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Author:  Vincenzo [ Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:05 pm ]
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I'm reading "Pope John XXIII: In My Own Words" -Anthony J. Chiffolo

I highly recommend this.

Author:  Sinty [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:01 pm ]
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I have moved on from decadent aristocracies (though not without picking up a historical book on life at Versailles) and am now on Dickens' Little Dorrit. It's been a few years since I've read this one, and it seems so new. You just gotta love Mrs. Clennam, right?

I never did get a devotional work for Holy Week, but I did read a bit of the Chapel library's copy of Introduction to the Devout Life in the Adoration Chapel on Spy Wednesday. I think I'm in love with Saint Francis de Sales now. He has such a simple and sincere writing style, like St. Bernard. I'll just have to chock him up as another possible Confirmation patron...

Author:  angelicdoctor [ Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:35 am ]
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Just for fun, Conan by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter.

Interesting fact: REH and HP Lovecraft were friends. Hmm...that explains some of the weirdness I find in Conan.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:14 am ]
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angelicdoctor wrote:
Just for fun, Conan by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter.

Interesting fact: REH and HP Lovecraft were friends. Hmm...that explains some of the weirdness I find in Conan.




Naw. Howard was weird on his own.

He and HPL were pen-pals, though, yep.

Been collecting HPL, Howard and that sort for many years.


GKC

Author:  Sinty [ Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:43 pm ]
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The Father Brown Omnibus. I'm really liking it. I'm still waiting for The Life and Revelations of Saint Gertrude the Great, which I ordered from Aquinas and More two weeks ago...

Author:  Doom [ Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:10 pm ]
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Sinty wrote:
The Father Brown Omnibus. I'm really liking it.


I approve.

Author:  GKC [ Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:48 pm ]
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Doom wrote:
Sinty wrote:
The Father Brown Omnibus. I'm really liking it.


I approve.



I concur.

GKC

Author:  Sinty [ Wed May 02, 2012 2:04 am ]
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Now it's The Canterbury Tales, since I couldn't think of anything else at the moment I was in the library. Other people need to start contributing to this thread to give me ideas...

But yes, Chaucer. Nothing like a nice, easy read like "Our counseil was nat longe for to seche; Us thoughte it was noght worth to make it wys, And graunted him withouten more avys, And bad him seye his verdit, as him leste."

... :shock:

Author:  ExsurgeDomine [ Sat May 12, 2012 11:19 am ]
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This is what I am currently reading.

http://www.amazon.com/From-Age-Christia ... 02&sr=8-12

Author:  Mrs. Timmy [ Sat May 12, 2012 11:32 am ]
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Here's what I'm reading right now:
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Author:  ExsurgeDomine [ Sat May 12, 2012 11:40 am ]
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It looks like the book has received pretty good remarks. What do you think of it so far?

Author:  Mrs. Timmy [ Sat May 12, 2012 12:06 pm ]
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I like it. The chapters are short, easy to read, and profound. I've never been a fan of self-help/motivational books because they are so often anti-Christian philosophically. Gus Lloyd, though, has managed to keep the focus on God and from a Catholic perspective, to boot! A win-win! :D

Author:  ExsurgeDomine [ Sat May 12, 2012 12:10 pm ]
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I read a portion of the introduction online and he mentioned the priesthood and not in a negative light. What kind of help does it give you? Help for living a better Christian life?

Author:  Mrs. Timmy [ Sat May 12, 2012 12:18 pm ]
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Yes--it's about using one's God-given gifts and talents in His service as laypeople. The focus is on evangelization by example. Attracting people to Christ by being the kind of person people want to know better. In short, being an approachable person.

Author:  Sinty [ Tue May 15, 2012 8:56 pm ]
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I finally got The Life and Revelations of Saint Gertrude the Great. It's wonderful and chock full of great information. It also shows the historical root of devotions such as the Sacred Heart and the Divine Mercy.

For non-devotional reading, I just got Robert K. Massie's biography of Catherine the Great. A bit of a different take from others I've read, so far. I generally agree with him in his view of the Romanovs, and so far this trend continues with Kitty.

Author:  ExsurgeDomine [ Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:40 pm ]
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I am finishing Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, and am ready to begin reading Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:51 pm ]
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ExsurgeDomine wrote:
I am finishing Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, and am ready to begin reading Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed.



Good.

GKC

Author:  ExsurgeDomine [ Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:57 pm ]
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The book I have includes:

Mere Christianity
The Screwtape Letters
Miracles
The Great Divorce
The Problem of Pain
A Grief Observed
The Abolition of Man

Author:  GKC [ Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:08 pm ]
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ExsurgeDomine wrote:
The book I have includes:

Mere Christianity
The Screwtape Letters
Miracles
The Great Divorce
The Problem of Pain
A Grief Observed
The Abolition of Man


His first (after 2 books of poetry), PILGRIMS REGRESS , is fun. But not easy to follow.

GKC

Author:  Ancient Oracle [ Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:00 pm ]
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Quote:
Principles of Charged Particle Acceleration


Work.

What can I say?

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