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Shadow Of Night by Deborah Harkness (3)

ASIN:  B006WEZ9TK Publisher:  Penguin Books (July 10, 2012) Kindle:  2333 KB Print:  594 pages AMAZON Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey. Deborah Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She has received Fullbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships, and her most recent scholarly work is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. She also writes an award-winning wine blog. My review for A Discovery of Witches REVIEW: Season two of the tv show started and I knew I had to read Shadow

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 512! 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 . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. 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... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    Do you own more than one eBook reader? A: Nope, just my trusty Kindle. **This is a book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice,

Old and New Combine in DC's Stargirl

Superhero movies, shows, and comic books are some of the best forms of escapist entertainment. You can count on thrilling plot twists, impressive graphics, and shocking superpowers. If you've watched all the latest movies, turn to the small screen for your next superhero fix: DC's  Stargirl . Your New Favorite Superhero At the beginning of  Stargirl , which is executive produced by Geoff Johns , Courtney Whitmore seems an unlikely choice for a superhero. Her mom, Barbara, has just married Pat Dugan, and the parents have decided to move the family, which includes Pat's son Mike, to Blue Valley. Now, Courtney must grapple with the pain of moving and starting a new school in the middle of the holiday season. She doesn't get along well with Pat or Mike, although Pat tries to connect with her by sharing memories of moving as a teenager. At school, Courtney has a terrible first day, eating with the least cool kids and earning detention. Despite this difficult start, C

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 511! 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 . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. 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... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    How many posts do you schedule for your blog on a weekly basis? A: I do not schedule any posts for the week. I try to post as often as I can but am guaranteed to post on Fridays with The Friday 56. **This is a book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice,

#Win An Amazon eCopy Of Minus Me by Mameve Medwed

Mameve Medwed is born in Bangor, Maine, and is the author of six novels. Her short stories, essays, and book reviews have appeared in, among others, The New York Times, Gourmet, Yankee, Redbook, Playgirl, The Boston Globe, Ascent, The Missouri Review, Confrontation, The Readerville Journal, Newsday , and The Washington Post . She has taught fiction writing for many years at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, has been a mentor in the writing program at Lesley University, read papers for the English Department at Simmons College, and has taken part in writing festivals across the country, serving on panels and teaching seminars. She has been interviewed on Maine Public Radio, The Voice of America and other radio and TV programs and has been profiled in many newspapers. She now resides in Cambridge. Publisher :  Alcove Press (January 12, 2021) Kindle:  1918 KB Print:  331 pages Annie and her devoted but comically incompetent childhood sweetheart Sam are the owners and operators of

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (2)

ASIN :  B08B6G5P2K Publication date :  In The US; 1885 Kindle:  2311 KB Print length:  418 pages ISBN:  B08B73YXDN AMAZON The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opens by familiarizing us with the events of the novel that preceded it, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Both novels are set in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, which lies on the banks of the Mississippi River. At the end of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, a poor boy with a drunken bum for a father, and his friend Tom Sawyer, a middle-class boy with an imagination too active for his own good, found a robber’s stash of gold. As a result of his adventure, Huck gained quite a bit of money, which the bank held for him in trust. Huck was adopted by the Widow Douglas, a kind but stifling woman who lives with her sister, the self-righteous Miss Watson. Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer and novelist. He is mostly remembered for his classic novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The A

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 510! 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 . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. 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...   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    What upcoming books are you intrigued to read in 2021? A: Chevy Stevens and Catherine McKenzie both have books releasing this year that I am stoked about, especially the former. Been like 6 years since she had anything out and I am keen on whatever it is coming. **This is a book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within. Opinions are owned by Freda

Love & Monsters

  AVAILABLE NOW! RATED PG 108 minutes AMAZON Dylan O’Brien stars in this thrilling adventure delivering epic action and laughs. After monsters take over the world, Joel (O’Brien,  The Maze Runner ) and the rest of humanity are forced to live underground. Believing he’s lost everyone he has ever loved, Joel finds his high school sweetheart Aimee (Jessica Henwick, “Game of Thrones”) living just 80 miles away. Facing unknown dangers that stand in his way, Joel must discover his inner hero as he makes the impossible journey across a monster-infested land to be with the girl of his dreams. Also starring Michael Rooker ( Guardians of the Galaxy ) and Ariana Greenblatt ( Avengers: Infinity War ). Review: This was a good film, and it's one I recommend! It was original with its story line. You wouldn't think a dystopian world would bring mega bugs, but alas, this one does. Dylan O'Brien plays a great lead role. You begin by slightly disliking him but that changes. The dog, Boy, stea

Dash & Lily's Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (1)

ASIN:  B003F3PMFC Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young Readers (October 26, 2010) Kindle:  7530 KB Print:  274 pages ISBN:   0375866590 AMAZON Now a Netflix original series starring Austin Abrams and Midori Francis!  A whirlwind holiday season romance from the  New York Times  bestselling authors of  Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.    “I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”   16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges. What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will

January Book Bingo

 Hosted by Chapter Break My favorite reading challenge is back again.  Each month, our lovely host posts the board and a sign up Linky. You can daub more than one sqaure per book. Won't you join in? Happy reading! IN A SERIES Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness BLUE OR WHITE ON COVER Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness NEW TO YOU AUTHOR Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan YA/NA Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan SECRETS Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness READ AN EBOOK Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Shadow of Night by Deborah