Thursday, March 22, 2018

New Category

I've added a new category, Potpourri, to my daily reading plan. Potpourri, in my system, simply means any book containing more than one kind of writing, for example, a mixture of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
I'm starting off with "Peppermint: The Best From Scholastic Writing Awards Junior Division," a book
I've loved since I was in junior high school.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Yearly Reading Customs, and My Current System

My regular readers know that I've been reading "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens every December 24th for many years now.
Well, for the past several years, I have read "Norah and the Cable Car," by Rita Shields, on St. Patrick's Day.  This is the perfect choice, because the book covers the year from St. Patrick's Day 1873 to St. Patrick's Day 1874.
Of course, I'm not skipping any of the other books I'm currently reading, and since I started that system, I don't read ANY book in one sitting. One day, sometimes, but not one sitting.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

My Current Reading Pattern [Updated]

I like to have a nice variety of  books "going" at the same time: 

The Bible book I'm currently reading

My daily devotional book for this year

1 work of Catholic spirituality or biography/autobiography

1 Jewish book, fiction or nonfiction 

1 collection of poetry

1 play or collection of plays

1 book of essays

1-3 works of nonfiction

1 autobiography, biography, or collection of  short biographies

1 purely educational book in addition to the categories listed above

1-3 works of fiction, which may or may not include a collection of short stories

1 comic book, both for enjoyment and as a safeguard against literary snobbishness.