Rapture of Canaan (Oprah's Book Club)
4 journalers for this copy...
I saw this on the $1 clearance at Book Traders and decided to pick it up as a second copy. This is my favorite book of all time. I hope to include it in a book box or something like that.
ETA: Here's a link to my PC copy's journal entry: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4388718
I'm putting this in Lginder's "Books I've Loved and Want to Share" book box.
I pulled this book out of the bookbox. I can't tell you how many times I have come across this book and just walked right past it. The title doesn't appeal to me at all. But I finally turned over the back cover and read what it's about. I'm hooked! It's moved right to the top of my TBR pile.
I really, really enjoyed this book. I can't believe I've passed it by so many times.
My family has some deep Appalachian roots, and my stepmother and her family fall into the Pentacostal speaking-in-tongues group. So that always interests me, in a freaky sort of way. :)
It was very easy for me to conjure up pictures of the characters in this book and their homes and tobacco fields. I wanted to shake my head many times at the senseless guilt that James and Ninah felt over things. It's a different world, but one that actually exists.
The barbed wire and grave punishments astounded me. Wow. And Canaan. Very unique twist there. (I don't want to give anything away.)
I'm going to see if my mother has read this one yet. I think she'd like it. Thanks for sharing!
I passed this along to my mother (who STILL hasn't joined Bookcrossing). She loved it, and passed it along to Char, a friend of hers. Char intends to give the book back to me, but I encouraged her to release it somewhere instead. Hopefully she will, though I'm not sure I'll know about it until it's caught.
Funny story. I went thrift store shopping with my mother today and saw this book on the bookshelves. I picked it up because I wanted to get a copy for a bookbox that's coming my way soon. I picked up two other books as well, and then I opened them and saw my mother's address labels inside. I laughed and showed them to her and she was so upset that I was going to pay for books that she would have given me for free. And then all of sudden she said, "Wait! You gave me that one, didn't you?" She was mortified that I was buying back a book that I'd given her to read. If only she'd join Bookcrossing. I keep telling her she can give away any of the books I give her, but she's still upset that I had to pay $.25 to get it back. I'm not. :)
Adding to the "Best of BC" bookbox. Enjoy!
Okay, I'm laughing now. This is one of those books that I see a lot of, but can never remember if I have my own copy of or not, waiting to be read. So here I am, scanning my BC TBR's to see if I already have it, and it seems that mrsjones put another copy of this in my Best of BC box last year. LOL! I guess that means I better read it, eh mrsj? :')
I'll definitely get to one of these someday, & I'll find the extra one a new home. Thanks!
Journal Entry 9
Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Recieved via paperbackswap.com