The Monday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 56th Edition


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

(I apologize for the delay – there have been some technical difficulties with my WordPress APP.)

(ICYMI) In Case You Missed It:

Injustice For All (J.P. Beaumont, #2)

Coming Soon: 

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

  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and CultureChoose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle SolutionThe Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave War Ready: In My Father's ShadowThe PrinceConfessions of Saint AugustineThe Dog StarsSandstorm (Sigma Force, #1)Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three StoriesHostage (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #14)Trial By Fury (J.P. Beaumont, #3)Joseph Stalin

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TBRs – Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake


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Oh, I can’t wait until my hold request on this one arrives at my library branch!

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The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 55th Edition


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

(I’ve returned from my November hiatus. I’m still working on that novel but am very happy to be back to blogging. I’ve been so homesick!)

(ICYMI) In Case You Missed It:

Christmas LettersBetween Shades of Gray

Coming Soon: 

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

  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and CultureChoose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle SolutionThe Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave War Ready: In My Father's ShadowThe PrinceInjustice For All (J.P. Beaumont, #2)Confessions of Saint AugustineThe Dog StarsSandstorm (Sigma Force, #1)Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories

The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 54th Edition


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

(I’ve returned from my November hiatus. I’m still working on that novel but am very happy to be back to blogging. I’ve been so homesick!)

(ICYMI) In Case You Missed It:

  • Finished Reading:

The Selection (The Selection, #1)The FountainheadOn the RoadDeadlineThe Elite (The Selection, #2)The Prince (The Selection, #0.5)

Coming Soon: 

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

  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and CultureChoose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle SolutionThe Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave War Ready: In My Father's ShadowThe PrinceInjustice For All (J.P. Beaumont, #2)Confessions of Saint AugustineBetween Shades of GrayThe Dog StarsSandstorm (Sigma Force, #1)Christmas Letters

Jane Austen’s Emma (Revisited Challenge)


 

Title and Author(s):  Jane Austen’s Emma (Read by Nadia May)
Release Date: Jul 18, 2006

Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

ISBN: 9781441797339
Hours: 15 hours, 18 minutes
Source: eBranch Harris County Public Library 
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Reasons for Reading: I read Jane Austen’s Emma for the first time in 2008. However, I didn’t review it. So, earlier this year, I posted the Revisited Challenge. One of the winners was Emma.

Summary: Ever heard that proverb “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop”? Well, it certainly seems to be the case with the “handsome, clever, and rich…” Emma Woodhouse. Emma’s mother passed away before Emma could remember her and her elder sister, Isabella Knightley has a family of her own to rear. She was reared in the nice estate of her old, doting father and a kindly governess, Miss Taylor. The only person who calls her out on anything is her brother-in law, George Knightley. When Emma sets up Miss Taylor with widower Mr Weston and they marry, Emma deems herself a matchmaker. Mr. Knightley tries to talk her out of pursuing this pastime but she continues to do so for her naive, new friend Miss Harriet Smith. So, Emma’s idle mind leads Emma to numerous misadventures of the heart.

One Thing I Learned from this book: Emma, which appeared in 1816, was the last novel published during Austen’s lifetime

What I Liked: I actually liked Mr. Knightley and Emma’s rival, Miss Jane Fairfax. The writing, of course, was genius.

What I Disliked: I didn’t like Emma very much. Yet, I found her very sympathetic. I didn’t want anything bad to happen to her. What do you think of Emma Woodhouse?

RR - Green

 

Rainbow Rating: Green – Parental Guidance 

Song:  Sam Cooke – Cupid

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The Sunday Post ~ sharing blog news and book haul ~ Jorie’s 53rd Edition


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

(ICYMI) In Case You Missed It:

Coming Soon: 

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

  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and CultureChoose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle SolutionThe Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave War Ready: In My Father's ShadowThe PrinceSkinwalkers (Navajo Mysteries, #7)Confessions of Saint AugustineThe Dog StarsThe FountainheadThe Selection (The Selection, #1)

Sandra Brown’s Low Pressure


Low Pressure by Sandra Brown | Jorie’s Store @ Amazon

 
Title and Author(s):  Sandra Brown’s Low Pressure
Release Date: Sept 18, 2012

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 

ISBN: 9781455525188
Pages: 480
Source: eBranch Harris County Public Library 

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Reasons for Reading: Author Sandra Brown resides on my Author Alerts list. I normally enjoy the dialogue between Brown’s characters. Like Brown, I grew up in Texas and appreciate the local color which creates the settings for her stories. When  I discovered Low Pressure took place in Austin, Texas, I requested an eBook version of her latest.

Summary: When a tornado struck an Austin-area state park, twelve-year old Bellamy Lyston lost her teenage sister, Susan. The tornado didn’t kill Susan, though. Her murder destroyed the blended Lyston family.

Eighteen years later, as Bellamy’s father, Howard, ails from cancer, Bellamy writes a book about it called Low Pressure. It’s a huge bestseller but not everyone is pleased. Bellamy receives threats on her life. With the reluctant help of her late sister’s boyfriend, Denton “Dent” Carter, Bellamy tries to solve the mystery behind her sister’s death.

One Thing I Learned from this book: Dent is a pilot and, as such, he thoroughly checked the planes before flying anywhere.

What I Liked: I liked the info about Dent’s flight checks. Also, I appreciated the relationship between Dent and his mentor called Gall.

What I Disliked: The local color didn’t come through in Low Pressure. Also, I found Bellamy and Dent’s relationship rather predictable. I wished Brown had eased up on the single-entendres. Lastly, Bellamy is an awful name!

RR - Orange

Rainbow Rating: Orange – Restricted from those under age 17 


Song: 
Tee Set – Ma Belle Amie 

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