Women of the Silk: A Novel

by Gail Tsukiyama | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312099436 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Bluestocking88 of -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Washington USA on 8/18/2007
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Bluestocking88 from -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Washington USA on Saturday, August 18, 2007
I just loved Tsukiyama's story and writing style. I found the descriptions of life in the silk factory to be fascinating, and just loved the story of Pei and the others as they struggled through such a hard way of life.

I am mailing this off to Pell to start a bookring.

Pell--Italy
Bilbi--France
Midlifecrisis--UK
Secretariat--USA--CA
PassionToRead--PA <--book is here
Ladilee24--Delaware
cocacolacathy--Arizona
(please pm me to see if anyone else is interested before sending home)
Home to Bluestocking88

Journal Entry 2 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Friday, September 14, 2007
Arrived safe and sound today with two other books by the same author, Thankyou Bluestocking88. I started another book yesterday but will read as soon as ive finished it, I cant wait to start this one

Journal Entry 3 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Ejoyed reading this so much, one of my favourite subjects, Oriental stories. I kept cooking and fancying chinese food while i was reading it, thats why i have put on so much weight.
Will forward on some time next week.

Journal Entry 4 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Posted today from Italy, hope Bilbi enjoys reading it.

Journal Entry 5 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Thanks for sending two Asian books !
I'll read them as soon as I can.
I've been in an Asian literature mood lately so THANK YOU again \o/

Journal Entry 6 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Monday, October 15, 2007
It's always such a pleasure to read a book like this ! I think my taste for Asian literature can't be stopped !

I'll start the second book (by the same writer) as soon as... tomorrow ;-)

EDIT : \o/ means yeeeeeeeeeeeaaah ! I think a kiss is :*

Journal Entry 7 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Received today - thank you very much. I may be a little longer than usual reading this because I have three received at the same time, but I will certainly get this on its way as soon as possible. (By the way, I am intrigued by bilbi's little symbol \o/ - is it a happy person waving their arms, or a continental kiss?)

Journal Entry 8 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Sunday, November 04, 2007
I really enjoyed this book and once started I could not put it down. Easy writing style with just the right balance of description and action, and some tantalising hints about various aspects of the girls' life style, which (quite properly I felt) respected their privacy. Altogether delightful. I will get this moving again, hopefully next week.

Journal Entry 9 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Friday, November 09, 2007
Posted today to PassiontoRead

Journal Entry 10 by passiontoread from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, November 16, 2007
Received today. Thanks midlifecrisis for mailing. Have a few bookrings ahead but will try to read in a timely fashion and keep traveling.

Journal Entry 11 by passiontoread from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, December 21, 2007
Just finished today and I really enjoyed the book. It was a fast, easy read mainly because it was so interesting and a good story. It was heartwarming to read about such a meaningful relationship between friends but amazed at how difficult life could be for females and their families in China. Thanks for including me in the bookring. I've already sent a PM to ladilee24 but have not gotten a response. Will try a few more times.

Journal Entry 12 by passiontoread from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Mailed this book today to ladilee24....finally got to the post office after the holiday madness. Sorry it took so long to mail. Happy reading in 2008!

Journal Entry 13 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Friday, January 04, 2008
Just arrived today. Looks very interesting, thanks.

Journal Entry 14 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Friday, January 11, 2008
I enjoyed this novel; it was quite different from my other reading so far this year. I loved the relationships between the women, especially Pei and Lin and their enduring bond. A quick read, but a moving one, far outside my own experience yet something that will stay with me.

Trying to contact cocacolacathy to mail the book on, will ship once I get her address.

Journal Entry 15 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Thursday, January 17, 2008
Never heard from cocacolacathy, so I mailed this back to Bluestocking88 this morning, January 17, 2007.

Journal Entry 16 by Bluestocking88 from -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Washington USA on Saturday, January 19, 2008
Home again home again jiggity jog. . .

Thank you everyone for keeping this moving. It is now home safely and it will likely take part in a future bookbox after I reread it.

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