Top Ten Books Jorie Wants to See on Screen


Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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(Thank you, LibraryThing, for the cover images.)

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1. Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time…

2. Ann Brashares’ My Name is Memory 

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

3. Sandra Brown’s Rainwater 

Rainwater by Sandra Brown

4. Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex 

Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)…

5. J.A. Jance’s Until Proven Guilty (J.P. Beaumont #1) 

Until Proven Guilty by J. A. Jance

6. J.A. Jance’s Desert Heat (Joanna Brady #1) 

Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Mysteries) by J.…

7. Deborah Johnson’s The Secret of Magic 

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

8. Stephen King’s 11/22/63 

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King

9. Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead 

(A more recent version sans Patricia Neal would be nice)

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

10. Anya Seton’s Katherine 

Katherine by Anya Seton

 

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TBTB – Clifford the Big Red Dog


The original, 1963 cover of Clifford the Big Red Dog. “[I] was shocked when it was accepted for publication, because I’d never written anything before,” says Norman Bridwell. Scholastic

One of my all-time favorite reads was of this friendly, red dog. Later on, Clifford made his way onto small-screen edutainment station PBS. I hope late author Norman Bridwell’s legacy touches the lives of future generations.

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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) 

Ten New to Jorie Authors Jorie read in 2014


Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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top ten new-to-us authors we read in 2014

(Thank you, Goodreads, for the images)

(I’ve provided the image of the author next to the one book I’ve read)

1. Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock

2. Ally Carter

  Ally Carter

3. Isak Dinesen

Karen Blixen

4. Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn

5. Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand

6. Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt

7. Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

8. William Landay

William Landay

9. Ron Rash

Ron Rash

10. Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth

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

TBTB – Sweet Valley Saga


Sweet Valley Saga | Snark Valley

One of my girlhood guiltiest pleasures was Sweet Valley High, created by Francine Pascal. Pascal’s Sweet Valley Confidential holds the dubious distinction of receiving the lowest book rating ever. Nonetheless, my favorites in the series were the sagas – genealogies of the fictional stars. The first book traces the maternal line of the Wakefield twins, Elizabeth and Jessica. While I found some of it contrived (yes, even in girlhood, I thought it was contrived), I liked the idea of family story, their genealogy. I believe I went on to read the second book, which followed the story of Ned Wakefield’s , the twins’ father, side of the family tree. For a more detailed description, visit Snark Valley’s review of this book by clicking here.

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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.

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.

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