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O Jerusalem (Mary Russell Novels (Paperback))
by Laurie R. King | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by Thursday5 of Columbus, Ohio USA on 5/17/2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Brumbie): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Thursday5 from Columbus, Ohio USA on Wednesday, May 17, 2006

9 out of 10

I think this is the best book in the Mary Russell series-so far. In fact, liked this book so much I gave a few for Christmas presents! I enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes stories when I was young and have had a lot of fun reading these "sequels". Although I am not an expert in the Holmes stories, I thought the author did a good job staying true to Conan Doyle's character. I also liked how the author paired a bright female with him in place of Watson-very interesting exploration of how the Holmes character would respond to a more "modern" society. I am pairing this book with The Beekeepers Apprentice for an international bookray. 


Journal Entry 2 by Thursday5 from Columbus, Ohio USA on Wednesday, May 17, 2006

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Bookray Guidelines:
•Make a journal entry when you get the book.
•Try not to keep the bookray more than 6 weeks.
•Make a journal entry after you read the book. I will be interested to find out if you think the author has done justice to Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes character and if you found any inconsistencies in the Holmes details.
•PM the next person on the list for their address when you are almost finsished with the book and make a journal entry when you mail it.
•PM Thursday5 with any problems you have with the bookray.
•Last person in the ray is encouraged to release the books locally.

Bookray order: (Order may change if others join.)
1. Tireddebb-USA
2. Yvensong-USA
3. Aylaeh-USA
4. mujisan-UK
5. Heaven-Ali-UK
6. Brumbie-UK <-----The book made it to the end of the bookray!



Paired with: The Beekeeper's Apprentice in the bookray

I have created a journal entry below with links to interviews with the author and other web resources for getting the most from these books.
Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 3 by Thursday5 from Columbus, Ohio USA on Friday, May 19, 2006

This book has not been rated.

The Bookray is on its way :->
Sent off today to tireddebb. 


Journal Entry 4 by tireddebb from Mystic, Connecticut USA on Thursday, May 25, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Rec'd this today as a part of a bookray started by Thursday5. Thank you so much! 


Journal Entry 5 by tireddebb from Mystic, Connecticut USA on Tuesday, June 27, 2006

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Another thoroughly satisfying novel; although I have to say I liked The Beekeeper's Apprentice more. Perhaps it was the wandering and landscape that made my attention lag slightly. But I must say, all in all, this is a really enjoyable story idea and I truly look forward to reading the rest of the series!
I am awaiting a response from Yvensong so I can send these along the ray.
 


Journal Entry 6 by Thursday5 from Columbus, Ohio USA on Saturday, July 01, 2006

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EXTRAS
Click on these websites to learn more about the author Laurie R. King, the character Mary Russell, and the famous Sherlock Holmes:

2 Interviews and a video clip with the author of this book, Laurie R. King
Mary Russell's World Website
A Web site with "All the net has to offer about Sherlock Holmes" 


Journal Entry 7 by tireddebb at fellow bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 05, 2006

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Released 12 yrs ago (7/5/2006 UTC) at fellow bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Sending this along to next person in ray....yvensong.
Hope you enjoy! 


Journal Entry 8 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Sunday, July 16, 2006

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This arrived with The Beekeeper's Apprentice. I'll get to this one as soon as I've finished that one.

Thanks so much for sharing these with us!

I did a search for an old friend of mine and discovered he still runs the local chapter of the Sherlock Holmes society I used to belong to. I also learned there's a local chapter where I live now! I think after I read these books, I'll contact them. 


Journal Entry 9 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Saturday, September 09, 2006

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This was a very good book, though I enjoyed The Beekeeper's Apprentice more. I think part of the reason for that is Beekeeper's set more in the premise and atmosphere more common in Holmse-ian stories.

After several attempts at reaching the next reader and obtaining an address, success! This book is now on its way to Aylaeh.

The Tracking # is: 0306 0320 0003 2736 5648 


Journal Entry 10 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, September 18, 2006

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just got in the mail today. i have another book ring that i am finishing so i will get to these books as soon as i finish that one.

CAUGHT IN WOODSTOCK GA USA 


Journal Entry 11 by aylaeh from Acworth, Georgia USA on Monday, September 18, 2006

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sorry - forgot to log in!!!

just got in the mail today. i have another book ring that i am finishing so i will get to these books as soon as i finish that one. 


Journal Entry 12 by aylaeh from Acworth, Georgia USA on Monday, December 11, 2006

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i really like this series. each book is more and more interesting. i think that mary is a wonderful character! this will be sent to mujisan today. sorry it took so long for the ring to move on. i moved and changed jobs all at the same time.

 


Journal Entry 13 by mujisan from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 27, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Received this today. I love getting books in the post!

I'll journal again as soon as I've read it. 


Journal Entry 14 by mujisan from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, May 06, 2007

6 out of 10

Although I really enjoyed The Beekeepers Apprentice, I found this book slow going and I suppose wasn't really engaged in the subject matter. It is an excellent pairing with The Beekeepers Apprentice though as it fills in the gaps of the earlier story. I did find the latter parts of the book far more interesting and quite exciting and found myself sorry that it had ended!

Will contact Heaven-Ali and send this on asap.

Although I didn't enjoy it as much as the last...thank you Thursday5 for sharing,x 


Journal Entry 15 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, June 23, 2007

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Passed on to me today by Mujisan 


Journal Entry 16 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, July 08, 2007

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I enjoyed this every bit as much as The Beekeepers's apprentice. I loved the setting of this book, and the characters of Mahmood and Ali. Great adventure, and Holmes remains as brilliant, frustating and heroic as he always was. Mary Russell is a wonderful creation, and the perfect pairing for Holmes. Thanks for sharing.

will be moving again soon 


Journal Entry 17 by Heaven-Ali at to a bookcrosser in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, July 14, 2007

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Released 11 yrs ago (7/14/2007 UTC) at to a bookcrosser in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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off to Bridget 


Journal Entry 18 by Brumbie from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Passed to me today by Heaven-Ali 


Journal Entry 19 by Brumbie from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

8 out of 10

What an amazing novel - full of sights, sounds, languages, history, food (and lack of it), pleasure and pain and above all characters. For a while I thought the plot was more complicated than it was but this book is both exciting and informative. Laurie King manages to make Holmes human and almost likeable and Mary Russell is the ideal apprentice - willing to try anything as long as she can have a bath from time to time. I loved it. 


Journal Entry 20 by Thursday5 from Columbus, Ohio USA on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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The book made it to the end of the bookray!
Many thanks go to all the participants for being so dependable and passing it along in a timely manner. It was a pleasure to allow fellow Bookcrossers to discover this series that has brought such enjoyment to me.

PS
I just finished the most recent book in the series and it was just as good as all the others. 


Journal Entry 21 by Brumbie at Railway Station - details in notes in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 26, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (8/26/2007 UTC) at Railway Station - details in notes in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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