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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 267!
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
A small trickle of blood begins to leak from Lacey's nose, trailing red down over her lips before dripping onto her lap. I call her name and she reaches to touch the blood with her fingers. Her eyes begin to stream tears when she sees the crimson streaked across her hand. "Fuck," she says, blood sputtering from between her lips.


Book 2 in The Program series is this week's #Friday56 A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos)…

March Monthly News

Welcome to the March edition of monthly news!
I hope the luck o' the Irish was with you all! 
I had a great month, personally. Yesterday my oldest turned 21. A bittersweet feeling.
Now onto April where the rain drops and flowers bloom!

BOOKS: Stars Above - Marissa Meyer (recommend)My Mother's Kitchen - Meera Ekkanath Klein (recommend)Bittersweet - Sarah Ockler (recommend)Reinventing Rachel - Alison Strobel (recommend)Dragon's Lair - Chantal Fernando (recommend)Revenge Wears Prada - Lauren DeStefanoThe Dragon of the Month Club - Iain ReadingThe Perfect Ruin - Lauren DeStefano
Yearly Total:29 Books & 1 Movie
Book of the Month:

Book of the Year:

#Win Falling Up (A Memoir) by Dr. Louise Stanger

Dr. Louise Stanger, Ed.D, LCSW has successfully conducted hundreds of family interventions throughout the United States.  The professor, clinician, trainer, and lecturer is the author of a new book, Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal.
Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Journal of Alcohol Studies, Recovery View, SoberWay, and many other scholarly publications.
She has over three decades of experience as a college professor, a researcher who accumulated over five million dollars in government grants, and a licensed clinician working with families and individuals who experience substance abuse and mental health disorders.  For more information regarding her intervention processes, please consult: www.allaboutinterventions.com.
Dr. Stanger received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, Masters in Social Work from San Diego State College, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego. She has served as faculty at…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 266!
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.
HAPPY Good Friday!!
HAPPY EASTER!!
Page 56
"I'm okay," I said. "Isaac?" No response. Not even the slightest hint that he was aware of my existence. Just the tears flowing down his face onto his black T-shirt.

A sweet ditty for this week's #Friday56 A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Mar 24, 2016 at 6:44pm PDT

Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano (29)

Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city and her home, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. There’s too much for her on Internment: her parents, best friend Pen, and her betrothed, Basil. Her life is ordinary and safe, even if she sometimes does wonder about the ground and why it’s forbidden.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, Judas is being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find—or whom she will lose.

Kindle: 2331 KBPrint Length: 369 pagesPublisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2013)ASIN: B00BOUNF6Q
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Lauren Dest…

Irish Guinness Beef Stew #Recipe

During March, with St. Patrick's day being a huge celebration whether you're Irish or not, it's nice to have a good Irish meal. I usually opt for corn beef and cabbage, but this year I went for something different. I'm glad I did too. It has a flavor that is delicious and not like regular beef stew. 





INGREDIENTS Beef (I buy a decent size sirloin steak and cut it up.)1/4 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp pepperolive oil3 cups potatoes, chopped2 cups carrots, chopped3 celery stalks, chopped5 sprigs of thyme1 carton of beef broth1/2 can of Guinness beer (Drink the rest while cooking.)
METHOD
Put the pepper and garlic powder in a bowl, then season the beef. Using the decent size pot you will cook with, brown the beef in a little olive oil. When it's dead and pink no more, you add the remaining ingredients and cook it about an hour, till the vegetables are soft. Serve with a warm bread. Irish Soda bread, if you have it, if not baguette is yummy too.
Serves 4.

**No compensation was rece…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 266!
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
Lex won't have anything to do with pharmaceuticals now. In studying medicine, he used to help manufacture the elixirs that precede the termination procedures, among other things.

A YA dystopian for this week's #Friday56 A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Mar 17, 2016 at 6:41pm PDT                                   ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn'…

#Win The Dragon of the Month Club by Iain Reading (28)

The Dragon Of The Month Club is the exciting first installment in a new book series that tells the story of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who stumble across an extraordinarily magical book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of a very special and exclusive club - The Dragon of the Month Club. 

On the thirteenth of every month a new dragon conjuring spell is revealed and the two friends attempt to summon the latest Dragon of the Month. The varieties are almost endless: Air Dragons, Paper Dragons, Fog Dragons, Waterfall Dragons, Rock Dragons, Tree Dragons - not to mention special bonus dragons for all the major holidays, including a particularly prickly Holly Dragon for Christmas. 

But one day when a conjuring spell somehow goes wrong Ayana and Tyler find themselves unexpectedly drawn into a fantastical world of adventure based on the various books scattered all across Tyler's messy bedroom. Travelling from one book-inspired world to the next with nothing to …