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review 2018-10-22 19:24
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James

 

Holy Wall of Text Batman! This short novella took so long to read because I had to put down my NOOK and give my eyes a break. There is a story there buried deep in the paragraph-length run on sentences, but damn if I could follow along well enough to describe it to you. I just didn't care about any of the characters by the end of the story - just too much hysterical females. The kids were appropriately creepy but the ghosts were a let down - they didn't do much other than stand still and stare. 

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text 2018-08-14 09:30
► ► ►NEW JOHN MEFFORD THRILLER◄ ◄ ◄
AT Every Turn (An Alex Troutt Thriller, Book 10) (Redemption Thriller Series 22) - John W. Mefford
► ► ►NEW JOHN MEFFORD THRILLER◄ ◄ ◄
AT Every Turn (An Alex Troutt Thriller, Book 10) (Redemption Thriller Series 22) by John W. Mefford | Author

"AT Every Turn had me gasping and literally crying at one part in particular!? You are in for a ride as once again Alex is faced with catching a serial killer." reviews E Book Addicts

"This is another one of John W Mefford's novels that will keep you sitting at the edge of your chair until the last page is turned. The twists and turns are many and varied. All I can say is this author did it again--another winner!!" reviews Miki's Hope

Available in Kindle and paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Every-Turn-Troutt-Thriller-Redemption-ebook/dp/B07D5GNMDN

When obsession crosses that thin line…

The crime scene was similar to the others -- but was Alex staring at something even more disturbing than the work of a noted serial killer?

Alex and her partner, Nick, piece together a convoluted puzzle. But how many pieces are missing?

Threats hit from all directions, including the legal kind. Just what Alex needs.

The deaths, brutal and violent beyond belief, show a pattern. And then another pattern. Is this the work of a copycat killer? If only it were that easy to figure out.

The video hits. It rocks Alex's core -- her future forever altered. She pushes forward…only because the dead have no voice.

And just when Alex can take no more, her world is shattered like never before. It just can't be. But it is, and she's all alone.

Nothing will stop her from ending this obsession. No matter who gets in her way, there will be one final death.

Will Alex live to see the next day? 

Get AT Every Turn now! 

Read more on the #book, series and author here....
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2018/06/at-every-turn-alex-troutt-thriller-book.html

 

 
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review 2018-07-08 22:30
Your Turn FOR Care - very specialized, read for work
Your Turn for Care: Surviving the Aging and Death of the Adults Who Harmed You - Laura S. Brown

This is a book about relating to elders, caregiving, and death for people whose personal childhood story was a horror movie, not a Hallmark card.

 

For those adults who are pursuing relationships with and/or becoming caregivers to elders who were reasonably loving, decent, and honorable in their relationships with you, those complications are difficult in and of themselves...

 

There is a group of adults whose dilemmas in dealing with the aging, illness, and death of elders are complex beyond the norm. This book is for those folks—for adults raised in families that were frightening, confusing, dangerous, sometimes criminal in their treatment of their children. The elders in these families are...people who...behaved in vicious, venal, abusive, and/or neglectful ways to those children. You are those children, grown into adults confronted with cultural and social demands to relate to those elders, and sometimes to step into the caregiver role.

 

This is an almost one-of-a-kind resource, since nobody seems to have put together two clear facts: a huge number of children are abused in childhood, and [in the US] a full 60% of elderly people are being cared for solely by family. That number increases to 95% if we include family taking any role in caregiving for a family member. So it is clear that many people who were abused in childhood are now caring for that abusive parent/primary caregiver in their elderly years. 

 

Surprisingly, there was nothing in the self-help literature (and there seems to be little or no scholarly research finished or even in process) for those adult children who are now either feeling pressured to care for their former abusive caregiver or who are already doing so. 

 

Obviously this can be problematic on a number of levels.

 

I'm only writing this review so others will know of this resource. Written in a very open and non-prescriptive style, readers can take what they need and ignore the rest. For those who want much clearer "do this" and "don't do that" guidance, this may feel somewhat nebulous. The bottom line comes down to "you do not have to care for this person who harmed you when you were the vulnerable one." 

 

There is tremendous personal and societal pressure to take on the role of caregiver to an elderly person, but that may be a very bad idea for a number of reasons -- both to the adult child and to the formerly abusive older person. (And not every abusive person becomes lovely and kind in old age. They may continue some abusive patterns throughout life.)

 

Unfortunately, the US medical system doesn't much care if this person terrorized you, they will assume you either should or must take on this new project. Armed at least with one resource, hopefully we can avoid everyone feeling like they must be the primary caregiver to the person who failed so horribly in this role years before.

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url 2018-06-06 06:34
Solution: Fixing The Computer That Won’t Turn On
  • Check the plugs and cables - First you need to check that all the cables are connected properly and power supply plugs are plugged in.
  • Switch on the plugs - Check to see if the power switch of main socket, monitor, keyboard and CPU is switched on or not.
  • Check for fuse blows - Check the fuse in the main plug for your computer and other devices too, if found faulty replace that. One can also have blown the fuse of computer’s motherboard, then replace the entire component.
  • Clear the CMOS -Clear the BIOS memory which will reset it to its default factory setting.
  • Safe mode - One can open their computer at safe mode by following simple steps and solve the windows problem.
  • Automatically repair Windows - Depending upon the version of Windows used by you one can automatically repair their windows. They can either reset the computer or use system restore.

 

If the problem still persists after performing the solution steps, you can contact Acer Customer Service Number anytime during the day regardless of the location constraints. The team of experts will help you in providing effective solution.

Source: www.getcontactnumber.com/how-to-fix-acer-computer-that-wont-turn-on
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text 2018-05-17 18:44
TBR Thursday
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Alfred Birnbaum,Haruki Murakami
Lion in the Valley - Elizabeth Peters
A Curious Beginning - Deanna Raybourn
Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress
Bog Child - Siobhan Dowd
Turn Coat - Jim Butcher
A Fire Upon the Deep - Vernor Vinge

Wow, how is it Thursday again already?  I've actually felt like doing some houseworky type things this week and haven't read as much as usual.

 

So I'm circling back to read some library books that I've had out for a while:  Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Lion in the Valley, and A Curious Beginning.

 

Then, I plan to have some fun with Turn Coat.  Two more books for my Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading List--Beggars in Spain and A Fire Upon the Deep.  Plus one of this year's reading challenge books, Bog Child, which is a posthumously published work.

 

On Sunday, my friend & I are going to see Much Ado About Nothing, presented by the Shakespeare Company here in Calgary.  It will be my 18th Shakespearean play.

 

We've got a long weekend coming up, with Monday being Victoria Day and finally it looks like we'll have nice weather all weekend!  A trip to the garden centre for some plants to put in my balcony pots will also be in order.

 

Happy reading, friends!

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