9 journalers for this copy...
I got this book at Books-A-Million
TO BE READ From the Publisher
Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty five year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Lisey knew there was a place Scott went -- a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.
Perhaps King's most personal and powerful novel ever, Lisey's Story is about the wellspings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. Participants
oldreader of California perryfran of Maryland missprisy of Massachusetts classicfox of Ohio spoiledrotten of New Jersey dg7500 of Pennsylvania
evenstar1217 of Pennsylvania <<<<< STALLED >>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This book appears to have been with evenstar1217 since June 11, 2007, which is when it was last journalled. There doesn't seem to have been activity from evenstar1217 for about 2 years. I hope all is well...
I finally got a replacement copy to continue this ring ::02/27/09:: and will be contacting the remaining participants (below) to find out if they are still interested in reading this book. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lisey's Story
<--- Replacement copy
legbamel of North Dakota ---> waiting for a reply
accountkel of North Carolina ---> would still like to read the book
judygreeneyes of California ---> skip: has read the book
Bibliocrates of Alabama Book Review
I mailed this book to oldreader today to kick off the ring. I hope you enjoy it! Please make a quick journal entry when you receive it to let us all know it has arrived. Thank you!
2lbs. 0.80 oz.
Delivery Confirmation Number: 03052710000105244619
arrived today.Have 1 ray ahead that I am 1/2 done with.
my fave author came through once again.This is in my opinion one of his better books.The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.Lisey and Scott seemed a bit abnormal from the beginning but that is what I love.Thanks so much for sharing.Really liked the sister part and for someone who had none he gets a lot right.Mailing to Perryfran today.
Journal Entry 5
US Post in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, December 2, 2006
Released 14 yrs ago (12/2/2006 UTC) at US Post in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases
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on thw way to Perryfran
Received in the mail today. Thanks for including me in this bookring - Looking forward to reading this. I have one book in front of it but I should be able to get to this soon.
I used to be a huge Stephen King fan – I loved most of his early work including ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, Firestarter, The Dead Zone, The Stand, and on and on. However, I just could not get into this novel. I tortured myself by reading the first 150 pages before I decided to give it up! I really got frustrated with the made-up language King kept using like “bool,” “blood-bool”, "bad-gunky”, SOWISA, and “strap it on” to name a few. To be fair, I won’t give this book a rating, but I will move on to something better (I hope).
Thanks Bibliocrates for sharing. I have missprisy’s address and will get the book in the mail soon.
Journal Entry 8
Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, December 29, 2006
Released 14 yrs ago (12/29/2006 UTC) at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases
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Mailed to missprisy in Cambridge, MA. Hopefully you will enjoy it more than I did. USPS tracking number 03061070000180276421
Arrived today. It is number 2 on my TBR. Thank you for sharing Biblocrates and thank you to perryfran for mailing the book to me.
I really enjoyed this book. I had many questions while reading it, but King eventually cleared everything up. The made up words were annoying, but I was able to put up with them because they made sense in the story. I have classicfox's address and will mail this next week. Thank you for sharing Bibliocrates and Perryfran.
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at on Sunday, January 14, 2007
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Journal Entry 12
on Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Received today. One ring and a readalong to finish in front of it, but I'm really looking forward to this one!! Thanks for including me. :)
Darn! Just couldn't get into it--not for me, alas. A very different style for King and I prefer his old style. Guinaveve had asked to be skipped, so I will be pming spoiledrotten and off it will go on its next adventure! Thanks, Bibliocrates for including me.
Journal Entry 14
Controlled release in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 5, 2007
Released 14 yrs ago (2/5/2007 UTC) at Controlled release in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases
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Sent off today to spoiledrotten in New Joisey. :)
Received in the mail as part of a book ring. Will start reading today.
03/02/07 Did not find this to be one of Kings' better books. I still am a fan of his earlier works, especially "The Stand". Overall it was an interesting read. It was mailed today to dg7500 to continue on the ring.
DC# 0305 2710 0002 1680 9974
Thanks for including me in this ring.
Arrived safely. Wow, talk about timing...when it rains it pours: I just received 2 FirstLook Advance Reader Edition books earlier this week that I need to read & review w/i the next few weeks as well. YIKES! I started reading the one book this morning, and once finished will decide if I should slide this one in between or wait until both are finished before starting on "Lisey's Story". Either way, I shouldn't have a problem getting this out in the suggested time period, and I look forward to reading it very soon.
3/23: Nearly done reading (approx. 100 pages left, so should be finished this evening), and have contacted next in line for mailing info.
I haven't read much Stephen King recently, but this brought back memories of some of his early work ... dark and haunting. While not up to par with his outstanding work like "The Stand" and "The Shining", it was still a good read. It's an unusual look inside mental illness, and how we are molded by our life experiences...and genetics. As others have commented, the made-up language was a bit distracting at first, but once the reason for it became clear, it really did become a central part of the story, and seemed quite appropriate.
I've received mailing information from evenstar1217, and will have this out in the mail early next week.
Journal Entry 18
Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 26, 2007
Released 14 yrs ago (3/26/2007 UTC) at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases
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Thanks again for including me in the ring.
I got this book through a book ring. I received it a while ago but forgot to journal! Sorry about that.
This book has been with evenstar1217 for a while now and I have not received an update on the status of the book!
::off to lostbookisland it goes::
NOTE: I will try to find another copy of this book to continue the Bookring.
This book has washed ashore at the Lost Book Island after not being heard from for many months. This new arrival will be shown to a room and be allowed a bit of rest before being introduced to the many fun things to do here at the island.
All around there are books sipping cool drinks under shady palms while other books participate in a wide variety of beach sports. There is plenty of sand, surf and sun here for all of the lost and wayward books to enjoy.
It is hoped that very soon a new journal entry will come to rescue this book from the island and send it back out into the BookCrossing world so that it may continue on its journey. It is hoped that the new journal entry will tell all the interested parties where this book has been this long time and where it will be traveling to next.