Monday, June 30, 2014

Note to Self Book: Be A Man!:

Be A Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be By: Fr. Larry Richards
Non-fiction: religion 195 pages
Book Count: 30

First, I read most all the physical books that my husband does to make book conversations easier.  So that is why I read this book that is clearly geared only for guys.  Although, as one would expect 90% of the things in the book would work for anyone, but was just written in a more guy friendly way.  (And 10% is people getting hit along side the head. Just kidding, that's 5% tops, the rest is pointing out to guys that all the passages they like from the Bible about being in charge of their wife/family mean the exact opposite of what they think they do.)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Everything is Going to Kill Everybody:

Everything is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead By: Robert Brockway
Non-fiction: Science, humor 243 pages
Book Count: 29

This book is written by one of the writers for the website Cracked and reads much like a really long article on the site.  It is also a  book on dozens of different ways that we all could die any moment now.  Some ways we are doomed include: supervolcanos, asteroids, pole shifts, nanolitter, vernshot, biotech, and of course the robot up rising.  The most scary thing about this book is that there is a bibliography detailing the fact that the author is not making this stuff up. (Or maybe scientist's sadistic need to make robots feel pain and sadness.)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Consoling the Heart of Jesus:

Consoling the Heart of Jesus - A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius By: Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
Non-fiction: Religion, NYR 381 pages
Book Count: 28

First, for the purpose of my New Year's Resolution, I am counting all the books I read that I own a physical copy of.  (Some of you may have already noticed that I do not usually include books from classes or devotional books.)  But in the cases of books that I read more then once, I am only counting/noteing one reading of it.

Second, this was actually the second time that I have read the book, because it is so crammed full of things.  This book condenses a 30 day retreat into a weekend (although I read it over a much longer time.) But also with the additions of the little way of St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy.  And just a little bit of Mary, because as those of you doing Fr. Gaitley's 33 Days class know, he's going to put something about Mary in it.
Also, you aren't expected to read all 381 pages in a weekend, only the first 195 pages are the actual retreat and the rest are appendixes to read afterwards. (If you read all the references and notes it come to 428 pages.)

Friday, June 13, 2014

The League for the Suppression of Celery:

The League for the Suppression of Celery By: Wendy Russ
Fiction: E-book

The info on this book made it sound like it was a humorous book with a touch of romance in it. In truth it was a romance novel with some weird anti-celery subplot, that in the end turned out to be sad not funny.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Haunted Georgia:

Haunted Georgia: Ghost Stories and Paranormal Activity from the State of Georgia By: Sarah Ashley
Non-fiction: Paranormal, E-book

This book is a collection of real world ghost stories from the state of Georgia.  It is divided by city/ type of area haunted.  It is a rather short book that mainly glosses over many places.