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.