Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

by BARACK OBAMA | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1400082773 Global Overview for this book
Registered by elizz273 of Salem, Virginia USA on 10/18/2006
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14 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by elizz273 from Salem, Virginia USA on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
my sister gave me this for last Christmas, simply because i'd liked the man's speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. it might be a very insightful book, but i have no desire to read it. i hope someone else enjoys it.

Journal Entry 2 by elizz273 from Salem, Virginia USA on Thursday, November 09, 2006
sent to Coleen (cuz she WISHED for it ;-} )

Journal Entry 3 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Thursday, November 16, 2006
...and the wish comes true!!! :') Thanks, elizz, for this book! I'm going to try not to put it off too long...would like to check out this Obama guy before all the presidential hype really gets going...!

Journal Entry 4 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Friday, March 07, 2008
I really, REALLY had hoped to have read this by now, but it still hasn't happened. So I'm loaning it out to tenneh, who is apparently more efficient than I am! :') However, I vow I'm going to have it read before the election!!!

Journal Entry 5 by tenneh from Verdon, Nebraska USA on Thursday, March 13, 2008
Received today - I'll get it back to you soon! :-)

I really enjoyed this book and found Barack Obama's life story to be fascinating. I will be looking for his next book to read. Thanks so much for allowing me to read this book!


headed back to indygo88

Journal Entry 7 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Arrived back here today. I plan on moving this up on Mt. TBR!

Journal Entry 8 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Organizing an international bookray for this one! General bookring etiquette applies. Please journal the book when you receive it & again with your review, as well as when you're shipping it off to the next person. Please try to keep the book no longer than 6 weeks; however, I realize that sometimes unpredictable things happen, so all I ask is that you please keep me updated or make an additional journal entry if you need extra reading time. Hope you enjoy the book! :')

Mailing order as follows:

Rrrcaron (USA)
Dei (Singapore)
hioniam (Greece)
YellowBow (Portugal)
justmesam (Netherlands)
MrsJennings (UK)
PRCS (Canada) (asked to be skipped)
darkpunkangel (Canada)
Brookler (Canada) (received own copy)
ladybug74 (USA) (library copy)
hak42 (USA)
yayajanuary (Indonesia) (asked to be removed)
Tregossip (UK)
Mary-T (Germany)
solskinn (Austria) (asked to be removed)
Nagwan (Yemen) (asked to be skipped)
QueenSissi (Portugal)
lucy-lemon (UK) (asked to be skipped)
CITIBELLE (UK) (asked to be skipped)
dare2believe (Italy) (no response to PM's)

Journal Entry 9 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This book is a nice eye-opening narrative of Obama's family history, his own personal background, his struggles & thoughts as a youth, his search for "self", and personal discovery of his roots. It was refreshing to read, in his own words, about where he comes from, as opposed to the Obama that the media has created. As an Obama supporter myself, I was anxious to find out more about his personal nature versus just his political views that we hear day to day currently. While I was not blown away by this memoir (he is indeed well-spoken, but almost too philosophical at times), I did enjoy being able to trace his roots, prior to his birth, up until his more recent years. The book is divided into three sections: one taking place primarily in Hawaii which details his mother's family & his younger years; the middle section taking place in Chicago where he struggles to find his niche in the working world; and the last section taking place in Kenya, where he travels to discover & explore his African roots. Each section has its own distinct characteristics, but they fit together to evolve into a coming-of-age self discovery.

This book will be mailed tomorrow to start the first leg of its bookray journey!

Journal Entry 10 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I received this book in the mail today, and I'm on my way to getting comfortable and starting it right now!

Journal Entry 11 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I so enjoyed reading this book. I have been an Obama fan from the start, and learning about his life before becoming a presidenatal candidate just confirmed my feelings, made them stronger even. Now I want to find a copy of The Audacity Of Hope. I really believe everybody should read this book and find out for themselves who Obama is and what he stands for. Thank you so much for sharing this read!

Journal Entry 12 by wingDeiwing on Saturday, August 02, 2008
Just received this via the post office this evening! Yippie. Will journal after reading. Thanks for the speedpost rrrcaron

Journal Entry 13 by elizz273 from Salem, Virginia USA on Friday, August 15, 2008
i'm breaking into the middle of this book ray to say that i finally did read the book. i had been so bothered by the 2004 pres election that i'd forgotten what i liked in the speech he gave. then i watched the speech he made announcing his candidacy, and i've been a fan ever since. i've volunteered with the campaign some.

when i did go out and get another copy to ready, i was really struck by how open he was in discussing his life. the thoughtfullness and introspection evidenced in the book are some of the things that really attract me to him, and that make me thing he'll be a good president.

so i hope all y'all enjoy it too.

Journal Entry 14 by hioniam on Monday, September 22, 2008
I received the book last week
(thanks Dei!)and I will pass it on
to the next in the ring the soonest

Journal Entry 15 by hioniam on Friday, December 05, 2008
I found Obama's first book much more interesting
than his second one (The Audacity of Hope).

The book is now on the way to YellowBow.

Journal Entry 16 by YellowBow from Fleet , Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 29, 2008
Has arrived early this morning! :) I'll start reading as soon as possibel!
Thanks elizz273 for sharing with us and thanks to hioniam for posting to me!

Journal Entry 17 by YellowBow from Fleet , Hampshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 08, 2009
My boyfriend received this book as a christmas present. I'll continue reading his copy and let you know my opinion when finished it!
Thanks to indygo88 for sharing with BC comunity!

Going to justmesam. Hope you like it :)

Journal Entry 18 by justmesam from Hoorn, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, February 16, 2009
Sorry for the delay, I have read it and will PM's the next Bookcrosser.

Update 31-03-2009:
Haven't received a PM back going to try it for 1 last time...

Dreams from my father is travelling to MrsJennings

Journal Entry 19 by MrsJennings from Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, May 11, 2009
Received this week in the post, thanks justmesam.

Journal Entry 20 by MrsJennings from Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, July 27, 2009
Found the book very interesting, thanks for sending it out.
I'll be sending it on to darkpunkangel in Canada next.

Journal Entry 21 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 30, 2009
Got this a couple of day ago, thanks. I already starting reading this and I am enjoying it so far.

Journal Entry 22 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 03, 2010
Sorry I had this for so long, school got in the way. This was an interesting read, I really enjoyed learning about Obama from his own words. Can't wait to read his other books.

I PMed the next person in line and will send this off when I get their address.

Journal Entry 23 by darkpunkangel at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 11, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (1/11/2010 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases



Sent to the next person on the list, hope you enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 24 by hak42 from Durham, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Received today. I should hopefully be able to get to it soon.

Journal Entry 25 by hak42 from Durham, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, April 24, 2010
I've been buried in work lately and hadn't realized how long I've had this. Since it doesn't seem likely that I'm going to get to it soon, I'm sending it on to Tregossip.

Journal Entry 26 by Tregossip from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Arrived this morning safe and well - thank you.

book itself is looking a little fragile/well read so will handle with care

Journal Entry 27 by Tregossip at St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Sunday, July 18, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (7/18/2010 UTC) at St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom


Sorry It's so late in coming to you but a busy summer so far

Journal Entry 28 by wingMary-Twing at Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, July 26, 2010
The dreams arrived safe and sound.
They have to wait a bit...

My boyfriend started to read it - but I don't think he will finish it.
I read the first pages over the weekend, but it didn't grap me.
So, I think this will travel now since it was stalled too long here.
I'm very sorry for that.

Nagwan don't want to read this book again.
And from the QueenSissy I don't have an address/reply yet...

Will be sent to the next participant on Monday.

Journal Entry 29 by QueenSissi at Seia, Guarda Portugal on Monday, March 14, 2011
It has arrived - thanks!

Journal Entry 30 by QueenSissi at Seia, Guarda Portugal on Tuesday, June 07, 2011
While looking at this book I suddenly realized how different Portugal is. Obama's life is truly amazing and possible for someone living in such a large, trying to integrate, country. Even if this is also a bit of advertising, the way life in the USA is depicted seems to be quite interesting.

sending it forward ASAP. lucy-lemon and citibelle asked to be skipped.

Journal Entry 31 by QueenSissi at Gouveia, Guarda Portugal on Tuesday, January 03, 2012
After trying to contact dare2believe and pming with indygo88, I sent this book to a friend's home who I think will apreciate it and hopefully turn her into a bookcrosser...

It was sent through the mail today. Thanks!

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