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October Monthly News

Welcome to the October edition of Monthly News!
Happy Halloween to you all!

BOOKS: The Last Temptation - Neil Gaiman (recommend)Where Treetops Glisten - Tricia Goyer, Cara Putnam & Sarah Sundin (recommend)Idiot's Guide to Slow Cooker Cooking (recommend)12 Days Of Christmas Six Sisters Stuff (recommend)Julia, Child - Kyo Maclear & Julie Morstad (recommend)Gideon Lee - Lisa OrchardThe Meat Cookbook (recommend)Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson (HIGHLY recommend)The Tucci Table - Stanley Tucci & Felicity Blunt (recommend)
MOVIES: And So It Goes (recommend)
PRODUCTS: Ornaments With Love (recommend)
Yearly Total:76 Books, 12 Products & 24 Movies
Book of the Month:

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5. Moo Business Cards
6. Blogdash 
7. Unique Rewards
8. Mad Mimi
9. Honest Insite
10. Glitter Network
11. Wantable
12. LinkVehicle 13.

#Giveaway: Ornaments With Love #HolidayGiftGuide2014

I love Ornaments With Love!
I have worked with the company for the past two Christmas's and each year I am able to make someone's Christmas a whole lot more special with a gift that is personal between myself and them. Last year I freaked my mom's freak, and this year I get to freak my sister's freak.



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**No compensation was received for posting. Earlier an ornament was received to facilitate a review. This post is part of the Holiday Gift Guide for 2014. This site is not responsible for shipping the giveaway prize. Opinions are owned y this site.

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 201!

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.




I stared at her, remembering the brief vision I had before I fainted. The bridge. The fall. The thud.










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XIV (If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought)

If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say "I love her for her smile--her look--her way Of speaking gently,--for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and certes brought A sense of ease on such a day--" For these things in themselves, Beloved, may Be changed, or change for thee,--and love, so wrought, May be unwrought so. Neither love me for Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheek dry,-- A creature might forget to weep, who bore Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby! But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning


A Girl's Garden Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky Carpe Diem Dream within a Dream Echo Flower Garden God Gave A Loaf To Every Bird How Do I Love Thee I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Just After Rain Kin Little Bo Peep Million Man March Nothing Gold Can Stay Only A Dad Phenomenal Woman Question And Answer Road Not Taken Still I Rise There's A Certain Slant Of…

#76: The Tucci Table - Stanley Tucci & Felicity Blunt

Featuring family-friendly recipes and stunning photography, an all-new cookbook from New York Times bestselling author, beloved actor, and respected foodie Stanley Tucci.

Stanley Tucci’s association with wonderful foods began for fans with the movie Big Night and resonated in his role as Julia Child’s husband in Julie & Julia. But well before these films, he was enjoying innovative homemade Italian meals throughout his childhood, when family and food were nearly inseparable and cooking was always a familial venture.

Now, in a completely new, family-focused cookbook, Tucci captivates food lovers’ imaginations with recipes from his traditional Italian roots as well as those of his British wife, Felicity Blunt, tied together with a modern American ribbon. The time-tested recipes include pasta alla bottarga, mushroom-stuffed trout, pork chops with onions and mustard sauce, barbeque chicken wings, and much, much more! Nothing will make you happier to spend time with family than the aroma…

Blasting About: The Match Maker (With #Giveaway)

Freda's Voice is happy to be part of the book blast for The Match Maker by Karey White. Please read to the end for a great giveaway! 


The Match Maker by Karey White (The Husband Maker #2)

(Summary contains spoilers if you have not yet read book #1 The Husband Maker)

It’s been six months since Charlotte and Kyle broke up, and the Husband Maker strikes again. Kyle is officially engaged, while Charlotte is still nursing a broken heart.

In an effort to get Charlotte out of her rut, she and her best friend decide it’s time for some good old-fashioned matchmaking. While Aleena arranges for Charlotte to meet up with a handsome Scottish tourist, Charlotte gets her two best friends together. But when sparks start to fly between Aleena and Angus, Charlotte is left feeling more alone that ever--at least until the charming Scotsman becomes more than just a safe, rebound guy and teaches her that maybe, just maybe, she can dare to open her heart again.

The Match Maker releases on November 1st Orde…

Teaser Tuesdays

She waits for the night to fall.
Then she points her pistol through the door, And she aims at the streetlight While the freeway hisses. Dogs bark as the gun falls to the floor. The streetlight's still burning; She always misses. That's the day she'll leave. That's one little victory, that's all she needs! She pulls the shade; It's just another sunny Monday. She waits for the night to fall.    ("Sunny Sunday")


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#75: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her dad recently died in a car accident, and her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut—just in time for Amy’s senior year. To escape from it all, Amy embarks on a road trip, driving cross-country from the home she’s always known toward her new life. Joining her is Roger, the son of Amy’s mother’s old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, but her feelings for Roger develop as the miles roll by…. 

Told in traditional narrative as well as through a unique visual format that incorporates scraps from the road, this is the story of one teen’s journey to find herself.

Kindle: 29386 KBPrint Length: 368 pagesPublisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 4, 2010)ASIN: B003IQ1610
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AUTHOR BIO: Morgan Matson formerly worked as a teen book editor. Morgan is a lover of roadtrips, having crossed the USA three times ... so far, and a huge music fan, both passions that fed into her first YA…

And So It Goes #Movie

A self-absorbed Realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.



AVAILABLE NOW!
Rated PG
94 minutes
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REVIEW: Bring tissues! The happy tears will flow, or at least choke you up during this movie. I didn't like Michael Douglas's character one bit. At first, anyway. That changed though. Michael Douglas played this guy well though. He actually became my favorite character, next to the little girl who stole the show. Yeah, surprised me too. This is such a romantic, yet funny movie. Perfect for date night. Family and love are the two themes, though told in a humorous way. I recommend this heartwarming movie.
4/5


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#74: Food & Drink Boutique at DK Canada with The Meat Cookbook

With more than 300 recipes covering pork, lamb, beef, poultry, game, and offal, The Meat Cookbook is loaded with authentic international recipes such as Feijoada (Brazilian stew), Frango Piri Piri (Portuguese spicy chicken), Andalucian Tripe, and much more. 50 step-by-step techniques on how to properly cook meat, expert advice from butchers on meats that can be butchered at home, and tips on flavor pairings make The Meat Cookbook more than a cookbook — it's a meat lover's bible.
Hardcover: 320 pagesPublisher: DK ADULT (September 1, 2014)ISBN: 9781465422873
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Be sure to check out the Idiot's Guides too! Remember my review I did?
I went through this book from front to back and dog-eared many pages. I ended up going with a recipe that I just knew my family would love. Underneath that beautiful bird is potatoes, leeks and carrots. Boy, was it ever juicy and delicious! I make a lot of chicken around here, especially roasted in the oven, and this…

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 200!

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.





Margaret Jones also puts in an account in Reverend John Hale's 1697 account A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft, published in Boston in 1702. Hale was a minister in Beverly whose wife was accused during a Salem picnic. A Modest Enquiry was his attempt to look at the nature of witchcraft in North America. He mistakenly cites Jones as the first person executed for witchcraft in New England; there is evidence that one Alice /young was executed in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1647, though very little record of her survives.











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Woman Work

I've got the children to tend The clothes to mend The floor to mop The food to shop Then the chicken to fry The baby to dry I got company to feed The garden to weed I've got shirts to press The tots to dress The can to be cut I gotta clean up this hut Then see about the sick And the cotton to pick.
Shine on me, sunshine Rain on me, rain Fall softly, dewdrops And cool my brow again.
Storm, blow me from here With your fiercest wind Let me float across the sky 'Til I can rest again.
Fall gently, snowflakes Cover me with white Cold icy kisses and Let me rest tonight.
Sun, rain, curving sky Mountain, oceans, leaf and stone Star shine, moon glow You're all that I can call my own.
~ Maya Angelou


A Girl's Garden Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky Carpe Diem Dream within a Dream Echo Flower Garden God Gave A Loaf To Every Bird How Do I Love Thee I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Just After Rain Kin Little Bo Peep Million Man March Nothing Gold Can Stay