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

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Siri Hustvedt’s What I Loved (Bloggerversary Challenge)


What I Loved: A Novel

What I Loved: A Novel by Siri Hustvedt | Jorie’s Store @ Amazon

Title: What I Loved: A Novel
Author: Siri Hustvedt
ISBN: 9780312421199
Length: 370 pages
Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: Picador
Genre: Psychological Fiction
Source: Harris County Public Library

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Reasons for Reading: As I perused the 1001 Books list for a 2000s book,  I noticed Siri Hustvedt’s What I Loved and posted this book as an option for my annual challenge. Since What I Loved was less than four hundred pages, I felt reading it wouldn’t take me long.  Hustvedt’s book received the majority of votes and I requested it from Harris County Public Library (HCPL).

Summary: Beginning in 1975 New York City, art historian Leo Hertzberg (narrator of the story) finds a painting which entrances him in a SoHo gallery. After buying the painting, he tracks down Bill Wechsler, the artist. Hertzberg and Wechsler build a great friendship spanning twenty-five years. Additionally, their wives, Erica and Lucille, respectively, fall pregnant. Hertzberg and Erica have Matthew while Wechsler and Lucille have Mark. Later, Wechsler becomes involved with his muse, Violet. The novel follows these relationships; their joys and losses.

One Thing I Learned from this book: I knew macular deg

What I Loved: The rich characterization brought these characters to life. I saw Bill Wechsler as well as Lucille and Violet. The clarity amazed me.

What I Loathed: Not in the stupid sense of this word; this book was dense. Normally, I can read roughly twenty pages in an evening. However, it took me that long to read a single paragraph. Yes, even the title provided hints of things to come in this novel. I spent the first part braced for the crash. When it happened, boy, did it!

RR - Orange

Rainbow Rating: Orange – Restricted from those under age 17 

 

Song: Paul Mauriat – Love is Blue (HQ)

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2014 Bloggerversary Giveaway – Book Winners


Bloggerversary Giveaway

 

Readers, you voted! Here are the winners of the 1001 Books Bloggerversary Challenge: 

Pre-1800

1001 Nights by Various Authors 

1800s 

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

1900s 

Out of Africa by Karen Blixen

2000s

What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt

The winner of the $10 Amazon gift card will soon be revealed.