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New Release Books For August 2022 That Caught My Eye

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  Here are a few books that caught my eye that are released in August 2022. Here is my YouTube version...   1-Ravenfall Middle Grade, Fantasy, Paranormal, Halloween by Kalyn Josephson Release Date August 30, 2022 Good Reads gave it 4.68 stars Overview From GoodReads One magical inn, two kids with supernatural powers, and an ancient Celtic creature trying to destroy their world by Halloween night... Halloweentown meets Supernatural in this spooky middle-grade series from the acclaimed author of the Storm Crow duology!  Thirteen-year-old Annabella Ballinkay has never been normal, even by her psychic family’s standards. Every generation uses their abilities to help run the Ravenfall Inn, a sprawling, magical B&B at the crossroads of the human world and the Otherworld. But it’s hard to contribute when your only power is foreseeing death. So when fourteen-year-old Colin Pierce arrives at Ravenfall searching for his missing older brother and the supernatural creature who killed their par

Sunday Shopping On Amazon: Resort Wear

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I wish I could say I was headed to a resort this week, but I am not.  I could make that happen, but for now, let's pretend we are headed to a lovely summer resort.  This resort would have a unique and beautiful pool with a swim-up bar and poolside service.  There would be multiple restaurants and, of course, entertainment.  You could dress up or down at this resort; however, the mood would strike you.  Here are a few items that would be a nice addition to the trip. 1- Straw Shoulder Bag Set Beach Clutch Purse Crossbody Vacation Purse with 2 Pairs Rattan Boho Vacation Earrings 2 Pairs of Tropical Earrings for Women, Leopard Cuff Bracelet Accessories 2- Heavy Weight Jumbo Size Dobby Hem Velour Beach Towel (Black) 36” x 72” 3- GUBERRY Womens Wrap V Neck Sleeveless Sundress Summer Flare Tank Dress with Pockets 4- Straw Visors for Women, Sun Visors for Women Visors for Women, Straw Hats for Women, Handmade Beach Hats for Women 5- Omichic Women's Tummy Control Swimsuits Tankini Sets

Quote of the Week by Nelson Mandela

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 Quote of the Week comes from Nelson Mandela.   When we fall Lord, and we will, please help us to rise. KathieyV

Entertainment Wrap-Up With Movies, Books, and TV Shows With A Few Trailer

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Much is going  on in the entertainment area regarding books, TV, and movies.   Here is what I have been watching and listening to lately.  The YouTube Version What am I reading?   I finished two books last week.  Mary by Nat Cassidy and The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly. Both of the books were Audiobooks.  I DNF'd Mary even though I was at least 80% finished.  It was a good listen, and I am still curious about what happened, but it seemed to be going to a very dark place that I knew I could not handle.  The Ghost and Mrs. McClure was what I would call a cozy mystery, and I enjoyed it. I am currently reading a middle-grade book called Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig.  It is about a reluctant reader named Alex.  Alex is invited by his aunt to critique the book she is writing, and she will pay him for his services.  Alex finds the book extremely dull and is taking on the mission of making the book more exciting.  Maybe through this process, he will become

Foodie Friday-Easy Homemade Lemonade Recipe

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  I have tried several new recipes this week. I am always looking for recipes to put in a family cookbook I am making, and only two made the cut this week. One was a muffin recipe, and the other a fresh lemonade recipe. Here we sit in the middle of a hot summer, so what a great time to make a refreshing beverage.  This is an easy homemade lemonade recipe. Lemonade should be a summer staple, but it seems I just don't make it often, but I want to change that. All it takes is fresh lemons, ice cubes, simple syrup, and cold water. The recipe calls for 1 cup of lemon juice. You can use bottled juice or fresh lemon juice. I decided to use fresh lemon juice. I looked up how many lemons it takes to produce a cup of lemon juice, and the range varies based on the size of the lemons. Some sites say 3-4 large lemons, and some say 6-8 lemons. I bought 8 average-sized lemons and used 7 lemons for the desired amount. I used the remaining lemon for garnish. The tool I use to juice the lemons

Five Book Reading Wrap-Up For July 2022

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Join me for my five-book reading wrap-up! July 2022 Here is my Youtube Video (There is an Amazon link to each book.  If you are interested in more information, click on the link.  I am an Amazon Affiliate.  If you click on the link and buy anything at all, I get a percent of the sale at no cost to you...thanks:-) ********************************************************************************* Book 1  "Final Act" by Sarah Bailey  Only On Audible Read, Narrated by Ian Bliss Book Release Date Sept 8, 2021 Audio Book, Mystery, Fiction, Thriller Good Reads Rating 3.36 stars out of five My Rating is 2.5/5 stars Overview On Audible Pauly Johnson is a successful surgeon at a Melbourne hospital with a beautiful wife, a loving family and a memory he wishes he could erase. One night, he takes a drive on a lonely road above a steep drop, determined to end it all, but before he can put his plan into action, a woman steps out of the darkness and into the path of his car. In an instant, h

Summer Checklist with a Few August Holidays to Celebrate!

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  I love to plan.  One thing I like is planning seasonal checklists.   I have made a Summer Check List with a list of things to do in the summer months and a few daily holidays.  The checklist remains the same for the summer months, but several August Holidays have been added. Happy Summer, Everyone! KathieyV