I just finished several books but one book that really stood out in my opinion was the paperback version of The Complete Virtue and Valor Series by Hallee Bridgeman. *Please Note* I won this book in a random survey drawing from the author’s newsletter and this review is of my honest opinions.
Before I get to my rating of the book, you must understand how I rate books. I don’t just read a book but I study, analyze, ask myself is this a fun book to read or serious book. Does it live up to the kind of book it’s suppose to be? Could it happen in today’s world? Does it have vulgar language, is it to graphic, what type of audience can read it? There are more questions I ask myself too. Now you know how I go about rating a book. Does my rating on a book ever change? Sometimes but not very often.
My rating for The Complete Virtue and Valor Series book is 5+ stars. It’s an excellent book. It’s 8 books in 1. Very well done
Eight serialized novellas, each inspired by real people and actual events, reveal the incredible story of amazing heroes and heroines facing the ultimate of bravery. In 1941 Great Britain a special war department assembles an experimental and exclusively female cohort and combat operatives consisting of four willing spies, a wireless radio operator, an ingenious code… To read more of the excerpt in depth go to The Complete Virtue and Valor Series Goodreads Link . Hallee Bridgeman did a fantastic job on writing these novellas based on real life events and real people.
I hope enjoy this book review. I also hope you read this book because I recommend it very highly.
**Full Disclosure** I won this book in a random survey drawing. This is a prize I’ll cherish forever.
We all go to funerals in our lives for our family and friends. We also hope and pray that our children don’t die before us but life doesn’t always happen that way.
I just recently went to a funeral since my Aunt died. This funeral was like no other. The funeral was held in the dark since there was no electric. Toward the end of the end of the funeral and before the luncheon the lights came back on. The food had to heated up elsewhere. When I asked my parents why there was no electricity? They said, the power company had scheduled a power outage during the time of the funeral. When you don’t know it’s scheduled, it is really strange and weird.
What’s the strangest funeral you’ve been to? What’s the strangest thing that has ever happened to you? Let me know.
Here is an article I wrote on how to get rid of Fleas/Ticks on a cat or kitten and my experience with a kitten who I named Cutie Pie. Below is the link to the original link to the article. I hope you read it.
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Now most of you have heard me talk of meeting a wonderful lady, author, poet and activist Maya Angelou. If you are wondering, I met her many years ago when I was at a meet and greet. You see my college professor took the class over to see her. What I thought would be another boring class turned into a very interesting class and the start of me writing poetry on and off and now I am writing a book. You will hear more about that in the post. I think the one thing I did learn from her was to go for your dreams and if you really want to do it, you will work at it until you get it.
Let me ask you all a question and please be honest with yourselves. Have you ever started a project that started out small like cleaning out a space in your garage, basement, kitchen, craft room, a writing project and etc….? I have. In fact just recently this happened to me.
Some of you may have noticed I haven’t blogged for a while. I assure all of you everything is fine(at least for now) with Queen Daisy Mae And I. I just made a post this Afternoon. Anyhow here’s why I haven’t blogged for a while. I have an author friend who I was trying to write a poem for as a gift from me and well to say the least the poem never happened but as I kept writing, I noticed it kept getting longer and longer. When I realized I had the starting of a book with someone else’s characters I stopped and emailed the author and explained what had happened. In the return email I received the biggest surprise. She gave me her blessing to keep writing. So that is what I have been doing. Writing my very first book. Until I am done I will be posting on and off. As of today, I am at 26,350 words. That’s Chapter 15. I’m more than half way to my goal. YEAH!!
First, Daisy Mae And I want to say a great big thank you to all of you who have been so kind to read, like and comment on posts and use the provided contact form. Yesterday was a big day for me for two reasons. Those reasons are: I hit my 500 Posts Milestone & Yesterday was best day for likes on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. We were very excited, thrilled and very happy about this.
WordPress notified me of this. I was so excited.
500 POSTS MILESTONE
Next I broke my record for likes. I know, I know no big deal—right? Wrong. It is a very big deal. The first screenshot below is of when I broke and the second is of the actual amount.
MOST LIKES IN ONE DAY
Once again, we want to say Thank You to all of you. We couldn’t have done it without you.
The picture I’m about to show is of deer eating and some type of another animal. I will show you the picture where I circled the animal first then I will show the original picture. If you have any ideas please let me know.
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Hi everyone, Daisy Mae here with another edition of my famous Cat Quotes. OK, so the quotes are from a mini calendar that Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystals sister got her for her birthday/Christmas. Well I’m not going to keep you any longer from my famous cat quotes so without further adieu here they are.
Cats only assume their strangest, most intriguing, and most beautiful postures when it is impossible to photograph them.
Cats are cool. They have style, personality, sophistication, and just the right amount of confidence.
Since each of us is with only one life, why not live it with a cat?
Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
I rarely meddled in the cat’s personal affairs, and she rarely meddled in mine. Neither of us was foolish enough to attribute human emotions to our pets.
The cat: an animal that’s so unpredictable, you can never tell in advance how it will ignore you the next time.
It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see.
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Hi everyone, today is a very sad day for Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystalbecause it’s been 3 years sinceQueen Tigger went over the Rainbow Bridge.We both miss her but Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal seems to be really taking it hard even though it’s been 3 years. Since she having a rough few weeks, I told her to take the day off and take it easy. In fact, I told her I would take over until she’s ready to come back to blogging. We had a conversation that we would like to share with you. I ask you kindly to please take it easy Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal she’s missing Queen Tigger a lot especially today. Our Conversation is below.
Queen Daisy Mae: OK,OK. I’ll say it. Queeen MOOM Deputy Sister Crystal where are you and Why aren’t you answering?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Queen Daisy Mae, What do you want? As for Why? Well I wasn’t able to answer you because….As for Why? Well I wasn’t able to answer you because….(cut off by Queen Daisy Mae).
Queen Daisy Mae: Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal(boy that’s a mouthful to say), do you remember what today is?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Daisy Mae you better be careful with what you say my favorite Tuxedo Kitty Cat.
Queen Daisy Mae: Well Do You? Well Do You?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Yes Queen Daisy Mae I remember what Today is. How could I forget. (tears falling down out of her eyes almost onto her face).
Queen Daisy Mae: WellQueen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal if you remember what Today is, what is Today?
Queen Daisy Mae: Nothing. Well? Nothing Again. Well, What is today?? Nothing but silence. OK, Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal What’s wrong? What’s wrong? Nothing but silence. Why aren’t you answering me? Why aren’t you answering me? (Queen Daisy Mae becoming really, really impatient with Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal). No answer again. Please answer me because I don’t like seeing you cry and so upset. You also make me nervous when You don’t answer me. Kind of like when I’m sleeping somewhere and you can’t find me. I know you get nervous when you can’t find me.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Now back to what we were talking about. What is so special about today? Queen Daisy Mae don’t youremember? Remember? Remember What?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Daisy Mae, You should be ashamed of yourself asking REMEMBER WHAT? (Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal practically raising her voice).
Daisy Mae: Hey Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal I noticed that you dropped my Queen from my name. WWhhyy? WWhhyy?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: It’s like this Daisy Mae, You will refer to me as your highness and the Queen will remain dropped from your name until you can tell me what special day is today.
Daisy Mae: Well I guess I better tell you then. I sure don’t want on your bad side and I want my Queen title back. Let’s see. It’s not my birthday—that’s tomorrow, Not your nephew’s birthday because that’s tomorrow, It’s not your blogging anniversaries because they fall in January and April, Not your birthday because that’s a few months away. Could the answer be….(Cut off by Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal).
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Well Daisy Mae do you remember yet what special day is today? Well Do Yah? Well Do Yah?
Queen Daisy Mae: Huh, humans. Of Course I remember Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal. I just wanted to see if you remember. Well Do Yah? Well Do Yah? Well Do Yah? Well Do Yah?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Huh Cats. OK Queen Daisy Mae, Today is a very, very, very sad day for both of us because today marks the 3rd anniversary that Queen Tigger went over the Rainbow Bridge.
Queen Daisy Mae: And… And…
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Another sad thing that is todayisthe anniversary of when a terrorist attack happened at the Twin Towersand killed several thousand people and injured several thousand people. The exact numbers are 2,996 people killed, over 6,000 people injured, additional people died of 9/11 – related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
Queen Daisy Mae: Queen Mom DeputySister Crystal?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal:Yes Yes Queen Daisy what is it now?
Queen Daisy Mae: As we talk about what happened, I notice everything we mentioned is sad.Don’t we have anything happyto talk about?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Queen Daisy Mae you really are a smart cat.
Queen Daisy Mae: Of Course I’m A Smart Cat.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Glad you asked Queen Daisy Mae because there is something to be happy about today.
Queen Daisy Mae: There is?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Yes Queen Daisy Mae there is.I’m sure you noticed I gave your title of Queen back to you and You see your Grandma’s birthday would have been today.
Queen Daisy Mae: THANK YOU YOUR HIGHNESS QUEEN MOM DEPUTY SISTER CRYSTAL. Grandma? Grandma? Today would’ve been Grandma’s birthday?
Queen Daisy Mae: Since today would’ve been Grandma’s birthday doesn’t that mean she’s not with us anymore? So isn’t that sad?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Yes and No Queen Daisy Mae. You see it’s bittersweet. It’s sad because she’s not with us anymore but happy because it’s her birthday and we remember what a wonderful lady she was and we have the memories to remember her by.
Queen Daisy Mae: GRANDMA? GRANDMA? GRANDMA? GRANDMA? I DON’T REMEMBER GRANDMA. OH NO!! OH NO!! OH NO!! OH NO!! WHAT KIND OF CAT HAVE I BECOME?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: I don’t expect you would remember Grandma. She died before you came along Queen Daisy Mae. Now let’s discuss what kind of cat you’ve become.
Queen Daisy Mae: Do we have to Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal? Do we really have to?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal:First Queen Daisy Mae my name is not Willie and I don’t care if Willie wants to or not.(private joke) Yes Queen Daisy Mae we have to and I’m really surprised you don’t want to talk about yourself or toot your own horn. Why Queen Daisy Mae, OH WHY?
Queen Daisy Mae: Because of Grandma.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: But Queen Daisy Mae don’t you understand? You don’t remember Grandma because you came along after she passed away. Now as for white kind of cat you are….(interrupted by Queen Daisy Mae).
Queen Daisy Mae: Now here comes the bad news. You’re going to drop the other shoe now aren’t you? OH NO!! OH NO!! OH NOOOO!! OH NOOOO!! OH NOOOOO!!
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Queen Daisy Mae, the other shoe is going to drop but in a good way. Now let me answer what you consider to be the dreaded question. What kind of cat you are? You see in my opinion Queen Daisy Mae, you are not only a Tuxedo Cat but you are cute, adorable smart, intelligent, a joy, a blessing, man’s best friend and companion and much, much more.
Queen Daisy Mae: You really think all of those things about me?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Why yes Queen Daisy Mae I do. I Love You Very, Very Much.
Queen Daisy Mae: Really? Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal, I’m glad and I’m also glad you Love Me.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: You’re Welcome Queen Daisy Mae. In Fact, I think you are a very, very special cat who is part of my family.
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: Can’t think of anything I’m forgetting Queen Daisy Mae. What do you think I’m forgetting?
Queen Daisy Mae: How soon they forget. The poems Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal the poems. Do you Remember now?
Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: The Poems. I haven’t forgotten. In fact, I have written the poems and already published the posts that have the poems and you go to my site directly and see the poems or you can find the poems at the following links and they are: Heroes and Angel Tigger.
😺😺😺😺🐾🐾🐾🐾😺😺😺😺Queen Daisy Mae & Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal: We hope that everyone has a great day and we wish your furfriends well too. 😺😺😺😺🐾🐾🐾🐾😺😺😺😺
I know its Saturday but I have Pretty flowers to show you. Sadly our Sunflowers and Brown-Eyed Susans our well gone to seed. The Sunflower heads get put on food table for the deer, birds and whatever will eat the food. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
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Writing book reviews can be fun or it can be frustrating. Let me explain. You see writing reviews on my blog and Goodreads is easy and fun. However, if you want to write a review on Amazon you have to purchase so much on Pay Pal, Debit Card, Credit Card and etc… They have strict rules.
I bought about 100+ books for free of different reviews and have received 3 books from 2 different authors for my honest reviews. No thanks to Amazon I can’t review a book on Amazon unless I spend a minimum amount of $50.00 I think. Not Good. I’m going to contact them again and see what happens. Right now I’m not a “happy camper”. Wish me Luck. I’ll need it.
I don’t know why I thought I had to know what fun Holiday was on August 20th but I did and my research found a whole list of fun Holidays for today and through the month. I’m sure there are more but below is a list of what Holidays I found.
FUN AUGUST 20TH HOLIDAYS
National Bacon Day
National Radio Day
Virtual World Day
Stay Home With Your Kids Day
National Lemonade Day
World Mosquito Day
Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
MULTI-DAY EVENTS FOR AUGUST
Admit Your Happy Month
American Artist Appreciation Month
Black Business Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Children’s Eye Health Month
Fall Of Empires Month
Family Fun Month
Home Business Month
Learn Japanese Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Canning Month
National Catfish Month
National Children’s Vision & Learning Month
National Eat Dessert First Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month
National Immunization Month
National Inventors Month
National Napping Month
National Parks Month
National Publish Your eBook Month
National Sandwich Month
National Wellness Month
Professional Speakers Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Romance Awareness Month
Water Quality Month
God’s Preeminence Day
AUGUST 22 & 28
August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
**Please Note** There are other days but I Only listed a few.
For a while now I’ve been debating to write on this topic or not. My mission is to get everyone to make good choices not bad choices. Some of you may not like what I have to say in this post and you may disagree with my opinion and that’s OK because we are allowed to have our own opinions whether we agree or not. Now on with the post.
I don’t know about those who live somewhere other than the USA, but there seem to be more commercials in between tv programs. The commercials I’ve been seeing lately is what inspired me to write this post. Those particular commercials are about calling drugs a disease. That’s right, I said disease. But are drugs really a disease or just a very bad choice? These commercials seem to think they are disease. Before I tell you my opinion and why I feel this way let’s look at the definitions of Choice and Disease.
Disease: a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury. (Noun)
Choice: An act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities.
My opinion is that drugs are a very bad choice and not a disease. I took plenty of time to make sure this is what I really felt because I get angry at commercials like this and yell at the television even though they can’t hear me. Why do I feel this way? I feel this way because if you really think about it, you’re making a choice to do drugs or not to do drugs. A choice not a disease. Oh sure you can rationalize that it’s a disease by telling yourself and convincing yourself because it’s considered an epidemic it should be called a choice but it’s really a choice because you choose to do drugs or not.
In conclusion, this not only applies to drugs but to alcohol, smoking and many other things too but I’m focusing on drug commercials right now.
If you have a relative, friend or just know someone who needs help there are plenty phone numbers sites on the internet you can go to and there is help for family and friends. There are even support groups for you too.