Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

by Maya Angelou | Religion & Spirituality |
ISBN: 0553569074 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MieLH of Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on 5/14/2007
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Monday, May 14, 2007
Rainflower sent me "Even the stars look lonesome" a while ago, but I have wanted to read this book (the first book) before reading the second one about the stars. So here it is :)

Despite upcoming exams I've already started reading, and I like it :)


* * * reserved for a bookray. PM me if you're interested in joining :) * * *

Participants so far:
MieLH in Denmark (ships anywhere)
Sobergirl in Finland (ships anywhere)
Cross-patch in the UK (prefers to ship within the UK)
quizgirl in the UK (prefers to ship within the UK) being skipped - no reply!
Haugtussa in Norway (ships within europe)
baileybird in the UK (ships anywhere)
stubee in the UK (ships anywhere) asked to be skipped
KT-J in the UK (ships anywhere) asked to be skipped
jubby in Australia (ships anywhere)
aussie-rose in Australia (prefers to be last) Book is here!

When the final reader is finished with the book, he or she is free to do with it has he or she pleases :) I do encourage that the book keeps traveling, since that is what BookCrossing-books are destined to do! Thank you.

BookRing guidelines:

* Please journal the book once when you receive it and once when you are done with it and it's about to leave your hands.
* Please PM the next person in line and send it off to them (Give the next reader a week to reply to your PM. If there's no reply, please PM me (so I can make a note in the list above) and then PM the next reader in line)
* If at all possible please try to read the book within 45 days (I don't care if it takes you longer to finish, but please PM me, so I won't worry)
* Most of all enjoy the book - - this is not a school assignment :)

Journal Entry 2 by MieLH from Odense, Fyns Amt Denmark on Saturday, May 26, 2007
Uhm, what a wonderful little collection of Maya Angelou thoughts and stories. I passed my bachelor-exam yesterday, and was therefore able to finally finish this book today. I brought it with me on the bus going to the shopping mall and the journey felt much shorter than usual :)

I am now ready to start off this ray. Sobergirl has already been PM'ed and I'm waiting for a forwarding address :)

Update May 29, 2007: Sent off to Sobergirl in Finland today :) I hope it arrives soon in good shape.

Journal Entry 3 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Thursday, May 31, 2007
The book is now safely in Finland!
I will read it asap and pass it along to the next person.

I skimmed through the book a bit already, and found a wonderful quote to add to my emais!
Thanks, Maya

Maya Angelou Official website


Journal Entry 4 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, June 06, 2007
I read this last night when it was too hot to sleep.
Wisdom and thoughts based on Maya Angelou's own experience, that's what makes it so great!
Thank you MieLH for letting me read this!
I have contacted cross-patch and will mail the book as soon as I get the address!

Journal Entry 5 by Sobergirl from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, June 10, 2007
Sent to cross-patch a couple of days ago

Journal Entry 6 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, June 18, 2007
Arrived! I am fascinated by this lady. She has a lot to say, and it all seems worth listening to. Thankyou for sharing and for keeping it moving.

Journal Entry 7 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, July 09, 2007
Maya Angelou is a warm, perceptive lady and I appreciated a chance to learn from her wisdom.

I have sent quizgirl a pm for her address, but have had no reply (nor to an ISO) so I have posted it today, 17 July, to Haugtussa.

Journal Entry 8 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, July 20, 2007
The book has arrived Norway.

Journal Entry 9 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Sunday, August 12, 2007
An interesting read. I enjoy Maya Angelou''s writing and her thoughts and reflections over both little and big things in life.

I''ll get the book off to baileybird as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 10 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Monday, August 13, 2007
The book is moving on to baileybird today. Happy travels!

Journal Entry 11 by baileybird from Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Arrived safely today- I was planning to read another book first but this just looks too tempting.....

Journal Entry 12 by baileybird from Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Wondeful, warm and inspiring! This was my first Maya Angelou and won't be my last, thank you for sharing xx

OOps sorry for the delay in getting this one off to Stubee, but it should be in the post tomorrow! (4/9/07)

Journal Entry 13 by baileybird from Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, September 09, 2007
Have PM'd Jubby for address as Stubee and co asked to pass- hope to get this off asap :0)

Heard from Jubby- will be in the post tomorrow- Happy reading Jubby! xx

Journal Entry 14 by jubby from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Friday, September 14, 2007
Yay, this arrived in todays post.

Thank you very much for having me in this ring, and a huge thank you to BaileyBird for posting it all the way to Australia. It didn't take long at all!

Will read and pass on soon.

Journal Entry 15 by jubby from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thank you for sharing this book with me MieLH.

I love quick, little handbag books like these. Don't you feel like you've accomplished something when you can read a book in a day, while not neglecting work, etc.?

And what a fiesty little book too!

Most of the chapters were strongly presented, and enjoyable to read. I got a little cranky with one or two ('Virtue' and 'Style'), but I guess that is to be expected.

Maya Angelou is an amazing writer, and woman, and this little book contains many words of wisdom. You are the person you create and your actions define who you are. We are human, with faults and fears, but ever we can strive.

Just lovely.

Now, I've PMed Aussie-Rose for her postal details, and have the book all ready to post off.

Journal Entry 16 by aussie-rose from Keith, South Australia Australia on Monday, October 08, 2007
Book arrived safely a few days ago - we've been away on holidays hence the delay in journalling it! I'll start reading it ASAP :-) Thanks for passing it along!

Journal Entry 17 by aussie-rose at Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Saturday, February 16, 2013
Great Book! I have enjoyed all the Maya Angelou stories/biographies! :)


This book is just "calling home" to say hello and let you know that it's still alive and well! :)

I would like to sincerely apologise for holding onto this books so long! My health has been quite bad over the past few years and I have been unable to concentrate enough to read some novels and be actively involved in Bookcrossing so some books have languished in my cupboard! I am releasing it into BibliophileOz's hands and she'll take the book to a meet-up or release it in a suitable location. Thank you for understanding! :)

Journal Entry 18 by BibliophileOz at Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (3/12/2013 UTC) at Adelaide, South Australia Australia

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Gratefully received from aussie-rose.

I have heard of Maya Angelou....I know she is a significant African-American writer and I regret that I don't know more about her. I may have read some of her poetry - at the edges of my mind is a powerful poem that I *think* was written by her but I can't remember what it's called. Thanks to Wikipedia I now know that I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography. For some reason I always thought it was a novel! This looks very interesting but I will take it to the Meet-Up in March and maybe look for a copy of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

If it doesn't find a new reader at the Meet-Up it will join the Great Book Swap.

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