Good Sunday afternoon!
The book table is bare this week and I am awaiting the arrival of three books to dress it up with literary couture!
The first two are via the Amazon Vine Review program that I have honored to be a part of for several years.
The first book is about corporate rivalry and the start ups of two different franchises in the same city – Dallas, Texas in the early 60′s, 1960, to be exact. Both are still in existence and have been successful though one has ‘outperformed’ the other in a key indicator of success.
The franchises were sport franchises, and to be exact, two different football teams, the Cowboys of the established and growing NFL and the Texans of the upstart AFL. Their beginnings and rivalry for fans has now been document by writer John Eisenberg in his new book Ten-Gallon War:The NFL’s Cowboys, the AFL’s Texans, and the Feud for Dallas’s Pro Football Future to be published by Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt in October.
Sports quiz: The Cowboys became a legendary franchise in Dallas but the Texans left in 1963. Where did they go and what team are they now know as?
The second book is a recently published book of fiction that deals with faith, the rejection of that faith, and the implications of that rejection by author Hanna Pylväinen titled, We Sinners: A Novel that is based on the author’s own experiences growing up in a very strict religious home. It is published by Henry Holt.
The third book awaiting the comfort of having a book table to rest on and the joy of being held and read by me (!) is Erica Robuck’s Hemingway novel called Hemingway’s Girl set in depression-era Key West. I am grateful to win this novel from Goodreads and have marked it as my 50th book to read in my goal of 50 books for this year Goodreads Reading Challenge!
under the iPad glass…
is book edited by Michael F. Bird called Four Views on the Apostle Paul. I am more than half-way done and have focused my readings on the four views and left the responses by the other contributors for you the reader to read and ponder. I have read almost three of the four views and have found them enlightening and interesting. I hope to have it done and reviewed by mid-week. It to be published by Zondervan the beginning of September.
see you behind the page!