March’s Meeting of the Virginia Wine and Book Club This is the point when I think the blog’s name of “Playing Jokers” really comes into play. Here is something about books but perhaps not a typical review, book news, cover … Continue reading
Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl by Susan McCorkindale Published: October 7th 2008 by NAL TradeFormat/Source: Signed paperback, Bought Synopsis: At her husband’s prompting, suburban mom and New York career woman Susan McCorkindale agreed to give up her stressful six-figure … Continue reading
Friday 56 (hosted by Freda’s Voice) Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post below … Continue reading
BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! Early yesterday evening, I got the news from the Sword and Laser book club on Goodreads. Later I saw the announcement. Goodreads is joining the Amazon family. The Goodreads announcement … Continue reading
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama Published: September 4th 2012 by Macmillan Young Listeners/Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Format/Source: Audio CD borrowed from Cover2Cover Backcover Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons … Continue reading
Hell’s Legionnaire by L. Ron Hubbard Published: March 21st 2011 by Galaxy Audio Format/Source: Audiobook from Librarything Early Reviewers Ever contemplated joining the French Foreign Legion? Ever made a joke about them? Or perhaps listened to the Decemberists’ song, “The … Continue reading
Hello! Just a quick post to say that I have finally (well it’s only been like 9 days, so perhaps I’m being too hard on myself) gotten my act together and added lots of different ways to follow me. Unless you’ve already figured out ways, you can now follow me using Bloglovin, Networked Blogs, WordPress, Linky Followers, or by email. I’ll continue to learn more and make it easier for you to view Playing Jokers. Please feel free to suggest different ways–I could definitely use the guidance!
Thanks everyone for helping to spread the word about Playing Jokers!
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson Published: March 12th 2013 by Random House Children’s Books Format/Source: Paperback ARC from Cover2Cover Synopsis: The Bluebeard fairy tale retold. . . . When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives … Continue reading
Eight days after starting entirely too late on a Sunday night to create a blog for the first time in a couple of years, I have learned some valuable lessons. I started this book blog because for the past three … Continue reading
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme from The Story Siren where you can share bookish things you’ve acquired recently. Bought Mongoliad Book 1 by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, E.D. deBirmingham, Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey, Cooper Moo $.99 … Continue reading