Monday, June 19, 2017

The Queue

I'd read precious few Archie comics before picking up a Riverdale Digest at the grocery store, a six & a half inch by five inch (6 1/2" x 5") volume containing the first issues of ongoing series Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, & Josie and the Pussycats, & the limited series Reggie and Me. Interest piqued, I searched the Genesee District Library electronic card catalogue. I will say that I found teenage comic soap opera far more edifying than the last several superhero volumes I've read. Superhero comics are just so hysterical & either insufferably self-important or too clever by half. It was nice to read some comics that were just plain fun.

Hilaire Belloc, How the Reformation Happened
Pope Francis, Amoris Lætitia (The Joy of Love)
Mark Waid & Fiona Staples, Veronica Fish, et al., Archie, Volumes One & Two

Fulton Sheen, Finding True Happiness

Mark Waid with Lori Matsumoto & Joe Eisma, Archie, Volume Three
Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations ***interrupted***
Richard Price, Clockers
Sir Richard Francis Burton, translator, "Sinbad the Sailor" from The Arabian Nights
Sir Ernest Shackleton, South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage
William F. Buckley Jr., The Unmaking of a Mayor
Sherry A. Weddell, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus
William E. Simon Jr., Great Catholic Parishes: How Four Essential Practices Make Them Thrive
Mike Aquilina, Understanding the Mass: 100 Questions, 100 Answers
Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
Edward Sri & Curtis Martin, The Real Story: Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible
Bishop Robert Barron, Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture
Scott & Kimberly Hahn, Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism
Kevin Lowry, How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming into the Catholic Church
John W. O'Malley, What Happened at Vatican II
Margaret MacMillan, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

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