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May Monthly News

Welcome to the May edition of the monthly news! Started off still in quaratine. Thanks, Mono! Mother's Day came and went. My daughter sent me the most beautiful flowers. Hubby bought me flowers. Spent time with my son, though at a social distance. Had my favorite, Indian food. T'was a good day! How did you all spend Mother's Day? Then we had more snow. Yup, even for Canada that is odd. Then BAM!!! Summer overnight. Seriously the air conditioner went in the window a week to the day from the snowfall. Like WTH Mother Nature?! Now I am back to work, you will probably see my reading dwindle. It doesn't help it's summer either. Not like I can do anything, but...

BOOKS: Legion by Julie KagawaOne Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus (recommend)Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (recommend)Over My Dead Husband's Body by Etta Faire (recommend)Inferno by Julie Kagawa (recommend)Ripley's RBI 01: Scaly Tale (recommend)The Call Of The Wild by Jack London (recommend)Robin Williams: The Tru…

Rusty Nail by J.A. Konrath (32)

Kindle: 1423 KBPrint: 289 pagesSold by: Amazon.com Services LLCASIN: B00BBE4E5Q
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Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder.

Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait — each was involved in one of Jack's previous cases. With her stalwart partner hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she's ever known.

During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization — serial killers have families, and blood runs thick.

Rusty Nail features more of the laugh-out-loud humor and crazy characters that saturated Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, without sacrificing the nail-biting thrills. This is Jack Daniels's most exciting, adventure yet.

Rusty Nail is Book #3…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 478!

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 256...





The Invisible Man

AVAILABLE TODAY!
RATED R
125 MINUTES

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What you can't see can hurt you. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when her abusive ex suddenly dies, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel while she desperately tries to prove she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. 


REVIEW:
I sorta hated the beginning.
Starts outs so dark that you can't really make anything out. Hard to know what's going on if you can't see.
It doesn't take long to get light though.
Thankfully.
Man, does the story ever pick up after that. I don't remember much about the original but this one is intense. Right to the very last second too.
Sydney is badass and shows it throughout. Can you imagine what it would be like if everyone thought you were o…

Alita: Battle Angel

AVAILABLE

RATED PG

122 MINUTES
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From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her…

Robin Williams: The Truth Behind The Comedian Genius by Chris Dicker (31)

Published by Digital Publishing GroupPublished: March 31, 2015Words: 10,360 ISBN: 9781310554971

SMASHWORDS

What happened to Robin Williams? Why he attempted a suicide? What's the reason behind it?
Clearly, Robin was in pain. He successfully managed to hide it all with his indisputable talent as a comedian. This book is about his life, about his embarrassments, about his victories and legacy. We'll always remember a great man of courage, generosity and spirit.
In this book, you'll learn more about Robin Williams than what you saw on stage when he performed through the years. It's something that it will enable you to connect with him beyond laughter and jokes. It's the story of his life.
After all, behind every joke, there's some sense of truth. Are you ready to learn the truth?

AUTHOR BIO Chris Dicker love writing celebrity biographies. Feeling there is much to learn from celebrities, he studies them and then writes about their path to success.

REVIEW This biography is a…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 477!

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 page 56...






The Call Of The Wild by Jack London (30)

Print: 66 pagesPublisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 1, 2018)ISBN: 9781503302945

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The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild.London lived for most of a year in the Yukon collecting material for the book. The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of 1903; a month later it was released in …