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Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 12:25:12 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 28, 2012 12:36:30 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:41:58 AM PST
Biscay says:
Lovely start, Lover of Books. You always know how to start off the new day of reading, hunting or chatting with just the right note.

Perfect segue to thank another person whose kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness gives so many a moment of joy - even those of us who, unlike the lady in your story, don't feel we need or deserve it... Elizabeth S H, you may be naughty but I can't be cross - you really are such a sweetheart. I couldn't believe it when I just opened my email to find for no reason at all this Kindle Single The Story of a Photograph: Walker Evans, Ellie Mae Burroughs, and the Great Depression (Kindle Singles) NOT FREE - I'm really looking forward to it if it's half as interesting as this one that came from the same incorrigible source - thank you again Elizabeth for your earlier gift of Backwoods Genius (Kindle Single) NOT FREE which was very enjoyable and made me think a lot about the lives of people described there. A different time and place.

Thank you again, and I'm delighted to hear that your stairs are nearly ready to use at last!!


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:48:46 AM PST
Biscay says:
Forgot to say, after the deluge of decadent recipe delights we've been enjoying over the festive season, your smoothie sounds wonderful! Funnily enough it sounds like it might be a worthy substitute for a lassi to complement 4Nbahu's delicious Indian recipes (thank you so much for those, 4Nbahu!). Or the lovely bahu might be coerced into adding one of those as well. I know my children can't inhale them fast enough - it's the first thing they ask for from the menu when we go to an Indian restaurant :)

(If, in my skimming, I missed seeing a lassi recipe, my apologies - just ignore the "hint, hint" above! There have been far too many great posts of late and too little time to get through them, so anything like the recipes that I've just clipped straight away to save, I most likely haven't read as thoroughly, and may have missed something!)

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 12:57:46 AM PST
Leo Little says:
Very though provoking story...thank you....great start LOB

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 1:04:18 AM PST
LOB, I love the stories that you open the day with.... My mom helps with a "church service" at one of the nursing homes in town and what she does is to tell a story, she has cpoies printed out so that the ladies and gents can take them back to their rooms....
I have e-mailed her some of your stories and she has used them for that purpose....
Next week she is planning on using the I Wish You Enough.....

I'm glad that you got caught up on your rest, it's so easy to get behind especiallly around the holidays......Wish you luck with your dr. appts as well....

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 1:08:59 AM PST
Thank you Biscay and Leo! I have a lot of catching up to do since I haven't read most of Tuesday's post and none of Wednesday or Thursday.

Leo, I hope your feeling better.

I'm going to get some sleep and will be back in the morning. Good night everyone....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 1:15:59 AM PST
Thank you Sandy! I'm so glad you enjoy these stories and that your mother can use some of them. They are thought provoking and heartwarming which I like.

I did see that they called you in to work on Christmas Day. How awful of them to do that so that you were caught unaware. I hope you were able to have a nice Christmas with your family before you had to go to work.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 2:16:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 2:25:31 AM PST
No, We really didn't have much time but Saturday is coming.....And it was a very easy day... Mostly I cleaned the clean surgery rooms and kept the washing machine going....We wash our own mops and cleaning rags even though the rest of the linen is sent to a service....

ETA....I just read this and saying that I cleaned the clean surgery rooms sounds funny....They have to be cleaned by us every day if they have been used or not, (it's an infection control thing) They hadn't been used so I cleaned the clean rooms....This is a good thing cause it means that nobody had a bad accident or heart attack and needed emergency surgery....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 3:02:51 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Lover of Blitzen - thank you sooooooo much for the start and "The Last Cab Ride" I am sitting here sobbing, its really hard to see the keyboard through my tears, what a fantastic story.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 3:07:34 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Biscay
since I am a slow reader I left a reply to you on yesterdays thread before I realized todays was up and running

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 3:19:02 AM PST
marlizteach says:
Thank you for your "Last Cab Ride" story. It touched my heart. I just read Her Good Name by Ruth Axtell. What a wonderful book. This Chat site really has some good people who write on it. Thank you for all of the wealth of knowledge and caring you all are. I don't need new books, (although I get too many), but I love to read your comments filled with warmth and love. Happy New Year everyone!

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 3:33:18 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Since Suze hasn't turned up yet I thought that I would ask a Friday Question ;-)
How do you all keep track of all the posts in the thread ?
Do you pin the tab and press F5/Refresh every so often ?
Do you "Track this Discussion" and get hundreds of emails ?
Do you subscribe to the RSS feed ?
Me, I do the first option but was wondering what everyone else does, over the last week or so there have been so many posts I have had a hard time keeping up lol

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 4:05:54 AM PST
PA says:
In Loco Parentis (Killer Kindle) and The Vanity Game are great entertainment. The first is rather dramatic and the second an excellent satire. Tops.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 4:30:15 AM PST
jilli says:
LOB please take it easy this weekend. Ones body can do so much. Take the time to read and enjoy some of your presents. Btw, I have been trying to play detective for the past hour trying to locate your email. Is there a possibility that you can email it to me?

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:40:24 AM PST
Suze says:

Great start! I am still emotional after reading your story. I truly believe Kindness is a way to change the changes the giver and the recipient and one small act of kindness can have a snowball effect and help so many people, which we never get to realize.

I was thrilled to be your S.S.! You are welcome and of course I've been worrying about you the last few days. (My husband is slowly getting to know all the nice folks here) and I said to him last night that I hoped you hadn't fallen again!

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:46:11 AM PST
Found one from my wish list:

The Grimm Curse - Snow White by Stephen Carpenter

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:47:42 AM PST
Suze says:
~~~~~~FRIDAY QUESTION(S)~~~~~~

We have 2 great Friday Questions already asked, so I am going to repost them. I have a question for next Friday that I can't wait to read your answers!

*****LOB's Question*****

Christmas is over and the countdown to the New Year has started. It's often a time of reflection. As you look back on your life can you think of a moment or event that altered the way you look at things? A moment, good or bad, that may even have redefined the course of your life?

*****redandwhite's question*****

Since Suze hasn't turned up yet I thought that I would ask a Friday Question ;-)
How do you all keep track of all the posts in the thread ?
Do you pin the tab and press F5/Refresh every so often ?
Do you "Track this Discussion" and get hundreds of emails ?
Do you subscribe to the RSS feed ?
Me, I do the first option but was wondering what everyone else does, over the last week or so there have been so many posts I have had a hard time keeping up lol

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:57:11 AM PST
new mom says:
Here's one from my wishlist Short-Straw Bride. I've been able to pick up several of hers lately.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 6:12:42 AM PST
People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them the Keys

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 6:51:02 AM PST

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 6:57:27 AM PST
Biscay says:
A couple from my wishlist, too:

Bone Blind by Abigail Padgett (also wrote Strawgirl and Bo Bradley series) - some very glowing reviews of this one:

Only the flame from a curious candleholder illuminated the murdered corpse of Karl Knock on a bitterly cold Massachusetts night twenty years in the past. When the efforts of local, state and federal investigators failed to cast more light on the crime than the little candle did, the case gathered dust, unsolved and forgotten.

But when horror novelist Finn Ryan gets an invitation to dinner from a beautiful but eccentric and reclusive colleague, Tally Serzak, a web of danger sends its first, tentative filaments from that candlelit room. And nothing will ever be the same.

Because Finn has secrets. So does Tally. And so does Newton, MA, Police Detective Warren Yost, who found Knock's body on that cold morning so long ago. Now, on the eve of retirement, Yost decides to solve the old murder and go out with a last hurrah.

As Finn's involvement with the strange Tally reaches an intensity that has him running into walls, he begins to see similarities between himself and his own characters. He's in a horror novel, except this one is real. There are no ghosts, no zombies or vampires. There is only Tally and an unfolding story Finn doesn't want to see, but can't ignore. As she knew he wouldn't.

Warren Yost sees the story as well, but can't assemble its puzzle until Finn provides a last piece that will lead to a final, and deadly, resolution.

RACE by Mobashar Qureshi


Jon Rupret is a cop who is bold, funny, and ambitious.

He also has no idea what he's doing.

RACE is a dangerous and violent group on the verge of creating an illegal drug. Parking Officer Jon Rupret wants desperately to move up from handing out parking tickets. An impulsive act from his past throws him into Operation Anti-RACE--a unit set up to stop RACE. He is partnered with veteran detective, Phillip Beadsworth, who doesn't much like Rupret and knows more than he reveals.
Can Rupret stop RACE before they release their deadly drug? Is Rupret in way over his head?
RACE is a compelling mystery and a humorous look at Toronto through Jon Rupret's eyes.
"Qureshi has a lovely, formal style, very similar to that of Alexander McCall Smith... [R.A.C.E.] is a nice romp." - THE GLOBE AND MAIL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:59:18 AM PST
Biscay says:
Becky, that one looks very interesting! Can't argue with the price reduction from $12.99 either... Thank you, will look forward to checking it out.


Posted on Dec 28, 2012 7:00:43 AM PST
TerryInTexas says:
Coupon.....20% off mp3 .5.99 or up if you get newsletter

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 7:02:35 AM PST
Biscay says:
It's ok, redandwhite. I answered you there as well - figured it was better to round off the topic all in one spot :)

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