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Beatrice is a 16 year old girl, living in a dystopian society. In this society everyone who is sixteen is given an aptitude test to find out which of the 5 factions they should belong to. Ultimately the choice is up to them and the choice determines everything for them, where they live, their clothes and hair, friends and even if they are able to associate with their family or not. The factions are Candor, they tend to be truthful; Abnegation, they tend to be selfless; Amity, they are kind and peaceful; Dauntless, they are courageous; and Erudite, they enjoy learning and study. There are also those that are factionless, they live a life almost like the homeless that we see on the street corners now. Beatrice and her brother Caleb, because of birth dates are scheduled to take the test the same day. The test is something that has been a carefully guarded secret, so none of those taking it know what will happen. The test is a bit different than Beatrice imagines, and when she receives her results she's sworn to even greater secrecy than the average 16 year old, just because her test result comes back Divergent. Beatrice doesn't even know what that means, she does know that she needs to decide which of the 5 factions she wants to join before the Choosing Ceremony the next day. When Beatrice finally gets her chance to choose she chooses to leave her family and Abnegation in order to become one of the Dauntless that she so admires. But this choice will tear her family apart and set Beatrice up to become Tris, and to learn some pretty crazy lessons about being Dauntless and to know just how courageous she will turn out to be. I LOVED this book. I don't think I would have ever read it, except for the big deal that was going on online for the second book, Insurgent, that came out in May. I'm so glad I did. This book was long, about 500 pages, so I was kind of putting off reading it a little bit, but when I picked it up, I didn't want to put it down and was able to finish it in one day. I highly recommend reading this book! I can't wait to read Insurgent.

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween Time.

#1: Take pictures with the fun décor

Disneyland really goes all out with their décor, no matter the season. Hal…