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West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915
by Laura Ingalls Wilder | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by wingnimrodielwing on Friday, April 07, 2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by fonda): to be read


12 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingnimrodielwing on Friday, April 07, 2006

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This was found in a box of rescued books. It is a library discard.

I was excited when I found this book, as I had been on the list of people who were to read it as part of a bookray started by vcrain, which unfortunatly stalled about a year ago.

I loved this look at the San Fransisco world's fair as seen through the eyes of a much loved author. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingnimrodielwing on Wednesday, May 10, 2006

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ray mailing order:

1. sqdancer - canada
2. Drusillamac - Scotland
3. vicar-of-dibley - Scotland
4. AgnesXNitt - UK
5. ReetPetite - UK
6. bestfriends - France
7. zazou - Switzerland
8. nikel27 - Germany
9. Suefitz - California, USA
10. fonda - Iowa, USA <- Here now
11. Ceili - New York, USA (currently not accepting PM"S)
12. hshah - India (skipping, and moved down the list check to see if still interested in the book)
13. froggirlwendy - Australia (skipping, and moved down the list - check to see if still interested in the book)
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingnimrodielwing on Saturday, May 13, 2006

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Thanks for taking part in my bookray. The participant list is above (the previous post). Please, enjoy the book, but try not to hold onto it longer than a month since it is such a short book. If you think you will need longer, just let me know so we don't think it has been lost. Pm the next in line for their mailing info and send it on it's way :) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingnimrodielwing on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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book started it's trip to sqdancer today. 


Journal Entry 5 by sqdancer on Monday, June 12, 2006

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Arrived safe and sound. Thank you for starting this ray up again!

I have other rings in the house, but I will try to turn it around quickly.


Update: I enjoyed reading about Laura's later life and learning a bit about San Fransico.

 


Journal Entry 6 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, August 04, 2006

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This arrived in the post this morning. I'm really looking forward to it because I was a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan when I was younger. At the moment I have a few other rings/rays in front of this one at the moment but should get to it shortly.

Thanks to nimrodiel and sqdancer for sharing :-) 


Journal Entry 7 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, August 26, 2006

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What a charming book. I fell in love with the 'Little House' books when we studied them in school. I read and re-read my way through the entire collection before my age hit double figures!

I have just finished studying American History this semester and it was interesting learning about San Francisco at that time. Elements from WWI are brought into Laura's life such as the mysterious disappearance of Rose's German work colleague. This personal correspondence with her husband makes this a little gem of a book.

I have PMed vicar of dibley for her address so I should get this book moving again :-) Thanks again for sharing :-) 


Journal Entry 8 by vicar-of-dibley from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 20, 2006

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arrived safe and well and on my deskl at work here in Aberdeen love the PC Drucillamac
im just finished a book so this is next up to get it going 


Journal Entry 9 by vicar-of-dibley from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, October 02, 2006

8 out of 10

i enjoyed reading the letters of the all growed up Laura to her daughter. I hadn't realised she was a rather elderly lady when she wrote the little house series.

AgnesXNitt has sent her addy so it'll be posted this week

Thanks for starting this ring and giving me the chance to meet an old friend again 


Journal Entry 10 by vicar-of-dibley at mannofield post office international mail in Aberdeen, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 06, 2006

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Released 8 yrs ago (10/6/2006 UTC) at mannofield post office international mail in Aberdeen, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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off to the next person on the list 


Journal Entry 11 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 12, 2006

6 out of 10

Received on Monday 10/10/06, and intend to read this week.
Read in one sitting (still *very* slow at work!) so will now PM Reetpetite and get this one on the road again!
I found the book interesting, but started to get a bit annoyed with Laura - she seemed to spend a lot of time saying she was enjoying San Francisco and the exhibition but couldn't wait to get home. Half the time I don't think she wanted to be there at all! Still it was interesting to read what she thought of the city and the exhibition, how she obviously loved visiting the different countries halls but always returned to farming matters her husband would be interested in! 


Journal Entry 12 by AgnesXNitt at -- Controlled Release in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 14, 2006

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Released 8 yrs ago (10/14/2006 UTC) at -- Controlled Release in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom

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Posted on to next participant in the ring :) 


Journal Entry 13 by wingReetPetitewing from Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 16, 2006

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Arrived today. Thanks AgnesXNitt & thanks for the postcard. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingReetPetitewing from Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 25, 2006

9 out of 10

Really loved this book. I could imagine Manly waiting at home for letters from his Bessie. I like her books & I like reading about her as well, I've got a biography in my PC.
I was interested that there was a statue called 'The Pioneer Mother'. The Fair sounded amazing & I loved the photo of the San Francisco house with all it's balconies. I'll have to try and find my own copy of this book :)
Thanks a bunch for sharing Nimrodiel.

Will PM bestfriends in France for their address.

Posted to bestfriends on 31st October 2006. 


Journal Entry 15 by wingbestfriendswing from - Ergens in de provincie, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, November 04, 2006

7 out of 10

In my mailbox today!
Thanks ReetPetite for sending it and nimrodiel for sharing. I'm very much looking forward to reading it, as I adore everything that has to do with Laura Ingalls Wilder's and her books. A couple of weeks ago I have read "On the Way Home" by Rose Wilder Lane and enjoyed that one too! Will probably start right this weekend!




November 10th update:

I did (read it last weekend) and enjoyed it very much. I could imagine how this former pioneer girl, that once traveled through the States by covered wagon, must have been amazed by such all those modern time delights and trafic in a modern big city. This must have been only the beginning, as this was 1915 and she lived until 1957, so she must have come across a lot more modern inventions. Would like to read more about the historical background of her books (and visit the places where she lived or what's left of them!). Thanks for sharing.

Sent to zazou today. 


Journal Entry 16 by wingbestfriendswing at mailed to next reader in Postal release, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 10, 2006

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I realised I forgot to enclose my usual postcard, so here's a picture of the town the book was sent from.
 


Journal Entry 17 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, January 13, 2007

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Soory for not journaling this book earlier...

I am also amazed at how much as changed during the 20th century and I always wonder if people realised the cenges they were witnessing... will are grandchildren say the same?

CAUGHT IN ST-PREX SWITZERLAND 


Journal Entry 18 by zazou from Saint-Prex, Vaud Switzerland on Saturday, January 13, 2007

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Forgot to log in before making my journal entry...
 


Journal Entry 19 by nikel27 from Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, Hessen Germany on Sunday, January 21, 2007

10 out of 10

arrived safe at my house

update:
Good read, thanks for sharing with me

April,04th 2007
Got the address from Suefitz - California, USA, book will go out via airmail after Eastern 


Journal Entry 20 by nikel27 at Post Office in BookRay, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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thanks for sharing with me 


Journal Entry 21 by Suefitz from Saratoga, California USA on Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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Love her books just finished another short one (On The Way Home)that was a diary of her trip from Dakota to Mansfield, MO (where she ending up living). Think of starting that one as a ring also.

Look forward to reading this one.

 


Journal Entry 22 by Suefitz from Saratoga, California USA on Thursday, June 07, 2007

9 out of 10

What a great book, since most of it took place so close to home. San Francisco is about 40 minutes away and she actually visited the town of Los Gatos, which is our next door neighbor about 3 miles from my house.

Would love to see what the answers back to her letters are like.

Waiting for address of next person in line. 


Journal Entry 23 by Suefitz at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, June 18, 2007

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Releasing to fonda the next reader in IA.

Enjoy!!!! 


Journal Entry 24 by fonda from Iowa City, Iowa USA on Sunday, June 24, 2007

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arrived in iowa this week. will be read SOON! 




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