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Sky Burial
by Xinran Xue | Travel
Registered by Jayebirck of Dallas, Texas USA on 1/1/2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Kiri): to be read


10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Jayebirck from Dallas, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 01, 2008

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I just started reading this book for the 2008 A-Z Author Challenge. Once I finish it I'll mark it for possible RABCK for the others participating in this challenge.
Looks to be very interesting. 


Journal Entry 2 by Jayebirck from Dallas, Texas USA on Friday, January 04, 2008

8 out of 10

This was very interesting reading. A young Chinese woman goes into Tibet as an army doctor to search for her husband who is presumed dead. Her search for her true love covers many miles and several years.
I read this for the 2008 Author's A-Z challenge. I'd never read Xinran's work before, but I think I might seek out her other books. I thought X was going to be the hardest one to complete! I'm glad I signed up for the challenge to introduce me to new authors I'd not read before. It's also helping me reduce my Mt. TBR and increase the number of RABCKs I will send out.
Off to jessibud to help her complete her A-Z challenge!
Happy Reading! 


Journal Entry 3 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 11, 2008

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Package arrived today! Thanks for this, Jayebirck, it looks good. I may not be able to start it until the weekend, though, as I am currently reading 2 books and this is a very busy week at school! But this one will be next and once I'm done with it, I will offer it back up to others in the A-Z Challenge, to keep it moving.

Thanks again. 


Journal Entry 4 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 18, 2008

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Finished the book last night and found it fascinating. I read somewhere that this was fiction but I noticed on the back cover that it is listed as Travel/Memoir. Also, from the acknowledgements, it does sound as if it is non-fiction.

In any case, I really enjoyed learning about a culture and part of the world I knew very little about. I really would love to have learned more, especially about Wen, after her meeting with the author. I guess that pretty much sums up a good story, when, after finishing, the reader still wants more!

I am passing this on to pashmack for her *X* author in the Author A-Z challenge. 


Journal Entry 5 by pashmack from Lake Worth, Florida USA on Monday, March 03, 2008

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Arrived in today's mail, along with another book. Now I need to get busy reading. Thanks for sharing, Jayebirck and jessibud. I'll see if someone else is looking for and X author when I'm finished. 


Journal Entry 6 by pashmack from Lake Worth, Florida USA on Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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I thought this was quite a lovely story. As jessibud states above, the back cover identifies it as travel/memoir, but I thought it read more like a novel. The book sure gives you a sense of place - the mountains, the cold, the spirituality of the people...the environment becomes so real. But like Wen, I lost track of time. I was a bit surprised by how long she was actually in Tibet. The book is particularly timely, given current events.

This is the first time I've read this author. Once I'm finished with the A-Z challenge, I think I'll read her book The Good Women of China.

Sending this out to likestoreadinFL - another A-Z Author Challenge participant. 


Journal Entry 7 by likestoreadinFL from Fort Pierce, Florida USA on Friday, March 28, 2008

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Was in the mailbox yesterday. I've already started it, and it is pretty interesting so far. 


Journal Entry 8 by likestoreadinFL from Fort Pierce, Florida USA on Friday, May 09, 2008

6 out of 10

I thought this was interesting, but I did not really enjoy the writing style. I will see if anyone else doing the A-Z challenge would like a shot at it. 


Journal Entry 9 by likestoreadinFL from Fort Pierce, Florida USA on Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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On its way to its new reader! 


Journal Entry 10 by Smilin-Heart from Norfolk, Virginia USA on Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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Thank you for sending this to me. I look forward to reading it! 


Journal Entry 11 by Smilin-Heart at on Monday, August 11, 2008

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Sent out to help another with the A to Z Reading Challenge! 


Journal Entry 12 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Thursday, August 21, 2008

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Sent by smilin heart so I could finish the A-Z challenge. Can't wait to read it. :) 


Journal Entry 13 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Saturday, August 23, 2008

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A wonderful story about the strength of love and friendship. I enjoyed learning about the different cultures and found myself utterly engrossed in the characters' lives. I plan to follow those that came before me and pass this book to someone that needs help finishing the author challenge. 


Journal Entry 14 by PalmettoBuckeye at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Saturday, September 13, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (9/13/2008 UTC) at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA

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Mailed to inksmudge to be used for the X book in the A-Z author challenge! 


Journal Entry 15 by inksmudge from Glendora, California USA on Saturday, September 20, 2008

8 out of 10

I needed an X author to help me finish the A-Z Authors Challenge. Mrsboknows was kind enough to send the book to me. I really enjoyed the story and found myself caught up in a culture I knew next to nothing about. I wish the author had gone into more detail than she did but after reading the letter to Shu Wen at the back of the book I'm guessing the author wishes she had more information to give too. It was an enjoyable read and I will send it to anyone else who needs it to finish the Challenge too, or anyone else who requests it. If no one else requests it within a year or so then I will wild release it. 


Journal Entry 16 by inksmudge at Kimberling City, Missouri USA on Thursday, October 02, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (10/2/2008 UTC) at Kimberling City, Missouri USA

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Sent the book to fellow bookcrosser so she could complete the A-Z Author Challenge. I enjoyed the story and I hope she does too. 


Journal Entry 17 by ivylibra224 from Kimberling City, Missouri USA on Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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Thanks so much for sharing this book to help complete the A-Z author challenge. I received it a couple days ago and will begin reading it as soon as I finish one of the books I've got going! When finished I'll probably either send it off in a book box or check wish lists for this title. Or I'll send it to another BXer looking for an 'X' author! 


Journal Entry 18 by ivylibra224 from Kimberling City, Missouri USA on Thursday, October 23, 2008

6 out of 10

A beautiful story about true love and tenacity! I enjoyed learning about the Tibetan culture through this book. This is another book that I wouldn't have bothered with had it not been for BookCrossing! I love this place! 


Journal Entry 19 by ivylibra224 at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Sending this one off to hyphen8. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 20 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, October 31, 2008

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Received today with thanks - I too have been looking for an X author. (Just out of curiosity, anybody know which name is her family name and which is her given name? It looks like Xue might be the family name..and she likes to use just her first name like Madonna?)

This well-traveled book sounds intruguing and it's yet another example of the ways in which Bookcrossing is stretching my reading habits.

I'm in the middle of another book right now (something from my Secret Santa partner's wishlist) but once I'm done with that one I'll start this.

P.S. Thank you for the pretty wintry bookmark too. :) 


Journal Entry 21 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, November 07, 2008

8 out of 10

A fascinating book, and yet another book that I probably never would've picked up if it weren't for Bookcrossing. Thanks for sharing, folks!

I'll see if I can find someone else who'd like to read this. 


Journal Entry 22 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, November 22, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (11/21/2008 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Mailed out today as a wishlist RABCK. This is such a well-traveled book; I don't want to tie it down to one spot for too long. ;) 


Journal Entry 23 by Kiri from Santa Rosa, California USA on Friday, December 05, 2008

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Thank you! How lovely and such a surprise! A lovely thing to return home to! =) 


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