The Phone Box at the Edge of the World

Oh The Places You'll Stay
by Laura Imai Messina | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 178658042X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjax987654321wing of Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom on 9/18/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjax987654321wing from Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, September 18, 2021
Brought in a charity shop as I am doing the reading around the world challenge in 2021 (not that I am going to finish it!) Looks like an interesting read and covers Japan

Journal Entry 2 by wingjax987654321wing at Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 12, 2021
It is rare for me to give a book a 10, however I loved this. It is based on a true story and around the March 2011 Japanese Tsunami. I got a bit confused about which Tsunami it was referring to, thinking it was the one which affected Thailand in 2004. The devastation was similar, although less widespread.

It is written with great skill and I suspect in a style which is Japanese. It also gave insights into Japanese culture and beliefs, which I really enjoyed. It also has a credible story line, interwoven with a real and insightful glimpse into the world of grief and the time it takes for real healing to take place.

Journal Entry 3 by wingjax987654321wing at Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, November 1, 2021

Released 6 mos ago (11/2/2021 UTC) at Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom

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sent as a read it want it book

Released 6 mos ago (11/2/2021 UTC) at Victory Swim and Fitness Centre in North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book was received in the post today from Jax987654321 as a RABCK following my request in the Reading It, Want It? thread Thanks very much I shall look forward to reading it. Also in the parcel was another book-Hope in A Ballet Shoe by Michaela and Elaine DePrince which definitely looks like my kind of book too.

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

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

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

Journal Entry 5 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, January 10, 2022
REVIEW:-"I did quite enjoy this book but feel that I should have read larger chunks in one go than I actually did. Once I took a good run at it it was easier to follow and I got to know the characters better. However I still feel that the book as a whole lost a little in translation although the story was very emotional and worth reading."
Reserved as a surprise RABCK for another bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 6 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Released 4 mos ago (1/19/2022 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book was sent to another bookcrosser by Royal Mail.

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

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

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

Journal Entry 7 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Received alongside a wishlist tag. Thank you very much!

Journal Entry 8 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 13, 2022
Yui loses both her mother and her daughter on the same day, when the tsunami strikes Japan. She doesn't know how to make sense of the loss. When she hears about the Wind Phone, an unconnected phone box where people go to talk to their dead, she is determined to go there. On the way she meets Takeshi, who has lost his wife and whose daughter will no longer speak. As their friendship deepens, they meet others trying to process their loss, and they start to come to terms with their own grief. This is a very moving book, especially when you realise that Bell Gardia, the garden of the Wind Phone, is a real place in Japan.

Journal Entry 9 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (2/19/2022 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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Sent to TheHappyHippy as an RABCK. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by TheHappyHippy at Lanark, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Kindly sent to me from Greenbadger. This is a book I have heard about a while ago. I'm really looking forward to reading this and will plan a day of resting by the fire with this book, a flask of hot water and my wee dog. Thank you so much for sending it on to me.

Journal Entry 11 by TheHappyHippy at Lanark, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, February 27, 2022
A lovely, gentle read with beautiful characters and a glimpse into Japanese culture. I enjoyed this book and didn't find it too emotionally draining despite the context. I will recommend this to lots of friends I think!

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