Preview Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving WINS the poll from a few days ago with 48% of the votes cast.     According to my stats, 126 total VIEWINGS of that post were tallied but only 25 votes were counted.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova won second place with 7 votes, tightly followed by A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini with 6 votes.   My Detachment by Tracy Kidder failed to garner a single affirmation.   (I need a new word for ‘vote’)      I’m sure that’s because Bybee is still on vacation?   She does have a guest post recently if you want to wander over there…

ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO DO A MINI-BOOK-CLUB with me and Vasilly and Jill/Softdrink/FizzyBeverage/FizzyThoughts/Whatzername to read this book, feel free to join in!       Details to follow once they become clear and concrete?

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12 Responses to “Preview Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany”


  1. 1 softdrink July 20, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    We could read chapters 1-3 by a certain date, then discuss. Then 4-6 and discuss. Then 7-9. Does that sound doable?

  2. 3 msmazzola July 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I would love to join this book group. May I? And what do I need to do? -Ms Mazzola
    http://stateofdenmark2.wordpress.com

  3. 5 Lu July 20, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I’M IN!

    I requested it from the library, but if they are too slow I will just buy it because I lurve John Irving.

    (I’d prefer blogging, because my Twitter is pathetic, but then again, maybe it would make me use Twitter better! Up to you :D)

    • 6 Care July 21, 2009 at 7:44 am

      Lu! This is great! I’m glad you are in. I think we’ll be ‘official’ here in blogland and see how crazy it gets in Twit-dom.

  4. 7 Joanne July 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    This is gonna be cool!

    And I agree with Jill, we should do it in chapter chunks. I double-checked to make sure my copy was still where it was supposed to be on our shelves – and realized I have 2 different versions, anyways the page numbers do not match up at all! Page 50 in one is like page 107 in the other lol :)

  5. 9 Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit) July 21, 2009 at 6:22 am

    sounds like you gals are going to have fun reading this one.

  6. 11 chartroose July 21, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I’ll blog with y’all since I’ve read this several times. Just let me know when.

  7. 12 Dawn July 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I’ll check back for the date … we have vacation coming up. AND, if there’s pie being served, I’ll try to clear the calendar! :)


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