bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I am bringing the book to a BookCrossing meet-up at Nationalbiblioteket, and if nobody takes it from there, I will release it at Solli plass.

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