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Books with a Beu

Jamie Beu, owner and co-author (with his wife) of CatholicFamily.info, is a "cradle Catholic", devoted husband, and father of two girls. He is a regular contributor to his parish newsletter, as well as an impassioned defender of the faith who is able to both support and challenge others as necessary -- all in an effort to build-up Christ's Kingdom on Earth. To this end, he does a lot of reading - not just of religious books (for education and research), but also of secular books, both to decompress as well as to keep a finger on the pulse of pop culture (the better to relate to others, as well as to help restore the culture).

Currently reading

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
Meg Meeker, Meg Meeker
Dan Simmons
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
'John Townsend', 'Henry Cloud'
Boundaries Face to Face: How to Have That Difficult Conversation You've Been Avoiding
Henry Cloud
Jesus of Nazareth
Pope Benedict XVI, Adrian J. Walker
Permutation City
Greg Egan
Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions
Pope Benedict XVI
Is Jesus Coming Soon?: A Catholic Perspective on the Second Coming
Ralph Martin
Prelude to Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #1)
Isaac Asimov
Autobiography of a Saint: Therese of Lisieux
Thérèse de Lisieux, Ronald A. Knox, Vernon Johnson

Shards of Honor

Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga, #1) - Lois McMaster Bujold I'd already read Young Miles last month, and it was so enjoyable (actually an enjoyable 2 novels and a short story in-between) that I decided to put the rest of the Vorkosigan saga on my to-read list.

So reading this first book in the series really helped me better understand Young Miles (especially the character of Sergeant Bothari). I'm not sure whether Young Miles was written first and then Shards of Honor as a prequel, but I doubt it, because it was so well done in filling in the gaps that I could hardly believe a prequel could be so thorough (the Star Wars prequels being an excellent example of how NOT to backfill a storyline).

At any rate, I will definitely be reading more in this series.