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Monday MishMash and Do you have Goals?

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I have been having more periods of exhaustion lately. This has affected both my writing time online and off. But I will adjust, not give up and if I don't post that is because it one of those days. Sometimes I just can't write up that needed post or I'm too tired to go around posting comments and in both cases I would rather not post. Thank you for all your support over the years and hopefully by July I'll be able to do tests that will diagnose this issue officially. Meanwhile though I am here, give God praise and stay happy and never sad (for too long).




Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme created by Kelly Hashway for sharing what's going on in your life and noggin. You just grab a button and post your business...I mean thoughts online. No biggie. Have fun!

1. Working around my exhaustion. Don't be a lump, get up.

2. Remember that I did 2016 A to Z Challenge and nothing can keep me down as long as I keep moving. The pace might change but I won't.

3. Finish up g…

Waiting on Wednesday: Heartless

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Waiting on Wednesday is held weekly by Breaking the Spine. This event spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are excited about. So without further ado here is my pick.



Book: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: November 8, 2016

Summary from Amazon: Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an …

Getting Personal: Skyping with Grace Randolph and Monday MishMash

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Sunday May 15, 2016 will go down as a special day for me. Why? Well I got to skype with Youtube movie news sensation Grace Randolph, creator of the channels Beyond the Trailer and Movie Math. She has been mentioned on my blog in the past via questions she has answered for me on Morning Movie News segment and my love for movies. I was over the moon when I won among a select group of viewers a chance to chat with her via skype for five minutes. Score!


Source - Also is a great article about movie reviewers,  news commentators and critics.
Of course for such an occasion I decided to skype on the veranda ready for my 1:30 pm meet up, 2:30 pm Eastern on her side. We started with some chit chat. Me excited to be talking to her for the first time and she also excited and thanking me for being a regular viewer. Then it was question time. She asked me about the movie I had most recently seen and it was the Jungle Book. Both of us enjoyed that movie and talked a bit about the technology and chara…

Book Review: The 13th Warning

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Hope you guys are having a great Friday. Sorry about no Wednesday post, that one will go up on Monday instead. I'll end my posts this week with a book review of an author you'd have to be living under a rock or the farthest darkest corner of the earth not to know of him.




Summary from Amazon: Joseph has always had such good luck that his nickname is Lucky. Tomorrow, he is going to turn thirteen on the thirteenth of the month. He’s the thirteenth child in a family with thirteen kids…and both of his parents are also thirteenth children. With so many thirteens, his luck is bound to run out!
An old man and a woman with a black cat visit Lucky to warn him that he has too many thirteens in his life. And if he collects thirteen thirteens by midnight on his birthday, he’ll unleash evil spirits. Almost as soon as the old man and the woman leave, the bad luck begins. And the thirteens just keep coming: the thirteen doughnuts his teacher gives him, the thirteen he scores on his pop math q…

Book Blitz: Eun Na and the Phantom and Monday MishMash

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Good Morning! This Monday is not only another MishMash but also a book blitz! I joined Juniper Grove Solutions over the weekend as their latest tour host. Decided to take on this gem as my first blitz with them. So presenting a blitz about a fantasy tale that will intrigue you and a giveaway. 




Title:  Eun Na and the Phantom
Author:   Erica Laurie Published:   February 2nd, 2016 Genre:   Fantasy Synopsis: One man’s immortal curse. The precious gift of a dragon’s soul. And a woman who can set him free. A logger is in debt to his landlord, and he must pay up or hand over his daughter, Eun Na as payment. Hardworking and kind, Eun Na attracts the attention of a mysterious man from the mountains. When an accident renders her father unable to work, the handsome young man steps in and offers his assistance. Yet he is not what he seems. Eun Na and the Phantom is a magical story set in a fictional world based on historic Korea. It is sure to please both readers of fantasy and viewers of K-dram…

Captain America: Civil War - The Book Tag

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I don't do book tags but I saw this one yesterday and had to have it. So I stole it from Cornerfolds. Like anyone is going to come moseying on my blog telling me rules. Onward! #TeamCap


Team Captain America



Captain America: Name a character who always does the right thing.


Falcon: A loyal character




Gabril could have turned runaway princess Loreli in and live a life with his family. Instead he went on the run with her and her brother  as guardian and protector. Damn.

Winter Soldier: A character whose mind isn't entirely their own.



Peeta M. gets twisted by the Capitol and when he snaps drama and potential tragedy are just seconds away. His lucid moments are in between and makes for one crazy ride.


Ant-Man: A character that’s just happy to tag along.


Dobby just wants to help Harry Potter. The freed house elf was loyal through out and glad to help.


Hawkeye: A character that is extremely good at something very specific.



Paxton is a hunter through and through.

Agent 13: A character you’re …

Book Review: Sidekicked

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Jolly Wednesday to you all and today I'll be sharing an oldie but goodie. Already rated this book on Goodreads a while back but never posted a review there or here. Time to rectify that right now and share with you a fun yet somewhat serious look into the life of a young upcoming superhero sidekick. Is it all fun and games or is there real risk involved. Read my review to get a glimpse and decide if you want to find out the full story yourself.



Summary from The Book Depository: The Avengers meets Louis Sachar in this hilarious and action-packed tween novel by John David Anderson, which Publishers Weekly called a "superhero story that any comics fan will enjoy" in a starred review.Andrew Bean might be a part of H.E.R.O., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. First, there's Drew's power: Possessed of super senses his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell a…

Getting Personal with Reflection Post and Monday MishMash

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Today I'll be integrating my Getting Personal segment with the A to Z Reflection post.


2016's A to Z Blogging Challenge ended April 30 and in it's wake are all kinds of emotions both from those who took part in the challenge and those who were just spectators. For myself I have a mixed sense of elation, tiredness, and relief. Elation from being a victor and completing the challenge. Last year I did not take part but was a minion to The Joy Brigade. This year however I was determined to take part and also ended up being a minion to a variety of blogs. About two or three ended up being removed from the challenge and another one or two stopped writing challenge posts. But there were those who went to the end even if they didn't get every letter. I send congrats to all of them as taking on this challenge is not easy. Then there is tiredness. April took a wild turn when I was hit by a bad flu. If I had not made notes of the movies I wanted to do in advance I am not sure if …

Movie Love: The Jungle Book (Top Five)

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Welcome to another edition of Movie Love. Today we will be doing things a bit differently. Instead of the usual spiel I will be doing a top five edition. I went to see The Jungle Book on Tuesday and had a wonderful time in the world Disney created for this big screen live adaptation. As you know I am both a book and movie lover and in Jamaica I'm happy to say that it's a treat to go out and see the latest batch of film releases in a theater with fellow movie goers.

Venue: Carib 5

So on with the show as they say.


Top

        Five

                Reasons

                              To

                                   See


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1. With an in dept story line and computer animation that boggles the mind. Why not go see it. Trust me this one of the few movies that uses every bit of it's 3D price tag wisely. Plus for all those who had doubts that Disney's latest slate of live action of animated tales could anything but bubbly princess or other female led movies, be aware that …

Book Review: Sinful Cinderella

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A happy Wednesday to all of you. This is my first book review for the new month as I get into full swing the origin of this blog mixed in with the new. Movie Love is Friday featuring The Jungle Book. But after May, Movie Love on this blog will only be on the first Friday of each month an d feature a summary of movies I have seen. By then I should have my new movie blog up and that is where my regular posts on movies will be. So until then. Now relax and check out my latest book review. I have two review styles. One with my thoughts on the book and a rating, the other where I separate the good and the bad then give a verdict. Today I'll be using the latter. This is not the main style and will only be used for books that I don't think a rating along will do justice.



Summary from Amazon:  And you thought the stepsisters were wicked.... I'm not who they think I am. A docile girl who meekly obeys her stepmother and stepsisters. Some kind of sick angel who cheerfully bears thei…

Monday Mishmash: Post A to Z Challenge 2016 and Other Things

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Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme created by Kelly Hashway for sharing what's going on in your life and noggin. You just grab a button and post your business...I mean thoughts online. No biggie. Have fun!
Note: Changed my Monday MishMash tag line a bit. Like?
1. Be happy to not have to post everyday. I mean I survived the A to Z Blogging Challenge 2016!! Had so much fun sharing a month of movies with you guys! I am a Survivor! Hear me ROAR!!!


2. Start using my blog to post Monday, Wednesday and Friday. My prime post days with excepting being for certain cover reveals, guest posts and 
3. Work on starting a new blog called Movie Love where I'll post about going to movies and all movie related things. Will still do a Movie Love segment here once a month every first Friday once that blog is up.
4. Start up my 300 words a day goal for my Camp Nanowrimo WIP (Rapunzel Retelling). I have never won any wrimo before but still take part in them. Go figure. Oh and I'm doing Junowrimo …