Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Books I'm Currently Reading


A # indicates a book read for the first time
A * indicates a book started today
Books are listed by author (or series creator)

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better

"Pilgrim Kate" *
by Helen F. Daringer
[children's/YA fiction, historical, 1600s]

"The Gospel According To John" 
current Bible book

"The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ" #
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
[Catholic spirituality]
(Kindle book]

"The Book of Catholic Jokes" 
by Fr. Gregory Sakowicz and Deacon Tom Sheridan
[nonfiction, humor (obviously!)]
one or two pages a night


"All Those In Favor,

Say Something!" *
by Runa Erwin Ware
[nonfiction, humor]


Also:
Daily readings in the Liturgy of the Hours
Nightly bedtime Gospel reading
I choose a favorite passage every night

Finished today:

"Kids Speak 9
Children Talk About Themselves" 
compiled by Chaim Walder
translated into English by Aviva Rappaport


"Eat Only When You're Hungry" 
by Lindsay Hunter
[fiction]
I'm analyzing my feelings about this book.
It was definitely outside of my comfort zone.
The characters were NOT LIKEABLE, and
there was too much of what I felt was unnecessary 
vulgar language.
But somehow, I liked this book. Liked it, but
did not  love it.
Setting aside the use of vulgar words,  and the
fact that I did not care for the characters, the
writing itself  is amazing.
And how is it that a book with ingredients I
usually hate makes me feel that, in some ways,
I have grown, have stretched, as a reader?

Monday, August 21, 2017

Books I'm Currently Reading



A # indicates a book read for the first time
A * indicates a book started today
Books are listed by author (or series creator)
"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better

"Eat Only When You're Hungry" # *
by Lindsay Hunter
[fiction]
Book-Of-The-Month Club selection

"The Gospel According To John" 
current Bible book

"The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ" #
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
[Catholic spirituality]
(Kindle book]

"The Book of Catholic Jokes" 
by Fr. Gregory Sakowicz and Deacon Tom Sheridan
[nonfiction, humor (obviously!)]
one or two pages a night


"Kids Speak 9
Children Talk About Themselves" 
compiled by Chaim Walder
translated into English by Aviva Rappaport
[children/YA, true stories, Judaica]

Also:
Daily readings in the Liturgy of the Hours
Nightly bedtime Gospel reading
I choose a favorite passage every night

Finished today:


"Mother-Daughter Book Camp"  
by Heather Vogel Frederick

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Books I'm Currently Reading




A # indicates a book read for the first time
A * indicates a book started today
Books are listed by author (or series creator)

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better

"Mother-Daughter Book Camp"  # 
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's/YA fiction]
(Kindle book)

"The Gospel According To John" 
current Bible book

"The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ" #
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
[Catholic spirituality]
(Kindle book]

"The Book of Catholic Jokes" 
by Fr. Gregory Sakowicz and Deacon Tom Sheridan
[nonfiction, humor (obviously!)]
one or two pages a night


"Kids Speak 9
Children Talk About Themselves" *
compiled by Chaim Walder
translated into English by Aviva Rappaport
[children/YA, true stories, Judaica]

Also:
Daily readings in the Liturgy of the Hours
Nightly bedtime Gospel reading
I choose a favorite passage every night

Finished today:


"Standing On High Places:
The Story of Hannah Hurnard
and Hinds' Feet on High Places" 
by Isabel Anders

"Best of the Sixties 1,
Archie Americana Series"
by Various

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Surprise! I've Joined A Book Club!

I'll bet you are saying to yourselves, "What's so surprising about that? She's always joining book clubs!"
Well before I continue this post, let us hark back to an older one.
Well, more than three years after writing that, I've joined the Book Of The Month Club.  
Why?
For one thing, to expand my reading horizons a bit.
For another, because they no longer send brochures; it's all handled online.  Five new books are listed each month, and additional selections from previous months are also available.
I've already chosen, and received, my first book, which will appear in "Books I'm Currently Reading" before the end of the month.
You see, I've made a rule that I won't order any new books from BOTM Club unless I've already read the book(s) I've previously ordered.



Books I'm Currently Reading



A # indicates a book read for the first time
A * indicates a book started today
Books are listed by author (or series creator)


"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better

"Standing On High Places:
The Story of Hannah Hurnard
and Hinds' Feet on High Places" # *
by Isabel Anders
[biography]
I've read Hinds' Feet on High Places
and the sequel, Mountains of Spices,
many times.   I read the third and last
book in the series, Eagles' Wings to
The Higher Places, ONCE

"Mother-Daughter Book Camp"  # 
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's/YA fiction]
(Kindle book)

"The Gospel According To John" 
current Bible book

"The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ" #
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
[Catholic spirituality]
(Kindle book]

"The Book of Catholic Jokes" 
by Fr. Gregory Sakowicz and Deacon Tom Sheridan
[nonfiction, humor (obviously!)]
one or two pages a night

"Best of the Sixties 1,
Archie Americana Series" # *
by Various
[comic book]
(Kindle book)



Also:
Daily readings in the Liturgy of the Hours
Nightly bedtime Gospel reading
I choose a favorite passage every night

Finished today:

"Of Irish Ways" 
by Mary Murray Delaney

"The King's Daughter
and Other Stories For Girls"
by Various

Friday, August 18, 2017

Books I'm Currently Reading



A # indicates a book read for the first time
A * indicates a book started today
Books are listed by author (or series creator)

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better


"Of Irish Ways" # 
by Mary Murray Delaney
[nonfiction]

"Mother-Daughter Book Camp"  # *
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's/YA fiction]
(Kindle book)

"The Gospel According To John" 
current Bible book

"The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ" #
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
[Catholic spirituality]
(Kindle book]

"The Book of Catholic Jokes" 
by Fr. Gregory Sakowicz and Deacon Tom Sheridan
[nonfiction, humor (obviously!)]
one or two pages a night

"The King's Daughter
and Other Stories For Girls"
by Various
[short stories compiled from various Protestant magazines]


Also:
Daily readings in the Liturgy of the Hours
Nightly bedtime Gospel reading
I choose a favorite passage every night

Finished today:

"Wish You Were Eyre" 
by Heather Vogel Frederick

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Books I'm Currently Reading

A # indicates a book read for the first time
A * indicates a book started today
Books are listed by author (or series creator)

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better


"Of Irish Ways" # 
by Mary Murray Delaney
[nonfiction]

"Wish You Were Eyre" 
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's/YA fiction]
(Kindle book)

"The Gospel According To John" 
current Bible book

"The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ" #
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
[Catholic spirituality]
(Kindle book]

"The Book of Catholic Jokes" 
by Fr. Gregory Sakowicz and Deacon Tom Sheridan
[nonfiction, humor (obviously!)]
one or two pages a night

"The King's Daughter
and Other Stories For Girls" *
by Various
[short stories compiled from various Protestant magazines]


Also:
Daily readings in the Liturgy of the Hours
Nightly bedtime Gospel reading
I choose a favorite passage every night

Finished today:



"Ministering Angels  
A Study of Nineteenth-Century
Evangelical Writing  for Children"
by Margaret Nancy Cutt

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Books I'm Currently Reading

A # indicates a book read for the first time
A * indicates a book started today
Books are listed by author (or series creator)

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better


"Ministering Angels  
A Study of Nineteenth-Century
Evangelical Writing  for Children"
by Margaret Nancy Cutt
[nonfiction]

"Of Irish Ways" # 
by Mary Murray Delaney
[nonfiction]

"Wish You Were Eyre" *
by Heather Vogel Frederick
[children's/YA fiction]
(Kindle book)

"The Gospel According To John" 
current Bible book

"The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ" #
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
[Catholic spirituality]
(Kindle book]

"The Book of Catholic Jokes" 
by Fr. Gregory Sakowicz and Deacon Tom Sheridan
[nonfiction, humor (obviously!)]
one or two pages a night

Also:
Daily readings in the Liturgy of the Hours
Nightly bedtime Gospel reading
I choose a favorite passage every night

Finished today:

"When Granny Was A Little Girl" 
by A. E. P. Searing

Put Aside For Dipping Into From Time To Time:

"Smart Women: The Search for America's
Historic All-Woman Study Clubs" 
by Ann Dodds Costello
even the author says that most people
will not read the book straight through

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Books I'm Currently Reading



A # indicates a book read for the first time
A * indicates a book started today
Books are listed by author (or series creator)

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better


"Smart Women: The Search for America's
Historic All-Woman Study Clubs" # 
by Ann Dodds Costello
[nonfiction]
(Google book)

"Ministering Angels  
A Study of Nineteenth-Century
Evangelical Writing  for Children"
by Margaret Nancy Cutt
[nonfiction]

"Of Irish Ways" # 
by Mary Murray Delaney
[nonfiction]

"The Gospel According To John" 
current Bible book

"The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ" #
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
[Catholic spirituality]
(Kindle book]

"The Book of Catholic Jokes" 
by Fr. Gregory Sakowicz and Deacon Tom Sheridan
[nonfiction, humor (obviously!)]
one or two pages a night

"When Granny Was A Little Girl" *
by A. E. P. Searing
[children's fiction, historical, 1860s]

Also:
Daily readings in the Liturgy of the Hours
Nightly bedtime Gospel reading
I choose a favorite passage every night

Finished today:


"My Dinner With Lulu" 
by John Stanley and Irving Tripp

"Mildred At Roselands" 
by Martha Finley



Read In One Sitting:


 Chapter 5 of
"Minutes From The Great Women's Coffee Club
Timeless Wisdom From Remarkable Women" #
by Angela Beasley
[nonfiction]