Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Well, here it is time once more for Sunday Snippets  ! Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing yours? 
As you can see, I've made some changes to this blog.

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]
a favorite of mine; thank God it wasn't one of the books
lost when I moved!
{reserved for Sunday}

Bible books(s) read this week:
"1 Corinthians"
"2 Corinthians"

"Home for the Holidays" #
by Heather Vogel Frederick
{carried over from last week}
(Kindle book)

"First We Have Coffee
and then we talk"
by Margaret Jensen
[Christian (Protestant) nonfiction]
{carried over from last week}

"Beezus and Ramona"
"Henry and the Paper Route"
"Henry and the Clubhouse"
{carrying over into next week}
by Beverly Cleary
[children's fiction]
( loans)
(it's just a coincidence that I'm reading
that last book at this time, but LOL!)

"Penina Levine is a Potato Pancake" #
by Rebecca O'Connell
[children's fiction, Judaica]

"grace notes"
by Dandi Daley Mackall
[children's/YA fiction, Christian (Protestant), Blog On! series)
(Google Book, replacing copy lost when I moved.)

by Maud Hart Lovelace
(children's fiction)
I started re-reading the Betsy-Tacy books (and the three Deep Valley books in which Betsy is NOT the main character)  yesterday (Friday), on the anniversary of the day "Betsy" and "Tacy" became friends.  I'm reading no more than ONE book a day; I finished Betsy-Tacy  today, and will go on to Winona's Pony Cart tomorrow.

"Try Giving Yourself Away, Third Edition"
by David Dunn
(This is another dearly beloved book lost when I moved,
and now replaced.  The edition I now have gives some interesting information about David Dunn!)
{carrying over into next week}

"The Books You Read"
by Charles E. Jones
(another lost book, recently replaced)
{carrying over into next week}

David Dunn, Author of "Try Giving Yourself Away"

I've mentioned that, in my recent move, many of my books were lost.  One great favorite among those lost books was "Try Giving Yourself Away, Third Edition," by David Dunn.
Well, I replaced that book this week.  The copy I have was published in 1987, ten years after the author's death. 
It turns out that David Dunn's real name was Robert R.
Updegraff, and that he also wrote several books under his given name.  I've already added one of them, "Obvious Adams," published in 1916, to my free Google books. 
(Thank God for newly discovered books!)
I also went to and left this note.

An "A-Ha!" Moment

I wanted to set up a really successful online club for awhile now, but it just didn't  work out.   I also wanted to spruce up this blog a bit; maybe (probably!) because I've started reading Dandi Daley Mackall's "Blog On!" series again. 
And then it came to me that I could do both!  (The "A-Ha!" moment).  Instead of setting up a new club, I could enhance this blog by turning it into a club.  I could even have a virtual clubhouse by making a few new blogs, naming them
"rooms", and linking all of them to each other.  
The club members would be me (of course!), and anyone who commented, or had previously commented, on any post here.
So I made the new blogs... and added a doorway!
So what sort of things do I plan to post here, in the Main Room, now that this is a Club?
Exactly the kind of things I've always posted here.