What Are You Reading? – May 2014 Edition

What Are You Reading?
This month, Jorie’s Reads lists selections for the Freeman Mystery Book Club, Hofstetter Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club, and Great Books Discussion Group . Also, a couple of these books made the 2014 Lariat List put out by the Texas Library Association. A special thanks goes to reader Virginia S. for sharing one of her recent reads on the Jorie’s Reads by Starry Night Elf ‘s Facebook Fan Page.
If you’re interested in participating in future “What Are You Reading?” posts, please comment on this post.  To visit what readers have been reading in previous months, please visit “What Are You Reading?” You can visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon by clicking on the following book covers. Shopping at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways!
Murder in Four Parts: A Dan Rhodes Mystery (Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mysteries)  The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (Signet Classics)  Snuff (Discworld)
Alex: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy  And the Mountains Echoed  Salvage the Bones: A Novel
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel  Dust (Silo Saga)  The Fault in Our Stars
The Distressing Days of the Judges:  NLT Study Bible  Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
How Proust Can Change Your Life  Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story  Infographica: The World as You Have Never Seen it Before

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – The Baby-Sitter’s Club

Mary Anne Misses Logan by Ann M. Martin |LibraryThing

As I assisted a patron with OverDrive today, I caught a glimpse of Ann M. Martin’s Mary Anne Misses Logan (The Baby-Sitters Club #46). That reminded me of all the Baby-Sitters Club (BSC) adventures/misadventures I enjoyed as a girl. Also, I appreciated the variety of characters coming together, forming a team, and providing a service to their community.

At the time I read them, I tried to read all those about Dawn (that’s my middle name) but I also liked Mary Anne and Claudia. Many of my friends liked Stacy. Hey, BSC fans, which babysitter was your favorite?

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RIP Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, the memoirist, poet and author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” died Wednesday. Her manuscripts are being preserved at the Harlem-based branch of the New York Public Library. Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press



Ms. Angelou’s landmark book, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” was among the first autobiographies by a 20th-century black woman to reach a wide readership.

Jorie’s Top Ten Bookish Google Doodles

Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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Top Ten – Freebie

(Thanks for the inspiration, Google!)

1.  Rachel Carson’s 107th Birthday (May 27, 2014)

Rachel Louise Carson's 107th Birthday

2. Octavio Paz’s 100th Birthday (March 31, 2014)

Octavio Paz's 100th Birthday (born 1914)

3.  Zora Neale Hurston’s 123rd Birthday (January 7, 2014) 

Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd Birthday

4. Albert Camus’ 100th Birthday (November 7, 2013)

Albert Camus's 100th Birthday

5. Maurice Sendak’s 85th Birthday (June 10, 2013)

6. Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday (March 11, 2013)

7. Bram Stoker’s 165th Birthday (November 08, 2012)

Bram Stoker's 165th Birthday

8. 161st Anniversary of Moby Dick

161st Anniversary of Moby Dick's First Publishing

9. Mark Twain’s 176th Birthday (November 30, 2011)

Mark Twain's 176th Birthday

10. Robert Louis Stevenson’s 160th Birthday (November 13, 2010)

Robert Louis Stevenson's 160th Birthday

The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 70th 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:

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

(ICYMI) In Case You Missed It:

My Name Is Memory 

TBR (To Be Read):

Labor Day

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon: 

        The One (The Selection, #3) The 100 (The Hundred, #1)Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption


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

   The One (The Selection, #3) Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption  The 100 (The Hundred, #1)  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution War Ready: In My Father's Shadow The Dog Stars

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Sisters, Long Ago

Sisters Long Ago by Peg Kehret

Reading Ann Brashares’ My Name is Memory led me to recall another work of fiction. I discovered Peg Kehret’s Sisters, Long Ago when I perused the shelves of my elementary school’s book fair. I think the Egyptian girl on the cover drew my interest.

While this was a work of fiction, I must warn that this is a story of past lives (reincarnation). Also, I read this book when I was a child. Still and all, I found the parts about Ancient Egypt interesting.

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