The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 40th 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:

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

Last week on Jorie’s Reads, I:

This week, I hope to:

  • Post my 40th edition of The Sunday Post 🙂
  • Participate in the Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday –  Top Ten Most Intimidating Books (might be intimated by size, content, that everyone else loves it but you are sure you won’t etc)
  • Review a Book
  • Finish reading:  Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland and Matthew

Around the Blogosphere:

My Book Haul:

  • Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture 
  • Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus 
  • Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland
  • Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Ten)
  • Mary Lou Darst’s War Ready: In My Father’s Shadow 
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June 2013 Reader of the Month – Michelle O.


This is the eighteenth interview for Reader of the Month.

Several years ago, a group of eighth grade girls were in the same gym class. One of those girls was Michelle O. I think both of us preferred reading to any activity assigned in Physical Education. While we didn’t have many classes together in high school, we both went to Baylor where we hung out a lot, discussing books for class, and, even better, books we read for fun.

Michelle O.

Michelle O.

1.    What’s the best thing you’ve read in the past year?
I can’t remember if I read The Hunger Games trilogy this year or last year. It’s not the best reading, but it was the most entertaining.

2.    Do you have any quirks when it comes to reading?I read every day. I’ll read and watch TV at the same time. 
3.      What’s on your bookshelf or in your book bag?I’ve lost track of all my books. I glad they invented the Kindle so I can save on space.

4.      Who supplies your reading material?

The Kindle has made it too easy to get books now.

 5.      What type of reading do you usually enjoy?

I usually read fiction. I like multiple genres and will read anything that catches my attention.

 6.      Who are some authors that you read regardless of anything?

Orson Scott Card is my favorite author. If I find an author that I like, I usually read almost everything they have available, and then I move on the next author.

 7.      What’s on your TBR (to be read) list?

Inferno by Dan Brown is waiting in my Kindle.

 8.      Can you recall a book that changed your life? How so?

I can’t remember the name of the book. I think it was a variation of Scabs, Bumps, and Bruises. I borrowed it from the library when I was about 8 years old. I was fascinated by it, so I asked my mom what kind of job I could get when I grew up that would incorporate the content. She told me I could be a doctor, so that’s what I did.

 9.   What was something you enjoyed reading as a child?

I read Nancy Drew, The Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley High. I hate getting rid of any books, so I still have most of them.

10.  Where do you like to read?

On my couch.

11.  Other than reading, what do you like doing?

I like running. I’m training for my second marathon.

12.  Where can we find you online?

It’s too much work to turn on my computer. I go on Facebook about 1-2 times a month.

13.  Would you like to make a shout out to any other avid readers that are online?

Let me know if you find anything good to read.

 14.  What do you challenge people to read?

With society’s obsession with TV and the internet, I just challenge people to read at all.

15.   How about sharing five random facts about you?

1. I have a dog who is 16 years old. He’s a Pomeranian named Spike.

2. I swam in the Amazon river when I spent a month in Peru. (Someone later went into extensive detail about what lives in the Amazon river, so I might pass on that a second time.)

3. I used to hate running, but started to gain weight after I moved to Chicago, and I wanted to lose the extra weight. However, I like to eat, so I  wanted to see if I could still eat what I want and just   run marathons. It didn’t work out the way I wanted, so now I try to eat better too.

4. I want to be an oncologist.

5. I love watching movies. I collect DVDs too.

The Monday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 39th 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:

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

Keep your eyes peeled for the 500th Post Giveaway!

In the last couple of weeks on Jorie’s Reads, I:

This week, I hope to:

  • Post my 39th edition of The Monday Post :/
  • Participate in the Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013
  • Review a Book
  • Finish reading:  Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More, Sophie Kinsella’s Remember Me and The Old Testament 

My Book Haul:

  • Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture 
  • Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus 
  • Sophie Kinsella’s Remember Me?  
  • Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More  
  • Zondervan’s The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day (The Bible in 90 Days) (Week Ten)
  • Mary Lou Darst’s War Ready: In My Father’s Shadow 

A message for John Sanford, Lee Child, and Nelson DeMille


RIP!

Duck Duck Gray Duck

vince flynn

Book lovers who read political thriller novels lost one of the best yesterday with the passing of Vince Flynn. As a fan, I am unsure of how close he was to finishing his latest novel, The Survivor.

I am publicly asking John Sanford, Lee Child, and Nelson DeMille to team up and finish this book for Vince and for his fans.  Maybe the proceeds to the book could go to prostate cancer research.

Now that Vince is gone, we know what has to happen. Mitch Rapp needs to die. And there is no one more suited to write how it happens than you three.

 

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