corner corner An Uncommon Heroine: Scarlett, Edna, Sula--and More Than 20 Other of the Most Remarkable Women in Literature


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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Monday, January 10, 2011

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Got this off the shelves at work. It looks like it would be really interesting!

I'm a member of the local BookCrossing meet-up group, BCinDC. Have you heard we're having a convention in the Washington, D.C. area in April? All book lovers are invited to celebrate the 10th birthday of BookCrossing at the 2011 BookCrossing Convention


Journal Entry 2 by BCinDC at 2011 BookCrossing Convention in -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Thursday, March 03, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/15/2011 UTC) at 2011 BookCrossing Convention in -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book will be released at the 2011 BookCrossing Convention


Journal Entry 3 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Thursday, May 05, 2011

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Snagged this one at the convention but apparently forgot to journal it until now. Since my undergrad degree is in Literature, I thought this might be interesting. 


Journal Entry 4 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

8 out of 10

I found this an interesting look at some of the great women characters in world literature. Some of them I had already met in their respective books (Jane Eyre, Anne Elliot, Scarlett O'Hara) and some were in books I had never heard of before. Probably the most interesting to me was the discussion of Catherine in Wuthering Heights, because I could never finish that book and I loathed that character in particular. The information and book excerpt in that chapter did not change my opinion of the book or the character, but I did get an understanding of her which made me appreciate why others like the book.

Some of the books and characters discussed were ones I was not sure I wanted to read -- and my position may never change on Anna Karenina or Sula -- but some of them are books I will definitely be on the lookout for, particularly Bel Canto and The Bean Trees.

Most of all, I would say that this book gave an insight into the author's mind and life, since the one thing these women all seemed to have in common was the search for their place in the world and the decisions of what they were willing to do to achieve it.

Plan to wild release this during the meet-up for the National Book Festival, as part of Turn #10 for Team Top Hat in the Monopoly Challenge, which is a Chance card double release for heroes and heroines. 


Journal Entry 5 by wing6of8wing at National Mall in -- Parks (regional and national), District of Columbia USA on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (9/24/2011 UTC) at National Mall in -- Parks (regional and national), District of Columbia USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

BCinDC had a mini-meet-up during the National Book Festival on the Mall. This was one of the books I took along to wild release. As the meeting was wrapping up and we were talking about all the books we needed to wild release, some young ladies wandered by and I asked them if they would be interested in free books. They were quite excited by the offer and I think this was one of the ones they picked up. Certainly it was gone by the time we gathered up the books. Enjoy!

This book was released as part of Team Top Hat's Turn 10 in BookCrossing Monopoly. We landed on the Chance card which challenged us to release 2 books, one dealing with heroes and one with heroines.

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