Saturday, April 25, 2015

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.


Sunday book(s)

"In A Great Tradition
Tribute to Dame Laurentia McLachlan,
Abbess of Stanbrook"
by The Benedictines of Stanbrook
( Rumer Godden wrote in "In This House of Brede": 

"All of the characters
in this book are imaginary, but many of the episodes
are based on fact; some are taken from the life and
sayings of Dame Laurentia McLachlan and Sister Mary
Ann McArdle of Stanbrook Abbey.")

I recognize some of the incidents.

"Hetty Gray-Nobody's Bairn" #
by Rosa Mulholland
[fiction]
This book is listed in Benziger's
"Catalog of Catholic Books in English",
but there was nothing Catholic mentioned
in it.  It wasn't even especially religious.


Weekday Books

"Longer Flight:
A Family Grows Up With Books"
by Annis Duff
[non-fiction]
{carried over from last week}

"The Story Girl"
by L. M. Montgomery
[fiction]
(free Kindle book)
{carried over from last week}

"Leave it to Beany!"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[YA fiction]
 this was my introduction to Lenora Mattingly Weber.  
The title was partially hidden, and I thought it said "Leave it to Beaver!"
(One of my all-time favorite TV shows!)

"So Not Okay: #
An Honest Look at Bullying
From the Bystander"
"You Can't Sit With Us" #
An Honest Look at Bullying
From the Victim"
by Nancy Rue
[children's/young teens' fiction,
Christian (Protestant) 
Mean Girls Makeover Series) ]
(Kindle book)
These books are NOT 
companion volumes.

"The Diary of a Frantic Kid Sister"
by Hila Colman
[children's fiction]
I hadn't read this one in years.

Umbrella #
by Taro Yashima
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Betsy-Tacy"
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)  today, April 25th, the anniversary of the day "Betsy" and "Tacy" became friends. I will read just ONE book a week this time, using this schedule:
1st week in May
Winona's Pony Cart
2nd Week in May
Betsy-Tacy and Tib
3rd Week in May
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill
4th Week in May
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
(skip month before starting Betsy-Tacy High School Books)
 1st week in July
Heaven to Betsy
2nd week in July
Betsy In Spite Of Herself
3rd week in July
Betsy Was A Junior
4th week in July
Betsy and Joe
2nd week in August
Carney's House Party
3rd week in August
Emily of Deep Valley
1st week in September
Betsy and the Great World
September 10th 
(starting date)
Betsy's Wedding

"Understanding Kim"
by Pelagie Doane
[children's fiction]
I loved this when I was a little girl, and
I was very thankful to find an affordable
copy.
{carrying over into next week}

A Book for Weekdays AND Sundays
"The Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas A Kempis
[Kindle book]

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