The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Today Show Book Club #8)

by Alexander McCall Smith | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1400034779 Global Overview for this book
Registered by herlibrary of Miami, Florida USA on 5/22/2006
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by herlibrary from Miami, Florida USA on Monday, May 22, 2006
HERlibrary review: A truly delightful book and character. You will love to meet Mme Precious Ramotswe and hear her bits of daily wisdom as she experiences her ordinary yet extraordinary daily life. Do not come to this series expecting some great thriller or mystery, they are more about the rich texture of lives of a different culture that you are thrilled by the pure simplicity and richness of it all. Think of eating a well made milk custard;..simple, yet rich.

Will do a bookring if I get about 12 interested readers.

Journal Entry 2 by herlibrary from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, May 26, 2006
From Amazon.com

Book Description
The beloved first novel in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, ... tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives. Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, Mma Ramotswe is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart and lands her in danger is that of a missing eleven-year-old boy who may have been snatched by witch doctors.

Journal Entry 3 by herlibrary from Miami, Florida USA on Monday, May 29, 2006
RULES OF THE BOOKRING:

1. When you receive the book please make a journal entry.

2. Read it and pass it on within 30 days. If you can't read it within 30 days, please pass on to the next person.

3. When you are finished reading it, make a journal entry giving your opinion of the book.

4. Contact the next person on the list to get their mailing address. If no response is received after two attempts, contact me and then next person on the list.

5. When you mail the book make another journal entry indicating when and to whom it was sent. The book is a paperback and weighs 9 ounces.

6. After you have actually mailed the book, PM the person you mailed the book to so they know it is on its way. If the book gets lost in the mail, please contact me.

7. Please DO NOT use controlled release, do a journal entry instead.

THE CURRENT LIST OF MEMBERS: (order finalized; anyone who wish to join after the start date - June 20, 2006 - must be willing to ship internationally)

1. mikopikotrain
Massachusetts, USA - can ship USA only.

2. saidenuj
Iowa, USA - prefer to ship US or Canada

3. AbbyR
Arkansas, USA - prefer to ship US only, but if you need me to ship international, I can.

4. esperanza03
Tennessee USA - prefer to ship US but can ship internationally if needed.

5. darkpunkangel
Ontario, Canada - can ship internationally.

6. musicgirl4
South cave, United Kingdom - can ship internationally

7. dutchbooky
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - can ship internationally

8. Elsita
Almada, Portugal - can ship internationally


9. herlibrary
Florida, USA -

Journal Entry 4 by herlibrary from Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Here we go....Book mailed to mikopikotrain on Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Happy journaling.

Journal Entry 5 by mikopikotrain from Bellaire, Texas USA on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
The book arrived today! I'm a fairly quick reader so I'll be able to pass this on in a timely fashion.
Thanks for the surprise bookmark- as a big beliver in the power of good karma, I'll be passing it on! :)

Journal Entry 6 by mikopikotrain from Bellaire, Texas USA on Friday, July 14, 2006
This was a fun read! I love Mma Ramotswe and was especially fond of the fact that she doesn't take her self too seriously. I also appreciated the matter-of-fact (not overly romantacized) presentation of people and life in Botswana. I look forward to further adventures of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency...

Released 15 yrs ago (7/21/2006 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Off to the post office to travel to saidenuj...

Journal Entry 8 by juniebug from Marcus, Iowa USA on Thursday, July 27, 2006
Recv'd today. Thank you! Have to finish my current read and then this one is up next.

Journal Entry 9 by juniebug from Marcus, Iowa USA on Friday, August 4, 2006
Just finished reading. Not exactly what I expected. Lovely writing style tho. Heavy on the character personality & geographical background, light on the mystery & detective work really.

Have PMd AbbyR for her address and will be sending it on soon. Thanks for the chance to read this one!

Added 8/5: AbbyR has asked to be skipped. Have PMd the next person for their address.

Released 15 yrs ago (8/7/2006 UTC) at USPS in to a fellow bookcrosser, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed to esperanza03 after skipping AbbyR at her request.

Journal Entry 11 by esperanza03 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee USA on Sunday, August 13, 2006
The book arrived yesterday. I'm excited about reading it. I've heard so many good things about it.

Journal Entry 12 by esperanza03 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee USA on Sunday, September 10, 2006
Sorry I took so long with the book, school has been very busy lately. The book is on its way to darkpunkangel.

This book is very different from the suspenseful mysteries that I have been reading lately. I really liked the slow pace and how the setting is almost like a character. I will definitely be recommending this one to others.

Journal Entry 13 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Came today, sounds like a interesting story reading the back. I'll be able to start it today or tomorrow. Thanks for including me in the ring herlibrary and thanks for sending the book to me esperanza03

Journal Entry 14 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Friday, September 22, 2006
What a cute and amusing read, I really love the main character, and it was fun to read about some of her cases. I actually appreciated learning about her father, he was a good man and it was so sad when he died. She was lucky to have a father like that. I wished that I did.

I already have musicgirl4's address, so I'll send this along shortly.

Journal Entry 15 by darkpunkangel at Canada Post in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 5, 2006

Released 15 yrs ago (10/5/2006 UTC) at Canada Post in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sorry for having the book for so long, but I have sent it today. Thanks for letting me participate herlibrary

Journal Entry 16 by musicgirl4 from -- Somewhere in E Yorks, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 14, 2006
Book has arrived. I have two bookrings before I can start it. I will try my best to be quick.Thanks for the book,I am looking forward to it.

12th Nov I loved this book. It was heart warming to read about the kindness and supportiveness of the characters. If only real life could allow us to live in such trusting,helpful ways.I really want to read more books by this author. Thanks for the opportunity to read it. I will be posting it off to Dutchbooky tomorrow.

Journal Entry 17 by dutchbooky from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, November 23, 2006
Jippee! It finally arrived. I have been reading some of the other Mma Ramotswe books, but never got round to reading the first one. Look forward to finishing it soon. I have a few books on the TBR pile, but will try to squeeze this one in. Next week, maybe, when I'll be travelling by train quite a lot for work! Thanks to herlibrary and musicgirl for sharing and sending!

Journal Entry 18 by dutchbooky from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, November 30, 2006
What a great read! I joined rings for # 2 and 3 of this series and read them earlier this year. It felt a bit strange reading #1 now, but it was like reading about an old friend.
It seems to me that in this first book Mma Ramotswe has a lot more to do as a private detective, but maybe it is just assumed in the other books, that the reader knows about the smaller in between jobs. I am looking forward to reading the next one!

I have PM-ed Elsita for her address. As soon as I have it, I will mail the book out!

Edit Dec. 5: it is on its way today!

Journal Entry 19 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, January 12, 2007
The book has arrived.
Thanks for the postcard, dutchbooky!

Journal Entry 20 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, February 9, 2007
What a great read! This book made me feel well, I think it was because Mma Ramotswe has a nice way of dealing with her life and the others.
I'm looking forward to read more of her adventures!
Thanks, herlibrary, for sharing this book!
The book is returning to you, I just need your address.

Journal Entry 21 by herlibrary from Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, March 3, 2007
PM address on 2/9/2007 and again on 2/20/2007. Elisa acknowledged reciept of address on 2/21/2007.

Released 14 yrs ago (3/12/2007 UTC) at mailed to a fellow bookcrosser in N/A, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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sorry for the delay!

Journal Entry 23 by herlibrary from Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Welcome home book, you have been travelling for 9 months as the star of this bookring, and you have met at least 8 new and interesting persons. You have given pleasure to each, some more than others. Now that you are back home, you will take a few days of rest, then you will be ready to say goodbye to me again as I release you to a member of PBS. Thanks to all who participated in this bookring, the book enjoyed its journey and meeting you all.

I will be starting a bookring soon with the 2nd book in the series- Tears of the Giraffe

Journal Entry 24 by herlibrary from Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, July 12, 2007
loaned to trudy

Journal Entry 25 by herlibrary from Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Told Trudy to keep book

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