National Hispanic Heritage Month Reads – 2014 Edition


Title page of first edition (1605) El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote De la Mancha | Don Quixote – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Last year, I recognized some of my favorite authors and various heritage months in a feature called Celebrating Authors. As my various celebrations, I included some of Hispanic descent. In 2014, I began showcasing books from  Jorie’s Store on Amazon.
So, now I present a few books in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. To visit the store, please click on any of these book covers. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! 🙂
The House of the Spirits: A Novel  In the Time of the Butterflies  Ficciones (English Translation)
Don Quixote  Caramelo  Drown
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies  Love in the Time of Cholera 1st (first) Edition by Gabriel Garcia Marquez published by Alfred A. Knopf (1988)  I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books)  Esperanza Rising  The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (Bilingual Edition) (English and Spanish Edition)
We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?: Stories  The Labyrinth of Solitude: The Other Mexico, Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States, the Philanthropic Ogre  Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez
The Dirty Girls Social Club: A Novel  The Feast of the Goat: A Novel  Thirteen Senses: A Memoir
         
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TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Esther Forbes’ Johnny Tremain


Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes | LibraryThing

Esther Forbes’ Johnny Tremain made my list of Independence Day Reads last week. This tale of 1775 Boston focuses on the titular character, a silversmith apprentice. A life-changing event alters Johnny’s prospects and Johnny must regroup.

Johnny Tremain set on my girlhood bookshelf. I liked that Johnny was an artist and appreciated the mentions of Paul Revere, another silversmith. When Tropical Storm Allison poured on Houston, family friends suffered a lot of property damage. As a bookish college girl, I aimed to rebuild this family’s personal library. Among the donations was my copy of Johnny Tremain.

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Independence Day Reads @ Jorie’s Store


Displays of fireworks, such as these over the Washington Monument, take place across the United States on Independence Day. | Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

How better to celebrate Independence Day than to share some topical books? Here’s a little something for every taste and audience. What are your favorite Fourth of July reads?
You can click on the covers, visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon, and shop for some great reading. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! 🙂
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Johnny Tremain  Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation  1776
   Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley (Great Episodes)  April MorningThe First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
  Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality  Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned  George Washington's Teeth
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Update on Reading Rainbow Campaign


This May 15, 2014 file photo shows actor Seth MacFarlane at the World Premiere of "A Million Ways To Die In The West" in Westwood, Calif.: This May 15, 2014 file photo shows actor Seth MacFarlane at the World Premiere of "A Million Ways To Die In The West" in Westwood, Calif.

This May 15, 2014 file photo shows actor Seth MacFarlane at the World Premiere of “A Million Ways To Die In The West” in Westwood, Calif. | LYNN ELBER of Associated Press

A few weeks ago, I shared a #tbtb about Reading Rainbow. Just last night, an awesome friend, colleague, and reader sent word that Seth MacFarlane joined the cause. Learn more about MacFarlane’s generosity by clicking on the following hyperlinked phrase –‘Reading Rainbow’ gets hand from Seth MacFarlane.

For more information and walks down Memory Lane, please click on the #tbtb meme pictured below:

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TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark…

Just a week or so before my American Lit class (English III) started reading this Mark Twain classic, my dad rescued some old books from someone else’s garbage (One man’s trash is another man’s treasure…) Thus, Dad lent me his new to him copy of “Huck Finn.” While our copy moved onto a needy family post-Tropical Storm Allison, our  copy of “Huck Finn” looked much like the one seen on the left.

Maybe I was razzed a bit at school about it but I was happy this one didn’t make its way to a landfill. Also, “Huck Finn” became one of my favorite books.

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Dads Rock, Too! A Select Listing for Father’s Day @ Jorie’s Store


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Theatrical release poster – To Kill a Mockingbird | Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

As I did for Mother’s Day,  I’m sharing books featuring some of my fathers/father figures in literature. Did your favorite dad make the list?
Again, you can click on the covers, visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon, and shop for some great reading. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! 🙂
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Pride and Prejudice  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions)
A Room with a View  Savvy  To Kill a Mockingbird
Cry, the Beloved Country  Saint Maybe  The Book Thief
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TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Reading Rainbow


Today’s #TBTB doesn’t feature a single book but a TV program about books. One of my fondest childhood memories is watching “Reading Rainbow.”  Thanks to LeVar Burton, I learned and enjoyed many books. When I received the sad news that “Reading Rainbow” was going away in 2009, I felt sorry for the kiddos that wouldn’t have this “edutainment opportunity.” Nonetheless, LeVar has launched another Kickstarter Campaign. Enjoy the video and see how you can support this great effort!

For more walks down memory lane, check out my page for #tbtb:

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