Gather Together in My Name
Registered by ghir
USA on 10/14/2006
This book is in a Controlled Release!
13 journalers for this copy...
Continuation of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou's life as a young woman looking for stable work and dreaming of a stable relationship.
To aussie-rose, 10/25/06.
:-) Guess what arrived in my mail box today!!! many thanks!! I am half way through reading "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" and have a couple of other books I "MUST" read first (ring and a promised RABCK) and then I'll get to this one. Life is pretty busy at the moment but hopefully I'll get to it soon! Many many thanks for your kind gift! :-)
A very moving story of Maya Angelou's life as a young adult. This book is the second in her autobiograhical series. It chronicles her life in her late teens as an unwed mother struggling to find her niche in life. I'm now on the hunt for the third book in the series because I just HAVE to find out what happens next! LOL!!
Thanks again ghir for sending me this book!!! I have offered this book as a bookray on the Aussie yahoo list and the BC forums. I'll update a list of participants soon.
Normal rules for "rings and rays" apply:
Please do a journal entry upon receipt AND PM next person for their address. Read the book and journal your thoughts and post the book on as soon as possible, no 'guilts' if you keep it for a month or so but *DO* keep it moving please! :-)
I *KNOW* ‘real life’ gets in the way sometimes so PLEASE keep in touch with me if you can’t get this book moving after a month. Ta! :-)
Apart from that…enjoy the book! Ring members are: (This list MAY CHANGE if new people sign on etc so be sure to check back here for updates!!)
Hawkette- Aus- domestic
Jubby – Aus – can post int
Sugaryfun – Aus- near the end- can post o’seas
Sobergirl- Finland and can post int
MieLH - Denmark - prefer europe - can post int
marko167- Switzerland -can post int.
Colombine- Switzerland- can post int
Martinburo – UK- can post int <-- BOOK HERE :-)
Nuttyreader – USA -prefers local
LadyKnightNiko- USA- can post US or int
ANYONE ELSE????? I am taking names for the next 2 books in this series. PM me if you wish to be added to the lists for these books:
"Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas" (to arrive as RABCK from UK soon) The Heart of a Woman
- large paperback about 450 grams
Has arrived with me. I will have to check my review of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, and then carry on with Maya's memoir!
Have finally read this, sorry for the tardy reading speed! Maya's life is certainly a bagful of experiences! Most unusual collection of hard luck stories and falling into the hands of ill meaning people. All seemingly very innocent, but so sad.
I will mail this out, and on it's way shortly.
In the post today to Jubby.
Oooh! Look what arrived in the post today.
Thank you for sharing this book with me. I do have two other bookrings with me, but am sure that I'll have it read and back in the post with four weeks.
I started reading (sorry for the hold up, the Sydney Writers' Festival was on last week, and I read a few other things as homework instead) this morning, and just can't put it dpwn. My family keep calling to me and interrupting. In an indeal world, I would NEVER have interruptions, but ... anyway, I expect I will be finished this book in a day or so, and have PMed Sugaryfun for postal details.
I've been bad. Sure, I've had a lot on with work and with family commitments, but in the past this has not been an a problem in the past.
It is not even the book itself. I love it! I was worried that Maya was going to be rather rightuous and dull, but I can assure you all (later readers), the young Maya is far from it!
I've already contacted Sugaryfun, and I have her contact details, and I promise that I will get stuck in and have this book finished and posted out by the end of the week.
Journal Entry 11
Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Released 13 yrs ago (6/19/2007 UTC) at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases
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Yay! Posted off to Sugaryfun.
Just a quick note to let you know the book is with me, thankyou.
I just finished this one. It's wonderful! Maya Angelou has had quite a life!
I have PM'd Sobergirl for her address to send it on.
edit: posted on yesterday.
What a life Maya Angelou has had!
I love the way she tells us about it, matter-of-fact way, not complaining and whining about the tings that happened or boasting about people she's known (I'm 100% allergic to those kind s of memoirs!).
I started reading this on the bus back from Helsinki yesterday and continued reading all night. Slept for a couple of hours and finished reading while drinking my morning coffee.
Now this little gem will continue its journey to Denmark.
Mailed on Monday 10th September
Maya Angelou has arrived in Denmark :) Thank you so much for including me in this ring. I'm fairly busy at the moment - my new job is taking up a lot of time. On top of that I'm reading another ring at the moment. I will make time for this book ASAP.
I've been looking forward to reading this book. I really enjoyed "I know why the caged bird sings".
I brought this book with me to Copenhagen yesterday, and read half of the book in the train. I then finished the book today, having been drawn completely into the story told. I can't wait to read the next book in the serie, and is thankful that the next two books were sent to me via Amazon a couple of days ago :) Maya Angelou captures my attention... also when I don't really have time to read, I just can't help but gulp down a couple of pages every day! She is an amazing woman.
Thank you so much for sharing this book with me. It will travel to Marko167 ASAP. He PM'ed me his address today.
Update, October 22: Book sent off to Marko167 today :)
Arrived safe and sound. I will read ASAP and pass onto my wife who is next up.
Took a while, heavier than usual work commitments and university work, so apologies.
Also wanted to reread I know why the caged bird sings first. But WOW! This lady has definitely lived a life. We so often look at the developing world and tut at their abuses and lack of human rights, but if we look closer to home less than 75 years back and we see a society that by our standards would now be unthinkable. Maya's humour through the book is great, she was no angel but also was no devil, simply an intelligent girl trying to get by on her wits in a world that had not prepared for all that would be thrown at her.
I look forward to the next installments.
I haven't PMed the next reader, instead have put in on her bedside table, I know she is halfway through the new Ken Follet so will probably get around to it after Christmas.
Maya continues to write as "matter-of-factly" as in the previous book, but always adorns this direct style with really creative comparisons to describe things and people....
As for her life. It reminds me a bit of someone I know, in the way she tried to make a living doing many different things from very early on and got most of her education from her intensive reading sessions and not out of a formal education.
I find the end a bit "abrupt", but that's a very clever way to keep you wanting to read the following installment!
Husband has got the next address, so it will be soon in the mail traveling to the UK.
Journal Entry 21
BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 21, 2008
Released 13 yrs ago (1/21/2008 UTC) at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases
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Off it flies to the land of Delia, Canaries and "Let's be 'aving you".
I didn't think much of this book. Although MA is quite open about her opportunistic way of life, and lots of what happens is properly outrageous and keeps the pages turning, and I'm sure that the lives of blacks in the USA really were that horrible and without opportunity to better oneself, but the sense of outrage, as Douglas Adams says in a different context, stopped right behind my eyes. I'm a real boyscout in that sense, if there is no effort to leave this place a better place than one found it, then it seems quite pointless to me.
Sent this on to nuttyreader.
Thanks so much. The book came today and I will PM the next person and read it very soon.
I will get a PM off to LadyKnightNiko today and move it along.
Thanks! I think i Liked her other books a bit better but it is very worth the time to read.
This arrived today, and I will start it as soon as I finish the book I'm currently reading.
Thanks nuttyreader for sending this to me, and aussie-rose for sharing!
What can I say, other than Angelou has lived an extremely interesting life? I love how she tells the truth about all of it, even the instances where she had some serious lack of judgment.
Thanks for mailing this to me, Nuttyreader, and to aussie-rose for sharing. I'm waiting for Aussie-rose's address so I can send this on it's way back home. :)
Journal Entry 28
Media Mail in USPS, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, June 16, 2008
Released 12 yrs ago (6/18/2008 UTC) at Media Mail in USPS, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases
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I finally found a reader for this, so I will mail it off on Wed before work.
Okay, ya'll.....the book is in Georgia, USA. Thanks to LadyKnightNiko for sending it to me. I will get it read when I finish "Forever Amber". (Fat book). I'm new to this....so I don't yet know where it's goin from the Deep South.
Journal Entry 30
Toccoa, Georgia USA on Sunday, October 05, 2008
Released 12 yrs ago (10/3/2008 UTC) at Toccoa, Georgia USA
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passed along to a friend