Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl

by Kate McCafferty | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 014200183x Global Overview for this book
Registered by humberts-doll of Springfield, Missouri USA on 8/24/2006
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by humberts-doll from Springfield, Missouri USA on Thursday, August 24, 2006
This book was purchased by Aisling78 in order to continue my bookray. See links below for information on the previous two copies, which went astray in their travels.

Attempt Number One
Attempt Number Two

Bookray Guidelines:
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.

MollyGrue (US
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

Journal Entry 2 by Aisling78 from Essex, Massachusetts USA on Friday, August 25, 2006
I am so sorry and so embarrassed about misplacing this book -- please accept my apologies for the delays I have caused. I have Mamikaem's address and will be mailing it off on my way to work today.
~ Aisling78

Journal Entry 3 by Mamikaem from Maryland Heights, Missouri USA on Friday, September 8, 2006
Received in yesterday's mail. I have a few on the bookring pile right now, so will get to it as soon as I can. Thanks!

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.

Journal Entry 4 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, November 4, 2006
This arrived safe and sound yesterday. I was just getting a handle on my rings and rays. :) I'm glad this one is a thin one. I see I'm the last person. Whew! Although I will keep the book moving. Thank you!

Journal Entry 5 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, November 29, 2006
This book was certainly thought provoking. I loved the details of the story, the descriptions. I did not particularly like the characters of Cot or Coote. I have a hard time believing that someone could sit down and dictate their memories in order and with such clarity. I've looked at past journal entries and also wished that Coote had changed at least a little bit.

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!

Journal Entry 6 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Rules: Not many. Please journal the book's arrival and departure. And please keep it moving by keeping it no longer than 4 weeks. The last person is free to release the book as they wish.

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)

Journal Entry 7 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, December 11, 2006
Arrived this morning, this is currently ring 9, so guess what I'll be doing over the Christmas break. A quick peek at the first few pages was a mistake,as I now have to be controlled until I get to this one on the pile! Should be on the move though within the month.

Journal Entry 8 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, January 18, 2007
A fascinating account on this period of history. Like previous readers I am also blown away by the anguish we impose on others. I hadn't known the issue of Irish Slaves in the US.It was very thought provoking and I agree that the clarity in which the memories are recorded is incrediable.

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.

Journal Entry 9 by Annodyne from Sale, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 22, 2007

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??)

Journal Entry 10 by Annodyne from Sale, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 12, 2007
One of the joys of reading is to feel drawn back into a different place and time, and Kate McCafferty succeeds in transporting her reader back to 17th century Barbados. The book is full of fascinating detail about a period in the past that most of us had little idea of.

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.

Journal Entry 11 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 21, 2007
received in the mail today. Thanks

Journal Entry 12 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, March 4, 2007
I am amazed by the story of Cot. I knew about indentured servants but never knew how shamefully they were treated. I was surprised at the lengths Cot and Coote went to further their own ends. Both of them were caught up 'in the system'. Man's cruelty to man is quite overwhelming

Journal Entry 13 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, March 18, 2007
mailed Friday to cheli-garza

Journal Entry 14 by cheli-garza from Dallas, Texas USA on Thursday, March 22, 2007
I just got this in yesterday's mail and am so happy to get the opportunity to give it a read. :) Thanks, lauraloo29!

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!

Journal Entry 15 by cheli-garza from Dallas, Texas USA on Monday, April 2, 2007
This was a bit of a lifesafer on that long trip. Imagine, I took a 17-hour car trip to Mexico with my family, then returned by bus (24 hours). After a week at home, I turned around and took that same bus back (this time only 19 hours) so my husband wouldn't have to drive home alone (another 16 hours). Wow.

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.

Journal Entry 16 by CdnBlueRose from Steinbach, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, April 5, 2007
Received today - thanks!

Journal Entry 17 by CdnBlueRose at Arvada, Colorado USA on Monday, August 19, 2013
Didn't read - passing along

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