Compendium: Catechism of the Catholic Church

Compendium: Catechism of the Catholic Church by USCCB Publishing My rating: 5 of 5 stars I got this when it came out, flipped through it, and then put it on the shelf, where the poor thing was never moved until I gave an explanatory talk last night to the RCIA class about how to navigate [Read More...]

Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sergei Lukyanenko is a science-fiction and fantasy author, writing in Russian, and is arguably the most popular contemporary Russian sci-fi writer. His works often feature intense action-packed plots, interwoven with the moral dilemma of keeping one’s humanity while being strong. In Night Watch, set [Read More...]

Worth a Thousand Words: Regency Lady Reading

Regency lady reading, Journal des Dames et des Modes (1811) via Books and Art This image goes delightfully with this wonderful Wall Street Journal article about one of my favorite authors, Georgette Heyer. Do go read it all. The war—and paper rationing—consolidated her reputation. As an “established stalwart,” she was disproportionately represented in the books [Read More...]


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