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Initial post: Jun 27, 2014 3:03:13 AM PDT
Welcome to Free Books and Chat for Friday, June 27, 2014.

I hope that everybody has a chance to drop by and sit for a spell..
That goes for lurkers as well as our regular posters.. We do LOVE to make new friends.....

Now, down to business....

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

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Posted on Jun 27, 2014 3:04:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2014 3:24:17 AM PDT

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Susan - Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29, start time - 10 pm or 6 am EDT
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Snowlady Sandy - Friday July 4
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday July 8

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Sunday July 6
Monday July 7
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Posted on Jun 27, 2014 3:04:47 AM PDT

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(¸.*´(¸.*´ (¸.*¨¯`* ♥ Book Discussion....

We take the summer off so we will post a nomination thread in Sept. to decide the book for Oct....

"A good book can take you anywhere, anytime"... Ann Key

Found another quote that I like.....

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." Jackie Kennedy

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 3:13:21 AM PDT
On this date in 1880 Helen Keller was born......
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.[1][2] The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth.

A prolific author, Keller was well-travelled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, and other radical left causes. She was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1971.[3]

Some of her work.....
The Story of my life; with her letters (1887-1901) and a supplementary account of her education, including passages from the reports and letters of her ... Anne Mansfield Sullivan, by John Albert Macy

The World I Live In

Optimism An Essay

The Song of the Stone Wall

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 3:51:39 AM PDT
Karl says:
Good morning to all. Just a quick hello. To all who have Kindle Fires, Amazon has 100 paid apps free today and tomorrow. Some winners / some not. I've been waiting for Room 2 to be free and today was my lucky day. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=amb_link_422949222_2?ie=UTF8&hidden-keywords=B009Y6OIWC%7CB0097GVJWQ%7CB0070DOHQS%7CB00CH1DJ9O%7CB00IEBE7GK%7CB00FQVMMQS%7CB004SRWW0C%7CB00IK1NTCW%7CB004Y1WCDE%7CB0067R0APK%7CB007QXWV1U%7CB00JQG4KHI%7CB007JM4CWY%7CB004TTMYQG%7CB005EHQGTS%7CB007L7JY3Y%7CB00BUVPIRS%7CB0064SHI9I%7CB00BJ7PY86%7CB004UB9SKS%7CB00ITTUR1Q%7CB004T6IBNY%7CB00GZHM4VA%7CB00B2WV3JC%7CB004GYVYV0%7CB005MKC9SE%7CB004XQYBA2%7CB00HAPRVWS%7CB00INC0ENU%7CB00COQTZLS%7CB00AJJUJ2Q&page=1&rh=n%3A2350149011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-top-1&pf_rd_r=04DQ7W0NTGBMT15TRE8G&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1839140402&pf_rd_i=2350149011

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 3:55:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2014 3:56:52 AM PDT
Good morning, to the U.S. crew and good day to those on the other side of the globe! Sandy, thanks for hosting us today. I don't always remember to post my thanks to the starters but I do always feel thankful.

Count me among those who needed translations of remmies and zimmers, although I now recall encountering zimmer frame in books and figuring out from the context that it was a walker.

I was always fascinated by Helen Keller's story -- hers was one of the first biographies I read during an age when I read every single one on the shelves of my elementary school library and many on the shelves of the local branch library -- but at the same time her story left me with a fear that I would lose my vision. It didn't help when I contracted scarlet fever, the infection that robbed her of her sight and her hearing and began my experience with allergic reactions. The family doctor had to assure me that I would not lose my sight and hearing because antibiotics would prevent me from getting so ill. I think I trusted him, but I was left with a lingering fear . . .

And that's one of the reasons I love it when kathy posts about Carson. It reassures me to hear how well people like Helen Keller and Carson and others of my acquaintance cope with loss of vision, and this weakens the fear. But the two women -- Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller -- are among the women I've long admired.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2014 4:11:41 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
Thank you for the start today, and re-acquainting me with Helen Keller, I read her biography when I was young and was incredibly impressed with her, still am, so I think that when I get home I will take a look at those links you have given us - thank you for that.

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 4:15:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2014 4:16:42 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
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. . . .Happy Anniversary B. England
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Posted on Jun 27, 2014 4:19:41 AM PDT
From me, too:

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. . . .Happy Anniversary B. England
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Posted on Jun 27, 2014 5:14:30 AM PDT
Thanks Sandy....I like your new quote by Jackie Kennedy.

Thanks also to Tipp for your starts and everyone else who gives of their time and effort to start this special thread!

´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯` FRIDAY QUESTION´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯`

When you get some "relaxing time", where is your favorite place during the summer to read a book you can't wait to get back to?? Any special snack or cold drink?? 🍹🍸🌞

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 5:24:07 AM PDT
In my uncle's cast-off recliner, now mine since he is using Dad's old lift-chair, next to my portable air-conditioner, with a glass of cran-cherry lemonade. But, I've always wanted a comfy window seat lined with a thickly cushioned pad where I could curl up with a good book and a sleepy cat (and without the tropical heat and humidity).

Thanks, Suze. I look forward to Fridays and your questions.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2014 5:58:55 AM PDT
Karl - thanks for the link - I opened it but only 31 apps showed up as free :( even still i happily one-clicked LOL

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 6:01:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2014 6:07:57 AM PDT
Good morning everyone!

Sandy - thanks for the great start! I love Helen Keller

Suze - great Friday question - when I was growing up I loved to go down behind the Trinity Church on Van Cleef lake and read - our town library was right next door so it was very convenient!

Now, I enjoy sitting on my sun porch with a cold beverage and nuts for a snack.

Happy Anniversary B. England!

Good morning Plays !

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2014 6:09:51 AM PDT
Karl says:
GG 01106 - Look on their home page for Apps. On mine they have two colorful banners, one at the very top and one on the right side for 100 paid apps for free. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 6:13:17 AM PDT
Sally in SA says:
Thanks for the start Sandy. Wonderful women, both Ann Sullivan and Helen Keller.

My favorite place to relax has to be on my lilo, floating on the pool with a nice cold "something to drink" and that good book. I only read my kindle lying on a beach recliner and a DTB on the lilo in case it gets wet. Perhaps I need to buy that waterproof cover for summer.

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 6:15:45 AM PDT
Sally in SA says:
Happy anniversary B England.

Have you decided what you are going to be doing in the future regarding perhaps moving?

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 6:45:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2014 6:46:26 AM PDT
KaJoLa says:
Another free book opportunity good until June 29th. This one is for a select YA book when you sign up for the Teen & Young Adult Newsletter:

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Posted on Jun 27, 2014 8:37:08 AM PDT
WYRudolph says:
Good morning everyone!

Happy Anniversary B. England!! Have an amazing day! How many years are you celebrating?

Cold Fear Mystery/Thriller

In the remote, rugged corner of Montana's Glacier National Park known as the Devil's Grasp, little Paige Baker of San Francisco disappears with her dog, Kobee, while on a camping trip with her family; or so her mother and father have told authorities.

A multi-agency task force launches a massive search as Paige fights to survive in the wilderness. Time hammers against her and soon the nation is gripped by the life-and-death drama.

Secretly, behind the scenes, the FBI grows suspicious of Paige's parents. Their recent history and disturbing evidence links them to a horrible secret from the past.

Friday's question: It seems that I have so little time to read that I will read just about anywhere lol I have found that I can't read in the car anymore, it just gives me a headache. :(

I'm about half way through Toward Night's End.

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 9:15:40 AM PDT
Sandy, thank you for today's start and the information about Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. The Miracle Worker always left an impression with me.

Happy Anniversary B England!! Wishing you many more!

Friday's question: I'll curl up in recliner or on sofa with a cold beverage and read away.

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 9:40:24 AM PDT
Good morning all :)


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(¸.*´(¸.*´ (¸.*¨¯`* ♥ FB&C Start Schedule:

Susan - Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29, start time - 10 pm or 6 am EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday July 1
DonnaBeeGood - Wednesday/Thursday July 2 & 3 - start time midnightish July 2
Snowlady Sandy - Friday July 4
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday July 8

¤.¸.* Open Dates *.¸.¤

Monday, June 30
Saturday July 5
Sunday July 6
Monday July 7
Wednesday July 9
Thursday July 10
Friday, July 11
Saturday, July 12
Sunday, July 13

⊱✿⊰ ~~~ NEW THREAD STARTERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ~~~ ⊱✿⊰

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

We will help you through it!

Thank you for today's start, Sandy. Happy Anniversary B. England!
Favorite place to read: love reading on holidays on a beach, or in a garden, or on an airplane, or in an airport. But, with real life, likely my favorite place to read is tucked into bed, knowing that when I'm done reading for the night I get to rest up and recharge for the next day.

From my watchlist:
Forever Love (Volume 3) (Now & Forever) - Melissa Johns - Romance
Secret of the Crystal - Omnibus Edition Books 1-3 (Time Travel Adventure) - Brian K. Larson - SF/Fantasy

Other picks this morning:
The Miseducation Of Peter Salavant: A Thriller - Jonn October - Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
The Last Day - Emily Organ - Contemporary Fiction
Sex, Lies & Llamas - Nikki Ashton - Romantic Comedy
walking to the sun - Denis O'Brien - Historical Fiction
Death or Bounty - I. J. Parnham - Action/Adventure
Dark and Deep (The Settlement Book 1) - Katharine Tree - Contemporary Romance
Hero without a Name - Monica Murray - Action/Adventure
Finding Julian - Shane Morgan - Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 9:45:27 AM PDT
Lenora says:
Popping my head in to let you know I'm thinking of you all. :) Thanks for starting, Sandy and Happy Anniversary B. England! :) I'm very tired after chemo and the trip to the store yesterday. I'm doing ok, though.

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 9:53:50 AM PDT
Magnolio Palomino had his lesson (too hot to misbehave, but he wasn't so inclined anyway), and we both got showers. Only, mine got hurried because I could barely catch my breath . . . and I hadn't even been riding (or carrying a rider). I'm back in front of my little portable air-conditioner, with the door to my room nearly closed so I can be selfish with my cold air, and I ain't moving.

Sally, yes, you will have to get one of those waterproof cases. I haven't been able to subject mine to the real test -- taking it out to the pool or into a bubble bath -- but I did slip my Fire inside and read through it. Works just great. With two sturdy zip-seals plus a fold-over snap closure, it looks like it really would protect Kindles in the event of an aqua disaster. I don't intend to dunk mine to find out, although someone did post photos of theirs submerged, but I am willing to risk reading in the pool or tub.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2014 10:24:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2014 10:28:00 AM PDT
KaJoLa says:
***Happy Anniversary B. England***

Friday question response - I like to read outside in a nice shady spot (unless it is just too hot or too buggy). I enjoy a big glass of ice water with fresh lemon slices. Favorite summertime snack would be fresh fruit, especially melon or citrus.

I will take the start on Monday:

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Susan - Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29, start time - 10 pm or 6 am EDT
Kajola - Monday, June 30, start time: 11PM-1AM EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday July 1
DonnaBeeGood - Wednesday/Thursday July 2 & 3 - start time midnightish July 2
Snowlady Sandy - Friday July 4
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday July 8

¤.¸.* Open Dates *.¸.¤

Saturday July 5
Sunday July 6
Monday July 7
Wednesday July 9
Thursday July 10
Friday, July 11
Saturday, July 12
Sunday, July 13

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 10:43:17 AM PDT
WYRudolph says:
Saving Grace (Katie & Annalise Book 1)
Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously during a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. She flees Texas for the Caribbean and escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a wicked Bloody Mary habit, but ends up trading one set of problems for another when she begins to investigate the suspicious deaths of her parents on the island of St. Marcos. She's bewitched by the voodoo spirit of an abandoned house in the rainforest and discovers that she's as much a danger to herself as the island's bad guys are.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2014 10:57:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2014 11:01:12 AM PDT
WYRenegade posted Cold Fear
I loved this book...
I have read several from this author since then..
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