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Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks (21)

Paperback: 512 pages Publisher: Random House Large Print; Lrg edition (October 17, 2017) ISBN: 9780525590507


A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of To…
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Good Girl Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry (20)

Kindle: 1433 KBPrint: 338 pagesPublisher: Chassagnard Publishing; 2 edition (July 23, 2016)ASIN: B01IZD3PD2

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Kal's no fool, though sometimes she might pretend to be, because hiding her strengths is a great way to extract information.

An expert in psychology, she first learnt her craft from her deceased father. He was a man with disturbing secrets. When her journalist mother goes missing, Kal investigates.
What she uncovers involves murder, trafficking and Kal’s own worst nightmare… Crime, suspense, thriller. A new, kick-ass heroine. Good Girl Bad Girl is the first in the Kal Medi series.
Ann Girdharry is a crime/suspense/thriller author. Her debut thriller, GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL (Kal Medi #1), is an ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD FINALIST 2017. It's also a Readers Favorite Five Star Book.
Kal Medi #2 is due to be published soon - watch for it! 

She has also written some short stories, and is a trained psychotherapist. She worked for many years in the UK as…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 345!
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
I had a feeling I might not get through this book in 1 week.  I totally blame Thanksgiving. 

HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13th! Improvisation;  46% on Kindle

October Bingo

Hosted by Chapter Break


Another chance for me to do better.  Yay for October!


IN A SERIES Good Girl Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry
SPOOKY Good Girl Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry
EBOOK Good Girl Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry
RELUCTANT HERO Good Girl Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry
DECEPTION Good Girl Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry
HUMOR/SASSY/SARCASM Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks


**This is a reading challenge post.


The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 344!
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
Another new book for me this week! I'm on a roll and hope to keep momentum. Keep in mind it is Thanksgiving this weekend, here in Canada, so my spare time will be for sleeping when I'm not working or prepping. You may see this bad boy another week, but fingers crossed that I am wrong. I can live with being wrong, just once. 😊
Improvisation;  26% on Kindle

#Win A Few Minor Adjustments (WW) With Q&A!

Raised in Venice, California, Cherie Kephart longed to travel and experience the way other people lived. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia on a water sanitation and health education project, Cherie returned to the United States with an African souvenir she didn’t expect: a mysterious illness. She fell severely ill and almost died, leaving her with symptoms that went undiagnosed for many years. This inspired Cherie to write her memoir, A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing, taking the reader on a powerful, but-entertaining journey through her adventures and search for life-saving answers. A graduate of the University of Auckland, New Zealand with an M.A. in Medical and Cultural Anthropology with First Class Honors, Cherie also holds a B.A. in Communications from UCSD and a Certification in Scientific and Technical Writing. A Few Minor Adjustments is a 2017 San Diego Book Awards winner. It was also featured in the San Diego Memoir Showcase and was performed onsta…

Why Him #Movie

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1 hr 51 minutes
Rated R

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Over the holidays, Ned, an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley millionaire boyfriend, Laird. The rivalry develops,and Ned's panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
Starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston



REVIEW: What a riot! I laughed so many times. This movie is a real hoot! James Franco plays a moron, but a sweetheart too. He's in love with this guys' daughter and the dynamic between Franco and the family is too much. It left me in stitches throughout, the hubby too! Great cast and story. Loved seeing Megan Mullally too! She's awesome! This is a great adult movie for date night!
4/5

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