Booking through Thursday - a book meme

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What was the last book you bought?

I just bought Homeschooling: A Family's Journey from Amazon, 5 minutes ago

Name a book you have read MORE than once

Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, David Copperfield, Staggerford

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl, The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis, and Evangelical Is Not Enough by Thomas Howard

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews

Who would choose a book by it's cover? I guess people do, but I can't imagine it. I choose by review some and recommendation a lot

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Mostly fiction, though i feel a binge of non-fiction a'comin'.

What's more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

Can't say. Depends on the novel.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

Agatha McGee from Staggerford and other Jon Hassler novels. Well, right up until she decided that there might ought to be women priests, which I thought was totally out of character for her.

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

John Adams by David McCullough, The Belief of Catholics by Ronald Knox, and In Conversation with God.

What was the last book you've read, and when was it?

John Paul the Great by Peggy Noonan, just before I went on vacation.

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?

Yes. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez.


i still can't believe you didn't make it through the cholera, mamaT. alas . . .

Hi Mama T-

I have really enjoyed looking through your blog. I am currently trying to gather a list of bloggers that would be interested in receiving a new book from Loyola Press. I was wondering if this blog had a contact email for me to send the book. It is about women and their relationship to God. Let me know! My email is




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