Fabulous Friday – 17 August 2018

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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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  • NEW READING CHAIR – I was using one from Connor in my office, but of course he had to go and take it back when he went back to Ames last week. That’s okay because it meant that I got to finally order a chaise lounge instead. It arrived on Thursday, and I am really looking forward to thoroughly testing it out this weekend (between errands and dance rehearsals and a dance picnic that is).

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What makes this a Fabulous Friday for you?

Good writing, poor story

The Dependents by Katherine Dion

Genre: Fiction; Family Life Publication Date: 19 June 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Alongside Ed and Gayle Donnelly, friends since college days, he tries to resurrect happy memories of the…

When good authors write disappointing novels

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Genre: Suspense; Thriller; Paranormal Romance; Paranormal Fiction Publication Date: 19 June 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a…

The Completionist feels incomplete

The Completionist by Siobhan Adcock

Genre: Literary; Thriller; Dystopian Publication Date: 19 June 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “After months of disturbing behavior, Gardner Quinn has vanished. Her older sister Fredericka is desperate to find her, but Fred is also pregnant—miraculously so, in a near-future America struggling with infertility. So she entrusts the job to their…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 13 August 2018

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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. Here is what I read the week ending 13 August 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! I…

Sunday Reflections – 12 August 2018

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Happy Sunday! It is a hot and sticky one here. It is the type of weather that makes me miss winter because you can always wear extra layers when cold but there is only so much you can do to keep cool in weather like this. Jim is on his way back from Ames after…

Fabulous Friday – 10 August 2018

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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. ******************** THE WEEKEND – It has been a long week. It started out odd and…

Monday Reflections – 6 August 2018

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Happy Sunday Monday! This weekend got away from me a bit with tax-free shopping and Holly’s birthday and a meeting for new high school student-athletes and a photo shoot and a company picnic. It was a fun weekend but busy. So, yes, lots of things going on these days. Holly starts her three-week “Prep” camp…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6 August 2018

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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. Here is what I read the week ending 6 August 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! Finishing…

What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 28 July 2018

People are forever asking how I manage everything with such a busy schedule. I love to cook, but I don’t always have time to do so in the manner I would like. This weekly journal is a way to keep it real and show that while my intentions are good, sometimes life and all of…