Even the Stars Look Lonesome

by Maya Angelou | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0679460624 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rainflower of Tucson, Arizona USA on 11/20/2004
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by rainflower from Tucson, Arizona USA on Saturday, November 20, 2004
I read this a long time ago, but I remember that it was amazing.

Journal Entry 2 by rainflower from Tucson, Arizona USA on Monday, August 08, 2005
Sending to a fellow bookcrosser in Europe.

Journal Entry 3 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Weee!! I have wanted to read some of Maya Angelous work for quite some time, so I was thrilled to see this book in the mail for me this morning :o) Thanx rainflower! It'll go into my rather big TBR-pile...

Journal Entry 4 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Wednesday, May 16, 2007


After checking with rainflower, I'm turning this book into a bookray :) PM me to join.


Participants so far:
MieLH in Denmark (ships anywhere)
Sobergirl in Finland (ships anywhere)
Haugtussa in Norway (prefers to ship within europe)
Cross-patch in the UK (prefers to ship within the UK)
stubee in the UK (ships anywhere) asked to be skipped
KT-J in the UK (ships anywhere) asked to be skipped
jubby in Australia (ships anywhere)
CongestedChi in the USA (Ships within USA or Canada, anywhere if needed)
kobie03 in Canada (ships anywhere)
dawni in Canada (ships anywhere)
Midlifecrisis in the UK (ships within UK or europe, anywhere if needed)
orange-platypus from the UK (ships within UK, europe if needed)
baileybird in the UK (ships anywhere - asked to be near end) Book is here!
Timber77 will be moving to Canada soon (will then prefer to ship within North America but will ship international by surface mail if needed) --> updated Dec 22, 2007
MarthaK-H in the UK (ships anywhere)
naturalone in Germany (ships anywhere)

When the final reader is finished with the book, he/she is free to do with it what he/she wants. I do encourage that the book keeps travelling, since that is what BookCrossing-books are destined to do :) Thank you!

BookRay guidelines:

* Please journal the book once when you receive it and once when you are done with it and it's about to leave your hands.
* Please PM the next person in line and send it off to them (Give the next reader a week to reply to your PM. If there's no reply, please PM me (so I can make a note in the list above) and then PM the next reader in line)
* If at all possible please try to read the book within 45 days (I don't care if it takes you longer to finish, but please PM me, so I won't worry)
* Most of all enjoy the book - - this is not a school assignment :)

Journal Entry 5 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Saturday, July 07, 2007
Once again I am now full of Maya Angelou-thoughts :) Thank you so much for sharing this book with me, rainflower. I will buy my own copy soon, as this is a book I definitely want on my IRL-shelf :)

I've arranged a ray for this book, and I'll ship it to Sobergirl in Finland later today :) I hope it'll have a safe journey and arrive soon.

Journal Entry 6 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Thank you MieLH for arranging this bookring.
I will read this asap and then pass it on to the next person on the list

Journal Entry 7 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, July 28, 2007
I just love Maya Angelou's simple yet thought provoking wisdom. What a delightful read!
Thank you MieLH for arranging the bookray!
I will mail the book to the next participant asap. I already have the address.

Journal Entry 8 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, July 30, 2007
Mailed today to Norway

Journal Entry 9 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Monday, August 13, 2007
The book arrived today. I''ll get started straight away.

Journal Entry 10 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, August 17, 2007
I''ve read a lot of Maya Angelou this summer, and I''ve really enjoyed her wisdom! I atually prefer this book to Wouldn''t take nothing for My Journey Now because the essays are longer and therefore she dvelves more over the topics.

It is a bit sad that this is part of a bookring, as it is a book that I would love to go back to and read bits and pieces from over time. But then again I''m happy that it is a bookring so that more people can enjoy the wisdom og her writing.

I''ll get the book sent on as soon as I have Cross-patch''s address.

Journal Entry 11 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, August 18, 2007
The book is off to Cross-patch today! Happy travels.

Journal Entry 12 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The book arrived this morning, thank you Haugtussa - wasn't that quick! I've enjoyed reading the Maya Angelou books you've been ringing, MieLH, thenk you very much.

Journal Entry 13 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 27, 2007
I agree with Haugtussa, this is definitely a book to dip in and out of and to refer to again and again. Simple wisdom at its best.

I am awaiting jubby's address.

Journal Entry 14 by jubby from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Yay! Look what arrived in today's post.

And, I thought I might mention that I was at a book sale yesterday, and I picked up a copy of 'All God's children need traveling shoes'.

Now, would anyone be interested in that book?

Journal Entry 15 by jubby from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, October 29, 2007
Oh dear!

I have been slow of late... Normally, I would just gobble up a book like this and have it in the post after a few days, but it was just nut meant to be this month.

Slow as it was, I did read this book, and enjoyed it. Short, snappy passages on various issues and topics.

I particularly liked the last two. And the one on poverty was very good too. Her advice is homely and sound, and you just want to squeeze her hand.

But, the essay on ex-husband the builder, who had also been married to Germaine Greer had me googling. Who could this man be? Do you think Paul Du Feu? I couldn't find a picture of him though...

Anyway, great book.

Now, I've sent a couple of PMs to Congestedchi and have not heard back. And, for some strange reason I can't sign into www.rabck.com at the moment, so can't check to see if her details are in there.

So, I PMed Kobe03 this morning.

Just waiting now to see who contacts me first for this book to continue its travels.

Thanks for sharing this book with me MieLH.

Journal Entry 16 by jubby at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Posted off to Kobie03.

Perhaps MieLH could move Congestedchi further down the bookring list?

Journal Entry 17 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Thursday, November 22, 2007
Book arrived today. I'll have it on its way in a week or two. thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 18 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Loved this read. Maya Angelou's thought-proving wisdom. Nice book for a PC, it's a keeper. Thanks so much for sharing
Still no answer from PMs to CongestedChi. The book is in the post tomorrow to dawni.

Journal Entry 19 by dawni from Windsor, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Received today - thank you so much! I'll do my best to read it and move it along quickly.

Journal Entry 20 by dawni from Windsor, Ontario Canada on Thursday, January 03, 2008
I just love Maya Angelou! I haven't read any of her books in recent years, so it was a lovely treat to receive this one. Thanks for sharing it with me! :)

I've sent a PM to the next in line for the bookray and will put it in the mail as soon as I receive an address.

Journal Entry 21 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Friday, March 07, 2008
Arrived today - thank you. I am sorry I have a bit of a backlog, but will do my best to keep this moving as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 22 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Saturday, March 15, 2008
I feel quite embarrassed to write this entry after all the previous glowing reviews. But... I am sorry I just didn't warm to Maya Angelou and only got half way through the book. Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood? Thank you anyway for giving me the chance to giver her a try - can't win them all.

Journal Entry 23 by orange-platypus from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 03, 2008
This lovely copy arrived about a week ago but I didn't have a chance to log it. Many Thanks!

Journal Entry 24 by orange-platypus from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, April 18, 2008
I didn't really take to this either! Ah well, you can't win them all... PMing baileybird now for address.

Journal Entry 25 by baileybird from Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, April 27, 2008
got this in the post on Friday, and it's next on my list :0)

August 08- I'm SO sorry it's taken me so long to get to this! I've picked it up today and will have it moving again asap....many many apologies as I know how frustrating it is when a ring/ray stalls :0(

Journal Entry 26 by baileybird from Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, August 04, 2008
A wonderful quick and easy read....just what I needed! All of Maya's usual warm and thought provoking words serve as comfort and gentle reminder about about our lives. Thanks for sharing!

PMing Timber77...

7/8/08 Have heard back, will be away from home till 11th or 12th but will pop in the post asap when I return!
15/8/08 Popped in post, happy reading!

Journal Entry 27 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This book never made it to Timber77. Possibly it'll turn up some day, but for now we've decided to consider it lost. Timber77 has been kind enough to get hold of another copy, so that the ray I started can finish :) The link is here: replacement copy.

Thank you Timber77. And thank you everyone for playing along. It's been a lot of fun to see the book travel :)

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