July 2009 Reading List

  1. Freedom’s Choice by Anne McCaffrey:  This is book 2 of the Freedom Series and an inspiring continuation of the story.
  2. Freedom’s Challenge by Anne McCaffrey:  Pretty good, but I’m not keen on the main character conceiving her children through drunken one-night stands, even with her spouse’s consent.
  3. Freedom’s Ransom by Anne McCaffrey:  I wouldn’t have ordinarily read these back to back, but I ran out of everything else.  I don’t know if it was just because I read these in a row or if the series kind of petered off like some of her other ones have.  But I think that she either should have stopped at three or written a fifth one.  This almost seemed like the start of a whole new story arc.
  4. I Like Being Catholic edited by Michael Leach and Therese J. Borchard:  Got its own post.
  5. How to Organize Just About Everything by Peter Walsh:  I kind of browsed through this book full of practical and sometimes just fun information.  I’m not sure about his page on “How to Homeschool”.  I think it would have been better if he offered suggestions for organizing homeschooling supplies or paperwork rather than a lame blurb about homeschooling itself.
  6. The Wonder of Girls by Michael Gurian:  Got its own series of posts.
  7. The Mystery and Meaning of the Mass by Joseph M. Champlin:  Finally learned the basic differences between the “Tridentine” Mass and the post-VII “Novus Ordo”.
  8. Star Wars, Fate of the Jedi: Omen by Christie Golden:  Nice enough, but reaffirmed my decision not to spend any money on getting my own copies of new Star Wars books.
  9. Being Nikki by Meg Cabot:  The second book in the Airhood series takes the mystery, intrigue, and fun to a whole new level.
  10. Amish Enterprise by Donald Kraybill and Steven Nolt:  This book takes a sociological look at how the lack of farmland has led many Amish into the world of business and its effect on them.  His discussion about the constraints on business that are self-imposed by Amish culture made me think of a lot of Pope Benedict’s latest encylical Caritas In Veritate.
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