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Gutted by Faith

Every once in a while I read something that I didn’t like at all that I want to force other people to read because I found it disturbing, moving or good, even if I didn’t find it enjoyable to read. 893 more words

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Mary Doria Russell - The Sparrow (1996)

Growing up in a Catholic household, I was raised, especially by my Grandmother, to believe that the Jesuits could do no wrong. Obviously as I grew up and became disillusioned with the Church I turned more cynical and didn’t necessarily subscribe to her views. 271 more words


The Sparrow

This afternoon I finished reading The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. This book took me a very long time to get through. While reading I moved and settled into my new home – big stuff! 305 more words

The Sparrow

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” – Matthew 10:29… 307 more words


The Sparrow // Review

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Published 1997 by Ballantine Books. 431 pages

This book came out 18 years ago– the year I was born. Many people, much more eloquent than I have written and talked about this book. 319 more words


Book Review: The Sparrow

“Kinda spooky, ain’t it. Hell of a lot of coincidences. Like we say back home, when you find a turtle settin’ on top of a fencepost, you can be pretty damn sure he didn’t get there on his own.”

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2016: The Word Domination Tour

My years of “required” reading are behind me, and I’m happy about that. I was a good English student in high school and then an English major in college, which means that every year I had dozens of volumes I… 1,239 more words