Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Lenten Book Club 2019 - official schedule!

Hi all! We're exactly a week out from Ash Wednesday, and as usual, the Catholic Nerd is all excited! :-0 I have a prayer plan in place, devotionals are all ordered, and so it's time to solidify our Lenten Book Club for 2019. This year we're going to be reading The Grace of Enough: Pursuing Less and Living More in a Throwaway Culture, by Haley Stewart.

I'm *very* excited about embarking on this reading journey along with all of you! This book was recommended to me by my sister, who loved it, and told me that she devoured it quite quickly because she was so into it. Therefore, what I'm thinking is that we will start reading this weekend, have our first post next week just as Lent is beginning, and wrap up prior to the season finishing, I figure that we might as well ride the wave of a quick and interesting read, and give ourselves a few weeks at the end of Lent to focus on Holy Week and preparation for that. And there are only 12 chapters, 192 total print pages, so this definitely shouldn't take us long to get through.

Thus, my proposed schedule would essentially just commit us for the month of March, and looks like this:

Thurs. 3/7 - Introduction and Chapters 1-3
Thurs. 3/14 - Chapters 4-6
Thurs. 3/21 - Chapters 7-9
Thurs. 3/28 - Chapters 10-12 and Conclusion

This would leave us with a week afterward to prepare for Holy Week, and then Holy Week itself. I'll plan special posts for those weeks after the book club wraps up. 🤗

What do you all think? Are you all as excited as I am?! Let's get our copies secured (mine is already on my Kindle!) and get reading this weekend! We'll chat on the Thursday following Ash Wednesday. If you're going to be participating, please let us know in the comments!


  1. I have the book on my Kindle and have read a teeny tiny bit but already I can tell it's going to be a wonderful book! I'm all in - Thanks so much!!!

    1. oh yay, I'm so glad you're going to be reading along! I have it on my Kindle as well, and I'm on chapter 3. LOVING it so far, it flows along so well!

  2. My library has the hoopla app and has this book available as an audio book! Excited to read/listen along!

    1. oh YAY! Audible has it, but my library does not, sadness! I bought it for my Kindle, though.

    2. Yeah our library has this program with this app called HOOPLA. It's really cool it has movies you can watch, ebooks you can read and audio books you can listen to. It even has music. You can only borrow 7 items a month though...last month I went crazy and ran out of credits ha

    3. oh INTERESTING! Ours uses Libby, and I downloaded it recently. No music (that's so cool though!) but ebooks and audio books. I do love it!


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