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Opening The Invitation
by Oriah Mountain Dreamer | Poetry
Registered by jessibud of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 3/22/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by jessibud): permanent collection


9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Thursday, March 22, 2007

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This is the author's story of how she came to write the inspirational and touching poem, The Invitation; the story of her life before, and after. It was never intended to gain such world-wide exposure but when it did, her life veered onto a path she never anticipated.

Quite a story.


This is now a bookring. Usual rules apply: please journal when you receive it and after you are done. It's a small book, shouldn't take long at all.


Participants, so far:

1) bibliotreker - Pennsylvania
2) Llednyl - Virginia
3) oldreadingfool - Georgia
4) Thursday5 - Ohio
5) azuki - Florida
6) mirp - Ireland
7) martinburo - UK -
8) booknhand - California

H O M E !!

 


Journal Entry 2 by bibliotreker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, March 31, 2007

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Arrived today. Thanks, jessibud. 


Journal Entry 3 by bibliotreker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, April 01, 2007

10 out of 10

What a terrific little book. This one lives up to the adage "good things come in small packages." I read it in one afternoon and evening. I'd like to buy copies to give as gifts to some special people in my life. I'll be sending this along as soon as I get an address from the next participant.

Thanks vicar-of-dibley for mentioning this lovely poem and to jessibud for sharing the book with the rest of us. 


Journal Entry 4 by bibliotreker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, April 07, 2007

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Mailed today to Llednyl in VA. 


Journal Entry 5 by Llednyl from Richwood, Ohio USA on Tuesday, April 10, 2007

10 out of 10

I received this today and read it right away - thanks very much for sharing it! I first read this poem a little over six months ago; I got it through a friend via the internet, like so many others mentioned in the story of this poem. I loved it then and loved it even more now. I'm going through a rough time in my life, and this was exactly what I needed to read this morning.

Will PM oldreadingfool for an address and send out ASAP.

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4/11/07 - Has been sent via media mail 


Journal Entry 6 by oldreadingfool from Kennesaw, Georgia USA on Thursday, April 12, 2007

8 out of 10

A little snippet of the life of the woman who wrote the prose poem "The Invitation". I found her description of the when, why, and how of writing the poem and her inclusions of the discussions of gender in different reactions to the writing most interesting. I will send to Thursday5 soon. 


Journal Entry 7 by oldreadingfool from Kennesaw, Georgia USA on Monday, April 16, 2007

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Mailed to Thursday5 today. 


Journal Entry 8 by Thursday5 from Columbus, Ohio USA on Friday, April 20, 2007

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What a nice surprise to find this book in my mailbox today. It looks like a lovely book.
since it is such a short book I will PM the next person right away. 


Journal Entry 9 by Thursday5 from Columbus, Ohio USA on Sunday, April 22, 2007

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What a lovely book. This poem has a good message and has something to inspire everyone. I enjoyed reading the story behind the poem. Sending on to Azuki-I will get it in the mail tomorrow. Thanks for sharing Jessibud! 


Journal Entry 10 by wingazukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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This little book has arrived. Thanks. What a lovely bookplate!! I missed it the first time around because it looks so pretty and so perfectly matched as part of the book.
I don't remember how many times I've read this poem and still loving it. Look forward to read the poet's notes on it. 


Journal Entry 11 by wingazukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, June 01, 2007

9 out of 10

This is like a book version of those the-making-of-a-blockbuster-movie. It is very interesting to read about the behind-the-screen creative process and how the poem has changed so many people's lives including the authors. I also get a better understanding of how she got the name.
I have pm'ed martinburo a few days ago and haven't heard back fm her, so I will follow up w another one. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingazukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, June 09, 2007

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Haven't heard fm Martinburo so I am sending this to mirp.

ETA: I didn't get to mail it off before my trip to China so it was mailed afterwards. The book was sent out early July from Hong Kong. I am sorry it went by surface instead of air, by mistake, but hopefully it will arrive soon enough. 


Journal Entry 13 by rem_BSM-942247 on Tuesday, October 09, 2007

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Never Fear the Book is HERE!!!! Hurrah :o) 


Journal Entry 14 by rem_BSM-942247 on Thursday, October 11, 2007

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What a beautiful book. I plan on sharing the poem with my friends and reading other books by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Thanks for sharing this with me. I've pmed martinburo for their address, so I hope to send this off early next week. 


Journal Entry 15 by rem_BSM-942247 on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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This will be posted off to martinburo tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 16 by martinburo from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, November 03, 2007

7 out of 10

Thank you mirp and jessibud.
I agree with OMD's message.
I admire the simplicity with which she has expressed it.
I think her notes on the poem and how it fits into her life are worthy reminders of the need to fill our lives with meaning, an implicit recognition of the role that trivia have to play in our lives*, and the existential tension this creates.
I also feel a deep cynicism about the commodification of the book through it's layout (the repetitions, the author photograph, the back cover blurb, which irritated me enough that I even became doubtful of the illustrations).

*Maybe OMD did not convey that recognition, I may have come to it myself.

I'll ask vicar-of-dibley if she still lives at the same address. 


Journal Entry 17 by booknhand from San Jose, California USA on Friday, March 28, 2008

7 out of 10

Received and read all within the timespan of 2 days.

This is the first time I have had a chance to log onto BC to journal it.

Having not seen the poem before, I am glad it was at the beginning of the book so I had reference to what was being discussed.

This little books just goes to show how powerful our internet world is and how through that power, there is success in the traditional methods as well - if not for the internet life this poem took on this book would not have existed.

Thanks for sharing!! I see I am at the end of the list so I will be getting jessibud's address (and say a long overdue, "Hello, how's it going?") and return to her.

Thanks for sharing JB and thanks to everyone who kept it moving so I had a chance to read it and have the honor of returning it to its originator :) 


Journal Entry 18 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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This little book is finally home! Thanks to all who participated! 


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