Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

I'd like to invite you to join me and a growing group of Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks to RAnn for hosting! I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: Special Masses Next Week on EWTN

Semper Gaudete!: Outside Noises

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-07-23 - Fr Joseph Mary MFVA - Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: New Item in Chocolate Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-07-25 - Fr Joseph Mary MFVA - St James - ApostleE

Semper Gaudete!: Book Sent For

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012-07-27 - Fr Leonard Mary MFVA - WeekdayE

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
"Rose In Bloom"
by Louisa May Alcott
{carried over from last week}
 "Collecting for Beginners"#
by Jeff Figler

"Jo of the Chalet School" 
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
"The Guides of the Chalet School"
by Jane Berry
{carrying over into next week}
[children's fiction, series, school stories]

Special Masses Next Week on EWTN

Our Lady Of Angels Mass With MFVA Vows and Investiture (Live)
Thurs. Aug. 2 at 8 AM ET, 12 PM ET, & 6 PM ET, Fri. Aug. 3 at 12 AM ET

Mass With The Nuns Of Our Lady Of The Angels Monastery (Live)
Fri. Aug. 3 at 12 PM ET & 6 PM ET
Mass to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale.

I'll be watching these Masses live!

"Collecting for Beginners", by Jeff Figler

"Collecting for Beginners"#
by Jeff Figler
(I blogged about this book before I even received it.
I ordered this book primarily because, like the author's mother, I collect refrigerator magnets. However, while I've been collecting for only a few months, his mother has collected for years. I really expected to read about, and I hoped to see at least one picture of, her collection. However, the author doesn't even describe any of the magnets in his mother's collection. In fact, he really says very little about refrigerator magnets.
On the other hand, he does share some interesting information about collectors and collecting, both in general, and specifically. For instance, I never knew that Frank Sinatra collected miniature trains, and that he had a wooden Italian engine given to him by the Vatican.
He also shares several websites for collectors. I'll check them out before I
decide whether or not to post the links.
So all in all, I like this book, but not for the reasons I thought I would.

(This review appears only on this blog.)