Saturday, November 15, 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.

"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!
"Blueberry Muffins"
by Colleen Spiro
(Kindle Book)
"The Miraculous Medal"by Mary Fabyan  Windeatt"
Harry Dee 
or Making it Out"
("Working it Out" in the edition
published by TAN books)
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(free online book)
{Sunday books}

A Book for Weekdays AND Sundays
"A 40-Day Spiritual Workout
For Catholics" #
by Bob Rice
Chapters 3-9
[non-fiction, devotional]
(1 chapter a day. )

"Girls' Clubs
Their Organization and Management" #
by Helen Josephine Ferris
(free online book)
{carried over from last week}

"Love and Knishes
An Irrepressible Guide to Jewish Cooking"
by Sara Kasdan
[nonfiction, Jewish]
{carried over from last week}
( loan)

"Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery" #
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's fiction]
(Kindle book)
{carried over from last week}

"Character Built By Patience"
[revised version of a 19th century (or earlier) Christian (Protestant) work of fiction;
no author's name given in the copy I have]
Interesting story, but the author preaches to the reader now and then, 
which is to be expected in a book like this.

"Jo's Boys"
by Louisa May Alcott

"The Lemonade Trick"
"The Mailbox Trick"
by Scott Corbett
[children's fiction]
( loans)

"The City Boy"by Herman Wouk
{carrying over into next week}
one of my favorite books.

"The S.W.F. Club" #
by Caroline E. Jacobs
[children's fiction]
(free Kindle book)
{carrying over into next week}

I've found that it usually takes me longer to read online books than physical copies, 
because Winky likes to sleep on the computer chair, and because I tend to read several books at a time.

If I Could Form An OFFLINE Club

I love my online Share-Care-Prayer Club; don't get me wrong on that. However, I'd also love to be able to form one of those clubs where people get together in person, but that isn't possible for me.  I'm unable to travel, or even walk outside (except on my porch) unless I hold onto somebody's arm, and my own attached house is too small to accommodate a group of people.
However, if I could form an offline club, it might be a reading club; these are quite popular.  Mine would be a Books and Tapes Club.   This would allow people with dyslexia, or with visual problems, to join if they wanted to.  Now and then, ALL
members would listen to a tape.  We would then discuss, not only the book itself, but how well or poorly it was read.
Then again, I might start a Sunday Night Lunch Club for fans of
Maud Hart Lovelace's "Betsy-Tacy" series.  The  SNLC would meet on Sunday evenings, preferably if the next day was a holiday.  Members would take turns hosting.  Sandwiches and coffee would be served, and, if available, songs from the Betsy-Tacy books would be played and/or sung. 

Or I might form a club for making rosaries; members would also pray the rosary at each meeting.

I said (wrote) that I can't have an offline club.  What I should have said is that I can't have an offline club at this time.  Perhaps someday I will be able to have one.