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

Native American Heritage Month Reads – 2014 Edition

Sequoyah with a tablet depicting his writing system for the Cherokee language. 19th-century print of a painting. | Wikipedia

I must confess: I’ve not read much Native American literature. I read a couple of books by the talented Sherman Alexie in 2013 but I’ve resolved to broaden my horizons. I happily discovered Open Education Database (OEDb)’s list – 20 Native American Authors You Need to Read. By this time next year, I hope to say I’ve read a few more pieces of Native American literature.
So, now I present a few books in honor of  Native American Heritage Month. To visit the store, please click on any of these book covers. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! 🙂
Flight: A Novel  Love Medicine: Newly Revised Edition (P.S.) Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter  The Woman Who Owned the Shadows  Spirit and Reason: The Vine Deloria Jr. Reader
House Made of Dawn  Harper's Anthology of Twentieth Century Native American Poetry  Native Liberty: Natural Reason and Cultural Survivance
Fools Crow (Penguin Classics)  Crazy Brave: A Memoir  Woven Stone (Sun Tracks)
Love at Gunpoint  From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian  Sundown
Pushing the Bear (Harvest Book)  The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings  A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children (Contemporary Native American Communities)

TBRs – Sarah Addison Allen’s First Frost

First Frost

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen | Goodreads

I noticed this upcoming Sarah Addison Allen title on The Caffeinated Book Reviewer’s Sunday Post. When I saw this book was a sequel to Allen’s Garden Spells, I became even more anxious for this book.


Blog Ahead! (NaNoWriMo bloggy style) Kick Off

Blog Ahead Challenge | Herding Cats & Burning Soup

As posted this past Monday, I’ve signed up to Blog Ahead with Anna this November. Here’s some more info:

November 1-30th, 2014

What is the Blog Ahead Challenge?

The basic goal is to get “ahead” in my blog posts. Anna challenges us to increase the number of pre-schedules (posts written and arranged to go live at a future time) by 30. As of November 1st, I have 6 pre-schedules. Now, I’ve accepted the challenge and must finish November with 36 pre-schedules.

What’s My Game Plan? 

Check out the sidebar! I’ll update this widget throughout the month. Also, I’ll include the button on posts inspired by this challenge. I’ll work on:

  • Book Reviews
  • Sunday Posts | Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
  • Top Ten Tuesdays | The Broke and the Bookish
  • TBRs
  • #TbTB (Throwback Thursday Books)
  • Holidays & Heritage Months
  • Seeing the Story Feature
  • Wrapping Up Bloggerversary Challenge 2014
  • What Are You Reading? Feature
  • Comment Catch Up Feature
  • Divergent Week

Week 1 Pre-Schedule Goal – 7

  1. Sunday Post
  2. TBR
  3. Top Ten Tuesday
  4. Book Review
  5. #TbTB
  6. Holidays & Heritage Months Post
  7. Comment Catch Up