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In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:14:48 PM PDT
@Mountainflowers (Love your name)
I too am starting How Not To Run a B&B and hope I can make it to the next book discussion. I didn't make it to the last one although I did read the book. My first discussion was The End of Marking Time and that discusison gave me an all new perspective of the book. The different viewpoints made me appreciate the book a lot more.
I still can't pass up a DTB by one of my favorite authors and reading The Last Book STore in America kind of validated that for me. The thought of books all but disappearing is a horrifying thought!

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:15:13 PM PDT
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day.


In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:15:43 PM PDT
Rose Red says:
@GoldDigger, We can't find anything to watch either. I do have HBOtoGo. I love True Blood. I read the books too. I am hooked on it.

We have Comcast and every year they keep going up and up.

I think I will buy one Roku and hook it up to see how I like it and if I do then I will get a second one. My hubby can get everything on his tv but as I said he likes too much noise especially with his sound system. The first time I watched an action movie with him they started shooting and it almost scared me to death, I was sure I had been shot!

Do you have any tips on what kind of Roku to buy? I have HD tv's.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:17:46 PM PDT
~nospin says:
I found the syories of her various guests and tensnts to be quite funnym

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:18:51 PM PDT
Suze says:
@ OregonFiddler
I agree, I'm pretty sure DTBs will be museum antiques Someday and I'm very glad I'm 57 yrs old, so it probably won't be in my lifetime!

Posted on May 14, 2012 2:18:54 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:21:26 PM PDT
NYSherry says:
@bethcross---I always pay with a gift card and always get bulk emails--hmmm

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:23:41 PM PDT
~nospin says:
Oh good we now at least can eliminate gify cards from yhe facyors

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:29:30 PM PDT
Rose Red says:
@dharts, yes, $240 a small amount of that is for internet. Now days you can't even watch cable without a special box. You need an HD box if you have a HD package and HD tv. See how fast the package is building? We do get the premium channels all but one. $240 is the discounted package when you add more things. We have 4 tv's. 2 with HD dvr's, one with HD box and the other one just one of the free ones to be able to get cable on an older tv.

I remember when you were able to just screw the end of the cable into the tv and get cable. When we first got cable 30 years ago we paid $12 for it. We were going thru old files and found the check that I had written. We had a really good laugh!

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:30:52 PM PDT
@MamaSylvia~ No obligation on my part. Just a token of thanks because I have not posted any links of any freebies, EVER, here. My hours are too hectic at work since I RN first assist in Retinal surgeries and am on-call every night. I am also tasked with doing an internal audit on patients' records in the office so that if the OIG or any auditors from the insurance carriers ever pick our office to audit, we will not be penalized - so I stay late at the office every day and 2 Saturdays a month after everyone has left to make sure my MD billed correctly and I don't like creative billing so I make sure none of that goes on, on MY watch! Hence, I have no time to go search for any freebies. Guess you could say that this is where I go to relax and get rid of the stress! I used to go to ADWOFF, but.... 'sides, since we have EMR, the bulk of my work is in front of the computer. Heck, I check this discussion board before I check my e-mails.

I enjoy surprising people whose choices are similar to mine and I've given gifts for birthdays or just to make people happy when they're feeling down. So, no, I do not feel like I "owe" anyone anything. The reason why I hang around here is because I enjoy the camaraderie among the posters and although I would like to respond to each and everyone, I cannot because all I can think of to say/type is "ditto" and I refuse to just say "ditto" cuz that would be wasting space. And yes, there are several people here who make me chortle or make me shake my head in negation or nod my head in agreement.

And I know very well it is not expected like I don't expect to get something in return from the people I have gifted with e-books.

Like I said, I would have spent the $$ on the books were they not free anyway, so why not sent a gift of appreciation?

The list I have? They are names of people here whom I feel a special connection to and people I'd like to be friends with like I have in the early years of AOL at a Nora Roberts Book Discussion Board. We called ourselves BBNs for Board Broads Noraholics and after a few years, we were able to get our own domain called ADWOFF. (I used to participate there actively but now I mainly lurk - nothings against a large group/membership, but I prefer a smaller group of the original BBNs.) We meet every July in Boonsboro, MD - at Nora's husband's Turn The Page Bookstore and Cafe for the anniversary signing. And yes, if Nora ever sees me anywhere, she'll make a point of stopping and hugging me. So will her husband, Bruce. Getting very OFF TOPIC here so I am apologizing for this.

Anyway, I like gifting people I like here and will cease and desist if I have to, especially if I am taking the FUN out of the giving and I'm sorry for that, really.


ebc aka AppleHeart -

Posted on May 14, 2012 2:37:00 PM PDT
B.J. says:

Hope you're having a marvelous birthday.

@ Mountainflowers
Hope I wasn't one of the people who ignored your posts, but if so, I do sincerely apologize. I kinda type with 1 1/2 hands, so I don't post a lot. Glad you joined us.

@ Kelly
I know about that feeling that someone CARED. Yep, on this thread, everyone cares. Really a nice feeling after a long, cold winter of people not caring.

@ All you 'streaming' people
I have Netflix and a Sony media player with Netflix on my laptop and wifi. Does that mean that I should be able to pull something up on my laptop and it will play from there to my tv? If so, it doesn't. I can choose a movie on the laptop, add it to the instant queue and then choose it on the tv. Is that how it's supposed to be done? Yup, I'm technologically challenged. lol

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:39:06 PM PDT
Sadly my DH is not a reader (alien maybe?) so he just doesn't get it. Had to laugh at early posts about reading and watching Tv. Boy does that bug him when I do that. As someone said- as a mom (and a nurse) I do it all day long. He threatened to graft my kindle to my arm. What a great idea! : )

Posted on May 14, 2012 2:42:47 PM PDT
JOCKEYS AND JEWELS (Romantic Mystery)

Mystery by Bev Pettersen
Racehorse trainer, Kurt MacKinnon, resents being yanked into undercover police work. But when his ex-partner is murdered, Kurt is determined to find the killer and moves his third-string Thoroughbreds to the backwater track where his partner was last seen alive. Julie West, a struggling and dedicated jockey, pins her dreams of an elusive win on the new trainer in town, never suspecting she's a person of interest--and not because of her riding skills. Kurt didn't expect his contrary colt to flourish under Julie's feminine touch nor for his own rusty heart to soften. However, his deceit sucks them both into the cross hairs of a killer, and suddenly much more than their love is in danger.

A Game of Proof (The trials of Sarah Newby Book 1)

Legal thriller by Tim Vicary
Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. Then in a terrible irony her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders. The evidence against him appears so strong that his QC advises a guilty plea, but Simon swears he is innocent and begs his mother take on his defence. There is no law against a mother representing her son, so Sarah agrees. The only other obvious suspect for the murders, however, is a man who has already been acquitted once - with Sarah acting as his defence lawyer ...

Deadly Stillwater (McRyan Mystery Series Book 3)

Mystery by Roger Stelljes (previously offered in March)
An abduction is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department.The ruggedly handsome Mac McRyan, a fourth-generation cop, is faced with a complicated brazen daytime kidnapping, a media storm surrounding the case, and political scrutiny. It is a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department. From the searing streets of St. Paul to the murky waters of the St. Croix River, DEADLY STILLWATER is a book you won't be able to put down until its last gripping minute.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:42:48 PM PDT
A kindle would be a waste for my DH. My son on the other hand reads like I do. Going to get him a baby kindle as a 5th grade graduation present.
No dusting! Hadn't thought of that one. Love my kindle even more now!

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:44:01 PM PDT
@Nospin~ her serial romances are good, too. I have DTBs of all her books and just like I do with all the auto-buy writers in my list, slowly and one by one, I am getting all the kindle versions of their books as soon as they are offered. And I have a long list of auto-buys... :-) I do the same for music and movies. Heck, I don't gamble, smoke, drink or do drugs!! Heh.
ebc aka AH

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:45:56 PM PDT
<blushing> Well there's another reason to get my son his own kindle. He doesn't need to be going thru my bookshelf! Not that there's anything for him to see of course...

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:47:23 PM PDT
~nospin says:
She is a good writer
Sorry for the typos from using the Fire

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:56:00 PM PDT
Thanks, I love the mountains. Cant imagine being anywhere else.
The End of Marking Time was my 1st book discussion and I really enjoyed hearing everyone's views. So many things I hadn't even considered.
Love my dtb's too. Books are the only thing I never tell DS no about. I love that he has to have several books around him at all times.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 2:58:10 PM PDT
JAN says:
I typed the word.....thnx on my fire a little while ago and when I looked up it said tundra. arrggggggghhhhhhhh

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 3:03:15 PM PDT
Deena says:
Those last few posts were VERY unlike you. I was worried!

Posted on May 14, 2012 3:03:40 PM PDT
I have to share a funny with all of you whose DH's don't read. Mine didn't either ... at least until I got my Kindle.
He only read 1-2 DTB'S a year while I would read that many in a day. Then I got the Kindle and as he watched me get excited exploring all the freebies in all genre's, he jumped online and started checking out the availability of "his" type of books. Needless to say, his kindle arrived the next week, and he now reads 3-4 books a month. I was amazed by his turn-around.
Haven't got him interested in this thread yet, but when he gets home from work everyday he now jumps on FB to get the ereader and pixel of ink links to freebies. I just sit back and smile.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 3:06:10 PM PDT
~nospin says:
That's great. It probably is best that he do his own treasure hunting.

Posted on May 14, 2012 3:17:32 PM PDT
TiUTiger says:
@OregonDreamer & Mountainflowers

I got DH to read by reading to him when we first got married. Now he is a reader and also listens to audiobooks.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 3:17:59 PM PDT
Wishes says:
thanks Angie for posting this one

Lawyers, Guns and Money I picked up one of his a while back, loved the blurb about the author but never got around to the book. I will nowBreaking Cover NOT FREE

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 3:20:58 PM PDT
Josie says:
I was wondering about Nospin's typing, too, so I'm glad she explained it! I try to do my posting on my laptop rather than my Fire; it's just too little when you grew up with typewriters!
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