Holding Jesus and A Mary Christmas

mary books for advent

If you’re like me, the fact that the Second Sunday of Advent has come and gone doesn’t mean you have your Advent figured out. (If you’re not like me, feel free to brew some coffee and smile.) This year, somehow, despite all the usual floundering, I’ve found myself with an odd sense of peace. I’m [Read More...]

Walking Dickens London by Lee Jackson

I have the usual love-hate relationship with Dickens, felt by most of us who’d rather be reading Sherlock Holmes. But I’ve recently discovered a great little library book that I think will be of interest both for avid fans, and for reluctant readers in search of a useful resource for making sense of Dickens’ literary [Read More...]

The Rite by Matt Baglio (and a book giveaway at SnoringScholar.com)

Hey everyone, I’m Jennifer, and I’d like to make my debut here on the Happy Catholic Bookshelf by talking about demons.  Just a coincidence, I promise.  What happened is this: The very day Julie invited me to the ‘shelf, fellow bookshelf-writer Sarah Reinhard announced a book give-away of Matt Baglio’s The Rite on her blog. [Read More...]


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