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FB&C - Friday, April 11, 2014, FREE Books and Chat

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Initial post: Apr 10, 2014 7:51:41 PM PDT
KaJoLa says:
Welcome to Free Books and Chat (FB&C) -Friday, April 11, 2014
Thanks for stopping by!

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*Links To Free Book Resources *

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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You are welcome to join us for conversation.
However, self-promotion or posting a link to your book in this forum is against Amazon's TOS. If you're looking to promote your work, please go to the "Meet Our Authors" forum, many of us check there as well:

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

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╰❈╮Link To Yesterday's FB&C Thread . . .

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

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

♥♡♥ The FB&C Book Discussion was held last night, April 10, 2014.♥♡♥

The book selected was Book of Mercy by Sherry Roberts.
Not Free Now, but lending enabled.

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Posted on Apr 10, 2014 7:52:42 PM PDT
KaJoLa says:
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(¸.*´ ¸.*´*' ~* ⊱✿⊰ FB&C Start Schedule:

Susan - Saturday & Sunday April 12 and 13 - start time 11 pm or 6 am EDT
Leo Little - Monday, April 14 - start time 1 am PDT
Snowlady Sandy-Tuesday, April 15, start time around 12:00 PT
DonnaBeeGood - Wednesday/Thursday/Friday April 16-18 Start Time midnight MST Wednesday April 16
Susan - Saturday and Sunday April 19 and 20 - start time 11 pm or 6 am EDT
Leo Little - Monday, April 21 - start time 1 am PDT

.✿. Open Dates:

Tuesday, April 22
Wednesday, April 23
Thursday, April 24
Friday, April 25
Saturday, April 26
Sunday, April 27
Monday, April 28
Tuesday, April 29
Wednesday, April 30


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

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 7:53:25 PM PDT
KaJoLa says:
Today is "Barbershop Quartet Day"

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On April 11, 1938 the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America was founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, marking the official celebration of Barbershop Quartet Day. The image of four wearing straw hats singing together with complex harmonies could be considered a cultural cornerstone of the 1940s.

However, Barbershop Quartet is by no means an American invention; the popularity of barbershops in England amongst men during the time of Shakespeare extended as far as in-house entertainment, often taking the form of a lutist providing a melody to which the queuing patrons could harmonize with. This idea and practice became popular in America in the West during the late 1800s, though a banjo was often used instead of a lute.

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Posted on Apr 10, 2014 7:53:50 PM PDT
KaJoLa says:
Don't forget the Kindle First selections for April are still available. Prime members can choose one for free, everyone else can choose one for $1.99.

Kindle First is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing.

Every month customers may choose one of the four books selected by Amazon Publishing editors for $1.99.

Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Kindle First picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting AmazonLocal and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account.

Kindle First is available to US customers only.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 9:59:11 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ KaJoLa

Thank you for doing the start today - I like the way that the title looks in Your Recently Viewed Discussions :-)

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 10:07:56 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
I do hope that more folk will go and add their thoughts about Book of Mercy to the book discussion, the buffet spread is just wonderful (though Dillon seems to have managed to nab quite a bit of the fresh seafood table with chilled shrimp and crab legs...) and check out all the lovely blossoms at the venue.
I will go and add my thoughts as soon as I have actually finished the book so have bookmarked the page for future reference

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 10:10:03 PM PDT
Thank you for the start today KaJoLa. I have been on holidays for 2 hours now, and have enjoyed the book discussion and done some online shopping. Going out for brunch and booked a pedicure for some pretty spring toes, which of course means that the forecast here is calling for snow :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 10:15:18 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hi Donna
Sounds like your holiday is going to be just as busy as your job, but in a much nicer fashion :-)

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 10:19:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 10, 2014 10:25:35 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
Thought that I would post this, (since it is still the 10th in the US) and I rather like the new description for the book (which constantly changes its cover) it, together with most of the other books in the series are already on my TBR list, but perhaps some are looking for book 1 -check price before 1-clicking - free at time of going to press here

1929 Jonathan's Cross - Book One (The 1929 Series) by M.L. Gardner

What would you do if you lost everything?
That's exactly what I asked myself the day I watched the stock market plunge 777 points on September 29th 2008. On that same day I began a manual on how to survive the coming Depression.
Much to my surprise, it wanted to be a fiction novel. 1929 Jonathan's Cross and a large cast of characters were born.
Jonathan Garrett, Aryl Sullivan, Caleb Jenkins and their wives were faced with that very question.
The answers and the resulting storyline surprised and intrigued me.

They lose their business and homes, automobiles and possessions. They find themselves suddenly in need of a home and rent rundown tenements from Jonathan's business rival, who delights in tormenting them.

Lucky to find work at all, they accept low paying manual labor positions. Their wives are forced to learn domestic skills and rely heavily on each other for support.

The glue that holds the group together is Maura, Jonathan's former house maid. Full of hard love and sound advice, she does her best to see them through a journey full of twists and turns, disappointments and delights.

Welcome to The 1929 Experience. Before you begin, I'd like to take a moment to let you know that 1929 is not just another historical fiction series. It's an addictive journey that takes you into different genres. While you get to know and become close to the characters of 1929, understand that the world around them is more than it seems. But rest assured, all is connected and all will come together.

After reading 1929 Jonathan's Cross Book One, do not be dismayed in Elizabeth's Heart Book Two, when you meet Simon, whose only connection to the characters of 1929 is prophetic visions about them. And Elizabeth might only seem important to Simon but she is much more than that. She is very important to one man who finds himself in danger in 1929.

Moving on to 1930 Aryl's Divide Book Three, you will again laugh and cry with our beloved characters as they grind through another year of the Depression and fight for hope and survival.

Drifter Book Four will take you away from Rockport but introduces you to a vital character, Detective Sloan. Drifter documents Aryl's missing year, while showing you a unique look at the life of a missing person's detective.

Purgatory Cove Book Five will take you into the mind of Elizabeth, at the exact moment where she fractures into a third personality. It also explains exactly how closely Simon and Elizabeth are connected to the main cast.

And, 1931 Caleb's Err Book Six brings all the cast together for resolution and closure, ending the journey. For now.

Here is what you can expect from the series in the (near) future.

Simon's Watch - Book Seven

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 10:24:26 PM PDT
Thank you for the reminder redandwhite. Sending to my KK right now, another good staycation choice. Goodnight for me, have a good day today redandwhite.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 10:30:14 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Donna
I must admit that I was caught by the description of book 1 back in December 2012, but being a slow reader I never got round to reading it, luckily, since the author has changed the order of the books several times, not to mention all the changes of covers of all of them several times, so sometimes one does not recognise them, but I think now she has settled on the order of them all and I will, sometime soon, get down to reading them all in sequence - and book 1 is also on audible with Whispersync for Voice

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 10:40:30 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
Need to send {{{Hugs}}} to Karl - I think you may be needing them right now ♥

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 10:44:06 PM PDT
I have opened the thread for the Nominations for the May Book Discussion..

Don't forget to drop over and make you nomination.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 10:54:59 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hi Sandy
Thank you for arranging this - I have posted the link over on Shelfari too.
Have to get ready for work so will catch you later - hope your shift was good, and looking forward to reading what you thought of Book of Mercy on the discussion thread

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:05:44 PM PDT
red, Even with the extra week I have not finished the book...
Actually I haven't read anything for almost two weeks...
I know, weird huh?
My eyes have been bothering me and it's hard to read right now...
I have been keeping up with the threads that I read but that is all..
BTW, my eyes aren't anything serious, just spring time allergies..

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:07:45 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
Wow that must be a first for you - not finishing the discussion book in time, mind you you have had such a lot going on in your life recently I am not surprised that reading has taken a back seat ..... for a while.
For your sake I hope that spring is short and summer sets in with much less pollen and stuff.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 11:10:04 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
Yesterday my boss asked me whether I was going to take holidays, Monday, Tues and Wed (Thurs & Fri are holidays here) when I said that my colleague/co-worker was taking the days off he said well we can talk about it tomorrow and make a decision - so today I am actually rather looking forward to going to work, days off are always a good thing :-)

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 11:10:15 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:19:42 PM PDT
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red, Amazon zapped you rather quickly with that one..
It was so funny too...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:23:10 PM PDT
It happened once before when I was still working at the Hospital..
Everybody kept telling me to go away cause the spoilers were starting..
I finished it that night but I'm not even close to finishing this one..

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 11:41:15 PM PDT
This story is why you should never, NEVER, underestimate children.

"In the U.S. Marines, doing a mock war in the Norwegian city of Trondheim with the Dutch, Germans and other allies, training in urban combat. My infantry unit was positioned in a large soccer field next to an elementary school. Keep in mind there was no actual combat, even simulated; it was mostly just practicing maneuvers and tactics. But we still looked out of place with weapons and gear, etc. It's February. In Norway. Cold as hell. Snow up to our knees. Norway obviously has no snow days, so the kids were all in school.

Anyway, so Norway has this most delicious and amazing delicacy, I have no idea what it's called, but it's basically a bacon-wrapped hot dog; we just assumed it was called Candy of the Lord. As Americans we were naturally and instantly addicted. You find them at gas stations, and there just happened to be one on the other side of the school where we were camped. A few of my fellow Marines and I requested permission to go to the gas station and we set out on our way.

We made it to right about where the main entrance of the school was, and the doors opened; school was out. There were only a few kids, probably 6 or 7 years old. Lots of talking and laughing. Gawking at us as we walked by, with our guns and huge ridiculous snow suits. One precocious little guy made shooting noises at us. We made shooting noises back.

And then someone in my group. I don't know who. God help me I don't know who...

Someone threw a snowball and hit a little girl in the leg.

And those little Norwegian children unleashed hell.

There was a shrill cry in unintelligible gibberish and the doors to the school burst open. School children flooded out like a never-ending flood of something that never ends. Screeching, smiling, sprinting - how the hell were they sprinting?? - little bastards were slinging snowballs faster than the laws of physics should allow. It was like that movie Elf. If you can imagine riding in a fast car in a snowstorm and sticking your head out the window. Now imagine the snowflakes that are hitting your face are the size of snowballs. We couldn't see a damn thing. We couldn't run. We could barely breathe. Holy hell....

We tried to return fire and threw one, maybe two half-packed, crappy snowballs that fell apart in the air, arms flailing like limp-wristed fairies. I am from Texas. We were a unit stationed in North Carolina. We were so outmatched and out of our element, it only made them laugh harder. We were cut off from our main forces. We tried to perform a flanking maneuver but they were too fast. I think some of them were throwing rocks!

As for my comrades. I could see them speed waddling in their huge suits back to camp like a messed up pair of white Teletubbies, under withering fire. Screw tactics, screw me, screw the Candy of the Lord, this was survival! I was the slow one in the group. My snow boots were too big but they were the smallest size they had at Issue darn it!!! My Marines had left me behind.

I tried pulling my hood over my head and keeping my head down. No longer content to pelt my defenseless body with ballistic snow, the enemy swarmed me and dragged me down, cackling like a pack of hyenas descending on a wildebeest. I tried to sling them off by spinning. I came out of one of my boots and fell. I began to scream and plead for them to stop but they neither understood nor gave a single Nordic damn. They literally pinned me down with about five kids on each limb. It was then that I actually thought - oh carp. I'm really in trouble. My snow-mittens were ripped off and flung into trees. They started shoving snow down my suit. Have you ever had anyone drop an ice cube down your shirt?

Well now imagine someone shoveling handfuls of ice cubes down your shirt. It literally shocked the breath out of my body.

They left me laying like a Family Guy accident victim. Moaning and screaming in the cold. Rifle packed with snow and dirt. Boot buried somewhere. They ran away laughing, jabbering in their crazy language. I lay there trying to figure out just what in the great American heck had happened."

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 12:06:14 AM PDT
OK. I have another picture to share...
These wooden Children are placed in the town square every year
during April.... They are placed there to raise awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Each one of the kids represents a abused or neglected child in Garfield County, Ok..

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 3:08:36 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 11, 2014 3:37:21 AM PDT
Get well soon wishes to KoJoLa, and thanks for opening the thread even while you are ailing.

redandwhite, what are you posting that has Amazon so upset? Glad you are looking forward to work today.

Sandy, that is a tragic image. We have been suffering from hayfever, too. The horses had yellow noses when the grasses were blooming. I hope your eyes soon feel like normal.

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 3:41:58 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
A stranger was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the stranger turned to her and said, 'Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.'

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, 'What would you like to talk about?'

'Oh, I don't know,' said the stranger. 'How about nuclear power?' and he smiles.

'OK, ' she said. 'That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first.

A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?'

The stranger, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, 'Hmmm, I have no idea.' To which the little girl replies,

'Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know manure?
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