Saturday, July 25, 2015

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with  a #

Books are grouped in their sections by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


Sunday book(s) 

"The Happiness of Heaven"
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.

"Claude Lightfoot
or How the Problem Was Solved"
"That Football Game
and What Came of It"
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(online books)

"The Miraculous Medal"
by Mary Fabyann Windeatt
[biography]


Weekday Books

 "Eight Cousins"
by Louisa May Alcott
[fiction]
{carrying over into next week}

 "God Uses Cracked Pots"#
by Patsy Clairmont
[nonfiction, Christian (Protestant), autobiographical anecdotes, part
of a 3-in-1 book]
(openlibrary.org loan)
{carrying over into next week}

"Winter Term at Malory Towers"
"Fun and Games at Malory Towers"
"Secrets at Malory Towers"
"Goodbye Malory Towers"
by Pamela Cox
[children's fiction]
authorized continuations of
Enid Blyton's series. 

"The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins"
by Dr. Seuss
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan.   I refuse
to BUY his books)

"Busybody Nora"
"Nora and Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business"
(openlibrary.org loan)
parents may want to read 
this one before sharing it
with their young children;
the author reveals something
that could upset some kids;
something that I think is
up to the parents to reveal.
"New Neighbors for Nora"
by Johanna Hurwitz
[children's fiction]

"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}
I prefer the individual books that
these stories are taken from.

"Betsy And Joe"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"grace notes"
{carried  over from last week}
"love, annie"
by Dandi Daley Mackall
[children's/YA fiction, Christian (Protestant), Blog On! series)
(Google Books, replacing copies lost when I moved.)




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

Protestant Books

 I don't intend to talk against Protestant books in this post.  After all, as anyone familiar with my weekly book lists knows, I read and enjoy books by Protestant authors.  The ones I like best are those in which the author talks about his/her experiences and faith, (faith meaning trust) without going into doctrine.
 But what about a book whose author says something contrary
to Catholic doctrine?  Does that bother me? In all honesty, not
always.
It doesn't bother me if the author is simply stating what he/she believes.  It does, however, bother me if the author criticizes Catholics for our beliefs.  But, instead of allowing myself to become angry, I pray that God will remove that
writer's prejudices.
And perhaps someday, that Protestant writer will become a great Catholic writer.