Sunday, January 1, 2012

Changes to my Sunday Reading

This post contains excerpts from an older post, slightly edited, with new material added.  
On Sundays, (and that means from Evening Prayer 1 to Evening Prayer 2), I put aside whatever non-Catholic book or books I may be reading. On Sunday, I read only Catholic books from Catholic publishers, (or the Catholic imprints of mainstream publishers.)
The book can be fiction or non-fiction, but it absolutely MUST be something I'll want to carry into the next week. Dull, dry books are not welcome!
This will not change. Sunday, especially, is not a day for reading dull, dry books!
This may seem like a restriction, but it is actually an enhancement of the most beautiful, precious day of the week. And, as a bonus, I find that I enjoy the non-Catholic books all the more for having put them aside for those 24 hours.
I've discovered, however, that by limiting my Sunday reading to books from Catholic publishers,
I was eliminating some very lovely Catholic books.  To give just one example, my copy of The Little Flowers of St. Francis is from a mainstream, not a Catholic, publisher.  However, the material is very much suited to my ideas of Sunday reading! 
So from now on, although my Sunday reading will still consist of Catholic books only, it will
no longer be restricted to books from Catholic publishers.
And, after all, the beginning of the year is a good time for changes! 

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