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Free Books and Chat - Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Initial post: Feb 5, 2014 9:59:58 PM PST
Good day to you all :) Welcome to today's edition of Free Books and Chat. We love to hear about what free books you've chosen today, and the free books that you've read. We also like to chat, to celebrate with each other, and support each other!

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FB&C Start Schedule:

Kajola - Friday, February 7, Start time 11pm-1am ET
Susan - Saturday, February 8, Start time around 6am ET
Kajola - Sunday, February 9, Start time 11pm-1am ET
Elle - Monday, February 10, start time between 8-9 pm PST
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, February 11, Start time around midnight PST
Kajola - Sunday, February 16, Start time 11pm-1am ET
Elle - Monday, February 17, start time between 8-9 pm PST
Snowlady Sandy- Tuesday February 18, Start time around midnight PST
DonnaBeeGood - Saturday, February 22 Start time midnight MST
Snowlady Sandy- Tuesday February 25, Start time around midnight PST


.✿. Open Dates:

Wednesday, February 12
Thursday, February 13
Friday, February 14
Saturday, February 15
Wednesday, February 19
Thursday, February 20
Friday, February 21
Sunday, February 23
Monday, February 24
Wednesday, February 26
Thursday, February 27
Friday, February 28

Other useful information:

FB&C Group Cookbook thread:

Birthday & Anniversary List, Bio's and other important FB&C information: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Link to yesterday's thread:

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 10:04:35 PM PST
Tonight is book discussion night! Hopefully you'll have some time to drop by and and share some virtual refreshments and some lively discussion tonight. The discussion book is Louisiana Longshot (A Miss Fortune Mystery) by Jana DeLeon, and is still currently free. The discussion starts at 6:00 PT/7:00 MST/8:00CT/9:00 ET, and is scheduled to last an hour; however, comments are always welcome for as long as anyone would like to contribute. Later tonight there will be an announcement when the new discussion thread is started by TerryInTexas.
Looking foward to seeing you there!

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 10:06:24 PM PST
This cold weather is really making me feel like a road trip, but it is not in the cards. However, due to a work schedule change, I will have to work tomorrow throughout the day, but that leaves me with a 3 day weekend - yay! And just in time to get into the Olympic spirit as well. I'd welcome any healthy-ish snack suggestions to keep me occupied as I watch other people excel at physical pursuits :)

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 10:09:41 PM PST
My first snacking idea: hummus. I usually have some kind of pita bread or chips to go along with that. Perhaps I should pick up a bit of cheese and grapes to go along with that.
Unhealthy idea - I am really craving a seafood dip with some nice crackers. I'm suspecting that there are a lot of hidden or not so hidden calories in that lovely dish.

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 10:18:47 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
Hi Donna, thanks for starting us off.

I have never watched the Winter Olympics in the past but I'm hoping that they are going to be televised here so that I can watch a bit this year. You've made me "peckish" and wish I had some nice goodies to snack on at the moment.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 10:29:50 PM PST
Hi Sally. Thank you for reaching out to Oregon Fiddler. I miss her too, and hope that she joins us for chatting, even if she is done for now with free books. I enjoy her participation, and I certainly don't mind hearing about good non-free books either!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 10:35:54 PM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Donna
Thank you for the start today.
Really looking forward to popping in (after the event) and seeing what everyone has thought of the book, and of course to sample all of the wonderful goodies that Terry whips up for us, hope everyone remembers that those of us that show up late also need sustenance and hydration LOL
What good news that you are going to have a 3 day weekend - I am thrilled for you, it seems to me that you are constantly having to go to work on the weekends so that news made me happy.
I - like you - may very well tune in to the winter Olympics since as you say it is the others that are doing all the ..... exercise whilst I can sit with my feet up having snacks - so looking forward to hearing what the board can suggest for me too. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 10:39:35 PM PST
There will definitely be waffles on the menu at some point during the weekend. I think I mentioned them before, but instead of syrup on them, I put on vanilla greek yogurt and berries. Yummy!
I will be sure to make sure there are some snacks saved for you at the discussion buffet. I'm often too busy typing to partake of much myself!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 10:42:24 PM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Donna & Sally
Have to second all of that - Oregon Fiddler - miss you tons.

I have also started to cut down on my 1-clicking but am sooo enjoying the new trend here of folks telling us what they have thought about the books that I already have on my kindle and helping me to choose my next read and slim my TBR list - I also love that we are all about chatting, sharing and caring.

Need to say here that I am missing all of those who are taking a break from posting here and hope that they all come back .... soon

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 10:45:40 PM PST
redandwhite says:
For me it is already Thursday so need to say
Lenora - thinking of you, especially today. ♥

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 10:47:11 PM PST
Well folks, I am off to bed now. I'll see you all in the morning to see if there are any tempting freebies.
Stay warm!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 10:55:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2014 10:56:08 PM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Donna
Hope you don't mind but I just copied and posted your post onto the Shelfari book discussion thread - for those who don't check in here

Sleep well hope to catch you later

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 11:52:33 PM PST
I too have been cutting down on my one-clicking... Seems as though I have been checking out a lot that are yellow banners..
When I look I see that I have had them for over a year...
I'm not knocking the freebies, but I really really enjoy the friendship..This is a great bunch of people..

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 11:57:51 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
Hi Sandy, I agree, this is a great bunch of people.
I hope you are keeping warm.

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 11:59:18 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
Today's Highlight in History: (In my opinion) I confess to being a Royalist!

On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king's two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was in Kenya at the time of her father's death; she was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, at age 27.

King George VI, the second son of King George V, ascended to the throne in 1936 after his older brother, King Edward VIII, voluntarily abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. During World War II, George worked to rally the spirits of the British people by touring war zones, making a series of morale-boosting radio broadcasts (for which he overcame a speech impediment) and shunning the safety of the countryside to remain with his wife in bomb-damaged Buckingham Palace. The king's health deteriorated in 1949, but he continued to perform state duties until his death in 1952.

Queen Elizabeth, born on April 21, 1926, and known to her family as Lilibet, was groomed as a girl to succeed her father. She married a distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten, on November 20, 1947, at London's Westminster Abbey.

1911 Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill.
1933 Adolf Hitler's Third Reich begins press censorship.
1936 Adolf Hitler opens the Fourth Winter Olympics.

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 12:01:22 AM PST
Sally in SA says:

1895 George Herman "Babe" Ruth, baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Boston Braves. The first player to hit 60 home runs in one season.

1945 Bob Marley, reggae musician.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2014 12:08:05 AM PST
It is down to 7* but I am at home drinking hot tea and snuggled up with a good book...
What more could a person what on a cold winters night?

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 12:41:52 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
Well Babe Ruth would have been 119 years old today.

Now I don't know baseball...but even I know about Babe Ruth.

Famous Quotes by Babe Ruth

"The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball."

"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat."

"I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat."

"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."

"I know, but I had a better year than Hoover."
- Reported reply when a reporter objected that the salary Ruth was demanding ($80,000) was more than that of President Herbert Hoover's ($75,000)

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 12:44:10 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
Famous Quotes About Babe Ruth

"No player has held onto the nation's affection longer. George Herman 'Babe' Ruth - who mixed a batsman's steely gaze and a happy-go-lucky lifestyle - tops a USA TODAY reader's poll as the greatest sports star of all time."
- Mel Antonen (sportswriter)

"Sometimes I still can't believe what I saw. This 19-year-old kid, crude, poorly educated, only lightly brushed by the social veneer we call civilization, gradually transformed into the idol of American youth and the symbol of baseball the world over - a man loved by more people and with an intensity of feeling that perhaps has never been equalled before or since."
- Harry Hooper (teammate)

"Some 20 years ago, I stopped talking about the Babe for the simple reason that I realized that those who had never seen him didn't believe me."
- Tommy Holmes (sportswriter)

"He has created an expectation of hero worship on the part of the youth of this country, and it was a most fortunate thing that Ruth kept faith with the boyhood of America because they loved him."
- Branch Rickey (ex-Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers)

"No one hit home runs the way Babe did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings then take off for the stands."
- Lefty Gomez (teammate)

"In today's marketplace, Ruth could command a $10 million annual contract without even blinking an eye."
- Ron Shapiro (baseball agent)

"He wasn't a baseball player. He was a worldwide celebrity, an international star, the likes of which baseball has never seen since."
- Ernie Harwell (broadcaster)

"To understand him you had to understand this: he wasn't human."
- Joe Dugan (teammate)

"I've seen them; kids, men, women, worshippers all, hoping to get his name on a torn, dirty piece of paper, or hoping for a grunt of recognition when they said, 'Hi-ya, Babe.' He never let them down; not once. He was the greatest crowd pleaser of them all."
- Waite Hoyt (teammate)

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 3:23:14 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
Bob Marley - February 6, 1945 - May 11 1981

Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter Bob Marley served as a world ambassador for reggae music and sold more than 20 million records throughout his career-making him the first international superstar to emerge from the so-called Third World.

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.

You tell them things that you've never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more.

You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you.

When something wonderful happens, you can't wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement.

They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself.

Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful.

There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around.

You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are.

Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."

¯ Bob Marley

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 3:40:01 AM PST
Susan says:
Good morning all

Thanks for the start Donna :)

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 3:42:48 AM PST
Susan says:
It's cold this morning, 20 degrees and doesn't look like it will get above freezing until Sunday.
So, icy out but no more snow for now.

@Sally, love the quotes :)

Not a lot of "new", free books to post this morning.....

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 3:58:06 AM PST
Susan says:
First in the series....

A Dream of Death (Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1)

Ontario Provincial Police Detective Lincoln Munroe is coming up empty. As a serial killer terrorizes the area surrounding London, Ontario, Canada, Lincoln finds himself at a standstill waiting for the perfect killer to make his first mistake.

While the body count rises without any leads, Lincoln finds himself haunted by dreams of discovering skeletal remains in the forest beneath a bloody knife. The dreams seem to come true when Lincoln is called to Algonquin Park to assist an old colleague. There he is tasked with overseeing the excavation of human remains buried more than twenty-five years earlier; remains that will bring to the surface cold cases, a painful past and memories Lincoln had long since forgotten.

'A Dream of Death' is the first in a series of character-driven police procedurals written by a Canadian police officer.

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 3:59:03 AM PST
Susan, I got you beat.. It's 7* and we got some new snow.... Doesn't look like much though..
I sure like the snow better than ice.. If you have to go out today, be careful..

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2014 4:01:09 AM PST
Lenora says:
Thanks Red! :) Today isn't my last chemo, but it's my last 3 drug long chemo, which had the worst side effects. I will be very thankful when I'm done, 7 or 8 hours from now.
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