Vito Bonafacci: A Modern Parable for the Faithful

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Today, we’re stepping away from the bookshelf for a minute to look at a movie for the Patheos Movie Club. Although I’m reviewing this for the PMC, I received the DVD from the director individually. I think y’all know me well enough to know we’d never speak of this again if I didn’t like it [Read More...]

Through the Wall by Cleveland Moffett

A noted detective is getting ready to go to Brazil for an important job. He drops by Notre Dame where a young woman he never met says a few sentences to him that leave him pale and canceling his trip. A young woman, deeply in love, spurns her lover’s marriage proposal because she loves him [Read More...]

WIN a Logos Catholic Scholar’s Library Worth $790

Just click through to God and the Machine for more details. [Read more...]

U.S. Enters “Brave New World” With Refusal to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions. Me? I Aim to Misbehave.

I’m getting my thoughts straight and I was trying to keep it to myself and I was trying to keep it short. I can’t. I’ll say this though. All those books and stories I read definitely influence me. If anyone ever thought books aren’t dangerous, this one’s for you. ============== I was stunned yesterday when [Read More...]

What I’m Reading: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara Normally, historical fiction about the Civil War is not my bag. Aside from Gone With the Wind, which I suppose technically is historical fiction though I have never thought of it as such until this very second as my fingers fly across the keyboard. (What an odd thought that [Read More...]

E-Books for Africa

I missed the kick-off for this project and I hear tell they’ve already raised a lot of money. But that’s no reason not to join in. We’re all about reading around here and thinking of seminaries without reading materials just plain hurts, right? It is a month-long initiative being promoted by Brandon Vogt who is [Read More...]

AUDIOBOOK/READALONG: The New Mother by Lucy Clifford

Over at SFFaudio, we discuss the strangely fascinating and yet horrible tale, The New Mother by Lucy Clifford. Which Heather Ordover (CraftLit) reads aloud first so we can all begin on the same page. Or is it horrible? Perhaps it is just intensely clever. That’s what Jesse, Heather and Tamahome think. Me? Listen and find [Read More...]

My Book-a-licious Birthday

I received some wonderful non-book gifts (Wrath of Khan Director’s Cut DVD, come to mama! And the new crucifix that is now gracing our living room …) but for this crowd, I know that quite often the books are the thing. So let’s take a look … The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop [Read More...]

Awesome: Marine Corps Professional Reading List

Yes. It exists. “Each Marine is required to read the Commandant’s choice “First to Fight” by LtGen (Ret) V. Krulak. Each Marine shall also read a minimum of one book per grade per year.” (ALMAR 027/11 effective 8 July 2011) With Ender’s Game on it. Or they did when my informant was required to read [Read More...]

Kindle Fire vs. iPad UPDATED

My husband, Tom, has been given both. (I know. Lucky fella!) I asked him this morning which was better for reading. He said that he uses them interchangeably for nighttime reading. (Which is really the only time he reads for himself and not for work.) He said that his recommendation, for the price, would be [Read More...]


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