Saturday, September 30, 2017

Books Read In The Past Week


A # indicates a book read for the first time
Books are listed by author (or series creator)


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


"Just Do It, Mel"
"Watch Out, Sky"  
by Kate Andrews
[children's fiction, "Making Friends" series]

"Johnny Headstrong's Trip To Coney Island" #
by Anonymous
[picture book]
(free online book)

"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"The Bad Times Of Irma Baumlein"
by Carol Ryrie Brink

"The Story About Ping"
by Marjorie Flack
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Peddler's Clock"
by Mabel Leigh Hunt
[picture book, fiction, historical, 1820s]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis The Menace 1951-1952" #  
[comic panels]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Burglar and Other Stories"
by Libby Lazewnik
[YA, short stories, Jewish]

"Betsy and Joe" 
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"The Only One Club"
by Jane Naliboff
[picture book]
(Kindle book)

"Bea and Mr. Jones"
by Amy Schwartz
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" 
by Dr. Seuss
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)
I won't buy his books due to his and
his widow's support of Planned Parenthood


"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

"Kids Speak 1
Children Talk About Themselves" 
compiled by Chaim Walder and translated into English by Shifra Slater
[children's/YA, true stories, Judaica]
the original edition was unnumbered

"Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters" 
[nonfiction]
(Kindle book)

Slight Change To My Prayer Schedule

I used to pray the Office of Readings and Morning Prayer at about the same time every day, but lately I've been starting these Hours at first light. 


I get up early enough to have a good, strong cup of coffee first.  This means going to bed a bit earlier than I used to, but it is worth it.

As I read the Psalms, Canticles, Readings and prayers, I look out the window at the sky.    I love watching the day begin while I pray;  I love praying while I watch the day begin.   And using the Breviary instead of my own words helps me to focus more on the Creator and less on creation.




Friday, September 29, 2017

Books I'm Currently Reading

A # indicates a book read for the first time

A * indicates a book started today
Books are listed by author (or series creator)

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better
"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"The Burglar and Other Stories" *
by Libby Lazewnik
[short stories, YA, Jewish]

"Betsy and Joe" 
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

"Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters" 
[nonfiction]
(KIndle book)

Also:
Daily readings in the Liturgy of the Hours
Nightly bedtime Gospel reading
I choose a favorite passage every night

Read In One Sitting:

"The Only One Club"
by Jane Naliboff
[picture book]

(Kindle book)