Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks to RAnn for hosting!

Semper Gaudete!: New Picture in my Collection, and a Warning

Semper Gaudete!: New Article in Chocolate Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Something Added to my Vintage Media Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Clearing Confusion on Who Speaks for the Church

Semper Gaudete!: New Picture in my Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Kids' Comics

Semper Gaudete!: Ben Walton and Ben Walton

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
"Who Is My Shelter?#
a Yada Yada House of Hope Novel"
by Neta Jackson
[fiction, Christian, {Protestant; several denominations}, marital problems, homeless shelters, series, spin-off]
{carried over from last week}

"Across The Rolling River"
by Celia Wilkins
[children's fiction, historical, biographical, family]
{Little House: The Caroline Years}

"The Joys of Love"#
by Madeleine L'Engle
[fiction, young adult, theater, 1940s]
{written in 1946, but not published until 2008.}
(Ilsa, the title character from Madeleine L'Engle's
second, lukewarmly received second novel, is mentioned in this book.
I love the way Madeleine L'Engle had characters from one book or series turn up, or be mentioned briefly in, another, otherwise unrelated book or series. If "The Joys Of Love"
had been published at the time it was written, we may very well have seen, several decades
later, an older Elizabeth Jerrold.)

"Betty Smith
Life of the Author of
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn"#
by Valerie Raleigh Yow
(carrying over into next week)

"The Way of a Pilgrim
and The Pilgrim Continues His Way"
author unknown.
Translated by Helen Bacovcin
Foreword by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.
[Spirituality (Orthodox, Russian) Fiction? Non-fiction?]
(carrying over into next week)

Ben Walton and Ben Walton

I recently read "The Joys Of Love," by Madeleine L'Engle.
I have also been watching DVR'ed episodes of "The Waltons."
And yes, there is a connection.
One of the characters in "The Joys of Love" is named Ben Walton, and each time
he appeared in the book, I pictured, and heard, Eric Scott!
The book takes place in 1946, the same year as the episodes I am currently watching.
Both Bens are, I believe, roughly the same age.
I love coincidences like this!