Jun 12

FUNNIEST BEACH READ THIS SUMMER:I’VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

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AWESOMELY ENTERTAINING SUMMER BEACH READ—-I’VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES BY LISA SCOTTOLINE AND FRANCESCA SERITELLA—
I truly enjoyed reading I’ve Got Sand in All The Wrong Places. Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Seritella have completely redefined book writing. The mother daughter duo make beach reads look easy!

Scottoline and Seritella do what no other mother daughter duo is doing right now. They are talking to each person that reads their books in a funny, kind, girlfriend way. They talk to their readers as if we are their best friends.

I found it refreshing to read a book where people were not arguing about politics. Where people were not yelling at each other online, calling each other names, resorting to name calling. It was just awesome to read a book where people were talking to each other in a friendly way.

Scottoline, the author of 34 novels, seven co-written with her daughter, Francesca, tell stories of nearly everything. They tell stories of their cats and dogs, going to the beach, Christmas, writing books, and so much more. But most importantly they tell stories of what amounts to love, friendship, kindness, working hard, living life and everyday problems we all have and some we probably never will–because this can only happen to these two women.

I have to admit I started reading Sand in All The Wrong Places at the last three chapters—just to see if the book was good at the end. And it certainly was. Then I skipped around reading the chapters I wanted to read–which by the way were all funny, interesting, and also charming.

I’ve Got Sand in all the Right Places is a book to take everywhere with you to enjoy while vacationing, sitting at home in a cool spot or waiting until summer ends and it is cool enough to cuddle up with a warm cat/dog, a cozy blanket and read all the stories of misadventure, friendship and love! Momzinga.com.

Jun 08

GONE WITH THE WIND STAND BACK, THE ALICE NETWORK HAS TAKEN OVER!

AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL: THE ALICE NETWORK HAS IT ALL—

Beautifully written, Kate Quinn weaves a tapestry of stories together involving two fearless women covering the WWII era and demonstrating how cunning and quick-witted Eve has become after her stint as a spy during the WWI era.

The Alice Network proves strong women even as far back as the 1910’s and in the 1940’s, will become heroines of their time. Women were treated like they always had to have a man’s approval and had to have a father or husband to create a life for them, back then. Women were treated so differently until we women took it upon ourselves to fight for our freedom. With women starting their own companies today, and standing on our own two feet, we may feel today that we don’t need a man to do anything for us, but even though we are strong, we women still need a strong, supportive, loving partner in our lives.

However, The Alice Network proves women can do what only men were doing during WWI, that of espionage and during and after WWII how women were leading lives with courage and strength of purpose.

Kate Quinn’s The Alice Network is Gone With The Wind-like at times, over flowing with drama, but once Charlie and Eve decide to do something, they put their gloves on and start working with a determination we women all need to decide to do everyday. It’s making the decision, making the plans and sticking with them that is difficult, but these two very different women get it done!

Quinn has written a masterful book of enthralling proportions. It is hard NOT to get involved with the two main characters in The Alice Network! From the very beginning I felt Charlie’s and Eve’s pain just from Kate Quinn’s stunning descriptions.

About 500 pages in length, this is not a one day read, but The Alice Network deserves to be read for the brilliant writing, and the beautiful stories written inside this stunning narrative. Momzinga.com.

Jun 07

PARTY GIRLS DIE IN PEARLS: IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, SHE CRIED MORE, MORE MORE!

PLUM SYKES TOTALLY CAPTURES THE 1980’S IN HER ENLIGHTENING, ENTERTAINING PARTY GIRLS DIE IN PEARLS—

Delicious, delightful, fanciful, intriguing, everything a woman of any age deserves to read. Finally a lighthearted book filled with a writer’s strong voice that pulls readers in, entertaining our very souls throughout this creative mystery adventure.

I loved reading Party Girls Die in Pearls. From the very beginning I found myself reading way past my appointed sleepytime, after a day filled with scrubbing and cleaning. (Whoot, don’t I lead a fun-filled, adventurous life?) Party Girls Die In Pearls started off with two main characters starting college in England at Oxford University. Descriptions of royal and not so royal college kids abound, their attitudes, their 1985 style clothing and their snobby attitudes.

Ursula and Nancy become fast friends as they are catapulted into a high society murder mystery solving cases of co-eds being mysteriously and horribly murdered. The way in which Plum Sykes tells the story is not a dull, dreary mystery solving case, no she brings the 1980’s (my personal fav), into play along with 1980’s fashions, horrendous Jersey-girl hairstyles and all of the quirky, fun things we, I mean the Oxford coeds delightfully trounce around in. Sykes even introduces 1980’s way-famous bands, songs, and exactly the way we talked way back in the 1980’s. YAY!

EVEN BETTER—Party Girls Die in Pearls is entertaining.

And it’s about time. Sykes as the jacket description delivers the goods. She does as promised—this book is Clueless Meets Agatha Christie, but it is so much better. It is funny, snobby, cool, and descriptions of the clothing worn by the college girls is hilarious. I truly felt like I went back in time to my former life of partying at local bars/clubs with my boyfriend turned husband, before all that responsible stuff happened. Sykes hits on exactly how college kids act, how crude they are and how smart they can really be.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I loved Party Girls Die in Pearls! Momzinga.com

Jun 06

LOVE STORY: LET JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL

LOVE STORY BY KAREN KINGSBURY—OVERSIMPLIFIED WRITING, BUT A GOOD WAY TO LEARN HOW TO ALLOW JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE–


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Love Story introduces readers to a whole new way of thinking. If you have not been doing this already, thinking not only positive thoughts but thinking in terms of how to make your life better with God’s help, then Love Story will show you the way.

I have to admit, at first I was lost and completely put off by Karen Kingsbury’s way of writing. She tells a story about numerous people with John Baxter becoming the main focus and his now dead wife Elizabeth. John fell deeply in love with his first wife, who contracted cancer and died. He remarried; to a wonderfully patient, kind woman. His grandson asks him to tell the story of his life over a course of four weeks, which is a richly told story of his life with his wife Elizabeth. He doesn’t know if he can tell the story without being horribly emotional, but he does and all ends well.

Basically what caught me off guard was how Kingsbury tells the story. But I got used to it and found an entirely new way of thinking that may or may not take my life on a new path. That depends on how I decide to use what I learned reading Love Story. Kingsbury’s writing is of a deeply religious personal nature. She literally guides readers to live a purpose-driven life, with God as the main focus, through her writing. She has the characters talk, ask God for help, simply allow God to lead them through each day..
Now I see how many people in life manage to become very successful, driven, unworried, confident people.

For me Love Story was actually admittedly a dull book to read, but with each book I read I am looking for entertainment, and to learn something new. And yes, I learned how to think in a new way allowing Jesus to take the wheel. If only Kingsbury would not over explain each major thought. Love Story book would have made for a great read. Momzinga.com.

Jun 06

TACO TUESDAY: EAT DELICIOUS(DENNIS THE PRESCOTT’S) SUMMERTIME PASTA SALAD

TACO TUESDAY—-EAT DELICIOUS’S SUMMERTIME PASTA SALAD—YUMMY!!TAKEN FROM DENNIS THE PRESCOTT’S BOOK EAT DELICIOUS—
summer pasta
INGREDIENTS–
SAUCE–
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup dark brown sugar-packed
1/2 cup sunflower oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

PASTA
1 pound uncooked fusilli or rotini pasta
1 cup diced bell red pepper
1 cup diced green pepper
1 cup diced yellow pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, plus more fro garnish
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus more fro garnish
1 cup bocconcini(mini mozzarella balls), halved.

DIRECTIONS—
Make the sauce. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar sunflower oil, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl and whisk until the sauce starts to thicken. Season with the salt and pepper.

Make the pasts. Boil a large pot of water with salt added and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.

Add the ball peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and sauce to the bowl with the pasta. Stir to combine, then stir in basil and parsley. Transfer to large serving dish and top with bocconcini and more basil and parsley leaves.

This pasta dish can also be served several hours later of the next day after chilled in refrigerator.

Jun 05

MANSLICE MONDAY: RYAN DOUGLAS (Sons of Anarchy’s Opie)

MANSLICE MONDAY—SONS OF ANARCHY’S RYAN DOUGLAS(OPIE)—

Ryan Douglas is a rugged, good looking guy who always goes the acting roles of rugged, good looking, tall guys who stand out from any crowd. Could it be that most actors are short guys? Because Ryan Douglas or Opie stood out for me in a big way on Sons of Anarchy. He was kind of good looking, stood above everyone else, was a rock to be depended upon for his best friend Jax, and went way above the line of duty to get the job done.

Besides Charlie Hunnam starring as Jax, I stayed with Sons to gaze upon Opie—Douglas who is rugged yes, but also cute in his own way–with those soulful brown eyes, and long red hair. Ryan Douglas started acting in 1993 in Saved By The Bell: The New Class, 19 young years into his life. He was born in California in 1984, is currently 41, and has appeared and starred in numerous TV shows and movies.
Believe it or not but he starred for two years in Bates Motel, Saving Private Ryan and Remember The Titans.


He owns his own production company, Fast Shoes with his wife of 12 years, Molly Cookson. Momzinga.com

Jun 05

THE BEACH AT PAINTER’S COVE: NOT ANOTHER AIRHEAD BEACH READ, SO MUCH MORE!

THE BEACH AT PAINTER’S COVE BY SHELLEY NOBLE–YAY! A MEANINGFUL, BUT LIGHT BEACH READ!


I could tell right away that Shelley Noble was a long time writer, artistic and knows what she is doing. I could also tell I was lost with numerous names thrown my way in The Beach At Painter’s Cove. I admit it, I was confused with about 10 people being introduced right away as if we readers should already know who everyone in the book is.

However, I did find the plot interesting, and I enjoyed reading about each woman’s life and especially about Issy who leads a rock star kind of life, without the drugs, but with the hard work and adoration she has accrued after years of hard work.

It was kind of cool to read about four generations of women all converging to a beautiful if not musty, dusty old beach house just as their lives are changing for the better or is that for the worse?

The Beach At Painters Cove is a fast, interesting, loving read, but I have to say I was confused as all get out in the beginning(okay for about 45 pages), with all the characters converging into the book all at once. But Noble deftly carries her characters through the book making for a meaningful, at times fun, at times serious story.

As The Beach At Painter’s Cove evolves, the four women, one being a 12 year old surly teen, come together, to catalogue their art collections thus saving or is that dissolving the family beach home? Interesting, entertaining, serious at times, The Beach At Painter’s Cove is an involving, moving look at how four generations of women deal with growing older, losing fortunes, gaining love and respect and loving each other through the good and the bad times. I thoroughly enjoyed Shelley Noble’s The Beach at Painter’s Cove. Momzinga.com.

Jun 01

THINKING THURSDAY: REWIRE YOUR BRAIN TO THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS

THINKING THURSDAY—MAKE EVERYDAY A HAPPY LOVE-FILLED, FUN DAY—

My husband tells me to make it a happy day. He tells me this everyday. He never complains. It must be in his nature from being raised by two people who never complained about anything. I on the other hand, whine about everything. I literally make everyday a difficult day. I make it harder than it has to be. But I know this and I am changing—not trying to change but changing the way I think to make a better life.

ONLINE STUDY OF NEGATIVE THINKERS—

I saw a study online, on Facebook of all things from a friend who said, the more we complain, the more negative thoughts we think, the more we rewire our brains to think in negative patterns. I am living proof of this. I can make a beautiful, sunny day into a horror movie in my mind. I can make a local park seem like Dracula himself will be visiting to suck out my blood, instead of thinking how beautiful it is outside, how green the grass is, how sunny and warm it is.

So, why not rewire your brain to think positive thoughts? Do it now. Think positive thoughts. Answer people with positive feelings. Gear whatever you say to be a positive comment.

The media is doing it’s best to create negativity with whatever President Donald Trump does, says, or doesn’t do. Whatever his family members do, the media, politicians, Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, Pelosi, Schumer—-all of the Liberal left , the Liberal media, the elite Hollywood actors who make millions per movie and all those people who live in a dreamland make life miserable for those of us who listen.

The key here is to stop listening to the negative people, live your live in a happy manner. Enjoy your life. Everyday!

I have written posts about living positively before, but I’m still seeing so many negative comments, (okay, hate filled, hurtful comments online), that we need to change. I fall into this trap also, and say negative things. I don’t want to anymore. I want to do and say positive things. I want to be a positive person.

REWIRE YOUR BRAIN TO THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS—

WE ALL need to live life in a positive, happy manner. Smile more often, laugh from the bottom of your stomach, say Hello to strangers, read a good book, and go to a local park—maybe with a friend, and a clove of garlic around your neck to ward off those blood thirsty vampires. But enjoy your day, this hour, your life, and go to the beach and listen to the waves hit the shore and build a sandcastle in the sand. Love your life. Think positive thoughts! Momzinga.com,

May 31

STAND BACK STEPHEN KING READERS, ANDREW PYPER IS BETTER: READ THE ONLY CHILD

THE ONLY CHILD WRITTEN BY ANDREW PYPER—ANOTHER MASTER OF HORROR—

Stephen King watch out, because there’s a new author in town who can write mesmerizing horror as well as you can, if not better. If you love horror books, turned into great horror movies, Andrew Pyper is the man. I felt compelled to read The Only Child as fast as I could turn the pages.

Awesomely scary, The Only Child starts out with the first five chapters ripping through at about two or three pages each. I felt discombobulated, because Pyper writes only the necessary words, and they didn’t seem to go together. But once I got used to his writing and how things seemed weird, suddenly it all fell into place and I felt like I was in the hands of master writer. Then I discovered Andrew Pyper’s The Only Child is not his first book, like I was led to believe. Currently, Lost Girls and The Demonologist are in development for TV and movies.

The Only Child does not prattle on about the scenery, but Pyper does this extraordinary thing of sparingly using only the necessary words. At Times Pyper jumps to another chapter or another thought without perhaps some necessary words. but this is the way I love my writers; to not babble incessantly about nothing.

The Only Child involves Lily who is the creation of a man-thing who may be 200 years old and who could be the creation of Dracula and two other demonic forces. Her mother, we readers don’t really know because Lily’s mother was killed in Alaska when Lily was a mere child. Lily has pretty much raised herself, and has become a forensic psychiatrist working a steady job, but not gaining any close relationships with anyone, until that is when her Dad finds her, who is perhaps an alien or Dracula or a combination of God only knows what or who.

I sped through The Only Child because I had to find out what is going on and who exactly Lily’s Dad really is. I had to find out what happens next as you will too. Momzinga.com.

May 31

WEIRD NEWS WEDNESDAY: KATHY GRIFFIN NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL FOR HER SICK ACT OF STUPIDITY

WEIRD NEWS WEDNESDAY—KATHY GRIFFIN DOES VIDEO OF SEVERED HEAD OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AS IF SHE IS A MEMBER OF ISIS–

What Kathy Griffin did with the help of a supposedly artistic photographer, Tyler Shields was beyond sick; holding up the severed, bloodied head of Donald Trump while she is all dressed up wearing tons of makeup somehow thinking she is being funny. That’s not funny! Even more famous comedians and notoriously sick, stupid celebrities like Kayne West wouldn’t go this far. THIS IS SICK. THIS IS GROSS. THIS IS INSANITY! KATHY GRIFFIN NEEDS MENTAL HELP. KATHY GRIFFIN NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL, NOW! Enough of this utter bullshit, people who do sick, twisted things need to start seeing ramifications. When Madonna yelled at the Million Women March on Washington after President Trump’s inauguration she was not jailed for her saying threatening things about Trump. Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters were not arrested for saying that Trump needs to be impeached. The FBI, CIA or whoever is really in charge need to start doing their jobs and actually start arresting celebrities when they threaten our president.

If anyone famous had done this about Obama and posted it online, that person would have been arrested, thrown in jail and never heard from again. The Liberal Left has completely lost their minds since Donald Trump became president. They wanted another Obama to be president to keep everything status quo and to not upset the cool quotient. Donald Trump is not cool, he is not their president. He is not a Liberal. He does not smoke pot, he doesn’t go on vacation once a month like Obama did and he doesn’t give away free stuff. Donald Trump actually has values, morals and ethics, unlike Obama, and his Liberal loving friends.

Griffin has since apologized, saying: ‘I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong’
The apology was not enough to stop Trump himself from blasting her as ‘sick’
The first lady called it ‘very disturbing’ and ‘simply wrong.’
11-year-old Barron Trump saw the shocking image on TV and thought it was real.
The U.S. Secret Service – while not citing the video specifically – reminded people it monitors social media and takes threats against the president seriously.
Facing increasing pressure, CNN fired Griffin from her long-time role hosting its New Year’s Eve coverage, with Anderson Cooper—who even condemned her actions.
‘This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president,’ said Trump-hater Chelsea Clinton. Momzinga.com

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