Crossing Paths - The BookCrossing Novel

by Debbie Robson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780980849509 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSparkishwing of Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 10/1/2020
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingSparkishwing from Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 01, 2020
At BookCrossing, books are registered and released with an individual tracking number. A good many drop off the radar and then turn up years later at the strangest of places. In Crossing Paths, the main character Jane disappears - for the other characters who are worried about her the clues to where she might be are on her BookCrossing bookshelf. Russell Dark, a book store owner and Jonathan Fairlight, a new age writer, begin to track her through the books she leaves behind. Within these pages eight people who cross paths with Jane Townsend will have their lives changed forever.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, October 30, 2020
I enjoyed this book, although it is not the sort of thing I would normally read. I suspect it wouldn’t have been such a success with me if I hadn’t been a bookcrosser. I did feel it was longer than it needed to be though.

Now going off as a book ray.

Here's the link to the forum thread.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/570857

To those taking part please send on to the next person within a month. If there are any hold ups please message me.

Participants (Order may change if necessary)

Poodlesister - UK (UK/Europe) - 07.11.20
elstaplador - UK (Int) - 25.11.20
Shahrun - UK (Int) - 15.01.21
rahar109 - UK (UK/Europe) - 23.04.21
Yogiberri - UK (UK) - 17.05.21
Andrea99 - UK (UK/poss Europe) - 17.06.21
Dolph1n - UK (UK)
Ythan - UK (Europe)
JPix - UK (UK/Europe)
etripney - UK (UK)
Trojanhorse - UK (UK)
Teapot - UK (UK/Europe)
Paulanni - Finland (Europe)
Mankyi - Switzerland (Europe)
Fifna - Netherlands (Europe)
dacejav - Latvia/Georgia Summer 2022 (check)
Bookworm-lady - Spain (Int)
Olivia_Lo - Taiwan (Int)
Icila- France (Int)
lunacia - Norway (Norway/Europe)
FraukeRo - Norway (Int)
Kiki66 - Germany (Int)
xtrdnry - Australia (Aus)
leah152 -Australia (Aus/Int)
tigergirlnz - NZ (NZ/Aus/Int)
Gaboyd - NZ (Int)
Brookler - Canada
mscar - Canada (US/poss Int)
eponine38 - USA (US/poss Int)
Spatial - USA (US)
hyphen8 - USA (US)
HI77 - USA (US)
echode - USA (US)
Azuki - USA (US)
debnance - USA (US)
BOOKWORMINUSALL - USA (US)
samid - USA (US)

Journal Entry 3 by wingSparkishwing at to next participant, a ring/ray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Released 7 mos ago (11/4/2020 UTC) at to next participant, a ring/ray -- Controlled Releases

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Travelling! I hope you like it 😊

Journal Entry 4 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, November 07, 2020
This arrived yesterday. I recognise the bookplate! Thanks for the postcard. I have just started another Ray book which I've had for too long but this book will queue jump some other books as so many people want to read it.

Journal Entry 5 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 18, 2020
This was a slow burner for me, I felt a bit overwhelmed by all the characters and locations at first but it all started to make sense and became quite gripping. It was great to spot familiar BookCrossing names (MissMarkey, over-the-moon and Skyring in particular). The places also brought back welcome memories of past travels.

Journal Entry 6 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Released 7 mos ago (11/19/2020 UTC) at Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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This will be travelling to elstaplador with some HGG goodies when I next visit the post office, later this week.

Join UK Bookcrossers at the Newcastle Unconvention from 1st-3rd October 2021

Journal Entry 7 by wingelstapladorwing at Ely, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Received in the bookring - looking forward to reading this one!

Journal Entry 8 by wingelstapladorwing at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 28, 2020
This book is legendary in BookCrossing circles, but I'd never seen a copy of it. So I jumped at the chance to join the bookring. This follows one Australian BookCrosser around the world as she seeks to release six symbolic books following the death of her husband. It sorely needed an editor - two, in fact, a structural editor and a copy editor - but it was really effective in reminding me of the joy of sharing books in general, and BookCrossing in particular, and it was lovely to see some familiar BC names.

Journal Entry 9 by wingelstapladorwing at Ely, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 08, 2021

Released 5 mos ago (1/8/2021 UTC) at Ely, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom

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Sending on to the next reader in the ring.

Journal Entry 10 by wingShahrunwing at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, January 15, 2021
This has arrived safely with my in East London! Blimey, it’s a fair old wedge of book ay! I will do my best to get it read and onto the next reader ASAP.

Journal Entry 11 by wingShahrunwing at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, April 17, 2021
I have been really fascinated by the concept of this book since I first heard about it, so I was very excited to read it. I found it fairly easy to read (although the jumping around of characters and a few other bits did confuse me). I didn’t like the main characters of Jane and Jeremy as their instant obsessive love and the lengths they went to wasn’t very believable. I did enjoy some of the other characters, especially Ruth, who was my favourite. I think the author tried to include too many good ideas to be able to execute them all in one story. It might have been better to make this story idea into a trilogy to do everything justice.

So sorry for holding the book up for so long, working covid life is hectic. I have the next readers address and will pack this up tonight to post Monday.

Journal Entry 12 by wingShahrunwing at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Sunday, April 18, 2021

Released 2 mos ago (4/18/2021 UTC) at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom

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Packing up ready for the next reader in the Ray. Will post tomorrow.

Journal Entry 13 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Friday, April 23, 2021
Arrived today..
Thank you.

Journal Entry 14 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, May 10, 2021
This is a very long book in need of some serious editing.
At first I found all the places/people confusing - particularly Jeremy/Jonathan - and I couldn't see the point of Jane's name changes.
My main problems with the book (apart from the length):
Far, far too many internal agonisings and angst. I lost interest about half way through.
People falling madly in love after a couple of PMs, journal entries and brief meetings.
Unrealistic depiction of Bookcrossing. In 16 years I have only found two wild releases, and other than meet-ups and Conventions, I have never come across another Bookcrosser. Yet these people are tripping over BC books, bookcrossers, and every release seems to be caught - if only!
Oh, and there's a psychic woman and a H G Wells short story thrown in for good measure.
Still, it was good to see some familiar names in there.

PMing the next reader.


Journal Entry 15 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (5/12/2021 UTC) at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom

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Posted to Yogiberri.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 16 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, May 17, 2021
Thank you for sending this long awaited book - since I first saw the title of Poodlesister's wishlist, I just had to read it. Having read some of the comments, I'm beginning to wonder quite what is it store! Will get reading pronto! And thank you for the book plates and stickers - always welcome :-D

Journal Entry 17 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Released 3 days ago (6/15/2021 UTC) at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom

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I have to confess to struggling with this book. I just couldn't buy in to the main character who clearly, wounded herself, was not able to connect with those attempting to reach out to her. Notwithstanding, I did do a skim read of it and I thought it brought another perspective to book crossing. Winging it's way to the next reader later today.

Journal Entry 18 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Thursday, June 17, 2021
Arrived with me today, 17th June 2021.

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