TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Robin Lee Hatcher’s The Forgiving Hour

The Forgiving Hour by Robin Lee Hatcher

The Forgiving Hour by Robin Lee Hatcher | LibraryThing

I recall reading Robin Lee Hatcher’s The Forgiving Hour as a high school senior. While set in contemporary Northwest US, Hatcher relates a timeless story of ordinary people extending extraordinary grace. She dealt with numerous familiar themes. However, this author excels at bringing issues of forgiveness to an easy understanding. Generally speaking, Hatcher speaks of all who benefit from forgiveness; the forgiver and the forgiven.

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How to Play Fantasy Football (But with Authors)


Thanks for sharing this, Virginia! From Book Riot:

Feel left out when your friends and family start up with fantasy football? Well here’s your own version, except with more authors and less…football…complete with draft categories, point systems, and bookish plays:http://ow.ly/zK9r0

Top Ten Most Popular Authors on Jorie’s Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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

top ten authors we own the most books of

(Normally, I prefer borrowing to buying books. Nonetheless, I own books I’ve seen on sale at the Friends of Freeman Bookstore.)

(Thank you, Goodreads, for the images of the following authors.)

1. Julia Alvarez

Julia Álvarez

2. Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown

3. Meg Waite Clayton

Meg Waite Clayton

4. Jeffrey Eugenides


5. Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe

6. Stephen King

Stephen King

7. Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver

7. Alan Paton

Alan Paton

8. William Shakespeare

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9. Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel

10. Bruce Wilkinson

Bruce Wilkinson

Books Before Movies!

The Freeman Bookstore shared on Facebook an article from Mashable about 16 stories making their way to the big screen. After reading the article, I still must read 14 of these! Click on the image above to access the article and see how many of these books make your TBR list.

Jorie’s 78th Edition ~ The Sunday Post

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


I can’t believe it’s the last week of July! I posted first book review for the 2014 Bloggerversary Challenge in addition to sharing what folks have been reading in July. I even set up a new feature called Comment Catch Up in which I finally respond to comments from Stellar Visitors. Check out these features by clicking on the images below:

 Bloggerversary Giveaway  Van Gogh Starry Night Drawing | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain Mark 1.0  What Are You Reading?

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


TBF (To Be Finished):

  The Fault in Our Stars Conversion The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

         Devil's Claw (Joanna Brady, #8)  Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.  Last Light (Restoration, #1)  

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

 Devil's Claw (Joanna Brady, #8)  Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.  Last Light (Restoration, #1)  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture  King George III: America's Enemy

Comment Catch Up – Week of July 20, 2014

Van Gogh Starry Night Drawing | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain Mark 1.0

Van Gogh Starry Night Drawing | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain Mark 1.0

Here’s a new feature which offers me the chance to respond to some of my Stellar Visitors’ remarks.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 – 77th Edition of The Sunday Post

Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library said “I really need to read Unbroken. I’ll have to go check out your review. I’ve yet to read The Fault in Our Stars but I’ve held on so long I almost can’t pick it up now! Have a great week! Hopefully things will settle down a bit for you!”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: 1) I appreciated Unbroken on so many levels. Although I borrowed the book many times, I felt it was worthy of finishing. Also, I can’t wait for the movie to hit theaters in December! 2) As I have a huge pile of books checked out to me, I’m blessed that a friend lent me The Fault in Our Stars. Otherwise, I’d be playing the waiting game with this bestseller. 3) Thank you, things settled down a bit this week and I posted more!

Fiza said “I still haven’t read The Fault In Our Stars, really should though >.<My Sunday

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: 1) You’re not alone when it comes to The Fault in Our Stars. The few pages that I’ve read are intriguing. Time will tell if I like it as much as John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines. 2) I visited, followed, and liked your blog today. I’m happy you’re on WordPress, too!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Top Ten Characters Jorie Would Want on a Deserted Island with Her

Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library said “Great picks! It’s been so long since I’ve read the Joanna Brady series I had forgotten about Butch but he’d be a great guy to be stuck on an island with!

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: I definitely wanted to make sure I had some cooks/chefs in my version of the deserted island scenario. Butch cooks as well as tells great stories – I’d say he’s a two for one! 😉

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts said “I guess this deserted island scenario is more of a weekend getaway for you if you can just get Superman to fly you back out when the fun has died down! – Cheers,  joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: Hey, Joey! Yeah, I think my girlhood Christopher Reeve crush resurfaced in this week’s theme. However, I did make sure our food and shelter needs were met. I checked out your post and am amazed by your various contingencies. Also, I like how you’ve provided readers with a  Top Ten Tuesday Index!

Anna @ herding cats & burning soup said “I don’t know all of them but the ones I do know I’m gonna have to agree with ya. Great picks!”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: “Thank you! Which characters do you know?”


What Are You Reading? – July 2014 Edition

What Are You Reading?
For the July 2014 edition, Jorie’s Reads shares books from library book clubs. Also, one of the fiction books was written by a school friend. It’s K.S. Love’s Sex, Love, and Kemistry.
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!
Colours in the Steel (Fencer, Book 1)  The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey)  All the Truth That's In Me
To All the Boys I've Loved Before  Nantucket Blue  The Beginning of Everything
What Alice Forgot  Sex, Love, & Kemistry  The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel
Spin State  The Blazing World: A Novel Caminar
Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith  Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court  Faith, Family, and Filipino American Community Life
Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe  War Ready: In My Father's Shadow  The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity (Case for ... Series)