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Beloved
by Toni Morrison | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Blaze30 of Morecambe, Lancashire United Kingdom on 8/18/2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Edwardstreet): travelling


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9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Blaze30 from Morecambe, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, August 18, 2008

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From the blurb:
It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony. The world of Sethe, howeverm is to turn from one of love to one of violence and death -the death of Seths's baby daughter Beloved, whose name is the single word on the tombstone, who died at her mother's hands, and who will return to claim retribution.

This is Toni Morrison's fifth novel and winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature. 


Journal Entry 2 by Blaze30 from Morecambe, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 07, 2008

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There are no specific rules for this ray, just a few guidelines that will make the ray enjoyable to everyone. Please be sure to journal the book when you receive it. Also, make a journal entry again after you have read the book to let us know what you thought. Say as much or as little as you like. It helps keep the ray going at a comfortable pace if you PM the next person when you are nearing the end of the book. Be respectful of other members of the ray! Have fun reading, I hope you enjoy the book!

Here is the TEMPORARY order of the ray; it is SUBJECT TO CHANGE:

kiyoitsukikage (Poland / Will ship EU)
TheDunedan (UK / Ship within EU)
sharonrocks (UK / Ship anywhere) asked to be skipped
chocdrop (UK / Ship anywhere)
davemurray101 (Australia / Ship anywhere)
sarahmuh (Sweden / Ship anywhere) 


Journal Entry 3 by Blaze30 at Swidnik, Lubelskie Poland on Sunday, September 07, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (9/3/2008 UTC) at Swidnik, Lubelskie Poland

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Sent to kiyoitsukikage. 


Journal Entry 4 by kiyoitsukikage from Brixton, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, September 11, 2008

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It;s here, thank you so much! 


Journal Entry 5 by kiyoitsukikage from Brixton, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, October 10, 2008

8 out of 10

The book was a pleasant read, somehow much better than I expected;)
Thank you so much for sharing!!


==Posted Oct 10== 


Journal Entry 6 by TheDunedan from Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 18, 2008

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Thank you I received the book this morning.I have got another bookring book to finish and then I will start reading this one. 


Journal Entry 7 by TheDunedan from Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 08, 2008

6 out of 10

I finished this book last night.At first I found the style of writing made it difficult to get involved in the story.Once I got further into the story the book was more gripping. I will post on to the next person after the weekend.

edit 23/1/09 - next person asked to be skipped, so posted to chocdrop 20/1/09. Sorry for the delay. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingchocdropwing from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Book arrived today. Will make it the next book I read. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingchocdropwing from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 18, 2009

8 out of 10

I tried to read this book a few years ago, but couldn't get into it. I still found it a little difficult to read at first, but I'm glad that I managed to stick with it this time.

I posted it to davemurray101 4 days ago. Thanks for sharing, Blaze30.


 


Journal Entry 10 by wingdavemurray101wing from Granville, New South Wales Australia on Monday, March 23, 2009

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Just recieved today. thanks to chocdrop for sending it on and Blaze 30 for starting it. 


Journal Entry 11 by wingdavemurray101wing from Granville, New South Wales Australia on Monday, May 18, 2009

7 out of 10

A great read. A story of the dark period after the civil war when slavery was abolished, but repressive measures against African-Americans increased. Thanks again to Blaze30. will pass on to sarahmuh asap 


Journal Entry 12 by wingdavemurray101wing at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (5/19/2009 UTC) at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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sent to sarahmuh in the mail 


Journal Entry 13 by Sarahmuh on Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Received in the post today from davemurray 101 - thank you! Have a book on the go at the moment, but will start this next. I see I am last on the ray at the moment - so my husband would like to join after me. Looking forward to reading this, thank you Blaze30. 


Journal Entry 14 by Sarahmuh on Monday, June 15, 2009

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I really enjoyed this book. Her language is amazing and the way she depicts life in those times, the hardships of slavery and the prevailing attitudes in society is nothing short of brilliant. A really original touch to a dark and haunting story.

Will try and keep this ring going. Will put a post up in the bookray forum - this book has to keep travelling! 


Journal Entry 15 by Sarahmuh at Cowcaddens, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (6/18/2009 UTC) at Cowcaddens, Scotland United Kingdom

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In the post to kingfan30 today. 


Journal Entry 16 by kingfan30 from -- Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

7 out of 10

Arrived yesterday, will finish what I am reading and then get straight onto it.

15 July 09 - I enjoyed this book very much although found it confusing at times as it switched backward and forwards through time and had to go back occasionally to re read a chapter again once I had figured out that time period it was in. You know that slavery and the abuse they had to go through happened, but reading it in black and white somehow makes it all seem more real. This book was posted out today. 


Journal Entry 17 by teuffi from Great Bookham, Surrey United Kingdom on Friday, July 24, 2009

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Received the book earlier this week - thank you for passing on kingfan30 and Blaze30 for sharing!

Should start it this weekend. 


Journal Entry 18 by teuffi from Great Bookham, Surrey United Kingdom on Friday, August 14, 2009

6 out of 10

Although I agree with the previous comments re the interesting points about slavery, I am actually quite divided about whether I enjoyed the story or not. This is probably due to the way it was written, both because of the style and the jumps in time.

An interesting read anyway so thanks to everyone for passing the book along! 


Journal Entry 19 by teuffi at by Post, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 02, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/1/2009 UTC) at by Post, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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The book is now on its way to New Zealand as a RABCK. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 20 by wingEdwardstreetwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, September 10, 2009

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I am so lucky, this book was on my wish list and Teuffi has posted it to me all the way from the UK.
I put this book on my wishlist after reading it was one of 100 books that changed the world.

Many thanks Teuffi 


Journal Entry 21 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Ministry of Health in Thorndon, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, November 04, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (11/4/2009 UTC) at Ministry of Health in Thorndon, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Feeling a little guilty, this was on my list of 100 books that changed the world, and it won the Nobel Proze for Literature, but it was just far too literary for me.


I just didn't get it, perhaps I need to reread and concentrate more - but I need stories that have a begining a middle and an end I found the jumps in time confusing and some chapters were so poetic they did my head in.

I really appreciate that a fellow bookcrosser took the time to send it all the way across the world.
 


Journal Entry 22 by wingEdwardstreetwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, May 22, 2010

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had released this but noone has take from the shelf so will poston to some one who wants it. 


Journal Entry 23 by wingEdwardstreetwing at The Library Bar in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, June 04, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (6/4/2010 UTC) at The Library Bar in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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enjoy 


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