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April Monthly News

Welcome to the April edition of monthly news! Went to see Johnny Reid with my mom and hubby. If you don't know who he is, check out my video below. He's amazeballs!!! Did you do anything exciting? Johnny Reid A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Apr 9, 2018 at 5:06pm PDT BOOKS: Notes From The Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis (recommend) Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne (recommend) Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (recommend) MOVIES: Murder On The Orient Express (recommend) The Mountain Between Us (recommend)                   Ye arly Total:  18 Books & 8 Movies Book of the Month: Book of the Year: BLOGGER /MONEY-MAKING RESOURCES:   1.  SwagBucks  (earn gift cards) 2.  GiftHulk  (earn gift cards & paypal cash) 3.  Unique Rewards  (earn paypal cash) 4.  Honest Insite  (earn cash) 5.

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 373! 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. Spring has finally sprung around here!! WOOHOO!! Check this book out at  https://amzn.to/2Js4KcX Page 56 on Kindle This week's #Friday56 #Instagram56 is a sweet romance! 💙 A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Apr 26, 2018 at 5:18pm PDT Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.

The Mountain Between Us

AVAILABLE NOW! Rated PG-13 112 minutes AMAZON US    |    AMAZON CA    |    AMAZON UK Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba . REVIEW: Oh My Gosh!!! What a powerful movie!  Right from the get-go I was hooked on this exciting and frightful story. Then even more things happened to heighten the emotions that were already roiling inside me. The conviction of these two characters that are trying to stay alive is  truly inspiring. Most people would have given up. It helps that fantastic thespians played these roles. Kate and Idris both bring these two to life, while Alex and the Doc fought for theirs. Yup, an incredible film. It had me bawling like a baby, so bring tissues!! Lots of them. 5/5 **C

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (18)

Kindle:  2183 KB Print:  662 pages Publisher:  Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (Sept. 1 2015) ASIN:  B00TU3BTUI AMAZON US    |    AMAZON CA    |    AMAZON UK Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.  She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return. Celaena's epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. Th

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 372! 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. Is it Spring yet?  No, seriously... Check this book out at  https://amzn.to/2F0HbFq Page 56 on Kindle Book 4 in the Throne of Glass series for this week's #Friday56 #Instagram56 A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Apr 19, 2018 at 4:51p m PDT Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56

Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne (17)

Paperback:  84 pages Publisher:  Lion's Quill Press; 1 edition (24 Sept. 2013) ISBN:  9781940584003 AMAZON US    |    AMAZON CA    |    AMAZON UK James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin’s Guild. Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out—if he’ll help her kill a powerful nobleman. With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk. But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that’s forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison.  New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne wrote her first novel while she was a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she conducted research on the neuroscience of reading acquisition in children. Upon graduation, she switched to writing full time, which also involves getting into people’s heads but without the help of a three tesla MRI scanner.

Split Pea And Ham Soup

My husband's favorite soup is pea soup. He likes that Habitat can soup. I'm not crazy about anything that comes in a can, so I tried my hand at some homemade soup. It turned out amazing! I won't buy that canned stuff for him ever again. It helps I had a leftover ham hock from Easter waiting to be used for some kind of soup.... Happy birthday to my husband, Vince. This recipe is dedicated to him. INGREDIENTS leftover ham hock 2 tbsp margarine 2 big carrots, peeled and diced 2 celery stalks, washed and diced 1 nice size onion, diced 1 & 3/4 cups split yellow peas, rinsed (they're a buck cheaper than green) 1 bay leaf 1 tsp dry thyme 2 cartons chicken stock 3 cups water pepper to taste baguette METHOD In a large soup pot, melt margarine over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and onion. Coo until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in split peas , bay leaf and thyme. Cook another couple minutes. Stir in stock and water, then add

One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis (16)

Kindle:  1331.0 KB Print:  307 pages Publisher:  William Morrow; Reprint edition (Jan. 27 2015) ASIN:  B00K53D3JC AMAZON US    |    AMAZON CA    |    AMAZON UK No one has ever guessed Emily’s secret. Will you? A happy marriage. A beautiful family. A lovely home. So what makes Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life—to start again as someone new? Now, Emily has become Cat, working at a hip advertising agency in London and living on the edge with her inseparable new friend, Angel. Cat’s buried any trace of her old self so well, no one knows how to find her. But she can't bury the past—or her own memories. And soon, she’ll have to face the truth of what she's done—a shocking revelation that may push her one step too far. .  Tina Seskis grew up in Hampshire, England, and after graduating from the University of Bath spent over 20 years working in marketing and advertising. She is the author of two novels, One Step Too Far and

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 371! 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. A little late.  I was working. Wishing you a safe and happy Friday the 13th! Check this book out at https://amzn.to/2Hubp6x     Page 55 on Kindle A fun fantasy for this week's #Friday56 #Instagram56 A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Apr 12, 2018 at 6:30pm PDT Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't