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  1. Too Many Things of 2014

    December 31, 2014 3:35 pm 2 Comments

    “Favorite? But I like too many things!” That was the response when I asked my five-year-old daughter what her favorite book was. I often feel the same way when people ask me for my top ten books or films. I like too many things: how can I put them in… Read more »

    Tags: recommendations reviews top ten lists

  2. Rose Trabbic

    Discovering the treasures of novelist Louis de Wohl

    September 15, 2014 7:30 am 7 Comments

    Several years ago, I bought a novel by Louis de Wohl as a birthday present for my husband. At the time, I was a little burned out on stories about the saints, so I gave no thought to reading it myself. Fast forward three years, and I am given the… Read more »

    Tags: historical fiction history Louis de Wohl novelists recommendations saints St. Augustine St. Francis of Assisi St. Helena St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Thomas Aquinas The Golden Thread The Joyful Beggar The Living Wood The Quiet Light The Restless Flame

  3. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    The Travel Novel

    April 26, 2014 7:52 am Leave a Comment

    I am leaving for Cracow (Kraków) in a few hours, the better to celebrate the canonizations of Blessed John Paul II and the other guy. No disrespect to Blessed John XXIII, but in Poland he is most definitely second banana to the great Jan Paweł Drugi. Polish street vendors still… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature England Europe Evelyn Waugh Poland recommendations

  4. Meryl Kaleida

    To Obscurity and Beyond

    April 7, 2014 5:14 pm 3 Comments

    As this is my first post, I wanted to introduce myself by way of the novels I read. I enjoy the classic authors, some less well known, as well as some more mainstream/pop culture authors. I hope our readers will enjoy these as much as I do. Feel free to… Read more »

    Tags: classics novels recommendations