Facebook Fridays

So, this thought just happened in my mind.

I’m thinking of starting another weekly post called Facebook Fridays. The idea, essentially, is to follow Endangered Thursdays with the funniest things I saw on Facebook that week. It’s no secret that I’m very social! If you would like to be my friend on Facebook, just let me know and we can make that happen. I mostly post random things and all my friends tag me in bookish memes.

This week on Facebook I took a screenshot of someone who went to Starbucks and got the wrong order that made me laugh so hard I was in tears. He was very expressive and I read it once and laughed then tried to read it out loud to my husband and couldn’t get through it without busting a lung. Check it out:

You’re winning at life if you can make a Pokemon reference like this guy did! Hahahahaha

The next one I’ve watched quite a few times. Its a baby elephant running around trying to catch birds and ends up falling on his face. Naturally, I read it it with inner commentary that went something like:

Oooooh birdies!

I want a birdie!

Gimme birdie!

Come here birdies!

SPLAT!

MOOOMMMMY!

I felled 😦

Lastly, I shared a photo of Isabel and her cute kitty toes chilling in her kitty mountain. I like her a lot when she’s not howling like a banshee:

I have a four day weekend coming up since the 4th of July is on Tuesday. For those who don’t know that’s America’s Independence day. It means something important but it mostly means lots of food I don’t normally eat on a regular basis. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE TO EAT?? So I’ll be at the Rib, White and Blue Festival stuffing my face with all kinds of barbecued snacks and funnel cakes. I may or may not share pictures. I don’t want to scar my vegetarian friends with my carnivoreish ways.

What do you think about Facebook Fridays? Have you seen anything on your social medias this week that made you laugh so hard you cried? Let me know in the comments below! (Links to these are much appreciated! I love to laugh!)

The Unique Linda Award

Let me start by saying, I absolutely love this woman! like LOVE times 9000!

Now then, to get an idea of where this post is going it would probably be a good idea to read Linda’s post first. Click her name.

You see, I so graciously nominated her for this lovely award but I cheated. The rules state that you are supposed to ask your nominees three questions not regurgitate the questions asked of you. It’s actually forbidden to do so, am I right Linda? Since I broke the rules, I’ve been re-awarded. Not be confused with rewarded! Make sure you understand the difference! Rewards from Linda are not given lightly. So not only am I charged with answering the three questions every blogger receives with this reward but I have bonus questions for being lazy which will definitely make me think twice about taking the lazy way out the next go around.

1. If you could live in a Dr. Seuss book, which would you pick?

I would choose One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. That was always an awesome story because it talked about all the different fishes and other animals you encounter. I look back on it now as an adult and see it as a great learning resource for children to recognize that people and places are not the same and how unique that makes the world in general.

2. If you could have perfect weather, what would it be?

Perfect weather is a dream, okay? I live in Ohio. That means the weatherman is always wrong! For example, today is supposed to be sunny with a chance of rain. A CHANCE sounds like a small percentage say 5-10%. I’m not even paid to predict anything (though how cool would that be??) and I know it’s more of a 90% chance it’s going to rain. You can smell it in the air and dark clouds are a giant indicator. Think the weatherman needs to take a walk outside and absorb the air before telling us lies.

I digress. My perfect weather would consist of all 4 seasons perfectly in the parameters of the months that they are supposed to be in. That means no snow in May dammit.

3.  What question would you like to ask yourself?

Right now I’m asking myself why don’t I have time to read? You’d think after leaving a demanding job to a less demanding job I’d have more time to read but I’ve been on the same book for almost a week and that is very uncharacteristic of me! I’m also asking myself why did Prince go and die because Kiss is playing on my Pandora right now and I’m jamming!


Now on to my bonus questions. I mean they were literally demandingly specific to me. If you don’t believe me, that means you didn’t click on Linda’s post. SHAME! Click it now.
It should be noted here that Linda is totally psychic because she asked the first part of the question and then guessed that I do not indulge in caffeine delivery systems in the morning but I still have to answer the questions as if I did indulge because I’m a writer and I can do this! YEAH! (Were you possibly a cheerleader in a past life? I wasn’t because that defines girly which I’m not but curiosity and all that)

You’ve just awoken.  You haven’t had your coffee/tea/preferred caffeine delivery system yet, and the following people are making demands of you as you endeavor to start your day.   What do you say to each of them?

1. Husband/wife/domestic partner:

This is easy. My husband is always gone when I wake up. He works the dead people shift; i.e. the hours between 3am and 9am everyday except Sunday. Nel is usually knocked out in dreamland somewhere. On Sundays, he doesn’t wake me up either cause his body is so used to waking up that early that he’s up and I’m still sleep. Did I mention how much I love sleeping?

2. Child

Yeah….. I’m not there……. yet. Ask me again in a year.

3. Pet

If it’s Isabel: “SHUT UP! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!” Lots of grumbling. She has a habit of howling like a hyena (she’s a cat for crying out loud!) at the crack of dawn and I want to kill her cause my alarm hasn’t gone off yet.

If it’s Milliardo: “Go away drooly. I don’t want your drool on me.” He’s also a cat, btw. Or if I’m walking around he likes to walk in front of me and plop his body in my walking path because it’s a game of the human might possibly step on me but if she steps over me I’m going to to try and grab her feet with my sharp clawed front paws or bite them.

4. Boss

I’m going to go off of today and say “I keep forgetting to bring your pie pan back! I’m so terrible! I promise I’ll bring it back tomorrow!” I’ve been saying this since Monday because somehow I keep walking out of the house without it. I blame the cats!

5. X with X being a person/being of your choice

I’m going to say X is M. Not as in XM radio if that thought possibly crossed your mind. M as in my MIA co-author. She may not post on the blog but she texts me every morning about work related things or about the book she’s reading that I forced her to read. Remember, I like to read vivaciously through others. If you haven’t read that post, click here.

6. Mailman

You know, mail is not my thing unless I know something is coming for me. That’s my husband’s territory. In my defense, I got this way because when we lived in an apartment there was only one key to the mailbox and since he always gets home before me, he held the key and would always get the mail. So now I just don’t think about it and if there’s mail for me, he puts it on my laptop or opens it if it looks important and tells me about it later.

7. A fellow blogger  (not me because I know what you’d say to me!)

I feel like the sentence would start with “HAHAHA….” or “Listen….” because we would probably be continuing a long standing conversation about something or other. You all make me laugh or smile in some form or another so thank you for that 🙂

8.  Barista

I DON’T DRINK COFFEE OKAY! I know! It’s a crime! I barely drink tea and pop is out of the question. Unless we’re talking ginger brew. Does that count??? If I were to see a Barista, and I’m going based of Starbucks here, I would probably tell her she spelled my name wrong.. I get that a lot. I guess Chanel is a really hard name to spell and often comes with a phantom “T”.

9. Neighbor

I don’t talk to my neighbors…. Listen, in my defense, they’re all old people. And I mean like 80-90 years old. Before you judge me, the one across the street likes to sit in his garage off to the side where he thinks people can’t see him and stare at us when we’re out in about. The one across the other street (we live on the corner), came over to talk and was literally stuck on the fact that we’re a young black couple in a predominantly white neighborhood and pointed out all the black people he knew that lived on the street. (Thanks guy.)The third neighbor is a hermit. Well except the time he walked over and into the house when we were being shown to it by the realtor. Other than that, haven’t seen him. So tell me, would you talk to my neighbors? Be honest.

10. Random guy in elevator

Is it Idris Elba? Or is he on Idris Elba’s level of hotness? Is this too shallow?? Oh wait, I’m only half awake here so I would probably say “Hey, floor 3, thanks” and go back to being a zombie until I got my caffeinated delivery system in my system.


Did I mention how much I love Linda? Because I most assuredly do. This was so ridiculously fun that I can’t wait until the next one. Linda, please keep being your lovely, snarky, awesome, folk-hating, stellar storytelling self! ❤ If you haven’t followed her yet, there’s something wrong and you need to remedy that situation right now!

Pangolin

The most trafficked animal on Earth.

The MOST TRAFFICKED animal on this planet.

How did we ever let an animal gain such a title??

Today’s animal is the pangolin.

 

(That baby is so freaking CUTE!)

Anyway, what looks like a reptile is actually a mammal! It’s often mistaken for an artichoke or a dragon when people see one for the first time.

Pangolins have been around for at least 80 million years. There are 8 species that still exist today. Chinese, Malayan, Indian and Palawan are the four Asian speices and the Tree pangolin, Giant ground pangolin, Cape pangolin and Long-tailed pangolin are the African species. These creatures are the only mammals in the world covered in scales. The scales are made of keratin which is found in our fingernails, bird talons and rhino horns. These scales make up 20% of a pangolin’s weight!

Depending on the species, you can find them on ground digging or in trees climbing around. The ground species are capable of digging holes big enough that a human can fit and stand up in! The name came to be thanks the the Malay which is the language of Malaysia and Indonesia and literally translates to “something that rolls up” because these critters can roll into near impenetrable balls when threatened.

Besides rolling into the hardest ball, they also emit a noxious smelling acid from glands near their butt. It’s actually quite similar to what a skunk does; another defense mechanism.

These animals are prehistoric. Originally scientists thought pangolins were in the same family as anteaters and armadillos — the Xenarthra family, but new evidence suggest that they are more closely related to the Carnivora family which is a very diverse order containing wolves, bears and hyenas. That’s pretty mind boggling considering they don’t have teeth and their diet consists of termites and ants.

Now back to what I said at the beginning. This animal is the most trafficked animal on Earth because their main predator is most obviously humans. Humans capture and smuggle pangolins into the black market for their scales and their meat. Their meat is considered a delicacy while their scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine. They are known for relieving palsy, stimulating lactation and draining pus. The cost for just a kilogram of their scales can be $3000 or more. Because they don’t have teeth and their defense mechanism is to roll into a ball, they are, unfortunately, very easy for poachers to catch. It is said that pangolin sales make up 20 percent of the entire wildlife black market which translates to roughly 10,000 pangolin deaths per year.

Because they are so heavily trafficked, no one knows how long they live. The guess is only about 20 years in the wild because the oldest pangolin recorded lived to be 19 in captivity. One of the setbacks for saving this creature is they just don’t do well in captivity. Since they eat about 70 million insects a year, zoos are just not able to handle that type of volume and the pangolins end up suffering from malnutrition along with stress.

This is one animal that definitely needs some crazy awareness. Most people don’t even know it exists and scientists have no idea how many are left in the wild. On January 2nd of this year the animals were listed on the IUCN which bans the commercial trading of all eight species and their parts. Now we just need the individual states to increase protection rules on these animals to help in the fight to save the pangolin before its too late.

Unfortunately, I don’t have an adopt the pangolin link but if you would like more in depth information, click here.

It’s not your fault, but it’s your problem

Take two.

I tried to reblog this but .org and .com don’t get along so here we go again:

“It’s not your fault, but it’s your problem” is a post I found thanks to my good friend Mr. Mel. This is one powerful piece and I encourage all my followers to read it. It really resonated with the both of us and I think part, if not all, of it will resonate with you, my dear readers, in some capacity whether small or large.

Rickey Dobbs is the author. Check out the post by clicking his name. Here’s a snippet:

But how much better could today and tomorrow be if you drew a line and recognized that you have zero control over everything that happened up until now?…

 

Universe, random deity who reads my blog, higher self:

I’m wise enough to know that I can’t time travel (…yet). But I’m shortsighted enough to get tangled up in my own past and my own story anyway.

Help me let myself off the hook for yesterday, so I don’t waste energy rehashing it.

Keep me focused on what’s possible today and tomorrow.

Stop me from trying to control circumstances and other people’s actions which I can’t (or shouldn’t) control……

Let me know what you think in the comments below! Better yet, let Rickey know how great his post is!

Those Phrases

Ever hear those phrases that sound like one thing but mean something else?

For example, everyone has heard the phrase ‘take a raincheck‘ right? I can have some really slow moments sometimes and it literally clicked in my mind a few months ago what that really meant.

The proper word for these phrase are called idioms.

Recently I’ve noticed my boss says “the bee’s knees” a lot. Obviously she’s not talking about what I’m thinking which is a literal bee’s knees especially since I don’t think they have the same kind of joints as humans so I had to look that up. According to oxforddictionaries, it means ‘an outstanding person or thing’. Other phrases that mean the same thing are: ‘the flea’s eyebrows’ and ‘the cat’s whiskers’. (How does one know a flea’s has eyebrows? Also, are canaries some type of hybrid bird narwhal rhino?)

American slang is a marvel. I don’t know if these are supposed to make things sound slightly better than their true meaning or what. For example, have you heard the phrase ‘you and your sunny disposition’? Usually it’s used in a nice light because it means someone who is cheerful and full of zest! But I can attest to using the phrase on grumps in a sarcastic manner to try and get them to crack a smile and feel less grumps.

Here’s a list of ones I’ve heard of before and their meanings:

  • Break a leg – means good luck somehow even though breaking a leg is not lucky
  • Better late then never – means at least you did something vs. not at all. Not a good phrase to use though if you’re always late to work, just saying!
  • Call it a day – means you’re done. Whatever you were doing, it’s over. Leaving it for another day is the best option
  • Benefit of the doubt – as contradicting as this sounds, it means you’re going to take a leap (similar phrase) and trust what someone is telling you instead of suspecting a lie
  • On a roll – very encouraging statement that means you’re doing a good job
  • It’s not rocket science/surgery – means it’s not complicated
  • Under the weather – means you’re feeling really sick that day
  • Picture is worth a thousand words – I always thought it meant that pictures are more powerful than words at any given moment but I guess it means better to show than tell. Same thing? Maybe.
  • Raining cats and dogs – means monsoon rain is occurring at that moment; the kind of rain you shouldn’t be driving in. I guess you can substitute cats and dogs with cooler animals like whales and elephants but either way it all sounds like pretty painful rain no?
  • Devil’s advocate – means arguing for the sake of arguing but I sometimes use this phrase in an enlightening fashion to get other people to be more open minded
  • In the doghouse – means you said something to your significant other you probably should not have said and you’re sleeping on the couch for a while
  • The elephant in the room – means everyone is thinking it so Nel is going to say it 🙂 but it also means there’s an issue you’re probably avoiding and not ready to talk about. Also elephants are cute. If an elephant could somehow fit itself in my room, I would cuddle it.
  • Plenty of fish in the sea/ocean – means there are 9+ billion people on this planet so there’s someone for everyone when it comes to dating. Also means that even though you may have missed this opportunity, there will always be other ones. (You’re awesome remember?)

Do you use idioms in your daily life? Do you use them in a differently than the common interpretation? Do you question where these silly sayings come from like I do? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to add more phrases into my blogging loaf. (Trail of breadcrumbs are pointing down in case you didn’t see them :P)

How to Save A Life

My yesterday was very eventful for the span of 20 minutes. Remember those cherry trees I talked about in a previous post? I mentioned how the trees were netted so that the birds and other critters wouldn’t eat all the cherries before humans were able to harvest some of them. You see, as I was told, birds are color blind. (I have no idea if that applies to all birds or not but my 80 year old boss told me so). According to him, when the cherries turn red, the birds know they’re ripe for the picking. That doesn’t explain the yellow cherries but that’s not the point today.

My grumps buddy John and I were standing on the truck dock watching this swarm of birds go to town on the Queen Ann cherry trees. Those are the yellow ones. I mean there were a flock of blue jays, robins and sparrows. The crows must have been sleeping because usually they take over as much as possible before the smaller birds can get some.

So we’re just standing there talking and joking and mourning but not really mourning the loss of all those Queen Anns. You see the trees are in the median between two businesses. They don’t care that we, and other people in the neighborhood come and pick the cherries because they have so many trees they are happy to share the wealth.

We happened to look over at the tree by Mr. Continental because that tree looked like it was ready to be picked soon and we saw a bird flapping desperately inside the net trying to get out. Birds can be smart sometimes. This bird figured out how to get in the net but could not figure out how to get out of it.

John and I decided we couldn’t sit here and watch this bird struggle so we walked over to the tree looking to rip a hole in the net so the bird could be freed.

When we got over there we saw movement on the ground. Turns out our sparrow friend wasn’t the only one stuck in the net. There was a robin on the ground who’s situation was worse. She was all kinds of tangled up. We had to save her. Again, these nets aren’t ours but we got a speech prepared for if the owners came over to yell at us for ripping up their net.

We walked back into the plant and John got his gloves and a pair of scissors. I started to get flashbacks to my wildlife rehab days when a call would come in and me and another rehabber would go out and save one critter or another for various reasons. Maybe I’ll share a few of those stories another day.

We walk up to Ms. Robin and she’s screeching her head off. You can tell she’s afraid of us. I mean I would be too if I was her. John gets on his knees and slowly swoops in and grabs her. It should be noted here that if it has a beak, teeth or talons, it can bite. Ms. Robin definitely tried to bite. We’re both sitting here cooing at her telling her she’ll be okay. We just want to help her.

It took a little while because every time we would make a little lead way, she’d try to flap her wings and get more tangled. It also didn’t help that John was trying to hold and cut at the same time. At one time he goes, “I can’t see!”. I’m like, you’re holding scissors! What do you mean you can’t see?!”. He’s like “I’m not wearing my glasses.” I demanded he hand me the scissors right away.

As I instructed John to hold her wings in, I cut the netting around her body. Each time he would rotate her body so I could get around her wings, under her chest. I believe she realized we were trying to help her cause she calmed down and stopped flapping her wings. We got all the netting off that we could see and he let her go to fly away.

She made it about a foot before she just stopped and stood on the ground. She tried to fly away again but it wasn’t working. He left wing would spread but her right wing just stayed pinned to her body. I was like “John, we have to catch her again.” We thought maybe she had a broken wing and I was ready to take her to the closest rehab center.

He did a slow but quick sort of leap grab situation and got a hold on Ms. Robin again. Turns out we didn’t get all the netting. She had a good piece wrapped good around her right wing to the point that it banded it to her body. We cut that piece off and Ms. Robin was able to spread both her wings and fly away. We then proceeded to rip that net apart. The bird that was trying to fly out earlier found one of our holes and flew away as well. Hooray!

Have you ever encountered an animal who needed help? Did you try to help or call your local animal advocate to help? Let me know in the comments below!

Desert Island Discs Blog Tag

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This is a fun looking tag! Thank you to Patty@Moohnshine’s Corner for tagging me in this. Patty is my girl! She writes book reviews, participates in all the coolest tags and shares her nature adventures! Check her out and hit that follow button! She’s super awesome.

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The Rules:

  • Link back to BookBum’s original post, so she can see all your answers! (Remember to do this via pingback, she won’t get a notification if not!)
  • Thank the person who tagged you… show some love!
  • Come up with your answers
  • Then tag others to keep the tag going!

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The Premise:

You are cast away onto a remote desert island:

  • You can bring 5 albums- what are they?

1000 Forms of Fear – Sia
Fallen – Evanescence
Greatest Hits History Volume I – Michael Jackson
Disney’s Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2 – Various Artists (It’s one CD I swear! Limited edition)
X – Ed Sheeran

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  • You can bring one book- which is it? You are provided with a Bible/ other religious text if you want it, as well as the Complete Works of Shakespeare. No series!

Yay for Shakespeare! This book is technically part of a series but it can 100% be read as a standalone. Since I’m on an island, it’s only fitting that I bring Paradise by Judith McNaught.

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  • You can have one luxury item (it had to be inanimate and can’t help you escape the island)- what is it?

If we’re not including food, because I love food and need to eat, I would bring a hammock. Would make for a peaceful sleep each night with my book and my music I would somehow figure out how to listen to since there seems to be no electrical outlets 😛

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I tag:

One Love

Yesterday I had such a WONDERFUL day!

Every year cities all over America have a Pride parade and festival. For those who don’t know, Pride is a beautiful celebration of love; especially in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. All of the displays are so fantastic because they feature all the colors of the rainbow. That signifies that no matter your race, gender, sexuality, love is pure. It does not pick and choose, it does not judge, it just is.

When we got there the first picture I took was of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame proudly displaying a pride flag along with all of the other rock flags. When the parade started, the Cleveland police led the charge! There were cops on bikes, horses and walking in the parade. The bike brigade was cool because they each had a tiny rainbow flag on the back of their seats.

Then the companies that support pride followed. There were hospitals, banks, and retail stores proudly displaying their colors. There was also a ton of churches displaying signs like “Love Thy Neighbor” and “Jesus Loves You” and people with free hugs and hi 5’s signs around their necks. You can imagine I was hugging and high fiving all over the place! The air was filled with an overwhelming sense of welcome.

Oh! This isn’t pictured because I was so excited, I didn’t think to snap one, but I got to pet a horse! I’ve never been near a horse in my life but one of the cops on his horse came up to the crowd and let everyone pet her. She was beautiful!!!

So as the day went on, I acquired lots of wristbands and I bought a button that said “Don’t Hide The Pride”. I also got a cool tree henna tattoo!

Everyone was so sweet! Smiles EVERYWHERE! Mine was probably the biggest because I was so excited. There was also dancing and singing and just seeing all the proud, happy people just made my entire month! Of course I also got a picture of me and my babes. They are my favorites. I’m so honored my husband and I got to witness their marriage a few months ago. (image is using a Prisma filter btw)

June is Pride Month, at least here in America, and although June is almost over, it doesn’t mean it stops. I have pride every day of the year!

My takeaways:

I love to love.
I love to see love.
I do not discriminate against love. I believe it’s impossible to do.
You are who you are, flaws and all, and that’s the way it should be. Always remember that and love yourself above all else because you’re beautiful. You know it and so do I.

Candy Books Tag

I’ve graciously been demanded asked to do this Candy Books Tag by the most awesome blogger James. It’s a lot of fun and I welcome anyone else who would like to do this, participate as well! James found the tag at Eva’s blog @ BrilliantlyBookishSite but it seems the creator of the tag’s blog no longer exists at this time.

There weren’t any rules but it seems pretty straight forward so here we go!

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The interpretation here, I think, is that you are to choose a book that is deep, meaningful, and was highly praised in the book world but you read it and it just wasn’t as enjoyable as it was for everyone else. My choice here would have to be Lord of the Flies by William Golding. It seemed like a really good book. Plane crashes, boys are supposed to learn to survive and grow this sense of community while they come of age etc etc. Basically a darker version of Peter Pan and has fueled a lot of dystopian stories such as Hunger Games. It won a Nobel Prize and yet it just wasn’t it for me. Maybe because I’m not a huge dystopia fan? I don’t know.

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I’ve mentioned this in my last post and I’m mentioning it again. I think eveyone should read The Three Musketeers at least once in their life. You will never read another story that features a group of heroes who portray youth, truth, justice and general camaraderie like this book!black jelly beans

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You already know. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Just don’t even bother. I get the concept especially because its fan fiction based off Twilight but it’s terrible misconception about BDSM. There are plenty of other authors out there who write it much better!chocolate kisses

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Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews!!!!!!! Okay, so what a lot of people don’t know is Ilona Andrews is actually a pseudonym for a husband and wife team who write these books together. The reason I picked Magic Bleeds is because… I can’t even describe it! Just read this snippet:

“I worry about you.” He dipped his head and looked into my eyes. “I worry something stupid will happen and I won’t be there and you’ll be gone. I worry we won’t ever get a chance and it’s driving me out of my skull.” ……. “Do you miss me, Kate?”

Guys, I’m screaming inside just writing this post!

Gummy Spiders

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The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. So I don’t check under my bed but after the recent Ebola virus outbreak, it worries me. This is the fictionalized version where essentially a virus appears in Washington D.C. presumably from an African rainforest and it kills 90% of its victims in days. None of the conventional medicines work so there’s no cure and it becomes a race against time to try to find the source of the virus in order to develop a cure. The scariest thing is this is based off a true story and scientists still have no idea where Ebola virus legitimately comes from and how it’s spread.jumbo lollipop

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I hate to say this because I know there are some serious Outlander fans out there but Dragonfly in Amber dragged so hard. I’m not sure if it was because a lot of it was Claire in the future and I missed Jamie or the fact that there just wasn’t as much action in this installment as there was in the first book. The book is 735 pages long which is not the longest I’ve read but I did finish it eventually; it just took a while.Cotton Candy

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Have you read any of my choices? If so, do you agree or disagree with them? Let me know in the comments below!