Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all, to Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting.   I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.




Books Read in the Past Two Weeks

Books read for the first time are marked with a # 

"St. Francis of Assisi" #
by G. K. Chesterton
"Around the Year With the Trapp Family"
by Maria Augusta von Trapp
(openlibrary.org loan)
"How to  Converse Continually and
Familiarly With God"

by St. Alphonsus Liguori
translated by Fr. L. X. Aubin, C.SS.R
{Sunday books} 

"The Imitation of Mary #
In Four Books"
by Alexander De Rouville 
Revised and Edited by Matthew J. O'Connell
[devotional reading, Catholic]
(one chapter a day; more on Sunday)

"Jo to the Rescue"
"The Mystery at the Chalet School"

by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
"A Chalet School Headmistress"
by Helen Barber
(fill-in)
"Tom Tackles the Chalet School"
"The Chalet School and Rosalie"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's fiction, Chalet School series]

"Eight Cousins"
by Louisa May Alcott
[fiction]


"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out"
by Neta Jackson
[Religious fiction, series, Protestant, multi-denominational and non-denominational]


"Jerry's Charge Account"
by Hazel Wilson
[children's fiction]


"A Christmas Carol"
by Charles Dickens
[fiction]
{my yearly December 24th tradition}
(I read this book for the first time in 1962,
after the first broadcast of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.
Since then, I've read it every year around Christmas, but I don't
remember when I decided to make December 24th my day to read this
book.)

My copy of this book was one of the items lost when I moved,
so thank God for free online books!



"Mary Erskine"
by Jacob Abbott
[children's fiction, Franconia series]
(free Google e-book)

"The Cloister Walk"
by Kathleen Norris
(non-fiction, autobiographical, Catholic themes [Protestant author]) 
{Two uses of the "F" word (in quoted conversations,
and NOT in any monastic settings.)}
(I could have done without the "F" word, but this
is still a lovely book.)

"Copycat"
by Leah Subar
[children's fiction, Judaica]



"A Lemon and a Star"
by E.C. Spykman
[children's fiction, historical]

(openlibrary.org loan)


"Botany" #
by Taylor R. Alexander, R. Will Burnett,
and Herbert S. Zim
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
"Woman's Life in Colonial Days" #
by Carl Holliday
[nonfiction]
(online Google book)
"Higher Lessons In English" #
by Alonzo Reed, A. M.
and Brainerd Kellogg, L. L. D.
[nonfiction, 1896 Edition, revised]
(online Kindle book)

This Week's Fan Fiction

Christmas at the 2-3


new chapter added

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Adding to my Decorative Magnet Collection

I've just ordered the cutest set of magnets for my
collection.


Throwback Thursday

Yep! When I was a kid, my friends and I loved going to the dentist. His office was right on my block, so I went at least once a week, sometimes by myself, sometimes with one or more of my friends. Either way, I always had a great time there.
You see, Dr. Kopel (that was his name, but after all these years I'm not sure I'm spelling it right) had a storeroom full, and I mean FULL, of comic books, including many that the corner candy store didn't carry, and he didn't care how much
time his young friends spent reading them.
So I really enjoyed going to the dentist... except when I had to go to the dentist!


Originally posted on April 11th, 2011

Christmas is Over (repost)

Thank God, our Christmas season has just begun! However, for many who celebrate only the secular aspect, it was over as soon as the last present was unwrapped, the Christmas dinner was eaten, and the last belch was belched!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Joy To The World!!!


I'd just like to take a moment to wish everyone a very blessed

Christmas, and to share some pictures from my Rosary Art Collection.
And to quote from a book I read every December 24th:
God bless us, every one!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sunday Snippets--- A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: Computer Issues

This Week's Fan Fiction

False Alarm
New chapter added.

Truncated Version of "Silent Night"


References to Jesus removed in performance of "Silent Night."

I grew up in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood, and I never knew ANYBODY who was offended by Christians singing "Silent Night." 

Computer Issues

I've been offline due to computer problems.  I couldn't access anything online OR offline.
The problem has been fixed (as you must have guessed!)
and I am back in action.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've
discovered some wonderful blogs here.




Books Read in the Past Two Weeks

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"St. Francis of Assisi" #
by G. K. Chesterton
{Sunday book} 

"The Imitation of Mary #
In Four Books"
by Alexander De Rouville 
Revised and Edited by Matthew J. O'Connell
[devotional reading, Catholic]
(one chapter a day; more on Sunday)

"Welcome, Stranger"
"Pick a New Dream"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[YA fiction]

"Little Grey Gown" #
by Mabel Leigh Hunt
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction; Christian (Protestant) themes, recipes, 
anecdotes]
(December chapter only)

"The Chalet School In Exile"
"The Chalet School at War"
{Original title: "The Chalet School Goes To It"}
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
"The Chalet School And Robin"
{fill-in}
by Caroline German
"The Highland Twins at The Chalet School"
"Lavender Laughs in the Chalet School"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

(children's fiction, Chalet School series)


"Wallace"
"Mary Erskine"
{carrying over into next week}
by Jacob Abbott
[children's fiction, Franconia series]
(free Google e-book)

"The Cloister Walk"
by Kathleen Norris
(non-fiction, autobiographical, Catholic themes [Protestant author]) 
{Two uses of the "F" word (in quoted conversations,
and NOT in any monastic settings.)}
(I could have done without the "F" word, but this
is still a lovely book.)
{carrying over into next week}


Fan Fiction Published in the Past Two Weeks

 Revealed Relationships 
Chapter 4 is now available

Egg
An "As The World Turns" nanofiction/sillyfic

Unconstitutional
A "West Wing" fic.

Writer and Character
An "Another World" story
in which I poke fun at one
of my recurring themes.

It Was NOT My Fault This Time
A "Josie in Trouble" story
written by Josie herself!

At It Again!

Every little (or not so little!) while, I get ambitious and decide to do some studying.  Not that
it is NECESSARY, but simply to keep my mind just that much more occupied.  Well, as the
title of this post says, I'm at it again!
So what am I studying at this time?

Social Studies/History
American Colonial period

English Grammar
(always a favorite subject of mine)

Math
Elementary Algebra

Science and Nature
Botany

Foreign Languages
French
(I studied French in high school,
but I'd like to refresh my memory
and then advance.)
Latin
(classical Latin)

English Literature
"Pride and Prejudice"
(a complete list of the books
I'm using may be found at the
end of my book list.)

I know that this seems like a long list, but I'm being
careful not to overdo it.  I'm spreading my studies
out over the course of each day, and allowing
myself long breaks between subjects.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday

I am a Catholic, 24/7, awake or asleep. Whatever I do, I do as a Catholic. Of course, not all activities are in themselves Catholic per se. Eating, for example, is not predominately Catholic; it is a universal, and universally necessary activity.  Making the Sign of the Cross and saying the "Bless us, O Lord" prayer before eating, and the "We give Thee thanks for all Thy benefits" prayer after is Catholic.
Reading, in itself, is not Catholic. Reading the Holy Bible [I prefer the Revised Standard Version], books by or about Saints, or any Catholic devotional and/or instructional book is Catholic.

 Watching TV is another activity not Catholic in and of itself, unless the programming is Catholic, for example, everything on EWTN. Saying a few Hail Mary's or some other prayer while I fast-forward through the commercials and/or scenes I don't care to watch on the secular programs [and thank God for tapes, DVRs, and fast-forward!]is Catholic.
Just one or two more examples.        
Being on my computer is not particularly Catholic; visiting Catholic websites is.
Singing, just plain singing, is not especially Catholic. Singing something like "Hail, Holy Queen", however.... aw, you know!
In other words, whatever I do, I do as a Catholic, but there are certain things I do specifically because I am a Catholic.
If I have to separate something in my life from the fact that I am a Catholic, then
that thing does not belong in my life.

Originally posted on July 22nd, 201o

Friday, December 6, 2013

St. Nicholas (Repost)

I find it wonderfully appropriate that we celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas, known and loved by so many children as "Santa Claus", during Advent. It is as if the saint were telling us, "Remember why I come with presents on Christmas. It is to celebrate the birth of Our Lord."

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday

This post was originally published on December 30, 2010.

December Birdsong


Sometimes, when I hear a bird singing in December, I
repeat to myself this poem by Oliver Herford.

I Heard a Bird Sing

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
"We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,"
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Exact Number

Statistics cannot keep up the exact number of babies who have been aborted over the years.
I can, however, give you one unchanging statistic.  I can tell you the EXACT number of

babies who CHOSE to be aborted.
ZERO!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets! Thanks to RAnn for hosting!
I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

My posts for this week are:


Semper Gaudete!: Throwback Thursday

Semper Gaudete!: Life on the Rock - Thanksgiving 2013 - The MFVAs - 2013-11-28 (+playlist)

Semper Gaudete!: Thanksgiving and Chanukka

Semper Gaudete!: This Week's Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read In The Past Week

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic)
{Sunday book} 

"Saint John Bosco and 
the Children's Saint,
Dominic Savio"#
by Catherine Beebe
{Sunday book} 
openlibrary.org loan


"The Imitation of Mary #
In Four Books"
by Alexander De Rouville 
Revised and Edited by Matthew J. O'Connell
[devotional reading, Catholic]
(one chapter a day; more on Sunday)

"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught"
{carried over from last week}
"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling"
by Neta Jackson
[Christian  fiction, (Protestant) series, multi-denominational and non-denominational]

"The Against Taffy Sinclair Club"
by Betsy Haynes
[children's fiction]

"Caddie Woodlawn"
"Caddie Woodlawn's Family"
originally published as "Magical Melons"
by Carol Ryrie Brink
[children's fiction, historical, biographical]

"Welcome, Stranger"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[YA fiction]
{carrying over into next week}


This Week's Fan Fiction

False Alarm (Original Title Dante's Dilemma)
New chapter added

A "Josie in trouble" story,
originally published on my
old website.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving and Chanukka

This year, Thanksgiving Day and the first day of Chanukkah  came simultaneously.
I am thankful for my Jewish heritage.

Life on the Rock - Thanksgiving 2013 - The MFVAs - 2013-11-28 (+playlist)



I love the LOTR Thanksgiving Specials!  Always great fun!

Throwback Thursday

Communicating with a Canadian Cat

This post is taken, slightly modified, from one of my old blogs.
More than 20 years ago, my mother, stepfather, grandmother, stepniece and I spent a few days in Toronto. On the first night, we saw a cat lying in a yard relaxing, not unlike the American kitties. Being a catlover, I greeted the cat, "Kitty kitty". The cat ignored me. I used all the usual terms of endearment people address to cats; no response. Finally it occurred to me that we were in Canada, and I said, "Meowez-vous fran├žais?"
And the cat looked up and meowed!

[Originally posted on December 22nd, 2010]

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Four New Images in Rosary Art Collection

Today, for the Solemnity of Christ the King, I've added four images to my Rosary Art Collection.

Christ the King
Christ the King
Christ the King
Christ the King



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!
I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.

Here are my posts for this week.

Semper Gaudete!: Woodcut added to Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Sticks and Stones

Semper Gaudete!: Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem

Semper Gaudete!: Throwback Thursday

Semper Gaudete!: November 22nd, 1963

Semper Gaudete!: This Week's Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week


Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic)
{Sunday book} 


"The Imitation of Mary #
In Four Books"
by Alexander De Rouville 
Revised and Edited by Matthew J. O'Connell
[devotional reading, Catholic]
(one chapter a day; more on Sunday)

"Little Men"
by Louisa May Alcott
[fiction]
{carried over from last week}

"Malleville"
by Jacob Abbott
[children's fiction, Franconia series]
(free Google e-book)

"How to Write and Sell Your Personal Experiences"
(I once wrote a nanofiction based on
a personal experience.)
This post is getting TWO labels!
"Chapters: My Growth as a Writer"
by Lois Duncan
[non-fiction]

"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught"
by Neta Jackson
[Christian  fiction, (Protestant) series, multi-denominational and non-denominational]

{carrying over into next week}

This Week's Fan Fiction

23rd Precinct
Chapter 9 is now up.

Saving Stripey
Re-written and re-posted.

The Swat Heard Round the World
In this partly humorous, partly serious "Josie in Trouble" story, I've tried to show how rumors can spread and grow, and how quickly a message board thread can turn ugly.


Friday, November 22, 2013

November 22nd, 1963

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, I'm reprinting this post.

Friday. Fifth Grade. Friday was Club Day for the fifth and sixth grades; I was in the Civics Club.
What were we discussing? I can't remember. Part of my mind may have been focused on the upcoming weekend.
Then the announcement came on the Public Address System.
What we'd been discussing, what I may have been thinking about, no longer mattered.
President Kennedy had been shot, and they didn't know if he was going to live.
Up until that moment, I had thought that presidents getting shot was something that happened in the past. Not now.
I remember going outside at dismissal time, and seeing my Baba and her friend Mickey coming towards the school. Baba USED to pick me up from school, but she hadn't for several years, and she had always come alone.
I knew then.
I looked at Baba and Mickey.
"He's dead, isn't he?"
Baba nodded.
"Yes. He's dead."
And my next words?
"But what are his kids going to do without their daddy?"
Or something like that.
I knew that losing their daddy was a worse tragedy to those children than losing a president
was to us.
It is a simple matter to fill the Office of President; the Vice-President is sworn in almost immediately after the death of an incumbent.
But there is no such office as Vice-Daddy.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Throwback Thursday

For this week's Throwback Thursday, I'm presenting this post, originally published on September 20, 2010.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Books Read in the Past Two Weeks

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic)
{Sunday book} 

"Eucharistic Lilies" #
by Sr. Mary Theodosia Mug
[Biographies, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 
(free Google e-book)

"The Imitation of Mary #
In Four Books"
by Alexander De Rouville 
Revised and Edited by Matthew J. O'Connell
[devotional reading, Catholic]
(one chapter a day; more on Sunday)


"The Exploits of the Chalet Girls"
"The Chalet School and the Lintons"
"The New House at the Chalet School"
"Jo Returns to the Chalet School"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
"The Muller Twins at the Chalet School" #
by Katherine Bruce
(fill-in)
"The New Chalet School"

by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
"Two Chalet School Girls in India" by Priyadarshini Narendra

(fill-in)
"Gillian of the Chalet School"
by Carol Allan
(fill-in)
[children's fiction, Chalet School series]

"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction, Christian (Protestant) themes,
anecdotes, recipes]
(November chapter only)


"Tag-Along Tooloo" #
by Frances Clarke Sayers
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real"
"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Tough"
by Neta Jackson
[Christian fiction, (Protestant, multi-denominational and non-denominational)]

"Little Men"
by Louisa May Alcott
[fiction]
{carrying over into next week}

I know this looks like a long list, but don't forget:
1: It covers two weeks, and not just one.
2: Some of the books are being read a little bit at a time.
3: Many of these books are children's books.

My Latest Works of Fan Fiction

Here are the link to the stories I posted on fanfiction.net over the past two weeks.

23rd Precinct
Several new chapters added.

You Have To Take Your Medicine
a "Josie in Trouble" drabble/sillyfic.

Revealed Relationships
Yep!  It's back,  revised and (I hope!) improved.

One Careless Moment (former title Never The Same)
Chapter 4 is now available.



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday

I've decided to hop onto the "Throwback Thursday" bandwagon.
The following post first appeared on this blog on July 6, 2010

My VERY OWN Library Card

This post is expanded from a post on one of my older blogs.
Almost every day after school, my Baba and I would go to the rather small, but to my childish eyes quite big enough, Brighton Beach Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, then located on Ocean Parkway. We'd browse among the picture books, and then I would choose a few books (as hard a decision, for me, as deciding what to get at the corner candy store!) Baba would check the books out on her library card; I was too young to have my own.
We'd go over to one of the benches on Ocean Parkway, and read at least one of the
books together. Usually, we saved the rest of them to read at home. Not that I minded reading
the books again and again. Most, if not all, bookworms are great re-readers.
And then, finally, when I was in the second grade, I was old enough for my very
own library card.(thrill thrill thrill!) I felt so grown-up that day. My very own library card!
The first book I took out on my VERY OWN library card was "Betsy and Billy" by Carolyn Haywood. I chose for two reasons: I had already read and loved her first book, "B is For Betsy", and I wanted to be seen leaving the library with a thick, grown-up looking book!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!
I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.


Semper Gaudete!: Stained Glass Image Added to Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Mechanics Find Toddler Force to Live in Car Trunk, Parents Face Prison Time

Semper Gaudete!: Please pray for this baby and his family.

Semper Gaudete!: This Week's Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week


Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic)
{Sunday book} 

"Kitty in High School"
by Judy Delton
[children's fiction]
{Sunday book} 
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Miraculous Medal"
by Mary Fabyan  Windeatt
[biography, Catholic
{Sunday book} 
 "Patron Saint of First Communicants" #
by Mary Fabyan  Windeatt
[biography, Catholic
{Sunday book} 
(openlibrary.org loan)



"The Imitation of Mary #
In Four Books"
by Alexander De Rouville 
Revised and Edited by Matthew J. O'Connell
[devotional reading, Catholic]
(one chapter a day; more on Sunday)

"Stepping Heavenward" 1/2 #
by Elizabeth Prentiss
[YA fiction, Christian, Protestant]
(free online book)
(I gave this book 1/2 # because I've started it
several times, but never managed to finish it
{carried over from last week}

"Precious Bane" #
by Mary Webb
[fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
{carrying over into next week}

"The Janitor's Girl"
by Frieda Friedman
[children's fiction]

"The Chalet Girls in Camp"
"The Exploits of the Chalet Girls"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's fiction, Chalet School series]
{carrying over into next week}

This Week's Fan Fiction


I have two new stories this week.

A Simpsons fic, written
in memory of Marcia Wallace.

The One Casper Haunts
A Casper The Friendly Ghost fic

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets !  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some
wonderful blogs here.


Semper Gaudete!: New Image in Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Fr. Pablo Straub, R.I.P

Semper Gaudete!: This Week's Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic)
{Sunday book} 

"Kitty in High School"
by Judy Delton
[children's fiction]
{Sunday book} 
(openlibrary.org loan)


"The Imitation of Mary #

In Four Books"
by Alexander De Rouville 
Revised and Edited by Matthew J. O'Connell
[devotional reading, Catholic]
(one chapter a day; more on Sunday)

"Stepping Heavenward" 1/2 #
by Elizabeth Prentiss
[YA fiction, Christian, Protestant]
(free online book)
(I gave this book 1/2 # because I've started it
several times, but never managed to finish it. Maybe this time I will.)
{carrying over into next week}

"Precious Bane" #
by Mary Webb
[fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
{carrying over into next week}

This Week's Fan Fiction

I've added new chapters to the following Another World stories,

Lydia

Never the Same

written a prequel to Gordon Korman's "Bruno and Boots" series,
It's ALWAYS You

and started a new Another World/As The World Turns
AU screwball comedy.

Scrambled Worlds

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!   I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.




Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 

"The Imitation of Mary #
In Four Books"
by Alexander De Rouville 
Revised and Edited by Matthew J. O'Connell
[devotional reading, Catholic]
(one chapter a day; more on Sunday)

"My Roads"
by Anne Carroll Moore
[nonfiction]
{carried over from last week}

"An Old-Fashioned Girl"
By Louisa May Alcott
[fiction]
{carried over from last week}

"The Shoo-Fly Pie" #
by Mildred Jordan
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction, Christian (Protestant) themes,
anecdotes, recipes]
(October chapter only)

"Stepping Heavenward" 1/2 #
by Elizabeth Prentiss
[YA fiction, Christian, Protestant]
(free online book)
(I gave this book 1/2 # because I've started it
several times, but never managed to finish it. Maybe this time I will.)
{Carrying over into next week}

"Precious Bane" #
by Mary Webb
[fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
{carrying over into next week}

This Week's Fan Fiction


 Dante's Dilemma
Chapter 3 is now up.
This new chapter went in a
direction I did not expect.

New Slogan

This AU Another World fic is set during
Josie's career as a model.  I'm sure I'm

not the only one who thought Josie was
a brat in those days!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.


Books Read in the Past Week

"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
{Sunday book} 


"My Roads"
by Anne Carroll Moore
[nonfiction]
{carried over from last week}

"Rivals of the Chalet School"
{carried over from last week}
"Eustacia Goes to the Chalet School"
"The Chalet School and Jo"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's fiction, Chalet School series]

"An Old-Fashioned Girl"
By Louisa May Alcott
[fiction]
{carrying over into next week}

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This Week's Fan Fiction

Here is the fan fiction I posted this week.

Interview With a Semi-Barbaric Princess

This is adapted from a composition I wrote many, many
years ago for my tenth grade English class.

Car Bomb: A Story in Five Versions

This story was inspired by an episode of "Third Watch."
Amy Carlson, who played Alex Taylor on that show,

had previously played Josie Sinclair on "Another World."
(Nobody gets killed in this fanfic.)

Never the Same

I have to admit that writing the first chapter of this
story took a lot out of me.

Dante's Dilemma

This one is a reworking of a story I started several months ago.

23rd Precinct

This is a rewritten version of one of my older stories.

New Image in my Rosary Art Collection

Here is the latest addition to my Rosary Art Collection.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Come one, come all to Sunday Snippets!  Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered
some wonderful blogs here.

Semper Gaudete!: Little Things

Semper Gaudete!: Two-Part Story Completed at Last

Semper Gaudete!: New Painting in Rosary Art Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Some More of my Fan Fiction

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #


"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M.J. Huber
[non-fiction, Catholic]
"Kitty from the Start"
"Kitty in the Middle"
by Judy Delton
[children's fiction]
{Sunday books} 
(Kitty has been described as 
"an Irish Catholic Ramona")

"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction, Christian (Protestant) themes,
anecdotes, recipes]
(September chapter only)


"Sea Change" #
by Kathryn Worth
[YA fiction, historical]
(openlibrary.org loan)
{carried over from last week}

"My Roads"
by Anne Carroll Moore
[nonfiction]
{carried over from last week}

"Young Wilfred" #
by W. F. Sullivan
[children's fiction, moral, (NOT religious)]
this short book includes several warnings to 
parents. It is so overdone that it is ludicrous.

"In Trouble Again, Zelda Hammersmith?"
"Zelda Strikes Again"
"Here Comes Zelda Claus
and other holiday disasters"
by Lynn Hall
[children's fiction]

"Rivals of the Chalet School"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's fiction, Chalet School series]
{carrying over into next week}