Mom’s Picks | Mother’s Day 2015


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I am celebrating Mother’s Day by sharing some of my mom’s favorite books.
By clicking on the covers, you can visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon, and shop for some great reading. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! :)
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NIV Holy Bible  To Kill a Mockingbird, 50th Anniversary Edition  Stranger in a Strange Land
The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon (Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern)  Last Light (A Restoration Novel)  Katherine
The Green Mile  The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity  One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity
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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month


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The U.S. celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) in May. In honor of this celebration, I collected books with APAHM-related themes as well as authors of Asian-Pacific heritage. Check out my 2014 shelfie. What books deserve a spot on the shelf?
You can click on the covers, visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon, and shop for some great reading. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! :)
Samir and Yonatan  The Name Jar  Bindi Babes
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet  How My Parents Learned to Eat (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin books)  Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Never Let Me Go  Thousand Cranes  Girl in Translation
Interpreter of Maladies  The Piano Teacher: A Novel  The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Penguin Classics)
The Complete Persepolis  The Joy Luck Club  The Arabian Nights (New Deluxe Edition)
Doveglion: Collected Poems (Penguin Classics)  Monkey: Folk Novel of China  Millicent Min, Girl Genius
         

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Jorie’s 91st Edition of The Sunday Post – Happy 2015!


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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~ Don’t forget to check out Jorie’s Online Reading Club! ETA for Meet Up – February 2015! ~

Highlights:

Partner in Crime (J.P. Beaumont, #16 / Joanna Brady, #10) Peanuts: Be Kind: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through The Heart Has Its Reasons

To Be Finished

1001 Arabian Nights Beyond Our Selves

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

         Exit Wounds (Joanna Brady, #11)       Long Time Gone (J.P. Beaumont, #17)

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

    The Most Dangerous Animal of All  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture Long Time Gone (J.P. Beaumont, #17) Exit Wounds (Joanna Brady, #11) 

What Are You Reading? – December 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
A huge thanks to Ryan for sending me the Fortune Magazine article! Many books were considered the best of 2014. When possible, I’ve tried to find the first book in series.
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:
Do Unto Others (Jordan Poteet Mystery)  The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius  Paradise Lost (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Black Echo (A Harry Bosch Novel) Gray Mountain: A Novel Leaving Time: A Novel
Lila: A Novel Ghost at Work (Bailey Ruth Mysteries, No. 1) Olive Kitteridge
Great Expectations (Dover Thrift Editions) The Queen of Hearts The House on Mango Street
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel The Zone of Interest: A novel Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)
Hope(less) (Judgement of the Six) Friendswood: A Novel The Man in the Iron Mask
Nonfiction: 
Dressed to Kill: A Biblical Approach to Spiritual Warfare and Armor  The Glass Cage: Automation and Us  The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Pete Rose: An American Dilemma A Short Guide to a Long Life World Order
The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines Julian of Norwich: Showings (Classics of Western Spirituality) Through My Eyes
Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything Pitt Cue Co. The Cookbook 41: A Portrait of My Father
The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs BiblioCraft: The Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
 

Jorie’s 90th Edition of 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

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~ Don’t forget to check out Jorie’s Online Reading Club! ETA for Meet Up – January 2015! ~

Highlights:

Name Withheld (J.P. Beaumont, #13)  Mean Streak Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass Breach of Duty (J.P. Beaumont, #14)  Defending Jacob

To Be Finished

1001 Arabian Nights

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

               Birds of Prey (J.P. Beaumont, #15) 

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

  Birds of Prey (J.P. Beaumont, #15)  The Most Dangerous Animal of All  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

Katherine Howe’s Conversion


Conversion

Title: Conversion
Author: Katherine Howe
ISBN: 978-0399167775
Length: 432 Pages
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Genre: Historical Fiction, General Fiction
Source: Harris County Public Library

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Reasons for Reading: I often recommend Katherine Howe’s The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane to readers seeking a good book to read. Of course, when Howe’s Conversion arrived in the order department at Harris County Public Library, I placed a request on it.

Summary : Howe offers us two points of view. The first belongs to Colleen Rowley is a stressed out high senior attending the prestigious St. Joan’s Academy in the year 2012. Various classmates of Colleen’s succumb to odd behavior – tics, panic, hysteria, etc. On top of that, a popular teacher mysteriously departs. All of this just happens to take place in Danvers, Massachusetts. The other point of view comes from a recalcitrant, grown up Ann Putnam. In 1706, Ann builds up the courage to publicly confess to her part in the witch hunt known as the infamous Salem Witch Trials.

One Thing I Learned from this book: I rediscovered that Danvers used to be Salem Village.

What I Liked: I liked the Easter eggs referring to one of my favorite books – The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Also, I felt Colleen and her friends were genuine, well-conceived characters.

What I Disliked: I wanted a few of the loose ends to be tied. Maybe there will be a sequel?

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

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What Are You Reading? – November 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
Many submissions for November’s “What Are You Reading?” were the latest in various series. When possible, I’ve tried to find the first book. Also, as many are gearing up for the Christmas season, I’ve included some cookbooks.
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:
Z for Zachariah  Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara  The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of "The Arabian Nights" (Once upon a Time)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) A Thousand Splendid Suns Outlander
The Black Prism (Lightbringer) The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) The Husband's Secret
 Together for Christmas: 5-B Poppy Lane\When We Touch\Welcome to Icicle Falls\Starstruck (A Cedar Cove Novel) Promposal The Circle
David Copperfield (Penguin Classics) A Map of Betrayal: A Novel The Jungle (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Rosie Project: A Novel A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement We Were Liars
Nonfiction: 
Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook: Favorite Recipes and Holiday Traditions from My Home to Yours  Creative Cookie Swap Cookbook:  Recipes and Holiday Inspiration (Taste of Christmas)  Scandinavian Christmas
Coconut Every Day: Cooking with Nature’s Miracle Superfood  Stuffed: The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook: Taking Your Favorite Foods and Stuffing Them to Make New, Different and Delicious Meals Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth  Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You  I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend
50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith  Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood  Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story
One Nation Under Taught: Solving America's Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Crisis  As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride  The Science of Interstellar
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend  Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste  Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus