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It's Monday! What are you reading? - May 20

I feel like I should be doing more with these posts. I see so many of you writing about your weeks and I feel like I'm lacking.

What do you want to know?  What can I share with you?

-Amelia

Currently Reading:

Title: A Prince on Paper (Reluctant Royals #3)
Author: Alyssa Cole
Date Started: May 19
Goodreads Summary: 
Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal—in bed—with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate.

For Johan von Braustein, the red-headed step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother—the heir to the throne—and his own heart. When a royal referendum threatens his brother’s future, a fake engagement is the perfect way to keep the cameras on him.

Nya and Johan both have good reasons to avoid love, but as desires are laid bare behi…
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It's Monday! What are you reading? May 13

Currently Reading:

Title: The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
Author: Kamala Harris
Date Started: May 5
Goodreads Summary: 
From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.

Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforc…

Peek Inside a Book - The Truths We Hold

Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I'm reading: The Truths We Holdby Kamala Harris



It Begins: Preface
Most mornings, my husband, Doug, wakes up before me and reads the news in bed. If I hear him making noises - a sigh, a groan, a gasp - I know what kind of day it's going to be. 

On Page 56: At the heart of the program was my belief in the power of redemption. Redemption is an age-old concept rooted in many religions. It is a concept that presupposes that we will all make mistakes, and for some, that mistake will rise to the level of being a crime. Yes, there must be consequences and accountability. But after that debt to society has been paid, is it not the sign of a civil society that we allow people to earn their way back?

Verdict: I'm about half way through the book and so far I'm liking it, it's an insight into Kamala's life and how that plays a part in her politics.  It's an easy read, not too …

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

Currently Reading:

Title: The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
Author: Kamala Harris
Date Started: May 6
Goodreads Summary: 
From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.

Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforc…

Peek Inside a Book - Inside the Empire

Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I'm reading: Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees
by Bob Klapisch and Paul Solotaroff


It Begins: LOCKED AND LOADED: WELCOME TO THE BRONX POWER STATION
The General Manager Meetings each fall are baseball's version of a buddies' fishing junket to Belize. 

On Page 56: But now they were back, riding the star-child wave of Jeter, Pettitte, and Mo. That year they won the EAstern Division, beat the Orioles for the pennant (with a little divine intervention from a teenage fan name Jeffrey Maier), and stunned the lordly Braves in the World Series. It was bedlam the next morning in the Canyon of Heroes: seemingly half the city's census turned up on the Lower Broadway to throw kisses and confetti at the Yanks. even the Mets bent a knee in praise, buying an ad in the Daily News to congratulate the team and George himself. 

Verdict: I'm about half way through an…

It's Monday! What are you reading? - April 22

Currently Reading:

Title: A Scot in the Dark
Author: Sarah MacLean
Date Started: April 19
Goodreads Summary: 
Lonesome Lily Turned Scandalous Siren 
Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn't hesitate...until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.

Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke 
The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.

Tartan Comes to Town
Warnick arrives in London with a single go…

It's Monday! What are you reading? - April 15

Currently Reading:

Title: Orphan Train
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Date Started: April 8
Goodreads Summary: 
A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.

Nearly eighteen, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from "aging out" of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.

Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York C…