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August Monthly News

Welcome to the August edition of the monthly news! August 2nd was our 11th blogoversary. I usually host a giveaway, but didn't do that this year. I didn't do anything. Just kept it to myself other than here. I guess this COVID thing hasn't got me feeling very festive... Nothing else happened. It's been a very boring summer. Are you feeling the summer blues this year? On the up-side, I am almost to my 50 book a year goal. I guess my reading has improved this year thanks to COVID, so there's that. What about you all? You reading more or less?


BOOKS: After Hello by Mhairi McFarlaneDon't Blink by James Patterson (recommend)A Walk In The Park by Jane Green (recommend)The Shadow Of The Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafon (recommend)White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan (recommend)The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allen Poe (recommend)Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent (recommend)
MOVIES: The King Of Staten Island
YEARLY TOTAL: 45 Books ๐ŸŒž 14 Movies ๐ŸŒž1 Product ๐ŸŒž

BOOK OF THE MONTH:

#EarlyReview Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent (46)

Print: 352 pagesPublisher: Simon & Schuster (November 10, 2020)ASIN: B084G9L22G

AMAZON

All three of the Drumm brothers were at the funeral.
Only one of us was in the coffin.

William, Brian, and Luke: three boys bound by blood but split by fate, trained from birth by their wily mother to compete for her attention. They play games, as brothers do...yet even after the Drumms escape into the world beyond their windows, those games—those little cruelties—grow more sinister, more merciless, more dangerous. And with their lives entwined like the strands of a noose, only two of the brothers will survive.

Crisply written and quickly paced, perfect for readers of both sophisticated literary fiction and breathtaking suspense, Little Cruelties gazes unflinchingly into the darkness: the darkness collecting in the corners of childhood homes, hiding beneath marriage beds, clasped in the palms of two brothers shaking hands. And it confirms Liz Nugent, whose novels have been celebrated as “captivating”…

The Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allen Poe (45)

Kindle: 2418 KBPrint: 378 pagesPublisher: Simon & Schuster (December 16, 2014)ASIN: B00QW8ZBDU

AMAZON

The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Pit and the Pendulum, to name just a few, that defined American romanticism and secured Poe as one of the most enduring literary voices of the nineteenth century.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, poet, and critic.  Best known for his macabre prose work, including the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” his writing has influenced literature in the United States and around the world.

REVIEW: Let me break down each tale, by telling you which ones I loved and which I did not.
I loved The Tell-Tale Heart. This is a s…

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 491!

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. Sorry, I'm not adding them anymore. It takes no time at all for you to add your links if you want the visits.

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 56...






Feature: Strong From The Heart by Jon Land

Jon Land is the USA Today bestselling author of fifty-two books, including eleven featuring Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong. The critically acclaimed series has won more than a dozen awards, including the 2019 International Book Award for Best Thriller for Strong as Steel. He also writes the CAPITAL CRIMES series and received the 2019 Rhode Island Authors Legacy Award for his lifetime of literary achievements. A graduate of Brown University, Land lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Catch Up With Jon Land On: JonLandBooks.comGoodreadsBookBubTwitter, & Facebook!

Genre: Thriller
Published by: Forge Books
Publication Date: July 28, 2020
Number of Pages: 368
ISBN: 0765384701 (ISBN13: 9780765384706)
Series: A Caitlin Strong Novel, #11
Purchase Links:Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
Caitlin Strong wages her own personal war on drugs against the true power behind the illicit opioid trade in Strong from the Heart, the blistering and relentless 11th installment in Jon Land's award-winnin…

The King Of Staten Island

AVAILABLE

RATED R

138 MINUTES


AMAZON

From celebrated comedy director Judd Apatow and starring Saturday Night Live breakout Pete Davidson comes a bracing comedy about love, loss and laughter on Staten Island.




REVIEW: So at first I was like, nope.
Then the story all started to fall into place. You got to know about this weird guy that just can't seem to get his life together.
A great cast brings this movie to life. I was surprised by a couple of faces in it.
I laughed out loud once or twice too, but for the most part it was a drama movie. Wasn't the best film I have ever seen and probably won't win awards, but it was time well spent in the end.



2.5/5



**Compensation may be earned from the link within. A copy was provided to facilitate this review. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 490!

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. Sorry, I'm not adding them anymore. It takes no time at all for you to add your links if you want the visits.

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...