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JamieBeu

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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
Hyperion
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
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July
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November 2013
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October 2013
22
reviewed: Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints
Excellent "random" find at the library!This tells the stories behind a score of saints "before they were saints".It helps put...
Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints - Thomas J. Craughwell
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September 2013
25
reviewed: Deadly Heat (Nikki Heat)
Most likely the final installment in the "Nikki Heat" series, this brought a fair amount of closure to the story arc involvin...
Deadly Heat - Richard Castle
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August 2013
27
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August 2013
25
reviewed: March to the Stars (Weber, David)
Aside from the multitude of typos in this edition of the book, it was an enjoyable installment in the "Empire of Man" series....
March to the Stars  - David Weber, John Ringo
finished reading:
August 2013
21
reviewed: Timeriders
This book had such promise... but then screwed it up by "dumbing down" to be understood by YA readers. Unfortunately, they f...
TimeRiders - Alex Scarrow
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August 2013
18
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July 2013
29
reviewed: The Eye of Moloch
This and [b:The Overton Window|6949478|The Overton Window|Glenn Beck|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1274189222s/6...
The Eye of Moloch - Glenn Beck
finished reading:
July 2013
22
reviewed: Prelude to Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #1)
interesting so far, but it could end up forced like the star wars prequels.
Prelude to Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #1) - Isaac Asimov
July 2013
09
reviewed: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel
When I started this book, I guess I was expecting something more along the lines of [b:Ready Player One|9969571|Ready Player ...
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe - Charles Yu
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June 2013
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May 2013
22
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May 2013
1
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April 2013
30
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April 2013
17
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April 2013
7
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December 2012
30
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December 2012
23
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November 2012
10
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October 2012
30
reviewed: Shards of Honor
I'd already read Young Miles last month, and it was so enjoyable (actually an enjoyable 2 novels and a short story in-between...
Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga, #1) - Lois McMaster Bujold
finished reading:
October 2012
25
reviewed: Catholic Update Guide to Faithful Citizenship
A helpful companion to Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, but I'd still recommend going back to the source materia...
Catholic Update Guide to Faithful Citizenship - Mary C. Kendzia
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October 2012
22
reviewed: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
While the intention of this book may be to help Catholics better discern how they should vote in elections, the material is n...
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship - U.S.C.C.B.
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October 2012
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September 2012
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September 2012
18
reviewed: Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale (Serenity (Dark Horse))
too short - FAR too short.
Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale - Zack Whedon, Steve Morris, Chris Samnee, Dave Stewart, Joss Whedon
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September 2012
14
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July 2012
29
reviewed: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Invincible
Not just another good entry into the "Lost Fleet" series, but also a thoughtful exercise in examining our anthropocentric bia...
Invincible - Jack Campbell
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July 2012
22
reviewed: Castle: Richard Castle's Deadly Storm (Derrick Storm)
Gotta admit, I'm not all that impressed with the first outing of Derrick Storm. Could be that I'm not really a huge fan of g...
Deadly Storm - Richard Castle, Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Lan Medina
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July 2012
17
reviewed: Psych: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read
I'd like to start off by stating that the reason I read this was because my wife, during the whole time she was reading it, k...
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read - William Rabkin
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July 2012
16
reviewed: The Guild
I really enjoyed getting the back-story of how Cyd became Codex. This "prequel" to "The Guild" was well-written and well-don...
The Guild - Felicia Day, Jim Rugg, Dan Jackson
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