Friday, March 31, 2017

Spending Lent in Dracula's Castle:

Spending Lent in Dracula's Castle by: Steven J. Rolfes
Non-fiction: religion-C, P, Classic lit, E-books
E-Book Count:3
Book Count:12 

This book is a journey through Lent by following the journey of the book version of Dracula.  One should read Dracula before the book to get the most out of it, and possibly watch some of the movies, as there are references to how the movies are different in  some cases.  Like many books for Lent or Advent there is a section to read each day for every day.  It also starts at Fat Tuesday and goes all the way to Easter.  It deals with the spiritual journey that the cast of Dracula goes through in their fight against Dracula, who is an embodiment of evil/the devil in the book.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Socrates in the City:

Socrates in the City: Conversations on "Life, God, and Other Small Topics"  Ed. By: Eric Metaxas
Non-fiction: philosophy, Religion- C, P, G, A, Humor
Physical Book Count: 9
Book Count: 11

(Note: Includes Catholic, Protestant, General religion and Atheist speakers or topics)

 This book is a collection of talks followed by a series of Q and A time, that were the transcripts of various events from the Socrates in the City series of events.  It deals with thinking about the big questions in life.  Topics include the interplay of science and religion and religion and public life; as told by a theoretical physicist and priest in the church of England, (and also a knight, but he was not in chain mail for the talk),  a scientist that worked on the human genome,  Bible scholars, writers, religious leaders, and others connected to the ideas of the talks.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind:

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind By: Zack Whedon, George Jeanty, Fabio Moon
Non-Fiction: Graphic Novel,   152 pages
Physical Book Count: 8
Book Count: 10

This book is also the continuing adventures of the characters from the TV show Firefly and the movie Serenity.  This one happening months after the end of the movie.   

Thursday, March 09, 2017

I'm Gluten Furious! a Get Fuzzy Treasury:

I'm Gluten Furious! a Get Fuzzy Treasury by: Darby Conley
Non-Fiction: Graphic Novel,  250 pages
Physical Book Count: 7
Book Count: 9

Another book from the search down the graphic novel shelf.  This one is a collection of Get Fuzzy comics.  

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale:

Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale: By Joss and Zack Whedon Art by: Chris Samnee
Non-Fiction: Graphic Novel, 56 pages
Physical Book Count: 6
Book Count: 8

This book is a story about the characters in the Firefly TV show and Serenity movie.  This one is a series of flashbacks telling the story of Shepherd going farther and farther back to his childhood. 

Friday, March 03, 2017

Harley Quinn: Vol 6- Black, White and Red all Over:

Harley Quinn: Vol 6- Black, White and Red all Over by: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Art by: Timms, Hardin,Charretier & Moritat
Non-fiction: Graphic novel, 144 pages
Physical Book Count: 5
Book Count: 7

I had to pick up a lot of things from the library for someone else and so ended up getting a ton of books myself.  As I knew I would pick up a bunch of books running to the library all the time, I thought I would get graphic novels as they are quick reads.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Prayer Works: Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality:

Prayer Works: Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality by: Matthew Leonard
Non-fiction: Religion-C, E-book
E-Book Count:2
Book Count: 6

After reading this other book from the author, link here.  I decided to read this book too.  It also was a mix of complex spiritual ideas and humor.  We also learn that Scott Hahn, (who wrote the forward) is not a pillar of salt, there is more small talk about the weather then you would think in the Bible and that the hypostatic union is not what happens to your socks in the dryer.  (If you do not know what it is really see the "Catechism of the Catholic Church # 470-483.)  
It also deals with the major types of prayer: vocal, mental, and contemplation; personal, and liturgical.