Bittersweet

Set sail
by Nevada Barr | Gay & Lesbian |
ISBN: 0380799502 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingaimlesstwing of Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA on 6/3/2018
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingaimlesstwing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA on Sunday, June 03, 2018
I picked this up to release.

Journal Entry 2 by wingaimlesstwing at Full Of Beans Cafe in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA on Sunday, June 03, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (6/3/2018 UTC) at Full Of Beans Cafe in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

On the shelf. This is Milwaukee's location for the bookcrossing meetup.

Journal Entry 3 by wingJ4Shawwing at Vancouver, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Sunday, September 01, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (9/1/2019 UTC) at Vancouver, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Releasing in a big Mcsar promised bundle. Finally made it to Vancouver to hand this over in person!

Journal Entry 4 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, September 01, 2019
Thank you for this surprise addition to the promised bundle. Really appreciate the books and your lugging them all the way to me. (I am still journalling the first bag. LOL)

Journal Entry 5 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, September 13, 2020
I liked the description of the life in the Old West more than the relationship of the two women. Their love is just presented as a given and weakens the authenticity. On the whole, I enjoyed the book.

Journal Entry 6 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, September 24, 2020

Released 3 mos ago (9/23/2020 UTC) at Richmond, British Columbia Canada

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Congratulations! I am mailing some flowers (cover) for the Mail a Garden sweeps. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Thank you aimlesst, J4Shaw and mcsar for putting and keeping this interesting-looking book in circulation. I'm discovering new books and authors all the time since I became a BC member, isn't that great?

Thank you very much mcsar for the ivy leaves-shaped post-its too and for a nice postcard featuring a quote from Jule Verne's Five Weeks in a Ballon:
" The future is but the present a little farther on."

Journal Entry 8 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Saturday, November 07, 2020
Well, maybe it's me, maybe I'm in a bad/grumpy mood right now, maybe I'm too demanding a reader, I don't know... But...

This book was full of eye-rolling moments and I often felt like abandoning it. It's full of cliche, hyperboles, incidents that don't make any sense and worst of all, it features "carton-box" characters whose bonds and actions and relationships simply happen because the author says so, without describing or reasoning where all these come from.

The book was completely ridiculous till about the half-way mark. Then there is a change of scene for the two main characters and although various predictable cliche and over the top events keep happening, at least the setting is kind of interesting, and the two heroines start to flesh out somehow. Not completely, but somehow. I found all the characters in this novel, too indifferent and/or obnoxious to me, the two women included, but at least there is a little bit of character development at the second half of the book.

The pace on which events take place is too slow and I feel that this novel could shrink into half its size without missing much. I found the author's prose and language odd, trying to offer lyrical descriptions of nature, then writting raw, graphic descriptions of rape, sex, physical interaction, violence between man and woman while using a subtle tone and hints when it comes to relationships, physical contact and sex between women. And last but not least, the dialogues often seemed unnatural to me, not fitting the character who talks and/or not making sense and/or using a weird language, supposendly regional or of the era (?) The end was too abrupt and what the author states on the final scene didn't ring true to me.

My rating would be lower if not for the somehow more interesting setting on the later part of the book, for the slight improvement on the characters' development and the marginally more interesting plot. I don't discourrage anyone reading it and it's not the worst book I've ever read, but I feel it had potential to be much better. As it is, 5½/10 .

Journal Entry 9 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at to an OBCZ, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, December 03, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (12/4/2020 UTC) at to an OBCZ, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Bittersweet got itchy feet again and is now travelling to OBCZ Columbus in Finland.
And then... Who knows?

Good Luck little book and Don't forget to write your news from time to time!

Journal Entry 10 by winghippoleinwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Arrived safely with lots of others in Helsinki today. Thanks for sending them all the way here. This book will be read first, before it continues its travels...

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