Top Ten Characters Who Jorie Wants To Be For Halloween


Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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top ten books & movies to get into the halloween spirit

1. Belle/Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

2. Letty Larkspur/Anna Godbersen’s Bright Young Things Series 

3. Tiger Lily/J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

4. Athena/ D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

5. Elizabeth I/Diane Stanley’s Good Queen Bess: The Story of Elizabeth I of England

6. Etta Place/ Gerald Kolpan’s Etta

7. Laura/ Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie Series 

8. Annie Lockwood/ Caroline B. Cooney’s Time Travelers Quartet

9. Tris/ Veronica Roth’s Divergent 

10. Cleopatra/ Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life 

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Jorie’s 78th Edition ~ 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

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I can’t believe it’s the last week of July! I posted first book review for the 2014 Bloggerversary Challenge in addition to sharing what folks have been reading in July. I even set up a new feature called Comment Catch Up in which I finally respond to comments from Stellar Visitors. Check out these features by clicking on the images below:

 Bloggerversary Giveaway  Van Gogh Starry Night Drawing | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain Mark 1.0  What Are You Reading?

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

Highlights:

TBF (To Be Finished):

  The Fault in Our Stars Conversion The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon

         Devil's Claw (Joanna Brady, #8)  Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.  Last Light (Restoration, #1)  

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

 Devil's Claw (Joanna Brady, #8)  Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.  Last Light (Restoration, #1)  Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture  King George III: America's Enemy

Comment Catch Up – Week of July 20, 2014


Van Gogh Starry Night Drawing | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain Mark 1.0

Van Gogh Starry Night Drawing | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain Mark 1.0

Here’s a new feature which offers me the chance to respond to some of my Stellar Visitors’ remarks.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 – 77th Edition of The Sunday Post

Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library said “I really need to read Unbroken. I’ll have to go check out your review. I’ve yet to read The Fault in Our Stars but I’ve held on so long I almost can’t pick it up now! Have a great week! Hopefully things will settle down a bit for you!”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: 1) I appreciated Unbroken on so many levels. Although I borrowed the book many times, I felt it was worthy of finishing. Also, I can’t wait for the movie to hit theaters in December! 2) As I have a huge pile of books checked out to me, I’m blessed that a friend lent me The Fault in Our Stars. Otherwise, I’d be playing the waiting game with this bestseller. 3) Thank you, things settled down a bit this week and I posted more!

Fiza said “I still haven’t read The Fault In Our Stars, really should though >.<My Sunday

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: 1) You’re not alone when it comes to The Fault in Our Stars. The few pages that I’ve read are intriguing. Time will tell if I like it as much as John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines. 2) I visited, followed, and liked your blog today. I’m happy you’re on WordPress, too!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Top Ten Characters Jorie Would Want on a Deserted Island with Her

Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library said “Great picks! It’s been so long since I’ve read the Joanna Brady series I had forgotten about Butch but he’d be a great guy to be stuck on an island with!

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: I definitely wanted to make sure I had some cooks/chefs in my version of the deserted island scenario. Butch cooks as well as tells great stories – I’d say he’s a two for one! 😉

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts said “I guess this deserted island scenario is more of a weekend getaway for you if you can just get Superman to fly you back out when the fun has died down! – Cheers,  joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: Hey, Joey! Yeah, I think my girlhood Christopher Reeve crush resurfaced in this week’s theme. However, I did make sure our food and shelter needs were met. I checked out your post and am amazed by your various contingencies. Also, I like how you’ve provided readers with a  Top Ten Tuesday Index!

Anna @ herding cats & burning soup said “I don’t know all of them but the ones I do know I’m gonna have to agree with ya. Great picks!”

Starry Night Elf’s Reply: “Thank you! Which characters do you know?”

 

Top Ten Characters Jorie Would Want on a Deserted Island with Her


Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish

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top ten characters i’d want on a deserted island with me

1. Superman

2. Butch Dixon/ JA Jance’s Joanna Brady Series

3. MacGyver (Actually, there are comic books featuring him!)

4. Finnick Odair/ Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games Trilogy

5. Four/ Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series

6.  Howard Roark/ Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead (Someone needs to build the house)

7. Patria Mirabal/ Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies 

8. Ruana Singh/ Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones (I want apple pie!)

9. Tita/ Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate 

10. Delysia Lafosse/ Winifred Watson’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Jorie’s Ten Favorite Characters in Series


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Top Ten Tuesday: Lori’s Top Ten Favorite Characters in the Classics Genre

(Check Out the Revisited Challenge on Jorie’s Reads and vote for your favorites)

  1. Eve Dallas  in J.D. Robb’s … in Death Series
  2. Roark in J.D. Robb’s … in Death Series
  3. Evelyn Barton Forbes in Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody Series
  4. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni in Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series
  5. Lula in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series
  6. Ranger in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series
  7. Maggie McPherson in Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer Series
  8. Hollis Templeton in Kay Hooper’s Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series
  9. Sara in Alisa Valdes’ The Dirty Girls Social Club Series
  10. Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes books

Jorie’s Top Ten Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines


Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish
  1. Hollis Templeton in Kay Hooper’s Bishop/ Special Crimes Unit Series
  2. Annika Giannini in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series
  3. Jane Eyre in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre
  4. Sadie in Stephen King’s 11/22/63
  5. Stephanie Plum in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series
  6. Tally Youngblood in Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies
  7. Elizabeth McKenna in Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  8. Katherine Solomon in Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol
  9. Patria Mirabal in Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies
  10. Lindsey Lee Wells in John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines

Top Ten Book Romances That You Think Would Make It In The Real World


 
Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish
 
  1. Elinor and Edward  in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
  2. Katherine Solomon and Robert Langdon of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol
  3. Anna and St. Clair from Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss
  4. Princess Buttercup and Wesley in William Goldman’s The Princess Bride
  5. Stephanie Plum and Ranger from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series
  6. Mitch and Abby McDeere of John Grisham’s The Firm
  7. Juliet Ashton and Dawsey Adams of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  8. Maggie McPherson and Mickey Haller in Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller series
  9. Sarah and Michael Hosea of Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love
  10. Connie Goodwin and Sam Hartley of Katherine Howe’s The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane