Saturday, July 14, 2018

Amazon Prime Day!

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Review: How to Survive an Active Shooter by Jacquelyn Lynn

Practical Guide in Today's World


I just read this book - How to Survive an Active Shooter: What You do Before, During and After an Attack Could Save Your Life (Conversations) by Jacquelyn Lynn.

Here's the blurb:
Do you know what to do if someone starts shooting?

The number of active shooter incidents--that is, when someone with a firearm is attempting to kill others in mass numbers--is on the rise. Knowing what to do before, during and after such an attack could save your life and the lives of others.

Find out:

What you should do when someone starts shooting
What you can do if escape isn't possible
Why it's dangerous to keep your cell phone with you
What a kill box is and how to avoid being in one
How to defend yourself against an active shooter
Why playing dead can get you killed
What weapons, other than firearms, attackers are using
How to protect a house of worship
What you should do before and after law enforcement arrives

In this completely updated and expanded Conversations book, Jacquelyn Lynn interviews a terrorism and security expert who provides those answers and more.


This is an interview that Ms. Lynn conducts of a anti-terrorism and security expert, someone who gave a similar briefing to their church, who asked to remain anonymous. Based on the answers and advice, the person being interviewed is indeed an expert in the field.

The book gives simple, practical steps and principles to keep in mind. It points out that our culture has, to some extent, trained basic situational awareness and self-preservation out of us, and gives us pointers on how to unlearn our bad security habits and re-learn good ones.

I think this is an excellent book for anyone to read. It's a sad reality that any of us may, at any time, be in a situation of sudden and unexepected violence. Reading this gave me a sense of preparedness. Not just for a possible active shooter scenario, but for any type of unexpectedly violent scenario.

Recommended.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!

God bless America!

Happy Independence Day from Book Horde, the blog that celebrates freedom-loving books and readers every day!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

New Release: Mutiny! by David Vining

New in David Vining's Fiction Series


David Vining has a new short story collection Mutiny!: A Collection of Short Stories.

Here's the blurb:
Mutiny!

Revolution!

It's easy, isn't it? Pushed far enough, a son will turn against his father. Pushed hard enough, old friends will turn against one another. Driven to the edge, young people will try to overthrow whole systems without understanding why they stand to begin with.

Who will win? Who will lose? What will happen when it's all over?


This is his third short story collection. The previous one was A Boy and His Satellite which has a theme of space exploration.

The blurb reads:
Take five adventures through space and time to explore exciting new vistas! See the inside of a cargo ship's engine rooms! Explore the hallways leading up to a hyperspace gate! Get mauled by the crazy denizens of a generational ship!

All this and more!


By the way, I am currently enjoying his first story collection, A Light in the Darkness, and will review soon!

Friday, June 29, 2018

CLFA June Booknado! New, Sale, and FREE books!

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Friday, June 22, 2018

RIP: Charles Krauthammer - A Life That Mattered

Living Bravely


I didn't always agree with his views, but by any standard Charles Krauthammer (March 13, 1950 - June 21, 2018) lived an inspiring life. Left paralyzed by a diving accident in his first year at medical school at Harvard, he nonetheless, after more than a year of hospitalization, continued his medical studies and became a board licensed psychiatrist.

His true calling was in politics, as a conservative thinker and writer. He had a brilliant career, earning many awards and accolades, but what sets him apart is the example of his courage, tenacity, and fortitude, in always fighting to live his fullest life regardless of fate threw at him.

Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics is a collection of selected previously published essays that span his entire career and cover a multitude of subjects.

Here's the blurb:
From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.

A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer’s intelligence, erudition and wit are collected in one volume.

Readers will find here not only the country’s leading conservative thinker offering a pas­sionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views—on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example—defy ideological convention. Things That Matter also features several of Krautham­mer’s major path-breaking essays—on bioeth­ics, on Jewish destiny and on America’s role as the world’s superpower—that have pro­foundly influenced the nation’s thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused re­flections on everything from border collies to Halley’s Comet, from Woody Allen to Win­ston Churchill, from the punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist.

With a special, highly autobiographical in­troduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy, this indispensible chronicle takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life.

My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the family and friends of this extraordinary man. Rest in peace, Dr. Krauthammer.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day! [Special Banned Edition]

Happy Father's Day to All the Dads!


A big thank you to all the dads out there. Your strength, your courage, and your leadership, and your corny jokes are what your kids need at every stage of their lives.

For this Father's Day we are talking about Banned Books.

Scholastic Books is the latest target of Leftist censors. One of the newer volumes of their Rookie Biographies, a series aimed at first graders, is on President Donald Trump. (An earlier one was on President Barack Obama.)

DailyWire explains what happens next:
Predictably, liberal parents, authors and teachers called it “dangerous” and said that Trump should be described as a “rapist,” “Nazi,” and “wife-beater.” The book was also labeled as “pro-Trump propaganda” by the uber-Left group Think Progress.
[...]
The children’s biography, according to a book review from Social Justice Books, a part of the Leftist group Teaching for Change, “ignores acts of resistance, and, crucially, excludes any reference to the words and deeds of racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and misogyny that have defined Trump’s campaign and presidency.”

President Donald Trump is written by Joanne Mattern.

Here's the blurb:
Meet Donald Trump. He made his fortune in real estate development and later gained fame as a reality TV star. Trump changed the face of American politics in 2016, when he was elected president. He became the first U.S. president who never before held a political office or served in the military. Learn all about Donald Trump's interesting life-and history-making election-in the pages of this book.


How dare Scholastic treat President Trump like any other president? That's so...so...fair!

P.S. And Happy Father's Day to President Donald Trump, as well!