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August Monthly News

 Welcome to the August Monthly News!

August 2nd was Freda's Voice 12th Blogoversary!
I was going to do a post with a giveaway, and changed my mind. No hoopla this year. There's no point with the lack of content I've generated lately. I'm just grateful for those of you who are still here. So, thank you!

So it may look like I read a lot, but in actuality, only 3 of those are full-size stories, the others are short stories. Do you consider short stories a book, no matter the size? Or do you not count them in your final tally? I'd like to hear your thoughts. For me, it can often be an introduction into a writer that I may start to read everything they have ever written.

My daughter, my youngest child, turned 25 this month! Due to COVID19 and so many restrictions, as well as her living in Toronto, made it hard for me to see her. So needless to say, it's been a hot minute. We went to The Old Spaghetti Factory and walked to the CN Tower. It was a great day! I miss her already though!

  1. Kind Of Hindu - Mindy Kaling (recommend)
  2. Dark Roads - Chevy Stevens (recommend)
  3. Dummy Boy Tekashi 6ix9ine - Shawn Setaro
  4. Please Like Me - Mindy Kaling (recommend)
  5. Help Is On The Way - Mindy Kaling (recommend)
  6. Searching For Coach Taylor (recommend)
  7. The Missing Girls - Linda O'Neal 
  8. Zikora - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (recommend)
  9. Once Upon A Time In Silver Lake - Mindy Kaling (recommend)

YEARLY TOTAL: ๐ŸŒž 34 Books ๐ŸŒž 4 Movies ๐ŸŒž




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  1. Happy Belated 12th Blogoversary & Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter!

    My daughter and I used to go on day trips or to the beach, shopping, to a movie, out to eat etc. all the time. We still go once in a while but I miss going as often as we did.

    I think both short stories and children's books count.

    I have Kind of Hindu and the other Nothing Like I Imagined books & Zikoraon my Kindle.

    I'm slowly working my way through Chevy Stevens books. I've read the first four.

    1. Thank you and thank you again!!

      Its funny how much we need our kids when they are adults, as in comparison to how much they need us as kids. :-)

      I love that your reading Chevy's novels! She is my favorite Canadian author and I always try pushing her books onto readers!!

  2. Glad that you got to see your daughter for a rare visit!

  3. Glad you were able to see your youngest. Looks like you were able to get a good amount of reading down. Hope you have a lovely September!


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