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October Monthly News

Welcome to the October edition of monthly news! We had our Thanksgiving here and I am still stuffed. My favorite meal of the year, no joke. Now it's time to start thinking about Christmas. Yup. I'm so glad I finally finished Harry Potter book 5. What a biggin'!!! What's the biggest book you have ever read? Thankfully I'm on book 7 now... the end in sight. I also shared my mac n' cheese recipe. I hope you give it a try!


BOOKS: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (recommend)Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (recommend)
MOVIES: .Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (recommend)
PRODUCTS: Halloween Time At TV Store Online
Yearly Total: 42 Books, 21 Movies & 1 product

Book of the Month:


Book of the Year:

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (43)

Hardcover: 560 pagesPublisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books (Sept. 1 2014)ISBN: 9781408855942
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When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shriveled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater among them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and been transla…

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix #Movie

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Rated PG
138 minutes
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Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about his recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. 
But Professor Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore's Army," Harry teach…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to week 399!

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!
I'm still on this 6th book in the series, but only have a third of it left. I look forward to the last book sometime this weekend.

Check out this read on Amazon.
Here is my snippet from page 356.



There will be no IG 56 this week.
Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.

Baked Mac N' Cheese #Recipe

The photo doesn't do this bad boy justice. It really doesn't. Especially when my hubby calls this the best mac and cheese he has ever had, and I tell ya, we have ate a lot of it.  This was actually my first try at making it, and frankly, I hope it wasn't just beginners luck but I have a feeling this is one that'll be a hit anytime by anyone!
INGREDIENTS 8 oz elbow macaroni noodles4 tbsps margarine2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs1/4 tsp salt1/3 cup flour3 cups milk1 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp onion powder1/2 tsp dry mustard2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
METHOD
Cook macaroni, drain, return to the pot. Add 1 tbsp margarine and toss. This prevents it sticking together as it cools. PS - let it cool right down. Mix 2/3 c. breadcrumbs with 1/4 tsp salt and 2 tbsps of melted margarine. Set aside. This is your topping. Preheat the oven to 350c. In an oven-proof skillet, melt 1 tbsp margarine over medium heat. Add 1/3 c. flour and cook, stirring constantly for about a min…

#Win You Are Enough by Mandy Hale (US)

Blogger turned New York Times best-selling author and speaker, MANDY HALE is affectionately known around the world as the creator of “The Single Woman,” made famous by her blog handle. With a heart to inspire people to live their best lives and to never, ever settle, Mandy cuts to the heart of the matter with her inspirational, straight-talking, witty, and often wildly humorous take on life and love. Mandy’s message reaches literally millions of women across the world every day through her blog, books, and social media platforms. Invited by Oprah to cover her Lifeclass: the Tour events as part of OWN’s “VIP Press Corps” in 2012, Mandy has been named a “Twitter Powerhouse” by the Huffington Post, a “Woman of Influence” by the Nashville Business Journal, and a “Single in the City” by Nashville Lifestyles magazine. She has also been a featured in Forbes magazine, the Huffington Post, and on Glamour.com, Fox News, The 700 Club, and many other outlets. Mandy lives in Murfreesboro, Tennesse…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to week 398!

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!
I'm finally onto Harry Potter book 6!!!

Check out this read on Amazon.
Here is my snippet from page 56.






Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix by J.K Rowling (42)

Series: Harry Potter (Book 5)Paperback: 896 pagesPublisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (September 1, 2004)ISBN-13: 9780439358071
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Dark times have come to Hogwarts in this fifth year. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novel…

#Win Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (US)

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Join the celebration, sing and dance, and discover how it all began! Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie premiered, you’re invited back to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new musical sequel based on the songs of ABBA. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is now pregnant, and like her mother Donna (Meryl Streep), she’ll need to take risks. The film’s original cast returns, with new additions including Lily James as a young Donna, Andy Garcia and Oscar® winner Cher.

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