The Book of Ruth -- JOIN THIS BOOKRAY!

by Jane Hamilton | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385265700 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pgsahm of Disputanta, Virginia USA on 3/28/2003
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by pgsahm from Disputanta, Virginia USA on Friday, March 28, 2003
Extra copy so I'm starting a bookray!

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:

JPandJo (journaled)
LeighBCD (journaled)
bookwormmom2
Mamikaem (Missouri)
JudyLamb (Georgia) (currently has ownership)


PM me before releasing the book into the wild. I may have someone else you can send it to!

Journal Entry 2 by pgsahm at on Thursday, April 17, 2003
Released on Thursday, April 17, 2003 at Bookcrosser's home in postal release, postal release USA.

Let the bookray begin! On it's way to JPandJo!

Journal Entry 3 by GirlieGoalie from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, May 4, 2003
Just got the book. Going to start today(May 4 2003).

May 7, 2003
It took a few chapters to really get into the book and understand what was going on, but once there it was nearly impossible to put the book down. The story of her life is sad but very gripping. The end of the book is tragic but also hopeful. I really enjoyed this book.

I'll be mailing this to LeighBCD this Saturday at the latest.


Journal Entry 4 by GirlieGoalie from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Mailed this off today to the UK, it may take a while to get there.

Journal Entry 5 by LeighBCD on Thursday, June 12, 2003
Excellent... I can't wait to begin this - I have lots of reading to do over the next few weeks! I will finish this as soon as I can and keep the book moving... thanks JPandJo!

Journal Entry 6 by LeighBCD on Sunday, June 29, 2003
I am not sure whether I liked or disliked this novel - what I do know is that I speed read much of it! I think it is an interesting idea, to take a woman who leads an ordinary life, in a boring town, and to depict her life as drama. The seminal event in her life takes place at the end of the novel and whilst shocking, was nevertheless not that surprising and was foreshadowed. I felt the author could have spent much more of the novel dwelling on the consequences of that act but if I say any more about this, I suspect I will give the plot away! I did like the depiction of Ruth and Ruby's romance, however, I thought it was very sweet in the real sense of the word.

Thanks pgsahm for starting the bookray, I hope more people become encouraged to join it. I will send this book on its way once I get the necessary address details.

Released on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at Sent to a fellow Bookcrosser in Royal Mail, England United Kingdom.

This book is on the road again... enjoy. Mailed from the post-office on Nightingale Lane, Clapham.

Journal Entry 8 by bookwormmom2 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, July 11, 2003
I just returned from vacation and found this book waiting for me. I will read it and pass it on as quickly as possible.

Journal Entry 9 by bookwormmom2 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, August 5, 2003
This is the second book by Jane Hamilton that I've read and I absolutely loved it. "A Map of the World" was a wonderful book; however I enjoyed "The Book of Ruth" even more.

I was riveted by the voice of Ruth who tells her story so simply and yet so beautifully. As she deals with poverty, a dysfunctional family, and the struggles and challenges in her life, I am reminded of the importance of love, forgiveness and hope. I really liked Aunt Sid who played a vital part in Ruth's life. As they corresponded back and forth through letters, Aunt Sid became someone Ruth could talk to and dream with. We all need an Aunt Sid - someone who can see our potential and believe in us when no one else does.

From the very beginning of the book I kept waiting for something to happen so I wasn't too surprised by the ending and even though it was dark and tragic, if you looked carefully the tiniest glimmer of hope was still visible.

This book is now ready to continue its journey. As soon as I receive mailing details it will be on its way.

Journal Entry 10 by bookwormmom2 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, August 7, 2003
Hazel72 asked that I skip her so "The Book of Ruth" is now on its way to Mamikaem. Enjoy.

Journal Entry 11 by Mamikaem from Maryland Heights, Missouri USA on Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Just received this book today - adding it to Mt. TBR!! Will journal more later.

Update:

11/9/03-My apologies for being so slow with this book. I was inundated with BC bookrings/rays all at once and slowly making my way through the stack! I started this one last week!

11/21/03-I finished this in the wee hours of the morning. I enjoyed it but have to say I wasn't expecting such an outcome. On its way to JudyLamb.

Book was mailed 11/25/03 and delivered on 11/29/03 per USPS delivery confirmation.

Journal Entry 12 by JudyLamb from Atlanta, Georgia USA on Sunday, January 25, 2004
Haven't read the book yet but I do HAVE it! Where shall I send it when I'm done? I look like the last name in the RAY but we skipped Helen. Pls advise!

Journal Entry 13 by JudyLamb at Starbucks at Georgetown Center in Dunwoody, Georgia USA on Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Released 17 yrs ago (3/8/2004 UTC) at Starbucks at Georgetown Center in Dunwoody, Georgia USA

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Left on counter in Starbucks behind the "condiments" department.

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