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Veronica's #WritersDiary, Celebrating #Thanksgiving2020!

Happy almost Thanksgiving🦃! It's the day before the big eat-a-thon here in the U.S., a time to loosen those belts and enjoy the bounty of the kick-off of the holiday season with family and friends...OR NOT. Welcome to #Thanksgiving2020!

Since lockdown/quarantine life began in March, I haven't worn a belt thanks to my constant wardrobe of fringed T-Party yoga pants as my go-to attire ( this girl from the 70s will never give up her fringe!). This year the big dinner will be a pared-down, stay-at-home event for 2 (plus 2 cats, one of whom is a #turkey aficionado!) #Lockdown limitations and a surge in the #virus spread cancelled travel plans and gatherings once again here in the Golden State (sigh).

Rumor has it they are still going ahead with the Macy's #ThanksgivingDay parade tomorrow (sans spectators)--and it will only be available for TV viewing as segments will have been pre-recorded in undisclosed locations. Have you been to NYC at #Thanksgiving or #Christmas? I thought I'd share some of my fav NYC pics this week that were taken in pre-COVID times to remind everyone what a beautiful locale NYC used to be during the holidays...

Gotta love the beautiful Empire State Building⏫ and the stunning Swarovski crystal star exhibit near Rockefeller Center.⏩⏫

Famous red ornament fountain⏬

Wonderful Times Square⏫

Gorgeous Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park⏫ and ⏬

Bryant Park Christmas tree ⏩

One of the fabulous Macy's #Christmas displays! ⏫

Finally, the spectacular Rockefeller Center #Christmas tree next to the ice rink!⏫

Wishing you a wonderful #ThanksgivingDay celebration filled with #Peace, #Health and #Abundance! It's Wednesday, time for #DearDiary:

It's #Holiday #Reading and #Writing Season!

Had to showcase another fabulous animation by Morgan Wright, just in time for those #holiday book sales! I've lined up the #books I'll be reading to close out the year---#Christmas, #mystery, #romance and #satire oh my...I'm once again highlighting my Top 3 Book Picks for 2020 in my #Christmas post (December 23rd)--stay tuned! As an added bonus, we'll get an update from the 2019 Top 3 Winners in the December 16th post--these #writers have been busy! 💖👑

A psychological drama this week from the #writers of Twitter...

Author Brenda Guiton, Beneath the Poison Tree, 5🌟

Dawn has a seemingly ideal life--the perfect man, a beautiful home she keeps running smoothly and a warm family environment. The problem is she's the sister-in-law, not the wife. All that she covets belongs to her sister. When she finds out about a scandalous secret, the cracks of her ideal world start to emerge, leading to a plot and scheme that unleashes unforeseen consequences.

Years pass, the pangs of a tragic loss subside, and Dawn seems on the verge of having it all. She's ready to take a fateful step, but Karma has other plans in store. Jealousy, envy and anger emerge in full throttle, threatening everything she holds dear. As revenge fueled plans progress, truths emerge--will she and her family ever be the same?

Author Guiton proves once again she is a master of psychological suspense in this latest tale of misguided desires. The suspense builds page after page--I couldn't put it down! A delightfully wicked read that keeps you on the edge, highly recommended!

Next up in the #reading queue:

Join us later today for our #BOOKEM #YouTube Chat!

Amy Reade is on deck this week dishing on Food for Thought, perfect motivation this #ThanksgivingWeek! See you soon!

Welcome to my world. Wishing you a fabulous #ThanksgivingWeek and #weekend friends!

Crowns and Kisses,


P.S. More 🎀🎄NYC #holiday sparkle🎄🎀 for you to enjoy! Gemma and Rikkhe approve!💖👑 #HappyThanksgiving

Saks 5th Avenue lights and music--turn up the sound!

Bryant Park Christmas tree and ice rink!

Another view of the Rockefeller Center #Christmas tree and ice rink!

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