Books! Books! Books!
At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to not buy any books this year. I was determined to read the books I already had on my shelves.
Apparently I wasn’t strict enough with myself; I didn’t reign myself in with enough rules. Because here I am reading a host of books sent to me to review, books I’ve checked out from the library, and – dare I say it – a new book that I purchased, breaking my resolution.
In the GoodReads Catholic Book Club, The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila was the pick for April. Chronically late, I’m reading it in the month of May.
I just finished Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women. And yes, I did exactly what I wasn’t supposed to do: read it straight through. But what’s done is done, and now I know just where to turn for my favorites.
To my shock and horror, I discovered that my youngest had never heard the story Old Yeller. Yes, I know it’s a tear jerker. But it’s also one of the only places you hear the term “hydrophobia” and the term comes up quite a bit in our home; whatever that might say about our family. Our favorite version is the audio version, read by Peter Francis James.
On the read aloud front, we’re working our way through The Moffats. Don’t you wish you lived in a yellow house – the only house on the street where you could see all the way to the end of the street both ways – had a bust named Madame, and got caught in a bread box outside of the town bakery? I do.
The TBR pile is big and ever growing. A took a preliminary peak at the opening lines of Cynthia Toney’s 8 Notes to a Nobody and I have to say I’m hooked – so her book shot to the top of the pile. I want to say so much more about Toney’s writing style – words like relevant and gripping come to mind – but I’m going to hold off until I finish the book.
Oh! Oh! Oh! I thought those were the only books I’m reading. But I forgot! How could I forget? Elizabeth Scalia’s new book, Little Sins Mean a Lot, is out and I’ve wasted no time in cracking the spine.
Thanks to My Scribbler’s Heart and Catholic Mom for hosting the link up party! It’s been awhile since I’ve joined in on any links parties, so this was fun. But also, this one is about books so, perfect.