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
( 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
"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

"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
{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

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.)

by Leah Subar
[children's fiction, Judaica]

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

( loan)

"Botany" #
by Taylor R. Alexander, R. Will Burnett,
and Herbert S. Zim
( loan)
"Woman's Life in Colonial Days" #
by Carl Holliday
(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