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October Monthly News

Welcome to the October edition of monthly news! My life is chaotic at the moment. No kids at home, and my mom has moved out. Empty-nesting is my life, and so is downsizing. Yup. Trying to find a place nowadays is harder than it used to be. It's either not what we like, too overpriced, or just in the worst place of the city. The housing market sky-rocketed and mixed with rising hydro rates... I wanna scream! But I digress. This is life. Welcome to adulting.  So, you may see less in the next couple of months. I will still be here, but with moving and working outside the home now, it will be a little less. Maybe. Tell me what has happened in your world lately... 
Happy Halloween, everyone!
BOOKS: The Candidate by Lis Wiehl (recommend)Christmas In Venice by Meadow Taylor (recommend)Wake Up To The Word by Joyce Meyer (recommend)The Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (recommend)The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter (recommend)Carniepunk: The Three Lives of Lydia by Delilah S. Dawson (recommend)Th…

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach (71)

Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Billy Nighy, and Dev Patel.

When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: “Can’t we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.” His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi’s entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of England. Several retirees are enticed by the promise of indulgent living at a bargain price, but upon arriving, they are dismayed to find that restoration of the once sophisticated hotel has stalled, and that such amenities as water and electricity are . . . infrequent. But what their new life lacks in luxury, they come to find, it’s plentiful in adventure, stunning beauty, and unexpected love.

Paperback: 336 pagesPublisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 13, 2012)ISBN: 9780812982428

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The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 297!
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. PAGE 56


This week's #Friday56 is from a Disney-Hyperion novel that has all your favorite villians in it! A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Oct 27, 2016 at 6:33pm PDT                                  ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

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Ice Age Collision Course

The fifth installment in the CGI-animated comedy adventure franchise. When Scrat (voice of Chris Wedge), still determined to get his elusive acorn, finds himself catapulted into outer space, he crashes his craft setting off a series of catastrophic cosmic events that threaten the future of planet Earth. As an asteroid hits Earth, Manny (Ray Romano), Ellie (Queen Latifah), Sid (John Leguizamo), Diego (Denis Leary) and the gang decide to pack up their things and move as far away as possible from the falling boulders. As they embark on an epic journey to find a new home, they come across some new and exciting sights as well as some interesting characters. The all-star voice cast also includes Melissa Rauch, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Pegg and Adam DeVine.


Available now!
Rated PG 94 minutes

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REVIEW: Another awesome movie for the Ice Age series! Keeping in line with the previous films, this one was full of excitement, drama, and laughs. I laughed so many times …

Blasting About Jack Templar and the Last Battle (with #Giveaway)

In the last book of the Jack Templar series, Jack and his friends race to stop Ren Lucre before he launches this Creach army against humankind. But the Lord of the Lesser Creach and the Lord of the Zombies hold the last two Jerusalem Stones Jack needs to have any chance of success. To make matters worse, the Oracle predicts that one of their group will die in the upcoming fight, and Jack discovers betrayal among those he trusts most.

Even so, Jack must find the courage to lead his friends into battle. Either they collect the Stones in time to defeat Ren Lucre or die trying. It’s "Do your duty, come what may" no matter the cost. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.





Excerpt
Before the witch could move, a shadow crashed through the hole in the collapsed roof, snarling and growling. Simultaneously, the cottage door flew open, nearly ripping from its hinges, and something ran into the room moving faster than I could track it. A second later, a person flew in from a side windo…

DIY Guide to Overcoming Depression - Oh No, Not Another Self-Help Blog!

According to the media and several bodies of research, depression is almost always at epidemic levels, but some people just cope better than others. However, there are those who simply can’t identify this condition for what it is and consequently don’t seek treatment as they can and should. Oftentimes, social workers are called in to assess the situation and recommend treatment plans which may or may not include ongoing consultations with the client. If you are among those who have feelings that can be easily identifiable as depression, it is in your best interest to seek the help and advice of a social worker within one of your community social services networks, so that you can learn to overcome it. Initial Meeting with the ClientWhen being assigned a caseload, a supervisor who probably holds a masters in social work will try to match specific cases with the expertise and specific experience of the social worker. Although this is not always possible due to the sheer numbers of peopl…

Carniepunk: The Three Lives Of Lydia by Delilah S. Dawson (70)

Set in the enchanting land of Sang, a Blud seriesurban fantasy short story by the winner of Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Steampunk, Delilah S. Dawson, from the thrilling Carniepunk anthology.

The question isn’t whether Charlie Dregs has met Lydia, a Sang riff on Lydia the Tattooed Lady, but rather whether the woman has even met herself. Enter the mysterious steampunk world of Sang, and prepare to be amazed.


Kindle: 3307 KBPrint Length: 39 pagesPublisher: Pocket Star (December 15, 2014)ASIN: B00JYDKUX6
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Delilah S. Dawson is the author of HitServants of the Storm, the Blud series, Star Wars: “The Perfect Weapon,” a variety of short stories and comics, and Wake of Vultures, written as Lila Bowen. She lives in north Georgia with her family and a fat mutt named Merle. Find her online at WhimsyDark.com.



REVIEW: OMG.
My mouth is agape and I'm like wow. Didn't see that coming.
So good. So sinfully good. It's like that thing you…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 296!
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.
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This week's #Friday56 is the second book of peculiar children. A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Oct 20, 2016 at 5:52pm PDT                                   ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

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The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter (69)

Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future. Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them. The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him. With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found. Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protecte…