…Books I Will Probably Never Read


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Tomorrow’s Top Ten Tuesday challenge calls for “Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read.” What makes your list? Check out mine here at the same Bat Cave mañana!

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!

Jorie’s Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015


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Jana’s Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015

(Thank you, Barbara Hoffert, for your article on April 2015 debuts.)

(Books can be seen and purchased in Jorie’s Store.)

1. Martine Bailey’s An Appetite for Violets

  An Appetite for Violets: A Novel

2. Brooke Davis’ Lost & Found

Lost & Found

3. Hermione Eyre’s Viper Wine 

Viper Wine: A Novel

4. Joel Fishbane’s The Thunder of Giants

The Thunder of Giants: A Novel

5. Angela Flournoy’s The Turner House 

The Turner House

6. Chris Harrison’s The Perfect Letter  

  The Perfect Letter: A Novel

7. Clifford Jackman’s The Winter Family 

 The Winter Family: A Novel

8. Shanna Mahin’s Oh! You Pretty Things 

Oh! You Pretty Things

9. Marian Palaia’s The Given World

  The Given World: A Novel

10. Rebecca Scherm’s Unbecoming

 Unbecoming: A Novel

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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Visit, follow, and like my new site: Jorie’s Wall of Word!

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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 Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2015


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our bookish goals for 2015

Jorie Resolves to:

  1. Post at least 5 times a week
  2. Share more reviews
  3. Respond to comments
  4. Participate in blog hops
  5. Establish and build a bookish meme
  6. Read & review something from a newish genre
  7. Build up Jorie’s Store @ Amazon
  8. Seek collaborative blogging efforts
  9. Whittle down the TBR shelf
  10. Blog ahead (viva the Blog Ahead Challenge!)