Saturday, December 3, 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.

"Mother Angelica's Private
and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures" #
introduced and edited by Raymond Arroyo
reserved for Sunday


"The Ballad of Lucy Whipple"
by Karen Cushman
[children's fiction, historical (1849-1850s)]

"Mary Todd's Last Term" #
by Frances Greenwood
[children's/YA fiction]
this title sounds like part
of a series, but it isn't.


"Whose Cat Is That?" #
by Virginia Kahl
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Operation That Happened To Rupert Piper"
by Ethelyn M. Parkinson
[children's fiction]


"Come Sing, Jimmy Jo"
by Katherine Paterson
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"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
 

"Blueberry Muffins: Everyday Stories of God's Love"
by Colleen Spiro
[nonfiction]
(Kindle book)
reserved for Sunday

"Walden"
by Henry David Thoreau
[nonfiction]

Sunday, November 27, 2016

This Year's Resolutions

Well, here it is Advent, and that means it is time for my New Year's  resolutions.
As my regular readers know, I don't like to make a whole long laundry list;  I keep it short.
So what are this year's resolutions?
1: I will listen to, and sing, more hymns, and more praise and worship songs, both traditional and contemporary.
2: I will read at least one work of historical fiction every week.  The book chosen shall be set no later than 1900, and will not have been contemporary when first written.

Saturday, November 26, 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.

"Mother Angelica's Private
and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures" #
introduced and edited by Raymond Arroyo
reserved for Sunday

"Secrets  (Brookville C.C. No 4)"
"Friends Forever  (Brookville C.C. No 5)"
by Tziporah Elian
[children's/young teen fiction, Jewish, series]

"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough"
"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught"
by Neta Jackson
[Religious fiction, series, Protestant, multi-denominational and non-denominational]
(I figured out why the Yada Yada books 
appeal to me. It's in this post.)
This time around, I'm also going
to read ALL of the spin-offs

"What Do You Say, Dear?"
by Sesyle Joslin
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)
First time I've read this in years.
I forgot how funny it is.

"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
 

"Blueberry Muffins: Everyday Stories of God's Love"
by Colleen Spiro
[nonfiction]
(Kindle book)
reserved for Sunday

"Walden"
by Henry David Thoreau
[nonfiction]