CatholicMom-booknotes-logoWell hello from an hour later...I'll just say nothing about the Evil Also Known As The Time Change. It didn't help my reading, that's for sure. But then, maybe nothing could. We had a Weekend.

Recent Reads

Nothin. Not. A. Thing. Go ahead, insert your own sad face. I blame the crazy weekend we had, but it was worth it. Look at this picture:



That's my eight-year-old, who had the time of her life serving at Confirmation for the Bishop. "Maybe someday I'll get to serve for the POPE!" she said in the car afterward.

A girl (and a mom) can dream, right? :)

Current Reads

Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families, by Patti Armstrong & Theresa Thomas (Scepter, 2013)

Confession: I've been putting off reading this book. Fact: I'm enjoying it A LOT. Warning: have tissues on hand (or maybe it's just me). I'll be writing more about it, and I'd better finish it this week or I'm going to throw my whole review schedule off... :)

Totus Tuus: A Consecration to Jesus through Mary with Blessed John Paul II, by Fr. Brian McMaster (Our Sunday Visitor, 2013)

I started this quite by accident. As I was preparing a post about new Mary books, I happened to notice that the TODAY is the day to start total consecration to Jesus through Mary to end by the December 8 feast of the Immaculate Conception. Guess that's no accident, huh?

Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest, by Donald H. Calloway, MIC (Marian Press, 2013)

Fr. Calloway makes me nod and nod and NOD. And laugh too. Finishing this book will be a bittersweet moment. On the one hand, I'll be relieved in some ways that relate to my extreme OCD desires to have it done. On the other hand, it really is a delightful book. And thorough. And different than any other Marian book I've read.

Up Next


These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body, by Emily Stimpson (Emmaus Road Publishing 2013)

Oh, how I am looking forward to this... Here's what the blurb has to say about it:

It was Blessed John Paul II's greatest gift to the Church: The theology of the body. A window into who we are, the theology of the body is a theology for the rooms where we make love. But it s also a theology for the rooms where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. These Beautiful Bones takes you on a walk through those rooms. With both humor and practical wisdom, it sheds light on what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom, about the everyday moments of life, helping you discover how to let grace enter into those moments and make of them something extraordinary.

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