December AlphaKIT - E and R
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Welcome to AlphaKIT for December.
The rules are... none! Use the letters however you like to choose your reads for the month. Well, okay, there is one rule: Have Fun!
December AlphaKIT letters are : E and R.
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See you next year for the 2020 Category Challenge.
My always tentative plan is to read The Editor by Stephen Rowley (Touchstone not working), it will cover both E and R.
Here are my possibilities for the month.
I'd be thrilled if I got half read considering my social calendar is bulging and I'm hosting 2 parties and Christmas dinner!
Bridal Suite by Rochelle Alers
Clarets of Fire by Christine E. Blum
Dark Queen Rising
Death on a Page by Essie Lang
King's Justice by Susan Elia MacNeal
Lady Risks All
Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece by Rose Pressey
Murder in the First Edition
Murder Once Removed
Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
Pinot Red or Dead?
Pride, Prejudice and Poison by Elizabeth Blake
Prologue to Murder by Lauren Elliott
Sauvigone for Good by J. C. Eaton
Street of the Five Moons by Elizabeth Peters
The Right to be Cold / Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Sheila Watt-Cloutier was born in a Northern Quebec Inuit community and raised by her mother and her grandmother. She was sent away to school in Churchill, and (mostly) enjoyed her time there. She later married, had kids, and went back and forth between her home in Northern Quebec and the southern part of the province.
Eventually, she would become an activist; she is most commonly associated with environmental activism, but really she is an activist for her Inuit culture, for education and health care, and yes, for the environment and climate change, and how it is currently affecting the Inuit culture and lifestyle. They are seeing the effects of climate change now, and they feel that they deserve “the right to be cold” – they need that cold – in order to sustain their traditional culture.
This was good. I expected more of the environmental aspect in the book (and a lot of that did come in the 2nd half), but actually ended up enjoying the biographical part of the book best. Much of the 2nd half of the book included her travels to various conferences and counsels to tell the story of the Inuit to put a “human face” on the environmental crisis in the Arctic. Surprising to me, I just didn’t find that part as interesting. Overall, though, I liked it.
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