Saturday, December 29, 2012

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Classics are marked with a *
(Some books may get both a # and a *)

"Stand Up, Lucy!"
by Elizabeth Hall
[children's fiction, historical]
{carried over from last week}

"Try Giving Yourself Away"
by David Dunn
{carried over from last week; carrying over into next week}
(This is a book that I could easily read in a couple of days,
but it is one that I like to linger over.)

"A Christmas Carol" *
by Charles Dickens
(my yearly December 24th 
 reading of this book!)

"By The Shores of Silver Lake"
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
[children's fiction, historical, series, autobiographical]
{carrying over into next week}

"Around the Year With the Trapp Family" #
by Maria Augusta Trapp
[non-fiction, Catholic]
(read online; Open Library Loan)

Another Sabbath Enhancement

I added, several weeks ago something new to the way I begin my Sunday, the way I welcome the Sabbath.   Now, after lighting the votive candle [electric, for safety!],  and praying, "Blessed art Thou, Lord our God, King of the Universe, Who has commanded us to keep holy the Sabbath day," and before praying Evening Prayer, I sing the hymn On This Day, The First of Days.