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She Flies Without Wings: How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul
by MARY D. MIDKIFF | Religion & Spirituality
Registered by wingthegoaliegirlwing of Vancouver, Washington USA on Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by sunbugs): to be read


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingthegoaliegirlwing from Vancouver, Washington USA on Tuesday, August 01, 2006

9 out of 10

From a renowned horsewoman and gifted storyteller comes this groundbreaking new book that explores a powerful relationship like no other: the magical kinship between women and horses.

Drawing from myth and literature, the author’s own experiences, and interviews with countless women, we learn, through women’s deeply personal stories, how horses enrich our lives and connect us to nature–making us readers of rhythm and invisible signs, helping us harness our youthful sexuality, sharing the “horsepower” we need to reach our dreams. And here we see how, for thousands of years, the deep kinship between women and horses has connected us to our most intimate feelings of delight, helped us learn to solve problems, and set our creativity free.

From the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer to the fiction of Jane Austen to folktales from around the world, She Flies Without Wings uses great literature and myth to encompass a wide spectrum of beliefs and perspectives–and creates a true celebration of speed, air, and the spectacular animal that connects us with both.

Filled with the moving lessons–-about sensuality, commitment, power, nurturance, and spirituality–women riders have known for centuries, written with a loving hand by an expert equestrian, She Flies Without Wings is an eloquent paean to a pairing that enlivened history, inspired literature, and continues to enchant us all.  


Journal Entry 2 by wingthegoaliegirlwing from Vancouver, Washington USA on Tuesday, August 01, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Would like to turn this book into a book ray. I'm sure that there are some horse lovers out there who would loveto read this book. It was a wonderful book that I read several years ago. Found this one in a thrift store and couldn't pass it up!

To help ensure that things run smoothly (or that is the plan
anyhow), I've put together a few rough guidelines for this one. I
know that some people take longer to read a book (busy, got a bunch
of books to read before, work, etc)...

1. Please try to have this book read within 3 weeks. I know this
isn't possible, but if you make an effort to try that is all I can
ask.

2. Please journal when you receive the book.

3. When about halfway through, please contact the next person on the
list for their mailing address.

4. Please journal again when you've read the book and it is on its
way.

5. Have fun! Reading is supposed to be fun!

6. To the last person in the ray: Please keep this book moving... RABCK it, give it to a friend, etc... just please keep it moving once you're done reading it. Thanks!


Sending order:
rebel-padawan-MN (US)
TuffyNuff71-NM (US)
Erishkigal_UT (US)
booknhand-CA (US/inter)
sunbugs-Canada <--- book is here
reulte -TX
froggirlwendy-Australia (Inter)


This ray stalled, vie the new one here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/6976456


 


Journal Entry 3 by wingthegoaliegirlwing from Vancouver, Washington USA on Monday, August 07, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Mailed to rebel-padawan today to start this off. 


Journal Entry 4 by rebel-padawan from Redlake, Minnesota USA on Monday, August 14, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Received this in the mail today to start off bookring, will start ASAP to keep it moving adequately. 


Journal Entry 5 by rebel-padawan at controlled release to fellow bookcrosser in Tucumcari, New Mexico USA on Monday, September 11, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (9/12/2006 UTC) at controlled release to fellow bookcrosser in Tucumcari, New Mexico USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

I loved this book! It brought back many childhood memories for me, both with real horses and imaginary ones.
Sending this to Anne tomorrow, would have gone sooner, except I went and misplaced the cover! 


Journal Entry 6 by TuffyNuff71 from Socorro, New Mexico USA on Tuesday, September 19, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Received this book in the mail today. Can't wait to read it and then send it on :-) 


Journal Entry 7 by TuffyNuff71 from Socorro, New Mexico USA on Sunday, October 01, 2006

10 out of 10

I will be sending this book off to Utah tomorrow. I really enjoyed it, and it arrived at a time when I had a break between my classes so I could read without guilt :-) This is a fabulous book, I'd recommend it to any horse loving woman. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingerishkigalwing from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, November 09, 2006

9 out of 10

oh, my goddess, i am sooo sorry-- I can't believe I didn't journal receipt of this beautiful book--i thought i had......i shall give myself 20 lashes with a riding crop....
due to work, I didn't get to this as quickly as I wanted, but I started bit by lovely bit, then took 2 days off between shows and immersed myself...if you can't tell already, i LOVED this book! Midkiff's writing touches the soul, just as do the horses she writes of, as all the horses we have known have touched us, be they the fictional Mistys and Black Beautys, or the living breathing horses whose scent has filled our hearts and beings as we groom and ride them. This book will go on my wishlist, as I would love to have a pc that I can just pick up and open at random...........thank you, goalliegirl, for sharing this with us!

I pm'd booknhand a week ago, but guess i'd better try again, in case it didn't go thru. I'll pack this right up, so that it's ready to go as soon as I have an address. 


Journal Entry 9 by booknhand from San Jose, California USA on Saturday, December 09, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Received a few days ago.

I am in the middle of a book now and have one more to read before I can get to this one.

I will try to have this one moving again by the end of the month.

Thanks for sharing. 


Journal Entry 10 by booknhand from San Jose, California USA on Sunday, January 07, 2007

6 out of 10

This book took me longer to read than I anticipated - partly because of the busy holiday season and partly because it didn't grab me like I thought it would.

Some of it I related to and some of it was too transformative for me. I love horses and have since I was a child, but they aren't and never were my life as described in this book.

Horses definitely have lessons to teach us and I learned a few new ones from reading this book. I just couldn't put myself in the same reality as the reader.

Thanks for sharing it, I AM glad I had the opportunity to read it, despite my lukewarm reaction to it.

Will be PMing for sunbugs address. 


Journal Entry 11 by booknhand at Controlled Release - Bookring in San Jose, California USA on Thursday, January 25, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (1/21/2007 UTC) at Controlled Release - Bookring in San Jose, California USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

It's on its way to the next person - happy trails!!!! 


Journal Entry 12 by sunbugs from Breton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, February 08, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Received this in my mail today, will get to it right away to keep it moving, it is quite cold out now (-20 celcius average right now and snowing, so perfect for reading!). Will PM froggirlwendy when I am close to being done. 




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