Indefinite Hiatus


First of all, congratulations to Laura J., the winner of the 2015 Bloggerversary Giveaway. Laura won an Amazon gift card!

Secondly, this is my first time posting since January. I’m thankful that I’m fine. Yet, I’ve been preoccupied enough that I can’t currently do this blog justice.  Thus, Jorie’s Reads is officially on an indefinite hiatus. I will continue reading, sharing things on social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, etc), and checking out what’s going on in the Blogosphere. Please continue sharing with me.

Love,

Jorie

TBTB – Colleen McCullough’s The Thorn Birds


The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough | Goodreads

Learning of author Colleen McCullough’s death today made me recall her book The Thorn Birds. The miniseries based on her novel of the lovely Meggie Cleary’s doomed love of parish priest, Ralph de Bricassart, inspired me to read the book.

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TBTB – Ann Rinaldi’s A Break With Charity


A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials | Goodreads

While I probably read historical fiction in the past, my earliest memory of enjoying this subgenre was Ann Rinaldi’s A Break with Charity… I found myself walking in Salem Village right along with Susanna English. After reading this book, I tried to find as many books by Rinaldi as possible. Of course, I discovered other wonderful historical fiction authors but Rinaldi remains the one who introduced me novels about the past.

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Top Ten Books Jorie Wants to See on Screen


Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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1. Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time…

2. Ann Brashares’ My Name is Memory 

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

3. Sandra Brown’s Rainwater 

Rainwater by Sandra Brown

4. Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex 

Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)…

5. J.A. Jance’s Until Proven Guilty (J.P. Beaumont #1) 

Until Proven Guilty by J. A. Jance

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

Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Mysteries) by J.…

7. Deborah Johnson’s The Secret of Magic 

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

8. Stephen King’s 11/22/63 

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King

9. Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead 

(A more recent version sans Patricia Neal would be nice)

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

10. Anya Seton’s Katherine 

Katherine by Anya Seton

 

Top Ten 2014 Releases Jorie Meant To Read But Didn’t


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top ten 2014 releases we’re dying to read

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1. Cary Elwes’ As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the…

2. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own…

3. Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina…

4. Kay Hooper’s Hostage

Hostage (A Bishop/SCU Novel) by Kay Hooper

5. Melissa Landers’ Alienated (Alienated Series #1) 

Alienated (The Alienated Series, #1) by…

6. Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Ameila

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

7. Jo Nesbø’s The Son

The Son by Jo Nesbo

8. Matthew Quick’s The Good Luck of Right Now 

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

9. Jane Ridley’s The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the…

10. Allison Weir’s Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her…