I'm currently on page 256 (Chapter 29) of the The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real and I'm finding it really difficult to put it down. Not quite at the point of no return, but getting very very close.
This particular book in the series takes place in 2003. I'm finding that I didn't remember that so many of the things I remember from the past decade happened in 2003. For example, the explosion of the Columbia Space Shuttle is a historical item that is mentioned. And of course, if you were conscious of your surroundings in January of 1986, you can't help but think of the Challenger explosion.
Both instances seem like they were yesterday instead of years ago. I can remember sitting with my second grade class in in the first grade class room in 1986 as we all watched the space suttle take off, and the unforgettable look on the faces of our first and second grade teachers after the shuttle exploded. It took a minute or so, but the next thing I remember was being told to pray with the rest of our class for those on the space craft (I went to a Catholic school).
It's amazing how this novel evokes all those memories, and how ironic it is that this particular one involved prayer considering that I'm reading a novel about a prayer group.