Mike Aquilina

Booking Like a Banshee

Thursday August 31st 2006, 3:01 am

Yesterday I paid brief homage to Maureen (aka Suburban Banshee), who runs two of my favorite blogs, Maria Lectrix and Aliens in This World. On the first site Maureen posts audio recordings of hard-to-find and out-of-print books, including many patristic titles. On the second site she’s begun to post actual text of hard-to-find and out-of-print books.

I quadruple my homage because she is now posting, in installments, a book that’s been on my wish list for many years. It’s called The Blessed Virgin in the Fathers of the First Six Centuries, an 1893 book that I borrowed from Scott Hahn way back when. Since then I have not seen a copy on sale for under $300! It’s easily worth that much. My problem is that my entire estate’s probably not worth that much. But Maureen is toiling so that we can all live like kings. Stop by to thank her for all she does to bring us great books, absolutely free. Her blogs are an incredible service to the world and the Church.

UPDATE: She’s also, as of tonight, posted links to other public-domain Catholic books available online. Just give yourself time to browse the stacks of this Banshee’s sites. You’ll find medieval Irish poetry, her musings on science fiction, her own musical compositions, and other odd lots. Never a dull moment, it seems, in this particular mind.