Saturday, April 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.

"The Way of a Pilgrim
and The Pilgrim Continues His Way"
or unknown
Translated by Helen Bacovcin
Foreword by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.
[Spirituality (Orthodox, Russian) Fiction? Non-fiction?]

this is a newer translation than the one Franny Glass reads in "Franny and Zooey"

"The Life of J. D. Salinger" #
by Charles River Editors
(Kindle book)

"Ramona and Her Mother"
"Ramona Quimby, Age 8"
"Ramona Forever"
by Beverly Cleary
[children's fiction]
( loans)

"Percy Wynn
or Making a Boy Of Him" 
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(free online book)
reserved for Sunday

"One Hundred And Eight Bells"
by Jane Flory
[children's fiction]

"Chaimkel the Dreamer"
by Meir Uri Gottesman
[children's fiction, Jewish]

"Grace Under Pressure"
"Upsetting Annie"
by Dandi Daley Mackall 
[children's/YA fiction, Christian (Protestant, no denomination or denominations specified), Blog On series]

"Junie B. Jones and
the Stupid, Smelly Bus" #
by Barbara Park
[children's fiction]
( loan)

"Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters"
"Seymour: An  Introduction"
by J. D. Salinger

"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

Some Present!!!

I'm sure most of you, if not all of you, know the story of what happened to Mother Angelica years ago at a Christmas party, when she was Rita Rizzo.
The nuns presented each child with a brand-new gift.  And then, it was Rita's turn.   Did she get a nice, new toy or book?  NO!
What those nuns had reserved for her was an old, scratched yo-yo with a knotted string.
Why?  Because her parents were divorced.
It always infuriates me when CHILDREN are picked on for what their PARENTS do. 
I hope that those nuns felt ashamed, later on, for what they did, not because they did it to the little girl who grew up to be Mother Angelica.
I hope they were ashamed because they did it to a child!