Saturday, January 04, 2014

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back here. Once you publish it, come back here and leave a link below.

We also have a yahoogroup; signing up for it will get you one weekly reminder to post.  Click here to sign up.

Question of the week:  Do you find these questions of the week to be interesting or useful?  In other words, should we continue having them?  My answer:  I've gotten some interesting answers to some of the questions I've asked but the concept as a whole doesn't seem to have taken off like I'd hoped.  In other words, I'm on the fence which is why I am asking you, the participants.

I've been off work all week so I've had time to read and blog.  Actually I've done a lot more blogging than than reading.  My foot is feeling better so I was able to take my youngest to Baton Rouge to Build A Bear.  On the way home we toured a plantation home.  Here are some pictures:

I hadn't planned to stop at the plantation so the only camera I had was on my old cheap phone.

What did I blog about this week?  I was trying to get out of a blogging funk so I decided I was going to try to do a week's worth of memes or link-ups.  I started on Thursday with Booking Through Thursday, in which I listed my best reads of the year.  On Friday, I did Seven Quick Takes and I included a list of the Catholic books I'd read this year in that post.  On Saturday, I tried a new (to me) meme, Saturday 9.  This is Sunday's post.  Monday, I'll join Shelia and the gang for It's Monday, What Are You Reading.  Anybody have any favorites for Tuesday and Wednesday?  Another thing I did was join some reading challenges.  You can read about them here.  Finally, I posted one book review.  It is a book about prison life and while the main character is Catholic and her faith is important in the book, it isn't considered faith-based fiction.


  1. I like the question each week. What plantation? I can't tell.

  2. Hey RAnn,
    Happy you;re feeling better!
    Thank you for hosting!! happy New Year!!

    As for the ques...hmmmm...I find them thought provoking, but have not participated to a great level.....time, I guess.
    I like to link, comment and click to a few bloggers' posts as well.
    Should you cont the ques aspect of the SS linky, I will do my part to reply... xoxo
    Take care,

  3. That looks like a lovely "girls day". I am always interested to see the differences in climate within our country...from the people who expect snow to last six months to the people who still have flowers blooming in January!

  4. I like the questions. Hope more will participate. Love Build A Bear! Fun! Thanks for hosting.

  5. So glad your foot is better. Looks like you and your daughter had a great time. :)

    This week I wrote about some changes to the blog, I introduce a new addition to the family (a new pup!), and share my goals for 2014.

    I like the questions of the week but during the class semesters I have trouble finding the time to blog at all, let alone answer the question of the week. :/ I'm hoping I'll be able to be more organized this time (classes start Jan 20) and be able to participate more often.

  6. Thanks for hosting, RAnn! I like the question of the week, even though I don't always have an answer to give.
    This week I have the latest addition to my Rosary Art Collection,
    my New Year's Resolutions, my post for Throwback Thursday,
    my fan fics, and my book list.

  7. Thank you for hosting, RAnn. Regarding the weekly questions, I have found them interesting and enjoyed some of the responses. Some of the questions I did have answers, such the one regarding "my wedding" dress. Michael/To Love and Truth

  8. I have not been doing much blogging lately so I haven't been doing the questions. I almost stopped blogging but then had some products that I needed to review so I did some catchup over the break...... so not sure what I'll do when we get back to our regularly scheduled program tomorrow

  9. I commented on this question last evening, but today it seems to have disappeared. I enjoy the questions of the week and appreciate the answers my fellow bloggers share. Often they make me think deeper about something.

    It's lovely to see your pictures. Greenery and flowers in January! Right now it is very cold and snowing in southwest Missouri. When the snow melts we'll see dull greys and browns until spring, so your photos, even though taken with an old camera, are fun to look at.


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