Mom’s Picks | Mother’s Day 2015


GirlfriendsInGod via Jorie's Wall of Word| Facebook

GirlfriendsInGod via Jorie’s Wall of Word| Facebook

I am celebrating Mother’s Day by sharing some of my mom’s favorite books.
By clicking on the covers, you can visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon, and shop for some great reading. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! :)
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NIV Holy Bible  To Kill a Mockingbird, 50th Anniversary Edition  Stranger in a Strange Land
The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon (Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern)  Last Light (A Restoration Novel)  Katherine
The Green Mile  The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity  One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity
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Ten Books Jorie Will Probably Never Read


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ten books we’ll probably never read

1. James Blish’s Star Trek Novelizations 

Star Trek 1 by James Blish

2. Gabriel García Márquez’s Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of my Melancholy Whores by Gabriel…

3. Chelsea Handler’s My Horizontal Life…

My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

4. E.L. James’ Fifty Shades Trilogy

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James

5. Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian’s Kardashian Konfidential

Kardashian Konfidential by Kim Kardashian

6. Ayana Mathis’ The Twelve Tribes of Hattie 

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

7. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

8. Stephen King’s 11/22/63 

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King

9. Francine Pascal’s The Sweet Life (Sweet Valley Confidential Series) 

The Sweet Life: The Serial (Sweet Valley…

10. Neal Shusterman’s Unwind Series 

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

 

A Call For Steampunk


Original illustration of Jules Verne’s Nautilus engine room | Wikipedia

Earlier this year, I signed up for Herding Cats & Burning Soup’s New To You 2015 Challenge. Down the road, I realized Steampunk has been on my bucket list ever came across the term. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. Thus, I request recommendations for good Steampunk that I can finish before 1 January 2016. Please add titles in the comments. I can’t wait!

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month


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The U.S. celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) in May. In honor of this celebration, I collected books with APAHM-related themes as well as authors of Asian-Pacific heritage. Check out my 2014 shelfie. What books deserve a spot on the shelf?
You can click on the covers, visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon, and shop for some great reading. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! :)
Samir and Yonatan  The Name Jar  Bindi Babes
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet  How My Parents Learned to Eat (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin books)  Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Never Let Me Go  Thousand Cranes  Girl in Translation
Interpreter of Maladies  The Piano Teacher: A Novel  The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Penguin Classics)
The Complete Persepolis  The Joy Luck Club  The Arabian Nights (New Deluxe Edition)
Doveglion: Collected Poems (Penguin Classics)  Monkey: Folk Novel of China  Millicent Min, Girl Genius
         

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