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Showing posts from January, 2016

January Monthly News

Welcome to the January edition of monthly news! Happy new year to you all!  I hope it's off to a great start.  For me, it's been bittersweet. While this new year has essentially been nothing to complain about in my personal life, we have had a funeral to attend when an extended family member died. He was 93 though, so instead of being sad, we mostly celebrated his life. R.I.P. Henry. A ton of famous people have died this year already too. Is it something in the air?! I didn't really make any resolutions this year, per say, but I did decide that I wasn't reviewing anything I didn't absolutely need in my life. I guess it was consuming my life and I needed to step back a bit. Did you make any resolutions? Have they stuck or dissolved already? BOOKS: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald (recommend) Pop Sonnets - Erik Didriksen (recommend) The Shamrock Case - Linda Weaver Clarke (recommend) Since You've Been Gone - Morg

Hot Hamilton #Recipe

Let me introduce you to the best sangweech, (sandwich), ever created.  The Hot Hamilton This sangweech was originally created by my ex boyfriend. He happens to be best friends with my brother-in-law, and no it's not awkward at all. He gave the recipe to my sister, who adapted it to her tastes. She, of course, gave it to me. I then adapted it to my tastes. Let's just say, some like it hot and some like it too hot. I'm not the latter. I like my sangweech to have a little kick, not a whole beat down. So here is the instructions... 'cause building a sangweech is science, I tell ya. **Read note at bottom before cooking** INGREDIENTS Pre-cooked chicken breast strips. (Most packs serve 2-3, which is 1 sangweech serving) 2 TBSP Aurora Pickled Hot Peppers in Oil 1/4 TSP Salt  1/4 TSP Pepper 1/4 TSP Cayenne Pepper 1/4 TSP Chili Powder 1/4 TSP Curry Powder 1 TSP Frank's Red Hot Sauce I wooden spoon dollop of mayonnaise (I use the mayo made with o

CSFTS O Canada: The Wonders of Winter (12)

Canadian winters are notorious! But this collection will warm your heart, brighten your day, and lift your spirits with its 101 stories about embracing and making the most of those long winter months. Winters in Canada are tough, but so are the people! Any Canadian – from east to west coast; from city to rural – will love the 101 stories in this new collection about embracing those long winter days and making the most of them. Filled with amusing and encouraging stories about weathering the cold, creating warm memories with family and friends, and playing great winter sports. Paperback:  400 pages Publisher:  Chicken Soup for the Soul (November 5, 2013) ISBN:  9781611599312 AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA   |   AMAZON UK My Review  for  Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tougher People My Review  for  Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings My Review  for  Chicken Soup for the Soul: True Love My Review  for  Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Mirac

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 259! 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. AMAZON PAGE 56 Tally collapsed on the grass. Her whole body ached, every muscle exhausted. "Thanks for the lesson. Flying's the best." A free read for this week's #Friday56 ( A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Jan 28, 2016 at 5:29pm PST                                    ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY. Book Beginnin

Slip Of The Knife by Denise Mina (11)

Paddy Meehan is no stranger to murder--as a reporter she lives at crime scenes--but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police. Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has been found hooded and shot through the head. Paddy knows she will be of little help--she had not seen Terry in more than six months. So she is bewildered to learn that in his will he has left her his house and several suitcases full of notes. Drawn into a maze of secrets and lies, Paddy begins making connections to Terry's murder that no one else has seen, and soon finds herself trapped in the most important--and dangerous--story of her career. Series:  Paddy Meehan (Book 3) Paperback:  340 pages Publisher:  Back Bay Books; 1st edition (March 8, 2010) ISBN:  9780316015608 AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA   |   AMAZON UK Denise Mina was born in Glasgow, Scotland . At twenty one, she passed exams, got in to study Law at Glasgow University and went on to research a

Intro Teaser Tuesdays

Amazon NAKED 1990 Terry Hewitt had never been as afraid as he was now. It was being naked that terrified him. He was stripped of all identifying marks, untraceable, ready for his grave.  When she opened the car door Merki had turned on the radio and was happily singing along to " Daydream Believer "  "Get me the fuck out of Glasgow, Merki." **No compensation was received for posting. Compensation will be earned if purchases are made from the link within. This post is part of a weekly meme.

#Win Rustler's Moon by Jodi Thomas (US)

A fifth-generation Texan, JODI THOMAS sets the majority of her novels in her home state. With a degree in Family Studies, Thomas is a marriage and family counselor by education, a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A & M University campus, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence. When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, Tom, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo, and "checking up" on their two grown sons. “Thomas is a wonderful storyteller, and her latest offering is a great example of her work – a tender and sweet story of romance. Readers will have their heartstrings gently tugged as the featured characters find their way to one another. Fans of Debbie Macomber will definitely appreciate the Ranso

Spectre #Movie

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 9! PRE-ORDER NOW! Rated PG 150 minutes AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA   |   AMAZON UK REVIEW: Action-packed. This Bond movie is one of my favorites, as far as the newer ones goes. I wasn't really feeling Skyfall, but Spectre was better for me. The only thing I didn't like was the three minute musical interlude after the film started. Maybe some people want to hear that shit, but not me. I am in it to watch Bond in action, kicking butt and taking names. I'm not watching to hear a song. Seriously. But the movie made up for the poor placement of the song. I loved the cars, oh some of them bring memories back for fans, the stuff that got shot at or blown up, and you know Mr. Bon

BOGO Free Hoodies at Reebok - Today Only!

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The Missing Heir by Linda Weaver Clarke (10)

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing.  Dell Murphy has passed on and left a fortune to his nephew. He wants his nephew to continue his work at the orphanage in Mexico , but there is one problem. Neal Woods is missing! If Amelia and Rick can’t find him soon, the fortune will be turned over to Dell’s brother and sister who intend to close down “Uncle Dell’s Orphanage.” If that happens, where will the children go? Kindle:  770 KB Print Length:  213 pages Publisher:  Red Mountain Shadows Publishing (September 20, 2014) ASIN:  B00MSUCXO6 AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA   |   AMAZON UK Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching and encouraging people to write their family history and autobiograp