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THE SPARROW: Discussion Schedule November 2012

I hope the beginning of November finds everyone safe and dry and ready to start our trip with "Jesuits in Space".  The Sparrow was Mary Doria Russell's debut novel - before this, she wrote scientific tracts as a paleoanthropologist (!).  Multi-talented!

 

Discussion schedule:

November 5 - 11: Prologue and Chapters 1 - 10

November 12 - 18: Chapters 11 - 17

November 19 - 25: Chapters 18 - 24

November 26 - December 2: Chapters 25 - 32

December 3:  Continued discussion of the book as a whole

 

The Sparrow is available as a paperback, NOOKbook, and audio (mp3 and CD).

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A Thread of Grace  

 

I have also read this book by the author and recommend it.

Laura

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Re: THE SPARROW: Discussion Schedule November 2012

Some of you may remember me from a few years back. It's nice to see some familiar names.

 

I've read the first few chapters of this intriguing book and look forward to the discussion. 

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Re: THE SPARROW: Discussion Schedule November 2012

Hi everyone,  I loved the sparrow and have recently down loaded the follow up book The Children of God. What luck seeing this Discussion. I will hold off reading the next book. I would love to join this Discussion. Since it was a while ago that I read the sparrow. I will just re-read the first part and join in. Just like the group is now.

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Welcome, Optic! :smileyhappy:

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Hello Optic--I'll probably read The Children of God later this month, too.

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Re: THE SPARROW: Discussion Schedule November 2012

Thanks Milissa, I am looking forward to joining you in this discussiion. :smileyhappy:  

 

Hi streamsong, what a nice penn name you have. I really wanted to read The Children of God too. 

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optic_i wrote:

 

Hi streamsong, what a nice penn name you have. I really wanted to read The Children of God too. 


I finished The Sparrow last night and now The Children of God is on my TBR list too!

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Hi Fozzie ,  Happy that your going to read the Children of God too !  Hmmm maybe we could have a discussion on this one too. Maybe Melissa could arrange it sometime in the future. 

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optic_i wrote:

Hi Fozzie ,  Happy that your going to read the Children of God too !  Hmmm maybe we could have a discussion on this one too. Maybe Melissa could arrange it sometime in the future. 


Yes, maybe an "extra" discussion option.

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Children of God?

I can do that :smileyhappy: 

 

Since we don't have an official book for December feel free to discuss (I'm thinking I'm up for that sequel, too).  Do you guys want me to break up the book into threads like we usually do or just put up one?  I can do either.

 


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optic_i wrote:

Hi Fozzie ,  Happy that your going to read the Children of God too !  Hmmm maybe we could have a discussion on this one too. Maybe Melissa could arrange it sometime in the future. 


Yes, maybe an "extra" discussion option.


 

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Melissa_W wrote:

I can do that :smileyhappy: 

 

Since we don't have an official book for December feel free to discuss (I'm thinking I'm up for that sequel, too).  Do you guys want me to break up the book into threads like we usually do or just put up one?  I can do either. 

 


How about a couple of threads, like beginning, middle, and end?  I don't want to create a lot of extra work for you.

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No prob :smileyhappy:


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Melissa_W wrote:

I can do that :smileyhappy: 

 

Since we don't have an official book for December feel free to discuss (I'm thinking I'm up for that sequel, too).  Do you guys want me to break up the book into threads like we usually do or just put up one?  I can do either. 

 


How about a couple of threads, like beginning, middle, and end?  I don't want to create a lot of extra work for you.


 

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I finished the Sparrow last night for the second time. I was glad I read it again. And I will be starting the Children of God soon. Thanks again Melissa. :smileyhappy: 

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You're welcome - I'll have those Children of God threads up today most likely.


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I finished the Sparrow last night for the second time. I was glad I read it again. And I will be starting the Children of God soon. Thanks again Melissa. :smileyhappy: 


 

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Children of God - threads up!

Work got a bit crazy before the holiday but I got the threads up today.  Post away :smileyhappy:

 

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend.

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Thanks Melissa,  I just started" Children of God " last night. Looking forward to it. :smileyhappy:

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optic_i wrote:

Thanks Melissa,  I just started" Children of God " last night. Looking forward to it. :smileyhappy:


I am going to start it in a couple of days.  I needed a "palate cleanser" light read after The Round House, so I am reading Garden Spells.

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Laura,  I just started " Children of God" and it's awesome. Just perfect for Christmas. reading. And I am a slow reader. So I know you will finish it before me even if you read more books in

between. :smileyhappy:  

 

Also I read the" Doomsday Book"  By Connie Willis, last year at this time it takes place in the past & Future at Christmas Time. If you have not already read it. I recomend it it is one of my top 5 books. " Children of God & The Sparrow " are in my top 5 now.