Dan Brown’s Inferno (Robert Langdon Series #4)

Jorie’s Store – Inferno (Robert Langdon #4) by Dan Brown

Title and Author(s):  Dan Brown’s Inferno (Robert Langdon #4)
Release Date: May 14, 2013

Publisher: Doubleday, First Edition 

ISBN: 978-0385537858
Pages: 480
Source: Harris County Public Library

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Reasons for Reading: I began reading Robert Langdon’s adventures when The Da Vinci Code hit the shelves of HCPL. Soon after I finished The Da Vinci Code, I read the first in the series, Angels and Demons. Since then, I’ve read these books in the order they were printed. While this is the fourth Robert Langdon, it’s my first to review on Jorie’s Reads by Starry Night Elf.

Summary: Tweedy Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon awakens from a horrendous nightmare and finds himself in a Florence hospital. Langdon can’t recall the last couple of days. Soon, Langdon finds himself being shot at by a woman wearing dark leather. Langdon and his doctor, Sienna Brooks, are on the run not only for their lives but also to save the world.

One Thing I Learned from reading : I found out about transhumanist  Fereidoun M. Esfandiary. For more info on him, check out this Wikipedia entry.

What I Liked: I liked the setting of Florence. While I’ve not crossed Florence off my leap list yet, my work at the Armstrong Browning Library fed my interest in the place. I’ve also know that many a writer has loved this place – Dante, Machiavelli, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the list goes on and on.

What I Disliked: The heroine, Sienna Brooks, wasn’t the most likable of heroines. I missed Katherine Solomon from The Lost Symbol. Also, this wasn’t my favorite Langdon book because of some rather spoiler-esque qualities.

RR - Yellow  Rainbow Rating: Yellow – Parental Guidance for Kids Under 13

Song: Liszt – Dante Symphony – 1. Inferno (1/3)

You might also like:

  • Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon Series (Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and The Lost Symbol)
  • Dante’s The Divine Comedy 
  • Barbara Wood’s The Prophetess 

For more on Dan Brown’s Inferno, check out the following sites:

Jorie’s Top Twelve Favorite Beginnings in Books

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 beginnings/endings of books

(Since I have a policy of not spoiling, I’ve opted to only recognize my favorite beginnings in books.)

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

Life of Pi by Yann MartelThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeThe Poisonwood Bible: A Novel (P.S.) by…The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by…In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia…The Godfather by Mario Puzo11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen KingMiss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Persephone…Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)…The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa LahiriChurch Folk by Michele Andrea BowenThe Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 44th 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 44th edition of The Sunday Post 🙂
  • Participate in the Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday –  Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings In Books (talk about books that started or ended just perfectly or with a bang OR you could do specific opening lines or last lines — however you want to do it!) — thanks Danika for the initial idea. I just adapted it.)
  • Review a Book
  • Share a TBR
  • Finish reading:  Charlaine Harris’ A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden #2) and II Corinthians

Around the Blogosphere:


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

Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and CultureThe Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for JesusWar Ready: In My Father's ShadowThe LowlandEmmaThe Bible in 90 Days: Week 12: Acts 7:1 - Colossians 4:18

July 2013 Reader of the Month – Willa H.

Willa H.

This is the nineteenth interview for Reader of the Month.

My mom (Laura N. – September 2012 Reader of the Month) volunteered at my schools when I was a child and teen. When I was in elementary school, Mom became friends with a frequent school library volunteer, Willa H. While Willa’s kids and I have since become adults, she and Mom have remained good friends, often trading book recommendations.

1.      What’s the best thing you’ve read in the past year?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy and recently I’m reading a series written by a good friend of my daughter. The Selection by Kiera Cass, is a teen series but an enjoyable quick read leaving you begging for the next in the series.  The first & second books have been released.

2.      Do you have any quirks when it comes to reading?

Quirks?? Not really. I like to curl up ; pillow & blanket. Comfort is key!

3.      What’s on your bookshelf or in your book bag?

Mystery books

4.      Who supplies your reading material?

I usually buy from Walmart

5.      What type of reading do you usually enjoy?

Historical fiction, spy intrigue, or British mystery

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

John Grisham, James Patterson, Maeve Binchy, Janet Evanovich, to name a few

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

The RacketeerA Week in WinterTakedown Twenty

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


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

Nancy Drew & Agatha Christie

10.   Where do you like to read?

Mostly in bed

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

Genealogy, sports, and exploring the great outdoors

12.   Where can we find you online?

Facebook  &  Linkedin

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

Three of my kids read when they find the time.

14.  What do you challenge people to read?

Just read! Use those brain cells…

15. What would you like to see on Jorie’s Reads by Starry Night Elf? 

16.   How about sharing five random facts about you?

– I’m adopted
– I have 4 sisters, 1 half-brother and 1 half-sister
– My kids call me Sherlock
– I’ve helped a few friends to find missing loved-ones

Happy 93rd, Rosalind Franklin!

A Google Doodle on Thursday celebrates Rosalind Franklin, who first photographed DNA. Google

While Rosalind Franklin isn’t necessarily considered the most literary of folks, she did publish numerous articles.

Please check out the Christian Science Monitor’s article :

Google Doodle: How Rosalind Franklin photographed DNA 

APPeal – Ancestry

APPeal – Ancestry entry

This is my first APPeal review from Jorie’s Family Tree!

The Ancestry APP allows me to access my family trees that I’ve created on Ancestry.com . Not only can I view relatives’ connections, I can also see people profiles.

The best yet is that I can view pictures attached to my family members. This is especially wonderful when I’m visiting with extended family. I can show them photos of Great Aunt Daisy through this simple APP.

I’ve installed this APP on my iPhone. It’s also available in the Google Play store. So, genealogists, try this one!