Free or Cheap Classics “Classes” on the Internet

I must say that I have never been so interested in so many truly classic books as right now. My interest has been piqued by various bloggers and podcasters whose discussions are so interesting that I swim in the wake of their enthusiasm. These are all underway but it is easy to track back and [Read More...]

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives [Read More...]

“Now that I found Happy Catholic Bookshelf yesterday, I am spending time there to reduce stress.”

It was at our Catholic women’s book club. I just finished saying that I wasn’t reading the news much because it made me so stressed. A pal casually tossed in the statement above. I looked at her and said, “Oh, thank you!” She looked at me in obvious surprise. I said, “That’s my blog, you [Read More...]


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