Jorie’s 86th 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! ~

Highlights:

Last Light (Restoration, #1) Failure to Appear (J.P. Beaumont, #11) 

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

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

Serena  Lying in Wait (J.P. Beaumont, #12) The Most Dangerous Animal of All  1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

Jorie’s 85th 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! ~

Highlights:

Without Due Process (J.P. Beaumont, #10) Gone Girl 

TBF (To Be Finished):

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman 

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

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

Last Light (Restoration, #1)  Failure to Appear (J.P. Beaumont, #11)   1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (Bloggerversary Challenge)


Mansfield Park (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen | Jorie's Store by Amazon

Title: Mansfield Park
Author: Jane Austen, Johanna Ward
ISBN: 9781441796394
Length: 16 hours, 47 minutes
Publication Date: Mar 08, 2005
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Genre: Novel of Manners
Source: Harris County Public Library

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Reasons for Reading: Alongside annual challenges I inflict upon myself, I also like reading at least one Jane Austen novel. This year, I added Austen’s Mansfield Park to the ballot. Mansfield Park received the most votes (out of all contenders) and I requested it from Harris County Public Library (HCPL). I listened to the eAudio on my Nook.

Summary (A little background): Austen sets up the story with three sisters: Lady Bertram, Mrs. Norris, and Mrs. Price. Lady Bertram married well. Mrs. Norris married a parson. Mrs. Price, however, married a naval officer. Shortly after the Prices’ marriage, Mr. Price becomes wounded and then pensioned as a Lieutenant at half pay. (Reminding me of the Three Little Pigs!) The Prices follow this by having nine children. Affecting the appearance of a caring parson’s wife, Mrs. Norris suggests to Lady Bertram that the Bertrams take on one of the Price kids to live with the Bertrams at their home, Mansfield Park. Ultimately, ten year old Fanny Price goes to live at Mansfield Park.

(Story Time): Fanny grows up with her four older cousins – Tom, Edmund, Maria (pronounced Mariah), and Julia. With the fine exception of Edmund, the Bertrams treat Fanny like a poor, stupid relation. Her Aunt Norris is probably worse on this front than the Bertrams. As years pass, Fanny’s gratitude for Edmund shifts to a deep romantic love. Things remain the same until the Crawford Siblings appear on the scene. Herein lies the discovery of Fanny’s true character.

One Thing I Learned from this book: Mansfield Park stands out among Austen’s bibliography. Austen’s works bridge the Age of Reason and Romanticism but this particular novel leans more towards pragmatism.

What I Liked: I prefer Fanny to Emma any day! While she and Edmund may seem like a set of wet blankets, I find her sweet, clever, and authentic.

What I Disliked: Well, some of these characters were absolute jerks! They think one act of altruism covers them for life.

RR - Green

 

 Rainbow Rating: Green – Parental Guidance 

Song: J.S. BACH, Harpsichord Concertos BWV1052, BWV1053, BWV1056, BWV1054, I Barocchisti

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Jorie’s 84th 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! ~

Highlights:

Payment in Kind (J.P. Beaumont, #9) Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3) 

TBF (To Be Finished):

The Fault in Our Stars I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone, #9)

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

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

Gone Girl  Without Due Process (J.P. Beaumont, #10)  Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman  1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

What Are You Reading? – September 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
 Jorie’s Reads shares books from library book clubs this September. A special thanks to the Clear Lake Science Fiction Fantasy book club for submitting many of the titles listed! Also, I’ve listed the first of a series/trilogy/quartet when possible.
If you’re interested in participating in future “What Are You Reading?” posts, please comment on this post.  To visit what readers have been reading in previous months, please visit “What Are You Reading?” You can visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon by clicking on the following book covers. Shopping at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways!
Fiction:
Smoke  The Drowning City (Necromancer Chronicles, Bk 1)  Telex from Cuba: A Novel
Lord Valentine's Castle: Book One of the Majipoor Cycle  Stealing Shadows: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel  Dinosaur Summer
Hope Renewed (The General)  The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike)  16 Lighthouse Road (Cedar Cove)
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Book No. 1)  The Fire Rose  Indexing
Under a Graveyard Sky (Black Tide Rising)  Rescue Mode  Divine by Mistake (Partholon)
Spirited (A Tidewater Novel)  Of Grave Concern (Ophelia Wylde Occult Mystery)  The House of the Four Winds: Book One of One Dozen Daughters
Heaven and Hell: a Novel: A Journey of Chris and Serena Davis (Tears of Heaven)  The Singing Quilt (The Quilt Series)  Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage Classics)
Submerged (Alaskan Courage) (Volume 1)  Dark Witch (Cousins O'Dwyer) Remember Ben Clayton
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats  Mrs. Dalloway  Rising Sun  (Magnus) (Volume 1)
Nonfiction: 
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution  Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending  Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel
Diary of a Mad Diva  What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions  International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*
unPHILtered: The Way I See It Assisted Loving: The Journey Through Sexuality and Aging One Summer: America, 1927

National Hispanic Heritage Month Reads – 2014 Edition


Title page of first edition (1605) El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote De la Mancha | Don Quixote – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Last year, I recognized some of my favorite authors and various heritage months in a feature called Celebrating Authors. As my various celebrations, I included some of Hispanic descent. In 2014, I began showcasing books from  Jorie’s Store on Amazon.
So, now I present a few books in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. To visit the store, please click on any of these book covers. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! :)
The House of the Spirits: A Novel  In the Time of the Butterflies  Ficciones (English Translation)
Don Quixote  Caramelo  Drown
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies  Love in the Time of Cholera 1st (first) Edition by Gabriel Garcia Marquez published by Alfred A. Knopf (1988)  I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books)  Esperanza Rising  The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (Bilingual Edition) (English and Spanish Edition)
We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?: Stories  The Labyrinth of Solitude: The Other Mexico, Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States, the Philanthropic Ogre  Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez
The Dirty Girls Social Club: A Novel  The Feast of the Goat: A Novel  Thirteen Senses: A Memoir
         

Jorie’s 83rd 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! ~

Highlights:

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

Payment in Kind (J.P. Beaumont, #9)

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

Payment in Kind (J.P. Beaumont, #9)  The Fault in Our Stars  I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone, #9)  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture Hebrews (The NIV Application Commentary)