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what I read this summer

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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


Book Review: The Sparrow

The Sparrow
By Mary Doria Russell

My Edition:
Paperback, 483 pages
2016, Ballantine, 20th Anniversary Edition
ISBN: 9780449912553

When extraterrestrial life is picked up via satellite, a group of friends and colleagues lead by a Jesuit priest with a knack for learning languages, set off to make contact with the residents of a foreign planet. 552 more words

Book Review

The Sparrow (The Sparrow #1) - Mary Doria Russell

What’s it all about?:

In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet that will come to be known as Rakhat. 776 more words

Book Reviews

His Eye is On the Sparrow (Matthew 10:26-33)

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday we finally move away from John’s Gospel, where we’ve been for the majority of the fifty-day Easter season and the special Sundays immediately following it, and settle back into Matthew for the majority of this Year A of the lectionary. 642 more words


Updates, Book Deals, and What I'm Reading Now

It’s officially summer break, and as always, I have big plans and goals. One of those goals is to maintain a more consistent writing schedule here on the blog and for another project I have started working on. 863 more words

Reading Life

"The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell

This story of a Jesuit mission to another planet has fascinating philosophical and religious discussions, and is very different from other science fiction I’ve read.  The characters are wonderfully portrayed, including the aliens, and the relationships are sympathetic and engaging.  67 more words

Books I've Read

Meet Tim J. Myers: Poet, Children’s Book Author and Songwriter


  1. In one paragraph, can you give us some highlights from the favorite book you’ve written.

I find it interesting that my favorite children’s manuscript hasn’t been published, though I’ve submitted it a number of times. 1,374 more words