Happy Catholic was the first blog I read, the one that tipped the scales and made me think, “I can do this!”

And now, excitement of excitements, IT’S A BOOK!

I’ve been a big fan of Julie’s for years, starting with Happy Catholic and spilling over into Forgotten Classics and A Good Story is Hard to Find. (If I read food blogs, Meanwhile, Back in the Kitchen would be at the top, mind you.)

What a grand surprise yesterday when Julie’s book, Happy Catholic: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life, arrived from Amazon (at least a week early).

If you’re looking for me today, my nose is gonna be firmly planted. (I’m about a third of the way through so far, and LOVING IT so far.)