Saturday, September 30, 2017

Books Read In The Past Week


A # indicates a book read for the first time
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


"Just Do It, Mel"
"Watch Out, Sky"  
by Kate Andrews
[children's fiction, "Making Friends" series]

"Johnny Headstrong's Trip To Coney Island" #
by Anonymous
[picture book]
(free online book)

"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"The Bad Times Of Irma Baumlein"
by Carol Ryrie Brink

"The Story About Ping"
by Marjorie Flack
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Peddler's Clock"
by Mabel Leigh Hunt
[picture book, fiction, historical, 1820s]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis The Menace 1951-1952" #  
[comic panels]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The Burglar and Other Stories"
by Libby Lazewnik
[YA, short stories, Jewish]

"Betsy and Joe" 
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

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

"Bea and Mr. Jones"
by Amy Schwartz
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" 
by Dr. Seuss
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)
I won't buy his books due to his and
his widow's support of Planned Parenthood


"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

"Kids Speak 1
Children Talk About Themselves" 
compiled by Chaim Walder and translated into English by Shifra Slater
[children's/YA, true stories, Judaica]
the original edition was unnumbered

"Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters" 
[nonfiction]
(Kindle book)

Slight Change To My Prayer Schedule

I used to pray the Office of Readings and Morning Prayer at about the same time every day, but lately I've been starting these Hours at first light. 


I get up early enough to have a good, strong cup of coffee first.  This means going to bed a bit earlier than I used to, but it is worth it.

As I read the Psalms, Canticles, Readings and prayers, I look out the window at the sky.    I love watching the day begin while I pray;  I love praying while I watch the day begin.   And using the Breviary instead of my own words helps me to focus more on the Creator and less on creation.




Friday, September 29, 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
"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"The Burglar and Other Stories" *
by Libby Lazewnik
[short stories, YA, Jewish]

"Betsy and Joe" 
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

"Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters" 
[nonfiction]
(KIndle book)

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

Read In One Sitting:

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

(Kindle book)

Thursday, September 28, 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
"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"Betsy and Joe" 
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

"Zig Ziglar's Life Lifters" *
[nonfiction]
(KIndle book)

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

Finished Today:

"Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis The Menace 1951-1952"



"Kids Speak 1
Children Talk About Themselves" 
compiled by Chaim Walder and translated into English by Shifra Slater

Wednesday, September 27, 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
"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis The Menace 1951-1952" #  *
[comic strips]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"Betsy and Joe" 
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

"Kids Speak 1
Children Talk About Themselves" 
compiled by Chaim Walder and translated into English by Shifra Slater
[children's/YA, true stories, Judaica]
originally published without the number 1
in the title


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


Read In One Sitting:

"Johnny Headstrong's Trip To Coney Island"
[picture book, rhyming, author unknown]
(free online book)


"Bea and Mr. Jones"
by Amy Schwartz
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

Tuesday, September 26, 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

"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"Betsy and Joe" 
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

"Kids Speak 1
Children Talk About Themselves" *
compiled by Chaim Walder and translated into English by Shifra Slater
[children's/YA, true stories, Judaica]
originally published without the number 1
in the title


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


Read In One Sitting:

"The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" 
by Dr. Seuss

Monday, September 25, 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

"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"Betsy and Joe" *
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[YA fiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

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

Finished Today:

"Watch Out, Sky"  
by Kate Andrews

Sunday, September 24, 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

"Watch Out, Sky"  *
by Kate Andrews
[children's fiction, "Making Friends" series]

"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

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

Finished Today:

"The Bad Times Of Irma Baumlein"
by Carol Ryrie Brink

"Just Do It, Mel"  
by Kate Andrews


Read In One Sitting:

"The Peddler's Clock"
by Mabel Leigh Hunt
picture book, fiction, historical, 1820s

Saturday, September 23, 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

"Just Do It, Mel"  *
by Kate Andrews
[children's fiction, "Making Friends" series]

"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]

"The Bad Times Of Irma Baumlein" *
by Carol Ryrie Brink
[children's fiction]


"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

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

Finished Today:

"Tough Luck, Carrie"  
by Kate Andrews


Did Not Finish:


"What Katy Read:
Feminist Re-Readings of
'Classic' Stories For Girls"  

by Shirley Foster and Judy Simon

Friday, September 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

"Tough Luck, Carrie"  
by Kate Andrews
[children's fiction, "Making Friends" series]

"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]


"What Katy Read:
Feminist Re-Readings of
'Classic' Stories For Girls" # *

by Shirley Foster and Judy Simons
[nonfiction]
(openlibrary.org loan)
this book might annoy me, but
I'm hoping to discover some books
I've never read.


"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

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

Finished Today:

"Torrents of Trouble"  
by Shifra Weinberg

Read In One Day:

"Search Party Sunday"  
by Shifra Weinberg

Thursday, September 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

"Tough Luck, Carrie"  *
by Kate Andrews
[children's fiction, "Making Friends" series]

"The Happiness of Heaven" 
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.
[Catholic spirituality]


"Raising Consumers
Children and the American Mass Market
in the Early Twentieth Century" 
by Lisa Jacobson
[nonfiction]

"The Book of Sirach"  
[Bible book]

"Torrents of Trouble"  
by Shifra Weinberg
[children's fiction, Jewish, "Regards From Camp!" series] 

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

Finished Today:

"The Nickel-Plated Beauty" 
by Patricia Beatty

"Go For It, Alex"  
by Kate Andrews