Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Registered by LyzzyBee of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 1/3/2008
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, January 3, 2008
Bought 06 Oct 2007 - charity shop

This was a Liz-and-Matt read so skipped the usual reading order. I think Matthew felt the same about it - it was an interesting read, the author taking economic and statistical principles and applying them to sociological questions - why do most drug dealers live with their Mums, etc. But it was very fragmented, with no real unifying theory (unlike, for example, Gladwell's Tipping Point) and, although they do admit this, it does make for a less satisfying read.

I'm going to use this to restart Skinglist's lost bookring, so that's satisfying anyway.


Journal Entry 2 by SKingList from New York City, New York USA on Thursday, January 3, 2008
Thanks so much, LyzzyBee. I'm going to cross-link this copy with the old ring. Interesting comment re: Tipping Point, I have that and Blink on Mt. TBR. Thanks again!

Remaining participants:
molekilby - UK (Int'l OK)
pustefix - UK (Europe postage OK)
cats-eye - UK (ship anywhere)
ariuca - Spain (prefers EU)
-BookHaven- - Portugal (Int'l OK)

randomelement - US (Int'l OK)

Quez45 - US (Prefers US, Int'l OK)
Luintaurien - US (Int'l OK)
KarinAlyssa - Canada (Prefers US, Int'l)
KarenZero - NY, US (Prefers US Only)
rebeccaljames - US (US Only)
cosmicflurk - US
Karenlea - US (Prefers US Only)
Anatra - US (US Only)
jag624 - US (US Only)
bluehawaii218 - Washington DC (US Only)
NMReader - US Only
Bluestocking88 - US Only
jlautner
smilingheron - Oregon, (Int'l OK)
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LyzzyBee - UK

asked to be skipped
tobysrus - US (US Only)
monkeyflower - US (Int'l OK)

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Posting to Molekilby to restart the bookring! Hope this copy is more successful...
NB, this counted for Never Judge a Book By Its Cover challenge week 52: Anything Goes - release # 21.

Journal Entry 4 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, January 7, 2008
Received today. Thanks LyzzyBee for restarting this ring. This will be my next read, so should be started at the end of the week.

Journal Entry 5 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, January 13, 2008
This book was the sort I enjoy reading. It gives a different slant on the World and takes ideas through to some conclusion. Having said that the first chapter particuarly appealed (statistical analysis and patterns within numbers) while the rest wasn't quite like that. However, there were paragraphs within the text that I thought would be particularly helpful in my field of work (causality, correlation and regression) and I must remember what they say in order to use them. I will of course have to add Gladwell's Tipping Point to my Wish List having had it mentioned in a previous journal.

Will now ask for the next address to send on.

Sent on 25th January 2008 to cats-eye as pustefix has already read it.

Journal Entry 6 by cats-eye from Bishop Auckland, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 30, 2008
arrived safely! will read it and comment here as soon as time allows...i have one book ahead of this, and i'll be as quick as i can :)

Journal Entry 7 by cats-eye from Bishop Auckland, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, February 17, 2008
Absolutely brilliant book! I really enjoyed this one...Levitt's offbeat ideas and creative approach to everyday occurrences make me (almost) want to be an economist ;-) I have to admire him for some of the ideas that he puts forth - he really treads a fine line on more than one occasion.
I have PM'ed ariuca and will get this moving as soon as I have an address!
Thanks for including me in this ring, SKingList & LyzzyBee :o)

Journal Entry 8 by cats-eye from Bishop Auckland, County Durham United Kingdom on Thursday, February 21, 2008
I have ariuca's address and will post this out by the weekend :)

ETA: sorry for the delay - posted today to ariuca (28-02-08)

Journal Entry 9 by cats-eye from Bishop Auckland, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Getting a little worried about this one as it seems to be taking a very long time to get to ariuca :(
I will PM her to see if it's turned up, and if not I'll give it a few more days then see if I can trace it with my postage receipt...fingers crossed!

Journal Entry 10 by ariuca from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, March 31, 2008
Just received this morning! Thanks so much, cats-eye!!

Journal Entry 11 by ariuca from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I loved this book. Levitt's way of thinking is just brilliant and I couldn't put it down. PMed -BookHaven- for address but since she says in her bookshelf she doesn't have time to read now and prefer to be put at the end of bookrings I've also PMed randomelement just in case. Anyway I'll wait till Friday to see if -BookHaven- answers.

Journal Entry 12 by ariuca from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Saturday, July 5, 2008
Sent today to randomelement. Hope you enjoy!

Journal Entry 13 by randomelement from Lynn, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, July 19, 2008
Book has arrived safely and I look forward to reading it.

Thank you!

Journal Entry 14 by randomelement from Lynn, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Brave and bold ideas. Glad I read it. Have sent a message to Quez45 for their address.

Take care,
Kecia

Journal Entry 15 by randomelement at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, August 24, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (8/25/2008 UTC) at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sending this off to quez45

DC # through USPS is 420 07438 9102 8052 1390 7562 4129 19

Happy Reading!
Kecia

Journal Entry 16 by Quez45 on Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I'm looking forward to reading this one. It's in the queue.

Journal Entry 17 by Quez45 on Monday, December 8, 2008
This author has a talent for identifying the cause of various phenomena by using statistics rather than "conventional wisdom." I found this book to be very interesting.

I am waiting on Luintaurien to send me their address so I can send this one away.

Journal Entry 18 by Quez45 at York, Nebraska USA on Monday, December 15, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (12/15/2008 UTC) at York, Nebraska USA

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I've sent this book off to Luintaurien since she is the next person in this bookring. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 19 by Luintaurien at York, Nebraska USA on Monday, July 19, 2010
Interesting book. My husband cleaned house for me about 11 months ago and with the amount of books I have of my own, it took me this long to find the book. I am now pming people to find out if anyone still wants it. I am very sorry for the hold up.

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