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January Monthly News

Welcome to the January edition of monthly news!


Happy 2018! I wish you all a safe, healthy, prosperous and loving new year! Thank you for being a reader this past year, and every year! I joined a bingo reading challenge that lasts the whole year. Maybe join in and see how well you can do. I also joined a monthly book bingo challenge, which is also fun but more challenging! I also showcased my favorite book of 2017! Check out the winner and maybe get a copy of it to read. As you can see, I am trying to get into a swing of posting more regularly than the previous year. With 3 jobs it's hard, bu doable. More books, movies and more!! Hopefully I can keep up the momentum all year long! Do you have any blogging goals this year?
I shared my recipe for Blueberry Refrigerator Jam. Check it out! Give it a try and tell me what you think.

BOOKS: Bag of Bones by Stephen King365 Days of Mindfulness by White Lemon (recommend)Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (recommend)Dr. Suess Does Die Hard by The S…

The Epidemic by Suzanne Young (5)

Kindle: 1329 KBPrint: 385 pagesPublisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (April 19, 2016)ASIN: B00Z7C1BFE

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Can one girl help others find closure by slipping into the identities of their loved ones? Find out in this riveting sequel to The Remedy and companion to the New York Times bestselling The Program and The Treatment.

In a world before The Program…

Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer—a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. Through this process, Quinn learned to read people and situations, even losing a bit of herself to do so. But she couldn’t have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world.

The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon’s been keeping secrets of his own, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who’s been trying to control her life. The journey br…

Dr. Suess Does Die Hard by The Single Screenwriter (4)

Kindle: 3419 KBPrint: 41 pagesPublication Date: December 20, 2014ASIN: B00R9YG3WO

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A parody of Die Hard in the voice of Dr. SeussWARNING: This is not a book for children. It is a PG-13 parody of Die Hard with adult language.
There is literally no information on the author anywhere I can find.

REVIEW: Hilarious!
The movie was broke down into forty something rhyming pages, and it was good. Although I can't get any info on the writer, he did one helluva good job parodying one of the best action films of all time.
The whole book took like 3 minutes to read though. He should've incorporated the second and third films as well. Still it was a fun read. Yippee-ki-yay!


3.5/5


**Compensation may be earned from the links within. This copy was obtained free for Kindle. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 360!
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 just finished this book last night. Loved it!
56% on Kindle



Blueberry Refrigerator Jam

Blueberries are in season, and they went on sale at work, so I bought a couple pints. I got them home, washed them up and threw them into a bowl for the hubby and I to share as a snack. I was the only one eating them, so I decided to make a quick refrigerator jam that is easy to make and yummy to eat. 



INGREDIENTS


2 pints of blueberries1 lime1 tbsp lime juice1 cup sugar
METHOD
In a saucepan, add blueberries, sugar, lime juice and the zest of one lime. Cook over medium heat for about 20-25 minutes, until the mixture cooks down and starts to thicken. Add the mixture to a small mason jar and let cool. Put in the fridge.  (You will notice it thicken even more after being refrigerated.)  Can store in the fridge for up to one month.
Enjoy!  😊

**Recipe and photo is owned by Freda's Voice.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

AVAILABLE NOW!
Rated R 141 minutes
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After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams, the surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. Starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore!




My review for Kingsman: The Secret Service

REVIEW:
Just as wicked as the first film!
Not too often does a film franchise get it right with both the first and second films, but this one did not disappoint! This film was action-packed, full of adventure, and full of mystery too! I loved the new characters too!
The graphics in this film are out-of-this-world! Right from the beginning, you have scenes that fill you will awe!
Ok, so it's not a family night movie, but it is one the hubby will sit down and watch with you. Be sure to check out this one, but watch the first on…

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (3)

Kindle: 2261 KBPrint: 448 pagesPublisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (August 27, 2013)ASIN: B00CU7YHQY
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She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known.
But does she have the heart of a killer?

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...




Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series. A New York City native, Sarah currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and dog.








My review for Throne of Glass

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 359!
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.
Ok, so this book is little. But oh, so mighty! It's a parody, so don't let your lil ones see this. My review is coming soon. 56% on Kindle

The Toolbox Murders (1978)

Rated R
93 minutes
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A lunatic runs around an apartment complex, apparently home only to attractive flight attendants with a tendency towards exhibitionism. While there, the lunatic tries to kill all the tenants with the contents of a toolbox. Based on a true story. 
It was remade in 2004 as well.

You can watch the full film for free on Youtube.



REVIEW:
A friend and I have recently decided to start watching the movies we deem as horrible horror. We love horror movies and thought it would be fun to see which ones we just couldn't deal with. We gave each other our lists and have been watching them. I decided to start sharing them here, although I watched two that I won't be sharing. One was Frogs, terrible, terrible movie. The second was The Invisible Melting Man or something like that... which wasn't so bad, but still cheesy as hell.
So now onto this one...
Literally the worst acting I have ever seen. Cheese is an understatement on this one. F…

365 Days of Mindfulness by White Lemon (2)

Kindle: 30864 KBPrint Length: 402 pagesPublisher: 365 Days of Mindfulness - Download with Kindle Unlimited; Daily Mindfulness Tips and Quotes edition (January 2, 2015)ASIN: B00RQLXYVI

We have provided you with 365 thoughts for the day, one for each day of the year. These tips will help set a positive tone for your day and invoke happy feelings in you. Each thought is accompanied by a quote, which sheds some light on the tip and pushes on the road of happiness and self-acceptance.

Mindfulness is said to be the deliberate, accepting and non-judgmental emphasis of your attention on the feelings, views and sensations that occur in the present moment, without thinking about the baggage the past leaves us with or the worries of an uncertain future.

You do not need long speeches of motivation to make you feel happy, a little positive though is enough to make you feel good about yourself. This is what mindfulness is about – taking control of your thoughts and getting rid of all the negativity in…

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