Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Last American Vampire:

The Last American Vampire by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Fiction: History, Paranormal, 398 pages
Book Count: 9

This book is the sequel to "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" link here. This book tells the story of what happened after the end of the first book, but also tells about events that happened before the first book as it tells the story of Henry from when he was a human, up to modern times. It weaves many important historical events and people into the narrative even with footnotes: some that are real little known facts and some that are made up vampire ones.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic:

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic By: Matthew Kelly
Non-Fiction: Religion 217 pages

First, this book does not have a book count as it took me over a year to read it.  (Because just borrowing a copy of the book would have been much more boring then reading a few pages at a time.)  So having looked back to the front of the book the four signs were: Prayer, Study, Generosity, and Evangalization.  Each sign had it's own section with more information on the subject, data from the survey of the top 7% most active parishioners from various parishes where he got the data of what things Dynamic Catholics had in common and things to do to add it into one's life.  

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Becoming A Parish of Intentional Disciples:

Becoming A Parish of Intentional Disciples Ed. By: Sherry A. Weddell
Non-Fiction: Religion, Essays 143 pages
Book Count: 8

This book is a follow up to "Forming Intentional Disciples" which we are not linking to because it is about two posts down.  This book is a series of essays about how different people did things to make their parish one of intentional disciples.  They also have a list of questions for each essay at the end of the book.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Hollow City:

Hollow City: The Second novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children By: Ransom Riggs
Fiction: Fantasy, History/Past 396 pages
Book Count: 7

The WNBNI review of the first book in the series is here.  This book picks up right where the first book ended, like if I had both books in front of me the book could just be the next sentence.  In this book Jacob and the peculiar children are trying to find a time loop that hasn't been attacked to help Miss Peregrine who is stuck in bird form.  They travel around England on the way to London, using there book of peculiar fairy tales and Jacob's growing powers to find others like them and to fight the hollows.