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Weekend Links Explained

June 2, 2014


Ever wonder why I do this specific post on Mondays? This is the perfect time to explain. Last week, I did a lot of reading and only a little writing. True to my chosen “My Friend Betty Says…” blog name, I often start sentences with, “I read somewhere…” and ask, “Did you see what was going around Facebook this week?” Therefore, because I can not write an opinion on every article (over 20 this week),  magazine (2), and book (only finished) I read, I still want to share if I feel it might be useful to you.

I do make it a priority to tell you at least a little about each book I read. So here goes the latest: One month after my book club met, I finally finished The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. I know! One month! Even though I told the girls to go ahead and discuss freely and I found out what happened at the end, I kept turning the pages slowly and finally finished. If you crave 500 pages that go back and forth between 1941 and 2011, go for it. Better yet, if you love historical fiction and don’t mind reading another novel that takes place during World War II,  pick it up! The Secret Keeper is about a young girl, Laurel, who witnesses a murder committed by her mother. She holds her mother’s secret all her life and never asks her why. When Laurel understands she might lose her mother soon, she realizes she does want to know. Between the mother’s few waking moments and intense research Laurel does on her own, a beautiful and shocking story of love, family, and war unfolds.

Enjoy these other suggestions!

Maya Angelou’s final tweet.

6 tips for cutting back on sugar.

Shooting victim’s father speaks.

10 Spanish Words That Have No English Translation

Another big reason to wean off sugar? Update: It’s a HOAX!!!!!!!!!! Argh!

I hope I can avoid sleep away camp for a long time…

8 Gift Ideas for Your Child’s Teacher.

A book to encourage kids to eat healthy.

These lip shades are back!


I can’t believe I didn’t share THIS with you last week!!

Start your Monday with THIS hilarious video. It’s a baby. Thank me later.

Have a great week!! P.s. If you are in the area, please attend MFBS and Bungalow event. Click HERE for details!! 

 image: CR Photography


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  • Reply Nina June 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for the book rec Betty. I read Kate Morton’s other books The Forgotten Garden and The House at Riverton so I’m excited to add this one to the list 🙂
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      Reply Betty June 15, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Eeek! Nina, Just finished Book of Joe by J.Tropper. Still trying to process! I have The Forgottone Garden but nevers started! How is House at Riverton? xoxo

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