American Gods (Join this bookring, too!!!)

by Neil Gaiman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0380789035 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Mom-of-one of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA on 8/19/2003
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Mom-of-one from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, August 19, 2003
I'm on a Neil Gaiman kick. I just went out and bought this book, Good Omens and Neverwhere. Not for trade right now. I'll post when I've read them and am ready to set them free.

Journal Entry 2 by Mom-of-one from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, February 28, 2004
This one is going out in a bookring as follows:

JonAzreal
First-Noel
labmomnm
May-eve
Alex-the-cat
Princessaurora
Kab113
vivdripper
Arwen-Galadriel
trygvasson

If anyone has a problem with this route, please let me know!

Released on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at bookring in Butler, Pennsylvania USA.

Beginning it's bookring journey...visiting jonazreal for a bit in Texas!

Journal Entry 4 by JonAzrael from Plano, Texas USA on Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Received this book in the mail today. Thanks very much Mom-of-one! I'll put Mystic River back on the shelf for a bit so I can read this in good time for the next person.

Journal Entry 5 by JonAzrael from Plano, Texas USA on Friday, March 26, 2004
A little daunting at first ("I have to read 600 pages in about 2 weeks? Ok, life goes on hold starting... now") but it soon turned into an enjoyable read, particularly the Lakeside scenes. I'll have to go back and read Good Omens again now I've got an idea of Gaiman's style of writing - I can always re-read Pratchett books anyway.

Just waiting for First-Noel to reply to my PM for an address to send it to and then this can be on its way again.

Journal Entry 6 by JonAzrael at on Monday, March 29, 2004
Release planned for Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at n/a in n/a, Sent to another BookCrosser Controlled Releases.

Sent on to First-Noel

Journal Entry 7 by First-Noel from San Antonio, Texas USA on Saturday, April 03, 2004
Received this week but just rescued from my landlord's office today. :0) I will read ASAP. BTW, just read the forward and noticed that House On the Rock is mentioned. I LOVE that place. I go any time I'm up in that area.

Journal Entry 8 by First-Noel from San Antonio, Texas USA on Monday, April 19, 2004
38. American Gods by Neil Gaimon - This was such a trippy book and it took me forever to finish. I could have done without the first 400 pages, but I guess you needed that to understand the last 200. You may find this weird by my fav character was Laura, the zombie wife. I loved the parts that included her. Another of my fav parts was when they realized who was killing the kids each winter. Very cool. I don't think I'll ever read the book again but I'm glad I've at least read it once.

#38 in my 125 Book Challenge

Journal Entry 9 by First-Noel from San Antonio, Texas USA on Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Finally!!! This is out of my hands. They unchained me long enough for me to get to the post office. Doesn't my boss realize that I have priorities? I need to get these books moving!

On it's way as of 3:30 PM today.

Journal Entry 10 by winglabmomnmwing from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Thursday, May 13, 2004
Received in the mail from First-Noel. I have a few books ahead of it but I'm motoring through them and should be able to get to this late next week.

5/25/04 - Just started reading it this morning on the bus - reminds me a lot of Stephen King's older books (especially "The Stand" and "The Dead Zone") so far - in a good way :-) There are several story lines going at once, and Gaiman handles them well...none of them felt like space-fillers.

6/1/04 - This was great - thanks for sharing! I can't think of anything to say that doesn't involve a potential spoiler - argh!

6/5/04 - mailed to May-Eve

Journal Entry 11 by may-eve from Portland, Oregon USA on Monday, June 14, 2004
Got this in today's mail... can't wait to get started.

8/8/04: Finished this over the weekend finally, and will send it to Alex-the-cat tomorrow. I really enjoyed this book... it's funny that someone else said one of her favorite characters was Laura, because I didn't like her much at all. She was helpful and all, but I guess I couldn't get past how she died. I loved the image of all these different being living among us. The little side story about the ifrit taxi driver was one of my favorite parts. I also really liked Horus. The story definitely goes to unexpected places. This is the first book by Neil Gaiman that I've read and I really liked it, even though things happen in the course of the story that I hated. That's part of how you know it's a good book--when you like it enough to hate some things that happen!

Journal Entry 12 by Alex-the-Cat from Laramie, Wyoming USA on Friday, August 27, 2004
I received the book in the mail yesterday. I am only on page 75 but I'm already hooked. I'm on vacation right now, so I expect to get through the book and have it ready for Princessaurora within the next week.

9/9/04: I finished the book yesterday. This is best thing I've read in ages. I was surprised that I enjoyed the book as much as I did because I didn't particularly care for "Neverwhere". I liked "Good Omens" but I'm a major Pratchett fan. Anyway, "American Gods" is going into the mail to princessaurora tomorrow. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 13 by princessaurora from Sellersville, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, September 20, 2004
I actually received this last week. I had another bookring ahead of it, but have since finished and started this one. I'm not very far(p 87), but so far, I like it. It seems like my kind of book. :)

Journal Entry 14 by princessaurora at sent to bookcrosser in Mailed, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Released 14 yrs ago (9/29/2004 UTC) at sent to bookcrosser in Mailed, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed to Kab113. This was an awesome book! After about 100 pages or so, I couldn't put it down.

Journal Entry 15 by kab113 from Troy, Ohio USA on Thursday, October 07, 2004
I received this book today and will read it just as soon as I can. Thanks for allowing me to join this bookring!

Journal Entry 16 by kab113 from Troy, Ohio USA on Thursday, March 31, 2005
I feel horrible for saying this but I am going to pass this book on unfinished. Health issues have come between me and reading and I don't think it's fair to keep this book from someone else. I am waiting for an address and then I will send it on. All my best to all of you, and happy reading!

Journal Entry 17 by kab113 from Troy, Ohio USA on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
shipping to vivdripper today! I'm so sorry for the delay!

Happy reading!

Journal Entry 18 by vivdripper from Quincy, Massachusetts USA on Monday, June 06, 2005
I received this book sometime over the last two weeks. My father-in-law was very ill and died just last week, so I haven't even had a minute to journal. I will begin reading this over then next few days. This looks like a welcome distraction. Thanks for starting this ring!

Journal Entry 19 by vivdripper from Quincy, Massachusetts USA on Friday, June 17, 2005
Well, I did give this a really good try, but it just wasn't happening for me right now. I decided to give up about 90 pages into it. I sent it out this morning to the next participant in Canada. Thanks so much for letting me have a chance to read this!

Journal Entry 20 by Arwen-Galadriel from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, June 23, 2005
Received today and will start as soon as I am finished the book that I am almost finished.

Journal Entry 21 by Arwen-Galadriel from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, June 23, 2005
Received today and will start as soon as I'm finished the book I'm almost done.

Journal Entry 22 by Arwen-Galadriel from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, July 18, 2005
I really hate doing this, but I am actually going to send this book along its journey as I just can't get into it right now and I don't want to keep other people from enjoying it. I can definately say that it is NOT the book, its me as I just am so not interested in reading it right now. I don't know why as I really like Neil Gaiman but maybe I've just read to much of his stuff ltely or maybe its something else who knows, but anyways. From what I've read it has been very good and I have really enjoyed it, as under normal circumstances I would totally enjoy, but right now... Anyways Mom-of-one thank you for starting this ring and I will send the book as soon as I get an address. Thanks!

Journal Entry 23 by Arwen-Galadriel from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 22, 2005
Mailed book yesterday.

Journal Entry 24 by trygvasson from Hamburg - Hohenfelde, Hamburg Germany on Tuesday, August 30, 2005
What a nice surprise in my mailbox... and I learnt a lot about Owl Eyes from the reading sign...
I´ll start reading this weekend.
Thanks to Mom-of-one for the ring ...
Arwen-Galadriel: As soon as I´m finished - would you like to have a second go?

Journal Entry 25 by trygvasson from Hamburg - Hohenfelde, Hamburg Germany on Friday, November 18, 2005
Woohoo... finished it ... at last. It took me some time to get into the story - broke off - started over... I liked the twists of the story and the general idea of all the characters in disguise. I took the book with me on a holiday and my boyfriend got interested and read it in just one session and went out to buy his own copy.

So - now I´ll ask ArwenGaladriel if she wants a second try at it.

April: I´m "spring-cleaning" my bookshelves at home and realized that I´m still holding onto it - in case Arwen Galadriel wants her second try... PM´d again... one way or the other... I´ll keep this moving.

Journal Entry 26 by trygvasson at München, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wow --- moving house several times and creating general havoc among my books ... found this on my bookshelf here in Munich. Of course it needs to get back to the wild again ... Sorry for keeping the little book for so long from the next big adventures!

Released 6 yrs ago (4/17/2013 UTC) at Hauptbahnhof - Schalterhalle - beim Löwen in München, Bayern Germany

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The book will be left at the lion´s statue in the main hall at the main station. Good luck with the next stage of the journey!

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