‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ Creator Bridwell Dies At 86 (NPR)


Author Norman Bridwell and his wife, Norma, pose for a portrait in 2011. The creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog stories passed away Friday at age 86. Charles Sykes/AP

Last night, I came across the news that author Norman Bridwell passed away Friday, December 12, 2014. Bridwell created the lovable Clifford the Big Red Dog series. Many kiddos, myself included, learned and enjoyed Bridwell’s “edutainment.” Access NPR’s piece about Bridwell by clicking here.

Top Ten Books Jorie Read In 2014


Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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Top Ten Books We Read In 2014

(Some of these books have been around for a while. However, it’ll be 2015 before I get to them.)

(Thank you, LibraryThing, for the images)

1. Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park 

  Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

2. Ann Brashares’ My Name is Memory 

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

3. Michael Connelly’s The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller #6) 

The Gods of Guilt (Lincoln Lawyer) by…

4. Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

5. Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken…

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival,…

6. Katherine Howe’s Conversion 

  Conversion by Katherine Howe

7. J.A. Jance’s Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Series #1) 

 Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Mysteries) by J.…

8. Deborah Johnson’s The Secret of Magic 

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

9. David Platt’s Follow Me…

  Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live. by…

10. Veronica Roth’s Divergent (Divergent Series #1) 

 Divergent by Veronica Roth

Baylor University Armstrong Browning Library | C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs)


Pied Piper Window | Armstrong Browning Library

A special thanks to friend and featured reader Ryan for sharing this video about my old coal mine – Armstrong Browning Library. This video was produced in November 2014 by C-SPAN.  Click here to see and hear from Director Rita Patteson speak of married poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Ten New to Jorie Authors Jorie read in 2014


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top ten new-to-us authors we read in 2014

(Thank you, Goodreads, for the images)

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

1. Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock

2. Ally Carter

  Ally Carter

3. Isak Dinesen

Karen Blixen

4. Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn

5. Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand

6. Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt

7. Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

8. William Landay

William Landay

9. Ron Rash

Ron Rash

10. Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth

Jorie’s 90th 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 it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies.

Anyone can participate as long as you:

Enter your link on my post - Sundays beginning at 12:01 am (CST) (link will be open all week)

Link back to this post or this blog

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~ Don’t forget to check out Jorie’s Online Reading Club! ETA for Meet Up – January 2015! ~

Highlights:

Name Withheld (J.P. Beaumont, #13)  Mean Streak Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass Breach of Duty (J.P. Beaumont, #14)  Defending Jacob

To Be Finished

1001 Arabian Nights

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

               Birds of Prey (J.P. Beaumont, #15) 

   My Book Haul: (Thank you, Goodreads, for these images!)

  Birds of Prey (J.P. Beaumont, #15)  The Most Dangerous Animal of All  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture