7 Quick Takes: Catching Up

Linking up with Kelly. —1— It’s been a while since I’ve managed to write one of these posts—I’ve had a busy fall! First of all, I’ve updated the URL for this blog—now it’s much easier to remember: http://workinprogress.blog —2— I recently set up a Goodreads account, and I’ve been logging the books I’ve been reading: http://goodreads.com/erinmaureenanneMore 7 Quick Takes: Catching Up

7 Quick Takes: Les Mis, Harry Potter, and Beating the Heat Wave

Linking up with Kelly. —1— I went to see Les Misérables on Broadway two weeks ago (before it closes soon); it’s one of my favorite musicals. I first saw it in London in 2009, and then I saw it here in New York last year. It was just as impressive as always! I wrote a piece about … More 7 Quick Takes: Les Mis, Harry Potter, and Beating the Heat Wave

7 Quick Takes: A Pilgrimage and New Discoveries

Linking up with Kelly. —1— On Saturday, I walked the Pilgrimage of New York, a fourteen-mile walk from the Mother Cabrini Shrine (near the Cloisters) to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine (near the Staten Island Ferry). We started at 9:00am and arrived at our destination for 6:00pm Mass. We lucked out and had beautiful … More 7 Quick Takes: A Pilgrimage and New Discoveries

7 Quick Takes: Guadalupe, Fenway, and The Wiz

Linking up with Kelly. —1— I started writing about my recent pilgrimage to Guadalupe here. I’ll be following up soon with Part 2! —2— Notre Dame has released a draft of its revised curriculum, and it looks good. I’d written a few months ago about the curriculum review. In the revised draft, the theology requirement … More 7 Quick Takes: Guadalupe, Fenway, and The Wiz

Book Club Discussion Questions: My Sisters the Saints

Today’s BIS Blog discussion is on the Communion of Saints, and I thought I would share about one of my favorite books, Colleen Carroll Campbell’s My Sisters the Saints. The book is a memoir of Colleen’s early adulthood, and she writes in a way that is so down to earth and relatable, about real-life experiences and … More Book Club Discussion Questions: My Sisters the Saints

A Few of My Favorite Things, #15: Little House Books

One of my favorite series growing up was Little House on the Prairie. They sparked a love of historical fiction throughout my childhood—I read every book in the American Girl and Dear America series. But the Little House series was the first one I fell in love with, and I spent many afternoons pretending to travel across America … More A Few of My Favorite Things, #15: Little House Books

A Few of My Favorite Things, #8: A Little Princess

“It’s true,” she said. “Sometimes I do pretend I am a princess. I pretend I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like one.” —Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess One of my favorite movies growing up was A Little Princess (the 1995 Alfonso Cuarón version). I actually didn’t read the book until I was … More A Few of My Favorite Things, #8: A Little Princess