September302014

Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Jorie To Read (For Various Reasons)

Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Jorie To Read (For Various Reasons)

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books that were hard for us to read for various reasons

(I didn’t finish all of these books, either.)

(Thank you, LibraryThing, for the images)

1. Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin 

  The Blind Assassin: A Novel by Margaret…

2. Libba Bray’s The Sweet Far Thing 

  The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, Book 3) by…

3. Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities 

 A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback Classics) by…

4…

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September292014

Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (Bloggerversary Challenge)

Mansfield Park (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen | Jorie's Store by Amazon

Title: Mansfield Park
Author: Jane Austen, Johanna Ward
ISBN: 9781441796394
Length: 16 hours, 47 minutes
Publication Date: Mar 08, 2005
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Genre: Novel of Manners
Source: Harris County Public Library

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Reasons for Reading: Alongside annual challenges I inflict upon myself, I also like reading at least one Jane Austen novel. This year, I added Austen’s Mansfield…

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September282014

Jorie’s 84th Edition of The Sunday Post

Jorie’s 84th Edition of The Sunday Post |

Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer: The Sunday Gazette

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~

It’s a chance to share News.

A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This is your news post, so personalize…

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September262014

What Are You Reading? - September 2014 Edition

What Are You Reading? - September 2014 Edition |

What Are You Reading? Jorie’s Reads shares books from library book clubs this September. A special thanks to the Clear Lake Science Fiction Fantasy book club for submitting many of the titles listed! Also, I’ve listed the first of a series/trilogy/quartet when possible. If you’re interested in participating in future “What Are You Reading?” posts, please comment on this post.  To visit what readers have been reading…

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September252014

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) - Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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 As the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week, I recalled Ray Bradbury’s  Fahrenheit 451 , a dystopian novel inscribed for the temperature at which paper burns. Books are  illegal and “firemen” such as Guy Montag incinerate any books found.

 Like Knowles’ A Separate Peace, I don’t list Fahrenheit 451 among my favorites. Still and all, I  appreciate  Bradbury’s…

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September242014
September162014

Top Authors Jorie Has Only Read 1 Novel From But Must Read More

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ten authors we’ve only read one book from & need to read more!

(Thank you, LibraryThing, for the images)

(I’ve provided the image of the author next to the one book I’ve read)

1. Charlotte Brontë/ Jane Eyre

Author photo. Source: "Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women<br> in Europe and America,"  by Evert A. Duyckinick <br>(New York, 1873) <br>(colored by Jan Arkesteijn)  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

2. Willa Cather/ My Ántonia

Author photo.   My Antonia by Willa Cather

3. Junot Díaz/ The Brief…

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September152014

National Hispanic Heritage Month Reads - 2014 Edition

Title page of first edition (1605) El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote De la Mancha | Don Quixote – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Last year, I recognized some of my favorite authors and various heritage months in a feature called Celebrating Authors. As my various celebrations, I included some of Hispanic descent. In 2014, I began showcasing books from  Jorie’s Store on Amazon.So, now I…

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September142014

Jorie’s 83rd Edition of The Sunday Post

Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer: The Sunday Gazette

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~

It’s a chance to share News.

A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This is your news post, so personalize…

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September112014

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) - James Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces by James Thurber | LibraryThing

Last weekend, I finally saw the film based on the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Even though I hadn’t touched Thurber’s work since junior high, I could see the film adaptation was updated (probably for relevance). Also, there seemed to be a few other details changed. Still and all, films often revive…

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