Saturday, August 9, 2014

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.

"Between Heaven and Mirth"#
by James Martin, SJ
(Kindle book)
"Why I Entered The Convent"
edited by Rev. George L. Kane
(published in the 1950s)
"Once a Jew"
by Rev. Arthur B. Klyber, Redemptorist
{Sunday books}

Bible books read this week:
"The Gospel According to John"

"Anne of Green Gables"
{carried over from last week}
"Anne of Avonlea"
{carrying over into next week}
by L. M. Montgomery

"All My Life" #
by Susan Lucci
(Kindle book, much less expensive than physical copy)
This, thank God, is not one of those backstage gossip
books. And I love what Susan Lucci did with the 19 dozen
roses ABC sent her when she finally won that Emmy (it
was her 19th nomination.)  She brought them to her
Church and laid them before the statue of the Blessed Virgin
Incidentally, someone from my old parish once told me that her
sister belonged to the same parish as Susan Lucci!

"Sounds in the Air:
The Golden Age of Radio"
by Norman Finkelstein
[YA nonfiction]
{carrying over into next week}

This Week's Fan Fiction

The Egg Cream Non-Existence Insistence
A Big Bang Theory Sillyfic

Remember Brand Loyalty?

I often hear, during one radio commercial break, three commercials for three rival insurance companies.
I remember the days when tv and radio shows were not sponsored by rival companies.  Shows did have alternating
sponsors, but these were for unrelated products.  We didn't hear or see for example, a commercial for Kellogg's Raisin Bran and a commercial for Post Raisin Bran on the same show.  We weren't confused by different bran' names on one program!

It was, to use a cliché, a more innocent time.  We trusted the
tv and radio show hosts, and we believed that if they said
something was good, then it must be good.

Of course, if two or more programs we liked had rival sponsors,
things could get a bit confusing!  At least, it was confusing for
me.  I could not, as a little girl, believe that any of those hosts
would tell a lie; so I finally decided that they must each like different brands.  After all, my friends and I didn't always like the same things!

And do TV and radio hosts still influence what I buy?  Well, let me put it this way.  A few years ago, EWTN's Fr. Mitch Pacwa
was talking about Mystic Monk Coffee on one of his shows.
Guess which brand of coffee I now drink!