Saturday, March 19, 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.


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

Maud
The Life of L. M. Montgomery #
by Harry Bruce
[YA biography]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Kitty In The Middle" 
(physical copy)
"Kitty In The Summer"
(openlibrary.org loan)
reserved for Sunday


"Owen's Marshmallow Chick" #
by Kevin Henkes
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Sarah, Plain and Tall"
by Patricia MacLachlan
[children's fiction]
(openlibrary.org loan) 

"Secrets of Successful Fiction"
by Robert Newton Peck
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
why do I, from time to time,
read books about writing?
To relearn techniques I've forgotten
To discover a technique I've

overlooked in the past .
Why do dancers, musicians,
artists keep studying their art,
their craft? 


 "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 Atlantic Ocean" #
by Peter J. Sharp
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"the teen-ager's guide to
collecting practically anything"
(title is in lower-case)
by Norah Smaridge and Hilda Hunter
[nonfiction]
(I blogged  about this book several years ago,
and I still feel the way I did then.) 

"Dear Theo
The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh" #
edited by Irving Stone, with Jean Stone
[autobiography]
 
"Magnificent Obsessions:
Twenty Remarkable Collectors In Pursuit Of Their Dreams"
by Mitch Tuchman
[nonfiction]

"Getting Acquainted" 
"Deepwater Dilemma"
"Torrents of Trouble"
"Search Party Sunday"
by Shifra Weinberg
[children's fiction, Jewish, "Regards From Camp!" series] 

This Week's Fan Fiction

New chapters have been added to the following fanfics.

Chloe, My Love
an AU Bonanza fic

23rd Precinct
an ongoing Another World fic.
 
 

The First Saint I Ever Heard Of (reposted)

Slightly adapted from a post in one of my old blogs

Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary.  People love to quote the saints, but we cannot quote St. Joseph. None of his words have been preserved.
I take that back about not being able to quote St. Joseph. We cannot quote his words, but we can, and should, "quote" his devotion to Jesus and Mary.
St. Joseph was the first saint I ever heard of, but that was because of the children's aspirins! LOL!
I like simple, homely {homely as in homelike, not, definitely not, as in unattractive] images. I love to think about St. Joseph walking the floor when the Baby Jesus was teething.