Yes, one of literature’s favorite teenage sleuths turned 85 this week. The first mystery came hit the shelves in 1930. Since then, Nancy starred in over 100 books, two TV shows, and five films. Click here to listen to CBC Rewind and test your Nancy Drew knowledge in a quiz dedicated to the heroine.
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(Thank you, LibraryThing, for the cover images.)
1. James Blish’s Star Trek Novelizations
2. Gabriel García Márquez’s Memories of My Melancholy Whores
3. Chelsea Handler’s My Horizontal Life…
4. E.L. James’ Fifty Shades Trilogy
5. Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian’s Kardashian Konfidential
6. Ayana Mathis’ The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
7. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye
8. Stephen King’s 11/22/63
9. Francine Pascal’s The Sweet Life (Sweet Valley Confidential Series)
10. Neal Shusterman’s Unwind Series
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!
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!
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 🙂
First of all, congratulations to Laura J., the winner of the 2015 Bloggerversary Giveaway. Laura won an Amazon gift card!
Secondly, this is my first time posting since January. I’m thankful that I’m fine. Yet, I’ve been preoccupied enough that I can’t currently do this blog justice. Thus, Jorie’s Reads is officially on an indefinite hiatus. I will continue reading, sharing things on social media outlets (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, etc), and checking out what’s going on in the Blogosphere. Please continue sharing with me.
Learning of author Colleen McCullough’s death today made me recall her book The Thorn Birds. The miniseries based on her novel of the lovely Meggie Cleary’s doomed love of parish priest, Ralph de Bricassart, inspired me to read the book.
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