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May Monthly News

Welcome to May Monthly News!
I hope all you mom's had a great mother's day!
You will notice a low amount of books reviewed. Rest assured I read more than that, but they are touring at later dates.



MOVIES:
  1. Devil's Due
  2. Out Of The Furnace
  3. Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (recommend)

Yearly Total:  36 Books, 7 Products & 15 Movies


DIY:

Book of the Month:


Book of the Year:





SPECIAL POSTS:

ALPHABE THURSDAYS (Get To Know Freda):
A Is For Animals                   A Is For Asleep
B Is For Books                     B Is For Best Friend Bella
C Is For Cake                      C Is For Cookies
D Is For Dad(s)                    D Is For Dream (Come True)
E Is For Elvis                       E Is For Ewok
F Is For Freda                     F Is For Festive Family
G Is For Gangs                    G Is For Game
H Is For Hobbies                  H Is For Hooked
I Is For Inked                      I Is For Insane
J Is For Jalapeno                  J Is For Juice
K Is For Kids                       K Is For Kitty
L Is For Live Music               L Is For Love
M Is For Mom                      M Is For Munchies #Recipe
N Is For Noob                      N Is For New
O Is For Older                     O Is For Orange
P Is For Poetry                    P Is For Photography 
Q Is For Quiet                     Q Is For Quit
R Is For Religion                  R Is For Routine
S Is For Soup Nazi               S Is For Songs
T Is For Two Things             T Is For Tea
U Is For Unique                    U Is For Up
V Is For Vince                     V Is For Violets

Comments

  1. May was a great month for you! Congrats!

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  2. Ha! Grumpy Cat! he is a riot.
    I'm listening to the audio of Cress from the Cinder series and loving it. Have a good June :-)

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  3. i've been meaning to start Cinder! i've heard nothing but good things. i'll have to check out A Bridge Unbroken too!
    jenn @ hello, rigby!

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