P.S. I Love You

by Cecelia Ahern | Journals |
ISBN: 0786890754 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Jords of Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on 7/14/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Jords from Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 14, 2004
From the back cover:

Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry.

Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other’s sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other.

Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry’s death devastates holy. But as her 30th birthday looms, Gerry comes back to her. He’s left her a bundle of notes, gently guiding Holly into her new life without him each note signed ‘PS, I Love You.’

As the notes are gradually opened, and as the year unfolds, Holy is both cheered up and challenged. The man who knows her better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. With some help from her friends, and her noisy and living family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing – and being braver than ever before.

Life is for living, she realises – but it always helps if there’s an angel watching over you.

Journal Entry 2 by Jords from Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 15, 2004
Book Ring Order:

Bookfrogster
Tiggsybabes
Anfield
Torialouise
Tabyorky
Perfect-Circle
KathyS
Ermintrude75
Camis
Spike
Back to me.


Released on Friday, July 16, 2004 at fellow bookcrosser (England) in Postal Release (England), England United Kingdom.

Sent to Bookfrogster - Enjoy xx

Journal Entry 4 by bookfrogster from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, July 24, 2004
Arrived safely this morning. I'll start reading it straight away. Thanks Jords.

Journal Entry 5 by bookfrogster from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 27, 2004
I was interested to read this because I had heard mixed reviews and wanted to make up my own mind. I was pleasantly surprised. The writing style reminded me of Marion Keyes, without the edge. Not bad at all, although slightly cheesy in some places. Thanks very much for making this available Jords!

Released on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at West Maitland Street Post Office in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom.

Handed over to the Royal Mail to deliver safely to tiggsybabes.

Journal Entry 7 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 30, 2004
Rec'd yesterday & I love the funbky sellotape on the label :) Must get some myself :) This is 3rd on the TBR pile & I hope to get to it next week sometime.

Journal Entry 8 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 2, 2004
I laughed at loud a few times & even cheered (much to Andy's surprise) I surprised myself by how much I enjoyed this, even though I'm not sure that the notes held Holly back from moving on from the death of her husband.

Thank you for sharing as I'm glad I've read this :)

Wil PM Anfield for her address.

Journal Entry 9 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Will be posted to Anfield tomorrow via Husband Post *g*

Journal Entry 10 by Anfield from Bagshot, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, August 9, 2004
Received in the post from Tiggsybabes, thank you!

Journal Entry 11 by Anfield from Bagshot, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 14, 2004
I had a bit of a love hate relationship with this book. First off, I thought the plot was excellent - neat, clever and simple. But some of it was so corny I cringed! It was certainly easy to read, didn't challenge my fuddled brain too much and as a native Dubliner I felt I was right back there living through everything with Holly. Overall, worth the read, thank you Jords. It's winging its way to Torialouise next.

Journal Entry 12 by torialouise from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 16, 2004
Arrived today - i have one more ring in front of this and then i'll be straight on it!

Journal Entry 13 by torialouise from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 29, 2004
I really enjoyed this book - i laughed alot! I was worried the book might be a bit schmaltzy but i need not have worried! It was a lovely story with really likeable characters. I loved the idea of the list and the notes Gerry left for Holly. Once i started i couldn't this book down

Passing on to Tabyorky now!

Thanks for sharing

Journal Entry 14 by tabyorky from Doncaster, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Received in the post today - thanks torialouise. Will put in my TBR pile and pass on to the next person as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 15 by tabyorky from Doncaster, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Started reading this book.

Journal Entry 16 by tabyorky from Doncaster, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 15, 2004
I loved this book and found it hard to put down once I started reading it. I even took it on holiday to read for the journey.

Journal Entry 17 by tabyorky from Doncaster, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Posted book to KathyS as perfect-circle has already had this book as a RABCK.

Journal Entry 18 by KathyS on Friday, November 19, 2004
Arrived safely - although it's a wonder I knew that as the postman had put it in my garage but hadn't left a card to tell me that!

Will try to read as soon as possible and thanks for sharing :o)

Journal Entry 19 by KathyS on Tuesday, November 30, 2004
This was just what I needed to cheer me up after suffering from a stinking cold for the last week. It took me a couple of days to get into, mainly because I couldn't put my head down to read without my nose running like a tap!, but I picked it up this morning at page 79 and didn't put it down again until I'd finished all 500 pages :o)

It's a gentle and moving story of bereavement, grieving and finally acceptance with an extremely likeable main character, Holly, and a selection of other realistic and interesting friends and family providing support and colour. I was moved to laughter and floods of tears on more than one occasion - always the sign of a good book for me :o)

Like bookfrogster I thought Ahern's writing style reminded me of Marian Keyes, without the sharpness, but I felt it was more reminiscent of Maeve Binchey in it's gentle humour and perceptive characterisation. I thought it was an excellent first novel and I look forward to seeing how Cecelia Ahern's writing develops from here.

Thanks for sharing Jords and I will get this moving to Ermintrude75 as soon as possible.

Released on Thursday, December 02, 2004 at about 9:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Postal Release in Royal Mail, England United Kingdom.

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On it's way to Ermintrude75 by 2nd class mail - hope it arrives safely and you enjoy it :o)

Journal Entry 21 by ermintrude75 from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Dropped onto my doormat yesterday. Thanks!

Journal Entry 22 by ermintrude75 from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 11, 2005
I was in need of something light and fluffy after recent brainache inducing sci-fi and fantasy books - and this pretty much filled the gap. An involving story but nothing too heavy, some funny bits, and everything worked out OK in the end. I did feel the writing had a hint of the teenager about it somehow, not sure I can put my finger on why, but some bits just didn't feel like they were offering much insight into the characters, just quite superficially describing their actions. I was interested to see bookfrogster's comments as I was also thinking "a young Maeve Binchy" about this author (although I have read very few of MB's books). I enjoyed reading it but won't be obsessively searching out other Cecelia Ahern books.

Off to Camis it goes!

Journal Entry 23 by camis from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, January 14, 2005
Received in the post safely today, typically the day after another ring book, so it may take me a few days to get to this one.

Journal Entry 24 by camis from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, January 20, 2005
A gentle read, with something for all the emotions! Moving in parts and funny in others, I thought it was a good first novel by someone who is relatively young.

Off to Spike shortly.

Journal Entry 25 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, January 27, 2005
I'd completely forgotten I'd signed up for this one! Again..

Anyhoo, it landed safely today, but it's going off to join Mt TBR for a while I'm afraid as I have a few in front of it.

Thanks for sharing it Jords.

Journal Entry 26 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Just a quick post to apologise for the delay, and to say that this book is next up, so will start in the next day or two.

Journal Entry 27 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
I've finally finished it ;o)

I know they say that you should never judge a book by its cover, but had I seen this on a bookshelf in a library or shop, given the front cover I don't think I'd have given it a second glance.

For that alone I'm glad I found it via bookcrossing as otherwise I'd have missed out on a very good, enjoyable book. It may go down as "chick-lit" - (whatever that means), but I still enjoyed it.

I found the main characters very easy to identify and empathise with, and I found the way the author wrote about Gerry was very well done too.

I really felt for Holly at times, and even though I've been lucky enough not to have gone through the same heartache as she, I felt quite strongly for her, especially when she had to endure some of her "friends" near the end of the story (I'm trying not to give anything away here for those yet to read it).

(I especially liked the "I still only live 10 minutes away, my mobile and home telephone numbers are still the same..." speech ;o})

I was a little surprised, but pleasantly, to find that this was Cecelia Ahern's first novel. Whilst I may not make a point of looking out for more of her novels in future, I would definitely be interested to read more of her work. I think the best part of this book, and her writing, is the way she builds and describes her characters.

Thanks for sharing Jords, and I believe this goes back to you now.

Journal Entry 28 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, June 19, 2005
I'll be holding onto this until I hear from Jords, or at least until I get a home address for her.

Spike.

Journal Entry 29 by spike1972 at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, September 22, 2011
I've decided to release this. If Jords ever comes back to BC, and wants me to replace a copy of this book, I'll gladly do so.

Journal Entry 30 by spike1972 at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 22, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (9/22/2011 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I've decided I need to cull Mt Toobie, and I don't see me getting around to reading this any time soon, so I'm gonna take it to The BCUK Unconvention in Nottingham.

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