Tuesday, May 5, 2009

BLOGGING: It's Tuesday, Where Are You?



It's Tuesday and time to share where reading is taking us in our travels around the world. I wish I was down south enjoying the southern hospitality but I'll have to settle for the Southern Reading Challenge which gets started May 15th and runs til August 15th, through the dog days of summer. It's the third year Maggie has hosted this challenge, and I haven't begun to run out of books; on the contrary, every year I find new authors and old southern classics I want to read.

Don't forget to add your suggestions to the latest Bookwords Game. We are looking for a word for a book you read after you see the movie. Don't be shy, come on by!

In reading, I am in Sterling, New Hampshire before and after a school shooting. Pretty harrowing, and the town is simply devastated. (Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult)

Where is reading taking you today? Leave a comment, write a post, spread the word.

20 comments:

Marg said...

I am a little split at the moment. One of the main characters is in Sweden and the other seems to be spending a lot of time travelling around. Currently she is in the Carribean, and I suspect that she is about to get into really big trouble! (The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson)

Staci said...

You're reading a great book but such a hard subject!!!

Here's mine:
http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2009/05/teaser-tuesday-and-its-tuesdaywhere-are.html

fleurfisher said...

I am at home in Wiltshire writing my memoirs. Details here.

Beth F said...

Mine's up now at Beth Fish Reads.Thanks for hosting!

Laura said...

I've gone back in time to the early 20th century, and have been following a young Native American couple through their courtship and marriage. Read more here.

Margot said...

I'm in the state of Missouri, Mine is here:

http://joyfullyretired.com/2009/05/05/

Tea said...

Im in England at Pemberley. The book is "Darcy And Anne" by Judith Brocklehurst. I feel like Jane Austen is writing this sequel. Brocklehurst's voice is so much like Jane Austen's in "Pride and Prejudice."

Carrie said...

I'm all over the place this week!

http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/05/05/teaser-tuesdays-and-its-tuesday-where-are-you-may-5-2009/

Tonya said...

I love Picoult but haven't read this one yet. You have to let us know how it is!

Here's mine:

http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/2009/05/where-are-you-and-teaser-5509.html

Stephanie said...

Wow this was my first Jodi Picoult book and by far my favorite! Enjoy.

katrina said...

I'm in 'The Community' and I'm recieving memories about how life used to be - for example, what snow is, and about Elsewhere.
(The Giver, Lois Lowry)

Tea said...

I loved "The Giver." I really like Lois Lowry.

Heather said...

I just posted mine!

http://thecollins7.blogspot.com/2009/05/tuesday-teaser-and-where-are-you.html

Terri B. said...

Today I'm in Philadelphia following lawyer Victor Carl as he finally gets what he wants ... at least he thinks so right now! (Hostile Witness by William Lashner)

The Book Resort said...

Mine is located @ :
http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/05/its-tuesday-where-are-you.html

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

I am in Washington here
http://confuzzledbooks.blogspot.com/2009/05/where-are-you-tuesday-washington.html

Bybee said...

I'm in Egypt, learning all the different ways salt can be used.

"Salt" - Mark Kurlansky

John Byrnes said...

Research has determined that from the Moment of Commitment (the point when a student pulls their weapon) to the Moment of Completion (when the last round is fired) is only 5 seconds. If it is the intent of a school district to react to this violence, they will do so over the wounded and/or slain bodies of students, teachers and administrators.

Educational institutions clearly want safe and secure schools. Administrators are perennially queried by parents about the safety of their schools. The commonplace answers, intended to reassure anxious parents, focus on the school resource officers and emergency procedures. While useful, these less than adequate efforts do not begin to provide a definitive answer to preventing school violence, nor do they make a school safe and secure.

Traditionally school districts have relied upon the mental health community or local police to keep schools safe, yet one of the key shortcomings has been the lack of a system that involves teachers, administrators, parents and students in the identification and communication process. Recently, colleges, universities and community colleges are forming Behavioral Intervention Teams with representatives from all these constituencies. Higher Education has changed their safety/security policies, procedures, or surveillance systems, yet K-12 have yet to incorporate Behavioral Intervention Teams. K-12 schools continue spending excessive amounts of money to put in place many of the physical security options. Sadly, they are reactionary only and do little to prevent aggression because they are designed exclusively to react to existing conflict, threat and violence. These schools reflect a national blindspot, which prefers hardening targets through enhanced security versus preventing violence with efforts directed at aggressors. Security gets all the focus and money, but this only makes us feel safe, rather than to actually make us safer.

Some law enforcement agencies use profiling as a means to identify an aggressor. According to the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education’s report on Targeted Violence in Schools, there is a significant difference between “profiling” and identifying and measuring emerging aggression; “The use of profiles is not effective either for identifying students who may pose a risk for targeted violence at school or – once a student has been identified – for assessing the risk that a particular student may pose for school-based targeted violence.” It continues; “An inquiry should focus instead on a student’s behaviors and communications to determine if the student appears to be planning or preparing for an attack.” We can and must assess objective, culturally neutral, identifiable criteria of emerging aggression.

For a comprehensive look at the problem and its solution, http://www.aggressionmanagement.com/White_Paper_K-12/

jspeyton said...

I'm in Utah trying to clear my Mormon mother of having killed my father.

My post is herewww.whosabiblioaddict.com

Tea said...

The book about the Morman and a murder sounds really unique and interesting.