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The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell (reread)

Shockingly, I still like this book.

I’m not going to discuss the  book as itself much, as I’ve already done that here. My views are roughly the same, more or less. 1,094 more words


Book Review: The Sparrow

While having a mini-Christmas get-together with some of my best friends, I start to meander towards their bookcase after a few glasses/bottles of wine.  I basically attacked it like Ariel would a cutlery drawer or Chunk would a freezer full of flavored ice creams.  634 more words


Book Review - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Goodreads Synopsis:

In 2019, humanity finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post picks up exquisite singing from the planet Rakhat. While the U.N. debates possible contact missions, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an 8-person expedition of its own. 412 more words

Book Reviews

10 Spoopy Reads – Ghostly, Gross, and Thrilling Books

I’ve said in the past that I don’t read books based on the seasons or holidays. I’m a grown-ass woman and I read what I want when I want! 1,342 more words

Life Of A Book Hoarder

The Battle For British Conservatism: Stop Using Brexit As A Proxy War


With Theresa May and the Tories technically in office but barely in power, it is more important than ever for conservatives to have a no-holds-barred debate about what they really stand for and what vision for Britain they want the Conservative Party to advance. 1,265 more words

UK Politics

Review: “Doc” by Maria Doria Russell

I first encountered Mary Doria Russell when I read  “The Sparrow.” It is one of the most memorable books I have ever read. Beautifully written, it is a science fiction story on the surface; a Jesuit priest who is part of a mission to a planet inhabited by intelligent beings finds himself weirdly seduced by an alien culture and eventually agrees to something he has no way of comprehending. 756 more words

K.D. Keenan

what I read this summer

dedicated to abigail xx

usually I eat books for snack but this summer I had sleep for snack instead. so. I only read three books. oops. 518 more words