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.

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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) 

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.

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Enter your link on my post – Sundays beginning at 12:01 am (CST) (link will be open all week)

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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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Jorie’s 89th 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.

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Enter your link on my post – Sundays beginning at 12:01 am (CST) (link will be open all week)

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I look forward to working on those pre-schedules as I’ve accepted Herding Cats & Burning Soup’s “Blog Ahead” Challenge. By November 30th, I endeavor to have at least 36 pre-schedules. To find out more about my approach to this month-long challenge, click on – Blog Ahead! (NaNoWriMo bloggy style) Kick Off.

One Lovely Blog Award

A special thanks to Nyze of EverythingNyze for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award!

A Listing of Holidays & Heritage Months Posts | Jorie's Reads by Starry Night Elf

Much appreciation goes to Girl of 1000 Wonders for sharing Native American Heritage Month Reads – 2014 Edition!

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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) 

Purchased

Unaccustomed Earth

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

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

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

  Mean Streak Breach of Duty (J.P. Beaumont, #14)  The Most Dangerous Animal of All  1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass

Jorie’s 88th 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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I look forward to working on those pre-schedules as I’ve accepted Herding Cats & Burning Soup’s “Blog Ahead” Challenge. By November 30th, I endeavor to have at least 36 pre-schedules. To find out more about my approach to this month-long challenge, click on – Blog Ahead! (NaNoWriMo bloggy style) Kick Off.

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

Highlights:

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

             Name Withheld (J.P. Beaumont, #13)

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

  Name Withheld (J.P. Beaumont, #13) The Most Dangerous Animal of All  1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

Jorie’s 87th 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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As posted last week, I have accepted Herding Cats & Burning Soup’s “Blog Ahead” Challenge. By November 30th, I endeavor to have at least 36 pre-schedules. To find out more about my approach to this month-long challenge, click on – Blog Ahead! (NaNoWriMo bloggy style) Kick Off.

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

Highlights:

Last Light (Restoration, #1) Failure to Appear (J.P. Beaumont, #11) Serena Lying in Wait (J.P. Beaumont, #12)

TBF (To Be Finished):

        The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman 

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

             Name Withheld (J.P. Beaumont, #13)

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

  Name Withheld (J.P. Beaumont, #13) The Most Dangerous Animal of All  1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

Jorie’s 86th 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.

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Enter your link on my post – Sundays beginning at 12:01 am (CST) (link will be open all week)

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

Highlights:

Last Light (Restoration, #1) Failure to Appear (J.P. Beaumont, #11) 

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

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

Serena  Lying in Wait (J.P. Beaumont, #12) The Most Dangerous Animal of All  1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

Jorie’s 85th 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.

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

Highlights:

Without Due Process (J.P. Beaumont, #10) Gone Girl 

TBF (To Be Finished):

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman 

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

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

Last Light (Restoration, #1)  Failure to Appear (J.P. Beaumont, #11)   1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (Bloggerversary Challenge)


Mansfield Park (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen | Jorie's Store by Amazon

Title: Mansfield Park
Author: Jane Austen, Johanna Ward
ISBN: 9781441796394
Length: 16 hours, 47 minutes
Publication Date: Mar 08, 2005
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Genre: Novel of Manners
Source: Harris County Public Library

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Reasons for Reading: Alongside annual challenges I inflict upon myself, I also like reading at least one Jane Austen novel. This year, I added Austen’s Mansfield Park to the ballot. Mansfield Park received the most votes (out of all contenders) and I requested it from Harris County Public Library (HCPL). I listened to the eAudio on my Nook.

Summary (A little background): Austen sets up the story with three sisters: Lady Bertram, Mrs. Norris, and Mrs. Price. Lady Bertram married well. Mrs. Norris married a parson. Mrs. Price, however, married a naval officer. Shortly after the Prices’ marriage, Mr. Price becomes wounded and then pensioned as a Lieutenant at half pay. (Reminding me of the Three Little Pigs!) The Prices follow this by having nine children. Affecting the appearance of a caring parson’s wife, Mrs. Norris suggests to Lady Bertram that the Bertrams take on one of the Price kids to live with the Bertrams at their home, Mansfield Park. Ultimately, ten year old Fanny Price goes to live at Mansfield Park.

(Story Time): Fanny grows up with her four older cousins – Tom, Edmund, Maria (pronounced Mariah), and Julia. With the fine exception of Edmund, the Bertrams treat Fanny like a poor, stupid relation. Her Aunt Norris is probably worse on this front than the Bertrams. As years pass, Fanny’s gratitude for Edmund shifts to a deep romantic love. Things remain the same until the Crawford Siblings appear on the scene. Herein lies the discovery of Fanny’s true character.

One Thing I Learned from this book: Mansfield Park stands out among Austen’s bibliography. Austen’s works bridge the Age of Reason and Romanticism but this particular novel leans more towards pragmatism.

What I Liked: I prefer Fanny to Emma any day! While she and Edmund may seem like a set of wet blankets, I find her sweet, clever, and authentic.

What I Disliked: Well, some of these characters were absolute jerks! They think one act of altruism covers them for life.

RR - Green

 

 Rainbow Rating: Green – Parental Guidance 

Song: J.S. BACH, Harpsichord Concertos BWV1052, BWV1053, BWV1056, BWV1054, I Barocchisti

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Jorie’s 84th 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)

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

Highlights:

Payment in Kind (J.P. Beaumont, #9) Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3) 

TBF (To Be Finished):

The Fault in Our Stars I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone, #9)

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

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

Gone Girl  Without Due Process (J.P. Beaumont, #10)  Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman  1001 Arabian Nights  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture