Saturday, April 22, 2017

Books Read In The Past Week



Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better

Chapter 1 of
"Minutes From The Great Women's Coffee Club
Timeless Wisdom From Remarkable Women" #
by Angela Beasley
[nonfiction]
there are 12 chapters, and I
plan to read one a month.
I will blog my reason next week.

"The Naughtiest Girl Saves The Day"
"Well Done, The Naughtiest Girl!"
by Anne Digby
(authorized additions to Enid Blyton's "Naughtiest Girl" series)
[children's fiction]

"Understanding Kim"
by Pelagie Doane
[children's fiction]

"The Great Brain"
"More Adventures of The Great Brain"
by John D. Fitzgerald
[children's fiction, historical, 1890s]

"Dear Pen Pal"
"Pies and Prejudice"
(Kindle books)
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's/YA fiction]



"Intimate Practices: Literacy and Cultural Work in U. S. Women's
Clubs, 1880-1920" 
by Anne Ruggles Gere
[nonfiction]

"Travelers Along the Way"
by Fr. Benedict Groeschel
[collective biography/autobiography, Catholic]
(Kindle book)

"Perfect Or Not, Here I Come" #
by Kristi Holl
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
Kristi Holl also wrote three
of the books in the
todaysgirls.com series


"Anne of Green Gables"
by L. M. Montgomery
[fiction, historical, 1870s]

"Herbert's Homework"
by Hazel Wilson
[children's fiction]

So Judgmental, And So Wrong

Remember this scene from 7th Heaven?  Honestly, how judgmental can people get???? Did it occur to anyone that
Lucy might have been babysitting?  Did they consider that she might actually have been telling the truth?
I loved it when she told that woman off!

Yes, I realize it was just a tv show, but things like this also happen in real life.  My niece was well into her teens when her
baby sister, and, a year later, her baby brother, were born.

And I, myself, had a similar experience years ago, when I was fourteen.  I was buying a book of baby names (I've always been fascinated by names and their meanings) when a woman asked me, "Is that for your mother, or an older sister?"
"It's for myself," I answered.
She then asked my age, and I  told her that I was fourteen.
"Why," she gasped, "you little slut!"
I glared at her and said, "I am NOT PREGNANT, and YOU have a FILTHY MIND!"
"If you're not pregnant," she demanded, "why did you buy yourself a book of baby names?"
"I don't owe you an explanation. You owe me an apology!"
Yes, I could have told her why I bought the book, but at the time I didn't think it was any of her business.  I still don't think so!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Books Read In The Past Week



Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better

"Carol's Side Of The Street"
by Lorraine Beim
[children's fiction]

"The Naughtiest Girl In The School"
"The Naughtiest Girl Again"
"The Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor"
"Here's The Naughtiest Girl"
by Enid Blyton
"The Naughtiest Girl Keeps A Secret"
"The Naughtiest Girl Helps A Friend"
by Anne Digby
(authorized)
[children's fiction]


"The Mother-Daughter Book Club"
"Much Ado About Anne"
(physical copies)
"Dear Pen Pal"
(Kindle book)
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's/YA fiction]

"Travelers Along the Way"
by Fr. Benedict Groeschel
[collective biography/autobiography, Catholic]
(Kindle book)

"Donna Parker Takes A Giant Step"
by Marcia Martin
[children's/young teen fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)


"Portraits of Little Women:
Beth's Story"
 [children's fiction, historical, 1860s]
prequel to Louisa May Alcott's book
"Who Were They Really?
The True Story Behind Famous Characters" #
[children's nonfiction]
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
(openlibrary.org loans)

"Herbert"
"Herbert Again"
"More Fun With Herbert"
by Hazel Wilson
[children's fiction]