Since it is the end of another month, I have decided to do a monthly wrap-up post. Behold, my month in bulleted lists.
Things that Happened in December
- Advent and Christmas! Christmas with my family is always the best.
- I signed up for a NetGalley account and have already reviewed Chastity Is for Lovers, Esther: Royal Beauty, and The Case for Christmas.
Books I Read in December
- The Elite by Kiera Cass (audiobook)
- Snow by Tracy Lynn
- The Miracle of Lourdes: A Message of Healing and Hope by John Lochran
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
- Time’s Edge by Risa Walker
- An Introduction to the Vocation of Consecrated Virginity Lived in the World by the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins
- Chastity Is for Lovers by Arleen Spenceley
- Esther: Royal Beauty by Angela Hunt
- The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel
- Splintered by A G Howard
- Blood of a Stone by Jeanne Lyet Gassman
Books I Began in December and Plan to Finish in January
- Ancient Christian Worship by Andrew B McGowan
Books I Plan to Read in January
- The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (with my students)
- The One by Kiera Cass (audiobook)
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Credo for Today by Pope Benedict XVI
- The Web by Megan Chance
Catholic Things I’m Looking Forward to in January
- Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God tomorrow (Holy Day of Obligation)
- Solemnity of Epiphany on January 6th (transferred to the Sunday before in most dioceses in the United States)
- Feast of Saint Agnes on January 20th (virgin and martyr) – My high school was founded by the Sisters of Saint Agnes, so she is pretty special to me.
- Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas on January 28th (priest and Doctor of the Church)
- Feast of Saint John Bosco on January 31st (priest)
Other Things I’m Looking Forward to in January
- Montana Winter Fair (January 30-February 1)
- The days will start getting longer again. I really don’t like the dark until around 7am and then dark by around 5pm. I’m missing the sun…
- School starts again! I have to say I am looking forward to going back to school. It has been so strange not being there the past week and this week. I have to say that I am missing my students, even the more interesting ones.