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February Monthly News

Welcome to the February edition of the monthly news! My mom had lung cancer surgery this month, as some of you know. That was pretty scary. It was Stage 1. They did get all of the tumor in surgery, so we are hopeful. Thank you for all of your prayers and wishes. I love you guys! ๐Ÿ’– My Friday meme the #Friday56 #Instagram56 had an anniversary on the 21st. 9 years since I took it over!! I hosted a giveaway for my wonderful participants, cause without them it'd be nothing. Congrats to Lisa K for winning that prize! And now bring on March!!!

BOOKS: Who Killed Ty Conn by Linden MacIntyre & Theresa BurkeThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark TwainThe Thief by Jessica Brody & Joanne RendellAnne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery (recommend)Axl by Riley Rollins (recommend)The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
MOVIES: Ford V. Ferrari (recommend)
YEARLY TOTAL: 9 Books ๐Ÿ’— 3 Movies ๐Ÿ’—

BOOK OF THE MONTH:


BOOK OF THE YEAR (Y-T-D):

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 467!

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.
Read my review.



Here is my snippet from location 5057...




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Ford V. Ferrari

AVAILABLE NOW!
RATED PG
153 MINUTES
AMAZON

Based on a true story, an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, are dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new race car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship. Starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.


REVIEW:
I can see why this one is an Oscar winner.
What a great film! It's a great story. It has wonderful actors playing these roles that actually happened, and showing those who didn't live through it, how it all went down.
I'm so glad I watched this one. I didn't think it was going to be that great, like whoopie, it's about racing. But actually, it's the history of the Mustang GT. What a piece of machinery it is too! The history behind it was so intriguing!
The hubby walked into the movie about halfway through and sa…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56 #Memeversary

Welcome to week 466!

Happy 9th Memeversary to all of us!



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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!

So in honor of our celebration, there will be a giveaway for Friday 56 or Instagram 56 participants only. Read on to the end for details and some conditions that apply!


Check out this read on Riveted Reads.
Read it online for free!
Read my review.



Here is my snippet from location 16...






The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (9)

Kindle:27769 KB Print: 80 pagesPublisher: Warne; New Ed edition (May 28, 2010)ASIN: B004CRSIL0

AMAZON

The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved tale. Re-originated in 2002 to mark the centenary of publication bringing it closer to the original edition, six illustrations were restored, four that were removed in 1903 to make room for endpapers and two that have never been used before, Beatrix having initially prepared more illustrations than could be accommodated in the original format.
AUTHOR BIO: Beatrix Potter loved the countryside and spent much of her childhood drawing and studying animals. The Tale of Peter Rabbit¸ published in 1902, was her first book, expanded from an illustrated letter she had sent to a young friend. Beatrix Potter went on to publish more than 20 tales and collections of rhymes.

REVIEW: I read this as a child, but didn't remember a bit of it while reading now.
It's a v…

Axl by Riley Rollins (8)

Kindle:2191 KB
Print: 206 pagesPublication Date: April 30, 2016ASIN: B01F0SSM6U
AMAZON
He'll crush his enemies to protect me, but will he break my heart?

HOLLY
When that rebel biker hunk Axl Archer thundered into my life, he kidnapped my heart with one kiss. Then the bastard Reapers put a hit on me, forcing Axl to bring me into his club—and his bed.

Now we're on the run, where death and treachery lurk everywhere. He's dangerous, and his existence threatens everything I love. I shouldn't want him, but the harder I shove him away, the deeper he slips inside me.

AXL
She knocks me out like f*ckin' morphine. A good girl like Holly is a drug for a broken man like me. But I can't get that little spitfire outta my mind, so when she needs a bodyguard, I'm there. Until the brutal, bloodsoaked end—unless my love ruins her first.

They don't know it yet, but the f*ckers coming after her are already dead. I'm gonna make her mine, and no man will ever touch her again. I…

Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery (7)

Kindle: 654 KBPrint: 501 pagesISBN: 1406831735Publisher: DB Publishing House (Sept. 6 2011)ASIN: B005LPW4U8
AMAZON

There are lots of new characters to get to know as well as many much loved ones to meet again in Anne of Avonlea, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s sequel to Anne of Green Gables.

Anne Shirley is now sixteen and preparing to take up her new role as a teacher in the local school. She has her best friend Diana Barry by her side and Gilbert Blythe, her childhood enemy, who is now a trusted ally and a fellow teacher. As impulsive as ever, Anne launches into her new career with characteristic vigor.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success and the central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character.
My review fo…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 465!

Next week is our memeversary!!!

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!

Mom is doing great! They got the whole tumor from her lung and she is expected to be back to fit shape in no time. She went home after only 3 days!! Thank you everyone for your prayers, love and support!


Check out this read on Amazon.
Read my review.



Here is my snippet from page 56...