Category: Faith

June and July 2015 in Review

Posted August 10, 2015 in Faith, Reading / 4 Comments

June and July 2015 in Review

It has been a crazy month and a half! I will share some of my summer camp experience here but most will wait until it’s own post with pictures!

Things that Happened in June & July

  • As you may recall from a previous post, I spent the summer working at a great Catholic summer camp. I really want to talk a lot about that but I promise I will post more with pictures later.
  • I survived 6 weeks without much cell phone service or internet. It was really great for me.
  • I also read things that I wanted to read rather than what I needed to read based on review copies and such.

Books I Read in June

City of AshesBlue Lily, Lily BlueA Whole New World
The Winner's CrimeThe Ring and the CrownThe Phantom of the OperaThe Isle of the Lost
Dream A Little DreamAll Fall DownA Wicked Thing
A Thousand Pieces of YouDaughter of Deep SilenceThe Wrath and the DawnThe Darkest Part of the Forest
The Night DanceThe Rose BrideThrone of Glass
In the Forests of the NightDemon in My View
 

Read More

Tagged as , , , , , , ,

May 2015 in Review

Posted May 31, 2015 in Faith, Reading / 4 Comments

Month in Review

Things that Happened in May

  • The last full week of school has been completed! Really, this is a party worthy event.
  • We celebrated the Ascension, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday. That is three great Sundays in a row.
  • You can tell that summer is fast approaching. The sun beats me up at 5am and it is still bright when I try to fall asleep after 9pm. It is crazy to think that just a few months ago (like December) it was dark when I was walking to work at 7:30am and dark when I was walking home at 4:30pm.
  • The school talent show was this past Tuesday. The teachers decided to do our own thing this year. We all got a variety of instruments and played Yellow Submarine. I will give you just one word for it: HILARIOUS!

Books I Read in May

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenFrostbiteHollow CityRuin and RisingIsland of the Blue DolphinsMagic StudyThe HeirDark TriumphThe Plain ChoiceShadow KissThe Sea of MonstersA Wrinkle in TimeMortal HeartThe Dream ThievesThe Titan's Curse
Read More

Tagged as , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Review: Arriving At Amen – Reminding Me Why I Love Being Catholic

Posted May 4, 2015 in Faith, Reading, Review / 4 Comments

Review: Arriving At Amen – Reminding Me Why I Love Being CatholicArriving At Amen by Leah Libresco
Publisher: Ave Maria Press (2015)
eARC (192 pages)
Via: NetGalley
Rating:
Reading Challenges: Read 2015

Synopsis

A former atheist makes sense of Catholicism and learns to pray by relying on the rosary and the rumba, avoiding sin and the sunk cost fallacy, and finding communion along Cartesian coordinates.

Find the book: Goodreads

Read More

Tagged as , , , , , , ,

April 2015 in Review

Posted April 30, 2015 in Faith, Reading / 2 Comments

This year is flying by. I can hardly believe that April is over already!

Things that Happened in April

  • My birthday!! I even got books for my birthday which greatly surprised me. Thanks so much, little sister!
  • Easter! I was able to attend one of my most favorite Masses of the entire Church year, the Easter Vigil! (Who doesn’t like candles and a three hour Mass?)
  • Field trips with the school kids! The bus rides are a bit longer than the ones where I grew up but we are in the-middle-of-nowhere, Montana.
  • Yesterday evening one of the sixth grade teachers passed away. It will be a terribly rough day today with the students. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Books I Read in April

Number the StarsSeven RevolutionsStory of a SoulSpelled
The Raven BoysThe Girl Death Left BehindGrave Mercy
The Coldest Girl in ColdtownTortall and Other LandsRebel MechanicsThe Pharaoh's Daughter
The JewelDivergentBeauty
 

Read More

Tagged as , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Review: Story of a Soul – The Little Way of Saint Therese of Lisieux

Posted April 22, 2015 in Faith, Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: Story of a Soul – The Little Way of Saint Therese of LisieuxStory of a Soul by St Therese of Lisieux
Publisher: St Anthony Messenger Press (1896)
Audiobook
{6 hours and 10 minutes} (306 pages)
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2015 Re-Reading, Read 2015

Synopsis

Sharing memories from early childhood through her life as a Carmelite nun, Therese opens her heart to us. This bride of Christ reveals her passion and longing for union with God. Her simplicity is charming and we begin to believe that we can travel the path to salvation that she points out to us.

Find the book: Goodreads

Read More

Tagged as , , , , , , ,