Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Jorie That She MUST Read

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1.  Sandra Brown’s Mean Streak 

Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

2. Junot Díaz’s This is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

3.  Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

4. Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

5.  George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

6. John Piper”s  Think…

Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of…

7. David Platt’s Radical… 

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the…

8. Liesel Schwarz’s A Conspiracy of Alchemists 

A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz

9. Jared C. Wilson’s Otherworld

Otherworld: A Novel by Jared C. Wilson

10. Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry 

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle…

Jorie’s 80th 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


~ Don’t forget to check out Jorie’s Online Reading Club! ~


TBF (To Be Finished):

 Last Light (Restoration, #1)   

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

           Paradise Lost (Joanna Brady, #9)    Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

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

  Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God   Paradise Lost (Joanna Brady, #9)  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture  King George III: America's Enemy

Comment Catch Up – 3rd Edition

Van Gogh Starry Night Drawing | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain Mark 1.0

Van Gogh Starry Night Drawing | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain Mark 1.0

I present the 3rd Edition of a new-ish feature which offers me the chance to respond to some of my Stellar Visitors’ remarks.

Sunday, August 03 – Jorie’s 79th Edition of The Sunday Post

KimbaCaffeinated @ the Caffeinated Book Reviewer said “6 years..impressive. I am on and love it How cool you attended the lecture, I would have enjoyed that. Hope you have an amazing week!”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: “1) I love the way your site looks and recommend it to others often. Maybe I’ll move to someday. 2) The lecture was great and I hope to provide the link to a video when it’s uploaded. 3) Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 – Top Ten Books Jorie Would Give To Readers Who Have Never Read Mysteries

Anna @ herding cats & burning soup said “Oh I love Evanovic, Robb and Grafton. Such great series :)”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: “I always look forward to reading Stephanie Plum’s description of her dearly departed Grandpa Mazur. I love Robb’s world building and Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone.”

Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library said “Great list! I’ve read most of these and they’re all great. I’m pretty sure I’ve read Kay Hooper but it’s been a long time. I definitely need to revisit her! I also want to give Sandra Brown a try. Somehow I’ve never read anything by her.”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: “1) I think King is underrated. While I prefer his less bloody prose, I think he’s got serious talent and I’m sure he would make an intriguing guest at the dinner table. 2) I haven’t read all of Shakespeare’s works but I’ve marveled each time I’ve studied and/or watched his plays.”

Joey via thoughts and afterthoughts said “I’m not one for many mysteries/thrillers as I get enough of those from watching it on television! I’m sure Evanovich novel is much better than the film adaptation though (now I’ll pretend I never saw it to wipe the memory away…)”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: “I find I enjoy listening to mysteries on my way to work. As always, the books are better than the films! ;)”

Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings said “The Firm was one of the first “big books” I read. Ah the memories”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: “The Firm was my first Grisham read in a decade (I read The Rainmaker when I was in college). It was scary to think that all these events were oh-so-plausible.”

Bethany DeLoof @ Books By Beth said “Love Evanovich, Grafton, and Connelly! I have a few Robb books that I haven’t picked up yet. Great list!”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: “I love Evanovich’s dialogue, Grafton’s character studies, and Connelly’s breakdown of the law for laymen. Robb’s look into the future is amazing world building.”

Back to School Films @ Jorie’s Store

Dead poets society.jpg

Theatrical release poster – Dead Poets Society | Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 With the recent loss of Robin Williams, I recalled one of my favorite films – Dead Poets Society. Surprisingly, this rather literary film wasn’t based on a book. Still, this movie turned me onto “teacher films” as well as to the late Williams’ mad acting skills. In light of all this and the students returning to school soon, I’ve added Dead Poets Society and other inspirational “teacher films” to the store. Let me know what are some of your favorites!
You can click on the covers, visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon, and shop for some great films. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! :)
Dead Poets Society  To Sir, With Love  Dangerous Minds
   Freedom Writers  Stand and Deliver  Lean on Me (Keep Case Packaging)
  Mr. Holland's Opus  Blackboard Jungle  The Water Is Wide - Hallmark Hall of Fame

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Lois Lowry’s The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lois Lowry | LibraryThing

Lois Lowry makes a second appearance on the #TBTB. Last time, I recognized her work of historical fiction – Number the Stars. Today’s #TBTB introduced me to dystopian literature. I first read Lois Lowry’s The Giver on cassette tapes! Does that date me or what? Well, at least I was in junior high at the time. I marveled at how Lowry’s world building and work in science fiction.

A while back, I heard the book would be adapted to screen. I’ve long been curious how this will work. Hopefully, I’ll see the movie soon! I’ve heard wonderful things so far! :)

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