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March Monthly News

Welcome to the March edition of monthly news!
I read many more books than I posted reviews, but they are touring in April.

BOOKS:
Glitches - Marissa Meyer (recommend)A Story of Easter and All Of Us - Roma Downey & Mark Burnett (recommend)Cinder - Marissa Meyer (HIGHLY recommend)The Queen's Army - Marissa Meyer (recommend)Falling - E. Van Lowe (recommend)The Spindlers - Lauren Oliver (recommend)

PRODUCTS:
Solosso Customized Dress Shirt (recommend)Daybox Extra Large Weekly Pill Box (recommend)Sabi Sport Cane (recommend)mp3gratiss (recommend)
MOVIES:
The Counselor
Yearly Total:22 Books, 6 Products & 8 Movies

RECIPES:
Slowcooker Beef Noodle Soup
Book of the Month:

Book of the Year:



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100+ Book Challenge April Linky

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Each book you read, please add the url to that post in the Linky below. I may choose your review as a surprise winner!
HAPPY READING!
Another fantastic month for reviews!  For March, Angels are Kids and Furkids got the surprise. Congrats Angie! You reiterated to me why I shouldn't judge a book by its' cover. 
Now it's a new month and we have more books to read. Make sure you are on the sign up page and you will qualify for a surprise. Provided I can afford one.  :-)
Leave your reviews for April in the Linky below.






2014 Mount TBR March Checkpoint

Okay, I do this challenge every year. In the beginning, I completed it no problem. The last couple years though have been an issue. You can see my challenge for this year over here.
I am doing better than last year though. I don't think I had any books read for the challenge at this point. This year I have one. Yup, you read that right. ONE. Seeing as how I am trekking up Mount Vancouver, I need to get it together. I have at least 35 more to go!
The one book I completed is by Tricia Goyer. It was awesome, check my review out here. In this book you learn how to put Amish teachings into your daily life. Even if it's when you have your moment with God, who happens to be the only person in the book worth mentioning.  :-)
So there is my checkpoint. Hopefully the next checkpoint I will be up the hill a little more.

Blasting About: Fortune Cookie (With #Giveaway)

Fortune Cookie
Sadie Hoffmiller has always liked things to be just so. A place for everything and everything in its place. Order over chaos. And of all things Sadie should be able to control, her own wedding is at the top of the list.

With the big day just three weeks away, Sadie is busily adding the final touches to her wedding plans but the arrival of a mysterious letter from San Francisco changes everything. The only person Sadie knows in San Francisco is her older sister, Wendy, whom she hasn’t seen since their mother’s funeral nearly fifteen years ago.

Sadie has faced off against murderers and criminals in recent years, yet the possibility of reconnecting with her sister is both overwhelming and frightening. Sadie soon discovers, however, that the letter is just the beginning when Wendy’s world turns out to be a place of unanswered questions, twisted truths, and more than one person with a motive for murder.

The more Sadie digs into her sister’s past, the more she places her own …

mp3gratiss #Review

mp3gratissis a music and video search engine website that is based in Indonesia. 
You can sign up for a free account, though you do not have to, and listen or watch whatever your heart desires. Having an account would be beneficial though for saving favorites and keeping track of what you watch.
While watching the videos, if you scroll to the bottom of the page, there is some handy music suggestions relating to the videos you have been listening to at that time.
I did a search for one of Iggy Azalea's tracks, My World. It listed every source available.There were versions I had not heard before, which was cool. You can even download the mp3 for free. No strings whatsoever, and you don't need to be signed in to get it either. That's the coolest part.
Now, at the top of the site, on the home page, I noticed all these 'TV' buttons. I decided to click on SCTV. 
I thought of the one I watched as a kid, with John Candy and the boys, but had a feeling this would be different. 
I…

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 171!

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) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.






This is from 26% on my Kindle.
Yet even as Marianna said those words, Rebecca could see it was more than that. She'd known Marianna enough years to know that when her eyebrows pushed together and the skin folded on her forehead, something was wrong. She also saw from Marianna's tight-lipped gaze that she wasn't going to change her mind.










S Is For Songs

I'm so glad that Spring has sprung and sledding season is over.
At least in my nook of the world anyway.
Other parts of Canada are not so lucky. This is why I'm thankful to have the Lake Effect and miss most of the crappy stuff... a.k.a. the snow.
It's rain season now, in fact it's trying to rain now.
But today I had no photos planned to share, so I decided to take the easy way out and share some of my all-time favorite songs with you all.
Enjoy the musical break.



You all know from one of my E posts how much I love Elvis.
This song has tons of meaning for me.
My cousin was killed by a drunk driver in front of my home, which I witnessed, and this song we danced to at his wedding. He was my favorite person because we shared a love of the king. I always think of Billy when I hear it, and it makes me smile.




This is my all-time favorite punk band. Bad Brains.
This song is my all-time favorite punk track.
It's basically a song about how you can be your own worst enemy. …

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#22: The Spindlers - Lauren Oliver

Evocative of Alice in Wonderland, this novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver is a bewitching story about the reaches of loyalty and the enduring power of hope. Looking across the breakfast table one morning, twelve-year-old Liza feels dread wash over her. Although her younger brother, Patrick, appears the same, Liza knows that he is actually quite different. She is certain that the spindlers—evil, spiderlike beings—came during the night and stole his soul. And Liza is also certain that she is the only one who can rescue him. Armed with little more than her wits and a huge talking rat for a guide, Liza descends into the dark and ominous underground to save Patrick's soul. Her quest is far from easy: she must brave tree-snakes, the Court of Stones, and shape-shifting scawgs before facing her greatest challenge in the spindlers' lair, where more than just Patrick's soul is at stake.

Paperback: 272 pagesPublisher: HarperCollins (August 27, 2013)ISBN: 97800619…

Teaser Tuesdays

Liza, Liza, Liza, they chanted, in voices that were as soft as a snake's hiss. Come join us, Liza. Live forever, Liza. Play forever, Liza.

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Breathtaking: Seven Bestselling Novels of Love and Suspense (With #Giveaway)

Breathtaking: Seven Bestselling Novels of Love and Suspense Boxed set is only $.99 March 24th through March 29th.
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Breathtaking Book Trailer Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon

Deliah Dreser's in town to take care of family business. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but there's more to Lilah than meets the eye. Cole's in danger of losing his heart when this firestorm throws sparks his way. Is she simply playing him for the fool in order to exact revenge for her brother's murders?

Bestselling author Sherry Gammon's reviewers exclaim; "She has a gift for touching her readers with beautiful, gripping stories that you can’t put down."







Home Before Dark by Christy Barritt

Nothing good ever happens after dark. Those were the words country singer Daleigh McDermott’s father always repeated.

Now her father is dead, and Daleigh finds a hidden journal hinting that his death was no accident. Small town mechani…

#21: Falling - E. Van Lowe

The End is Near 

Will Megan Barnett go falling back into the arms of dreamy earth angel Guy Matson upon his return? Or is she, in fact, falling in love with the demon Orthon? Or will her out-of-control abilities send her falling into Satan’s open arms? 

In the final, heart-stopping chapter of the "Falling Angels Saga," Megan Barnett is on a quest to rid her life of Satan forever, but Satan has other plans, including a lavish wedding. He’s willing to destroy her family and everyone she loves to have his way. To add to the drama, rogue demons have risen from hell with plans of their own. 
Will Megan finally have her happily-ever-after, or is she doomed to an eternity in HELL? 


Kindle: 508 KBPrint Length: 266 pagesPublisher: White Whisker Books; First Edition edition (March 11, 2014)ASIN: B00IYY0Q76

AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA

My review for book 1, Boyfriend From Hell My review for book 2, Earth Angel My review for book 3, Heaven Sent
Other books I've reviewed by E. Van Lowe: My review

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 170!

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 grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.







I reached the elevator and punched the button with my fist. Bam! Again, Bam! Again, Bam!









#Recipe: Slowcooker Beef Noodle Soup

INGREDIENTS

1 package of Beef Strips (stir-fry kind), cut in smaller pieces1 large Carrot, peeled and sliced2 Celery stalks, sliced1 Onion, sliced2 Baby Bok Choy, cut up2 tsp salt2 tsp pepper2 containers of Beef Broth (I use the box kind)1 & 1/2 c egg noodles
METHOD Add all ingredients to your slowcooker/crock pot and cook on high 4 hours. Add egg noodles and cook for 1/2 hour more.  Sprinkle with fresh Parmigiano Cheese and serve with a Baguette.

Serves 3-4

R Is For Routine

It rained yesterday and even this morning a little. The skies are still pretty threatening though.
I don't mind the rain. I can still get around and not feel like it holds me back in any way. Snow, on the other hand, is not Freda-friendly. It's depressing, cold, piles so high you can't get around, and just plain sucks.
I'm so glad Spring has finally sprung and pray the snow is done.
It remains to be seen though with all this crazy weather we've been having.
Global warming, yeah okay.... more like global snowing.
Anyway, my R post is not about the rain, though it could be I have lots to say. No today I'm gonna discuss routine.
Okay, maybe not this routine, but routine in general.
I am the kind of girl that lives for routine. I know some people say monotony, but I say routine.
I like knowing that my day is balanced, I know what to do and expect, and have set tasks to do. I prefer to ensure my daily tasks happen at the same time every day, like feeding the dogs, …