Saturday, January 30, 2016

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.


"The Cutters"
by Bess Streeter Aldrich
[fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book) 

"Luv @ First Site"
by Tess Kindig
(physical copy) 

"Chat Freak"
by Kristi Holl 
(openlibrary.org loan) 
"N 2 Deep"
by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
"Please Reply"
by Dandi Daley Mackall 
"4 Give & 4 Get"
by Kristi Holl 
"Power Drive"
by Nancy Been Peacock
(physical copies) 
( todays.girls.com series, created by Terry K. Brown)

[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant, denomination or denominations not specified)]  
Some, but not all, of the books in this series were lost when I moved, so thank God for free online books!

"Samuel Clemens" #
 by Charles Michael Daugherty

[children's biography]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Bequest of Wings"
by Annis Duff
[nonfiction]

"Life With Lily" #
by Mary Ann Kinsinger
and Suzanne Woods Fisher
[children's fiction, Amish, Adventures
of Lily Lapp series, Book One]


  "Amy Moves In"
(openlibrary.org loan)
"Laura's Luck"
(physical copy)
 by Marilyn Sachs
[children's fiction]


 "Pauline Archer" #
 by Anna Theresa Sadlier
[fiction] 
(free online book) 
 reserved for Sunday

 "Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016
 

This Week's Fan Fiction

Yes, after a hiatus of several months,  I've gotten back to my writing.

Dante's Troubles 
an AU Another World fic.
New chapter added.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.

"Mary Erskine: A Franconia Story"
by Jacob Abbott
[children's fiction]
(free online book)

 "Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book)

"Tangled Web"
by Kristi Holl 
(openlibrary.org loan)
"R U 4 Real?"
by Nancy Been Peacock 

(physical copy)  
Luv @ First Site
by Tess Kindig
(physical copy) 
( todays.girls.com series, created by Terry K. Brown)
 [children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant, denomination or denominations not specified)] Some, but not all, of the books in this series were lost when I moved, so thank God for free online books!

 "A Right to Be Merry"
by Mother Mary Francis, P. C. C
(Kindle book) 

reserved for Sunday

 "Pauline Archer" #
 by Anna Theresa Sadlier
[fiction] 
(free online book) 
 reserved for Sunday

 "Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016


"Fifth Chinese Daughter"
by Jade Snow Wong
[autobiography]

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.

"Mary Erskine: A Franconia Story"
by Jacob Abbott
[children's fiction]
(free online book)

 "Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book)

"The Quiet Rebels; the story of the Quakers in America" #
by Margaret Hope Bacon
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)  

"Stranger Online"
by Carol Smith
"Portrait of Lies"
by Dandi Daley Mackall
( todays.girls.com series, created by Terry K. Brown
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant, denomination
 or denominations not specified ) ]
(openlibrary.org loans)
Some, but not all, of the books in this series
were lost when I moved, so thank God for
free online books!


"Thee, Hannah!"
by Marguerite De Angeli
[children's fiction, historical]

(openlibrary.org loan)


"Intimate Practices: Literacy and Cultural Work in U. S. Women's
Clubs, 1880-1920"
by Anne Ruggles Gere
[nonfiction]

"Cheaper By The Dozen"
by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
[biography]
(openlibrary.org loan)

 "A Right to Be Merry"
by Mother Mary Francis, P. C. C
(Kindle book)
reserved for Sunday


"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016

"The Interior Castle"
by St. Teresa of Jesus
spiritual reading

"The City Boy"
by Herman Wouk
[fiction]
 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author, and not necessarily in the order read.

 "Malleville" 
(physical copy)
"Wallace"
(free online book)
by Jacob Abbott
[children's fiction from the 1850s,
Franconia Series]

 "Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book)

"The Quiet Rebels; the story of the Quakers in America" #
by Margaret Hope Bacon
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)


"This Is My Life"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[ autobiography,
Christian (Protestant) themes]

"Henry and Clubhouse"
by Beverly Cleary
[children's fiction]

"What I Really Think Of You"
by M.E. Kerr
[YA fiction] 

 "A Right to Be Merry"
by Mother Mary Francis, P. C. C
(Kindle book)
reserved for Sunday

 "Sixth Grade Secrets"
by Louis Sachar
[children's fiction]

"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016

"The Interior Castle"
by St. Teresa of Jesus
spiritual reading

"The City Boy"
by Herman Wouk
[fiction]

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My First Prayer as a Catholic [reposted, slightly edited.]

Today is the anniversary of my baptism into the Catholic Church. I was 20 years old at the time.
I knew that my first prayer as a Catholic would be an interior one, and I hoped that it would be something beautiful, something profound, something almost, note that I said almost, good enough for this wonderful event.
That, however, is not what happened. My first prayer as a Catholic was neither beautiful nor profound.
My sponsor was a young woman, just a few years older than I was, who lived in the same building. Because she was a bit nervous, she chomped on bubble gum during the rites. I don't think Fr. Conroy, the priest who baptized me, was impressed.
And so, this is what I prayed inwardly as the water was poured over my head:
"Please, Lord, don't let her pop a bubble!"

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author, and not necessarily in the order read.

 "Malleville" 
by Jacob Abbott
[children's fiction from the 1850s,
Franconia Stories]

 "Summa Theologica"
by St. Thomas Aquinas
long-term Catholic studies
(Kindle book)

"Henry and Beezus"
"Henry and Ribsy"
"Beezus and Ramona" 
"Henry and the Paper Route"
the first book I read in 2016 
by Beverly Cleary
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loans)  


"The Winning of Miss Lynn Ryan" #
by Ilene Cooper
[children's fiction]
the last book I read in 2015


"Try Giving Yourself Away"
by David Dunn
[nonfiction]
a great favorite of mine,
with some wonderful anecdotes 

 "The Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas a Kempis
long-term devotional reading
(Kindle book)

 "A Right to Be Merry"
by Mother Mary Francis, P. C. C
(Kindle book)
reserved for Sunday

"Room For One More"
by Anna Perrot Rose
[autobiography/biography]
I recently discovered that the
author changed a few names.  

"The Other Side Of The Story
Giving people the benefit of the doubt-
stories and strategies"
"It Wasn't How It Seemed"
by Yehudis Samet
[nonfiction, Judaica]



"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016


"The Interior Castle"
by St. Teresa of Jesus
spiritual reading

"Old Specification" #
by Robert R. Updegraff 
[fiction]