Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, review and giveaway


As if being eleven isn’t tough enough, imagine waking up one morning only to find that the rotation of earth has suddenly slowed and everything you’ve ever known suddenly changes.  In The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker, through the voice and eyes of young Julia, tells us a wonderful tale of how different the world would be if the seemingly impossible suddenly happened.

As a normal girl living in a normal California suburb, Julia and those around her realize that they must adapt to the ‘new’ normal – some find this easier to do than others.  As the story is told by Julia, we really get to see a childlike view of the events and not so much of the scientific mumbo jumbo that weighs down some books I’ve read in this same genre.  I appreciated the fact that Karen made the book about HOW a young girl copes as everything changes rather than about WHY everything changes.  I loved the characters in this book and found them to be an interesting mix and really enhanced the story with old friendships ending and new ones forming, including young love.  I want to share so much more but I don’t want to spoil anything!!  Ahhh!!

The book is absolutely wonderful, touching, heartbreaking and yes, sometimes even happy.  The prose is beautiful and sometimes I re-read parts just so I could relive them.  All in all, it’s the story of strength and overcoming anything that’s thrown at you, even in a world that is ever changing.


Giveaway time!  I have one copy of The Age of Miracles up for grabs.  It’s open to Canada and the US.  Comment on this post with your email address for an entry.  And forms of sharing this giveaway will give you extra entries (Make sure you let me know how you shared).  Contest ends on August 22, 2012.  Good luck!


12 thoughts on “The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, review and giveaway

  1. Sounds like an intersting story. Not my usual type of read but I think I would like this one. thanks for the giveaway!


  2. Book sounds really interesting. share on twitter at rhondareads.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway!! Sounds like a book for all ages!

  4. I’ve heard so much about this book and am so glad that you enjoyed it as much as you did. Would love to be entered in the giveaway – booklustblogger AT gmail DOT com.

  5. I’ve read so many great things about this book and I would love to win a copy. booksnobsblog at gmail dot com

  6. I haven’t heard about this book yet, but it sounds really interesting!

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

  7. I also enjoyed very much this book and would lvoe to win it for a friend.
    here is my review:
    and I shared your giveaway in this tweet:
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

  8. Been hearing good things about this one – thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being on the tour.

  10. Heard so many good things about this one. I’m really looking forward to reading it. Great review.
    wlahey (at) ns (dot) sympatico (dot) ca

  11. And the winner is….. EMMA! Congrats. I will email you now for your address. Thanks to everyone who entered 🙂

  12. Pingback: Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles, on tour June and July 2012 | TLC Book Tours

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