Lisa Simpson’s 25 Books Every Woman Should Read

The 25 Books Every Woman Should Read | Stylist Magazine

As the American Library Association put it, “Lisa Simpson doing reader’s advisory… yeah, we always knew she was a librarian.”  Ladies, check out this list from the UK’s Stylist Magazine and judge for yourselves.

The 25 Books Every Woman Should Read | Stylist Magazine

TBTB – Sweet Valley Saga

Sweet Valley Saga | Snark Valley

One of my girlhood guiltiest pleasures was Sweet Valley High, created by Francine Pascal. Pascal’s Sweet Valley Confidential holds the dubious distinction of receiving the lowest book rating ever. Nonetheless, my favorites in the series were the sagas – genealogies of the fictional stars. The first book traces the maternal line of the Wakefield twins, Elizabeth and Jessica. While I found some of it contrived (yes, even in girlhood, I thought it was contrived), I liked the idea of family story, their genealogy. I believe I went on to read the second book, which followed the story of Ned Wakefield’s , the twins’ father, side of the family tree. For a more detailed description, visit Snark Valley’s review of this book by clicking here.

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Top Ten Sequels Jorie Can’t Wait To Get

Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get

(Thank you, LibraryThing, for the images)

1. Sarah Addison Allen’s First Frost (Waverley Family) 

  First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

2.  Terri Blackstock’s  Night Light (Restoration) 

Night Light by Terri Blackstock

3. Kiera Cass’ The Heir (The Selection) 

The Heir (The Selection, #4) by Kiera Cass

4. Sue Grafton’s I is for Innocent (The Alphabet Mysteries) 

I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton

5. Kay Hooper’s Haunted (Bishop/ Special Crimes Unit)

Haunted by Kay Hooper

6. J.A. Jance’s Birds of Prey (J.P. Beaumont Series) 

  Birds of Prey by J. A. Jance

7. J.A. Jance’s Partner in Crime (J.P. Beaumont Series/ Joanna Brady Series) 

 Partner in Crime by J. A. Jance

8. Barbara Kingsolver’s Pigs in Heaven (Turtle Series)  

Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

9. Lois Lowry’s The Messenger (The Giver Quartet)

  Messenger by Lois Lowry

10. Alexander McCall Smith’s Tears of the Giraffe (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency)

 Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall…

One Lovely Blog Award Nomination

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award! | EverythingNyze

 Nyze of EverythingNyze nominated Jorie’s Reads by Starry Night Elf for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” How stellar is this! Below are the rules for nominees!

So here’s how it works:

-link the person who nominated you

-blog the rules and present the award

-write 7 facts about you

 -nominate 7 other bloggers

Seven Facts About Me

1. Not only do I like to read series in order, I also like to read books in the order they’re published.

2. In addition to reading, I enjoy studying genealogy.

3. My surname, Nissen, is Danish and it rhymes with the word listen.

4. I’m a fan of Vincent van Gogh and my surname is the plural form of brownie-like elves. Thus, I’m Starry Night Elf. :)

5. I collect rubber duckies and Christmas ornaments.

6. The word nunchucks makes me giggle.

7.  I don’t enjoy shopping.

… and now, for my nominees

Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Girl of 1000 Wonders

Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

Mrs. Holpepper: Bookworm

Chrissi Reads

Congrats! Please enjoy this reward!

Jorie’s 89th 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


I look forward to working on those pre-schedules as I’ve accepted Herding Cats & Burning Soup’s “Blog Ahead” Challenge. By November 30th, I endeavor to have at least 36 pre-schedules. To find out more about my approach to this month-long challenge, click on - Blog Ahead! (NaNoWriMo bloggy style) Kick Off.

One Lovely Blog Award

A special thanks to Nyze of EverythingNyze for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award!

A Listing of Holidays & Heritage Months Posts | Jorie's Reads by Starry Night Elf

Much appreciation goes to Girl of 1000 Wonders for sharing Native American Heritage Month Reads – 2014 Edition!


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


Name Withheld (J.P. Beaumont, #13) 


Unaccustomed Earth

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

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

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

  Mean Streak Breach of Duty (J.P. Beaumont, #14)  The Most Dangerous Animal of All  1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Beverly Cleary’s Ramona

Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1) by Beverly Cleary | Goodreads

Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1) by Beverly Cleary | Goodreads

 One of my  favorite PBS programs was inspired by Beverly Cleary’s Ramona books. This series lasted 10 episodes. I’d not thought about Ramona and Beezus until one of my Facebook friends posted this article - 10 Facts About Beverly Cleary’s ‘Ramona’ Books – a few hours ago. Thus, I set aside another TbTB post (oooh – a pre-scheduled post that’s TBP (to be posted)) and shared Ramona instead.

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