TBRs – Thessaly La Force’s My Ideal Bookshelf

My Ideal Bookshelf ed. by Thessaly La Force | Goodreads

Here’s another nonfiction TBR I found while at work. I look forward to reading it before the end of the summer.

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Top Ten Books At The Top Of Jorie’s Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate, click here!

top ten tuesday — top ten best beach reads

(Thank you, LibraryThing, for the cover images!)

The Moon and More by Sarah DessenThe Cold Dish by Craig JohnsonThe Wednesday Daughters: A Novel by Meg…The Peacock Spring by Rumer GoddenFriendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends…The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenMy Reading Life by Pat ConroyBeautiful Creatures by Kami GarciaMy Ideal Bookshelf by Thessaly La Force

Jude Deveraux’s Secrets

Jorie’s Store – Secrets: A Novel

Title and Author(s):  Jude Deveraux’s Secrets
Release Date:
May 06, 2008
Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 978-0743437189
Pages: 320
Source: Harris County Public Library

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Reasons for Reading: While I was waiting for books I’d requested, I had nothing to read. Naturally, I found myself at the library, looking for lighter reading material. I recalled that Jude Deveraux wrote contemporary, romantic suspense. Since I hadn’t read  one of her books in years, I found Secrets and checked it out from the library.

Summary: Cassie Madden lived under the thumb of her commandeering mother. At age twelve, Cassie meets the love of her life, Jefferson Ames, a young man who rescues her from drowning. Since then, Cassie has done everything to get away from her mother and be with Jeff.  After college, Cassie moves to  Williamsburg, VA where the widowed Jeff lives with his daughter, Elsbeth. Cassie becomes Elsbeth’s nanny and still can’t get Jeff to look at her.

Jeff’s neighbor, renowned acting legend Althea Fairmont, is a recluse. Then, Cassie hears shots coming from Althea’s estate. That’s when Cassie discovers that Althea knows a great many secrets. These secrets turn Cassie’s quiet life upside down.

One Thing I Learned from reading Jude Deveraux’s SecretsI didn’t quite realize that there was a “Colonial Williamsburg” and the “rest of Williamsburg.”

What I Liked: I enjoyed Cassie’s character. She was smart and funny. While she may have been naive, I think she was pretty cool. I found the parts about Williamsburg and gardening interesting, too.

What I Disliked: The story seems to have some holes in it. However, if you go in for a reading joyride, it’s not so bad 😉

Song: The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret

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The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 38th 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)

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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 38th edition of The Sunday 🙂
  • Participate in the Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List
  • Review a Book
  • Finish reading:  Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More, Sophie Kinsella’s Remember Me and Hosea

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 
  • 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 

APPeal – Overdrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console

This is my very first APPeal review!

The Overdrive Media Console APP (OMC) allows users to check out eBooks and more from their local libraries. Depending on the library, I can check out up to 10 items and upload them to my various devices. Living in the Greater Houston Area, I have access to 2 eLibrary systems. I’ve used both but I lean towards HCPL as it allows me to check out up to 10 items at a time.

My favorite thing is that I’m not fined as these items check themselves in after 2 weeks.

Currently, I use OMC on my iPhone and Nook Tablet. (OMC works on a variety of devices.) With these devices, I simply connect to WiFi, log into my library account, and download content.