The Sparrow Read-a-Long Wrap Up


Ok, so it’s been at least two weeks since I finished reading The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (see The Sparrow Midway Check In) and I’m ashamed to say it is growing fuzzy in my mind. I read it along with several others in a Sparrow Read-A-Long organized by Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity, and I just want to thank Trish for getting me off my butt, peeling away my fears and intimidation and making me read this book. It was transformative. Continue reading

The Sparrow Read-A-Long: Midway Check In


I want to thank Trish at Love, Laughter, and A Touch of Insanity for organizing The Sparrow read-a-long. It gave me the opportunity to read this book that I’ve heard so much about in the past year, but had yet to read. In fair warning to all of you, I finished the book over the weekend – I literally couldn’t put it down – but this post will be entirely spoiler free. Continue reading

11/22/63 Read-A-Long

112263vertical_1I’m about to step out there and try something a little different and completely new to me – a book read-a-long. I had never really heard of such a thing until I entered the book blogosphere almost a year ago, but it seems like a fun idea and it is involving a book I’ve been wanting to read. So here goes ….

The book is 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I have not read any King since Salem’s Lot scared the pants off of me in high school, but I’ve always been interested in King as such a prolific writer. Thankfully, 11/22/63 is more speculative – what if JFK was not shot on 11 November 1963 – than scary. I must admit, I may have problems with the whole suspension of disbelief thing that will be required in reading this book. But it is time for me to try something new and stretch myself a little. 

I also want to thank Kristen over at My Little Heart Melodies for organizing everything and hopefully keeping us on track while we read this mammoth tome.