Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"Marion Howard or Trials and Triumphs" #
by May Ramsay
[Catholic fiction]
(free Google book)
"Love God And Do What You Please"
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
adapted by M. J. Huber
[spiritual reading]
{Sunday books}

Bible books(s) read this week:

"I Met a Boy I Used to Know"
{carried over from last week}
"Angel in Heavy Shoes"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[YA fiction]
"Pride and Prejudice" #
by Jane Austen
{carrying over into next week}

"Pies and Prejudice" #
by Heather Vogel Frederick
(Kindle book]
{carrying over into next week}

"Henry and Beezus"
"Henry and Ribsy"
"Emily's Runaway Imagination"
{carrying over into next week}
by Beverly Cleary
[children's fiction]
( loans)

Once again, I'm juggling books!  I have three carry-overs, not counting my Sunday books.

This Week's Fan Fiction

New chapter added.

Book Clubs.. Dislike 'Em, Love 'Em

    I dislike, and also love, book clubs.   I dislike the type of book clubs where, once you join, 
you are obligated to buy a certain number of books a year... and if the brochure is delayed in 
the mail, you could wind up with a book you either already have, or do not want.
( Sidenote: School book clubs, where the students get the brochures in class, and only receive the books they actually order, are another matter.  I remember getting quite a few good books that way.)

I love the kind of book clubs where people meet, either in person or online, to discuss books.  
Some of these clubs are unofficial, local and intimate, and the members all know each other. 
These clubs often focus on one author or theme each year.

There are many official book clubs, with national, or even international, memberships.  It is not possible for all of the members to know each other, although some
do manage to get in touch via the Internet. 
This year, I became member of two of these clubs:
The Betsy-Tacy Society
[Joined on February 24th]
[Joined on April 11th]

In addition to actual book clubs, there are books about book clubs, such as the "Mother-Daughter Book Club"  series, by Heather Vogel Frederick.  
[As of this posting, I'm enjoying the fourth book in the series, "Pies and Prejudice." I'm also reading the book the MDBC is reading, which is, of course, "Pride and Prejudice."   
That's one of the books I always meant to read, but somehow never got around to until now.]