Ten Books Jorie Will Probably Never Read


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ten books we’ll probably never read

1. James Blish’s Star Trek Novelizations 

Star Trek 1 by James Blish

2. Gabriel García Márquez’s Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of my Melancholy Whores by Gabriel…

3. Chelsea Handler’s My Horizontal Life…

My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

4. E.L. James’ Fifty Shades Trilogy

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James

5. Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian’s Kardashian Konfidential

Kardashian Konfidential by Kim Kardashian

6. Ayana Mathis’ The Twelve Tribes of Hattie 

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

7. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

8. Stephen King’s 11/22/63 

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King

9. Francine Pascal’s The Sweet Life (Sweet Valley Confidential Series) 

The Sweet Life: The Serial (Sweet Valley…

10. Neal Shusterman’s Unwind Series 

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

 

A Call For Steampunk


Original illustration of Jules Verne’s Nautilus engine room | Wikipedia

Earlier this year, I signed up for Herding Cats & Burning Soup’s New To You 2015 Challenge. Down the road, I realized Steampunk has been on my bucket list ever came across the term. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. Thus, I request recommendations for good Steampunk that I can finish before 1 January 2016. Please add titles in the comments. I can’t wait!

BLOG AHEAD (mini) May 1-14


BLOG AHEAD (mini) May 1-14 |Herding Cats & Burning Soups

I’ve returned to the Blogosphere. So has Blog Ahead! What better way for me to re-acclimate than with Blog Ahead?  In Anna’s words:

This time for a mini 2 week version to help get everyone ready for Summer vacation! Getting ahead with blog posts is something I think is so important. It can really lighten the stress of blogging and is great for allowing down days if you just can’t get by the blog but still want things to go live.

To create a 2 week blogging buffer by increasing your total number of scheduled blog posts by 14.

In my case, I have 2 posts in the queue. That means I must have 16 posts awaiting by Thursday, May 14.

Any posts that are completely finished and ready to go live.
This can be weekly memes like Waiting on Wednesday, Cat Thursday, book/product reviews, author guest posts, discussion topics, etc.
They don’t have to be book related.
Anyone! Really. New to blogging or seasoned bloggers.
It’s fine if books aren’t your main theme.
It’s even okay if you don’t think you can hit 14 extra scheduled posts in 2 weeks.
Even if you only get 1-2 extra posts scheduled that’s still a great thing, right?
Just add your blog to the linky list below!
It’s not a requirement but if you’re able to create a sign up post on your blog or announce on social media you’ve joined in with a link to this post it’s greatly appreciated!
There’s also a FB group for support during the challenge if you’d like to join 🙂
So, who’s with me!

Top Ten Books Jorie Wants to See on Screen


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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

 

Top Ten 2014 Releases Jorie Meant To Read But Didn’t


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top ten 2014 releases we’re dying to read

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1. Cary Elwes’ As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the…

2. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own…

3. Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina…

4. Kay Hooper’s Hostage

Hostage (A Bishop/SCU Novel) by Kay Hooper

5. Melissa Landers’ Alienated (Alienated Series #1) 

Alienated (The Alienated Series, #1) by…

6. Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Ameila

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

7. Jo Nesbø’s The Son

The Son by Jo Nesbo

8. Matthew Quick’s The Good Luck of Right Now 

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

9. Jane Ridley’s The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the…

10. Allison Weir’s Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her…