Fabulous Friday – 26 May 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week.

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Still surviving, one day at a time.

  • Memorial Day Weekend – We actually have no plans. I hope to get the decorations for Connor’s party done this weekend. I am sure there will be grilled meat consumed. Other than that, all I know is that I do not have to go into work on Monday, and I plan to take advantage of that.

  • Connor’s Birthday – Connor turns seventeen on Sunday. I won’t get all mushy about it because in many ways it feels like he is older. I will confess that I look back on his baby pictures and wonder where that chubby-cheeked little boy went, but then I look at the man he is becoming and feel that everything is okay.

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What makes this a Fabulous Friday for you?

Dividing Eden – Flawed but readable

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Publication Date: 6 June 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure. But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed…

The Radium Girls shine bright

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 2 May 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 22 May 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! School is most definitely winding down, which means way too many school…

Sunday Reflections – 21 May 2017

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Happy Sunday! While most of you are enjoying a lazy Sunday at home, because lazy and Sunday are synonymous, the Shannon family is scattered today with a variety of activities. Only a few more weeks of this left, and we are all counting down to the end of the school year. I mentioned on Friday…

Fabulous Friday – 19 May 2017

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ******************** At this stage in the game, I am just trying to make it one…

There are better things to do during a Blackout

Blackout by Marc Elsberg

Genre: Thriller & Suspense Publication Date: 6 June 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don’t they? Surely it’s a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in…

Enter the House of Furies

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

Genre: Young Adult; Horror Publication Date: 30 May 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that…

Scary Final Girls

Final Girls by Mira Grant

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 30 April 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “What if you could fix the worst parts of yourself by confronting your worst fears? Dr. Jennifer Webb has invented proprietary virtual reality technology that purports to heal psychological wounds by running clients through scenarios straight out of horror movies and nightmares. In…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 15 May 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE: Mira Grant’s latest novella was one I ended…