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July Monthly News

Welcome to the July edition of the monthly news! Our wedding anniversary was on the 5th. We've been together almost 19 years but celebrated 4 years married. I feel like the summer has flown past and I'm missing out. Have you done anything exciting this summer?




BOOKS: Wires And Nerve: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer (recommend)With A Twist by J.A. Konrath (recommend)Two Like Me And You by Chad Alan Gibbs (recommend)Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (recommend)

MOVIES: Wilson
PRODUCTS: UglyChristmasSweater.com

YEARLY TOTAL: 31 Books, 18 Movies & 1 Product



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SPECIAL POSTS: Time to Savor Serenity

Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (31)

Paperback: 384 pagesPublisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (May 26 2015)ISBN: 9780373211494
AMAZON
Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost. 

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named Leila. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. 

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth—sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

AUTHOR BIO: Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He's now back in Mexico City, where he writes, coaches basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vega…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 436!

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!

Check out this read on Amazon.



Here is my snippet from page 56...






Two Like Me And You by Chad Alan Gibbs (30)

Paperback: 298 pagesPublisher: Borne Back Books (March 4, 2019)ISBN: 9780985716530
AMAZON
Edwin Green's ex-girlfriend is famous. We're talking cover-of-every-tabloid-in-the-grocery-store-line famous. She dumped Edwin one year ago on what he refers to as Black Saturday, and in hopes of winning her back, he's spent the last twelve months trying to become famous himself. It hasn't gone well.
But when a history class assignment pairs Edwin with Parker Haddaway, the mysterious new girl at school, she introduces him to Garland Lenox, the nursing-home-bound World War II veteran who will change Edwin's life forever. 

The three escape to France, in search of the old man's long-lost love, and as word of their hilarious adventure spreads, they become media darlings. But when things fall apart, they also become the focus of French authorities. In a race against time, who will find love, and who will only find more heartache?


Chad Alan Gibbs lives in Alabama with his wife, two s…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 435!

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!


Check out this read on Amazon.


Here is my snippet from page 56...






Wilson #Movie

AVAILABLE NOW!
RATED R 
95 minutes
AMAZON
Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.

REVIEW: How did I not know about this film before now?!
It was funny, in parts. Woody Harrelson, as Wilson, was a sarcastic jerk but in a funny way not offensive. He really goes through the ringer in life and love. His neurotic ways have him clinging to the one new thing he has. A daughter he didn't know about.
It really is heartwarming in ways too. He may be quirky, weird even, but he so longs to make it right with his daughter.
The ending is a bit of a soft moment too. Those tender moments make a great way to end it all though.
I think anyone who watches this will enjoy it. It will surprise you in ways too. Was it a bl…

With A Twist by J.A. Konrath (29)

Kindle: 240 KBPrint: 32 pagesASIN: B005ES6U9I
AMAZON
This award winning 6000 word short story, originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, features Konrath's stalwart Homicide cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels (Whiskey Sour, Shaken) in a puzzler of a mystery.

A body is found in a man's living room, the doors all locked from the inside. The victim had apparently been dropped from a great height.

How did he die? Who killed him?

Daniels and her partner, Herb Benedict, follow a trail of ingenious clues to solve this classic whodunnit. Are you clever enough to solve it first?


About the Author J.A. Konrath is the author of the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels series that includes “Whiskey Sour,” “Bloody Mary,” “Rusty Nail,” “Dirty Martini,” “Fuzzy Navel” and “Cherry Bomb.”
My review for Shot of Tequila My review for Whiskey Sour
Writing as Jack Kilborn My review for Afraid


REVIEW: What an interesting little story!
I love this series and the main character, Jacqueline Daniels. Followin…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 434!

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!


Check out this read on Amazon.



Here is my snippet from my Kindle...