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Collections2020 [TBR] (7), #CFSRS19 [TBR/read] (19), #EnterTheFantastic [TBR] A/YA (4), #MyYASummer [TBR/read] (40), Audiobooks [TBR] (5), #WyrdAndWonder2019 (14), The Classics Club 2018/23 (1), Cross-posted to LT (48), Read and Blogged (7), 2019 New Books [TBR] (21), Historical Fiction [TBR] (68), Cosy Mysteries [TBR] (3), One girl seeks out #DragonFiction & #GryphonFiction! (63), #EqualityInLit is #DiverseLit (60), A Book Blogger's Backlogue (125), #LibraryLoveChallenge [2019] (3), #BeatTheBacklist [2019] (*read) (14), Your library (4), Reading for Review (115), LT/ER Favourites [Read/Reviewed] (3), Wishlist (49), Authors Keen to Read [2013/18] (1), #HistoricalFix Selections (1), #LoveINSPIRED Suspense (7), Currently reading (10), #25PagePreview Feature of #JLASblog (Books in-progress) (5), Read for Review (on my blog) (595), Audiobooks Reviewed (on my blog) (39), Not my cuppa (Stories Seeking Readers) (112), To read (18), Featured Author on #JLASblog (TBR) (137), Authors Found Me (Twitter) [TBR] (134), Jorie's Next Reads (TBR) (28), Books to Re-Read (4), INSPY: Inspirational Fiction (TBR) (3), LT Random Finds (TBR) (60), Foodie Fiction [TBR} (8), 2017 New Books (TBR) (69), 2016 New Books (TBR) (24), Stories via LT/ER (TBR) (37), LT Member Recs (TBR) (4), ChocLit Next Reads (TBR) (1), Cookbooks or Baking Books (TBR) (3), Children's Lit (TBR) (1), Science Fiction (TBR) (8), Stories of Adoption [TBR] (2), MG (Middle Grade) Lit [TBR] (9), Young Adult [TBR] (2), Read but unowned (12), Borrowed (Local Library or ILL) (28), Favorites (137), Select Non-Fiction Favourites (14), All collections (1,576)

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TagsHistorical Fiction (217), Contemporary (Modern) Fiction (post 1945) (202), Young Adult (114), Contemporary Romance (98), Equality in Literature (85), Historical Romance (83), Fantasy (70), Children's Lit (59), INSPY Contemporary Fiction (56), Speculative Fiction (55) — see all tags

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About meJorie Story is a book blogger, joyful tweeter and a writer whose season of publishing has yet to come. Happily spending her hours seeking out wicked sweet stories conceived with a dedicated passion by their writers: she is a time traveller through the portals which stories can yield seeking her favourite next reads.

Entering her 7th year [2013-2020] as a book blogger she expanded her influence as a social reader by becoming an influencer with Once Upon A Book Club*, LibroFM and the Crime Fiction Subsciption Box. (*a monthly subscription box for Adult & YA readers)

Her first vintage typewriter is a Royal wherein her future collective works will be composed and created. She has a knitty heart for charity and is eclectically geeky by nature. Photography is a medium of art she has developed through self-discipline and exploration of wildlife habitats and natural landscapes.

She is toying with the idea of vocalising her ‘term’ Cosy Horror into an inventive work of story which parlays itself between what is Psychological Suspenseful with an edgy textural element of Horror. Where she wanders outside of this scope of focus is yet unknown.

Supports #EqualityInLit
Advocate for libraries
Advocate for Authors
An Eclectically Geeky Book Blogger

A champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. She writes comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of her reading observations. She dances through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment.

About my libraryA writer who not only dances through genres as she devours stories but carries the torch forward whilst composing her own narratives and worlds. Not limiting herself to one particular branch of literary shelving, she happily resides inside Science Fiction, High Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense (esp Cosy Historical Mysteries or Rom Suspense), Historical Fiction (esp keen on Biographical HistFic), Nautical Fiction, Poetry and Inspirational Fiction (multi-genres of interest).

You'll notice an uptick of focus on Harlequin Heartwarming and Love Inspired Suspense novelists in my shelves - over the past years, I've become wicked addictive to the stories being penned by these authors and I find it a cuppa joy to soak inside their novels.

She devours YA & MG Lit on a regular basis whilst attempting to stack her reading hours with more Classical works of literature; she's practically an inactive member of The Classics Club as a result! Her select Non-Fiction choices run the gambit of the diverse topics & subjects which catch her eye of interest.

A traditional reader of print books & a listener of audiobooks, as she does not read digitally due to chronic migraines. She does appreciate short chapter samplers or excerpts to aide her search for new authors to read. (*) Note if any ebooks show up in my library I received an (printed) ARC or finished print copy to read and/or review (on my blog). In rare cases I was itching for a print release whilst the book was strictly Digital First.

Ultimate dream: get a cuecat and organise my personal library which I've been curating since I was a young reader hungry for a story that would satisfy my curious imagination for a well-built world enriched by strong characters and a breadth of story.

Groups2019 Category Challenge, Combiners!, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction Fans

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Tasha Alexander, Rachel Amphlett, Brenda S Anderson, Tessa Arlen, Jane Austen, Joy Avon, Jina Bacarr, Zana Bell, Jo Beverley, Joanne Bischof, Sarah E. Boucher, Ann Brashares, Jessica Brockmole, Diane Burke, Morgan L. Busse, Sandra Byrd, Susanna Calkins, Marissa Campbell, Beth Carpenter, Debby Caruso, Maia Chance, Clare Chase, Yangsze Choo, Chris Thorndycroft, Agatha Christie, Hannah L. Clark, Lena Coakley, Elizabeth Collison, Tara Conklin, Rebecca Connolly, Vivian Conroy, Christina Courtenay, Cleo Coyle, Lynn Cullen, Julie E. Czerneda, Patricia Davids, Emerald Dodge, Beverley Eikli, Kate Elliott, Nicole Evelina, Lauren Winder Farnsworth, Kirsty Ferry, Dianne Freeman, Kathryn Freeman, Jackie Gamber, E. Chris Garrison, Hazel Gaynor, Nina George, Kellie Coates Gilbert, Deeanne Gist, Janet Gover, Heather Graham, Rosie Greenway, Philip Gulley, Robin Jones Gunn, Tracy Guzeman, Henriette Gyland, Sue Hallgarth, Thich Nhat Hanh, Irene Hannon, Lisa Harris, Liz Harris, Rachel Hauck, Katy Haye, Collins Hemingway, Dee Henderson, Alfred Hitchcock, Anna Lee Huber, Melanie Hudson, Kristen Hunt, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Amy Impellizzeri, Madhur Jaffrey, Margaret James, Rebecca H. Jamison, Raquel Jaramillo, E.D.C. Johnson, Carla Kelly, Jacqueline Kelly, Summer Kinard, Jennifer Kincheloe, Laurie R. King, Shannon Kirk, Christina Baker Kline, T.S. Krupa, Soraya Lane, Catherine Lanigan, K. B. Laugheed, Jennifer Lamont Leo, Julie Lessman, Catherine Lloyd, Nancy Lorenz, Rosanne E. Lortz, Tracey J. Lyons, Debbie Macomber, Cathy McDavid, Claire McEwen, Seanan McGuire, Mary McNear, Susan Meissner, Linda Mitchelmore, J. S. Monroe, Jan Moran, David Morrell, Pamela Morsi, L Davis Munro, Sarah Ockler, Amanda Ortlepp, Duane and Selena Pannell, Rhonda Parrish, Alyson Peterson, Adrienne Quintana, Laura Resau, Lucinda Riley, RJ Sullivan, Jennifer Robson, Karen Rock, M. J. Rose, Carol Ross, Viv Royce, Barbara Samuel, Terry Shames, Jennifer Silverwood, Isabelle Simler, Tara Sim, Susan Spann, Carolyn Steele, Berni Stevens, Richard Storry, Christine Stovell, Ashleyrose Sullivan, R.J. Sullivan, Susan Ornbratt, Larry D. Sweazy, Paul Mark Tag, Catherine Tinley, Charles Todd, Sarah Tranter, Amy Vastine, Becky Wade, Laura L. Walker, Cari Lynn Webb, Heather Webb, Helene Wecker, Stephanie Grace Whitson, Kamy Wicoff, Lauren Willig, Lisa Wingate, Jacqueline Winspear, Gwendolyn Womack, Sherryl Woods, Jeannie Wycherley (Shared favorites)

Favorite publishersBethany House, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Harlequin, HighBridge Audio, Kensington Books, Love Inspired, Minotaur Books, Plume, Recorded Books, W.W. Norton, World Weaver Press, Zondervan

Favorite listsSpeculative Fiction: The Classics, Top 15 Historical Fiction Novels 2016 (so far)


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