Saturday, September 19, 2015

Books Read In The Week of September 13-19

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.

"In This House of Brede"
by Rumer Godden
[fiction]
one of my favorite novels; I loved this even
before my conversion.


Weekday Books


"Do You Call That A Dream Date?"
by Mary Anderson
[YA fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
{carried over from last week}  

"Why Did They Name It?"
by Hannah Campbell
[non-fiction]


 "Pies and Prejudice"
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[fiction]
(Kindle book0 

"Pippi Longstocking in the Park"
by Astrid Lindgren
[picture book]

 "No, No, Rosina" #
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)
"Trina"
[children's fiction]
(physical copy)
by Patricia Miles Martin


"Uncle Fonzo's Ford" #
by Miska Miles
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Secret Tunnel Mystery"
"Tough Choices for Roxie"
{carrying over into next week}
by Hilda Stahl
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant (denomination(s) not specified), series]

"The Winds of March"
"A New and Different Summer"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[YA fiction]

 
A Book for Weekdays AND Sundays

"The Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas A Kempis
[Kindle book

This Week's Fan Fiction

The Poem
New chapter added to this AU prequel to The Waltons.

For Once, A Negative Post About Clubs

I usually write positive posts about clubs, but this one is different.  It's about some of the negative
aspects of clubs and club membership.  In other words, it's about the some of the wrong reasons
for forming or joining a club.
Years ago, when I was a young teenager and The Monkees were popular, someone sent a letter to
one of the many teen magazines out there and wrote that she and her friends had formed a Monkee
Haters Unfan Club.
I thought that this was terrible.  If they didn't like The Monkees, they didn't have to watch their tv show or buy their records, but forming an unfan club... sad.  And even sadder that the magazine would print that letter.
Then there are what I call gang-up clubs. A gang-up club is one that a group of kids forms in order
to pick on ONE kid, quite often one they are mad at for some reason or other.   Such a club might also
be called a REVENGE club.  The worst part is that the target is usually a former friend.
[The Spy Catcher Club in Louise Fitzhugh's "Harriet the Spy" comes to mind!]

Then there are those who join a club, usually an online club, simply to cause trouble, to attack
the other members.  These people are known as TROLLS.  I've had to deal with them from
time to time in my old groups on Yahoo. I have NOT had any problems with trolls in my
 Share-Care-Prayer Club.

And yes, The Share-Care-Prayer Club is going strong after more than a year... so this post ends on a POSITIVE note.