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Sullivan's Island (A Lowcountry Tale)
by Dorothea Benton Frank | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingbookczukwing of Charleston, South Carolina USA on 11/25/2004
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Aaltsje): travelling


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Thursday, November 25, 2004

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This is probably the umteenth copy of this book registered on my shelf, but I can't help it...I like to send books set in Charleston to other places. Sullivan's Island is a one of our sea islands surrounding the Charleston peninsula. I live on one across the harbor from it (James Island). It is a beautiful beach, setting for Poe's The Gold Bug, and also the location of Fort Moultrie, which was important in our Revolutionary War. Dottie Frank was also a few years ahead of me in high school- we went to an all-girls boarding school called Ashley Hall. How's THAT for Southern?

Pictured: The Sullivan's Island Lighthouse
Anyhow, this book is being registered for a special mission. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Thursday, November 25, 2004

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Before sending this traveling, I shall be semi-newk like and show you a bit more....

Our beaches (like yours) are VERY beautiful. The Sea Oats, which help hold our dunes in place in the face of erosion are a protected plant and cannot be cut- or actually, they *can* be cut, but it's against the law.... 


Journal Entry 3 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Thursday, November 25, 2004

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This is an overview map of the Charleston area, so you can see that we are a water oriented community. In the days when the area was being settled, the rivers were the primary travel venue, and the roads were incredibly crummy. For most of the plantation homes, the grander side of the house was the one facing the river... 


Journal Entry 4 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Thursday, November 25, 2004

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And because I'm sentimental, here are the Cooper River Bridges- soon to be replaced by a new span that is almost completed. These will be taken down and either sold for scrap metal or used to create an articifial reef. Anyone want to buy a bridge?

The new one is much more accessable to foot and bike traffic though, which is gonna be nice...

Click on the photo to enlarge it...this was taken in 2002 before the construction started...

Click here to see the progress of the new bridge construction. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Thursday, November 25, 2004

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This is the Ben Sawyer Bridge that leads to Sullivan's Island from Mt Pleasant. (Shown in the open phase to let a boat through on the intercoastal waterway.)

A new fixed span is about to begin construction...all our lovely drawbridges are being replaced by fixed span monsters.... 


Journal Entry 6 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Thursday, November 25, 2004

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This is what the Ben Sawyer Bridge looked like after Hurrican Hugo blasted through her ein 1989. I'll never forget that time.... 


Journal Entry 7 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Thursday, November 25, 2004

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And this is what the fixed span heading to James Island looks like. These are what are replacing our drawbridges. Even though it means we don't have to stop traffic for boats, I still am not entirely sure it's a good thing....

Progress...sigh 


Journal Entry 8 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Thursday, November 25, 2004

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So...off this book goes, with a wish that I could join it, to the utterly amazing Grooble. Take a picture or two of the gang getting together at Billy Baxter's. I may try and get the Charleston group together at Rutledge Coffee and Cream at roughly the same time for parallel bookcrossing gatherings!

Cheers!

Pictured: one of our two Charleston OBCZs- Rutledge C&C. 


Journal Entry 9 by grooble from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Monday, December 06, 2004

7 out of 10

I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it, but it's a curious mixture of chick-lit, historical fiction and a make-over manual. I did very much like the Gullah mini-history, but the losing weight and brand name spending were just dull. The bits about connecting with her irascible teenager were extremely well done, and most of the romance bits I found extremely tedious. This is a very difficult book to categorise, and as it kept me up for several hours well after bed-time, I think I will leave it for the next person to categorise!

(having heard of the Gullah dialect and how it came about well before reading this, just made my day,)as I think I am an amateur socio-linguist, and I love accents.All the bits about the Gullah speech were icing on the cake, as far as I'm concerned, but they also added greatly to a rather disjointed book of fiction. Great in parts, really immature in others.

This book will be passed on really soon ! Thanks, Bookczuk! 


Journal Entry 10 by aussie-rose from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Friday, January 07, 2005

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grooble pointed this book out to me when we had coffee a couple of days ago so I have brought it home for a read. I'll do a full journal entry when i have finished it :-) 


Journal Entry 11 by aussie-rose from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Sunday, November 06, 2005

8 out of 10

Finally finished! :-) An enjoyable book that kept me interested through most of it's ups and downs. It made me want to visit Charleston SO much and experience the culture for myself!

The book took a few unexpected turns and I thought the relationship betweeen Susan and her soon to be 'ex' was a bit too friendly in the end, but for me the main story was the way Susan overcame the hardships she had faced as an emotionally abused child, wife to an unfaithful man, mother of a teenage daughter who easily could have gone off the rails. Susan struggled to find the truth of her father's death and to find true love, whilst trying to sort out the mess her broken marriage had left her in.

Thanks for the chance to read it.....now I'll have to find someone suitable to pass it onto! :-) 


Journal Entry 12 by bargainqueen from North Lakes, Queensland Australia on Thursday, July 13, 2006

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Strange how this book must have gone under the radar for a while...But it's back and alive now and another TBR for me (greedy guts that took a bag full at Xing meetup!) Looking forward to it, thanks, and thanks for all the photos of Charleston! 


Journal Entry 13 by bargainqueen from North Lakes, Queensland Australia on Sunday, March 30, 2008

8 out of 10

Wow I know it's been a long time and I am truly sorry about that, but boy am I glad I read this book instead of just returning it to the meetup. I actually really really loved it and didn't find any part of it better than another. I loved Livvie and how she was portrayed, I loved how Susan became a person in her own right due to all the bad things in the past, and I loved how the language and dialect made the characters. A truly beautiful story.
I will take this to the next meet-up and see if there's any interest.
Once again sorry to hold up the journey but it's on it's way again now. 


Journal Entry 14 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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small world. I have it! AND I get a mention in an early journal entry. Bloody hell bookczuk, have we been putting up with each other for that long?
On the pile it goes, only because of its pedigree.

cheers all
 


Journal Entry 15 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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I remember taking this book from one of the few meet ups I am able to attend because BQ hocked it around as a "bit special" because it had travelled widely and it was registered by some bird from charleston. An enormous coincidence that I was then mentioned in the JEs. I am about half way through and I think the groobster summed it up very well. It is part chick lit but is somehow transcending that.
Thanks to the czuk for the pictures. It may be that one of the bridges in the photographs is mentioned in the book.
This book is on a big journey...it has just accompanied me to Barcelona via Singapore and Milan. Given a plan coming together in England next week, the aim is to get this book to the Amsterdam convention 


Journal Entry 16 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

6 out of 10

Finished, and enjoyed. Interesting differences in the use of the term "shagging" obviously exist between USA and Australia. I also found the foot fetish sexual encounter a tiny bit twee.
But as has been commented elsewhere: barely above chick lit. Thanks to all who have gone before. This book was handed over tonight to one of two Amsterdam convention attendees...I forget whether it was the witch or MissMarkey.
Only fitting that a book from chucky (sorry, couldn't resist) makes it there even if the person herself cannot.
Travel well book 


Journal Entry 17 by wingMissMarkeywing from Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 08, 2010

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I received this book from newk last night. We had a great meal in Oxford with his wife and daughter, also Lyttletonwitch and Molyneux. I love the long history that goes with this book and the photos from bookczuk are a great start to the book's travels..
I shall take this book to Amsterdam and try to find someone to hand it on to who will continue it's jouirney. Don't think I'll have time to read it before then. But I'm pleased to be part of it's travels. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingAaltsjewing at Amsterdam Sloterdijk in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, April 19, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (4/18/2010 UTC) at Amsterdam Sloterdijk in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I took this book from the convention, planning to release it on the Island Terschelling somewhere but...I met a woman in the train, talked to her about bookcrossing, opened my bag for her to choose a book.
This was one of the three she took.
"I feel a bit guilty." She said.
"Don't be, I took a suitcase full myself yesterday."

She won't be able to journal it herself because she has no internet.
But she prommised to pass it on after reading. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingAaltsjewing from Terschelling West, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Saturday, April 24, 2010

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After reading all the JE's I felt a little bit guilty myself.
If only I had taken it home before setting it free again...
I could have kept it in bookcrossing-hands, passing it through.

But I didn't, shame on me. Too bussy to spread the word.
Picture me sitting in a train telling about bookcrossing to two elderly woman, opening my bag: "Take your pick!"

I don't regret the action, what I do regret is that it was this book what was taken.
 


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