Monday, May 28, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - May 28

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Before anything else, I would like to thank all the brave men and women who have or are currently serving our country here and abroad. I would especially like to remember those who have sacrificed it all to protect freedom around the world.

Arizona Memorial, Feb 2018

I'm am currently about halfway through the final book in Vannetta Chapman's Amish Bishop Mystery series. As expected, I am loving it. 

Every year, residents of the small Amish community in Monte Vista, Colorado, look forward to the Ski Hi Stampede, the state's oldest professional rodeo. The rodeo is always good, clean entertainment for the hardworking farmers of the San Luis Valley. But this year, the Stampede turns deadly for one Amish man. Did rodeo fans see an unfortunate accident? Or something more sinister?

Amish bishop Henry Lapp is known far and wide for his uncanny ability to draw and remember the smallest details of anything he's seen, skills that have served him well in past investigations. He was at the rodeo that day. The problem? He didn't see Jason Scott's death.

With a murderer on the loose and members of his community being threatened, Henry must act fast. But can he solve a crime he didn't see? This time around, Henry will have to rely on his keen sense of human character and observation, skills he's honed in his role as bishop, if he hopes to crack the case.

What the Bishop Knows is a story of accepting our talents, putting one another first, and trusting that God will care for His children.

Not sure which book I'll be picking up next. In addition to the ones I owe reviews for, I would really like to at least skim through this one. I picked it up for research purposes.

The mother of a bullied first grader, popular blogger Carrie Goldman's inspiring true story triggered an outpouring of support from online communities around the world. In Bullied, she gives us a guide to the crucial lessons and actionable guidance she's learned about how to stop bullying before it starts. It is a book born from Goldman's post about the ridicule her daughter suffered for bringing a Star Wars thermos to school--a story that went viral on Facebook and Twitter before exploding everywhere, from and to sites all around the world. Written in Goldman's warm, engaging style, Bullied is an important and very necessary read for parents, educators, self-professed "Girl Geeks," or anyone who has ever felt victimized by a bully, online or in person.

What's your reading plan for the week?


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The bullying book looks important...and one to read. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Miaismine said...

Thank you for posting your reads! I added the Amish Bishop Mysteries to my Want to Read account at Goodreads! Also sent your link to my daughter - she may be interested in Bullied. Thank you for sharing!