Vienna Coffee for the Doomed

Thank you so much for including this wonderful performance by Yo-Yo Ma and George Horner in this poignant blogpost. I’m sure there will be others who follow my blog who will also be blown away by, not only the music, but also the contents of this post. Thank you KoolKosherKitchen.


I was privileged to attend a unique gala concert, “a tribute to artistic creativity and survival in Terezin.” The fortress Therezienstadt was built at the end of 18th century by the Austrian Emperor Joseph II who named it in honor of his mother Maria Theresa. However, the Nazis found another use for the quaint little town. In 1940 it became a concentration camp, mainly for Czechoslovakian Jews, but also for Jews from Austria and Germany. “More than 150,000 Jews were sent there, including 15,000 children, and held there for months or years, before being sent by rail transports to their deaths at Treblinka and Auschwitz extermination camps in occupied Poland, as well as to smaller camps elsewhere.  Less than 150 children survived” (

Entrance at the inner camp of Terezin.  "Arbeit macht frei" means "Works frees."

Barbed wire and the infamous concentration camp slogan “Work Frees” marked the entrance to the inner camp of Terezin. Conditions were dismal, and, even though Terezin…

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Rave Reviews Book Club 2017 WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO

If you haven't had opportunity to visit our online Rave Reviews Book Club Book Expo&Conference - 2017 yet, don't delay. Read more about it here, where you'll find all the links to take you to the various AUTHOR BOOTHS. Members of the public are also welcome! Source: Rave Reviews Book Club 2017 WRITERS' CONFERENCE & … Continue reading Rave Reviews Book Club 2017 WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO


  Thank you so much RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB for giving me the opportunity to host Jennifer Hinsman today - Saturday - 7 October 2017. Welcome to my blog, Jennifer, and congratulations on being OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR! Jennifer has published two novels, which I'm sure you would like to read if you've not done so … Continue reading RRBC – AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – JENNIFER HINSMAN

Friends: An African Adventure

Hi Everyone, if you don’t have a book 2 of An African Adventure yet, please download today and tomorrow, 1st October and Read/review a children’s book during October. Thank you!

About Fauna Park Tales

I have been running a few short promotions over the last few weekends – is FREE on Kindle today and tomorrow should you wish to acquire book 2 to add to your children’s books’ collection!

Make a few of us happy – Read/review a children’s book this month of October. Thank you!Friends Maretha book51VKEnNraUL

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10 Ways To Shed The Pounds Quickly

Thanks Ula, These are excellent reminders which a few of my friends would like to see as well!

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Weight loss can be a nightmare task; it can take months and months of hard labor. Hitting the gym every couple of days, eating an endless supply of lettuce and avoid your favorite takeaway can be difficult.

If you are coming up to a big event and want to squeeze into that dress, or even if you are just looking to lose the pounds for the holidays; losing weight rapidly is what we all crave. And there are some simple lifestyle changes you can implement to make your dreams come to fruition much quicker.

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Thanks Suzanne Kelman! I’m looking forward to reading THE REJECTED READERS’ BOOK CLUB soon! Thanks for the lovely post Gracie. I always love to see what you are giving us, next. 😁

GRACIE BRADFORD: Grandma Midnight Book Reviews - Sassy and Outspoken


Meet Author Suzanne Kelman.


Suzanne is an Amazon international best-selling author and a multi-award-winning screenwriter and playwright.

Suzanne is such a joy. Just look at her glowing smile. I am honored to introduce you to this dynamic and entertaining writer. She refers to her book as “Your laughing #workout for today.” Her book cover caught my eye because I am a tea-drinker. I added this book to  Gracie’s “To Read” Book List several months ago. Read the book to discover what is behind the smile!

51NUncEkikLThe author’s synopsis of her book:

Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited—and practically dragged—to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers’ Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another’s rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good…

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Life can change in an instant. No misdeeds necessary. No signature required.💕 #RRBC #IARTG

You’ve got me with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, Natalie! My family has had its share of spinal chord injuries – husband had an accident and two operations later, still carries on. I live with a spine that makes life challenging every now and then, but reading your words uplift the heart. 💐💖💐 I’m reblogging, thank you so much. Kind regards 💐💖💐

Natalie Ducey

Life can change in an instant. Chances are, if you’re 20 years or older, you know this truth. Life, in its majestic wonder, can sometimes be unkind with its paths of uncertainty and forced goodbyes. In the blink of an eye, all that was once familiar, secure, and steady is now out of reach. No misdeeds necessary. No signature required. The current just suddenly shifts, setting us adrift in uncharted waters with no map or plan of rescue.

Today marks 25 years since the car accident. It’s rather surreal to say that. In 1992, I carried the belief that surely by the year 2000 there would be a cure for spinal cord injuries. That belief has been my saving grace in those early years. Science has advanced, of course, but we are not there yet. In my lifetime perhaps, but not today. Not tomorrow.

Regardless, I write this with a…

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