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The Sparrow
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
The Sparrow is a novel about a remarkable man, a living saint, a life-long celibate and Jesuit priest, who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience--the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life--begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.
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CuriousG
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I could not be more excited - my signed copies of The Sparrow and Children of God have arrived!!! Of course, this is the one time my dog Meelo wouldn't pose. Oh well, it's maybe better I don't let him near my good copies. He'll just have to pose with the ones that are dog eared and falling apart from use #marydoriarussell #meelo

underground_bks One of my favorite series of all time!! 1mo
CuriousG @underground_bks Me too! Which would explain the dog named Meelo 😂 1mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Finally finished this one! It took me so long. It was interesting, I enjoyed reading it but it also was so very heavy I often picked up something different.
All of the characters are vividly drawn and life-like, I enjoyed the storyline. The writing is incredible and well balanced.
I appreciate the unfolding of the book, you see the end result on Emilio and then the lead up to tragedy. It is a bit heavy writing and I took many breaks

CuriousG I just finished it tonight. Probably my 6th or 7th re-read of it. My first time through it took me soooo long and I almost gave up multiple times. It was so heavy and hard to know if it would seem worth it in the end. But now, it is probably the only book I've read where characters feel like my family. I even have a dog named Meelo. Lol 2mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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One of my favorite things in #bookspinbingo is taking all the books off the list I read that month! It feels like a huge accomplishment some months.

Sparrow is still limping along, hope to finish it in October!

marleed I feel the same way! 2mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Big stretch #weeklyforecast hoping to keep up my COVID reading momentum even though I am feeling better and testing negative, have to go back to work but want to finish the month strong! The Sparrow has taken me so long I had to return the library copy and buy my own. It is good, just slow going, balancing with a quick Heartstopper read and the engrossing Tomorrow (etc.) Grabbing Evicted on audio to speed things along.

Bookwormjillk I have been reading The Sparrow off and on for years. I like it. It‘s just slow. 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Bookwormjillk it is interesting, I enjoy it when I pick it up, but I never seem to get very far, and keep getting distracted by other things. 2mo
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rwmg
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Quite a few interesting possibilities for #LetterS in the #alphabetgame but in the end I plumped for this science fiction story that sticks in the memory

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

CuriousG One of my favourite books! 4mo
kspenmoll Such a wonderful book! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 4mo
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silentrequiem
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I treated myself to an order from Mac's Books and got a signed copy of two of my favorite books from authors local to the store. This is the first.

CuriousG 😍😍😍 I would love to have this on my shelf. Good score! 6mo
silentrequiem @CuriousG You can order one from Mac's Back's Books on Coventry! 6mo
CuriousG @silentrequiem Good to know! 6mo
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kissmehardy
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I canNOT wait for my book club's discussion of this. Love me some theological sci-fi and a found family, no matter how painful. #scifi #speculativefiction

kspenmoll Great book! 7mo
Tamra Such a great novel - echo @kspenmoll 7mo
kissmehardy I concur with you both, @kspenmoll and @Tamra ! 7mo
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Tamra I didn‘t enjoy the sequel as much, but I know others did. 7mo
kissmehardy @Tamra I'm not sure I want to read the sequel. This one wrapped up nicely, if not with closure for every storyline. I don't want to ruin that. 7mo
Tamra @kissmehardy good choice! 7mo
CuriousG I waited years after I read The Sparrow to get up the courage to read Children of God as I was terrified it might ruin this novel. There are parts of Children of God that I loved even more, there were parts I wasn't a huge fan of, but overall am glad I read it. I think the time between was good though - I would not have wanted to read them back-to-back. 7mo
kissmehardy @CuriousG Good to know! I'll definitely give it some time, then. 7mo
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CuriousG
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"...it was rather gratifying to believe that the world might incidentally have gained some respect for the athletic abilities of short, fat asthmatics "

I reread this novel every year or two and this line makes me smile every time. Not sure why I find it so amusing ?‍♀️

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Soubhiville
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It really depends on who is asking, but I have often recommended:
The Sparrow- May Doria Russell
Jacqueline Carey‘s Kushiel series
Robin Hobb‘s chunksters
Scott Lynch‘s Gentlemen Bastards series
The Air You Breathe- Frances De Pontes Peebles
Tipping the Velvet- Sarah Waters
Stiff- Mary Roach
Mira Grant‘s Newsflesh books
Seanan McGuire‘s Wayward Children books
Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld books
The School of Essential Ingredients- Erica Bauermeister

RaeLovesToRead Robin Hobb 💕 Sarah Waters 💕 Scott Lynch 💕 Great choices! 11mo
vlwelser Tipping the Velvet got me banned from picking the books for a book club I used to belong to. 11mo
Soubhiville @vlwelser worth it! If your bookclub can‘t handle some hot lady love, you‘re in the wrong bookclub! 11mo
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vlwelser Lol. My current group would probably love it. 11mo
Soubhiville @RaeLovesToRead Patrick Rothfuss would be on here, but I‘m mad he still hasn‘t published book 3. If he ever does he can rejoin his peers here. (Not actually angry, just deeply disappointed.) 11mo
SilversReviews I mostly recommend historical fiction. 11mo
RaeLovesToRead I enjoyed The Name of the Wind, but I didn't like that it didn't stand alone. In my opinion, the first book of a series should be worth reading as a one off, so that readers who just read the one haven't wasted their time! The Assassin's Apprentice, for example, awesome book. 11mo
RaeLovesToRead Think I'm gonna make my own list of recs... 11mo
Soubhiville @RaeLovesToRead tag me, I want to see them! 11mo
AmyG By the time Rothfuss releases the 3rd book….I will have completely forgotten what was in the first 2. 11mo
Nutmegnc @Soubhiville @AmyG 💯 % (edited) 11mo
Nutmegnc @RaeLovesToRead @Soubhiville @vlwelser I‘m with you x1000 for Robin Hobb and Sarah Waters!! 11mo
Read-y_Picker Such a great list! I‘ve been trying to get a hold of a few of these for ages. 11mo
RaeLovesToRead @Nutmegnc I'm planning on reading the Liveship trilogy, Fingersmith & The Paying Guests this year... then I can finally find out what happens next in Fitz & the Fool's 2nd trilogy 🤞🥳 11mo
Nutmegnc @RaeLovesToRead I‘ve read all of those and they were all great! Not a dud in the bunch 🤣. I wish there were more!! 11mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 78.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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rabbitprincess
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Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t finish this. The dual timeline told me enough about the ending that I knew I wouldn‘t be able to bear reading it. My favourite part, besides the utterly cozy dinner parties at George and Anne‘s, was Russell‘s afterword in the 20th anniversary edition. Sorry, all my friends who like this book 😓

rabbitprincess This book contains torture and sexual assault, which I find hard to read about in any detail, and what little I‘d read in the early bits of the dual timeline told me I would not want to know the details later. 1y
wanderinglynn I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who bailed on this book. I just couldn‘t get into it. 1y
rabbitprincess @wanderinglynn I really love her historical fiction, especially 1y
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wanderinglynn That does sound interesting. I‘ll check it out. Thanks! 😀 1y
CarolynM I read the whole thing (for IRL book group) and hated it. Bailing was a good choice! 1y
rabbitprincess @CarolynM I feel bad because one of my very good IRL work friends likes this book a lot! I told him I‘d started it, so hopefully he‘s forgotten I was reading it and won‘t ask what I thought 🤣 1y
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TH3F4LC0N
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Check what just came in the mail! 🥳 Science fiction haul, anybody? 😍 Anybody read any of these? I‘m really looking forward to reading them; would love to hear some opinions on ‘em! 😉

rwmg Have a box of tissues at hand for The Sparrow, and if you want trigger warnings, consider them given 2y
TH3F4LC0N 👍 Gotcha. I‘ve heard it‘s not really a happy book, but that it‘s very moving. Really looking forward to it! 2y
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Kangaj1
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell

#booked2021 (form done!)
Set in Australia: Crimson Lake - Candice Fox (4 stars)
SF written by a woman: tagged book (5 stars)
Baked goods on cover: Bread and Wine - Shauna Niequist (4 stars)
CovidHeroes: A Pull of the Stars - Emma Donoghue (3 stars)
Mustache on cover: This Close to Okay - Leesa Cross-Smith (5 stars)
Author's first name starts with A, B, C: Winterhouse - Ben Guterson (4 stars)

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen YAY❣️You have until midnight, April 3 to fill out the first quarter form to be entered in our drawing ?
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In case you haven‘t ?
2y
Cinfhen The sequel wasn‘t as good but I was glad to have more closure 2y
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Kangaj1
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Here's my #bookspin and #bookspinbingo list, @TheAromaofBooks
Many of these are carried over from Feb, but I threw a few new ones in. I am already in the middle of two of these, but I doubt I will finish before March.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 2y
CuriousG The Sparrow was such a tough read for me the first time. I wasn't sure I liked it, but by the end I was in love with it. Even named my dog after one of the characters - Meelo (Emilio) 2y
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VeryLazyDaisy
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I‘ve heard great things about this. I‘m diving in. With snacks.

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CuriousG
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Day 3 of #12booksof2020

Not the first time I've read it (in fact, I re-read it almost every year), but still one of my favourites of 2020. The spiritual questions that come with this book are fascinating, but what I love most is the found-family aspect of it.

kspenmoll Agree! 2y
Deblovestoread This is one of my all time favorite books! 2y
CuriousG @Kdgordon88 mine too! 2y
Andrew65 Loved this! 2y
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qchammer
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Panpan

Anticipated loving this, did not at all. The first half is wonderful and eye opening, the second excruciating. The pain and trauma honestly is too difficult and uncomfortable to cringe though with no ultimate payoff

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CuriousG
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1. Ontario, Canada
2. The Sparrow (I reread it every year)
3. The Sparrow + Children of God
4. Clay Pigeons
5. Schitt$ Creek
6. Corb Lund
7. Robin's Egg blue
8. Lit Fic or Memoir
9. Secondary School Teacher
10. Bernese Mountain Dog named Meelo (named after Emilio from The Sparrow)

#meetthelittens

Trashcanman I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again. ❤ 2y
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Soubhiville
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#20series20days @Andrew65

A short series with only 2 books, but The Sparrow deeply affected me. This is probably one of my most recommended books. I enjoyed Children if God too, but The Sparrow can be read alone and I didn‘t feel it needed a sequel.

There‘s so much in here! Questions about the value and validity of religion, examination of humanity through the lens of alien species, and ultimately blurring of good/ evil.

Zoes_Human I am 100% with you on everything you said there. 2y
Ruthiella The Sparrow devastated me... 😭 I don‘t think I can read the sequel. 2y
Branwen @Ruthiella SAME! 😭 I love The Sparrow so much, but I don't know if I could handle the sequel! 2y
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Andrew65 Read bot, unite deep and meaningful reads. Enjoyed the first one more than the second. 2y
Zelma This book has been staring at me from my shelves for way too long. I really need to get to it but I‘m always worried I‘ll be in the wrong mood. Does that seem weird? It‘s so popular that I worry I‘ll hate it if I read it at the wrong time. (edited) 2y
Soubhiville @Zelma read it when you are feeling strong enough. As you can see from other‘s comments, it is emotionally devastating. But also excellent. So I‘d definitely wait until you‘re in a place where you can handle that. 2y
Zelma @Soubhiville thanks for the advice. Soooo not the right time for me. Will check again a few years. 2y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Reunited and it feels so good! I forgot to post a while ago that the friends that I lent this to finally found it. Decided it was time for a reread. There was once again so much that don't remember noticing the first time, so many layers. Still one of the best books I've ever read.

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Gdsjenny
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Pickpick

Wow. It took me a little longer than normal to get into this, and jumping from 1 time to another was hard to handle at first, but wow. It got me in the feels and wow.

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Lcsmcat
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🪐 3y
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Lesanne
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#7days7books Day 6: Books that made a lasting impression on me or changed my life.

Suet624 Just read this book this year. A great story. 3y
CuriousG I do a reread of this book and the sequel every couple of years. In fact, I'm in the middle of Children of God right now 😊 3y
Lesanne @CuriousG Oh wow, that‘s great! 3y
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Singout I read her Western ones last year. Really good in a *totally* different way. 3y
Lesanne @Singout I didn‘t even know she had written western ones! 3y
Singout A duology (is that a word?) based on the life of Doc Holliday. 3y
Lesanne @Singout Thanks I‘ll have to check it out! (and yes I‘m pretty sure that‘s a word) 3y
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Deblovestoread
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#7days7books. Day 6. Books that impacted me, changed me and some that never let me

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wanderinglynn
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I‘m having a slow reading month and just now starting my March #bookspin book. But given that everything is cancelled or closed,l for social distancing, I should be able to get it finished by the end of the month with time to spare. 😉

#firstlinefridays

Lcsmcat Such a powerful read! 3y
wanderinglynn @Lcsmcat I‘m not very far in, but so far, I‘m a bit confused. 😂 3y
Lcsmcat It takes awhile, but persevere. It‘s totally worth it. 3y
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TheAromaofBooks I haven't started my #bookspin book yet *facepalm* 3y
wanderinglynn @TheAromaofBooks I‘m glad I‘m not the only one behind this month! 😘 3y
effani Definitely not the only one! I'm 4% of the way through my ill-considered 800+ page #BookSpin book - so probably not going to finish on time, oops.

I really liked The Sparrow when I read it!
3y
TheAromaofBooks @effani - as a side note, even if you don't finish your 800 pages until, say, June, you can still let me know when you've read it & which month it's for & I will give you credit!! 3y
wanderinglynn @effani The story is keeping me engaged, I‘m just a bit lost right now. 😂 3y
effani @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! June sounds about right!
@wanderinglynn Hopefully it becomes clearer soon!
3y
ShyBookOwl I'm having a slow reading month too. I think everything going on in the world has been a bit distracting for a lot of us 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3y
wanderinglynn @ShyBookOwl yes, I think you‘re right. 3y
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Gstangelo
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell

That you can‘t know the answer to questions of faith but that the questions are worth asking and worth thinking about deeply ~ Mary Doria Russell

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
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kammartinez
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Pickpick

Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-FJ

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

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beaconhillbooks
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Panpan

Ugh no. Why?

CarolynM 😂 Best review of this book I've ever seen! I really disliked it too. 3y
beaconhillbooks We are definitely the minority! 3y
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Suet624
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What an interesting story filled with Jesuit priests, aliens, a mission to another planet, & lots of discussion about whether God is actually to blame or to praise for things that happen. I enjoy these questions & I liked the way Russell framed her story. I don‘t consider myself a fan of sci-fi and honestly I don‘t consider this book to be sci-fi. It was a great exploration and journey and I miss the characters. Thanks to Litsy for the nudge.

Branwen I really loved this book! 😍 3y
Suet624 @Branwen I have a feeling everyone in the world has read this book already. 😀 I‘m glad I finally did. 3y
Kammbia1 One of my favorite novels. A sad book but well done. 3y
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Crazeedi @Suet624 nope I haven't read it yet! 3y
Suet624 @Crazeedi awww, thank you for saying that. 😀 3y
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 3y
Izai.Amorim Great review! 3y
LauraBeth I‘ve had this book sitting around forever - just waiting to be read! 3y
Crazeedi @Suet624 😉😘 3y
Suet624 @LauraBeth is it whispering to you right now? 3y
Singout I loved this too when I read it in 2000! There's also a good sequel. I really appreciated how she grappled with how religion, colonization, "othering" and compassion intersect. 3y
Suet624 @Singout I'm not quite sure I'm ready to tackle her sequel. I want Emilio to be safe and sound on earth for a while. ;) 3y
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kathedron
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Bloody hell! Emilio's cringey humour and the implausibility of the chosen crew lulled me into supposing I had a cracking first contact / sole survivor story in my hands. I did, but it's a lot more than that. It takes on the theme of theodicy and the dichotomy of praising God for the good/blaming humans for the bad. It's the story of an appalling crisis of faith. It doesn't feel quite right to say I loved it, though that's the word that insists.

Tamra I loved it! However, I didn‘t love the sequel, perhaps I shouldn‘t have read them back to back. I generally really enjoy Russell‘s writing, such diversity of subjects! (edited) 3y
KathyWheeler I loved this book and only liked the sequel. One of my favorites of hers is the WWII story. A Thread of Grace. 3y
Tamra @KathyWheeler that is sitting in my shelf beckoning. 3y
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KathyWheeler @Tamra her book about Doc Holliday, Doc, has been sitting on my shelf doing that for a long time.😊 3y
Tamra @KathyWheeler that is good one too! 3y
kathedron @Tamra @KathyWheeler I must admit I'm in two minds about reading the sequel: nobody seems to think it's as good. And I just can't countenance sending Emilio back into space just yet. 😩 3y
Tamra @kathedron maybe don‘t read it immediately. Personally I would have been okay with leaving Sparrow as a stand alone. 3y
Suet624 @kathedron I just finished reading this one and a friend mentioned they send Emilio back again. That just seems wrong. 3y
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Andrew65
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#SpaceCase #NamasteNovember
An interesting 2 book space story.

Cinfhen Really LOVED book one and happy I read book two 3y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Similar feelings. 3y
Eggs Great choices! Cover Love 💗 3y
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Deblovestoread The Sparrow is my favorite book to recommend. 3y
EadieB I‘ll have to try this book. I‘ve always been turned off by the science/space aspect. 3y
Andrew65 @EadieB I wouldn‘t let that hold you back. 3y
Andrew65 @Kdgordon88 I can see why. 3y
Deblovestoread @EadieB I was the same as SciFi usually isn‘t my thing but it is so good. You won‘t regret it. 3y
EadieB @Kdgordon88 Thanks! I will definitely consider looking into it based upon your suggestion. (edited) 3y
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shanaqui
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Turns out this is a rather appropriate year to reread this book, though I'm starting late...

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Cathythoughts
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Bailedbailed

I really liked the character of Sandoz, the priest. And the story , the haunting music from space ... some brilliant details & ideas. I was interested in the part set in 2059 after the the mission. I liked the story , but I wasn‘t as taken with the writing #unpopularopinion
I‘ve read almost half & it‘s not holding me.

TrishB Not read this, just never caught my interest as yet. 3y
Cinfhen This was a hard read but I‘m so glad I did stick with it....it was really insightful and full of interesting stories. I‘m sure because it was a BuddyRead it kept me more focused 3y
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘ve been wanting to give it a go for awhile... so , I‘m glad I did. Moving on now though ... 3y
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen It‘s a good story ... her writing just didn‘t work for me. I did really like some bits though & I‘m glad I read half of it. 3y
CarolynM I HATED it. I agree about the writing - so clunky - but I didn't like the story either (a lot of it just didn't make sense) and I thought her attempts at humour were cringeworthy. The thing I hated most was the explanation for how Sandoz wound up where he was at the beginning. 3y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I thought the story had potential , I liked the idea of it. ... I liked Sandoz , but the other characters drove me a bit mad ! Anne 🙈 ! ... I agree about her attempts at humour ... & the accents & movie quotes .. just fell flat for me ( yes , cringeworthy). And so predictable in places .. the scene at the piano with Sandoz & Sofia Mendes 🙈. At least I know what I‘m not missing now (edited) 3y
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imyril
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It's official: a spark became a flame, and we have a #SciFiMonth read-along! We'll read at our own pace, with weekly discussion prompts for those that wish to post their thoughts.

Chapter breakdown for weekly discussion: https://onemore.org/2019/10/29/the-sparrow-read-along/

We're an informal bunch, so if you fancy joining us... join us :)

Bookwormjillk Cool! I just started this book yesterday! 3y
imyril @Bookwormjillk perfect to chat with us as we play catch up 😄 3y
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imyril
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NINE (days to go!) We were talking about The Sparrow a while back on Twitter & I casually suggested a #SciFiMonth read-along. There was a spark of interest so time to get serious: shout now if you would like me to set one up for November!

shanaqui I could go for that... I originally read it for a book club oh so long ago! 3y
imyril @shanaqui I haven‘t reread in years but I remember loving it so much 3y
shanaqui @imyril oh yeah, it blew me away. Didn't love the sequel as much, but still... 3y
deargeekplace I‘m in! 3y
imyril @deargeekplace game on :) 3y
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Cathythoughts
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Huge congrats @Librarybelle & Thankyou for this lovely giveaway ♥️.
I‘d like to read tagged book as I‘ve seen it reviewed on Litsy & I feel drawn to it 👍🏻
#200KGiveaway

Thankyou ♥️ Well done 👍🏻

Librarybelle Thank you! I‘ve heard good things about this book! 3y
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Katja
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#currentlyreading Halfway through and completely astounded by this book. Thanks for rec, Littens!

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Susannah
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The Kindle edition of The Sparrow is on sale! Go get it! Even if you don‘t care for science fiction, you will not be sorry. This book is so much more.

cjk Concur! 💯😊👍🏽 3y
Tamra Agreed! It‘s really thought provoking and the SF element is incidental to the themes. (Coming from someone who isn‘t often attracted to the genre.) (edited) 3y
Tamra I didn‘t like the sequel though. 😿 3y
Susannah @Tamra Yes! I‘ve never been much of a science fiction fan either, so I always have to say that when I recommend it to people who I know don‘t like sci-fi.... I‘ve re-read The Sparrow a couple of times, but I don‘t think I‘ve ever re-read the sequel. It‘s hard to capture lightning in a bottle! 3y
Tamra @Susannah great way to phrase it! 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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A great Little Free Library find today! I‘ve been wanting to read this ever since the Books on the Nightstand podcast days.

Tamra I hope you love it! Immersive and asks all the right questions. 🧐 I don‘t recommend the sequel, but I may be in the minority. 3y
Cathythoughts I have it stacked.... I‘m not sure what it will be like 😬.. but I feel drawn to it 3y
Tamra @Cathythoughts definitely give it a go! 3y
Lcsmcat It‘s such a powerful book! I read it years ago and there are parts I can never forget. I met Mary Doria Russell a few weeks ago, and when I told her that she said she still thinks about Emilio every time she does laundry. 3y
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Susannah
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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🍉 It‘s the only book I recommend to everyone.
🍉 Oh dear, I can‘t remember. Maybe “Thor: Ragnarok”? (I know, I know.)
🍉 👈 Watermelon!
🍉 First cousins? Six
🍉 @Q84 @texasgirl @brit91 @ljuliel

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Cinfhen
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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#MayMovieMagic I read this wonderful book and it‘s sequel, last year with @Andrew65 and @SledgeReader ( who completely disappeared from Litsy 😞) It‘s full of insight, wonder, moral arcs and religious beliefs. I think Bowie would have loved the world Mary D. Russell created. #SpaceOddity HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

KathyWheeler I loved these books so much! 4y
jmtrivera I remember, and I enjoyed following that discussion! 4y
rohit-sawant I've been meaning to read these! Love how prompts bring stacked books to the forefront again. 4y
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Cinfhen I‘m so glad I read these @KathyWheeler @jmtrivera @rohit-sawant it was a definite #BlameItOnLitsy 4y
Andrew65 Yes these were #BlameItOnLitsy for me too. @cinfhen was a great reading companion. A real shame @SledgeReader has disappeared. 😔 (edited) 4y
Cinfhen I know @Andrew65 I hope @SledgeReader is ok 😔 4y
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Andrew65
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These would have been my most recent #OutOfThisWorld reads. An excellent story all round.
#SpringIntoReading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌎🙌🏻 4y
rwmg All the possible picks, likes stars, whatevers 4y
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Laughterhp
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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I forgot to post this yesterday! #birds

This is a few sci-fi fantasy books for this prompt. I‘ve only read the book in the middle so far!

#SpringIntoReading

vkois88 I have Six of Crows waiting on my shelf! 4y
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Dragon
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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I‘m halfway through and I‘m worried about what terrible things are going to happen 🙈 . Spring flowers 🌸

batsy Lovely pic 💜 4y
Dragon Thanks @batsy 😀🐉 4y
bookseller_cate This has been on my list for a long time. Her other novel “Dreamers of the Day” is a long-time favourite of mine. 😊 4y
Dragon Thanks @bookseller_cate I enjoyed Dreamers of the Day , I haven‘t been able to restart The Sparrow- I‘m so anxious about what‘s going to happen to the characters I care about. 😀🐉 4y
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Dragon
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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Finally started this #blameitonLitsy novel, it‘s especially interesting because part of the story takes place in March 2019. My edition says the copyright is 1996. The imagined 2019 and the real 2019 ...

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Tanner
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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Starting book 7 of the year and am wondering just how much of a gut-punch this one will be.

Tamra Well worth your time! 4y
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AMVP
The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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"Man, I don't care what Marie Kondo says, my library is perfectly managable."

*Immediately spills beer on #tbr stack next to bed*

GrilledCheeseSamurai 😂 🤷‍♂️ 4y
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