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:






Saturday, January 12, 2019

2019 EUROPEAN READING CHALLENGE: REVIEW PAGE


The European Reading Challenge



January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020

THIS IS THE PAGE TO LIST YOUR REVIEWS.

IF YOU HAVE FINISHED, WRAP UP POSTS GO ON THIS PAGE.

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

When you review a book for the 2019 European Reading Challenge, please add it to this list using the Linky widget below. Please link to your review post, NOT the main page of your blog.

If you don't have a blog, so don't have a way to link to a review post below, just post your review in a comment on this page. If you post your reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, Facebook, or some other place that doesn't generate a link, just copy your review into a comment here.

NOTE: There is overlap in January 2019 between the last month of the 2018 challenge and the first month of the 2019 challenge. If you participated both years, only count books read in January in one of the years, not both.

Please put your name or the name of your blog, the name of the book you reviewed, and the country of the book or author. For example: Rose City Reader, A Gentleman in Moscow, Russia.





Thursday, January 10, 2019

Book Beginning: The Gospel in Dorothy L. Sayers

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

MY BOOK BEGINNING




For almost a century, the murder mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers have kept enthusiasts hungrily turning pages.

-- from the Introduction to The Gospel in Dorothy L. Sayers: Selections from Her Novels, Plays, Letters, and Essays by Dorothy L. Sayers (Author), Carole Vanderhoof (Editor), C. S. Lewis (Afterword).

Dorothy L. Sayers is best known for her Golden Age mystery series featuring Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. But she was also a respected classic translator, apologist, and theologian. This anthology traces faith-based themes through her popular fiction and other writings.






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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