Everything I Never Told You By Celeste Ng | Book Review

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Hey Guys! I am Max and I will be reviewing Everything I Never Told You By Celeste Ng today! If you do not know who Celeste Ng is, she is the author of Little Fires Everywhere, a book which I absolutely adored and Everything I Never Told You is her debut novel.

So, without further ado, let us get into the review section of this article!

Synopsis:

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.

So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.

A profoundly moving story…

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Placinda – Flaky Pumpkin Pie

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A prominent Rabbi picks up an apple, pronounces the appropriate blessing, and bites into it. One of his students also picks up an apple, mutters a blessing, and takes a bite. Then he stops and asks:

“Rabbi, what is the difference between you and me eating an apple? We both say the same blessing, yet I can feel something emanating from you that I cannot define.”

“That, my son, is because you recite the blessing in order to eat, – says the Rabbi, – and I eat in order to have another chance to thank the A-mighty for offering me this beautiful, juicy, and sweet apple.”

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I am sure that tomorrow your tables will be disappearing beneath a multitude of traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Until we came to the U.S., this holiday had not been a part of our yearly celebration roster. It was my father, may he rest in peace…

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Chit Chatting – Featured Author #Robbie Cheadle with @EnigmaSeries

Robbie's inspiration

I am guest posting over at Rox Burkey lovely blog today. Rox has asked me all sorts of questions about my past and my writing and I hope you will go over and have a read. While you are there, have a look around as Rox is a terrific writer and the co-author of a number of great books.

Thank you, Rox.

Today I am delighted to share my special guest with you. She is a creative author of multiple genres, cooking artist, and devoted to her family. Roberta Cheadle, or Robbie from our first meeting, is a master chef at stories coupled with scrumptious eats. Trust me her recipes are fun, doable, and delicious.

Robbie, let’s start off by sharing a bit of your fascinating early years, and your migration to South Africa.

Hi Rox, Thank you for inviting me over to your lovely blog, I am delighted to…

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My traditional publisher, Skyscape, has placed the kindle version of THE HAUNTING SEASON on sale for .99 cents. OF SHADOW & STONE is on sale for $1.49.
My other titles are all $3 or less.

Sale ends tomorrow night, so go grab your copy.

What genres are included? Horror, urban fantasy, dystopian, short stories.

The Haunting Season:
Be careful what you let in…
Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead.

The study…

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#Bookreview #Childrensfiction – Enchanted Fairy Tales by Judy Mastrangelo

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About Enchanted Fairy Tales

ENCHANTED FAIRY TALES is a collection of some of the most famous and beloved classic Fairy Tales, written by great authors of the past. These stories have been adapted and illustrated by Judy Mastrangelo, who is a world-renowned Artist and Author specializing in fantasy artwork. Her beautifully detailed and colorful paintings follow in the Fine Art tradition of the “Artists of the Golden Age of Illustration”. For those of all ages who enjoy the world of fantasy, this book will be a magical delight. Some of the stories she has chosen for this book are: Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Thumbelina, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, The Frog Prince, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sleeping Beauty, King Arthur, Jack and the Beanstalk, etc.

My review

For me, Judy Mastrangelo’s books are all about the fantastic illustrations. It’s not that her stories are not lovely…

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Solstice of the Moon: Halfway to Paradise…

France & Vincent

The misty morning had turned into the most glorious autumn day as we left Glen Lyon and headed towards Loch Tay. We wanted to try and get a shot of the crannog that has been built on the lake at Kenmore. The crannog is a reconstruction of one of the lake dwellings that were built here two and a half thousand years ago. In design, they are very similar to the roundhouses we had seen in Wales at Castel Henllys, but these homes built on submerged islands would have been easily defended. There were once at least eighteen crannogs in the loch, four of them very close to the modern reconstruction that is based on the finds made by the underwater archaeology team.

We had decided to take the road along the side of the loch for a last meander before reluctantly joining the motorways around Glasgow; we really did…

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Press Release: A Peculiar Prom Night by R.L. Merrill

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New Paranormal Romance 
A Peculiar Prom Night 
By R.L. Merrill

Four sexually frustrated chaperones

Three hapless kids caught vaping in the bathrooms

Two heated kisses

One ghost ship on the San Francisco Bay turns this joyous celebration into one helluva creepy night…

Meet siblings Ramona and Ruben, veteran teachers at Baymont High School. They’ve been chaperoning proms for years, but tonight they’ll need all of their faculties to protect their students from beings who may or may not have evil intentions. Oh, and manage to keep their family’s secret while attempting to get closer to their respective love interests. No problem, right?

Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited 


About the Author:

R.L. Merrill brings you stories of Hope, Love, and Rock ‘n’ Roll featuring quirky and relatable characters. Whether she’s writing about contemporary issues that affect us all or diving deep into the paranormal and supernatural to give readers a…

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Brown…

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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… Brown went on through the night until he saw a fire in the distance.

He walked towards it and as he drew near he saw a large house, which he entered.

Inside the house a large crowd of ferocious looking men were fighting wildly.

Their chieftain, who had climbed into the crossbeams of the roof to escape the fight, called out from his vantage.

“You can stop your melee now, for I have a better gift than the one you lost this night.”

Continue reading at France and Vincent

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Book Review: The Most Important Truth About Malcolm X

Kyrian Lyndon

My rating – 5 stars *****

During the George Floyd protests, online activists listed book titles that would help increase black history awareness.The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haleywas among those recommended to me.

With this writing, Malcolm X hoped to shed light on how growing up in the black ghettoes shaped his life and character. And he knew it would require a great deal of objectivity on the reader’s part.

Indeed, there are harsh truths—painful and soul-crushing truths that justify every bit of anger black people feel. There are also misogynistic generalizations along with expressed anger and vindictiveness particularly toward white women, but, as he stated later in the book, “Anger can blind human vision.” 

It works both ways.

With the “Black Lives Matter” movement, I saw an inability to comprehend that people of color merely demanded the same due process, dignity…

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Turmeric ‘Golden Milk’ Latte

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Turmeric is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Turmeric derives its medicinal superpowers from the compound curcumin, which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may be beneficial for digestion, detoxification, and pain relief. According to a 2014 study, curcumin may be able to help fight depression. Curcumin has also been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory agent. It may have the potential to reduce a person’s risk for heart disease, prevent cancer, treat Alzheimer’s, and aid in relieving arthritis symptoms.

 One of the easiest ways to reap the benefits of curcumin? Make a delicious turmeric tea latte, aka “golden milk.” Curcumin is fat soluble, so it’s a smart idea to drink this latte with a fatty meal or make it with whole or coconut milk.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 cup warmed coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup hot water…

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Fan dancers

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I used to collect antique fans… I have a thing about them. Ever since I saw my great-grandmother’s little fan in the china cabinet as a girl, I have wondered about their stories. Grandma’s fan was a simple affair; pierced ivory brisé, threaded with a faded yellow ribbon to hold the sticks together and still wearing the ribbon hanging-loop she used to carry it over her wrist. She was a handsome woman when I knew her, already in her sixties when I was born, but there were some old, faded photographs of a young woman who had been more than handsome. Born when Queen Victoria was on the throne, she grew to womanhood through the Edwardian era, she was married when George V became king. To a small child, this was ancient history! And Granny had been there!

It was with real excitement that I used to wait for…

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Curse Of The Blind Dead

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di Raffaele Picchio (Italia, 2020)

Dopo un’attesa fin troppo prolungata, “Curse Of The Blind Dead” si è finalmente materializzato sugli schermi. Lo aspettavamo al varco per una serie di motivi, anche solo per un ritorno all’horror più viscerale dopo la parentesi meno riuscita dell’ultimo “The Blind King” (2016). Chiedevamo soltanto questo a Raffaele Picchio e siamo stati accontentati, non a caso

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Latinx Month: Best Latinx Horror Movies

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from Will “the Thrill” Viharo

Naschy and Franco made hundreds of films between them so this is only a small but representative sampling. Here are some of my favorites. Salud!

THE BLIND DEAD quadrilogy directed by Amando de Ossorio 

  1. Tombs of the Blind Dead
  2. Night of the Seagulls
  3. Return of the Blind Dead
  4. Tombs of the Blind Dead

Also by Amando de Ossorio:

  1. The Loreley’s Grasp
  2.  Night of the Sorcerers

Rino Di Silvestro:

      Werewolf Woman

Paul Naschy:

  1. Werewolf VS. The Vampire Woman (aka Werewolf Shadow)
  2. Curse of the Devil
  3. Dracula’s Great Love
  4. The Mummy’s Revenge
  5. Hunchback of the Morgue
  6. Vengence of the Zombies
  7. Horror Rises From the Tomb

Jess Franco:

  1. Vampyros Lesbos
  2.  She Killed in Ecstasy
  3. The Awful Dr. Orlof
  4. The Diabolical Dr. Z
  5. Succubus
  6. Venus in Furs
  7. A VirginAmong the Living Dead

 Listical courtesy of Will “the Thrill” Viharo
http://www.thrillville.net/

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