November 14, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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In order to participate in this meme , participants are asked to write about what they have currently read in the past week and what they are reading now and what they hope to read in the coming week. You'll find many avid book bloggers and readers , and they are quite awesome I might add, who share their reviews . I like it because it gives me incentive to read more and practice my writing skills. It can't get any better than that. 

A priest once gave me some advice . He told me that I should read more books and write about them . I don't know why it has taken me so long . Honestly, I have never read that many books before and I have next to no writing skills . My desire to write was sparked with sheer motivation and determination and has lit a fire deep in my belly but I realized that blogging wasn't that easy and in order to write words that made sense on a blank screen I needed inspiration . Trusting in the advice the priest had given me I ardently look forward to accomplishing the task , because I have found a venue that will help motivate me. This is 'My Book Journey' however small the steps might be.

You can only fail if you don't try.- Matthew kelly (Our Father)

On My Shelf
This week I finished Pierced By A Sword by Bud MacFarlane .

Now I'm rereading Conceived Without Sin .

Will read House of Gold . I hope to write my review on this book in the coming week :)

Ok so as you may have guessed these books are directly related and centered around Mary . The Mother of the Son of God and our mother also . You might surmise that I am Catholic. In the book pierced by a sword , there was a mormon character , John Lanning, who converted to catholicism and I kinda felt sad for him because of his former fellow mormons who were out to destroy him . I must admit this book doesn't portray mormons in a good way as I personally have known them to be beautiful people . Anyway , I had never heard the name they called fallen away non practicing mormons before; Jack Mormon . I would say rather reluctantly that I am a Jack Catholic , but I do hope no one is going to condemn me for that .

O I almost forgot to mention that I won the privilege of choosing an item from the Reading Cafe Grab Shelves! I picked The Miracles of Santo Fico by D.L. Smith for having visited 10 or more other monday meme participants . Yay! It has been an exciting week and I have a lot to be thankful for as I look forward to the weeks ahead.



  1. Great week :) Hope you have a good one upcoming!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, Jackie. I rarely get through the seven books I choose each Monday but I like to know my reading's planned and I can, on occasion get through a book or more a day.

    I've not heard the expression 'Jack Mormon' or 'Jack Catholic' before. I doubt anyone would condemn you for being as you are - does Jesus (and, for that matter, Our Lady) not meet each of us where we are? That was one of the first things I was taught in RCIA and it's something I cling onto in troubled times.

  3. Enjoy your books this week and thanks for stopping by my blog!


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