Happy 85th, Nancy Drew!


Happy 85th Birthday, Nancy Drew! | CBC Books | CBC Radio

Yes, one of literature’s favorite teenage sleuths turned 85 this week. The first mystery came hit the shelves in 1930. Since then, Nancy starred in over 100 books, two TV shows, and five films. Click here to listen to CBC Rewind and test your Nancy Drew knowledge in a quiz dedicated to the heroine.

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A Confession Regarding A Certain Bloggerversary Challenge


Bloggerversary GiveawayPart of my self-imposed “Bloggerversary Challenge – 2014,” I committed myself to reading and reviewing four books selected by readers within the calendar year. Of the winners, I actually reviewed Mansfield Park and What I Loved. (You can even check out my reviews by clicking on the linked titles.

While I finished Out of Africa, I failed to even finish 1001 Nights. In honor of my upcoming Bloggerversary, I anticipate doing something to remedy this fact. Please stay tuned to this Bat Channel – ETA Monday, January 12, 2015.

 

 

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