Over the last several days, I think I've received at least 20 holiday catalogs. I'm not really sure how I get on these lists, but they are fun to browse through and dream about the things I would purchase....if I ever won the lottery! Now, don't get me wrong, I would give the majority of it away, but I would most definitely spend some on myself! Well, wouldn't you?
My favorite catalog of all of them is the Fall 2011 Ignatius Press (Books, Films, Art, Music, Audio)! I could go nuts with this one! I don't think I will ever live long enough to read all the books on my list.
Here are some of the books I've put on my "Reading Bucket List":
The Father's Tale -A Novel by Michael D. O'Brien
Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Portrait - 50 Inspiring Stories Never Before Told by Msgr. Leo Maasburg
What To Do When Jesus is Hungry - A Practical Guide to the Works of Mercy by Fr. Andrew Apostoli
In Defense of Sanity -The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton, selected by Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, and Aidan Mackey
Ida Elisabeth - A Novel by Sigrid Undset
The Song at the Scaffold - A Novel by Gertrud von le Fort
The Threefold Garland - The World's Salvation in Mary's Prayer by Hans Urs von Balthasar
Gangland to Promised Land - One Man's Journey from the Criminal Underworld to Christ by John Pridmore
The Life of the World to Come by Abbot Vonier
God in Action - How Faith in God Can Address the Challenges of the World by Francis Cardinal George
Why Catholics are Right by Michael Coren
The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers - Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity by Dr. Meg Meeker
Padre Pio Under Investigation - The Secret Vatican Files by Francesco Castelli
Poor Banished Children - A Novel by Fiorella de Maria
New Proofs for the Existence of God - Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer
Money, Greed, and God - Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem by Jay W. Richards
An Exorcist Tells His Story by Fr. Gabriele Amorth
No Price Too High by Alex Jones and Diane Hanson
The Face of God by Paul Badde
Benedictus - Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI
Images of Hope - Reflections of Major Feasts by Cardinal Ratzinger
Called to Communion by Cardinal Ratzinger
Priestblock 25487 - A Memoir of Dachau by Jean Bernard
Sacred Blood, Sacred Image - The Sudarium of Oviedo by Janice Bennett
With Us Today - On the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist by John Hardon
Healing Fire of Christ by Fr. Paul Glynn
Mother Benedict - Foundress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis by Antoinette Bosco
From Slave to Priest - The Inspirational Story of Fr. Augustine Tolton by Sister Caroline Hemesath
The Grunt Padre - The Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno by Fr. Daniel L. Mode
No Turning Back - A Witness to Mercy by Fr. Donald Calloway
A Memory For Wonders by Mother Veronica Le Goulard
Brave New Family by G.K. Chesterton
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Dr. Meg Meeker
The Wonders of Lourdes - 150 Miraculous Stories of the Power of Prayer to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Our Lady's Apparitions by Most Rev. Jaques Perrier, Bishop of Lourdes
Our Lady of Kibeho by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Wow! How many is that anyway? Like I said, I'll never live long enough to read all of these but some of them just sound so good! If anyone out there in bloggy land has read any of these, I'd love to hear about it!
Right now I am reading a novel called Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant. It's pretty good, but I'm eager to see if I can find any of the above in ebook format. I just LOVE my Nook! It goes with me everywhere! I think I'm going to look for one of those "bookshelf" gadgets to place on my sidebar so I can keep track.
I'm very excited about spending the next few months curling up with a good book, having my family close by, celebrating holidays and enjoying the cold weather (please God, give us some cold weather!).
What are you reading?