Venom Movie Review

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I went to see the movie Venom starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams was Anne Weying, and it was a good movie. I loved the action scenes, and there was even humor. The opening scene started with a ship transporting Alien goo for this guy named Carlton Drake a rich tycoon who wanted to find ways to save humanity. First it was animals and the goo was an alien symbiote who needed hosts, and it was cool seeing the movie progress. The beginning of seeing someone lose everything, and then slowly change into Venom was a good transition. Tom Hardy played Eddie Brock who was a journalist with his own show. And I loved how they slowly showed his transformation. In the beginning I didn’t know what to think then it became clear why Venom was here on earth. There is definitely going to be a sequel in the end since it showed what is up next. I definitely recommend the movie so go see it!

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10 Things You Only Get To Enjoy In October

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October is definitely a spooky time!
It’s finally here and Halloween is right around the corner. October is the month of Halloween where people dress up in costumes and go trick or treat. Kids knock on doors and get candy from strangers, and there are a ton of horror movies to watch on TV. Here are ten things to do in October!
1.Go on a hayride especially in October and even go on a haunted one to be scared out of your pants.
2.Go to a bonfire and sit around the campfire telling scary stories.
3. Carve a pumpkin.
4. Watch nothing but horror movies!
5. Go to a haunted house in an amusement park.
6. Read horror novels to celebrate the month.
7. Plan a costume for Halloween.
8. To get in the spirit go to Halloween stores and get decorations for your house.
9. Watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer to celebrate!
10. Cook spooky treats!

The Predator 2018 Movie Review

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I went and saw The Predator yesterday, and I loved the movie. It’s good since it gave the old school feel to it. It also had The Predators real motivations on why they came to earth too. I saw Alien VS Predator already, and knew they enjoyed hunting the Xenomorphs as a form of proving they were great warriors. I also saw Predator VS Alien Requiem too when they took the fight to earth wiping out the species. This new one stars Quinn McKenna played by Boyd Holbrook, and he is on a mission in Mexico where he collides with the Alien, and the government tries to cover it up but he manages to send a few pieces back to his wife and son. His son is a genius and figures out how to activate the alien technology, and it becomes a fight to rescue the son. It had gore, action, and it was funny! I loved the ending since it teases the sequel, and a new technology to help win against the predators. It’s one of a kind and I loved every minute of it. There was action and a lot of gore. I definitely recommend it, and if you have seen it what did you think of it?

 

 

Searching Movie Review

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I went to see the movie Searching yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. The main character was a dad played by John Cho, and in the beginning it followed a family, and it was all done by computer. The whole movie was shot in computer scenes. You can see the dad logging into his computer and watch as he tried to find out what happened to his missing daughter which was done by logging into her social media and facetime conversations. It was a good movie and it kept me on the edge. The ending was surprising too and it was well put together. I definitely recommend you see it especially since it was an awesome thriller. It involved social media the entire time, and it was cool seeing a story enfold that way! I didn’t want to give spoilers and it was about a dad trying to find his daughter. So go see it especially if you are on the fence about it!

Twisted Gift By Jessi Elliott Cover Reveal

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COMING SEPTEMBER 21, 2018!

Being the new leader of the light fae really puts a dent in your post-grad plans.

Aurora, once a snarky business major, struggles to adjust to fae life—and the diet of human energy that comes with it. A change made worse by the overwhelming ability to feel the emotions of everyone around her, especially when she can barely manage her own.

Agreeing to work with her dark fae counterpart, Tristan, in an attempt to bring peace between their people is a painful reminder of how strong they are together. Even still, Aurora fights the urge to keep her distance. She needs to be sure what she feels for him is real, and not a result of the former light fae leader’s manipulation as a part of his plan to eliminate Tristan.

Aurora thought she’d encountered the worst thing since early morning lectures when she stumbled into the world of the fae. She’s about to find out that they may not be the most twisted creatures out there.

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How to Transform Your Non-Reader Into a Reader: Guest Post By Fiona Ingram

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As all parents know, books, reading, and comprehension skills are paramount in the development of their child’s learning abilities and imagination, and indeed in life learning and understanding of the world. But you know all that … so, how does one change a non-reader into an avid reader? Don’t leave it up to school and the teachers. Kids spend more time at home than in school (believe it or not), so don’t lay the burden of your child’s literacy on the school. Literacy is so important that it is every parent’s duty to make sure their child reads and (hopefully) enjoys it.

What many parents don’t realize is that although a child can learn to read, enjoymentof reading is not automatic; it is learned by association. When a parent reads with a child, that feeling of togetherness, that special time, creates in the child a sense of enjoyment that they then associate with reading, and thus as they grow up, reading is associated with pleasure.

There may be several reasons why your child isn’t keen on reading. If you’ve ruled out physiological problems with eyes and attention span, then it could just be that your child perceives books as ‘boring’ and reading a chore. How do you change this?

• Capture the imagination of your child.You’ve seen how a child will sit for hours working out a game or puzzle that intrigues them. Excitement and interest are the keys to getting your child into those bookshelves. Take a look at what makes them light up, what makes them talk excitedly. You want to hold their attention, sustain their interest, and create a hunger for more and more books!

• Children follow by exampleso if you’re a reader, now make a point of your child seeing you read—except read (with avid interest) something you’d like them to read. Don’t put the television on as a matter of course. Rather sit with a book so they become curious as to what could possibly keep you so occupied. It’ll be natural for them to want to see (read) what has kept you so captivated. You can fuel this by exclaiming how much you can’t wait to continue the book if you have to interrupt with dinner or other commitments.

• Choose topics your child is interested in, even if it’s Miley Cyrus’ biography. Textbooks or school reading books may not be the spark to ignite your child’s imagination. Your child may also not be interested in the classics you loved as a child. It doesn’t matter what they read, as long as they read. Age appropriate magazines (get a subscription addressed directly to your child) are also suitable. Collectibles such as ‘part series’ (science, the planets, animals, music/pop stars) are also very good and keep the child’s interest ongoing.

• Invite your child to read with you.“I think you’ll like this!” is a wonderful inducement to make the child feel special—something he or she can share with a parent makes the child feel important. Together you can enjoy the marvelous world contained within those pages. Your child will find your enthusiasm infectious. (You could even let them ‘help’ you with one or two words you might be ‘struggling’ with.)

• Be innovative. For example, reading to each other or acting out the various characters’ parts will make it fun (children love acting), and if another parent or enthusiastic family members are the audience, the ‘cast’ must work hard to entertain. You could spend some time beforehand polishing your skills together, reading alternate paragraphs, or picking particular characters. This is a great moment to show off your Repertoire of Funny Voices as well. Make it more memorable by having a special dinner and getting your child to write out ‘invitations’ to the rest of the family.

  • Audio books are a wonderful way of helping your child concentrate and develop listening skills while you’re driving. After a few minutes, stop the tape and ask your child questions about what they just heard. Make it interesting by asking what they think will happen next, or what they would do in a certain situation. This will help your child engage in the literary process in a fun way.

Shared laughter is an incredibly bonding and uplifting experience. By now your child should start seeing reading as a fun experience. Later, they will develop their own tastes and read on their own.

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The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper

Book Summary 

A plane crash! Lost in the jungle! Hunted by their old enemy, will Adam, Justin, and Kim survive long enough to find the Third Stone of Power? With only a young boy, Tukum, as their guide, the kids make their way through the dense and dangerous jungle to find the lost city of stone gods, where the Stone of Power might be located. River rafting on a crocodile-infested river and evading predators are just part of this hazardous task. Of course, their old adversary Dr. Khalid is close behind as the kids press on. But he is not the worst of their problems. This time Adam will clash with a terrible enemy who adopts the persona of an evil Aztec god, Tezcatlipoca, and is keen to revive the ancient tradition of human sacrifice. Adam, Justin, and Tukum must play a dreadful ball game of life and death and maybe survive. Will they emerge alive from the jungle? Will Dr. Khalid find the third Stone of Power before they do?

 

Print Length: 318 Pages

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Adventure

Publisher: Bublish, Incorporated (November 2017)

ISBN: 978-1946229465

 

The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper is available to purchase on Amazon.com. 

About the Author

Fiona Ingram is a children’s author, but up until a few years ago, she was a journalist and editor. Something rather unexpected sparked her new career as an author—a family trip to Egypt with her mother and two young nephews. They had a great time and she thought she’d write them a short story as a different kind of souvenir…. Well, one book and a planned book series later, she had changed careers. She has now published Book 3 (The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper) in her middle grade adventure series Chronicles of the Stone, with many awards for the first book,

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, and a few for Book 2, The Search for the Stone of Excalibur, and one already for Book 3! She also teaches online novel writing for aspiring authors and she finds that very satisfying. Relaxation time finds her enjoying something creative or artistic, music, books, theatre or ballet. She loves doing research for her book series. Fiona loves animals and has written two animal rescue stories. She has two adorable (naughty) little dogs called Chloe and Pumpkin, and a beautiful black cat called Bertie.

 

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How Not To Treat A Fitting Room Person

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Don’t do these things at the fitting room…

 

One of the areas I work in from time to time is the fitting room, and here are some of the thing you should not do at them:

  • Don’t yell at the phone operator if another person in the department we transfer you to doesn’t pick up. We don’t control them not picking up. We don’t have any control over the schedule. They are most likely in another department since managers run then around like crazy.
  • Don’t give me flack over the item limit. I don’t make the rules, and we have to enforce it for security reasons.
  • We don’t have a directory of every item our store carries, and since we are the fitting room we don’t know what every department carries. Let us transfer you.
  • Don’t ask for directions to our store since it’s called google, and the internet is your best friend.
  • Wait patiently for a manager since they are busy running other departments. They will get to you just not right away.
  • If they don’t pick up right away hanging up then calling back isn’t going to help at all. Neither is being rude and accusing us of hanging up on you. We need to put you on hold. Don’t lie and say you got disconnected either since we know the truth. You got impatient and hung up.
  • Don’t leave your clothes crumpled in the dressing room. Place it in the cart instead because it’s nice to do for the person after you, and I hate cleaning up after adults…
  • Clean up after yourself. Never use the fitting room as a bathroom, and please don’t think it’s a good place to have sex in…
  • Don’t leave bras on the floor, and put them on their pegs instead of leaving them for people to step on.
  • Don’t be rude to the operator period since they are humans who need a job. Nothing wrong with that since people need to make money.
  • Don’t ask me what I think of your outfit since I really don’t care.
  • If we are helping you locate an item, be patient, and don’t hang up because when we are shorthanded we have to walk to the area which takes time. Don’t accuse us of hanging up since we aren’t near the phone.
  • Okay, you don’t want an item leave it in the basket or on the place they have for it.
  • Don’t get mad at us because you want to check out at the fitting room when it doesn’t have a register.
  • Don’t get mad at us when the item you are price checking is different then you saw it on the shelf. We don’t control the prices…
  • Never try on undies especially the ones in the plastic packages.
  • Never try on bathing suits without undies.
  • No, I’m not checking your underwear so you can see the size. You put it on this morning you should know…
  • If you leave clothes and plan to buy them tell us, and don’t get mad if we take them and you didn’t tell us you plan on buying them.
  • Please, don’t count out items to me like you think I’m stupid. I’m not a child despite looking like one.
  • Don’t be rude to me like that.
  • Never ball up clothes and leave them on the seat either. Or on one of the pegs inside out. For the love of god clean up after yourself. And if there is no fitting room person no need to tell a retail person just go in your not 12.

These are just some of the things I have issues with while working there, and don’t do them at the fitting room. he fitting room also answers the phone too so just remember everyone is human. Also getting an attitude doesn’t help since people do that daily to people behind the counter. Just be nice and clean up after yourself.

If you loved this post then buy my novel “Tales From Behind the Counter” for more awesome stories and pet peeves! There is more where that came from!

Tales From Behind the Counter!