So Many Books, So Little Time

by Sara Nelson | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0733618502 Global Overview for this book
Registered by SKingList of New York City, New York USA on 7/15/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by SKingList from New York City, New York USA on Friday, July 15, 2005
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading

In early 2002, Sara Nelson - editor, reporter, reviewer, mother, daughter, wife, and compulsive reader - set out to chronicle a year's worth of reading, to explore how the world of books and words intermingled with children, marriage, friends, and the rest of the "real" world. She had a system all set up: fifty-two weeks, fifty-two books...and it all fell apart the first week. That's when she discovered that the books chose her as much as she chose them, and the rewards and frustrations they brought were nothing she could plan for: "In reading, as in life, even if you know what you're doing, you really kind of don't."
From Solzhenitsyn to Laura Zigman, Catherine M. to Captain Underpants, this is the captivating result. It is a personal journey filled with wit, charm, insight, infectious enthusiasm - and observations on everything from Public Books (the ones we pretend we're reading), lending trauma, and the idiosyncrasies of sex scenes ("The mingling of bodies and emotions and fluids is one thing. But reading about it: now, that's personal"), to revenge books, hype, the stresses of recommendation (what does it mean when someone you like hates the book you love?), the odd reasons we pick up a book in the first place, and how to put it down if we don't like it ("The literary equivalent of a bar mitzvah, the moment at which you look at yourself and announce: Today I am an adult").

Journal Entry 2 by SKingList from New York City, New York USA on Friday, July 15, 2005
Yeah, this book was written for me! Sped through it after forcing myself to put it down last night and GO TO BED but picked it up again this morning. Don't want to spoil too much of it, but I really loved seeing how someone else uses the same logic as I do in choosing a book to read.

A big thing where I agree with her is on the timing of a book, hype and I generally do not get along well. The more it's hyped the more likely I am to find it as overrated. Anyway, great read.

Going to start an international ring to get it back to me in NY so that, at the very least, I can see which of her recommendations I've managed to read.

Journal Entry 3 by SKingList from New York City, New York USA on Saturday, July 16, 2005
International Ring, Always Open, New Participants added where they fit geographically--I will do my best to accomodate shipping preferences.

Forum Post

1/9/05: Somewhat sorted geographically, if you see something that should be rearranged, i.e. it's going 500k to go back where it came from please let me know and I'll re-order.

Calissa - ACT, Australia (Australia Only)
Bookfairy65 - NSW, Australia (Australia Only)
Woosang - NSW, Australia (Australia Only)
sydney2259 - NSW, Australia (Australia Only)
KylieOz - NSW, Australia (Australia Only)
bookworm-BNE - QLD, Australia (Australia Only)
Crystaljade - QLD, Australia (Australia Only)
felicia-fairy - QLD, Australia (Australia Only)
sunny27 - QLD, Australia (Ship Anywhere)
Kalasue - Australia (Ship Anywhere)
Zenryaku - Western Australia (Ship Anywhere)
LizzieM - Australia - (Ship Anywhere)
Alectoness - Wellington, NZ (Ship Anywhere)

deadendmind - Greece (Ship Anywhere)
bookmaniac70 - Bulgaria (Ship Anywhere)
cheeky42 - Italy (Ship Anywhere)
Piggeldy - Germany - (Will Send International (Surface)/Prefers Germany/Europe)
Falmouth - Germany (Ship Anywhere)
Samulli - Germany (Europe Only)
pelikanol - Denmark (Ship Anywhere)
Panzeranzi - Sweden (Ship Anywhere)
Alvhyttan - Sweden (Ship Anywhere)
Katyan - Finland (Ship Anywhere)
ScottishHoosier - Scotland (Ship Anywhere)
Tazzell - Scotland (O/S Via Surface)
Kernow8 - England (Ship Anywhere)

Annkrozeika - UK (Ship Anywhere)
AnglersRest - UK (Ship Anywhere)
Drusillamac - Scotland (Int'l Surface OK)
daemonwolf - UK (Ship Anywhere)
KarinAlyssa - Canada (Ship US)
Luintaurien - US (Ship Anywhere - Surface)
Boomda181 - Ontario Canada (Anywhere)
lilygirl - Oregon, USA (US Only)
Caligula03 - US
Buffra - West Virginia, US (ship anywhere)
Rrrcaron - New Hampshire, USA (Ship Anywhere)
Wyldewomin - East Bridgewater, MA, US (Anywhere)
glade1 - US, US Only
timollie5502 - Pennsylvania, US Only
Mdbookworm - Maryland, US (Ship Anywhere)
faeriemyst - Ohio, US (US Only)
Bug2004 - Omaha, NE (US Only)

ScorpioMama - US
SKingList - US

Sherlockfan - NZ

- Megami - Australia - asked to be skipped
- serendipity-sg - Greece [Named changed to s3rendipity ? Skipped due to inability to reach, 12 May 06] Removed per request, 15 May
- Mamikaem - US - asked to be removed 8.21.06
- redhouse - UK - asked to be removed 10.16.06
Xeyra - Portugal - asked to be skipped 12.06
Hellie - UK - unreachable 12.13.06

Journal Entry 4 by SKingList from New York City, New York USA on Thursday, July 21, 2005
Sitting in Broome here and the other day in Port Hedland definitely having a day like the author describes. So many books yet there is *nothing* to read and nothing fits my mood.

Bad SK!

ETA: Going to Calissa as soon as I have an address.

Journal Entry 5 by SKingList from New York City, New York USA on Saturday, July 30, 2005
Still waiting on address from Calissa, to be hopefully posted from Kununura or Darwin this week

Journal Entry 6 by SKingList at bookring in bookring, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, August 4, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (8/4/2005 UTC) at bookring in bookring, Bookring -- Controlled Releases



Posted this to Calissa today from Katherine, NT. In retrospect it would have been faster to hang onto it 'til Monday in Brisbane and post it from there but thought of that too late.

Oh well, the ring has finally started :)

Journal Entry 7 by Calissa from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, August 9, 2005
Arrived today, safe and sound. I'm very excited! The cover is so wonderfully apt and I'm sure reflects many a Mt TBR, including my own. I shall be getting into this as soon as possible. I've never seen such a huge bookring! I wouldn't want to keep you all waiting.

And a big thanks to SKingList for her persistence in tracking me down.

Journal Entry 8 by Calissa from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Some definite truths here, although I felt the book was in need of a little more editing, as some of her sentences tended toward the confusing side. There were also a few references I didn't understand, mostly industry or America related.

None of this detracted from the book however. I enjoyed it, such a great idea. Has me tempted to try something similar next year.

Journal Entry 9 by Calissa from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, August 12, 2005
Sent on to bookfairy65 yesterday. Hope you enjoy it as mich as I did!

Journal Entry 10 by bookfairy65 from Yass, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, August 14, 2005
Thanks SKingList and Calissa for sending this on, I'm looking forward to reading it. I will get to it ASAP.

Journal Entry 11 by bookfairy65 from Yass, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, August 20, 2005
I loved this book, although I had forgotten I wrote it, hee hee. No not really, but my gosh, I think along similar lines to the author. Some of the thoughts she has about reading are my thoughts exactly, so I'll share a few of them that particularly struck home with me:

On her mother:
"I love my mother, I really do, how come after ten minutes [with her], I want to kill somebody?"

And the authors thoughts on re-reading:
"I always figure books are like buses and there will always be another one. And life is short: why waste time on something you already know, when you can discover something exciting and new?"

On poetry books:
"Poetry seems like homework to me".

And finally:
"To read a book is to have a relationship"

I could keep going on and on, but I won't...I don't want to ruin the book for everyone else.

I will get this out to woosang as soon as I've confirmed her address.

Journal Entry 12 by bookfairy65 from Yass, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, August 21, 2005
I agree with Calissa, this is one of the biggest bookrings I've seen, and so with SKingList's permission, I have covered this book in clear contact. I just can't see it lasting the distance otherwise.

Thanks again for sharing this wonderful book!

I have confirmed woosang's address and so will be sending this book out to her this afternoon.

Journal Entry 13 by woosang from Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, August 31, 2005
When I got this book, I thought "WOW how cool a book about reading books" Hmmm OK I enjoyed the reviews about some of the books, and have even written down some of them for further research. I did find the author got long winded, and bogged down in silly trifles that was not related to reading 52 books in a year. I also found her many references to her being a sophisticated reader, many because she does reviews for magazines. All in all not a bad read but I can take it or leave it. There are better books around.

off to its next reader!!

Journal Entry 14 by woosang at Controlled Release in Picton, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (9/1/2005 UTC) at Controlled Release in Picton, New South Wales Australia



off to sydney2259 hopefully today

Journal Entry 15 by sydney2259 on Monday, September 5, 2005
Just received this one today in the post, will add it to the TBR pile, and it will be the next book I read.... :)

Journal Entry 16 by sydney2259 on Wednesday, September 14, 2005
I tried, I really did... but something about this book simply didn't catch my interest... Like the title says, so many books and so little time, so I'm sending it on to the next participant and moving on to the next book on my own TBR pile :)

Journal Entry 17 by kylieoz from Medowie, New South Wales Australia on Monday, September 19, 2005
Arrived safely today, looking forward to reading. Hmmmm looks like me on the front cover! ;)

Journal Entry 18 by kylieoz from Medowie, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, September 21, 2005
I enjoyed this book, sometimes sentences jumped out at me and i thought 'just like me' i could relate to many things she expressed.
Thanks for sharing! Off to the next reader when i get details :)

Journal Entry 19 by kylieoz from Medowie, New South Wales Australia on Friday, September 23, 2005
Posted off too bookworm-BNE today. enjoy:)

Journal Entry 20 by bookworm-BNE from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Sunday, September 25, 2005
Picked this up from the post offices today - I can see mixed reviews already so it will be interesting to see which group I'll align with. And yes - it is starting to look like that around here...why do all the bookrings arrive at once?

Journal Entry 21 by bookworm-BNE from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Friday, September 30, 2005
Not really taken in, she rambles and she is not really that interesting. Since I'm not Jewish, don't have a mixed-race marriage and am not American, the common ground stops at being a woman and mother of a seven year old son.
I agree with some of her ideas, I double-book, let the mood pick my next read and have a very varied reading taste. Most crucially though, I have grown up as a reader and am capable of stopping a book half-way. Which I did with this one. On it goes, ready for Crystaljade now, will be posted Monday morning.

Journal Entry 22 by Crystaljade from Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Picked this up from the PO yesterday. Will read it soon.

Journal Entry 23 by Crystaljade from Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia on Friday, October 28, 2005
I tried twice, just couldn't get into it, so I cave up. It's on it's way to felicia-fairy. Hope you enjoy it more than I did.

Journal Entry 24 by emmafiles from Murrumba Downs, Queensland Australia on Monday, November 14, 2005
Ah yes,
Murphy's Bookring Law. This is bookring number 3 that has arrived in the last few days.
Its at the bottome of the pile and hopefully will be read soon.
Thanks everyone who has read it before me :D

Journal Entry 25 by emmafiles from Murrumba Downs, Queensland Australia on Friday, November 18, 2005
Made it to page 70, skimmed for a bit then decided there *are* too many books on my TBR and I shall move on.
Thanks Cari for sharing!
Will PM sunny27 now.

Journal Entry 26 by sunny27 from Gympie, Queensland Australia on Monday, December 19, 2005
This book arrived just in time to take camping with me on the weekend.
I'm over halfway through it, and I absolutely adore it so far.
When I'm finished I intend to skim through it and make a list of books I want to add to my wishlist, and immediately buy a house with a wall I can cover with bookshelves.

I love that someone has been underlining pieces as they've been reading, and there are some lovely quotes throughout it as well.

Journal Entry 27 by SKingList from New York City, New York USA on Monday, December 19, 2005
From sunny27:

I love that someone has been underlining pieces as they've been reading, and there are some lovely quotes throughout it as well.

Ooh cool! This is why I love that the book is eventually going to come back to me, I can't wait to hear about some of these quoes and bits people found interesting. Vaguely recall there being some underlining when I bought it, but not sure.

Oh and those of you enjoying summer right now, please don't forget to include sun and warmth in entries, it's FREEZING here!

/journal hijacking

Journal Entry 28 by sunny27 from Gympie, Queensland Australia on Friday, December 30, 2005
The more I read the more I loved this book. I was so sorry it had to end. I'm pleased Sara wasn't the type of person to make a list and stick to it for entire year.

I thought her views on books by authors like Mary Higgins Clark and John Grisham were really insightful. I was a bit disappointed that she never seemed able to admit that she loved reading, like I do, so you don't always need to get something out of a book. I recently picked up a Jackie Collins novel from a charity shop and loved it for being a completely indulgent piece of trash. Ironically, I don't think Sara would have given her own book the time of day if someone else had written it.

I got a nasty case of sunburn on my lower legs sitting in a camp chair under a tree completely absorbed in the book, and finished it in a sweaty motel room on a very hot Boxing Day afternoon.

I've PM'd Kalasue for her address and will send it on as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 29 by kalasue from Kalamunda, Western Australia Australia on Monday, January 16, 2006
Received today - have two other rings before it, but will shoot it to the top of the pile as the waiting list is soooo long.

Journal Entry 30 by kalasue from Kalamunda, Western Australia Australia on Friday, January 20, 2006
The best thing about this book is its title - it draws in every keen reader as we can all relate so well that sentiment!
That being said, I did find this a pleasant sort of read. I do think though, had I not been drowning in bookrings and therefore keen to finish it as soon as possible, I would have taken quite a while over it, and possibly not finished it at all. I note that lots of people did give up with it, but for me it was short enough and interesting enough to persevere...
Will send on to Zenryaku as soon as I have an address

Journal Entry 31 by zenryaku from South Perth, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, February 9, 2006
Thank you kalasue, it was waiting in my mail box when I got home from NZ. Will get onto it over the next week so as not to hold the huge list of people waiting for it.

I felt myself nodding in agreeing to many of the sentiments expressed in the book although we did part ways when it came to obtaining a book. I have very few books on my shelf that I have not read, whereas Nelson acquires books and puts them on the cherry shelves to find and read later.

The few books I have not read or completed are those that were chosen for me by someone else either as a gift or when I was a member of a face-2-face book club.

I take ages to choose a book, so much so, only my Mam will come book shopping or to the library with me :)

So Many Books, So Little Time will be on its way as soon as I have heard from Megami.

Megami responded to say that she has the book, and to contact the next person on the list. PM on the way to LizzieM.

Book posted today (Wed 22 Feb) to LizzieM.

Journal Entry 32 by LizzieM from Bowral, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Wow this sounds great! Arrived in the mail today - i can see a sleepless night spent reading this one! On to Alectoness ASAP.

Journal Entry 33 by LizzieM from Bowral, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, March 9, 2006
Wow. What a great read. I agree with bookfairy65 - so many great quotes! Next on to Alectoness

Journal Entry 34 by Alectoness from Geelong, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Arrived safely in Wellington, New Zealand this morning - thanks LizzieM. I'm on jury duty this week and it was nice to escape into a book about books before the case began today and on my lunchbreak.

Journal Entry 35 by Alectoness from Geelong, Victoria Australia on Friday, April 28, 2006
A quick read, and a book that spoke to me. There were so many lines and passages within this that I could apply to my own bookish habits, including many of the ones which had been marked by a previous reader (readers?).

The cover too looks like my bedroom, where there are so many piles of books all around me as I type this! I'll message serendipity-sg now, and get this book moving on to Greece as soon as I can.

Released 15 yrs ago (5/12/2006 UTC) at By Mail in sent to a fellow bookcrosser, Bookring -- Controlled Releases



Since it seems that serenity-sg may have deleted his/her account or changed username, this book is moving on to the next person on the list: deadendmind in Greece. The staff at the post office today said the package should take about 25 days to arrive.

Journal Entry 37 by deadendmind from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, June 5, 2006
It has arrived! I'm apologising in advance, I might keep it for some time, I'm in the middle of exams right now.

I'm looking forward to reading it though. Thank you!

Journal Entry 38 by deadendmind from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Friday, June 16, 2006
I just finished the book and it was a lovely, delightful read! An insightful, funny and smart memoir about a year full of reading.
The only problems I had was that the book is a bit too American for my tastes and that the author has a preoccupation with memoirs.
Other than that though, the book was very easy to read and I enjoyed it. It is a lovely book for bookcrossers since it explores the reader's relationship with the book and this relationship is described in a wonderful and insightful way.

Thank you for the bookring SKingList!

I have PMed bookmaniac70 for her address.

22nd of June: Sent the book to bookmaniac70 today.

Journal Entry 39 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Saturday, July 1, 2006
Received the book today.No other books from rings pending at the moment,so I will start this one immediately.Thanks for sending!

Journal Entry 40 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Sunday, July 2, 2006
Although I started reading the book with a great deal of criticism,it turned not so bad after all. Initially,I passed through several stages of annoyment, kind of "why does she think her own reading so important that she wrote a book about it",and "does the author think she is the only person on the planet who loves books???". But then I got used to her style and managed to finish it in two days.It was a quick and nice reading because it was about books and our relationship with them. Not that the writer says something very unique but generally I enjoyed reading about reading:-)). I liked very much the chapter where her friend Mary loans her a book. I think Sara Nelson makes a very good and insightful comment that when we share books with friends,in fact we share our personal history and feelings,and it`s a step towards closer friendship.

Of course,I took some reading suggestions from the author and added them to my wish list:-)),although I suspect we have different reading tastes...but who knows....

I am going to PM cheeky42 and send the book on its way.

Journal Entry 41 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Sunday, July 9, 2006
Mailed on Friday to cheeky42.

Journal Entry 42 by cheeky42 on Monday, July 17, 2006
The book has reached Italy! Murphy's Bookring Law seems to work well: it's the 4th bookring that has arrived in the last 2 days. But I'll try to read it as soon as possible. Thank you for sending it around.

Journal Entry 43 by cheeky42 on Tuesday, August 1, 2006
I found it a really nice reading. At the beginning I couldn't find the point in reading about a reading experience, but after a while I was eager to know about the books Sara loved. Now I absolutely have to read "Cakes asnd Ale" by Somerset Maugham. The book is leaving for Germany in a few days. Thank you for this ring!

Journal Entry 44 by Piggeldy from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, August 13, 2006
O.o - what an impressing list of participants! I hope I can finish the book within a month...

Edit, September 10th: A nice collection of a year's read - nothing more, nothing less. Somehow impressive, but not what I expected... (I sent the book on when my holidays began, so my journal entry is late)

Journal Entry 45 by Falmouth from Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Found the book in the mail today. Thanks to Piggeldy for forwarding it. Will start reading tonight. The title expresses exactly my own thoughts. Soooo many books to read, and sooooo little time. Sigh! :-)

It took me a while to finish it, because although I enjoyed her writing and share many of her likes and dislikes I found the book a bit lengthy.
Anyway, it was fun nevertheless and it will be on to the next person as soon as I have an address.

I have Samulli's address and the book will be on it's way tomorrow, Sept. 14th.

Journal Entry 46 by samulli from Weimar, Thüringen Germany on Saturday, September 16, 2006
I found the book in my mailbox yesterday.
Funnily I have already finished reading it. It was not quite what I expected either (although I couldn't exactly define what I did expect). The idea behind the book is intersting, but unfortunately I haven't read most of the books Nelson mentions - and from her descriptions of them I never will, because her interests lie in a totally different direction than mine. The very few books I actually know she obviously didn't like, so because I - like her - judge people by their taste in books (among other things), I found myself not liking her very much. Which is strange, because many of her reading habits remind me of myself (double-booking, taking a book wherever I go, buying books and never get around to actually read them, because there are always others turning up etc.). So, I have mixed feelings about this book, but still I love the idea of journalling your thoughts about the books you've read. I just would have wished it were books I could actually relate to.

As soon as I have pelikanols address I will send the book on to Denmark.

Journal Entry 47 by pelikanol from Treherbert, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Yay! This was a nice surprise. I completely forgot that the book was on its way to me :D I'm gonna start reading it right away.

Journal Entry 48 by pelikanol from Treherbert, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 3, 2006
I found the first half of the book a little slow and hard to get through. I felt it was more like a diary and less about the books. It's always nice to hear peoples thoughts about books and how they are influensing their everyday lives, but I wanted more about the books themselves. That did eventually happen and I think I got from the book waht I wanted. Some inspiration and to read about other peoples reading experiences.

Sent to Panzeranzi on 6 October

Journal Entry 49 by Panzeranzi from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, October 9, 2006
I recieved the book today! Thank you, pelikanol! Thanks also to SKingList for adding me to the impressing list! Ever since I first heard about this book I've been wanting to read it - the title speaks to me...

Journal Entry 50 by Panzeranzi from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Saturday, October 14, 2006
The book wasn't what I thought it would be and at first I was a bit disappointed, but eventually the book grew on me and I enjoyed it a lot. When I had read about a third of the book I had the feeling that what Nelson did was similar to Anne Lamott did in Bird by Bird - but in stead of being a book about writing this is a book about reading. I was a bit surprised to find that Nelson actually wrote about exactly that book later on! Although I don't have the same taste in books as the author I think she covered all different aspects of reading there is and I could "tick off" things I've been thinking about reading too.

I'm glad I finally got the chance to read the book and I'm sending it to Alvhyttan tomorrow!

Journal Entry 51 by Alvhyttan from Nora, Västmanland Sweden on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Came in the mail today, thanks Panzeranzi for sending it and thanks SKingList for sending it around the world!
I am really looking forward to read it, but I have gotten a lot of bookringbooks at almost the same time so I guess it will take about a month before I can send it to the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 52 by Alvhyttan from Nora, Västmanland Sweden on Wednesday, November 1, 2006
A really good title! But it wasn’t my kind of book.
I found myself skimming through this book trying to find what the author wrote about the books she has read. Well, I read some of the other stuff in between, some of it gave me a smile, but most of it just got me tired. I would have liked the author to write a little bit more about the books.
Sorry for my bad feelings towards this book, I really wanted to like it!

I have katyan's address and will mail the book to her on Friday, Nov. 3

Journal Entry 53 by katyan from Detroit, Michigan USA on Wednesday, November 8, 2006
This wonderful looking book arrived here today with another RABCK book! Thank you so much all for sharing this one!

Journal Entry 54 by katyan from Detroit, Michigan USA on Saturday, November 25, 2006
This was an interesting book about books, maybe also me for me it was something else than what I expected, as somebody else already felt the same...:) Some thoughts and notions about the books were great, others a bit boring. But anyway this was a nice company for a lonely weekend. Thank you for sharing it!
The book will travel next to Portugal!

Journal Entry 55 by ScottishHoosier on Thursday, December 28, 2006
Arrived safely in the mail - thank you, everyone! Happy New Year to you all.

Journal Entry 56 by ScottishHoosier on Monday, February 12, 2007
A book about someone who decided to read a minimum of one book per week per year- yes!!! I sooooo agree with so many things she has written. There isn't anything I found to disagree with, although there were quite a few things I had no idea about.

I'm not going to make a note about all the books, as many of them don't speak to who I am right at the moment, plus my TBR is more in the mountain range size rather than the mountain. I would like to read a book by the author's sister, though: Playing Botticelli by Liza Nelson. I'll be keeping an eye out for more stuff by this author, should probably be checking amazon next.

I pm'ed the next reader this morning, but haven't heard back yet.

Thank you everyone, for sharing and moving this book along. Sorry I had it so long, but it took me a while with the last bookring book. Once I started this one, it only took me five days, fitted around our busy lives.

Journal Entry 57 by ScottishHoosier on Monday, February 26, 2007
Taking to the post office tomorrow. Happy journeys, little book!

Journal Entry 58 by Tazzell from Laurencekirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Arrived safely thanks. :D At this moment in time I feel like the book title but with the addition of Not enough time :)

Journal Entry 59 by Tazzell from Laurencekirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, April 23, 2007
Well this book just didn't really hit the spot that I thought it was going to. While it was a fine wee read and I discovered that I already do several of her habits, double-booking (if not triple booking) and standing in front of my large collection of books waiting for my next read to jump out at me... I couldn't understand how someone who reads for a living and seemed to spend an awful lot of time huddled up on the sofa or staying awake all night could only manage to read 52 books in a year. I manage more than that and do not have all the 'extra help' she seems to have.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read this SKingList, I wish I was as well travelled as your book will be by the time it gets back into your hands :)

Waiting on Kernow8 address and then it will be away.

Journal Entry 60 by Kernow8 from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 29, 2007
The book has arrived - thanks! I am struggling a bit with The Poisonwood Bible (it's a great book but I haven't been able to sit down and really get into it, so I've been dipping into it occasionally - not a good way to read a 600-pager!) so I'll take a break on that one and get going with this. Will read over the next couple of weeks to get it going again (it looks like a good "dipper"!)

Journal Entry 61 by Kernow8 from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 1, 2007
A good dipper it is indeed, which is a relief as I have had severe reader's block - funnily enough since I gave up my full time job to concentrate on family & study, which in theory has given me a lot more time (but arguably a lot less need for escaping into a book!)

Anyway, I'm about 80 pages in, and am enjoying immensely. Funny that this book has had such mixed reviews from prior readers.

Journal Entry 62 by Kernow8 from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 7, 2007
I very much enjoyed reading this: it didn't bother me that the books weren't reviewed in detail, I found it fascinating to see the personal connections between the book and its reader, and why there can be a right time and a right place for reading a particular book.

The book has spurred me on to get back into my books again - it made me realise how much I've missed them. Unfortunately I haven't got the reading maturity yet to abandon books before I've finished them, so I've gone back to The Poisonwood Bible and am hoping that if I give it a bit more time and attention I'll be rewarded!

Currently waiting for Anndrozeika's address, then will speed the book over to her. Thanks everyone!

Journal Entry 63 by Kernow8 from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 17, 2007
Posted to annkrozeika today - it should be there very soon!

Journal Entry 64 by Annkrozeika from Downham Market, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, May 18, 2007
Wow, that was fast, thanks Kernow8! It's been a long time since I signed up for this ring, I had almost forgotten about it. Getting into the book already ;o)

Journal Entry 65 by FordieZo at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 10, 2011
It's me, Annkrozeika. Is this the longest bookring stall ever? I'm SO sorry! And horribly embarrassed. I haven't been bookcrossing for years and the book was put away in storage while I moved house. It's just been found and I am happy to report, over 4 years later, it is safe and sound. Now where should it be going next?

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