Sunday, 3 February 2008

Tagged Again...

Esther, that Catholic Mom in Hawaii, has tagged me for a new book meme. I don't quite know what I could have done to offend her... though maybe it's because I didn't tag her for my last book meme, and this is her idea of revenge!!

1. What book have you read in the last six months that has really stayed with you? Why?
The Spiritual Combat and a Treatise on Peace of Soul by Dom Scupoli. He hits the nail right on the head when describing temptations and our (ok, ok... my) excuses for giving in... and he also provides helpful advice on how to fight back.

2. What is one of your favourite childhood books?
Adventure of the Amethyst by Cecily Hallack. Written in the 1940s, an example of apologetics written for children. It also demonstrates how much dumbing down goes on now in children's literature (there are bits of (untranslated) French conversation between the children and their French cook) and in modern catechetical material. As an interesting aside, much of the descriptions of Liturgy didn't make sense to me until I'd attended a few Masses in the Extraordinary Form...

3. Do you have a favourite book of the Bible?
It depends on what sort of mood I'm in. The Book of Psalms is the one I'm most familiar with, because of praying the Office, closely followed by the Gospels...

4. What is one book you could read again and again?
True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort. Reading about Our Lady is awesome.

5. Is there a book you would suggest for Lenten reading? What is it and why?
The Sinner's Guide by Venerable Louis of Granada. For much the same reason as The Spiritual Combat. It also has nice short chapters which can be tackled one a day.

Bonus question: If you were going to publish a book what would it be? Who would you want to write the jacket cover blurb expounding on your talent?
I have enough difficulty trying to think of what to write for my blog, let alone a book.

Ok, I'm going to tag Karen (she said she likes book memes) and Ma Beck... and anyone else who wants to play - provided you tell me in the com-box.


gemoftheocean said...

Oh, Good! thanks for the tag, I've gotta leave for Mass in a bit. DANG.....thank God I wrote that I suddenly remember I don't have much gas in the car better quick run out and do that NOW.

EC Gefroh said...

ha ha ha. Yes, that was my motivation for tagging you :-)

BTW, thanks for reminding me about the Sinner's Guide!

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