Reading with the Authors: Weekend Reading,Good Book, Great Book, and Worlds of Books Info #BookReview #NewsNuggets

Hello to All!

I hope this post finds You doing Super Well.

Here, not so much.

While I am feeling somewhat better than when I woke on Saturday, my annual October cold continues in full swing!

It is my belief that there’s no better medicine for a nasty cold than a comfortable place in the sun and a good book, and it just so happens that I have both.

Over the last week, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Last evening, I began reading, “The Diary of the Whitehouse by Lady Bird Johnson, and never have I read such a delightful book. I’m reading the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled version and they couldn’t have picked a better reader for this book had they tried. She reads so splendidly each nuance of expression. Why it is as if Lady Bird herself is here in the room with me telling the story. I could hardly sleep last night for wanting to read just one more line.

I found myself waking in the night, propping up in bed, turning on the book and reading until my head fairly fell off my shoulders for its nodding so enjoyable is this book. I believe I’m going to suggest it to the book club moderator when I go to the Worlds of Books meeting on Tuesday.

Speaking of Worlds of Books, the book I’ve just finished for that meeting though good, is no comparison to the book I’m reading now.

It was “Dead Wake the Last Crossing of the Lusitania”. Honestly, had I not needed to read it for the club, I doubt I would’ve ever chosen it. I found it to be a bit long and draggy in spots. At times I felt the author dumped in just a bit too much information but overall it was worth the read, if for no other reason than the wonderful phrases of description and bits of history I picked up along the way.

I did learn some things about President Wilson I didn’t appreciate. For one thing while I know our Presidents are only human, it seemed to me that there were times when he allowed his emotional state concerning his love life to stand in the way of his duty to country and the consistent loss of life caused by the blood thirsty German submarine captains and the war happening in Europe.

Also, while I know war isn’t something one must enter into in haste, it appeared that it took far too long for America to get up off its hind end and do something about the horrendous happenings abroad.

Anyway, if I must be sick with a cold the book I’m reading now will most assuredly help me pass the time while I rest and recover.

However, I must extricate myself from its wonderous pages at some point today and find the energy with which to finish work on The Writer’s Grapevine else it will never make it out before the end of this month.

Ah well, as they say, no rest for the wicked.

For now, I’ve exhausted my reserve with all this writing and so I’m going to leave it and go get some breakfast whilst sneaking in a chapter or two more.

Before I go, I wonder, what are you reading?

Have you read either of the books referenced here? If so, would you like to share your thoughts?

If not, I hope you’ll reply and let me know what your reading these days.

Just in case anyone reading would like to attend the Worlds of Books meeting happening this Tuesday October 20, 2020, here’s the info below.

Until next time, this is Patty who is glad for a warm blanket and large patch of sun saying…

Happy Reading.

May Harmony find You, and Blessid Be.

*Note*

There are various ways to attend this meeting, so please be sure to read all the information provided.

Newswire: Worlds of Books meets 10/20/20 at 9pm Eastern to discuss Dead wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania DB80936 by Erik Larson

Major sections of this newswire are at heading level 1. Contact information is at heading level 2.

Newswire:

Topic: Worlds of Books discussion group

Time: Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9pm Eastern.

Worlds of Books will meet at 9pm Eastern on 10/20/20 to discuss Dead wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania DB80936 by Erik Larson. The NLS annotation follows:

Dead wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania DB80936

Larson, Erik. Reading time: 13 hours, 6 minutes.

Read by Scott Brick. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.

War and the Military

World History and Affairs

In 1915 the Lusitania, a luxury ocean liner, left New York for Liverpool. The captain assumed that the Germans would follow gentlemanly strictures of warfare, keeping civilian ships safe from attack. Larson recounts what happened when Germany violated that code and that choice’s wider repercussions. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

You can find this book on Bookshare at the following website:

https://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/3188323?returnPath=L3NlYXJjaD9tb2R1bGVOYW1lPXB1YmxpYyZrZXl3b3JkPURlYWQgV2FrZSBFcmlrIExhcnNvbg

About 10 minutes before the meeting time above, execute the below Zoom invitation meeting link on the device of your choice or dial in with a telephone to one of the provided numbers. All are welcome.

Zoom invitation

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Time: Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9pm Eastern.

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About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG Find it in various accessible formats: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher See her Facebook business page: https://www.facebook.com/tellittotheworld/ Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com
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8 Responses to Reading with the Authors: Weekend Reading,Good Book, Great Book, and Worlds of Books Info #BookReview #NewsNuggets

  1. I haven’t read either of these books, Patty. I looked up Dead Wake the Last Crossing of the Lusitania and thought it sounded quite insightful though. I am currently writing a book that includes the USA’s entry into WW1. I am reading The One Discovered by Yvette Calleiro,

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    • Patty L. Fletcher says:

      While I am here I believe I missed spelled something in the title of this lovely book IM currently reading I believe it should B Byrd not bird but either way, it is most assuredly one of the best books I have ever read of its kind. I am enjoying it much. Still haven’t felt like doing any work, but I’m getting reading done LOL.Hi Robbie you might very well find the book helpful and interesting especially for your writing. If I were writing such a book I would have definitely found the factual information helpful.

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  2. I just finished reading Stand up or Sit Out by Anthony Candela, a blind author who will be a guest speaker at tonight’s meeting of Behind Our Eyes. In this book, he shares his experiences with sports and other aspects of his life. My review of this will go live this coming Friday on my blog at: https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

    Today, I read in an issue of The New Yorker from a couple of weeks ago, an article about author Marilyn Robinson. She writes mostly historical fiction about race relations during the Civil War. I might read one of her books.

    I’m also planning to read So Big by Edna Ferber, which will be discussed at the next meeting of Accessible World’s Fiction Old and New Group at the beginning of November. I read this book years ago and wouldn’t mind reading it again. My review of the book should go live on my blog sometime in the coming weeks.

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    • Patty L. Fletcher says:

      Hi Abbie and All.

      Thanks so much for commenting here about what you’re reading and what you’ve read.

      I hope your book discussion went well last evening.

      Great to have you along for this discussion and hope more will chime in.

      I’m still reading this wonderful book by Lady Bird Johnson and enjoying it very much.

      Also still battling this blasted sickness.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Hi, it looks like you posted a review of the book by Lady Bird Johnson. So, maybe I’ll read it, too. I also downloaded Becoming by Michelle Obama from BARD, and I’m planning to read that at some point. I suppose I could read one after the other and do a two-for-one book feature on my blog. Will see. Anyway, I hope you feel better soon.

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      • Patty L. Fletcher says:

        Hi again Abbie and All.

        Not a full review, as I’ve not finished the book. It’s more like a discussion post.

        As to the book, ‘Becoming’ that’s a book you’ll very much enjoy. It’s another one of those that reads as if the author is sitting with you telling the story as it happened.

        Jo Pinto puts it best when she writes in her review of the book that it was as if she and the author were having a cup of coffee together.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • OK, will check out your partial review later. Thank you for letting me know. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  3. Patty L. Fletcher says:

    I’m still reading this amazing book.

    I’m learning so many things I never knew.

    I’m also wishing I could’ve known this incredible Lady Bird Johnson.

    Patty L. Fletcher

    Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

    Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

    Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

    Food For Thought

    We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

    -John-Roger, DSS

    Source: New Day Herald website

    Liked by 1 person

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