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December Monthly News

Welcome to the December edition of monthly news! I thought December might let up a bit but nope. My best friend went back to the hospital in the 3rd. Another stroke. He was discharged 3 days later..... They say he has A Fib on a valve and hopefully these blood thinners will keep him healthy and stroke free. My great niece Serenity was in hospital at the end of November on oxygen with pneumonia and RSV. Then she was discharged as her 3 year old sister got it and was in the same boat, but also with influenza and asthma. Both at McMaster hospital on oxygen. It just ain't right man.... So when they were both discharged we were all very happy. My sister's neighborhood had a second targeted shooting. She has never wanted to sell and move so quickly. Which I can't say I blame her. This city is out of control. We have so many shootings now that it feels surreal. On a happier note, The Friday 56 celebrated 12 years as a meme on this site. It was previously owned by another blogger,

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 613! Congrats to Mark @ Carstairs Considers for winning the memeversary giveaway! And thank you to all who participate each week! 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  Tagging me  @fredasvoice   Wishing you all the best for 2023! Happy New Year!! Check out this read on  Amazon . Check out  my review .    Read my 56: Not really an #Instagram56 post, but the cocktail is one I made from the book. Yum!! Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    In 2022, how many books did you read? A: 55. And I am quite okay with that.  **This is a weekly meme. 

Aru Shah And The End Of Time - Roshani Chokshi (55)

ASIN: ‎  B075MWXNQ6 Publisher: ‎  Rick Riordan Presents (March 27, 2018) Kindle: ‎  11865 KB Print: ‎  366 pages AMAZON Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur? One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again. But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingl

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 612! The memeversary giveaway is on for a third and final week. Be sure to add your new url for a new entry! Good luck! 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  Tagging me  @fredasvoice   Merry Christmas to you all!  Check out this read on  Amazon . Check out  my review .  Read my 56: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Labianca (@fredasvoice) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    Did Santa bring you any books? A: My Spidey senses tell me no.... since Christmas hasn't come yet. ENTER THE GIVEAWAY  FRIDAY 56/INSTAGRAM 56 PARTICIPANTS ONLY GOOD LUCK ENDS XMAS EVE a Rafflecopter give

Beast

AVAILABLE NOW! 92 minutes Rated R AMAZON Idris Elba stars in this pulse-pounding thriller as Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa on a long-planned trip to a game reserve. What begins as a journey of healing turns into a fearsome fight for survival as Dr. Daniels and his daughters find themselves hunted by a massive, rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator. REVIEW: Sat down with the hubby to watch this one, both of us hoping for some action. We got that but it did take a few minutes to get there. Once it got there though, it picked up speed and was intense. There were moments where you couldn't help wonder why they always make people so oblivious in a movie. They always run towards the bad noises instead of away from. They try to do things they know they shouldn't, and people end up dying. It's a little annoying at this point. I felt like it was a super cheesy role to put an actor like Idris Elba in. Sorry

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 611! The memeversary giveaway is on for a second week. Be sure to add your new url for a new entry! Good luck! 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  Tagging me  @fredasvoice   Happy  weekend to you all!  Check out this read on  Amazon . Check out  my review . Just want to add this is my #BOTY   Read my 56: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Labianca (@fredasvoice) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:    Which time of day do you prefer to read: morning, afternoon, or evening? A: I prefer to read in the morning, because I feel like I can sit longer than in the afternoon or evening. I real