Top Ten Bookish Things Jorie Would Like to Own

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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 Library Card

6.  Access anywhere, anytime

7. Durable bookmarks

8. Extended check outs of long books

9. Comfortable furniture conducive to reading

10. Book Clubs!


Heartbleed: Serious OpenSSL zero day vulnerability revealed | ZDNet

Heartbleed: Serious OpenSSL zero day vulnerability revealed | ZDNet

Last week, news of the Heartbleed virus leaked. While I don’t believe I suffered very much, I did notice I finished all eight books I listed as “Currently Reading” on one of my favorite social media book sites. Since then, I changed passwords and remained vigilant.

I’ve also referred to Mashable’s “The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now” site.

Top Ten of the Most Unique Books Jorie Has Read

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top ten of the most unique books we’ve read

(Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images)

(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 Eugenides’ Middlesex

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

4.  Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

5. Katherine Howe’s The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane 

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by…

6.  Stephen King’s The Dead Zone.

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

7. Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

8. Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones 

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

9. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince 

The Little Prince by Antoine de…

10. Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ 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 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

(ICYMI) In Case You Missed It:

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon: 

      Mansfield Park (Penguin Classics)  The Secret of Magic


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

 The Secret of Magic Mansfield Park (Penguin Classics) 1001 Arabian Nights    Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution War Ready: In My Father's Shadow The Dog Stars

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | LibraryThing


I doubt I can go more #tbtb than Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The first time I read this classic, it was an audiobook. I was probably in elementary school and could easily identify with the narrator, Scout Finch. I read the book again a few years later. I believe it was a version that looked like the cover to the left. It belonged to my dad and it fell apart in my hands. Thus, I bought a newer copy to replace Dad’s old one.

St Augustine’s Confessions (Revisited Challenge)

Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)Title and Author(s):  Saint Augustine Confessions
Release Date: February 15, 2009
ISBN: 978-0199537822
Pages: 311
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Source: (Barnes & Noble Classics) 

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Reasons for Reading:  My first time with Augustine of Hippo happened in one of freshman courses at Baylor. While not exactly resonating with me, I sensed the impact of a work from the father of theologians. Along with The Prince, Augustine’s Confessions won in the Revisited Challenge. While the cover to the right comes from Jorie’s Store on Amazon, I downloaded a copy to my Nook.

Summary: Considered one of the earliest autobiographies, Augustine of Hippo penned these confessions of his youth. He tells of a sinful youth in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries A.D. in Northern Africa. As Augustine was in his early forties when writing Confessions, these don’t tell his entire life story. Still, he sheds insight into his life before conversion to Christianity. Augustine regrets his indiscretions prior to his Christian life. A classic example would be stealing pears.

While his father is a pagan, his mother, Monica, is a Christian. In Augustine’s early years, Monica prays for her son’s salvation. She goes as far as to ask God to send someone to intervene. God places St. Ambrose in Augustine’s path.

When Augustine accepts Christ, he goes on to become the Father of Theology. He influences people to this day. Also, he shows how Christians are not perfect but those who have accepted forgiveness and salvation offered by Jesus Christ.

One Thing I Learned from this book: His mother is now known as Saint Monica. She is the patron saint of difficult marriages, disappointing children, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness, victims of (verbal) abuse, and conversion of relatives. One of her namesakes is Santa Monica, California.

What I Liked: Augustine’s writing style is straightforward and easy to follow. An easy outline helps readers comprehend his life story, Monica’s fervent hopes, and Augustine’s general call to action. He truly leads by example.

What I Disliked: I think Augustine does need to give himself a break. None of us are perfect. Besides, guilt does nobody any good.

RR - Yellow  Rainbow Rating: Yellow – Parental Guidance for Kids Under 13

Song: Friar Alessandro – Adeste Fideles

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  • Philip Brooks’ Hannibal: Romes Worst Nightmare (Wicked History)
  • Virgil’s The Aeneid 
  • Gloria Fiero’s The Humanistic Tradition

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