Friday, January 13, 2012

Job Perk

Father Schall's lecture last night was great. He is a fount of knowledge and wisdom, and also of book recommendations, as he urged many titles on us. He particularly recommended Ten Universal Principles by Robert Spitzer, calling Spitzer, a fellow Jesuit priest, "one of the finest minds in the Society."

After the lecture, Laura, her older brother Joe, Serena, Frank and I went to dinner. Frank and Joe got along like a house on fire. They were arguing politics and comparing drink recommendations in no time. I was amazed, and impressed with Frank. Then Laura and I went home and sat on the couch chatting with Sarah until 1 am. Lillian called at one point and we put her on speakerphone to join in the fun.

This morning I got to work and found a large package with my name on it in my office mailbox. I remembered that last week I wrote a letter to Ignatius asking if I could review some of their books. I ripped open the box and was overjoyed to find The Father's Tale, Extreme Makeover, Mother Teresa of Calcutta and, yes, even Ten Universal Principles. I couldn't believe it!

I think today is shaping up to be a very lucky day indeed.

By the way, some of you may know that I also blog for The Catholic Young Woman. My latest post has inspired quite a discussion in the comments section. I'd be honored if you would read it and give me your opinion!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the books. I reviewed the latter three here:


    PS. I *really* appreciated your Bridshead advice and am planning to do a post on it soon, pointing people to your well-crafted guidance.