Music Monday: Danny Gokey “Haven’t Seen it Yet” #MusicMonday #Hope #Music

Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.


Last time I shared:

Tesla “What You Give”

Today’s share:

Danny Gokey “Haven’t  Seen It Yet”

I’ve spoken with at least three people in the last week that mean a lot to me who are dealing with multiple struggles. One is a close friend who doesn’t deal with stress well and has dealt with a boatload of bad luck over the past two years. It’s very hard for him to see anything positive right now and I know exactly what that feels like. I’ve had personal struggles this year including issues with my own health and often wonder about my future. This song brings me hope and inspires me to maintain strong faith no matter how hard life gets.

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Book Review: Pumpkinheads (Graphic Novel) by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks #Pumpkinheads #GraphicNovel #BookReview

Pumpkinheads

By Rainbow Rowell

Illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

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My review:

Josie and Deja have been working together at a pumpkin patch for much of their high school years. They’re pretty good friends and enjoy each other’s company during the season, but they don’t talk much outside of work. This Halloween they’ll be saying goodbye for good as both prepare to begin their college life. Josie’s pretty depressed about it; he loves everything about the pumpkin patch, especially being the MVPPP (Most Valuable Pumpkin Patch Person). Deja seems more optimistic about it and mentions coming back for visits.

Deja’s convinced she’s going make this Halloween the best ever. Her plan is to finally get Josie hitched up with a girl that works with them. He’s been daydreaming about this girl for years, but he’s hesitant to talk to her. Deja won’t take no for an answer as she plans to make their last night at the Patch one to remember.

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Book Review: Alice in Worcestershire: Brummie girls do cry by Eskay Teel #BookReview #AliceInWorcestershire #EskayTeel #Memoir

Alice in Worcestershire: Brummie girls do cry by Eskay Teel

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Alice in Worcestershire is a memoir about a young girl from the UK who’s a troubled teen or “beyond parental control” as her mother and the authorities categorize her. It’s the 1970s, and around the age of twelve she’s taken from home and sent to a home for troubled teens–not against her will either. Even with six other siblings, she couldn’t wait to get away from her mother because of the extreme hate they have for one another. After being sent away she spends time on the streets among dangerous situations and gets herself into a predicament no thirteen-year-old should ever have to experience.

We started to walk down the steps as two of the men began approaching us and talking about another party. We were both answering, trying to sound cool and light-hearted, saying that no, we were going home. We carried on moving, but by the time we got to the bottom of the steps without running and acting like fools — they each had a hand on our elbows guiding us away across the road.

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Book Review: The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #11) #BookReview #ChildrensBooks #Fiction

The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events #11)

By Lemony Snicket

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My review:

The Grim Grotto picks up right after the previous installment as the Baudelaires have now been separated from Quigley Quagmire. They discover a submarine called the “Queequeg” which is controlled by a man named Captain Widdershins…

“Let’s see! I’ll put you to work right away! Aye! No—first I’ll give you a tour! No—I’ll introduce you to my crew! No—I’ll let you rest! No—I’d better get you into uniforms! Aye! It’s important that everyone aboard wear a waterproof uniform in case the submarine collapses and we find ourselves underwater! Of course, in that case we’ll need diving helmets! Except Sunny because she can’t wear one! I guess she’ll drown! No—she can curl up inside a diving helmet! Aye! The helmets have a tiny door on the neck just for such purpose! Aye! I’ve seen it done! I’ve seen so many things in my time!”
“Excuse me,” Violet said, “but could you tell us who you are?”

Also aboard the Queequeg are Fiona (Captain Whittershin’s daughter), and a cook named Phil, who is actually a returning character from The Miserable Mill. Once again, it seems as though the Baudelaire children may have caught a break after meeting up with this presumably helpful group of people in the Queequeg, but their surroundings are certainly grimm–and they’re faced with one of their hardest challenges ever.

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