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Peek Inside a Book - A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder

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

This week I'm reading: A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murderby Dianne Freeman



It Begins: Chapter 1

April 1899

Black - no. Black - no. Black crepe? Oh, heavens no!

On Page 56: "Regardless of any insurance issues," I said, topping off my coffee, "I think they should alert the police to the fact that there's been another theft. They need to put an end to this."

Verdict: This book is my pick for a May book club since May is mystery month.  I'm not normally a fan of cozy mysteries but this on looked fun and I thought it would be a light read for the group.  We've been reading some heavy titles lately.

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…

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…