2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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What Are You Reading? – December 2014 Edition

What Are You Reading?
A huge thanks to Ryan for sending me the Fortune Magazine article! Many books were considered the best of 2014. When possible, I’ve tried to find the first book in series.
If you’re interested in participating in future “What Are You Reading?” posts, please comment on this post.  To visit what readers have been reading in previous months, please visit “What Are You Reading?” You can visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon by clicking on the following book covers. Shopping at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways!
Do Unto Others (Jordan Poteet Mystery)  The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius  Paradise Lost (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Black Echo (A Harry Bosch Novel) Gray Mountain: A Novel Leaving Time: A Novel
Lila: A Novel Ghost at Work (Bailey Ruth Mysteries, No. 1) Olive Kitteridge
Great Expectations (Dover Thrift Editions) The Queen of Hearts The House on Mango Street
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel The Zone of Interest: A novel Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)
Hope(less) (Judgement of the Six) Friendswood: A Novel The Man in the Iron Mask
Dressed to Kill: A Biblical Approach to Spiritual Warfare and Armor  The Glass Cage: Automation and Us  The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Pete Rose: An American Dilemma A Short Guide to a Long Life World Order
The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines Julian of Norwich: Showings (Classics of Western Spirituality) Through My Eyes
Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything Pitt Cue Co. The Cookbook 41: A Portrait of My Father
The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs BiblioCraft: The Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Fortune’s 20 favorite books of 2014

Books on display at the annual Paris Book Fair, March 14, 2008. Photograph by Charles Platiau — Reuters

A huge amount of appreciation goes to Ryan for tweeting this article from Fortune Editors. Personally, I think I’ve added 19 TBRs to my list. (One of their picks already made my TBR shelf!) Click on the link Fortune’s 20 favorite books of 2014 to view and read. How well did Fortune do? I look forward to your comments!

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


~ Don’t forget to check out Jorie’s Online Reading Club! ETA for Meet Up – January 2015! ~


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

What Are You Reading? – November 2014 Edition

What Are You Reading?
Many submissions for November’s “What Are You Reading?” were the latest in various series. When possible, I’ve tried to find the first book. Also, as many are gearing up for the Christmas season, I’ve included some cookbooks.
If you’re interested in participating in future “What Are You Reading?” posts, please comment on this post.  To visit what readers have been reading in previous months, please visit “What Are You Reading?” You can visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon by clicking on the following book covers. Shopping at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways!
Z for Zachariah  Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara  The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of "The Arabian Nights" (Once upon a Time)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) A Thousand Splendid Suns Outlander
The Black Prism (Lightbringer) The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) The Husband's Secret
 Together for Christmas: 5-B Poppy Lane\When We Touch\Welcome to Icicle Falls\Starstruck (A Cedar Cove Novel) Promposal The Circle
David Copperfield (Penguin Classics) A Map of Betrayal: A Novel The Jungle (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Rosie Project: A Novel A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement We Were Liars
Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook: Favorite Recipes and Holiday Traditions from My Home to Yours  Creative Cookie Swap Cookbook:  Recipes and Holiday Inspiration (Taste of Christmas)  Scandinavian Christmas
Coconut Every Day: Cooking with Nature’s Miracle Superfood  Stuffed: The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook: Taking Your Favorite Foods and Stuffing Them to Make New, Different and Delicious Meals Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth  Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You  I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend
50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith  Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood  Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story
One Nation Under Taught: Solving America's Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Crisis  As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride  The Science of Interstellar
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend  Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste  Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus