Fabulous Friday – 22 June 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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  • NO WORK – Today is my last day of work for the month. Next week, Jim, Holly, and I are heading down to Branson, Missouri for her last dance competition. Based on the schedule, there won’t be much in the way of actual vacationing, but it will be nice to get away from work for the week. A break is definitely long overdue.

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What makes this a Fabulous Friday for you?

If I only had a heart

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 15 May 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “Ellis and Michael are twelve-year-old boys when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers….

In which I confess I am a sucker for stories about magic

Onyx & Ivory by MIndee Arnett

Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult Publication Date: 15 May 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Cast out of the nobility, Kate now works for the royal courier service. Only the most skilled…

Ruins that don’t make sense

A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 15 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 1980’s, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 18 June 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 18 June 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! It’s…

What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 9 June 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…

Fabulous Friday – 15 June 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. ********************  IT’S ALL GOOD – Holly is off of school. Connor is working. Jim…

When ghosts are boring

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 15 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “An obsessive young woman has been waiting half her life—since she was twelve years old—for this moment. She has planned. Researched. Trained. Imagined every scenario. Now she is almost certain the man who kidnapped and murdered her sister sits in the passenger…

Space is terrifying

Obscura by Joe Hart

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 8 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the near future, an aggressive and terrifying new form of dementia is affecting victims of all ages. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms are disturbing. Dr. Gillian Ryan is on the cutting edge of research and desperately determined to find…

Two books perfect for today’s enhanced social justice

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 1 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her…