April242014

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) - Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars

Number the Stars: Level Number 6 (Paperback…

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 Lois Lowry’s historical fiction account of ten-year-old Christian Annemarie Johansen and her best friend, Jewish Ellen Rosen in World War II-era  Denmark made quite an impression on me in elementary school. Many things appealed to me about this book – the genre, the setting (my  surname, by the way, is Danish), the Johansen family’s act of selflessness, and Denmark’s peaceful…

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April222014

Jorie’s Top Ten Most Intriguing Literary People

Who Are They? Jorie’s Top Ten Most Intriguing Literary People |

Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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Top Ten Characters Who X (you fill in the blank — examples: piss me off, are the popular kids, are bookish, would be my bff, that stole my heart, etc. etc.)

(Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images)

(We have characters and real people in this week’s list. Love them, hate…

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April202014

Literary Easter Eggs - 2014 Edition

What Are Some of Your Favorite Literary Easter Eggs? |

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In 2013, I celebrated Holy Week with An Easter Egg Hunt. Here, I referenced Wikipedia’s definition of an Easter Egg – a hidden message in a work which refers to something else. This can be an inside joke or a friend’s name. Also in 2013, Candice of warmcuppatea posted twice on this topic - Literary Easter Eggs – Stephen King Edition and Literary LOST…

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April192014

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) - D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri…

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My fascination with Greek mythological melodrama probably stems from this gloriously illustrated tome. Whenever library patrons seek mythology, I always hope D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths is on the shelf. Just last year, I purchased my very own copy from Barnes & Noble.

 

 

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April162014

Ruta Sepetys’ Out of the Easy

How Many Pearls for Ruta Sepetys’ Out of the Easy? |

Out of The Easy

Jorie’s Store – Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Title and Author(s):  Ruta Sepetys’ Out of the Easy

Release Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: Philomel; First Edition edition

ISBN: 978-0399256929
Pages: 352
Source: Harris County Public Library 

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Reasons for Reading: After reading Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray (not to be confused with the infamous E.L. James trilogy), I…

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April152014

Top Ten Bookish Things Jorie Would Like to Own

Top Ten Bookish Things Jorie Would Like to Own

Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like To Own (new bookshelves, bookends, cool bookmark, a bookish shirt, etc. You can add things you DO own if you want).

1.  Time to read whatever I please

2.  An iPad

3. A book prop

4.  Autographed books 

5. A Universal…

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April82014

Top Ten of the Most Unique Books Jorie Has Read

What Are They? | Top Ten of the Most Unique Books Jorie Has Read

Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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top ten of the most unique books we’ve read

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(Mostly selected for POV (Point of View)  or twists)

1.  Julia Alvarez’s How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by…

2.  Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by…

3. Jeffrey…

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April62014

The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 67th Edition

Jorie’s 67th Edition |

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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