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August Monthly News

Welcome to the August  edition of the monthly news! The most exciting thing that could possibly happen, happened! I was interviewed by Chatelaine magazine regarding a new blood glucose machine for Diabetics, and what it's like to live with Type 2 Diabetes. It was so exciting! I'm going to be in the next issue! Watch for my face in the ad! It's a whole page ad!! Happy Labor Day to you all! BOOKS: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce (recommend) The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (recommend) Quichotte by Salman Rushdie MOVIES: Absolutely Anything Descendants 3 Missing Link YEARLY TOTAL: 34 Books, 20 Movies & 1 Product BOOK OF THE MONTH: BOOK OF THE YEAR: SPECIAL POSTS: Easy Quesadilla Recipe My Life With Type 2 Diabetes And Contour Next One BLOGGER /MONEY-MAKING RESOURCES:   1.  SwagBucks  (earn gift cards/Paypal cash) 2.  Un

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 441! 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... View this post on Instagram The 2nd book in a series by Jonas Jonasson for this week's #friday56 #Instagram56 A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Aug 29, 2019 at 7:28pm PDT Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:   Have you ever enjoyed the same book in two or more formats (print, ebook, or audiobook)? A: No, I really am not a fan of audio so that's out. **T

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie (34)

Hardcover:  416 pages Publisher:  Random House (September 3, 2019) ISBN:  9780593132982 AMAZON Quichotte, an aging travelling salesman obsessed with TV, is on a quest for love. Unfortunately, his daily diet of reality TV, sitcoms, films and soaps has distorted his ability to separate fantasy from reality. He wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence, while obsessively writing love letters to a celebrity he knows only through his screen. Together the two innocents set off across America in Quichotte's trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love. Quichotte's story is told by Sam DuChamp, a mediocre spy novelist in the midst of a midlife crisis, and as the stories of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine, we are taken on a wild, picaresque journey through a familiar country on the edge of moral and spiritual collapse. Salman Rushdie  is the author of thirteen previous novels— Grimus ,  Midnight’s Children  (for which he won the Booker Prize and

My Life With Diabetes And Contour Next One

**DISCLAIMER: I was compensated to discuss my life with diabetes and my use of the Contour Next One gluclose meter. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice. Snippets are used courtesy of Chatelaine Magazine. Hello everyone! I am Freda, the face and voice behind Freda's Voice. I am a type 2 diabetic, and have been since I was 32 years of age. I am now almost 43, and have been managing this disease quite well through diet, exercise and daily medication. Having watched many family members have Diabetes, I know all to well how important it is to test your sugar levels to ensure you are healthy. The Contour Next One has been a blessing for me. You easily know instantly whether your sugars are good or not. Let me show you..... This is a photo of one of my readings before a meal. As you can see, the meter shows you what your numbers are, but lights up green when you are within your target range. If my sugars were not good, the light would be yellow or red, depending on if I

#Win The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (US/CDN)

AVAILABLE AUGUST 27! Rated PG 173 minutes AMAZON The Secret Life of Pets 2 explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them, the families that love them and answers the question: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home? Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with major life changes after Katie’s marriage and the arrival of a toddler. Meanwhile, Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favourite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. And Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s a superhero after his owner starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s been pretending to be.Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to fa

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 440! 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 356... I have no Instagram 56 post this week due to it being the same book. No Book Beginning either.  They will both be back next week with a fresh book! Q:   How do you choose the next book to read? A: I choose based on emotion. Whatever I'm feeling at the time is usually what I look for in a read. Other times I just take a chance on whatever comes across me in that moment. I am definitely an impulse reader. **This is a meme post. Compensation may be earned from the links within.

Missing Link #Movie

AVAILABLE NOW! RATED PG 95 MINUTES AMAZON Sir Lionel Frost is a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is, no one else seems to agree. He sees a chance to prove himself by traveling to America's Pacific Northwest to discover the world's most legendary creature: The Missing Link, a living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry. Mr Link is the slightly silly, surprisingly smart, and soulful beast who Sir Lionel discovers. As species go, he's as endangered as they get; he's possibly the last of his kind, he's lonely, and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him. Together they set out on a daring quest around the world to seek out Link's distant relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis. REVIEW: Geared for children 8-12. It took some time for me to g

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (33)

Kindle:  4945 KB Print:  529 pages Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 3, 2016) ASIN:  B015WNZ1KI AMAZON Andie must learn to embrace the beauty in chaos in this  New York Times  bestselling novel about friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she  always  sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie has her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that ar

#BackToSchool #Giveaway from (US/CDN)

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