Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl
9 journalers for this copy...
Attempt Number One
Attempt Number Two
I try to be flexible, but these are a few general guidelines to go by:
1.) When you receive the book, please journal that you've received it and then journal again once you've read it to tell everyone what you thought. Finally, journal again (or update your previous entry) once you've sent the book to the next person in the ray.
2.) Before sending the book to the next person, be sure to check the list in case I've needed to make adjustments to the order.
3.) Please keep the book no longer than 4 or 5 weeks before sending it on to the next person.
4.) The last person on the bookray should release the book in some Bookcrossing manner--wild release, controlled release, continuing the bookray, whatever.
2.) GrannyAnn (US/Canada)
3.) Everett-Reader (US)
4.) Aisling78 (US/Canada)
5.) Mamikaem (Int'l)
6.) jennyscott (Int'l) asked to be skipped
7.) lauraloo29 (US/Canada) RECEIVED
UPDATE: 10/17/06 - I'm past my allotted time for this book and have not yet even started it! I have PM'd jennyscott who has asked to be skipped (she obtained her own copy). I will PM lauraloo29 and send it on its way as soon as I get her address.
Mailed to lauraloo29 on 10/27/06.
It was interesting to read about this history. I was aware of the fact that not all slaves were from Africa, but not to this detail. It is stunning what we humans can inflict on each other.
I will be sending this book out again as a ray. I already have names, I just have to organize it, so hopefully next week. Thank you for sharing!
1. AnglersRest UK (UK preferred)
2. Annodyne UK (Intl)
3. AceofHearts Canada (not Canada)
4. cheli-garza US
5. CdnBlueRose US (will be last so no pressure to read)
Sorry for keeping over the month. The ring pile simply keeps growing!I have Annodyne's address, so this will be in the post on Monday 21st January.
With me now. Thanks to Anglersrest for posting. It must be Bookring season as most of mine seem to have all come in together! I'm glad to see that it is a nice slim volume because I have well over 1,000 pages to get through before I can get to this. (Shesh, what am I am doing online when I should be reading??)
I think though that the author was less than subtle about the point she was trying to make - that of the connection between Cot, a slave, and Coote, as much a victim of his environment and circumstances as she is. I'm sure the reader would "get it" without all the heavily drawn-in arrows pointing that way!
I have AceofHearts address, and should be posting to her either today or tomorrow.
Updated 15/2/07 - posted to AceofHearts today.
Luckily, I just finished a book this morning. Since I'll be going on a verrrry long bus/car trip soon, this will be a lifesaver!
Anyhow, I really enjoyed the story, but found it to move a bit slow after she got to Glebe. The ending was terrific. This makes me wonder if Ms. McCafferty is going to right a sequel, a la Isabelle Allende. Wouldn't that be nice?
Going to CdnBlueRose in tomorrow's mail.