When the Bad Guys Win

When the Bad Guys Win

Today’s First Reading is really satisfying, isn’t it? Imagine King Antiochus, secure in the power of his army, head full of dreams of silver and gold. He is so certain of victory that when things don’t go his way, he is dismayed. In today’s slang, we might say he is...
What I Read in October

What I Read in October

I made up for last month’s failure to meet my five-book-a-month goal by reading eight books this month, thanks to multiple book clubs. Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol This is a perfectly fine book, which I read for one of my Georgetown book clubs. It...
Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

Today’s Gospel Acclamation exhorts us to let our light shine, and in the Gospel Jesus reminds us not to place that light under a bushel. At the end of their exile, the Israelites could not hide the light of their faith and their appreciation of the good things God had...
What I Read in August

What I Read in August

I met my goal in August and have some great reads to share. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke I read this for the Fountain of Carrots book club. It’s absolutely delightful. I already am wanting to re-read it so I can unpack new layers of meaning. I loved it so much...
What I Read in July

What I Read in July

Well, this was the first month I failed to meet my five book reading goal. I read parts of several other books that will show up in my August post, but  only completed four. It is getting harder and harder to preserve my dedicated reading time, and with school...
What I Read in June

What I Read in June

I did not read as much in June, but I did meet my goal.  Here’s the breakdown: Call Down the Hawk is the first of a trilogy that follows the Raven Boys series, which I loved. My adult daughter loves young adult fantasy and I am grateful for the ones she...
When Charity and Love Prevail

When Charity and Love Prevail

Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1822). I have a clear memory of myself as a little girl, pondering God and his ways. How could...
What I Read in May

What I Read in May

Y’all, I read TEN books this month! I kicked it off with Anne’s House of Dreams. You know, I never realized before how wildly varying in style the Anne books are. In contrast to the primarily epistolary structure of Anne of Windy Poplars and the episodic...
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