Bridge to Terabithia ~*~ former bookray

by Katherine Paterson | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0440841216 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pgsahm of Disputanta, Virginia USA on 5/22/2003
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by pgsahm from Disputanta, Virginia USA on Thursday, May 22, 2003
What’s a bookray and how does it work?

A bookray is when a book passes from person to person based on the list of members involved. Preferably a bookray book is never released into the wild.

To join this bookray (or any other bookray of mine) please private message me. I will be glad to add you to the list. New members are added all of the time so be sure to check the list of participants before you mail the book to the next in line just in case!

Once you are a bookray member you will receive the book from the person listed before you. When you receive the book please make a journal entry stating that you’ve received it. Then read it as soon as you can (no absolute hurry, just be reasonable please :o), and journal again with your thoughts. You’ll then need to private message the person on the list after you for their address. Mail the book by media mail (it’s cheaper!), and make release notes on the book only if you’d like to. Then sit back and watch the continuing journey!

The members are as follows:

Rampallion (Illinois) (journaled)
SalDragski (Texas)(journaled)
aaratnayake (Minnesota)(journaled)
gaysocialworker (Virginia)(journaled)
SuorClarisse (Canada)(journaled)

Journal Entry 2 by pgsahm at on Sunday, June 08, 2003
Release planned for Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at Bookcrosser's home in postal release, postal release USA.

Starting the bookray! I hope you enjoy the book! This was a favorite of mine from many years ago. It left me feeling how important life is. Very moving book!

Journal Entry 3 by rampallion from Evanston, Illinois USA on Monday, June 23, 2003
I was delighted to receive this book in the mail today. I read an excerpt from _Bridge to Terabithia_ in the fourth or fifth grade, and it made such an impact on me that I still remember it clearly (at least, I think I do--I'll have to read the book to make sure). One of the great things about BookCrossing is finding a bookray that makes you say, "Oh, I always meant to read that! And now I can." Thanks so much for organizing this, pgsahm.

I have one more bookray book ahead of this one (_Smoke and Mirrors_ by Neil Gaiman, it's fantastic), but I should be diving into this one soon.

Journal Entry 4 by rampallion from Evanston, Illinois USA on Saturday, June 28, 2003
Read this in one sitting and had a good cry. What a wonderful, unusual, moving book. I am not surprised that it's still popular--or that some communities are still trying to keep it out of the hands of children.

I plan to send this to SalDragski this week.

Journal Entry 5 by rampallion from Evanston, Illinois USA on Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Still waiting to hear from SalDragski. Will give her another week or so before I send this to the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 6 by rampallion at on Monday, July 07, 2003
Released on Monday, July 07, 2003 at to fellow bookcrosser in postal release, postal release USA.

Sent to SalDragski today by first class mail.

Journal Entry 7 by SalDragski from San Antonio, Texas USA on Friday, July 11, 2003
Received today in the mail. More later.

Journal Entry 8 by SalDragski from San Antonio, Texas USA on Saturday, July 19, 2003
A pretty good book. Surprise ending.

Journal Entry 9 by aaratnayake from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Received this book yesterday. can't wait to get started. on top of to be read pile.

Journal Entry 10 by aaratnayake from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, August 05, 2003
I am convinced that i have read this book before. But when or where i can't seem to remember. It felt like i was walking through a dream i have had many times over. Either way it was an excellent book. the ending was a little abrupt. i guess death always is... I really enjoyed it and i hope the next person in line does as well. Thanks to pgsahm for starting this book on it's journey and thanks to SalDragski for sending it to me.

Journal Entry 11 by aaratnayake at on Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Released on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at to fellow bookcrosser in postal release, postal release USA.

mailing to gaysocialworker as part of a bookring.

Journal Entry 12 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Sunday, August 10, 2003
Received, and will begin soon.

Journal Entry 13 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Monday, August 18, 2003
Bridge to Terabithia is a emotionally gripping children's book with issues that certainly extend beyond child's play--an enjoyable 'coming of age' work for readers of all ages. Explores the issues of friendship and loss; a great teaching resource.

I'll be holding onto the book for a few more days, as I'm visiting family in Fort Worth, TX. Mailing to SuorClarisse in Canada, upon my return to Virginia.


Journal Entry 14 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Friday, August 22, 2003
Loaned to in-town BC'er for the weekend. The Bridge to Terabathia was such a good story that I wanted to share with a friend before sending it to Canada. It will be sent out with next week's mailing.

Journal Entry 15 by johninttsa from Norfolk, Virginia USA on Monday, August 25, 2003

This book was very good. I would recommend it to anyone ;). Now its back to gaysocial worker so he can send it off.

Journal Entry 16 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Sending to SuorClarisse in Canada

Journal Entry 17 by SuorClarisse on Thursday, September 04, 2003
Received the book in today's mail and have started to read it with my almost-6 year old. She's starting her first day of kindergarten tomorrow, so this was the perfect time to get the book! We've read chapter one already and will be working on a chapter a night until we're done :)

Journal Entry 18 by SuorClarisse on Saturday, September 20, 2003
A wonderful story! I started reading with my daughter but she lost interest after the third or fourth chapter. So Mama finished up on her own - and went through a good bit of Kleenex, I might add!

I'm waiting to see if there's anybody else to be added to the bookray. If not, the book will be donated to my kids' school library in a few weeks.

Update November 10th:
While waiting to see if anyone wanted to continue the ray my husband borrowed the book and enjoyed it quite a bit. (Maybe he'll catch the BookCrossing bug too!) Finally I heard from Silverstone in Sweden, and the book has been sent to her today :)

Journal Entry 19 by Silverstone from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, November 17, 2003
It just popped through the mailslot in my door.... I'm very much looking forward reading it. Thanks SuorClarisse!!

Journal Entry 20 by Silverstone from Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, December 01, 2003
Oh, this book was so beautiful.... as I have said before, juvenile books are often better than adult ones.... less complicated and straight forward...

Don't we all wish we had a friend like Leslie???

Had a good cry and felt filled with lots of hope when I had finished this one...

I will try to continue the bookray... but will wait for a while since funds are low.... maybe I lend it out to some friends during the waiting time....

Released on Monday, August 16, 2004 at Newtonmore Hostel in the bookshelf in Newtonmore, Scotland United Kingdom.

Newtonmore Hostel, Craigellachie House, Main St is a neat and loveley little hostel in the back yard of a private house, in the common room is a set of bookshelves, there some where I left it during my roundtrip in Scotland.

PS. I just have to add since I have had this book in my possession quite a while now, no one has asked for it I thought it fit to release it. I just saw in the top entry on this book that it preferably shouldn't have been released in the wild. I am so sorry.

PS 2: I was in a hurry when I grabbed a book to release in Scotland....

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