Monday, January 21, 2019

Mailbox Monday: Rose City Book Pub Books

I visited the new Rose City Book Pub this weekend and got a couple of new-to-me books. This adorable place is heaven to me -- a used bookstore and a cozy neighborhood pub! And almost named after my blog.



The Stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy. This might be my Italy book for the European Reading Challenge. There's still time to sign up - join me!



Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler. I've never read Richler, but a friend recommended him and I saw this, so I picked it up.





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 Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Book Beginning: Raw Material by Stephany Wilkes

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



Two days ago, a former rodeo cowboy -- a barrel of a man -- said to me: "I tell you what, little sister. My first year, a man told me: 'I been to boot camp and shearin' school and  shearin' school's harder.'"
-- Raw Material: Working Wool in the West by Stephany Wilkes. I'm fascinated by Wilkes’s story of learning how to shear sheep and joining a growing community of eco-friendly wool producers.




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.

SOCIAL MEDIA: If you are on Twitter, Instagram, 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.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING





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.


MY FRIDAY 56

After shearing is complete and all fleeces sorted and graded, the wool is baled by grade, like with like. A higher grade brings a higher price for the seller, and explains why the skilled people who skirt fleeces and grade wool are so important: their work affects the grower's wool reputation long after the bales are gone.

Learn more about Stephany Wilkes and her work with sheep and wool here at We Love Sheep.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Teaser Tuesday: Warnings Unheeded by Andy Brown




He thought it might be an exercise until he saw the gunman trying to come in through the "out" door. Dennis yelled, "Oh my God, He's got a gun, everybody run!"
-- Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base by Andy Brown.

Andy Brown was an Air Force Security Forces airman during a 1994 mass shooting at Fairchild Air Force Base. His new book tells of how he ended the shooting and draws on medical records, police reports, and first-hand accounts to chronicle the history of that event and an intentional airplane crash four days later.


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

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mailbox Monday

What books came into your house last week?

I got one book I was looking forward to:



Seeing the World: How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era by Mitchell Stevens, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, and Seteney Shami. This short book looks at how US universities are slowly coming around to the need for a global perspective in the study of economics, political science, and sociology. It's a bit wonky, but interesting.

I also stopped at my favorite Friends of the Library bookstore and got a stack of books:


It might be a while before I get around to reading any of these. Books tend to percolate on my shelves before I read them.



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 Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

2019 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE: WRAP UP POSTS


The European Reading Challenge


January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020

THIS IS THE PAGE FOR WRAP UP POSTS.

TO LIST YOUR REVIEWS, GO TO THIS PAGE.

TO SIGN UP, GO TO THE MAIN CHALLENGE PAGE, HERE,
OR CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE.

If you have finished the challenge at whatever level you signed up for, please do a wrap up post and enter a link to your post here. Please link to your wrap up post, NOT the main page of your blog.

If you do not have a blog, please leave a wrap up post in a comment on this page. Tell us the books you read and, if you reviewed them in comments on the review page, tell us that so we can go find your reviews.

LINK YOUR WRAP UP POST HERE:






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