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Initial post: Nov 3, 2012 10:07:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2012 11:22:45 PM PDT
Courtney says:
Welcome book lovers. Join us and let your Kindle feast on free books. For some of us, this morning is an hour later. Yipee! Enjoy your 25 hour day. Maybe slip in an extra hour of reading if sleep is elusive.

Did you know:
Daylight Savings Time is not only observed in the United States and Canada. Although not as prevalently known, it is also observed in some European countries and scattered countries in the Southern Hemisphere.
Although Ben Franklin is credited with creating DST, he did not. George Vernon Hudson, a New Zealander wanted to be able to study bugs later at night.
DST became more prevalent after World War 1.

Todays Question: We have been working toward getting the Book Discussion going again. While excited to read NOT FREE RISE OF THE DRAKYN (Sword of Souls) NOT FREE a fair amount (including me) replied that fantasy is not our normal reading genre. So, what is your preferred genre? Do you have a genre you read more than others?


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Starter Schedule:

Leonard Little - Monday, November 5: start time: 12:30 am PST
Irish M - Tuesday, November 6: start time: 5-6 am EST
Ketta - Wednesday, November 7: start time 4-5am EST
Charlie-bird - Thursday, November 8 Start time: 7:00 am Central (probably earlier)
Lover of Books - Friday, Nov. 9 start time: 12:30 am PST
Kay Kay - Saturday, November 10: start time 12:30-1:30 am EST
Zoo Keeper - Sunday, November 11: start time 6:00-7:00 am EST
Leonard Little - Monday, November 12 start time: 12:30 am PST
Robb - Friday, Nov 16th: start time 11pm to Midnight pst
TnT - Saturday, Nov 17th: start time 7-8 CST at latest
Zoo Keeper - Tuesday, Nov 20th: start time 6-7 am EST

Open Dates:

Tuesday, November 13
Wednesday, November 14
Thursday, November 15
Sunday, November 18
Monday, November 19

*** Please consider volunteering to be a thread starter. ***
Choose an available day, copy/paste schedule into a post and add your info. If you'd love to start, but are unsure of how, let us know. We will happily walk you through.
Thank You!
Here is the link to yesterdays thread:

Please let me know if I missed something as this is my first open.
ETA Birthday

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 10:15:16 PM PDT
Courtney says:
On Saturday, Zoo was able to share some info for helping Breezy Point, NY one one six nine seven where our dear Elizabeth S H has been displaced.

Elizabeth said that today they were delivering mail out of a truck across from the fire station at one Fireman's Plaza. So they are at least getting the Postal Service mail in. She did not mention UPS or FedEx. That was why I thought I'd start with mail Monday and then consider a shipment from somewhere else later this week.

Would you be able to pass this information to the great people on the FB&C site?
I don't know how amazon works about putting addresses and phone numbers as a post.

I was talking to some of the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department today.
This is their wish list of some of the things they need:
Port a Potties(as we were leaving it looked like 6 were coming in)
Propane heaters
Portable showers
Flash lights
ski hats
turnout gear(used is fine because their gear is soaked and contaminated)
(While we were there a Fire company from Maryland was dropping off brand new portable radios (walkie talkies) and set it up for them. Aren't people great)
Thank you so much.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 10:22:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2012 10:25:38 PM PDT
dharts says:
Repeating this post, which I also posted in the old thread. (BTW, I hope the kid that set up this page isn't an English major. LOL Spelling error with the address is from the original page.)

Does this help? Found this link via an article on so I'm sure they checked out whether it was legit. A college student has set up this page for donations specifically for Breezy Point. It also lists this address/phone number for supplies donations:

Update: 11/2/12- For any supplies donations, they can be sent to St. Thomas Moore Church in Breezy Point. Here's there information:
20425 Rockaway Point Blvd
Breezy Point, NY 11697
Neighborhood: Breezy Point
(718) 634-6357

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 10:30:49 PM PDT
Courtney says:
Helping Marla:
Book Discussion:
The original times are 5 PM PST/6 PM MST/7 PM CST/8 PM EST. It has been suggested to move those to 6 PM PST/7 PM MST/8 PM CST/9 PM EST to help accommodate those in the middle of dinner on the west coast.

I believe Friday, December 7 was winning over Tuesday, December 4 last time we heard, and I don't know when voting will close, so please be sure to speak up if you have a preference.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 10:50:32 PM PDT
robb says:
Welcome Courtney :)

Had to stop and think - a hardship when having to do both.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 10:55:47 PM PDT
Leo Little says:
great start and Question...While fantasy is my favorite, I have enjoyed books from a variety of genres including Sci Fi Thrillers biographies crime...and even romance.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 11:07:31 PM PDT
Janine says:
Courtney great start nice name prefer romance historical especially and mystery.
Thanks to Robb's list see it is Anne's birthday so happy birthday hope you have a lovely day here is one of the first real spring days nice warm weather and blue sky's.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 11:14:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2012 11:22:57 PM PDT
Courtney says:
Shoot! I knew I forgot to check something. Happy birthday Ann! Glad to know my name has changed officially. It was still Home Cook yesterday.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 11:30:44 PM PDT
Leo Little says:
My computer still shows home cook...

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 11:41:20 PM PDT
Tyger0902 says:
Hmm I don't have a favorite genre. I'm a genre slut as I jump around from genre to genre. For years I just read mysteries (any sub) and adventure and a little paranormal (Kay Hooper). When I got my Kindle over 2 yrs ago my reading taste have expanded to scifi, fantasy, back to romance, more heavily into paranormal, and back into horror, ya, amish and some christian fiction (nothing too heavy). I think this is why I have so many books plus I also get books my dad would like (westerns, war, mystery (I'll read), suspense/thrillers (I'll read).

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 1:28:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 7:23:12 AM PST
robb says:
Please check it over to make sure you are
1) on the list if you want to be
2) Your birthday and / or Anniversary are correct
3) August still seems to be winning

01 - D Beck (Dar) - BD
05 - Pat McGloghlon - BD
07 - Josie - BD
11 - BubbaK: Kelly - Ann
15 - Red Rose - Ann
29 - A. Mitchell - Ann

04 - Red Rose - BD
12 - dharts - BD
16 - LKS - Ann
17 - juleegee - Ann
17 - robin killingbeck - BD
24 - Zoo Keeper - Ann
28 - SDR Marla - BD
28 - Kathy - BD

02 - Elizabeth S H - BD
02 - Robb - Ann
08 - B England (Brenda) - BD
31 - JoJoPALS - BD

03 - westcoaster - BD
03 - MaryAnn - BD
10 - Courtney - Ann
18 - Ingrid - Ann
21 - Kay Kay - BD
27 - Robb - BD
28 - Mo - BD

02 - KY Bk Addict - BD
17 - Terry B in ME
18 - LOB - BD
20 - OregonDreamer (Marilyn) - Ann
22 - Becky - Ann
30 - Grammiam - BD

02 - Kindlana - BD
14 - OregonFiddler - BD
14 - Linda B - BD
22 - Walklvr - BD
27 - B England (Brenda) - ANN
29 - Barbara - BD
29 - S King - BD

01 - Beeming Thanks (BMW) - BD
05 - Kindlana - Ann
10 - Suze - BD
18 - LKS - BD
24 - JD - BD
28 - Nospin - BD

02 - OregonFiddler - Ann
04 - Panger - BD
07 - Leo - Ann
08 - Ingrid - BD
08 - Scary Sandy Shops - BD
09 - Rocky the Book Worm - BD
10 - BJ - BD
13 - A. Mitchell - BD
13 - juleegee - BD
14 - elainb - ANN
15 - DonnaBeeGood - ANN
20 - Zoo Keeper - BD
23 - TerryInTexas - BD
23 - Grammiam - Ann
24 - MamaSody - Ann
29 - C-Bird - BD

02 - Tyger0902 - BD
02 - MaryAnn - ANN
04 - Kajola (Kathy) - BD
20 - fourthdaymom - Ann
21 - Becky - BD
23 - Celestial Kitty Wanted a Pony; Got Cthulhu - BD
26 - booknuts - BD
27 - MamaSody - BD

01 - fourthdaymom - BD
05 - A Adams - BD
05 - isanythingopen - BD
07 - Suze - Ann
15 - Kajola (Kathy) - Ann
17 - Courtney - BD
19 - Mrs Snoopy Landcaster - BD
20 - LOB - Ann
21 - *~Aimee~* - BD
22 - *~Aimee~* - ANN
24 - SDR Marla - Ann
27 - Irish M - BD
27 - OregonDreamer (Marilyn) - BD

04 - Ann - BD
10 - Ketta - BD
10 - elaineb - BD
16 - Leo - BD
17 - DesertSkys - BD
17 - CruisenreaderMamaw - BD
18 - DonnaBeGood - BD
19 - BubbaK: Kelly - BD
24 - Janine - BD
30 - Avid Reader (Liz) - BD

15 - MelissaShaw - BD
17 - Janine - Ann

Aroura: my birthday was yesterday november 3rd

whoops Nov 23

TiUTiger Birthday Oct 6 Anniversary Dec 26 (42nd coming up)

seedlady my bd is jan. 29th

bethcross Nov 19 (And no pressure to gift!!!!!!)

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 1:29:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2012 6:05:46 AM PST
robb says:
Just asking
Overtime? checked in. Is pondering.

Any one else?

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 1:44:14 AM PDT
robb says:
SciFi and fantasy for me.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 1:52:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2012 1:53:03 AM PDT
Ketta says:
Courtney, nice start, thank you. I'm a big fan of historical fiction, fantasies, mysteries, and paranormal stuff (witches, vamps, weres, not so much zombies). I'll also read history, thrillers/suspense, sci-fi, romance and humor. I have little patience for poetry and sad stories that usually get labeled contemporary fiction.

From my wishlist:
Scofflaw Blues (Jules Landau Detective Series)
Begin with a murdered parking officer, the alleged victim of a lunatic towed one too many times. Add a bizarre client with a pile of cash who knows more than he's willing to admit. Throw in a fanatical tabloid journalist on the scent of an epic scandal. Blend in handfuls of apathetic cops, greedy politicians, corporate corruption, Russian mafia, conveniently dead witnesses, and then top it off with the victim's lovely niece. Mix thoroughly to create a perplexing murder case for Chicago private eye Jules Landau.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 4:02:39 AM PST
Rose Red says:
Good morning everyone, Thank you Courtney for starting the thread.

I hope everyone remembered to set their clocks back. I woke up early this morning, I hate to do that when I don't have anything to do.

In the list Elizabeth gave she didn't mention food. I thought they could use foods that don't require heat like granola bars, nuts, peanut butter and cheese crackers, like the ones Lance makes. Foods that are a grab and go type of thing.

I am still unsure of the delivery of our items. I went to the USPS, FedEx and UPS sites and they are warning of delays and said that items would be held at their center if they couldn't be delivered. This is what FedEx said, If you are shipping items like generators, matches/lighters, batteries, propane, or hand sanitizer to loved ones, please be aware that some items may be considered dangerous goods or hazardous materials and require special handling and paperwork.

Some of the things Elizabeth mentioned won't get through. Please post if anyone finds out anything.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 4:49:37 AM PST
Suze says:
Thanks Robb for updating the birthday keeps growing and growing!

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 4:52:47 AM PST
*~Aimee~* says:
Sunday, November 4th 2012, 03:55 AM PST (269)

Good Morning everyone. Hope all have had a wonderful night and pain-free so they could sleep. If it is daytime where you are - hope it is going great!

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 4:52:50 AM PST
Suze says:
Hi Courtney,

Love the new name! Thanks for starting today and all the additional info to help the Breezy Pt. residents.

I love a good story and will read any genre that has one.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 5:21:19 AM PST
Linda B says:
Sci-fi, especially well written short stories, would be my number one genre followed by pretty much anything else except romance novels.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 5:36:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2012 5:37:37 AM PST
Great start Courtney:)

I go through phases. I used to read a lot of romance, bodice rippers, sci fi, fantasy, horror, biography, travel, pretty much all genres. Now I find myself drifting to fantasy and paranormal, and cozies. I don't care for the big biotech spy mysteries like Clancy, but more like Murder she wrote or the Faith fairchild mysteries.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 5:55:41 AM PST
robb says:
I am jealous. I searched for some Ascii graphics that would work. The only one I found was the bunny rabbit. So I am going to steal the graphics.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 5:56:24 AM PST
Overtime says:

You're a good one to inquire about my birthday but I don't celebrate it. Thank you anyway.

One of my parents had a birthday on a major holiday and the other parent didn't celebrate birthdays much. Our family was large and little birthday's just happened all the time - so many in December. As a small child, I mistakenly thought we just started celebrating Christmas early and a little longer than everyone else. The fun really was all month.

When I attended college, I was shocked about how everyone celebrated birthdays.

YOU would be shocked about how much trouble anyone can get into if you forget the significant other birthday. I know I was when I did it! Trying to explain was difficult and quite pointless.

How does everyone celebrate birthdays?

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 5:59:02 AM PST
B.J. says:
Good morning. Great start Courtney, and I love it that this group is so willing, caring, and generous to those who need help. Someone asked about blankets yesterday. I was director of a Red Cross unit for a few years, so I think I can be pretty safe in assuring everyone they probably do have lots of blankets.

When I was there during disasters, this was pretty much the situation: If any stores were left in the local area to purchase all these supplies, the best use was made with cash. Also, most stores/companies were willing to lower prices for victims, therefore getting more for their available money. As everyone is discussing, delivery was always a problem, as well as getting the correct supplies to the correct people. You can be sure there are scams already circulating, so be very careful. Since Elizabeth trusts the fire department, I'm sure that's fine. Also, the Salvation Army is a wonderful organization, with a very high percentage of donations actually reaching the people who need it. Most other organizations take a large chunk of the donations for operating and salary expenses, even if volunteers handle the work.

Having said all that, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. A lot of the supplies requested are probably not available to purchase locally at this time. Cleaning supplies are probably not needed immediately because there's nothing to clean, but they will be as people return to their homes. I also posted an email on my profile, if needed.


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 6:04:02 AM PST
robb says:
Thank you for the input. So we can either ignore you or I can have you "share" a birthday with D Beck who starts out the new year on Jan 1. :)
And Bailey. We decided on that date because we didn't know when he was born.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 6:28:44 AM PST
Thank you for the great start Courtney (and thanks for telling me your old name cause I was scratching my head).

Happy, happy birthday to Ann.

I would be very surprised if the USPS is delivering packages. I would suspect that only First Class mail is being distributed - and probably on a sporadic basis. To me the best solution is still if Elizabeth would accept gift cards and distribute them to those she sees in need. She would still be giving and not receiving so I hope she will consider this.
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