Contemporary vs Classic


Rebels: City of Indra is a dystopian novel “written” by Kendall and Kylie Jenner; 1984 is a dystopian novel written by George Orwell. Faced with copy from both, can you tell who penned which? | Jezebel

Jezebel asks us to guess if it’s the Jenner Sisters or George Orwell… Click on the link and see if you know who wrote what!

Jenner Sisters or George Orwell? Guess the Dystopian Fiction Author

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The Sunday Post ~ Jorie’s 75th 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

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I am pleased to say I now am an owner of a Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading Program Mug. Thank you, Harris County Public Library (HCPL) for this reward! 😉 Now, I need to work on the Footprints in the Sand Summer Reading Club for Adults at Tallowood Baptist Church.

Also, in lieu of the Subheading “TBR (To Be Read)”, I’ve put in “TBF (To Be Finished).” Both of these books needed to go back to the library. I’ve gotten back in line for these books as well.

Lastly, I’m thrilled I’ve got 3 books on my shelf via Net Galley! As Jack Keroauc would say “Ooooh, wee!”

~ Don’t forget to check out Jorie’s Online Reading Club! ~

Highlights:

TBF (To Be Finished):

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story  King George III: America's Enemy

Stellar Visitors

         Outlaw Mountain (Joanna Brady, #7)  Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

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

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) Labor Day Outlaw Mountain (Joanna Brady, #7)  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

What Are You Reading? – June 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
In addition to listing selections for the Freeman Mystery Book Club, Hofstetter Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club, and Great Books Discussion Group, Jorie’s Reads heard from many. When there were books in a series, I’ve chosen to list the first title.
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!
Fiction:
Allegiant (Divergent Series)  The Good Son: A Novel  Babylon Steel
Carpool  Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street  A Pedigree To Die For
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 3: Century #1 1910  Zombillenium: Gretchen  The Darkest Minds (A Darkest Minds Novel)
Skin Game (Dresden Files)  Fields of Prey The Cat, the Devil, and Lee Fontana: A Novel
The Unnaturalists  The Harlem Hellfighters  Don Quixote Volume1.
To Sail a Darkling Sea (Black Tide Rising)  The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford) Nauti Boy (Berkley Sensation)
Blades of Winter: A Novel of the Shadowstorm  Labor Day Movie Tie- In Edition: A Novel (P.S.)  Room: A Novel
Nonfiction: 
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir  The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11  Mom & Me & Mom
The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass  Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream  Good Morning, Holy Spirit
Culturally-Conscious Worship  Before You Say "I Do": A Marriage Preparation Manual for Couples  Fear No Evil: A Test of Faith, a Courageous Church, and an Unfailing God
Making Small Groups Work: What Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know  For Married Women Only: Three Principles for Honoring Your Husband  The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Most of Nora Ephron  Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking  Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice: An Exploration of the Physiological, Psychological, and Music
Gasping for Airtime: Two Years In the Trenches of Saturday Night Live  Kids Are Weird: And Other Observations from Parenthood  Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival
ESV Study Bible, Personal Size  MARGOT FONTEYN  Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe's Great Art - America and Her Allies Recovered It
Scalia: A Court of One  The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears  Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight: New Science Proves You Should Eat Chocolate Every Day

Update on Reading Rainbow Campaign


This May 15, 2014 file photo shows actor Seth MacFarlane at the World Premiere of "A Million Ways To Die In The West" in Westwood, Calif.: This May 15, 2014 file photo shows actor Seth MacFarlane at the World Premiere of "A Million Ways To Die In The West" in Westwood, Calif.

This May 15, 2014 file photo shows actor Seth MacFarlane at the World Premiere of “A Million Ways To Die In The West” in Westwood, Calif. | LYNN ELBER of Associated Press

A few weeks ago, I shared a #tbtb about Reading Rainbow. Just last night, an awesome friend, colleague, and reader sent word that Seth MacFarlane joined the cause. Learn more about MacFarlane’s generosity by clicking on the following hyperlinked phrase –‘Reading Rainbow’ gets hand from Seth MacFarlane.

For more information and walks down Memory Lane, please click on the #tbtb meme pictured below:

books tbt

Top Book Cover Trends Jorie Has Noticed


Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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

top ten things we like/dislike on our book covers

(Okay, so I read older books and have been rather oblivious to covers. I came up with 8 trends I’ve noticed. Hopefully, I’ll come up with 10 for next week’s challenge.)

(Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images and Stacked for ideas in Trends.)

1.  Artistic (Lily King’s Euphoria)

Euphoria by Lily King

2. Fire (Veronica Roth’s Divergent)

Divergent by Veronica Roth

3. (Lights/Lanterns)  Tess Sharpe’s Far From You   

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

4. Birds (Katherine Howe’s Conversion)

Conversion by Katherine Howe

5. Daggers (Sara B. Larson’s Defy)

Defy by Sara B. Larson

6. Gingers/Red Heads (Rachel Carter’s Find Me Where the Water Ends)

Find Me Where the Water Ends by Rachel…

7. Glasses (Holly Smale’s Geek Girl)

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

8. Illustrated (Leigh Ann Kopans’ Solving For Ex)

Solving for Ex by LeighAnn Kopans