Drowning Ruth

by Christina Schwarz | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by vicar-of-dibley of Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on 5/16/2006
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by vicar-of-dibley from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 16, 2006
took a while to get into it but once i did it was a good interesting read

Journal Entry 2 by vicar-of-dibley at Belmont Cinema Cafe in Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (5/18/2006 UTC) at Belmont Cinema Cafe in Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom

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at the meet and obcz

Journal Entry 3 by wingbelmontcafewing from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, May 18, 2006
obcz

Journal Entry 4 by wingbelmontcafewing at Belmont Cinema Cafe in Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, June 15, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (6/15/2006 UTC) at Belmont Cinema Cafe in Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom

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picked up

Journal Entry 5 by wingbelmontcafewing from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, December 14, 2006
obcz
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Journal Entry 6 by wingbelmontcafewing from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, January 18, 2007
obcz 18.1.07

Journal Entry 7 by wingbelmontcafewing from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, February 15, 2007
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Journal Entry 8 by wingbelmontcafewing from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 19, 2007
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Journal Entry 9 by Inver from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Taken to release elsewhere/bookray/bookring. Have also read this and once into the story quite enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 10 by Inver from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, May 25, 2007
Offering this book as a bookray.

*** Please make a journal entry to say it's arrived safely. Once read post a review, but not giving anything away and let us know if you enjoyed it or not. PM the next member on the list for their postal details. If you can please try to read, review and release the book within a month of receiving it, to help keep things moving along nicely. Make a journal entry note when you post it on. If you need to be moved further down the list/drop out etc, please let me know and I can rejuggle the order. ***

List for bookray:

Vespa (UK)
Bonnie0907 (anywhere)
Cross-patch (anywhere)


Journal Entry 11 by Inver from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, June 01, 2007
This book is departing on its journey. I hope you all enjoy the book as much as I did. Read it, journal it and pass it on ..... but most of all

(*(*(*(*( H~A~P~P~Y R~E~A~D~I~N~G )*)*)*)*)

Remember this is a 'bookray' and that the last person on the circulation list keeps the book and is free to do with it whatever they so wish.

On its way to 'Vespa' 1/6/07.

Journal Entry 12 by Vespa from Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Monday, June 04, 2007
Arrived safely this morning, with perfect timing as I was just reading the last page of my current book :-) I shall get on to this one later today

Journal Entry 13 by Vespa from Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I was quite disappointed with this book. It started off well, a good murder mystery, I was excited to see what would unfold... I kept waiting for the book to get exciting or suspenseful but it never happened. I didn't feel attached to any of the characters.
Thanks for letting me read this any way.
Just waiting for the next person's address

Journal Entry 14 by bonnie0907 from Ryde, Isle Of Wight United Kingdom on Saturday, June 23, 2007
Book arrived safely this morning. Thanks for sending it on, Vespa. I am not sure now, after reading your comments, but I will give it a go anyway. I have another bookring waiting though, so it will be a couple of weeks with me I'm afraid.

Journal Entry 15 by bonnie0907 from Ryde, Isle Of Wight United Kingdom on Monday, July 30, 2007
I enjoyed reading this book although I think I expected a little more of it. Thanks for the read, and I hope that it will be enjoyed many more times.
This book is now on its way to Cross-patch.

Journal Entry 16 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 02, 2007
Arrived today. Thank you Inver and bonnie0907. I''m a sucker for rural America with period!

Journal Entry 17 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I enjoyed the way the different threads gradually pulled together. Aunt Mandy had complicated relationships with everyone, but held very strong family loyalties. The homespun qualities were very comforting and I just generally liked it all. What next? Maybe a RABCK?

Journal Entry 18 by wingCross-patchwing at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 18, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (10/18/2007 UTC) at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Going into lellie's #10 Recent Fiction BookBox.

Journal Entry 19 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 26, 2007
Bookbox #10 Recent Fiction

Journal Entry 20 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Good though the flashback style got a little annoying and confusing in parts.

Journal Entry 21 by dodau at BookMooch, a bookmoocher -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 29, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (5/29/2009 UTC) at BookMooch, a bookmoocher -- Controlled Releases

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Posted today

Journal Entry 22 by michellereads2 from Kingston, Ontario Canada on Friday, July 24, 2009
This book arrived from the U.K. today after having been mailed I understand, at the end of May. Long journey! I am putting it in my TBR pile. I am taking all of my Bookcrossing books with me on vacation and I am determined to read or attempt them all, and release them at the resort. I bet lots of people would love to find an interesting book to read while on vacation and there will be people there from around the world. I hope those people will take the books home with them and release them there after they have enjoyed them. After reading, I will journal again before releasing them.
P.S. This book has the most interesting and varied history of any Bookcrossing book that I have ever caught.

Journal Entry 23 by michellereads2 from Kingston, Ontario Canada on Saturday, August 01, 2009
Wow! I really liked this book - kept me reading and reading....very interesting and suspenseful.

Journal Entry 24 by michellereads2 at on Sunday, August 02, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (8/4/2009 UTC) at

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I'm sending this book back across the "pond" to Bookcrossing member AgdaAgulina, who has this book on her Bookcrossing wishlist. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 25 by AgdaAgulina from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, August 14, 2009
Drowning Ruth is in Finland already! So fast! Thanks a lot michellereads2!! It will go with me to Prague soon...

Journal Entry 26 by AgdaAgulina from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, November 26, 2009
Drowning Ruth was a great read - somehow not at all what I expected, but so creepy and catchy that it was hard to put it down. Layers in story, layers in time, layers on characters... And I especially like books which keep on suprising me, as this did.

Thank you very much or the book michellereads2, a special bookfriend with whom my books keep crossing!
Drowning Ruth is already on the hands of the next reader...

Journal Entry 27 by misterpip on Monday, December 28, 2009
This was a catchy book, in a dark and brooding way. Shows the twisted psychological underbelly of the American midwest at its best and worst. Oppressive small-town and old-fashioned social culture mixed with strong family loyalty breeds a bizarre combination of a psychological thriller and a provincial prose poem, with cleanly crafted imagery and powerful characters.

My only complaint is that the plot was so layered and rich at the start, but seemed to get lost a bit somewhere as it rolled along. As I finished it I had the feeling that the author lost energy and was just trying to come round to the punch somehow, without filling in the juicy bits the same way as in the beginning. Somehow it took a bit too long to get there. Strange. But anyway a compelling read, if ultimately a bit bleak, and weak, in the end.

Powerful and real women were the story's main strengths, and a surprising weave of plot through most of it.


Journal Entry 28 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, March 01, 2010
not yet started...

CAUGHT IN HELSINKI UUSIMAA FINLAND

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