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January Monthly News

Welcome to the January edition of monthly news!
Happy new year to you all!
My goal is to read at least one book a week, for 52 books total or more. Let's see if I can actually attain that goal though.... What is your goal(s) for the year?
Been a slow reading month for me, but at least I got 3 read.
Work has taken an first class seat in my life, and books/blogging/fun has taken a backseat. That's the way life is though.
BOOKS: Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks (recommend)Telling The Truthiness by Richard BraaksmaLibrary of Souls by Ransom Riggs (recommend)
MOVIES: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (recommend)
                                           Yearly Total:  3 Books & 1 Movie
Book of the Month:

Book of the Year:

Library Of Souls by Ransom Riggs (3)

Kindle: 21314 KBPrint: 465 pagesPublisher: Quirk Books; 1 edition (September 22, 2015)ASIN: B00RKX364M
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The New York Times #1 best-selling series. The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, staring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench.

Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fo…

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 309!
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.
I don't have a 56 this week. I just finished Library of Souls and have yet to start another book yet. I don't have a book handy, either.


No Book Beginnings this week.
Leave your BB post in the comments.








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#Win In This Life by Christine Brae (US) With Q&A

After the release of her first two novels, The Light in the Wound and His Wounded Light, Brae never imagined that her words would touch so any people. Her third novel, Insipid, is a standalone that was released in June 2014. She lives in Chicago, with her husband and children.













1.)What inspired you to write In This Life? I wrote In This Life at a time when I was searching for answers for the inexplicable things that had   happened to me in the last two years. My books are a reflection of my emotions and feelings at various stages in my life. The stories may or may not be all fiction, but the emotions, thoughts and words are real. 2.)You’ve written a few other romance novels. What attracts you to this type of genre? Love is universal. It drives our actions, it rules our lives. I believe in it so much, in its power to redeem and change and form a person. My novels are about strong women and their life’s journeys. It just so happens that love and friendship are such important aspects of a w…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 308!
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.
For a second week in a row; 46% on Kindle


This week's #Friday56 is actually at 46% on Kindle. A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Jan 19, 2017 at 7:44pm PST
No Book Beginnings this week. Leave your BB post in the comments.



Telling The Truthiness by Richard Braaksma (2)

Paperback: 212 pagesPublisher: Chapter Eight Press; 1 edition (December 4, 2014)ISBN: 9780993973307 
Comedian Stephen Colbert seized his place in the pop-culture imagination as an over-the-top fake news pundit and anchor of the hit show The Colbert Report. Achieving record ratings and a massive fan base, the show has been a vehicle for Colbert to become a larger than life personality and household name. His sweeping satire, political bent, religious views, and cultural critique have led people to call him everything from “comedic genius” to “ideological fanatic.” Good comedy is about more than just getting laughs. Good comedy tells the truth, reveals that the Emperor has no clothes, and shines light into the dark corners of our world. While Stephen Colbert is no stranger to trivial silliness, his overall comedic voice is deep and profound. This voice – honed over hundreds of episodes, public appearances, and public stunts – is fundamentally concerned with telling the truth. Truth by sat…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 307!
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 a bit peculiar. 😊 A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Jan 12, 2017 at 6:51pm PST  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.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children #Movie

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.


AVAILABLE NOW!
Rated PG 127 minutes
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My review for the book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
My review for the book, Hollow City

REVIEW: LOVE! The hubby and I have both read the book. I also read Hollow City, the second book, so I have a great understanding for what the film should be about. I said after reading Miss Peregrine's that Tim Burton would be the guy to make this book come alive, and I was right! He did s…

Two by Two - Nicholas Sparks (1)

Kindle: 1542 KBPrint Length: 497 pagesPublisher: Grand Central Publishing (October 4, 2016)ASIN: B01ER6Z7RI
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once te…