The Desk

October 31, 2018

Worth a Read – September (Part 2)

A Wealth of Resources

A Wealth of Resources

Ahem. Yes, this is supposed to be the September-October issue of (new name) Worth a Read. But it’s still October! At any rate, the content that is worth your attention for entertainment, education, and current trends is here. A feeble attempt will be made this time around to create content in categories (no promises because I might stray). Rather than overwhelm you with a new form of a Mitchner novel, this will be a three-volume issue. Find Part 1 and Part 3 in these locations.

Something to Recommend?

You can be part of the creation of this list. All that’s needed is you post your suggestion to In a Word – CCJP for literature or post business-related recommendations to Entrances – Recruit and Retain with the title of the article, author, a brief summary of why it’s noteworthy, a link to the item, and the hashtag “WorthaRead”.

Literature

  • In August, Carolyn Hughes was staying in and doing a book tour chat with Linda Hill about A Woman’s Lot. If you’d like to know more about what to expect from a book tour, it’s well worth a visit to Linda’s visit with Carolyn.

    Says Linda in her review of the book:

    But what I truly hadn’t expected was that Linda would have time to read the book and leave a review! She’s a very busy lady and we only set up this “chat” a little while ago. But she did read A Woman’s Lot and she loved it! Stop by the blog and get in on the conversation. It’s worth a read.

    DO read her review at the end of the chat – it really is terrific, and I couldn’t be more delighted.

  • Those interested in even more about Egypt may want to explore co-author and editor Renée Friedman’s collection, Egypt and Nubia: Gifts of the Desert.
  • Beth Wilson shares a very moving review of Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain. She calls it one of the best books she’s read all year. With the mounting social tensions in the U.S., this real story of the dilemmas faced by a 1950s North Carolina social worker is bound to make you gnash your teeth.
  • So Middle Ages history is your cup of tea. Well, Alex Marchant has this recommendation about a Richard III novel that’s also great for a family style worth a read:
    “In the week in which the sad events of the Battle of Bosworth are remembered, I’m pleased to say the second book in my series telling the last years in the life of King Richard III has been reviewed in the Richard III Society Bulletin.” The same reviewer who called ‘The Order of the White Boar’ ‘a wonderful work of historical fiction for both children and adults’, says that ‘The King’s Man’ is:

    “full of action, adventure and determination to succeed … well researched, with lots of historical fact … beautifully suited to ‘children’ between 8 and 108 … The narrative unfolds swiftly and Marchant keeps the pace moving along, just as events at that time developed quickly … I look forward to the third book in the series…”
    Both books are available in ebook and paperback.

  • On my mind for quite some time are the McCarthy era, blacklisting, reputation management, and credibility. A recent Sunday news talk show featured Marvin Kalb during which he discussed his new book, Enemy of the People: Trump’s War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy and I was inspired by his examination of the comparisons. Now a 5So Middle Ages history is your cup of tea. Well, Alex Marchant has this recommendation about a Richard III novel that’s also great for a family style worth a read:

    In the week in which the sad events of the Battle of Bosworth are remembered, I’m pleased to say the second book in my series telling the last years in the life of King Richard III has been reviewed in the Richard III Society Bulletin.

    The same reviewer who called The Order of the White Boar “a wonderful work of historical fiction for both children and adults,” says that The King’s Man is:

    full of action, adventure and determination to succeed … well researched, with lots of historical fact … beautifully suited to ‘children’ between 8 and 108 … The narrative unfolds swiftly and Marchant keeps the pace moving along, just as events at that time developed quickly … I look forward to the third book in the series…

    Both books are available in ebook and paperback-star rated title on GoodReads.

Business

  • Arshya Vahabzadeh M.D.
    Chief Medical Officer, Brain Power. Clinical Psychiatrist, AI & AR Technology for Behavioral and Mental Health shares his enthusiasm about a new book on technology.

    Excited to see Reuters cover the deployment of our Brain Power AI technology to Schools in Massachusetts. Direct educator and student feedback has been very positive, and our research & development program is growing at an incredible pace. We are hiring for over a dozen positions, check our website for more details.

Professional Development

White Papers

  • When it comes to careful selection of Board members, there are certain characteristics that are red flags. (National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) offers a complimentary copy of an article that provides guidance on screening and selecting directors. A Field Guide to Bad Directors, NACD Directorship (July/August 2018)
    Something of a primer for screening and selection of Board members. From “How to identify them. How not to become one” by Michael Pocalyko

Articles

Videos and Movies

  • Diana Y. Paul grabs historical fiction authors’ and readers’ attention with her recommendation of a Spike Lee movie and read. The conversation comes from many parts of our U.S. population who have awareness of the KKK’s beginnings and purpose as well as how it has evolved into what it now represents. Get your teeth into BlacKkKlansman.

    As a supplement, Diana also recommend this item about the KKK from History.com, Ku Klux Klan.

  • These Famous American Companies Were All Founded By Immigrants, IJR Blue Presents
    What I’m getting from this is that immigrants are good for business (opening jobs and keeping people employed, nurturing creativity) and the economy. They do not pose a threat to the public welfare but instead pose a benefit to it in many ways.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Bold Ideas to Fix Our Health Care System, IJR Blue Presents
    Some things you need to know for the upcoming mid-term election.hat

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3 Comments »

  1. Thank you, Yvonne LaRose, for the shout-out about my review of BlacKkKlansman on my website: http://www.unhealedwound.com. If you ever want to review a movie, new or old, please let me know. I am always open to considering guest reviewers!

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    Comment by Diana Y. Paul, author of the novel, Things Unsaid — November 12, 2018 @ 12:54 PM | Reply

    • I’d love to do that. Perhaps others will respond to your invitation while I get things cleared up from both the literal and virtual desk.

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      Comment by Yvonne LaRose — November 12, 2018 @ 4:21 PM | Reply

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