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The Duck

Hello and welcome back to this bird segment! I’m going to try my best to wrap up this challenge soon for I want to move onto another one. So without further ado:

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) | Our Worldโ€™s 10 Beautiful and Colorful Birds

Image: The ever gorgeous Mandarin Duck

๐Ÿฆ Ducks are mostly aquatic birds living in both freshwater and seawater and found on every continent except for Antarctica. Their webbed feet have no nerves or blood vessels, thus, rendering them incapable of feeling the cold.

๐Ÿฆ All domestic ducks are descended from either the Mallard or the Muscovy duck.

Female Mallard duck - beautiful feather markings!

Image: A female Mallard duck

๐Ÿฆย The more daylight there is, the more eggs a hen produces.

๐Ÿฆย Ducks have excellent vision! They have a field of vision of nearly 340 degrees!ย 

๐Ÿฆ And you know that saying about a duck’s quack producing no echo? That’s quackers for a duck’s quack does indeed echo. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Interested in seeing other duck breeds? Watch this video via Ion Bejenaru:

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Reference/s: sciencekids.co.nz/; mentalfloss.com/; YouTube

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Books & Reviews ๐Ÿ“š

My reading so far…

And the TBR continues to go down, down, down! YAY! This calls for a confetti celebration!

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Expectation vs…

But there’s still so MANY books to go! ๐Ÿ™„

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…reality.

I’m currently on my 38th book of the year as I write this, and I’ve realized that books are becoming even more meaningless and distasteful, so much, that I’ve been lowering my expectations with every book I choose to read. In this way, I won’t be totally disappointed if the book turns out to be boring or just didn’t quite live up to its gloating standards.

As for the classic challenge that I’m currently doing, well, let’s just say that I haven’t read as many classics as I would’ve liked to (as yet), but I’ll devote a month or two for that sometime just to get them out of the way and out of my life.

So far…

Books I enjoyed:

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Books I didn’t enjoy:

Murder, Handcrafted (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Book 5) by Isabella Alan

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Amish quilt shop owner Angie Braddock solves mysteries and whines a lot! She’s not Amish, but her best friend is, and almost every chapter, she reminds readers about this and seems to subtly poke fun at Amish clothes and culture. I’m glad to get rid of this cozy mystery from my TBR.ย 

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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Reviewers RAVED about the cleverness of this book, but it was all over-hyped, for there was nothing clever, new, or original about this story. I unraveled the so-call “you won’t see it coming twist” from the very first page and the other one as soon as Emma stepped into the picture, so I don’t understand the glowing and high-as-the-mountain reviews for this book. The entire book is a joke.

All of This Is True by Lygia Day Peรฑaflor

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All of this is stupid, irrelevant, pretentious, poorly executed, bland, and downright boring.ย 

I CANรขย€ย™T

Books I revisited:

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Books I DNF’ed:

#Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid

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This so-call pretty boy CIA agent didn’t do it for me. He spends the majority of the story being sexist, and he’s a proper right arrogant jerk that looks down on everyone. He spends almost every chapter talking about his so-call good looks and whining. I have a strong dislike for whiny protagonists. I had to put this book down for many reasons that if I were to go into them, it’ll end up being a full review and I don’t want a reminder of why I STRONGLY disliked this drivel.

When it comes to saving the world, I’d rather leave my life in another pretty boy’s hands: Ethan Hunt’s.ย 

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Coffee Tuesday! โ˜•

Category is…

Salut! And welcome back to this little space on the internet.ย 

Sometimes, I don’t quite know how to start a post up and this is one of those moments. But today, I want to talk about categories. I am in the process of deleting and renaming some categories, and I am also in the process of introducing new ones. Although I’ve narrowed it down to 8, they may or may not see the light of day.

I sat on these categories for a while, some as far back as 2017. Yeah, I know, I’m a delinquent. I procrastinate. A lot.ย 

Adventures in the Kitchen

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Yep, that’s a live feed of me in the kitchen trying to cook. I’m enjoying being in the kitchen lately, so I’ll like to share some of the things I’ve been making or simply enjoy eating.ย 

Arts & Craft

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It all started in 2017 when I complied the top ten museums I’ll love to visit and my top 10 favorite paintings. Mind you, these posts are still in drafts after all of these years. I recently found some drawings I did when I used to fan girl over stuff and since I’ve been getting the itch to start again – I have to dust off the rust first – I thought this would make a good category.

The Bible in Prophecy

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Prophecies straight from the Bible show what has already been established and what is yet to come. Is there an event called the rapture just before the coming of the One True King? What is the 3rd temple? Who/what is the anti-Christ? These are a few topics I’ll like to explore.

Blast from the Pastย 

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Another category that has been sitting in drafts, withering away since 2017. I had planned to revisit nostalgia through certain TV shows and movies and see if I feel the same way about them. I already have some notes in drafts.

Fairy tale Friday

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It all started when I helped a student with a fairy tale thesis and Iโ€™ve been meaning to explore the dark world of fairy tales ever since. That is if this category eventually makes the cut.

Lessons from God

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This is self-explanatory. God has taught me and has been teaching me so much that I’ll like to share some of the lessons I’ve learned from Him.

Tour Trinidad

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I’ve been waiting to launch this category for a while and now, the time is here. This is a subcategory for Travel Tuesday in which I’ll show you around my town.ย 

What’s Up Weds

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Twice a month (or so), we meet in the middle of the week to interact. Weโ€™ll discuss non-personal items such as a favorite treat or what weโ€™re currently reading.

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And those are the categories I hope to start working on in the right timing. I’ll have to randomly schedule some of these categories in the future for its only one blog and it’s on its way to becoming congested.ย 

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Devotion ๐Ÿ’™, Passion for Praise ๐Ÿ›

Scripture of the Month: PROCLAIM THE NAME OF THE LORD!! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

The Lord has done many wonderful things for us throughout our lives. In the comment section below, I’ll like if you can share what you’re thankful for so far in 2020 or just give God the praise that He undoubtedly deserves.ย