10 journalers for this copy...
Received with a box of books yesterday - thanks skcreader! A classic, right?
Since my TBR pile is so big, I’m sending a few of the waiting books out on journeys to be enjoyed by others while I try to whittle the TBR pile down. Don't laugh, it could happen! Anyway, if you are interested in joining this book ring, PM me. For those signed up, the shipping order is below, it could possibly change depending on mailing preferences though, which I have noted on my chart.
1. herchelle (Canada)
2. CynthiaA (Canada)
3. geishabird (Canada)
4. SillySilhouette (US)
5. Bibliocrates (US)
Then back to me!
Usual ring rules and regulations apply, any questions just PM me!
Packed up today and will be mailed as soon as I get to the post office!
I recieved this wonderful book in the mail yesterday and I can not put it down. It is like a visit from my old dear friends; Wang Lung, Olan, their family and friends and I am really enjoying their visit with me again...it has been such a long time. Thank you for sending me this book, I am honoured to part of this book ring!
A truly satisfying book!! It was just as wonderful the fifth time around as the first. I will be sending it off to the next one in the ring. Again, thank you for giving me the opportunity to read this again.
Arrived today, safe and sound. Took a heck of a long time -- darned Canada Post! But it is great timing in that I just finished a book this a.m. so I can get right to it!
Received today - thank you! I've always wanted to read this...
I really enjoyed this. A compelling and fascinating story. It put me in mind of John Steinbeck's East of Eden at times. I liked the almost biblical cadence she uses as a narrative voice; it really imparts a sense of the epic to the tale. Really a great read.
I wasn't aware that this book is the first in a trilogy of books chronicling the story of the Wang family; I am now very interested in reading the rest of the saga. I'd be glad to read anything of Buck's, actually; she is extremely readable!
Thanks very much for sharing. I have SillySilhouette's address and will post this off in the next day or two.
Book was mailed out yesterday...enjoy!
This delightful-looking book has arrived safely and soundly (and with good timing to boot)! -Lately, I've been wondering if I should start a fiction book because I've been reading portions of my non-fiction books in such a willy-nilly fashion.
Wonderful! I really enjoyed reading about the ups and downs that occurred throughout Wang Lung's life. I found it interesting to see how his aging affected his thoughts, his energy level and his desires.
A lesson to learn is that life is unpredictable and that everyone has his/her own struggles to deal with.
12/05/07 It's finally on it's way back to Aramena (Bibliocrates asked to be skipped).
Arrived home today! I'm moving this up in my TBR queue, and will hopefully get to it in the next couple of months myself. Thanks everybody for making this a successful ring, after reading all the journal entries I'm eager to read the book myself!
I was starting to feel like I would never finish this book. I don't know that'd I'd call it enjoyable but I started off all right, but towards the end it just seemed like it was going on forever. I really felt sorry for O-lan and did not feel tht Wang Lung deserved her. I know it was a very different time back then, but I just didn't much care for Wang Lung.
I'll either offer this in the forum or check wish lists to pass on.
This is off today to Guinaveve, and my apologies for taking so long to get it in the mail!
Thank you Aramena. I look forward to reading this. After, I plan to include it in a bookbox I am putting together to go out sometime this month or next. THANKS!
What a great book! I was fascinated to follow the twist and turns of Wang Lung's life and really didn't want the story to end. I see mentioned above that this is part of a trilogy and will have to look for the other 2 books now.
Thanks for sharing it with me. I am reserving it for a bookbox I am hosting soon.
Journal Entry 19
by postal services in Sent by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 29, 2008
Released 11 yrs ago (2/29/2008 UTC) at by postal services in Sent by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I have included this book in my "Well Traveled" Bookbox.
Arrived in a well-traveled bookbox. I am putting back in and can't wait to see it's travels!
Pulled from the Well Traveled Box.
I finished this today. I enjoy reading books that are set in China (or similar areas) because I think the culture of the time was interesting.
I loved Olan's character. She was so smart and strong and I hated that Wang didn't realize exactly what he had in her, but it was a different time and culture. It seemed like at about the midpoint of the book, Wang's personality shifted a lot in the course of just a couple of paragraphs...a little abrupt.
All in all, it wasn't a bad book, but I didn't like it enough to seek out the other books in the trilogy. I'll send it on soon to keep it moving.
Thanks for sharing it with me.
Here are a few lines that cracked me up (whether they were meant to or not!)
"Now calm your heart, my father. It is not a harlot but a second woman in the house."
But the old man would not be silent and whether he heard what was said or not no one knew only that he shouted over and over, "There is a harlot here!" And he said suddenly, seeing Wang Lung near him, "And I had one woman and my father had one woman and we farmed the land." And again he cried out after a time, "I say it is a harlot!"
And so the old man woke from his aged and fitful sleeping with a sort of cunning hatred against Lotus. He would go to the doorway of her court and shout suddenly into the air, "Harlot!" -- page 150
*This is going out soon to Moonwoolf in Portugal.
Journal Entry 23
N/A in ***, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 17, 2008
Released 11 yrs ago (4/17/2008 UTC) at N/A in ***, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sent as a ray it forward to moonwoolf who has promised to read it and keep the ray it forward going. Enjoy!
Receive it today :) When i finish reading i will ray it forward again :)
This will fill the challenge of Nobels that i'm trying to do :) Thankksss
8-05-2008= Reserved to Ray it Forward to Kotus123