Mom’s Picks | Mother’s Day 2015

GirlfriendsInGod via Jorie's Wall of Word| Facebook

GirlfriendsInGod via Jorie’s Wall of Word| Facebook

I am celebrating Mother’s Day by sharing some of my mom’s favorite books.
By clicking¬†on the covers, you can visit Jorie‚Äôs Store on Amazon, and shop for some great reading. Making purchases at Jorie‚Äôs Store funds future giveaways! ūüôā
NIV Holy Bible  To Kill a Mockingbird, 50th Anniversary Edition  Stranger in a Strange Land
The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon (Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern)  Last Light (A Restoration Novel)  Katherine
The Green Mile  The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity  One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity

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¬†Garc√≠a M√°rquez’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, Khlo√© 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!