What’s today? Today is January 12. That means… it’s Jorie’s Reads by Starry Night Elf’s (#JRbSNE) Bloggerversary! To celebrate, #JRbSNE is hosting an Amazon Gift Card giveaway! Just click on the link provided below and spread the word!
Part 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.
That’s right! The Bloggerversary Giveaway has been extended through Friday, February 7. Now, you have more time to use the Google Form to vote for the 1001 Books (2012 edition) that should be reviewed on Jorie’s Reads. After voting, click on the “Rafflecopter Giveaway” link to enter the giveaway. The winner of the giveaway receives a $10 Amazon gift card.
Results will be posted later this year!
You voted! Revisited Fiction Results:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Emma by Jane Austen
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
There was a 3-way tie between a few of the winners. So, these 5 books will be reviewed before the end of 2013!
You voted! Revisited Nonfiction Results:
The Confessions by St. Augustine of Hippo
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
These 3 books will be reviewed before the end of 2013!
This past week, Jorie’s Reads celebrated by:
Posting 7 Book Reviews The Introduction of Revisited Nonfiction Taking on the Challenge of Revisited Fiction Sharing A Top 7 Tuesday Visiting 7 new book blogs Commenting on 7 different blogs Reading 7 Bible verses 🙂
Jackson, H. J., Wilkinson, D. M., & Linn, R. (2005). One ranger: A memoir. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audiobooks. 9780786179978
Reasons for Reading: Once again, I browsed for eAudio. As I usually prefer hearing nonfiction, I perused biographies when I spotted One Ranger: A Memoir. I scanned the description and decided to listen to the memoir during my work commute. I uploaded the eAudio to my iPhone from HCPL’s Digital Media Catalog.
Summary: Like many other boys who grew up in Twentieth Century Texas, Joaquin Jackson dreamed of becoming part of the legendary Texas Rangers. The 6 foot 5 inch Jackson’s dream came true in 1966. Jackson embarked on a career which led him to many adventures, friendships, and fame. His picture graced the cover of Texas Monthly (see the book cover :)), he gained bit parts in movies with the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, and Nick Nolte even modeled his character in the movie Extreme Prejudice after him. Of course, Jackson experienced many points of heartache as well.
What I Liked: I enjoyed Jackson’s sense of humor throughout his memoir. Also, I thought Rex Linn was the perfect choice to narrate this work. I nearly thought Linn was Jackson himself. Soon after I began listening to One Ranger, I got a mention from UT Press on Twitter and that was awesome!
What I Disliked: I believe this error was due to the download but one chapter didn’t properly work. I had to check out the print version and read what happened. Also, a sequel – One Ranger Returns – exists but it’s not in eAudio format. I hope this changes soon.
Four Out of Five Pearls
- Same Kind of Different as Me… by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent
- What Difference Do It Make… by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent
- Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
- The Shack by William P. Young
- Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
For more on H. Joaquin Jackson & David Marion Wilkinson’s One Ranger: A Memoir, check out the following: