Review: The Beauty of the Word by Anthony Esolen

The Beauty of the Word: A Running Commentary on the Roman Missal by Anthony Esolen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Guided by Anthony Esolen, a master translator and professor of literature, you’ll go deep into the meaning of each part of the liturgy. Esolen explains the importance of this new translation, and provides context, [Read More...]

Indepth Investigation of Christ’s Death: Reviewing “Who Moved the Stone” by Frank Morison

This review first saw the light of day way back in 2004. I was reminded of it when I saw a new book with a similar premise mentioned by someone on GoodReads. I was really pleased to see that it is now reprinted and easily available. It is a terrific read and I highly recommend [Read More...]

Classic Tales audiobook sale: buy one, get one free

For a limited time, buy one of our most popular titles priced at $9.99, and get another absolutely free! This includes not only favorites like She, A History of Adventure, Captain Blood and The Phantom of the Opera, but also many new titles like Hamlet, The 39 Steps and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This [Read More...]

Review – Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn by Clay Morgan

Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn by Clay Morgan My rating: 3 of 5 stars Clay Morgan uses our current fascination with zombies, vampires, and other undead figures to draw parallels with the need to come fully alive in our Christian spiritual life. He is engaging, interesting writer and Undead is an easy, fast read. I [Read More...]

Review: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn’t Cook from Scratch — Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods by Jennifer Reese My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jennifer Reese lost her job and began experimenting in the kitchen to see what was better when made at home and whether it [Read More...]

eBook Sale at Subterranean Press

We’re down to the last few days of our ebook sale, where almost all of our titles have seen their prices dropped to the $.99 to $2.99 range. If you check out our ebook section, you’ll find links to some honking big volumes (over 200,000 words each), including Cryptic (Jack McDevitt), The Best of Lucius [Read More...]

The Imager Portfolio: Scholar and Princeps

Scholar and Princeps, by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., are the fourth and fifth books in his series The Imager Portfolio. An imager is capable of bringing things into existence by imagining them carefully and in detail. Different imagers can image different things, and they vary greatly in strength. Interestingly, imagers don’t bring things into existence ex [Read More...]

Pippa Passes

Pippa Passes, by Rumer Godden, is exactly the sort of book I always have trouble reviewing. I discovered Rumer Godden some years ago, and devoured In This House of Brede and Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy; and then I was stuck, because she wasn’t in print. About that time Jane discovered PaperbackSwap.com, so I [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...]

The Nightingale by Hans Christen Andersen

In which a Chinese emperor learns the value of one of his humblest subjects. Now playing at Forgotten Classics and read for us by Joseph from Zombie Parent’s Guide. Thanks to Joseph and Will, it’s a regular smorgasbord of good listening over there! Don’t miss out! [Read more...]


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