Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra



Finally, he said, "Aditya, I have some bad news. A mosque was built next to the Adi Shanker temple two months ago."

The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra. This debut novel by Indian author Rajat Mitra is set in 1989, during the last exodus of Hindus from Kashmir.

Rajat Mitra is a psychologist in India who works with victims of religious violence.  His own work and historical research bring authenticity to this inspiring story about religious identity, personal conscious, and forgiveness.



Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by The Purple Booker, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.



Monday, August 21, 2017

Mailbox Monday: Book Club Books

Two nonfiction books came into my house last week. What books did you get last week?



Temperance Creek: A Memoir by Pamela Royes. My book club is reading this for our September meeting. It is my turn to host, so by tradition, dinner should be inspired by the book. I may be making some kind of cowboy camp cookout, by the looks of this!

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Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker. My "cheater" book club* is reading this for October and we are all bringing a bottle of wine to do a blind tasting, which we know will be a joke.



Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday, a weekly "show & tell" blog event where participants share the books they acquired the week before. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is graciously hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach.


* I have my real book club. and I have my "cheater" book club that I read with on the side. Several of the ladies in my book club have similar arrangements and we try to be very discreet and sophisticated about it, but sometimes when the wine is flowing, the accusations start to fly!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Book Beginning: The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



A few memories stay as silent shadows in our lives to haunt us for generations.

The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra. Set in 1989, during the last exodus of Hindus from Kashmir, this this debut novel brings an authentic voice to the struggle between religious identity and personal conscious.

Rajat Mitra is a psychologist in India. His research into trans-generational trauma provided background and depth for his historical novel.




Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

FACEBOOK: Rose City Reader has a Facebook page where I post about new and favorite books, book events, and other bookish tidbits, as well as link to blog posts. I'd love a "Like" on the page! You can go to the page here to Like it. I am happy to Like you back if you have a blog or professional Facebook page, so please leave a comment with a link and I will find you.

TWITTER, ETC: If you are on Twitter, Instagram, Google+, or other social media, please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings. I try to follow all Book  Beginnings participants on whatever interweb sites you are on, so please let me know if I have missed any and I will catch up.

TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING





Monday, August 14, 2017

Mailbox Monday: The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra

One new book came into my house last week and I am very much looking forward to it. What new book did you get last week?



The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra. This debut novel explores the clash of religions and cultures in modern India, and how those patterns have been shaped by history.

The author is a psychologist who has worked with Islamic militants and radicalized youth, as well as with survivors of religious violence. His professional background gives depth and insight to his novel.



Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday, a weekly "show & tell" blog event where participants share the books they acquired the week before. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is graciously hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach.




Thursday, August 10, 2017

Book Beginning: On Rue Tatin by Susan Herrmann Loomis

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!


MY BOOK BEGINNING



The story of our adventure, our move to Rue Tatin, began some thirteen years earlier, when I first went to live in Paris.

-- On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town by Susan Herrmann Loomis.

I love pretty much any we-renovated-an-old-house-in-France-and-here-is-what-we-ate book. Substitute Italy or Spain for France, and I'll read those too. If expats start renovating Bavarian barns or Scottish chapels and writing about the prickly but ultimately welcoming villagers, I'll read those too.




Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

FACEBOOK: Rose City Reader has a Facebook page where I post about new and favorite books, book events, and other bookish tidbits, as well as link to blog posts. I'd love a "Like" on the page! You can go to the page here to Like it. I am happy to Like you back if you have a blog or professional Facebook page, so please leave a comment with a link and I will find you.

TWITTER, ETC: If you are on Twitter, Instagram, Google+, or other social media, please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings. I try to follow all Book  Beginnings participants on whatever interweb sites you are on, so please let me know if I have missed any and I will catch up.

TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING





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