Gods in Alabama

by Joshilyn Jackson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780446694537 Global Overview for this book
Registered by princess-peapod of San Luis Obispo, California USA on 2/10/2009
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by princess-peapod from San Luis Obispo, California USA on Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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part of my never ending Mt. TBR that I am trying to register all of in order to see where they come from & how long they sit on my shelves waiting to be read! not sure where this one came from or how long it has been waiting for a chance to be read, but I'll work on getting to it soon!

"Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack." --Virginia Woolf

Journal Entry 2 by princess-peapod at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (4/5/2011 UTC) at San Luis Obispo, California USA

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If you found this book while in the area of San Luis Obispo, CA. feel free to come by and check out Joe Mommas which houses our bookshelf! We also hold our local meetups on the first Tuesday of each month at 5pm there, please come join the fun! The books on the shelf are free to for you to read, enjoy and pass along to another!

wanted to like this one more, Putting into my spring cleaning 2011 bookbox!



"A book is a mysterious object, I said, and once it floats out into the world, anything can happen. All kinds of mischief can be caused, and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. For better or worse, it's completely out of your control."
Paul Auster


Journal Entry 3 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Sunday, April 10, 2011
I plucked this book from the spring cleaning book box that just showed up today (as we were doing a massive spring cleaning of our own)!

Journal Entry 4 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Monday, April 11, 2011
This book was just a fun and entertaining read from start to finish. I enjoyed the characters, and I liked the fact that it didn't read quite as simply as the chick lit book I originally expected it to be. I enjoyed this story more than I liked "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming". That was a rather strange story. This one had more believable characters and situations, and yet ended up surprising me along the way. I've been through Alabama, with the kudzu everywhere, and the little nowhere towns, so it wasn't hard to conjure up the look and feel of Arlene's hometown.

Journal Entry 5 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (4/12/2011 UTC) at San Diego, California USA

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Handed off to powaybabe, who I know will love this story!

Journal Entry 6 by powaybabe at Poway, California USA on Sunday, April 24, 2011
I caught this book from judygreeneyes! Thanks, I am looking forward to reading this.

Released 8 yrs ago (7/17/2011 UTC) at -- By post or by hand-ie ring, trade, RABCK, meet in San Diego, California USA

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Released in the "Already Been Crossed" book box. Happy travels!!

Journal Entry 8 by k00kaburra at San Jose, California USA on Thursday, September 08, 2011
This book enjoyed a brief visit in San Jose, California, before continuing its travels in the ABC (Already Book Crossed) Bookbox!

Journal Entry 9 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Received today in BookLady331's "Already Been Crossed" Book-box. Link

Will take it out, but I don't know how soon I'll be able to read it. Thank you for sharing!

Oct 2, 2012: Moved to the short list, hoping that it can be released in time for Pinkoeria's November E-Less Release Challenge!
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Overview: For 10 years Arlene has kept her promises, and God has kept His end of the bargain. Until now. When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene's door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly, former quarterback and god of Possett High, Arlene's break with her former hometown is forced to an end. At the same time, Burr, her long-time boyfriend, has raised an ultimatum: introduce him to her family or consider him gone. Arlene loves him dearly but knows her lily white (not to mention deeply racist) Southern Baptist family will not understand her relationship with an African American boyfriend. Reluctantly, Arlene bows to the pressure, and she and Burr embark on the long-avoided road trip back home. As Arlene digs through guilt and deception, her patched-together alibi begins to unravel, and she discovers how far she will go for love and a chance at redemption.
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March 22, 2013: Well, didn't get to read it in time for 2012's November E-Less Challenge, but reading it soon and saving it for THIS year's challenge!

April 5, 2013: Started reading this book today!

April 8, 2013: Holy cow! She didn't waste any time getting to the crux of the matter, did she? Where can it POSSIBLY go from here? Ready for a wild ride!

April 18, 2013: Well, I finished it. I was upset that she tipped her hand so early in the story. Even though there was a lot more of the story to tell, I felt cheated out of a big ending ... OK, being saved for the "E-less Release Challenge," so you won't see another journal entry til November!

October 17, 2013: Offered as a RABCK to send off as part of Pinkoeria's E-Less Release Challenge in November. See this forum thread: CLICK HERE.

November 19, 2013: Claimed by FeistyPom2Love. WIll be sent off soon!

Journal Entry 10 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (11/23/2013 UTC) at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Off to FeistyPom2Love in California! ☺ Happy Traveling, Book! ☺

Journal Entry 11 by FeistyPom2Love at Carpinteria, California USA on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wow, thank you for sending this my way!! It arrived safely in the mail this afternoon. I look forward to reading this novel. :-)

I read or rather listened to my first Joshilyn Jackson novel on audiobook earlier this year... If you haven't read Joshilyn Jackson's 'The Girl Who Stopped Swimming', then I highly recommend it too.

I also found a used copy of Joshilyn Jackson's Back Seat Saints at our FOL Used Bookstore not too long ago, which I look forward to reading soon as well.

Journal Entry 12 by FeistyPom2Love at San Ramon, California USA on Sunday, January 06, 2019
Loved this novel from start to finish!! The writing, story, and characters were engaging and had me captivated from start to finish. Thank you for sharing this book with me. I plan to wild release it inside a Little Free Library soon. :-)

Released 6 mos ago (1/6/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library at 453 Lirio Street in Solana Beach, California USA

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Left this book inside a Little Free Library.

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