Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Different Kind of Lent

I've decided to observe Lent a bit differently this year.
For one thing, instead of giving up a lot of things, I've narrowed
this year's list down to three items, two of which I've never given up before.


1: Chocolate (that's a given, or should I say a given give-up?)
2: Coffee (that one will NOT be easy; I'll have to have strong tea
in the morning instead.)

3: Peanut butter  (I've been eating quite a bit of it lately.)


So that's my give-up list for this Lent.

Now for my special challenge:
This Lent, I'm going to read the entire Bible from cover to cover.  This will
be in addition to the passages from the Psalms and the Book of Proverbs that
I read every morning, and the short Gospel I read every night.  (If the same passage shows up twice in one day, I will NOT re-read it.)

This won't be easy.  It will mean less time on the computer, and, well, let me
put it this way:  My weekly book lists will be much shorter than usual.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

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.


"The Cutters"
by Bess Streeter Aldrich
[fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book) 


"Unpredictable"
by Tess Kindig

(openlibrary.org loan) 
"Fun E - Farm"
by Heather Wiseman
(physical copy) 
( todays.girls.com series, created by Terry K. Brown)

[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant, denomination or denominations not specified)]  
Some, but not all, of the books in this series were lost when I moved, so thank God for free online books!


"Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir"
by Mary Catherine Crowley 
[short stories for children]
 reserved for Sunday
 
(Free Kindle book)

"Bequest of Wings"
by Annis Duff
[nonfiction]


"Freckle-Face-Frankel"
by Leota Harris Keir
[children's fiction, Jewish (Conservative) themes]


"A New Home For Lily" #
"A Big Year For Lily" #
"A Surprise For Lily" #
by Mary Ann Kinsinger
and Suzanne Woods Fisher
[children's fiction, Amish, Adventures
of Lily Lapp series]


"grace notes"
by Dandi Daley Mackall
[children's/YA fiction, Christian (Protestant), Blog On! series)
(Google Book, replacing copy lost when I moved.)


"A Cap For Mary Ellis"
by Hope Newell 
[children's/YA fiction, African-Americans]

"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016
 
 


"A Dog on Barkham Street"
by Mary Stolz
[children's fiction] 

"The Shimmershine Queens"
by Camille Yarbrough
[children's fiction, African-Americans]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Queen of Bais Yaakov"
The Story of Dr. Judith Grunfeld
by Miriam Zakon 

[biography, Jewish] 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

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.


"The Cutters"
by Bess Streeter Aldrich
[fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book) 

"Luv @ First Site"
by Tess Kindig
(physical copy) 

"Chat Freak"
by Kristi Holl 
(openlibrary.org loan) 
"N 2 Deep"
by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
"Please Reply"
by Dandi Daley Mackall 
"4 Give & 4 Get"
by Kristi Holl 
"Power Drive"
by Nancy Been Peacock
(physical copies) 
( todays.girls.com series, created by Terry K. Brown)

[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant, denomination or denominations not specified)]  
Some, but not all, of the books in this series were lost when I moved, so thank God for free online books!

"Samuel Clemens" #
 by Charles Michael Daugherty

[children's biography]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Bequest of Wings"
by Annis Duff
[nonfiction]

"Life With Lily" #
by Mary Ann Kinsinger
and Suzanne Woods Fisher
[children's fiction, Amish, Adventures
of Lily Lapp series, Book One]


  "Amy Moves In"
(openlibrary.org loan)
"Laura's Luck"
(physical copy)
 by Marilyn Sachs
[children's fiction]


 "Pauline Archer" #
 by Anna Theresa Sadlier
[fiction] 
(free online book) 
 reserved for Sunday

 "Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016