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December Monthly News

Welcome to the December edition of monthly news! I made my 50 book reading goal on December 7th. WOOT! WOOT! I've actually read and reviewed 53! It's my birthday month!! I levelled up to 45 on the 10th!! The hubby took me to my favorite restaurant, The Keg, and I sipped my Prosecco like a happy clam! Saturday, we went to my sister's house for a housewarming/birthday festivity. (Means more Prosecco.) Lastly, Sunday was a trip to Toronto to see my beautiful baby girl. (She's actually 24, but always my baby girl.) We went to a nice Italian restaurant, Casa Di Giorgio's. I had a mushroom chicken risotto that was delish! And yes, more Prosecco was to be had! I tried to be festive and read Christmas reads.  It only lasts so long with me before I go back to something else.... Never been a big fan of Christmas reads.  (Queue sad music....) The Queen's Christmas message made me cry. Christmas just doesn't feel the same now. Maybe it's the pandemic, maybe it's

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 561! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! πŸŽ‰ 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 . Read  my review . From Page 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 bookish things did you get for Christmas? A: Not a damn thing. 😭😭😭 **This is a weekly book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within.

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 560! M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S ! πŸŽ… 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 . Read  my review . I forgot to grab a 56 snippet. Just an IG 56 snippet. 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's your favorite Christmas book-to-movie adaption? A:  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, with Alastair Sim playing Scrooge in the adaption. I've watched it every holiday season since I was born and cannot even think of another movie from a book from Christmas that would su

Birdie - Tracey Lindberg (53)

ASIN: ‎  1443451355 Publisher: ‎  HarperCollins Publishers; Reprint edition (February 16, 2016) Paperback: ‎  288 pages AMAZON Bernice Meetoos will not be broken. A big, beautiful Cree woman with a dark secret in her past, Bernice (”Birdie”) has left her home in northern Alberta to travel to Gibsons, B.C. She is on something of a vision quest, looking for family, for home, for understanding. She is also driven by the leftover teenaged desire to meet Pat Johns--Jesse from The Beachcombers--because he is, as she says, a working, healthy Indian man. Birdie heads for Molly’s Reach to find answers, but they are not the ones she expected. With the arrival in Gibsons of her Auntie Val and her cousin Skinny Freda, Birdie begins to draw from her dreams the lessons she was never fully taught in life. Informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions, Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from tragedy. At heart, it is the story of an extr

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 559! 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 . Read  my review . (Currently my favorite book of the year!) 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 books have you read. A:  I have read 52 so far... but am on pace for 55. I think realisticly, I may get to 53 or 54. My goal was 50 so I am inpressed with myself and surpassed that already! This read I am sharing today, is my favorite read of the year! **This is a weekly book meme post. Compensation may

Christmas At Ruby's - Holly Schindler (52)

ASIN: ‎  B076L44QYH Publisher: ‎  Holly Schindler, LLC (October 18, 2017) Kindle: ‎  11488 KB Print: ‎  106 pages AMAZON Ruby’s Place (the classy family-friendly nightspot that once lit the night sky in the tiny fictional town of Sullivan, Missouri) is no more—closed for decades—but that doesn’t keep those who once shared an eggnog or plate of homemade marshmallows from remembering the tinsel-wrapped moments Ruby’s supplied come Christmas. On a snowy holiday evening, feeling a bit down on her luck, a middle-aged Angela finds herself back at Ruby’s, staring through its foggy, grimy window to remember the Christmases she spent there with her favorite aunt as a child. Could the best Christmas present of all simply be spending one last moment with that special loved one, in a place where memories were born? At Ruby’s, it seems, the “spirits” are not confined to just the dusty liquors behind the bar, and such a Christmas wish might not be made in vain. Holly Schindler is an author of critic

The Waltons: Homecoming

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 14! AMAZON Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the television movie that launched the long-running series, THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING is set in the 1933 Depression Era and told through the eyes of John Boy, the 17-year-old eldest child of John and Olivia Walton. His mother expects John Boy to help her raise his sisters and brothers, and his father expects him to follow in his footsteps to help support the family, but secretly, John Boy wants to be a writer. Times are hard enough in 1933, but to make matters worse, it looked to be the Waltons’ first Christmas without John Sr. When Olivia receives a letter that John Sr. is planning to make it home for Christmas after all, the family is thrilled and races to prepare for his homecoming. But when a storm threatens his arrival on Christmas Eve, and John Sr. is nowhere to be found, Olivia sends John Boy out into the night to find his daddy – a journey that will change John Boy’s life forever. REVIEW: This is another classic

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 558! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!! ! I'M LEVEL 45 (as of 8:13 am est) 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 . Read  my review .   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 have a favorite reading nook? A:  I wish. Seriously. I actually have a Pinterest board on Reading Nooks. I don't have one though. I read on the sofa like most people. **This is a weekly book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within.