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.