Fabulous Friday – 15 December 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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  • TOGETHER AGAIN – Connor has officially ended his first semester of college and is coming home today. Thankfully, this time around, he is getting a ride to Davenport,
    Iowa which is much, much closer. I know these next few weeks are going to be interesting as we all adjust to having him back at home for longer than a week, but I am so glad he is coming home all the same. He might still be a selfish teenager, but he is my selfish teenager and I miss him.

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  • THE LAST JEDI – Woot woot!!!! Tomorrow, we are going to see the movie together as a family. I selected an awesome theater outside of Madison that serves food to your seat, which is a recliner. I can’t think of a better way to watch the latest Star Wars movie! (Now to avoid spoilers for the next twenty-four hours.

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What makes this a Fabulous Friday for you?

What is fact and what is fiction within the House of Shadows?

House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick

Genre: Gothic; Historical Fiction Publication Date: 17 October 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to have magic power, to her faithful cavalier William Craven for safekeeping. In his grief, William orders the construction of Ashdown…

Awesomely wicked Best Day Ever

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Genre: Suspense Publication Date: 19 September 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for…

I am not worthy of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 22 August 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Cyril Avery is not a real Avery — or at least, that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 11 December 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! I think my streak is at an end. The two books I…

Sunday Reflections – 10 December 2017

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Happy Sunday! It is cloudy and cold. There is snow on the ground. We are expected to get more snow tonight and tomorrow. Inside however, the tree is trimmed. Christmas songs are playing. A load of laundry is in the washing machine. Holly has a batch of sugar cookies in the oven. Jim is icing…

What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 2 December 2017

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 – 8 December 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. ******************** REST AND RELAXATION – Jim had arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Wednesday, and…

This Mortal Coil – Holy Hell!

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Publication Date: 7 November 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague. Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s…

Boring Birdcage Walk

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 7 November 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John ‘Diner’ Tredevant, a property…