Fabulous Friday – 9 December 2016

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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.

  • CHRISTMAS MUSIC – It’s been another rough week at work, but Christmas music definitely got me through it and may have saved my sanity. If ever I needed proof of the healing power of music, this week was it.

  • HOLIDAY BAKING – My family knows I am not the cookie baker in the family. I am not a fan of things that have me running back to the oven every 10-15 minutes. My preference is to bake cakes, brownies, and breads – those things that take some time and give me a chance to sit and relax. Still, one cannot think of the holidays without thinking of cookies, and for the first time in years, I am feeling the urge to pull out some old cookie recipes and given them a go.

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What makes this a Fabulous Friday for you?

Series Review – The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Book Review – The Uninvited by Cat Winters

The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Title: The Uninvited Author: Cat Winters ISBN: 9780062347336 No. of Pages: 368 Genre: Historical Fiction Origins: William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date: 11 August 2015 Synopsis: “Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days….

Audiobook Review – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Author: J. D. Vance Narrator: J. D. Vance ISBN: 9780062477521 Audiobook Length: 6 hours, 49 minutes Genre: Nonfiction Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 28 June 2016 Synopsis: “Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 5 December 2016

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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: I should have DNFed this one because two…

Fabulous Friday – 2 December 2016

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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. HOLIDAY DECORATING– Holly informed me that we could not put up any holiday decorations until December….

Book Review – The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

Title: The Charm Bracelet Author: Viola Shipman ISBN: 9781250071323 No. of Pages: 304 Genre: Women’s Fiction Origins: Thomas Dunne Books Release Date: 22 March 2016 Synopsis: “Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives. On her birthday each year,…

Book Review – The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Title: The Fate of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen ISBN: 9780062290427 No. of Pages: 496 Genre: Fantasy Origins: Harper Release Date: 29 November 2016 Synopsis: “In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling,…

Book Review – The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Title: The Invasion of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen ISBN: 9780062290397 No. of Pages: 528 Genre: Fantasy Origins: Harper Release Date: 9 June 2015 Synopsis: “With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 28 November 2016

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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: I love long weekends and frivolous reads. It…