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Initial post: May 25, 2013 2:27:42 AM PDT
Susan says:
Good morning all and welcome to another day of Free Books and Chat!! - Saturday May 25, 2013.

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Okay - Business first....
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╰❈╮Book Discussion . . .

Our next book discussion will be held on Thursday, June 13th at 6:00pm PT
The discussion book will be * NOT FREE Village Books
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SPECIAL MESSAGE TO AUTHORS

AUTHORS - THIS IS NOT A FORUM FOR SELF PROMOTION.
You are welcome to join us for conversation.
However, self-promotion or posting a link to your book in this area is against Amazon's TOS. If you're looking to promote your work, please go to the "Meet Our Authors", many of us check there as well.

.........THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THE RULES..............

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★★ Links To Free Book Resources ★★

Ereaderiq:
http://ereaderiq.com/freebies/

Dailyfreebooks:
dailyfreebooks.com

eReaderPerks:
www.eReaderPerks.com

eReaderLove:
ereaderlove.com

To Search Amazon directly for Freebies:
http://www.amazon.com/s/?rh=n:154606011,p_36:0-0,p_15=&hidden-keywords=-domain
In lefthand column, selections for genres can be made.

You are strongly urged to confirm the price of the book before completing your purchase.
The price displayed on Amazon's website at the time of purchase is the price of the book.
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Posted on May 25, 2013 2:28:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2013 2:31:43 AM PDT
Susan says:
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(¸.*´ ¸.*´*' ~* ✿. ❀ .✿ FB&C Start Schedule:

KayKay - Sunday, May 26 start time by 2:30 EDT
KayKay - Monday, May 27 start time by 2:30 EDT
Snowlady Sandy, Tuesday, May 28 start time around 12:00 PT
BubbaK - Wednesday May 29th start time around...
Robb - Friday, May 31 start time 11pm PT
Susan - Saturday, June 1 start time by 630 am ET
Robb - Friday, Friday, June 7 start time 11pm PT
Susan - Saturday, June 8 start time by 630 am ET

.✿. Open Dates:
Thursday, May 30 -- PICK ME!!
Sunday, June 2
Monday, June 3
Tuesday, June 4
Wednesday, June 5
Thursday, June 6
Sunday, June 9

*** Please consider volunteering to be a thread starter. ***

Choose an available day, copy/paste schedule into a post and add your info.

************** We'll help you through it! **************

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If the conversation is not your thing please visit our sister thread Freebie BOOKS - Links Only - No Self Promotion...
http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdMsgID=Mx3991FYFR3ZF44&cdMsgNo=1&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx21VD4083ZF1LD#Mx3991FYFR3ZF44

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╰❈╮Link to the FB&C Group Cookbook thread:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/cooking/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx211KPGGBLHNC6&cdMsgID=Mx3TF4806AD6YTU&cdMsgNo=1&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=TxQUJZ6FYNH8VQ#Mx3TF4806AD6YTU

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╰❈╮Birthday and Anniversary / Template / States - abbreviations and time zones / Slang / How To Link:

https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0Bxt8Ey-AsMfIUDZUS3p0SnpqZG8/edit?usp=sharing

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╰❈╮Link To Yesterday's Thread . . .
http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_tfp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdThread=Tx3CCSXNSZ9TH6H

Posted on May 25, 2013 2:28:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2013 2:35:44 AM PDT
Susan says:
. . . . . . . . . . . .╰♡╮ Thought of the Day ╰♡╮ . . . . . . . . . . . .

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis

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Posted on May 25, 2013 2:28:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2013 2:30:29 AM PDT
Susan says:
The power of determination

The little country schoolhouse was heated by an old-fashioned, pot-bellied coal stove. A little boy had the job of coming to school early each day to start the fire and warm the room before his teacher and his classmates arrived.

One morning they arrived to find the schoolhouse engulfed in flames. They dragged the unconscious little boy out of the flaming building more dead than alive. He had major burns over the lower half of his body and was taken to a nearby county hospital.
From his bed the dreadfully burned, semi-conscious little boy faintly heard the doctor talking to his mother. The doctor told his mother that her son would surely die - which was for the best, really - for the terrible fire had devastated the lower half of his body.

But the brave boy didn't want to die. He made up his mind that he would survive. Somehow, to the amazement of the physician, he did survive. When the mortal danger was past, he again heard the doctor and his mother speaking quietly. The mother was told that since the fire had destroyed so much flesh in the lower part of his body, it would almost be better if he had died, since he was doomed to be a lifetime cripple with no use at all of his lower limbs.

Once more the brave boy made up his mind. He would not be a cripple. He would walk. But unfortunately from the waist down, he had no motor ability. His thin legs just dangled there, all but lifeless.

Ultimately he was released from the hospital. Every day his mother would massage his little legs, but there was no feeling, no control, nothing. Yet his determination that he would walk was as strong as ever.

When he wasn't in bed, he was confined to a wheelchair. One sunny day his mother wheeled him out into the yard to get some fresh air. This day, instead of sitting there, he threw himself from the chair. He pulled himself across the grass, dragging his legs behind him.

He worked his way to the white picket fence bordering their lot. With great effort, he raised himself up on the fence. Then, stake by stake, he began dragging himself along the fence, resolved that he would walk. He started to do this every day until he wore a smooth path all around the yard beside the fence. There was nothing he wanted more than to develop life in those legs.
Ultimately through his daily massages, his iron persistence and his resolute determination, he did develop the ability to stand up, then to walk haltingly, then to walk by himself - and then - to run.

He began to walk to school, then to run to school, to run for the sheer joy of running. Later in college he made the track team.

Still later in Madison Square Garden this young man who was not expected to survive, who would surely never walk, who could never hope to run - this determined young man, Dr. Glenn Cunningham, ran the world's fastest mile**!

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A true story about athlete Glenn Cunningham who was horribly burned in a schoolhouse fire at the age of 8. Doctors predicted he would never walk again. Determined to walk, Glenn would throw himself off his wheelchair and pull his body across the yard and along a fence. Twenty-two months later, he took his first steps and through sheer determination, learned to run despite the pain...
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**On June 16, 1934, Glenn Cunningham ran the mile in 4:06.8 minutes, breaking the world's record.

His effort portrays that whatever you want to create in your life is yours for the making.

As long as you desire it enough and allow your will to guide you, you can have and be whatever your heart desires.

The only one that can put limits on our personal will is ourselves.

Posted on May 25, 2013 2:29:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2013 2:32:29 AM PDT
Susan says:
Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

How do you find motivation to exercise when you just don't feel like getting off your butt? I ask myself this question every now and then, and I have the feeling I'm not the only one.

1. Time for you. While many people make time to take care of others (kids, spouse, other family, co-workers, boss), they don't often make time to take care of themselves. Instead, make your "you" time a priority, and don't miss that exercise appointment.

2. Calories burned. If you count calories (and it's really one of the most effective ways to lose weight), you know that the more you exercise, the more calories you burn - and the bigger your calorie deficit.

3. Having fun. Exercise should be fun. If it isn't, try a different kind of activity that you enjoy. As long as you're moving, it's good for you.

4. Fitting into new clothes. Wanna look good in a smaller size? Work out!

5. Stress relief. Wound up after a long day at the office? Get out and work off that stress. It makes a world of difference.

6. Time for contemplation. I love, love the quiet time of exercise for thinking about things. Most of this post was written in my head as I exercised.

7. A workout partner. Best thing I've done.

8. An exercise log/graph. For some reason, writing it down is extremely important. Really. Do it for a week and you'll see what I mean.

9. Your before picture. You often don't realize how far you've come. Take pictures.

10. A 5K race or triathlon. Just sign up for one, and you'll be motivated to train.

11. Reaching a goal. Set a goal for weight, or your waist measurement, or a number of days to work out, or a number of miles to run this week. Setting and tracking a goal helps motivate you to complete that goal. Make it easily achievable.

12. Motivational quotes. I like to print them out or put them on my computer desktop.

Please watch... about 2 ½ minutes

http://www.wimp.com/motivationalvideo/

Posted on May 25, 2013 2:34:33 AM PDT
Susan says:
Revenge (A Travis Mays Novel)
When a trained killer threatens ex-cop Travis Mays-and those Travis loves-he finds a skilled adversary and an unexpected fight. After a high stakes gamble ends in personal tragedy, Travis walks away from years of training and a highly successful law enforcement career. Determined never to look back, he starts a new life and a new career, teaching criminology at the university and building a cabin in the idyllic Idaho Mountains. He hires a beautiful river guide, Jessie White Eagle from the Nez Perce tribe, to guide him safely down the Lochsa. The turbulence of the whitewater, however, is just the beginning of his troubles. Travis finds himself in the crosshairs of a killer-calling himself Creasy-bent on revenge.

Posted on May 25, 2013 2:45:55 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 2:51:07 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Morning Susan
Thanks for the start today - are you feeling motivated ?

http://43fun.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/motivated-now.jpg

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 2:51:39 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
http://mindsetdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Be-Motivated.jpg

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 2:52:09 AM PDT
Susan,
Love the alarm clock at the end..
Thanks for such a great start..

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 2:53:16 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Joshuah Buckle

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO AUTHORS

AUTHORS - THIS IS NOT A FORUM FOR SELF PROMOTION.
You are welcome to join us for conversation.
However, self-promotion or posting a link to your book in this area is against Amazon's TOS. If you're looking to promote your work, please go to the "Meet Our Authors", many of us check there as well.

.........THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THE RULES..............

Posted on May 25, 2013 2:54:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2013 2:56:34 AM PDT
Susan says:
Good Morning Red and Sandy :)

Eta - thanks Red :) was just going to do that...eyes aren't really open yet.

Posted on May 25, 2013 3:18:58 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
One for Robb

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZrrOqkl9cWk/UO6C1kVKKyI/AAAAAAAA-Ko/ecadGkTLrLc/w497-h373/Calvin%2Band%2BHobbes.jpg

Posted on May 25, 2013 3:19:40 AM PDT
Good morning everyone! Thank you for getting us started this morning Susan. Great story! I also love your quote on Links Only.

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Through The Gloaming - Mystery

After a shockingly unexpected fall through the ice, 18 year old Alex finds himself in The Gloaming, the twilight between life and death. He discovers his Gloaming to be a dark and dismal place, a direct result of a life lived with selfishness and greed.

With the help of Anaya, is spirit guide, Alex is given a second chance. One chance to change his life, and his Gloaming for good. He wakes to find that he can see auras, bright colors surrounding people. People he loves, as well as total strangers. Embarking on a quest to understand the meaning behind the different colored auras, Alex discovers that he can help people. That is, if he can learn to put others before himself.

Alex learns a hard lesson of sacrifice, love, and the power of letting go as he struggles to find his way Through The Gloaming.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 3:25:00 AM PDT
Susan says:
thanks Wendy :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 3:30:14 AM PDT
Your welcome Susan. Do you know why you got zapped?

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 3:32:33 AM PDT
Susan says:
nope... both of them immediately. I took the artwork out of both afterward... but they were the same as last week....

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 3:58:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2013 4:13:31 AM PDT
It's so weird! So arbitrary that it makes no sense. I find these admins to be very frustrating. They zap you, but this author who is promoting his book on both threads is just ignored. Also, take a look at one of the threads posted on the Gold Box Forum. It was on the front page using a word in the title that I can't imagine should be acceptable, but it's been up for 2 hours now.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 4:07:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2013 4:25:29 AM PDT
Susan says:
Wendy - it took me a while but I found it on there :) 3 hours now.

that's what I think of the down-voters :)

Posted on May 25, 2013 4:39:28 AM PDT
Suze says:
Susan,

Fantastic start! I loved the video and just sent it to the kids. They will love it too and I told them they have already lived it and I'm so proud of them!! Now I'm crying again......that's all I've been doing lately, everything makes me emotional.

I hope everyone gets motivated to just start.......1 step forward is the beginning!

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 4:47:32 AM PDT
Susan says:
Hey Suze, the video is really good....

And credit goes to Robb who sent it to me to include today :)

I may need to watch it on a regular basis, but whatever it takes.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 5:16:48 AM PDT
Suze says:
Susan,

I did my walking just fine already. Do you have a motivational video for cleaning??

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 5:26:58 AM PDT
Lyn says:
Morning Susan.

Posted on May 25, 2013 5:34:18 AM PDT
Susan says:
Good morning Robb, it sounds like we need a video on motivation to clean...do you have one of those?

Posted on May 25, 2013 5:55:04 AM PDT
Susan says:
An American Nomad: A Road Trip in Search of America
An American Nomad Stephen Braxton Thompson spent more than three decades as a broadcast journalist, many as a frontline war correspondent, spanning the fall of Saigon to South Africa's blood-soaked transition to a non-racial democracy. In his latest adventure, Thompson set out to explore a land he hardly knew...his own. Forty thousand miles of pavement were rolled up during a year-long road trip around the United States, a journey which resulted in this memoir ~ a lyrical, sentimental, poignant, often amusing look at the people and places Thompson encountered along the American highway....
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