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Kindred
by Octavia E. Butler | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, August 10, 2008
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by bookluver87): travelling


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

10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, August 10, 2008

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I really enjoyed this book, and it made me think. This is a second copy for my bookshelf, the first one is here....and here's another.

I'm thinking of starting a ring/ray for this copy if there's enough interest: forum thread is here.

EDIT:

Here's the edited list: I tried to go in order of response as much as possible but also accomodate mailing preferences. If there are any latecomers I'll add them to the end. :)

Pretty standard stuff - please try not to keep longer than necessary, and if it's going to be longer than a month, please let me know.

1. mellion108 - Michigan - willing to ship international
2. mrsboknows - South Carolina - US only
3. judygreeneyes - California
4. Erishkigal - Utah
5. ladyofunicorns - New Mexico will ship anywhere
6. samulli - Germany, willing to ship anywhere
7. pinkbug1 - Okinawa, Japan


(Ladyofunicorns eventually returned this book to me. Overseas participants received this copy of the book instead.)

Here's another copy on my shelf. 


Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, August 24, 2008

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/25/2008 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Mailing to mellion108, probably Monday 8/25. :) 


Journal Entry 3 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Thursday, September 04, 2008

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The book is here—it has been here a few days, but my Internet access has been limited. Thanks so much for sharing the book and sending it my way (along with the extra surprise!), hyphen8!

I'm almost half-way finished with the book, and I'll get this one flying again as soon as possible. :)


Trade paperback, 287 pages

From the back cover:
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun. 


Journal Entry 4 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Saturday, September 06, 2008

9 out of 10

As expected, Butler hits a home run with this one. What a powerful story. I was so caught up in Dana's struggle to come to terms with not only the fact that she is traveling through time, but that there is a purpose to the time travel that will ultimately determine the fate of her family. As in most of Butler's books, the characters aren't all "bad" or all "good" but tend to display a spectrum of human qualities.

I truly enjoyed this story, and I recommend reading the essay attached at the end. It contains some interesting info about Butler's life and how she started writing science fiction. Her brand of sci fi—focusing more on human relationships and struggles as well as social commentary—appeals to me so much more than a lot of other books in the genre. She never considered Kindred to be science fiction though, and I have to agree with that now.

The world is definitely worse off now that Ms. Butler is no longer in it.

Thanks again for sharing this, hyphen8. I have mrsboknows' address and will get the book in the mail during the next week. 


Journal Entry 5 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Monday, September 15, 2008

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UPDATE: Mailed to mrsboknows on Sept. 12, 2008

Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 6 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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Book arrived today. It is 3rd on the list of TBR. :) 


Journal Entry 7 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Saturday, September 27, 2008

10 out of 10

Haunting, slightly disturbing (in the I-can't-believe-how-people-treat-each other way), compelling and hard to put down. I read this book in 2 sittings and passed up sleep just to find out how it ends. I've never read this author but Kindred made me a fan. I will actively search for Butler's other books. I hope the others on the list after me enjoy it as much as I did. 


Journal Entry 8 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Saturday, October 04, 2008

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UPDATE: Mailed to judygreeneyes this morning! Should be there in 2-5. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Monday, October 06, 2008

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The book is here! The book is here!

It's next in line behind the book ray that showed up on Saturday :) 


Journal Entry 10 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Just an update: I'm finally done with the book I was reading and can get started on "kindred". 


Journal Entry 11 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Sunday, November 02, 2008

9 out of 10

This was a powerful and unforgettable story, I'm so glad I read it! The first hand account of the antebellum South not from a slave's perspective but from the perspective of a twentieth century black American who travels back through time and becomes a slave -- it's impossible and yet so real. The story itself is terrifying. I've read so many stories set in the pre-Civil War era, but none of them really gave me the sense of being there, the sense of being trapped and having no choices, that this book did. I tried to imagine myself, as a Jew, being transported to Nazi Germany...

Thanks so much for sending this book out -- I hate to think I never would have "gotten around to it". I'll be mailing it this week. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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Update: In the mail to Erishkigal! 


Journal Entry 13 by wingErishkigalwing from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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kindred is here, will be started right away~ 


Journal Entry 14 by wingErishkigalwing from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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my apologies hyphen8 and all for taking so long. I actually started this wonderful book the night I posted it's arrival. I was off the next day, and instead of doing any of the many things that needed doing I spent the entire day unable to put this down! So it should have been journalled and mailed on long ago....and I have thought about the book since then, recommended it many times, just haven't managed the round tuit to sit at the computer and write about it. Part of that was feeling "what can I possibly say that will do justice to this book," and so I procrastinated.
And, of course, I can't do it justice. This book was amazing. Butler was amazing. And I read it a week after Obama was elected President, which had me on an incredible high, and I was blown away by the juxtaposition of Dana's experiences, and this immense change in our real world. And saddened that Butler wasn't here to see it.

Thank you, hyphen for sharing this book! it will soon be on its way to New Mexico~

Jan. 15: I realized I already had ladyofunicorns address, so went up to the PO That very afternoon. Window was closed, so I used the automated. I think I bought a confirmation tag, but being the holidys, I don't know what I did with it. If Kindred doesn't show up in NM in the next couple of days, I will do some serious searching. 


Journal Entry 15 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Update: Erishkigal did send this book to ladyofunicorns and was told in a PM received February 22 that it had arrived safely about a week before.

However, there hasn't been a journal entry from ladyofunicorns even though both Erishkigal and I have pm'd asking for an update on the status of the book.

At this point I'm thinking of sending this book to the lost book island and sending a replacement copy to the remaining people on the list... 


Journal Entry 16 by ladyofunicorns from Santa Fe, New Mexico USA on Friday, July 24, 2009

9 out of 10

I am so sorry that I have not journaled this wonderful book. I hadn't been online for a while and I also had misplaced the book. I am almost finished reading it and I will check to see if I am still to send this to the next person or what.

This is an excellent book and I would recommend it to people. 


Journal Entry 17 by ladyofunicorns at Postal release, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, January 09, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/9/2010 UTC) at Postal release, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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This is heading back to the owner. Sorry it took so long! Here is the DC# 03082690000086955003 


Journal Entry 18 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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ladyofunicorns returned this book to me, so I sent it out as a US ray.

1. arugh48187 - Minnesota ~ book is on its way here
2. GinnyRazo - California

..and GinnyRazo rayed it forward to kiyoteefoxx, who sent it to booklover87 (account now deleted and showing as UAQ-729447), who wild released it. 


Journal Entry 19 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/14/2010 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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This book is going out to the first of the US readers who signed up for my bookray. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 20 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, March 08, 2010

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This book came back to me after 2 months, barely sealed and rubber stamped with a note that said "Forwarding Order Expired" - but arugh48187 has confirmed that I sent it to the correct (and current) address.

Frustrating.

I'll try sending this out to Minnesota again tomorrow. This time I'll try adding delivery confirmation to see if that will help. :(

Delivery Confirmation Label/Receipt Number: 0309 3220 0001 0235 4606

Update 3/23: well, it's gotten to California, anyhow. At least it's crossed the ocean.
Update 3/26: now in Saint Paul, MN. Almost there...
Update 3/27: says available at PO box. Sent arugh48187 a PM. 


Journal Entry 21 by arugh48187 from Rancho Palos Verdes, California USA on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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It has arrived. Sorry it took so long to get it. Going to the post office with two small children is pure torture and not something I relish...even for a book. ;) 


Journal Entry 22 by arugh48187 from Rancho Palos Verdes, California USA on Saturday, May 01, 2010

8 out of 10

I have always been intrigued by time travel, and this one was very well done. I cannot fathom what it must have been like for Dana to become a slave after her whole life as a modern women. It is truly atrocious what was done to our fellow humans and to have to endure it stoically would have been even worse. I didn't really get why Kevin went back or how it added to the book (maybe to give her story believability and for him to know what it was like). Despite this minor complaint, it was a good read.

Thanks for sharing. It will go in the mail to the next reader in a couple of days. 


Journal Entry 23 by arugh48187 at Apple Valley, Minnesota USA on Monday, May 03, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/3/2010 UTC) at Apple Valley, Minnesota USA

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Mailed off to GinnyRazo who is next in the list. Happy Reading! 


Journal Entry 24 by GinnyRazo from Truckee, California USA on Sunday, May 16, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Just received Kindred, will read next and send on. 


Journal Entry 25 by GinnyRazo from Truckee, California USA on Sunday, May 23, 2010

7 out of 10

I enjoyed the story and it was a fast read. Character development was done quickly, but I found very little depth to any of them. I will PM the next person on the list and get this out the door next week. Thank you for including me in this bookring.
GinnyRazo 


Journal Entry 26 by GinnyRazo at Littlestown, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, May 23, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/24/2010 UTC) at Littlestown, Pennsylvania USA

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Sending this book on to kiyoteefoxx. And the Ray continues... Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 27 by kiyoteefoxx at Littlestown, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Interesting book, I haven't finished it yet but wanted to post so you all would know it was safe and waiting for a new destination. No one has responded to my post. I'll give it a few days and try a new thread. 


Journal Entry 28 by kiyoteefoxx at Littlestown, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, September 30, 2010

8 out of 10

What a cool book :)

Am sending this out to fulfill a wish list request. Happy reading bookcrossers!! 


Journal Entry 29 by bookluver87 at Atlanta, Georgia USA on Wednesday, October 06, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Just received this in the mail today, I'm so excited I've been wanting to read this for the longest time. Thanks!!!! 


Journal Entry 30 by bookluver87 at Tanger Outlet Vistor Center in Locust Grove, Georgia USA on Saturday, November 13, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (11/13/2010 UTC) at Tanger Outlet Vistor Center in Locust Grove, Georgia USA

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Excellent book on to the next lucky reader. 




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