The Sunday Post ~ Jorie’s 75th Edition

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I am pleased to say I now am an owner of a Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading Program Mug. Thank you, Harris County Public Library (HCPL) for this reward! 😉 Now, I need to work on the Footprints in the Sand Summer Reading Club for Adults at Tallowood Baptist Church.

Also, in lieu of the Subheading “TBR (To Be Read)”, I’ve put in “TBF (To Be Finished).” Both of these books needed to go back to the library. I’ve gotten back in line for these books as well.

Lastly, I’m thrilled I’ve got 3 books on my shelf via Net Galley! As Jack Keroauc would say “Ooooh, wee!”

~ Don’t forget to check out Jorie’s Online Reading Club! ~


TBF (To Be Finished):

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story  King George III: America's Enemy

Stellar Visitors

         Outlaw Mountain (Joanna Brady, #7)  Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

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

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) Labor Day Outlaw Mountain (Joanna Brady, #7)  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution War Ready: In My Father's Shadow The Dog Stars

Top Book Cover Trends Jorie Has Noticed

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top ten things we like/dislike on our book covers

(Okay, so I read older books and have been rather oblivious to covers. I came up with 8 trends I’ve noticed. Hopefully, I’ll come up with 10 for next week’s challenge.)

(Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images and Stacked for ideas in Trends.)

1.  Artistic (Lily King’s Euphoria)

Euphoria by Lily King

2. Fire (Veronica Roth’s Divergent)

Divergent by Veronica Roth

3. (Lights/Lanterns)  Tess Sharpe’s Far From You   

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

4. Birds (Katherine Howe’s Conversion)

Conversion by Katherine Howe

5. Daggers (Sara B. Larson’s Defy)

Defy by Sara B. Larson

6. Gingers/Red Heads (Rachel Carter’s Find Me Where the Water Ends)

Find Me Where the Water Ends by Rachel…

7. Glasses (Holly Smale’s Geek Girl)

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

8. Illustrated (Leigh Ann Kopans’ Solving For Ex)

Solving for Ex by LeighAnn Kopans

Top Ten Book Covers Jorie Would Frame as Pieces of Art

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Top Ten Covers I’d frame as pieces of art 

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1.  Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake 

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

2. Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies 

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia…

3.  Graeme Base’s The Eleventh Hour   

The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery by…

4. Susan Branch’s Christmas from the Heart of the Home 

Christmas from the Heart of the Home by…

5. Peter Heller’s The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

6. Katherine Howe’s  The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane 

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by…

7. Deborah Johnson’s The Secret of Magic 

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

8. Christopher Moore’s Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art

Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art by…

9. Wil Huygen & Rien Poortvliet’s Gnomes

Gnomes by Wil Huygen

10. Walter Rinder’s A Promise of Change

A promise of change by Walter Rinder

Top Ten Covers That Jorie Wishes She Could Redesign (Rewind)

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Top Ten Rewind

Top Ten Books That We Wish We Could Redesign 

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1.  Sarah Dessen’s That Summer

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

2. Anya Seton’s Katherine 

Katherine by Anya Seton

3.  Jayne Castle’s Ghost Hunter  

Ghost Hunter (Ghost Hunters, Book 3) by…

4. Jude Deveraux’s The Black Lyon 

5. Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary 

6. Leo Tolstoy’s  Anna Karenina 

7. Scott Westerfeld’s Pretties 

Pretties (The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld

8. Richard Peck’s Princess Ashley 

PRINCESS ASHLEY (Laurel-Leaf Contemporary…

9. Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land

10. Apuleius’ The Golden Ass 

The Golden Ass (Oxford World's…

Jorie’s Top Ten Creepiest Covers!

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Top Ten Creepiest Covers!

(Thank you,  LibraryThing for the images)

1.  Ray Bradbury’s Long After Midnight

2. Juan Trigos’ La Llorona  

La Llorona by Juan Trigos

3. Man, Myth, & Magic Encyclopedia 

Man, Myth and Magic Sets by Richard…

4. Stephen King’s Pet Cemetery 

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

5. Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

6. Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart  

7. Kay Hooper’s Blood Ties

Blood Ties: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit…

8. Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter 

9. Ira Levin’s The Stepford Wives 

10. Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby 

Top Ten Favorite Covers

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  1. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince
  2. Stephen King’s 11/22/63
  3. Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia
  4. Lisa Jardine’s The awful end of Prince William the Silent: The first assassination of a head of state with a handgun
  5. Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet: A novel
  6. Stieg Larsson’s The girl who kicked the hornet’s nest
  7. Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A life
  8. Francine Rivers’ Redeeming love: A novel
  9. Tony Hsieh’s Delivering happiness: A path to profits, passion, and purpose
  10. Anna Godbersen’s The Luxe Series