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Peek Inside a Book - Here We Are

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

My little twist to this; I work in a library IT department. We have two offices separated by a section of the fiction stacks.  Books are always catching my eye and I've gotten pretty good at ignoring them, otherwise, my TBR list would be HUGE.  But these weekly memes give them the chance to see if the book would be worth checking out.


This week the book Where Are Here: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen caught my eye.

It Begins: Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World is a guide to understanding what it means to be a feminist and an invitation to one o…

It's Monday! What are you reading? - March 27, 2017

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently At Home Book:

Title: If Not for You (New Beginnings #3)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Date Started: March 26

Currently At Lunch Break Book:

Title: Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Date Started: March 6

Finished Reading:

Title: NextWave, Agents of H.A.T.E.
Author: Warren Ellis
Date Finished: March 17
Stars: 3 Stars
Note: I read the 12 individual issues of the full run. I don't like tracking those as individual reads so I'm tracking them as 1 book.

It's Monday! What are you reading? March 20

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently At Home Book:

Title: NextWave (issues 1-12)
Author: Warren Ellis
Date Started: March 17

Currently At Work Book:

Title: Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Date Started: March 6

Finished Reading:

Title: Built (Saints of Denver #1)
Author: Jay Crownover
Date Finished: March 7
Stars: 3 Stars

Title: The Tale of the Unknown Island
Author: Jose Saramago
Date Finished: March 9
Stars: 4 Stars

Title: Jane Austen
Author: Carol Shields
Date Finished: March 18
Stars: 4 Stars

Title: Eat This Poem
Author: Nicole Gulotta
Date Finished: March 19
Stars: 4 Stars
Comments: ARC received from NetGalley - Review

Weekend Cooking: Eat This Poem

Title: Eat This Poem
Author: Nicole Gulotta
Publication Date: March 21, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis: A literary cookbook celebrating food and poetry, two of life's essential ingredients.

In the same way that salt seasons ingredients to bring out their flavors, poetry seasons our lives; when celebrated together, our everyday moments and meals are richer and more meaningful. The twenty-five inspiring poems in this book from such poets as Marge Piercy, Louise Gluck, Mark Strand, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield are accompanied by seventy-five recipes that bring the richness of words to life in our kitchen, on our plate, and through our palate. Eat This Poem opens us up to fresh ways of accessing poetry and lends new meaning to the foods we cook. 
Review: I love cookbooks and have a bad habit of collecting some of the interesting ones I come across. This one will be added to my collection (got a digital copy to review). My love of cooking is growing steadily to match my love o…

Peek Inside a Book: Irish Gold

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

My little twist to this; I work in a library IT department. We have two offices separated by a section of the fiction stacks.  Books are always catching my eye and I've gotten pretty good about ignoring them, other wise my TBR list would be HUGE.  But these weekly memes give them the chance to see if the book would be worth checking out.


This week the book is Irish Gold by Andrew M. Greeley :.

It Begins:
"The Irish," I insisted to the black-haired young woman whose face might have belonged to a pre-Christian Celtic goddess, "are different. They look like…

Book Review: Why We March

Title: Why We March Author:Artisan Press Publication Date:March 7, 2017 Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis:Celebrate the Women’s March with this inspiring collection of 500 images of the most powerful, uplifting, clever, and creative protest signs carried by marchers across the United States and around the world. Organized thematically, the photographs in Why We March--featuring messages about reproductive rights and immigration, cabinet picks and police violence, climate change, and feminism--together paint a striking portrait of the hope, defiance, anger, and passion that sent more than 5 million people into the streets to protest. “Women’s Rights = Human Rights.” “Love Trumps Hate.” “Nasty Women Unite.” “Build Bridges, Not Walls.” These messages are a rallying cry for this burgeoning movement, and this collection will serve as both a valuable encapsulation of this unprecedented moment in political history and a powerful reminder of why we march. All royalties from the sale of this book will be d…

It's Monday! What are you reading? - March 6

So my plan is each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

If you saw last week I was reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. However, two things happened. First I realized that I started it too late to get it read by its due date back at the library. Second, the more I read, the more I could hear it in his voice and that made me realize I would probably enjoy it more in audiobook more.  So I returned the book to the library and put myself on hold for the audiobook.

Currently At Home Book:
Title: Built
Author: Jaw Crownover
Date Started:  March 5

Currently At Work Book:
Title: Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Date Started: March 6

Finished Reading:
Title: Thunder and Roses
Author: Mary Jo Putney
Date Finished: February 25
Stars: 4 stars
Comments: Read for February's entry in the Keyword Reading Challenge


Title: Address Unknown

Author: Katherine Kressmann Taylor
Date Finished: Mar…

Peek Inside a Book: Born a Crime

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I'm reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and thought it would make a good pick for these prompts.

Chapter 1 Begins: Sometimes in big Hollywood movies they'll have these crazy chase scenes where somebody jumps or gets thrown from a moving car. 
On Page 56: That, and so many other smaller incidents in my life, made me realize that language, even more than color, defines who you are to people. 
Verdict: While I'm enjoying reading this book, I'm considering giving up on the book and switching to the audio book.