Saturday, July 18, 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) 
"Harry Dee
or Making it  Out"
"Claude Lightfoot
or How the Problem Was Solved"
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(online books)

"Travelers Along the Way"
by Fr. Benedict Groeschel
[collective biography]
(Kindle book)

"The Story of A Soul"
by St. Therese of Lisieux


Weekday Books
"Last Term at Malory Towers"
by Enid Blyton
[children's fiction]

"New Term at Malory Towers"
"Summer Term at Malory Towers"
by Pamela Cox
(children's fiction)
authorized continuations of
Enid Blyton's series. 

"The Sun Is Shining On The Other Side"
by Margaret Jensen
[nonfiction, autobiographical and biographical,
Christian, (Protestant)]
This book is described on the cover as
A Heartwarming and Humorous Collection
of Margaret Jensen's Best Stories
{carried  over from last week}

"Betsy Was A Junior"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"grace notes"
by Dandi Daley Mackall
[children's/YA fiction, Christian (Protestant), Blog On! series)
(Google Book, replacing copy lost when I moved.)
{carrying over into next week}
"Collecting Things"
by Paul Villiard
(nonfiction)

"The Giraffe Who Went To School" #
by Irma Wilde
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

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

Bible Reading Plan: The Sequel

Remember this post from the beginning of the year?
Have I been able to stick to this schedule?
Well, to be honest, I haven't.  For one thing, I've lost too much
computer-time, and catching up became too difficult.  For another, and I should have remembered this from past attempts at reading the Bible in a year, I'm not all that crazy about reading several different passages in one day.
[This does not apply to the Readings at Mass!]
So I'm now reading my Bible in several different ways which do
not interfere with each other.
In the morning, after my Morning Offering and a few other prayers, I read a very brief portion of one of the Psalms, taken at random.  I've been doing this, and reading a portion of the Gospels at bedtime, for more than a year now.
I have two ways of reading my Bible during the day.  
One thing I'm doing is reading the Bible straight through, from cover to cover.   I know that many people do not recommend this method, but I find that it works for me.  Actually, it is the first way I read a Christian Bible while I was going through my conversion.
 I'll admit that I skim over some passages, but I'm not skipping anything.  Right now I'm in The Book of Numbers.

My other way of reading the Bible during the day is to take a small portion, a morsel, from the Readings at Mass, and read it
several times. Sometimes that morsel, that tidbit, is just part of a verse.   Often, during the day, I will pause and reflect briefly on that little portion.