Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival

Well, once again it is time to hop over to RAnn's blog for Sunday Snippets, where Catholic bloggers like me share our posts.  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.   How about sharing yours?

Books Read in the Past Two Weeks

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 books
"The Best Foot Forward
and Other Stories"
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction, Catholic]
(free online book)
"The Interior Castle"
by St. Teresa of Avila

Weekday Books

"Ministering Angels
A Study of Nineteenth-Century
Evangelical Writing  for Children"
by Margaret Nancy Cutt

"The Moffats"
( loan)
another book lost when I
moved.  Thank God I can
read it online for free!
"The Middle Moffat"
the only book in the Moffats series
NOT lost when I  moved
by Eleanor Estes
[children's fiction]

"One Morning In Maine" #
by Robert McCloskey
[picture book]
( loan)

"Class-ified Information: Tziporah"
"Class-ified Information:  Goldie"
"Class-ified Information:  Naomi"
by M.C.  Millman
[children's/young teen fiction, Jewish, series]
These books are companion volumes, each covering
the same time period (a year in 8th grade) from the
first-person viewpoint of a different girl in the class,
and can be read in any order.  Certain incidents which
take center stage in some books may get just a brief mention, or none at all, in others.
Also, each girl's home life is different, of course.

"The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling"
"The Yada Yado Prayer Group Gets Decked Out"
by Neta Jackson
[Christian fiction, Protestant, multi-denominational
 and non-denominational]

"The Ballad of Lucy Whipple"
by Karen Cushman
[children's fiction, historical]

"The Music Box Test"
"The Paper Route Treasure"
by Marcia Hoehne
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant, no denomination specified, emphasis more on mysteries than on religion.]

"The Mother-Daughter Book Club"
"Much Ado About Anne"
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's books, series, interesting for adults as well]
I wish there had been  Mother-Daughter Book Clubs when I was a kid.  There were enough mothers and daughters for such a club right on my block; even right in my building. Perhaps we would have called it The Commodore Mother-Daughter Book Club, since the building's name was The Commodore.

"Shoo-Fly Girl"
by Lois Lenski
[children's fiction]

"In Trouble Again, Zelda Hammersmith?"
"Zelda Strikes Again"
"Here Comes Zelda Claus
And Other Holiday Disasters"
by Lynn Hall
[children's fiction]

"Listening for Madeleine:
A Portrait of
Madeleine L'Engle
in Many Voices" #
by Leonard S. Marcus

"Why Did They Name It?"
by Hannah Campbell

by Johanna Spyri
translated by Charles Tritten
[children's fiction]
(Kindle book)

"Johnny Crow's Garden" #
by L. Leslie Brooke
[picture book]
(free online book)

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

Scripture Readings Update

So how did I get along with my Bible reading plan while I
couldn't get online to check the daily readings?
I tried to estimate about how much to read each day in
each section.
It turned out that I got a bit ahead with the Psalms... not much, just a little; I'm almost on schedule with Genesis and Matthew,
but I'm about two or three chapters behind schedule in Isaiah.
Tomorrow, which is Sunday, will be a good day to get caught up.