Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Update On The Share-Care-Prayer Club

When I started The Share-Care-Prayer Club on May 14, 2014, I
had no idea how things would turn out.  I had several online clubs in the past, but they were secular, and didn't last long due to one problem or another.
1: Invasion by trolls that got out of hand.
2: Lack of members.
3: Host site began to require mobile phone numbers.

So I wouldn't have been all that surprised if The Share-Care-Prayer Club had also flopped... but, thank God, it didn't.  Far from it!  There are now more than 600 members.

Oh, and if you go to the link, please click on the Prayer Support tab on the top of the page. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found there!


Saturday, September 24, 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.


"Mother Angelica's Private
and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures" #
introduced and edited by Raymond Arroyo
reserved for Sunday

"Reproachfully Yours"
by Lucile Hasley
[nonfiction]
reserved for Sunday

"The Freewheeing of Joshua Cobb"
by Margaret Hodges
[children's fiction]

"Life With Lily"
"A New Home For Lily"
by Mary Ann Kinsinger
and Suzanne Woods Fisher
[children's fiction, Amish]


"Class-ified Information: Yaffa"
"Class-ified Information: Goldie"
by M. C. Millman
[children's/young teen fiction, Jewish, series]
These are companion volumes, with each book
covering the same school year from the viewpoint
of a different girl, and can be read in any order.

"The Only One Club"
by Jane Naliboff
[picture book]

(Kindle book)

"Sophie Under Pressure"
original title Sophie and the Scoundrels
by Nancy Rue
[children's fiction, Christian, (Protestant, no denomination specified)]
(Kindle book)



"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

"All Those In Favor,

Say Something!"#
by Runa Erwin Ware
[nonfiction]




Saturday, September 17, 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.


"Mother Angelica's Private
and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures" #
introduced and edited by Raymond Arroyo
reserved for Sunday

"Reproachfully Yours"
by Lucile Hasley
[nonfiction]
reserved for Sunday

"The Hatching of Joshua Cobb"
"The Making of Joshua Cobb"
by Margaret Hodges
[children's fiction]


"How To Be A Clubwoman" 
by Helen Cowles Le Cron
and Edith Wasson McElroy

"Emily of Deep Valley"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA 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


"All Those In Favor,
Say Something!"#
by Runa Erwin Ware
[nonfiction]

Saturday, September 10, 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.

"Good Wives"
by Louisa May Alcott
[fiction]
(free online book)

"Mother Angelica's Private
and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures" #
introduced and edited by Raymond Arroyo
reserved for Sunday

"The Third Class At Miss Kaye's-
A School Story" #

by Angela Brazil
[children's fiction]
(free Kindle book)

"Reproachfully Yours"
by Lucile Hasley
[nonfiction]
reserved for Sunday

"How To Be A Clubwoman" 
by Helen Cowles Le Cron
and Edith Wasson McElroy
[nonfiction]

"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

Ordinary Things, Not An Ordinary Day (Old post, slightly edited)

Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of 9/11. That morning, I was warming up some biscuits. This was such a normal, ordinary thing for me to do. So was turning on the radio, but that day, for some reason, I didn't turn it on until it was time for Dan Daniel (Dandy Dan Daniel, Daniel Daniel Daniel, Triple D) to play the Backwards Oldie. This was a contest they had every morning around 9:00
on WCBS-FM. The beginning of a record would be played backwards, and the
listeners would try to identify the song.
About the first thing I heard was Dandy Dan telling us that there would be
no backwards oldie that day. I took out my biscuits, and wondered why.

I had just bitten into a warm, well-margarined biscuit when I found out why we weren't getting the backwards oldie that day. I rushed, biscuit in hand, to turn on the TV (but did not shut off the radio.).
It was a long time before I could eat biscuits again.

Friday, September 9, 2016

If There's Anything That IS Frustrating...!

I was reading Irma's Big Lie (original title The Bad Times of Irma Baumlein) by Carol Ryrie Brink on openlibrary.org, and it turned out that the last few pages were missing.  (I know because I had the book, but it was lost when I moved.)
If there's anything that IS frustrating, it's coming to the end of a book and finding the last few pages.... or the last page.... missing.
I've notified openlibrary.org about this, and, of course, the book will not be appearing on the list of books I've read this week.


Saturday, September 3, 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.

"Good Wives"
by Louisa May Alcott
[fiction]
(free online book)

"Mother Angelica's Private
and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures" #
introduced and edited by Raymond Arroyo
reserved for Sunday

"Then There Grew Up A Generation"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[fiction, Christian (Protestant) themes]

"Carney's House Party"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"St. Therese Of Lisieux: A Model For Our Times" #
by Wyatt North
[biography)
(Kindle book)
reserved for Sunday

"It Happened To Hannah"
by Ruth Rounds
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)


"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

Roundabout Connections

Every now and then I like to read, one right after the other, two or more books which are not by the same author, are not part of a series, and do not feature the same characters, but which nevertheless have what I like to call roundabout connections.
These books, for example, although unrelated, may have been illustrated by the same person, such as Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books, and Jennie D. Lindquist's "The Golden Name Day," all illustrated by Garth Williams.
And then we have books whose title characters have the same first name, such as "B is For Betsy," (and other books) by Carolyn Haywood, "Betsy Was A Junior, "by Maud Hart Lovelace, and "Understood Betsy," by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
Then again, there are books whose authors have the same first name.
Another roundabout connection is what might be called "of" books, such as  "Marya Of Clark Avenue," by Marie Halun Bloch,"Anne of Green Gables," by L. M. Montgomery, and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," by Kate Douglas Wiggin.
And let's not forget books with the words "Grows Up" at the end of the title, such as  "Rifka Grows Up," by Chaya M. Burstein, "Pollyanna Grows Up," by Eleanor H. Porter, and "Heidi Grows Up," by Charles Tritten.
And finally, two books which fit both the second and the fourth category are "Emily of Deep Valley," by Maud Hart Lovelace, and "Emily Of New Moon," by L. M. Montgomery.