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Initial post: Aug 25, 2013 9:04:48 PM PDT
KayKay says:
Welcome Yall to the Monday August 26, 2013 edition of FREE Books & Chat.

We are glad that you came by, so grab a comfy spot and relax and stay a while.
We love to hear from you regarding anything to do with anything.
What free books have you found, what great books have you read,
what's going on in your corner of the world.
We just love hearing from you. So please, join in the chat, share away and come back often.
We welcome you and appreciate the opportunity to share with each other.

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Posted on Aug 25, 2013 9:05:56 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 25, 2013 9:06:43 PM PDT
KayKay says:
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Leo is taking a few weeks hiatus from starting to work on his novel.
Hopefully you will join me in wishing him well in this endeavor and
a speedy return to starting with more of his great stories.

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Posted on Aug 25, 2013 9:07:45 PM PDT
KayKay says:
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Have you ever heard someone talk and then realize that you have no idea what they are saying?
It is a commom thing here in South Georgia were I am from. Especially if it
is a local talking to a tourist or traveler. Or if it happens to be two older locals, well, sometimes I wonder
if even they know what they are talking about. Different areas and regions all over the world have their own slang
and colloquiual phrases. Yall get a dose of my "Yall" often, it is just who I am.
Here are some slang and colloquiual words for you from my neck of the woods.
Do you have any to share from your part of the world ?

[Southern slang, from the Y'allbonics/English dictionary...]

ALL - (noun) - A petroleum-based lubricant.
Usage: "I sure hope my brother from Jawjuh puts all in my pickup truck."

ARE - (noun) - A colorless, odorless gas containing oxygen.
Usage: "He cain't breathe ... give 'im some ARE!"

BAMMER - (noun) - The state west of Jawjuh. Capitol is Berminhayam.
Usage: "A tornader jes went through Bammer an' left $20,000,000 in improvements."

BARD - (verb) - Past tense of the infinitive "to borrow."
Usage: "My brother bard my pickup truck."

BARE - (noun) - An alcoholic beverage made of barley, hops, and yeast.
Usage: "Ah thank ah'll have a bare."

BOB WAR - (noun) - A sharp, twisted cable.
Usage: "Boy, stay away from that bob war fence."

CHEER - (adverb) In this place.
Usage: "Just set that bare rat cheer".

DID - (adjective) - Not alive.
Usage: "He's did, Jim."

FAR - (noun) - A conflagration.
Usage: "If my brother from Jawjuh don't change the all in my pickup truck, that thing's gonna catch far."

FARN - (adjective) - Not domestic.
Usage: "I cuddint unnerstand a wurd he sed ... must be from some farn country."

FAT - (noun), (verb) - A battle or combat; to engage in battle or combat.
Usage: "You younguns keep fat'n, n' ah'm gonna whup y'uh."

GUBMINT - (noun) - A bureaucratic institution.
Usage: "Them gubmint boys shore is ignert."

HAZE - A contraction.
Usage: "Is Bubba smart?" "Nah ... haze ignert. He ain't thanked but a minnit'n 'is laf."

HEIDI - (noun) - Greeting.

HIRE YEW - Complete sentence. Remainder of greeting.
Usage: "Heidi, Hire yew?"

IGNERT - (adjective) - Not smart. See "Arkansas native."
Usage: "Them Bammer boys sure are ignert!"

JAWJUH - (noun) - The state north of Florida. Capitol is Lanner.
Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck and took it to Lanner."

JEW HERE - (noun) and (verb) Contraction.
Usage: "Jew here that my brother from Jawjuh got a job with that bob war fence cump'ny?"

MUNTS - (noun) - A calendar division.
Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I ain't herd from him in munts."

RANCH - (noun)- Tool used for tight'nin' bolts.
Usage: "I thank I left my ranch in the back of that pickup truck my brother from Jawjuh bard a few munts ago."

RATS - (noun) - Entitled power or privilege.
Usage: "We Southerners are willin' to fat for are rats."

RETARD - (verb) - To stop working.
Usage: "My grampaw retard at age 65."

SEED -(verb) - Past tense of "to see".
Usage: "I ain't never seed New York City".

TAR - (noun) - A rubber wheel.
Usage: "Gee, I hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh don't git a flat tar in my pickup truck."

THANK - (verb) - Cognitive process.
Usage: "Ah thank ah'll have a bare."

TIRE - (noun) - A tall monument.
Usage: "Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, I sure do hope to see that Eiffel Tire in Paris sometime."

VIEW - Contraction (verb) and pronoun.
Usage: "I ain't never seed New York City ... view?"

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Posted on Aug 25, 2013 9:21:08 PM PDT
KayKay says:
And some coffee

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Posted on Aug 25, 2013 9:51:40 PM PDT
KayKay says:
well y'all, I am about to take a nap. See y'all a lil bit later.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 9:57:37 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
Heidi, Hire yew KayKay?

What a wonderful start, though my grey cells certainly had to work hard with pronouncing, translating then understanding ..... then laughing out loud

I hope that you have a healing refreshing sleep that wipes away that cold for you, see you later ♥

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 10:55:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 25, 2013 10:55:50 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
I have to play catch-up since I fell asleep in front of the TV last night and missed replying to some folk on the Sunday thread.

@ Jojo
I was pleased to hear that you are still using the walker and staying safe.
Sounds good that you are getting a new meal delivery service and I am hoping that they understand how to make calorific, tasty and appetizing meals for you - you will have to report back with your comments.
I think you should have an extra pair of earplugs on the night table/under the pillow at least easily accessible - just in case.
Wishing you good nights and happy days.

@ Overtime - I do so hope that your inner weather station is warning us really well in advance, I am certainly not ready to say goodbye to the summer, but your advice is very sound. Hope the creaking is short lived.

@ Josie
Assuming that your fur-baby is a white cat - would love to see a pic on your profile.:-)

@ Charlie-bird - you are a bit like me always having to play catch-up, I am glad that you made an appearance yesterday and hope that you are having a good time.

And now of course I have to get ready for work - so again I will have to catch you all later - take care everyone ♥

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 11:05:58 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Leo
Thinking of you especially because it is Monday, I am wishing you a flow of words and the time, health and energy to put them on paper.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 11:51:07 PM PDT
KayKay says:
Hi R&W
I almost added a note to swallow your coffee before reading. LOL
I am so glad that it gave you a laugh.
You inspired this start when you called me a brick lol :-)

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 2:27:13 AM PDT
Happy Monday everyone! A Freebie to begin the week . . .

A Rush to Violence (Book Five in the Fifth Avenue Series) - Mystery

Sixteen years ago, Camille Miller left behind her life as an assassin in order to raise her daughter Emma. But now, when her billionaire father is found brutally murdered, she must tap into old instincts to learn who killed her father and why.

The suspects? Her six siblings, each so desperate for their father's money that they'd kill for it.

What Camille doesn't see coming is Emma's plan to solve the mystery first. Or P.I. Marty Spellman's assignment, which is to find Camille or risk the deaths of those dearest to him. Over the course of one day, all three players, plus Spellman's teenaged daughter Beth, find themselves in a race to the finish. Nobody's goals are what they appear to be. Twists abound. And not one single person, for one single moment, is safe.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 2:48:31 AM PDT
Cookie Indulgence: 150 Easy Cookie Recipes

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Browse through the pages of Cookie Indulgence to find just the right treat. With 150 favorites from Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal cookies to No-bake, Refrigerator and Christmas cookies, there is sure to be a recipe that will please even the most rigorous taste test your family can muster.

If you're looking for something unique, make sure to check out the Unusually Odd cookie section for recipes with ingredients you won't find on the average baking supply shelf. Find cookies like Black Bean Brownies, Chinese Noodle Cookies, Potato Chip Cookies and Breakfast Bacon Cookies, among others.

Recipes include:
Fruit Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
No-Bake Cookies
Nut Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Refrigerator Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Unusually Odd Cookies
Christmas Cookies
Ginger Cookies
Bar Cookies
Cookie Frostings

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 5:27:25 AM PDT
Elizabeth S H
Thank you for your gift of (Not Free) History of the Scottish Nation Vol 1. Your kindness lightens my heart.
Terri B in ME

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 5:40:10 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
From my long TBR list - and I thought in keeping with the southern theme today

Into the Free: A Novel by Julie Cantrell
Publication Date: February 1, 2012

Just a girl. The only one strong enough to break the cycle.

In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a "nothing mama," she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.

For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family's longstanding cycle of madness and abuse.

Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?

Saturated in Southern ambiance and written in the vein of other Southern literary bestsellers like The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, Julie Cantrell has created in Into the Free-now a New York Times Best Seller-a story that will sweep you away long after the novel ends.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2013 6:51:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 26, 2013 6:54:55 AM PDT
KaJoLa says:
KayKay - Thanks for the start. Love your southern slang. I understood most of them after reading the sentences.

A couple of freebies by Patrick Dakin:

When he is eight years old Reuben Sykes kills his abusive father in a remote cabin in the mountains of Virginia. Although the act brings with it a sense of tremendous relief, Reuben takes no pleasure in it. The subsequent murder of his sister, though, is an entirely different matter. When done, in fact, his only regret is that he can't kill her all over again.
Sixty-four years later, when four-year-old Sophie Crandall is abducted from her grandfather's home in rural Maine, the ensuing investigation brings answers none of those involved, least of all the police, want to hear.

A rollercoaster ride of a book that will thrill you, shock you, and ultimately leave you with a sense of dread.

This sequel to the popular thriller 'CAME A SHADOW' is a must read for fans of the genre.
One of the worst child serial killers in American history escapes from prison with one aim: to make the two people responsible for his downfall pay the ultimate price.
Jack and Callie Parmenter, parents of a six-year-old adopted daughter, harbor no doubts about what this maniac has in mind.
Can he be stopped before the unthinkable happens?
If history is any judge ... probably not.

Patrick Dakin once again thrills fans with a compelling tale of sacrifice, love, and revenge.

ETA: more books by the same author also free today:

Book 3, the final chapter in the widely acclaimed 'Shadow' series, is another must read for thriller fans. After two years in prison for the torture/murder of serial killer, Reuben Henderson, Jack Parmenter travels back to Colville, Maine. His aim: to convince his estranged wife, Callie, to take him back, to reestablish the life they once shared. But when Jack arrives in town he learns Callie is missing. Then, to his dismay, evidence unfolds indicating she may have killed a cop on the Colville force. To make matters even worse a probable witness is also missing.
Jack's search for his wife and the truth behind what really happened and why, will keep readers glued to their Kindles.
Patrick Dakin delivers another powerful treatise on how far one man will go for the woman he loves.

Stranded one night on a lonely back road in the California desert, Lucas Tunney sees something that defies explanation. Are his eyes playing tricks on him, or did he really see a ghost?
Although almost sure, he can't quite convince himself that the sighting was genuine.
After he's rescued Lucas accepts an offer of employment in the nearby town of Cutter's Grove.
At first his existence in this sleepy little burg lacks much in the way of excitement. But that changes when he's told about the mysterious disappearance of a young girl that took place a year earlier. When shown her picture, Lucas realizes his experience in the desert was all too real.
But going to the authorities and telling them what he saw is out of the question - without a doubt he'll be tagged as crazy.
As unappealing as the notion is, he doesn't see that he has much choice; he has to try to learn how this child was killed and, in the process, learn who might have been responsible.

His pursuit of answers will have Lucas questioning everything he thought he knew, and will forever change his life.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 7:38:31 AM PDT
KayKay says:
hi lob, Terri b, kajola and red. hope you are having a great Monday. I will be in and out. happy hunting for free books.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 7:38:47 AM PDT
Good morning all :) Thank you for the start, KayKay. I hope you are sleeping still and recuperating.

From my watchlist today:
The Scarred Heart (The Rakehell Regency Romance Series) - Sorcha MacMurrough - Romance

Some of my other picks today:
Earth/Sky (Earth/Sky Trilogy) - Macaulay C. Hunter - Romance
Wolf Wood (Part One) - Mike Dixon - Historical Fiction
Licantropa Sogno - David Gerald King - Romance
The Witch Prophecy - Mary Goldberger - Romance
Look Away Silence - Edward C. Patterson - Romance
Living Stones - Lloyd Johnson - Romance
Love Traps - Mona Yahia - Contemporary Fiction
PHOTOPLASM: A Haunting - Frank Pickard - Horror
The Reluctant Traveler - T.L. Peters - Literary Fiction

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 7:45:17 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
Kaykay, good morning, thanks for starting despite a pesky cold. But I am not sure why you listed all those terms as slang - sounds like normal talk to me - must be everybody else that has an accent and furn is going to be a Monday all day today, long list of oh, yeahs at the office, and Blue apparently ate something in the garden, and rubbed it in one eye, so have to work his vet visit in today, but wanted to be sure and thank those of you who dropped a book in my email bucket, it was not necessary, and much appreciated.

Wanted to let Robb know I thought of you yesterday, this time of year is Hatch Chili season at various restaurants and groceries in Dallas, so special items on the menu, and you can buy them by the pound, fresh, roasted, roasted and peeled, or roasted, peeled and chopped, to freeze and use all year round. When I went to my favorite restaurant and ordered some Hatch Chile Chicken Enchiladas with chicken breast, corn and cheese, and a Hatch Chile cream sauce on top, the waitress felt the need to warn me they were very, very spicy - so I ordered extra roasted green chiles on the side. She was right - it was quite heated, raised a sweat even in air conditioning, and was sooooo good - as I was eating away, thought about how the meal would end up in a hospital stay for I still have some roasted and peeled in the freezer, so bought some fresh roasted, peeled and chopped to keep in the fridge and toss in any dish I make......if you have never heard of Hatch chiles, check here.....

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2013 8:19:39 AM PDT
Lyn says:
Appreciate that Terry. Since I already spent 5 days at the hospital - though I got released at night - I would really rather not see the inside of a hospital for a long time. And I am not sure that it would be good for Lyn either. Skip the not sure with the cream sauce and cheese for Lyn :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2013 8:26:39 AM PDT
Hi, Terry...have you ever tried Hatch green chili wine? I think it is great, just a slight hint of green chili, specially good with mexican food. If you have a Sprouts or Total Wine store near you, they carry it. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2013 8:27:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 26, 2013 8:30:15 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
Sigh. Well, I suppose I can eat your helping too......glad you are back in your own residence full time....besides, you probably shouldn't eat anything that hot unless prescribed by a doctor. In my case, it is - grass pollen having lasted the whole darn summer, and ragweed now starting up, green chiles are a cheaper and insurance approved and encouraged (as in they don't pay) alternative to clearing the sinuses.....

saguaro - nope, haven't tried that, not an alcohol drinker, but I have some friends that would be interested, and we have Sprouts - will check it out, thanks. Did have Hatch brownies, Hatch crabcakes, Hatch turkey meatloaf, and Hatch mac and cheese at Central Market....oh, and Hatch and jalapeno jam, and Hatch cornbread, and Hatch mustard....

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 9:28:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 26, 2013 9:31:31 AM PDT
I'm borrowing this from a friend on another thread.. I liked that she had such good reasons for liking her kindle
Some of then might even make you laugh....

I was getting ready to move... and friends bought me a Kindle as a moving gift.

I wasn't sure if I'd like it... or get used to it... but after all... I don't do much but read the pages.
First... when I opened the Kindle... I went to where I stopped reading... I didn't need a bookmark.
Second... I didn't get the cheap ink all over my fingers after reading like I did with the paperbacks.
Third... I found a wonderful place to get lots of my favorite science fiction books for free ... the series that I read again and again.
Fourth... it only took me two days to realize the Kindle was helping my arthritic hands... they didn't hurt as much.
Fifth... there are tons of free classics available ... some old favorites I hadn't read for ages
Sixth... there are many new and old authors books offered for free on Amazon, which saves me money.

So... I have very few actual paper books in my home any more. I no longer get the comment "My you have a LOT of books." or "Do you read all these books?"
I wasn't aware how much that bothered me... until it stopped.

I no longer pack 20 or more books in my suitcase for an eight day cruise... now I just take my Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2013 10:12:39 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hi Sandy
That is just how I feel about my kindle (except for the science fiction books)
I am just so glad that I bought one - the best present I ever bought myself.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 10:28:26 AM PDT
I've had my Kindle for almost 2 years, and it's still my favorite gadget. Beth, (my wife), calls it "the other woman..." :) She likes the little gadget when she wins at scrabble though. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2013 11:11:57 AM PDT
Josie says:
I knew you wouldn't need a translation! Yes, she is white, with two dark grey spots on her head and some grey rings on her tail. I would gladly put a picture of her on my profile, but I have no idea how to do that...just like I have no idea how to cut and paste and start this thread. Perhaps someday....
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