The Secret Garden
6 journalers for this copy...
Picked up at a garage sale. Never read.
I would like to offer this as a bookray. When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting us know you have it. When you are done, please journal again with your thoughts on the book. Contact the next person on the list via PM for their mailing address
1. wandering - Netherlands (Europe)
2. citrus - Austria (Int)
3 Ada2 - Australia (Int)
4. jenvince - US (US)
5. butternut - US (?) - No answer to PM's
6. Maria8487 - US (would like to be last)
Mailed to the Netherlands on May 27th. Happy travels!
Found this book in my mailbox today. Thanks lauraloo, for sharing this book! I hope it will be just as good as I remember. This book is a bit of childhood sentiment for me, though I read it in Dutch a long time ago.
I still love this book. Of course there were things I didn't remember - but over all it's just a lovely story. I never noticed the incredible moralistic last chapter when I first read it though... and I can't quite remember how the Yorkshire accent was translated into Dutch either. Maybe I will reread it in Dutch too then!
On its way to Austria it is - going to citrus as soon as I get her address.
Journal Entry 6
on Thursday, August 26, 2004
arrived today, thanks wandering... i only know the movie and as a child it was one of my favourites... can't wait to read the book!
Journal Entry 7
on Tuesday, September 7, 2004
such a sweet book!! i know why it's always been one of my favourites as a child...
will send it on asap
My apologies to all for stalling this bookring....the book actually arrived in Australia over a month ago, but I'm afraid that life's demands and some health problems overwhelmed me and the poor books sitting on the window table have been a casualty! I'm sorry folks...but I have bounced back and I'm making a big effort to get up to date.
I loved this book and it was well worth the wait. I'm not sure that I ever read it when younger - if I did I'd forgotten many of the details - what I do remember very well is the film that was made of it. I think it was a British film, does anyone know? Anyway, it had a big impact on me as a young child.
The book is delightful, pastoral, redemptive, with very well drawn and believable characters. Each of the characters becomes the best person they can be - and for readers that's very satisfying and leaves a good feeling.
Yes, the last chapter is very moralistic and shows how dated the book really is (1911). The whole hope for scientific discovery gives it away a bit too...but the themes are timeless and enchanting and hopeful. Just what I needed to finish the year!
Thanks for sharing....
On its way to jenvince in Sherman Oaks!
Has arrived safely in California. I do have some rings/rays ahead of this, so will get to it as soon as I can.
Enjoyed this book. Good, classic story. Mailed to the next person 2/14.
I just got it(Feb.16th). I'll start reading it has soon as I can.