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[Ring] The Tokaido Road
by Lucia ST CLAIR ROBSON | Women's Fiction
Registered by Annadlx of Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on 9/6/2005
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Annadlx): travelling


12 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, September 06, 2005

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Robson ( Walk In My Soul ) opens this well-researched Japanese historical romance in 1702, during the rein of shogun Tsunayoshi, with young heroine Cat at the start of a long quest for vengeance. Lord Kira has caused the disgrace and death of her father, Lord Asano. Cat, the illegitimate daughter of Lord Asano and his "outside-wife," is penniless, powerless and herself the prey of Kira's warriors. As the first step in rehabilitating her father's name, she must find Oishi Kuranosuke, leader of her father's samurai. Disguised as an itinerant beggar-priest she begins her search for Oishi on the dangerous Tokaido Road, experiencing myriad adventures along the way.  


Journal Entry 2 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, March 07, 2006

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I have decided to offer this book as a ring because I have not time yet to read it and thought it might collect some friends before it comes back to me to be part of my Lucia St. Clair Robson collection.

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Please make a journal entry as soon as you recieve the book and also when you send it to the next person. Then we know where the book is!

When you are finished with the book please PM the next person on the list and ask for their address so you can send it on to them!

Also let us know what you thought of the book but don't give too much away! And pleade rate! That's what makes it so interesting.

This Bookring is still open! Pm if you would like to join!

Here is the bookring order so far!

1. Aldawen (Germany)
2.
3.
and back to me

The order may change to accommodate for the postal preferences of the ring members. 


Journal Entry 3 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Thursday, March 23, 2006

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book is winging its way to Aldawen. 


Journal Entry 4 by Torgin from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, March 25, 2006

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The book just arrived safely, thank you! I won't start immediately as I have other bookrings with me, but as long as I don't have any readers following me here I hope that's ok... 


Journal Entry 5 by Torgin from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, May 08, 2006

8 out of 10

Nice setting, dramatic plot, and an easy read even for a non-native English speaking person. I really enjoyed this one. Thanks, Annadlx!

Edit 11.5.: On its way back home. 


Journal Entry 6 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Monday, May 15, 2006

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bool is back at my place. -> tbr 


Journal Entry 7 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Monday, November 13, 2006

10 out of 10

I can't imagine how this book could've been any better. I give it the full 10 points for its interesting, suspenseful story and fully developed characters that stay true throughout the whole journey of the book. I loved the way the simmering feelings made me hold my breath. And thank God for the ending of this wonderfully placed and described story. I can't help but wonder, why I had this book in my shelf for more than 10 years and never have gotten to read it sooner. It won't be the last time I read this book. Lucia St. Clair Robson truly is one of my favorite authors. 


Journal Entry 8 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Monday, July 09, 2007

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This book will travel again soon.
Seems to be more lucky this time around...


01. gecko4ever (USA)
02. Goddess-Of-Fire (USA - prefers to ship national)
03. iliotropio (Belgium)
04. Pell (Italy)
05. rotewoelfin (Germany)
06. quak (Germany)
07. mikani (Austria)
08. Schneefee (Germany) skipped
09. penelopewanders (Switzerland)
10. lluthiel (France)
11. LeishaCamden (Norway)
..

end. Back to me 


Journal Entry 9 by Annadlx at BookRing in -- Per Post/Persönliche Weitergabe--, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (7/10/2007 UTC) at BookRing in -- Per Post/Persönliche Weitergabe--, Hessen Germany

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save journey! 


Journal Entry 10 by gecko4ever from Rancho Cucamonga, California USA on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

8 out of 10

Received the book yesterday... will journal after I have read it. Thanks Annadlx

Finished it today. The book at times was difficult to read but well written. I wanted to see where the road would led Cat next so I continued to read. I would like to have seen the ronin and Cat together sooner. I did enjoyed the book and the travels of Cat. 


Journal Entry 11 by gecko4ever from Rancho Cucamonga, California USA on Monday, July 30, 2007

8 out of 10

Going to Goddess-of-Fire. Hope you enjoy. 


Journal Entry 12 by gecko4ever at controlled release in Postal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 01, 2007

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Journal Entry 13 by Goddess-Of-Fire from Springfield, Missouri USA on Monday, August 06, 2007

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Received in the mail Saturday.
I''m already about a third of the way through it, and so far it''s really good. :)
Thanks! 


Journal Entry 14 by Goddess-Of-Fire from Springfield, Missouri USA on Monday, August 13, 2007

8 out of 10

I really liked this book, it was fun to read and moved quickly. The setting was great and I liked all the characters as well.
Thank you for sharing!

I will try to send this book on in the next couple of days. :) 


Journal Entry 15 by Goddess-Of-Fire from Springfield, Missouri USA on Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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Stuck this in the mail today, it''s off to Belgium! :)
Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 16 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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I saw it waiting for me in my mailbox when I went out with my dog for our walk this morning.
Thank you for the lovely postcard as well, Goddess-Of-Fire. 


Journal Entry 17 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Tuesday, September 04, 2007

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I enjoyed this book very much. It reminded me of the time I was watching fanatically Shogun on TV.
On its way to Pell. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 18 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Thursday, September 06, 2007

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Arrived safely today,Thank you iliotropio, I cant wait to read it, another book was also in my postbox, which one shall i read first? We are so lucky to have the priviledge of being members of Bookcrossing. 


Journal Entry 19 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Friday, September 28, 2007

7 out of 10

I enjoyed this book very much although when i started it i didnt think that i would but soon got into it.Have now got Rotewelfin s addi and will forward it to her. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, October 05, 2007

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Picked it up today - thanks for shipping! 


Journal Entry 21 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, November 15, 2007

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Uhh - I'm so sorry, but I can't get into this book... Don't know why, maybe it's just not the right time. I have no sense to read this at this very moment...

Going to send it to quak as soon as possible! 


Journal Entry 22 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, November 19, 2007

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Starting its travel to quak tomorrow :) 


Journal Entry 23 by quak from München, Bayern Germany on Thursday, November 22, 2007

9 out of 10

Arrived today. Thanks for shipping, rotewoelfin.

Update Jan. 5th 2008: I read the book during my christmas holiday and I really liked it. The author did good research about japan and the samurai-culture. I really liked the atmosphere that was created. The poems and citings were interesting and I took some notes to remember them. I don't know much about Japanese poetry, but I think that I will do some research now. I think the author got a good glimpse of samurai honor and style and had a good way to write about it.
Thanks for sharing the book. I will hand it on to my friend in the next days. 


Journal Entry 24 by mikani from Neunkirchen, Niederösterreich Austria on Monday, January 14, 2008

9 out of 10

Got the book yesterday and will start reading soon.

Update 30.01.2008: I really enjoyed this book. I especially liked the insights the author gave into the every day life of people in japan in the 17th/18th century and the samurai codex of honor; and the way she wrote about it, which sounds very authentic (japanese-like) to me.
Only thing to criticise - I don't really understand why she had to translate some of the names to english (e.g. Cat's). It would have worked just as well with the original name and a short explanation of its meaning (which she actually did several other times). 


Journal Entry 25 by mikani from Neunkirchen, Niederösterreich Austria on Monday, February 04, 2008

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Schneefee wants to be skipped for the moment, so the book is now on its way to penelopewanders. 


Journal Entry 26 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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This arrived here safely today.. it will have to join a number of rings which have somehow converged here at the same time, but it looks great and should be a quick read once I get going.
Thanks so much! 


Journal Entry 27 by wingpenelopewanderswing from Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Monday, March 17, 2008

9 out of 10

This was a really great read - it reminded me of the summer I devoured all the James Clavell books about China and Japan (Shogun, Taipan etc). According to the ERTG this goes on to Lluthiel next, so as soon as the post office opens (I missed it this morning) I'll send it off. I thought I'd take this on holiday and send it from there, but I enjoyed reading it this weekend. Thanks so much for making this available. 


Journal Entry 28 by wingpenelopewanderswing at BookRing in UTILISER 'Libération contrôlée' > Pays > Province > Ville, .---controlled release---. Switzerland on Monday, March 17, 2008

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On its way to France - thanks for making this available, I enjoyed it very much! 


Journal Entry 29 by Lluthiel from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, August 11, 2008

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I received this book a long time ago and forgot completely about it. Sorry ! I'll send it along this week. Thanks Annadlx to make it available ! 


Journal Entry 30 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Friday, September 05, 2008

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This arrived in the mail from France today. It looks like a good read; thanks for sharing, Annadlx. :-) I have some rings & rays ahead of it but I will read it as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 31 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, November 03, 2008

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I finally got around to starting this book today. I'm sorry for taking so long. I haven't gotten very far yet, but so far it's definitely well written. It started kind of abruptly, but it's well written. :-) I think I'm really going to enjoy this book. :-)

I'll journal again when I've finished the book. 


Journal Entry 32 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, December 01, 2008

9 out of 10

I finished this book yesterday.

It was a great read that I enjoyed a lot - an exciting story, great characters, a thoroughly believable setting. I like books set in Asia and this recreation of 17th-century Japan was very credible and well worked out. The book seems extremely well researched, and it's beautifully written. Before joining this ring I had never heard of the book or of its author, but I'm very happy to have made their acquiantance. :-)

Thanks for sharing, Annadlx!! Let me know what you want to happen to the book now - whether you want me to send it back home to you, or maybe you want to ring it again. :-) 


Journal Entry 33 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

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Journal Entry 34 by LeishaCamden at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

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I sent this book back home this afternoon. Hope it makes the trip safely. :-) Thanks again, Annadlx, for sharing this lovely book with all of us!! And merry Christmas to you all!! :-) 


Journal Entry 35 by Annadlx from Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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It's home again and will while away time in my shelf with its brothers and sisters.
Thanks for participating.

The book looks well read now. It's definitely a good look for it.
Cheers and seasins greeting to all of you.

-> perm coll 


Journal Entry 36 by Annadlx at Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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it's currently with a colleague whom I kind of forced into reading it... no shame... 


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