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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 280!
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!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S BEEN ALMOST 6 YEARS I'VE HOSTED THIS MEME?!
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 Canada Day!!
PAGE 56
"That is a sober expression for a woman who is dancing and enjoying herself." Mathis broke into her thoughts as the dance was ending.
An interesting fairytale of sorts for this week's #Friday56 A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on

June Monthly News

Welcome to the June edition of monthly news!
Not much went on this month. Just enjoying the summer with my husband, son and daughter. Next month is my first wedding anniversary and my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary, so much more will be happening then. Even after 15 years together I am excited to look back on our first year as husband and wife. 
So how did your June go??

BOOKS: The Fourteen Day Soul Detox by Rita Stradling (recommend)Centuries of June by Keith DonohueZeroes by Scott Westerfeld (recommend)The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (recommend)The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
MOVIES: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (recommend)The Do-Over (recommend)My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (recommend)
Yearly Total:46 Books, 1 Product & 8 Movies

Book of the Month:


Book of the Year:

#Win Tough Luck Hero by Maisey Yates (US)

Q&A with Maisey Yates – Tough Luck Hero
1.How much research goes into your books? I’m a big believer in Google As Needed. If I need to know something, I check into it, but I don’t do too much in depth research because then I feel like the temptation is to put too much information into the story, and it has the danger of overshadowing the romance.
2.What’s your favorite love story? Fiction or non-fiction. That’s an incredibly tough question. Right now I think my favorite romance is Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas. 
3.What are some of your favorites words and why? I think the word vole has great comedic properties. It’s both an adorable mammal and an unexpected word choice. And yes, I find reasons to use it in books often. 
4.What are you working on now? What is your next project? Right now I’m wrapping up my next Copper Ridge Desire, then I’m moving on to another full length Copper Ridge novel. The hero in this one is a single dad, and I’m excited to write that since it’s somethin…

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan (46) #EarlyReview

It's November of 2020, and the world is freezing over. Each day colder than the last. There's snow in Israel, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords in Norway is expected to drift just off the coast of Scotland. As ice water melts into the Atlantic, frenzied London residents evacuate by the thousands for warmer temperatures down south. But not Dylan. Grieving and ready to build life anew, he heads north to bury his mother's and grandmother's ashes on the Scottish islands where they once lived. 

Hundreds of miles away, twelve-year-old Estella and her survivalist mother, Constance, scrape by in the snowy, mountainous Highlands, preparing for a record-breaking winter. Living out of a caravan, they spend their days digging through landfills, searching for anything with restorative and trading value. When Dylan arrives in their caravan park in the middle of the night, life changes course for Estella and Constance. Though the weather worsens, his …

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 #Movie

Still working in her parents' Greek restaurant, Toula Portokalos's daughter Paris is growing up. She is getting ready to graduate high school and Toula and Ian are experiencing marital issues. When Toula's parents find out they were never officially married, another wedding is in the works. Can this big, fat, Greek event help to bring the family together?


AVAILABLE JUNE 21!
Rated PG 94 minutes
AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA   |   AMAZON UK




REVIEW:
So funny!
This movie really warmed my heart as well. Which I wasn't expecting at all.
With the same crazy cast as the first film, with a couple added actors, this movie is an hour and a half of pure entertainment. There were a lot of laughs, and a couple of tearjerker moments too.
I hope they make another movie in a few years when it's Nia's daughters' turn to marry. That would be neat.
This is a great movie for a date night, though I watched it solo. I know so many of you will like it too though.

4/5


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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 279!
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 new novel by Gregory Maguire for this week's #friday56 A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Jun 23, 2016 at 7:21pm PDT                                      ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (45)

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise—and utterly irresistible—storyteller.

Paperback: 384 pagesPublisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (March…

The Do-Over #Movie

Two down-on-their-luck guys decide to fake their own deaths and start over with new identities, only to find the people they're pretending to be are in even deeper trouble. The movie is a Netflix original film.


AVAILABLE NOW ON NETFLIX!
Rated R 127 minutes

REVIEW:
Funny!
Like, laugh-out-loud funny. I knew these two would make me laugh, and they did. I appreciated that Adam Sandler didn't use any immature voices, and David Spade is always a riot. I admit, I was surprised by his tame role though. Still, we laughed and laughed some more.
Now, I couldn't actually find a rating for it, but rated it R. The content in it is somewhat racy and definitely suited for an older audience.
A good hour and a half spent.


3.5/5


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