Login Register

All times are UTC - 7 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic Page 30 of 42   [ 839 posts ]   Go to page Previous  1 ... 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 ... 42  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:05 pm 
Offline
Sons of Thunder
Sons of Thunder
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:12 am
Posts: 7555
Religion: Catholic
I'm reading "Pope John XXIII: In My Own Words" -Anthony J. Chiffolo

I highly recommend this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:01 pm 
Offline
Citizen
Citizen

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:14 pm
Posts: 489
Location: Νεφελοκοκκυγία
Religion: Catholic soon
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...

_________________
Discite iustitiam, moniti, et non temnere divos.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:35 am 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:39 am
Posts: 35
Location: Somewhere deep in the heart of Texas
Religion: Roman Catholic
Church Affiliations: Militia of the Immaculata
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.

_________________
“A thing may be too sad to be believed or too wicked to be believed or too good to be believed; but it cannot be too absurd to be believed in this planet of frogs and elephants, of crocodiles and cuttle-fish.” - G.K. Chesterton


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:14 am 
Offline
Some Poor Bibliophile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:22 pm
Posts: 15199
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

_________________
"I tell you naught for your comfort,
Yea, naught for your desire,
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:43 pm 
Offline
Citizen
Citizen

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:14 pm
Posts: 489
Location: Νεφελοκοκκυγία
Religion: Catholic soon
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...

_________________
Discite iustitiam, moniti, et non temnere divos.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:10 pm 
Offline
King of Cool
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2003 11:30 am
Posts: 69110
Religion: Anticukite Catholic
Sinty wrote:
The Father Brown Omnibus. I'm really liking it.


I approve.

_________________
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard" HL Mencken

Therefore.....let it burn.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:48 pm 
Offline
Some Poor Bibliophile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:22 pm
Posts: 15199
Doom wrote:
Sinty wrote:
The Father Brown Omnibus. I'm really liking it.


I approve.



I concur.

GKC

_________________
"I tell you naught for your comfort,
Yea, naught for your desire,
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 12:04 am 
Offline
Citizen
Citizen

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:14 pm
Posts: 489
Location: Νεφελοκοκκυγία
Religion: Catholic soon
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:

_________________
Discite iustitiam, moniti, et non temnere divos.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:19 am 
Offline
Master
Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:08 pm
Posts: 2067
Location: Somewhere, I'm not sure
Religion: Roman Catholic
Church Affiliations: 3rd degree KofC
This is what I am currently reading.

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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:32 am 
Offline
Handmaids of the Lord
Handmaids of the Lord
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 8390
Location: Just visiting this planet.
Religion: Finally Catholic!
Church Affiliations: Legion of Mary, SVdP
Here's what I'm reading right now:
Image

_________________
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." --Douglas Adams

Image

Commit to the Image

formerly "ghall512"--Thanks for the idea, arkcatholic! :clap:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:40 am 
Offline
Master
Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:08 pm
Posts: 2067
Location: Somewhere, I'm not sure
Religion: Roman Catholic
Church Affiliations: 3rd degree KofC
It looks like the book has received pretty good remarks. What do you think of it so far?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:06 am 
Offline
Handmaids of the Lord
Handmaids of the Lord
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 8390
Location: Just visiting this planet.
Religion: Finally Catholic!
Church Affiliations: Legion of Mary, SVdP
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

_________________
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." --Douglas Adams

Image

Commit to the Image

formerly "ghall512"--Thanks for the idea, arkcatholic! :clap:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:10 am 
Offline
Master
Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:08 pm
Posts: 2067
Location: Somewhere, I'm not sure
Religion: Roman Catholic
Church Affiliations: 3rd degree KofC
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?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:18 am 
Offline
Handmaids of the Lord
Handmaids of the Lord
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 8390
Location: Just visiting this planet.
Religion: Finally Catholic!
Church Affiliations: Legion of Mary, SVdP
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.

_________________
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." --Douglas Adams

Image

Commit to the Image

formerly "ghall512"--Thanks for the idea, arkcatholic! :clap:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:56 pm 
Offline
Citizen
Citizen

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:14 pm
Posts: 489
Location: Νεφελοκοκκυγία
Religion: Catholic soon
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.

_________________
Discite iustitiam, moniti, et non temnere divos.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:40 pm 
Offline
Master
Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:08 pm
Posts: 2067
Location: Somewhere, I'm not sure
Religion: Roman Catholic
Church Affiliations: 3rd degree KofC
I am finishing Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, and am ready to begin reading Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:51 pm 
Offline
Some Poor Bibliophile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:22 pm
Posts: 15199
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

_________________
"I tell you naught for your comfort,
Yea, naught for your desire,
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:57 pm 
Offline
Master
Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:08 pm
Posts: 2067
Location: Somewhere, I'm not sure
Religion: Roman Catholic
Church Affiliations: 3rd degree KofC
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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:08 pm 
Offline
Some Poor Bibliophile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:22 pm
Posts: 15199
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

_________________
"I tell you naught for your comfort,
Yea, naught for your desire,
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:00 pm 
Offline
Sons of Thunder
Sons of Thunder
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:11 pm
Posts: 9552
Location: Here
Religion: Catholic
Church Affiliations: Knights of Columbus, SVdP
Quote:
Principles of Charged Particle Acceleration


Work.

What can I say?

_________________
"If the world is against truth, then I am against the world."


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 30 of 42   [ 839 posts ]   Go to page Previous  1 ... 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 ... 42  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


Jump to: