Thoughts on “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell was my book club’s pick for December. About the Book: 2060, Rome. Emilio Sandoz has returned from an interplanetary mission to Rakhat with mutilated hands and in a precarious mental state, the solitary survivor of his original team of eight. Back in the care of his mission sponsors, the […]

Thoughts on “Feed” by M.T. Anderson

I read the YA novel Feed by M.T. Anderson with my new informal IRL reading group. About the Book: I usually write my own summaries, but I really like the one from the back of the book, so I’m going to use it: “‘We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned […]

Books for Your Ears: Classics

A few Fridays ago I introduced a miniseries featuring some of my favorite audiobooks. This week, in the final installment of Books for Your Ears, I’ll be focusing on classics. I’ve selected a few of my favorites: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (read by Sissy Spacek) Set in Maycomb County, Alabama, during the […]

Thoughts on “A Canticle for Leibowitz” by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr., is a bit out of line with the sort of books I usually read. Every now and again, though, I feel the urge to read a book one of my co-workers has selected as a “staff pick” for the store. The novel, published in 1960, is […]