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The Rising
Kelley Armstrong
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Princess of the Silver Woods
Jessica Day George
The Serpent's Shadow
Rick Riordan
The Demigod Diaries
Rick Riordan
Marissa Meyer
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Jane Yolen
The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
William Joyce
Perfect Scoundrels
Ally Carter
I Like Being Catholic: Treasured Traditions, Rituals, and Stories - Michael Leach, Therese J. Borchard 1.5 stars

This has astoundingly little to do with what it means to be Catholic. And even less of the people interviewed actually explaining why or indicating that they do like to be Catholic.

I was frankly disappointed by this collection and would not recommend it.

However, the few pieces I did like were the following:

The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Catholic Church by Doris K. Goodwin

"... I developed a lasting appreciation of the role that pageantry, ritual and symbolism play in tying together the past and the present..."

Outrageous Holiness by Rosemary Haughton

Ten Catholic Heroes of the Twentieth Century by Robert Ellsbery

The Best Catholic Music You'll Ever Hear by Thomas Day

Gregorian Chant + Requiem Aeternum
Solesmes Abbey in France and Chant by Santo Domingo de Silos

Renaissance polyphony by Josquin de Prez, Palestrina, William Byrd, etc. 1450 - 1625

Tallis Scholars, Chanticlear, Kings College Cambridge, RC Westminster Cathedral

Lord Nelson Mass by Hayden

Ave Verum Corpus + Coronation mass by Mozart

Mass in C Major by Beethoven

Requiem by G. Faure (esp. intro to Agnus Dei)

Quatre motets un temps de penitence and pour le temps de Noel by Frank Poulene


In essentials, unity; in doubtful matters, liberty; in all things, charity. Pope John XXIIII
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