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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


The Best of 2015

Well, after all that confession, let’s get back to the books, shall we? Everyone has been so very supportive and I appreciate it so much. Nevertheless, haven’t stopped reading or even really slowed down and there are plenty of books to talk about. 314 more words


First Impressions: The Sparrow

These are my first impressions after reading The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (1996) in December 2011.

“…Because if I was led by God to love God, step by step, as it seemed, if I accept that the beauty and the rapture were real and true, then the rest of it was God’s will too, and that, gentlemen, is cause for bitterness.

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First Impressions

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

“Not one sparrow can fall into the ground without your Father knowing it.” 437 more words


Books. Just books

So there have been plenty of things, some books, and then other things. I’m not quite done listening to the latest Salman Rushdie as a deer very inconsiderately ran into my car and derailed my listening. 278 more words



Woke up to a rainy day so I didn’t expect much to happen today. However, it’s been brilliant!

We went over to Bradford with a view to checking out the National Media Museum, but we got up to all sorts. 393 more words


Favorite Lines (The Anniversary Edition) - The Sparrow

In honor of my wedding anniversary I share with you my favorite passage about marriage from one of my favorite books, The Sparrow by Maria Doria Russell… 535 more words

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