Saturday, February 15, 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.

Our Question of the Week:  Name a favorite book and tell us what you like about it. (adapted from Chris).  My answer:  I don't have one.

This week has been a bit of a roller coaster with my Dad.  He came home from the hospital on Monday.  At first he was going to come home on hospice care, but then he decided he didn't want that.  He now has 24/7 help in the house, which, as my sister says, is good and bad.  It is good because he has someone watching him so we don't have to worry about him falling and laying someplace unconscious bleeding out or some such thing.  He has someone on hand to make sure (to the extent possible) that he doesn't fall getting out of bed in the middle of night.  On the other hand, I suspect there are things he'd do for himself if he didn't have someone there to do for him, and more activity is good for him.  He has rejected PT, but has been exercising on his own.  He went to daily mass Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, which is his usual routine, and he went to a church luncheon on Wednesday and my sister took him out to buy medicine on Thursday.  In short, at least right now, he's not just sitting around waiting to die.  We know he doesn't have a long time left, but as long as he is comfortable, we are glad to have him around.

This week I wrote about our attitudes about death. I reviewed a children't Bible storybook.  I reviewed a couple of children's career books and a sweet clean romance.    Finally, I offered advice to anyone thinking of starting a blog.   


  1. RAnn, your dad, you and your family are in my prayers. Your dad sounds like a real trooper and it is wonderful there are so many around him making life a bit easier at this time. God bless you all. Thank you for hosting us.

  2. Thanks for hosting, RAnn. I'm praying for you, your dad, and your family.
    I have so many favorite books that it would almost take another book to list them.

  3. Your father and everyone dear to him, are in my prayers. God bless.

  4. So sorry about your dad, RAnn. I am glad that he can at least be home. Prayers ascending for him, you and your whole family.

  5. My favorite book is Huck Finn because reading it takes me through the gamut of human emotions: I laugh, cringe, celebrate and cry. Twain's exposure of popular religion's hypocrisy is as relevant today as then. Yes, he's superior but his characters are so lovable, so innocent - I cherish how Twain as author protects Huck, Tom and Jim from any harm, like Our Father does.

    1. I enjoyed Huck Finn, but it was hard work to read! I've never seen such a strong dialect. I almost had to read it out loud to figure out what was being said.

    2. Oh, yes, one reads it aloud - nothing wrong with that!

  6. Anonymous6:42 AM

    Thank you for the update on your dad. Peace be with you all.

  7. Sorry to hear about your dad. We have both my dad and my mom now to take care. So very stressful.

    My favorite book is difficult to choose so if I may I am going to direct you to a post on my blog that lists an entire page of my favorite books. :)

    Silver's Reviews
    My Favorite Books

  8. Besides the Bible, which is kind of cheating:

    Nonfiction, The Loom of Language: An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages by Frederick Bodmer

    Fiction, The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene.


View My Stats