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Initial post: Jul 13, 2014 12:06:53 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Welcome to FREE Books and Chat - Sunday 13th July, 2014
I invite you pull up a comfy chair and come in and chat with us awhile, and help this to be a really wonderful

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╰♥.☆.♥╮Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust

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Business before pleasure:


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Posted on Jul 13, 2014 12:09:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2014 12:23:28 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
★★ Links To Free Book Resources ★★
(customisable -Top Left "Found free since" and Top right "View Genres" click "Pick from a list" )
(use the dropdown menu at the top to find other categories of Fiction as well as Non-Fiction)
Gizmo's Freeware: List of freebie sites
Search Engine: After the search populates, I sort by publication date to find the new freebies.
To Search Amazon directly for Freebies:,p_36:0-0,p_15=&hidden-keywords=-domain
In left-hand column, selections for genres can be made.
To find Amazon Best Sellers in Kindle eBooks Top 100 Free
In lefthand column, selections for genres can be made.

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.



╰❈╮ If the conversation is not your thing please visit the thread: Freebie Books - Links Only - No Self Promotion III

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

★☆★ Everything FB&C

╰❈╮ Bios / Birthdays and Anniversaries / Starter Template / States - abbreviations and time zones / Slang / How To Link and more:

╰♥.☆.♥╮ FB&C Book Discussion is on summer vacation ╰♥.☆.♥╮


╰❈╮Link To Yesterday's Thread (Free Books and Chat - Saturday, July 12, 2014) . . .


Posted on Jul 13, 2014 12:10:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2014 12:55:57 AM PDT
redandwhite says:

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★☆★ FB&C Start Schedule . . . - Monday July 14 - start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday July 15 - start around midnight PDT
GuyaneseBajan - Wednesday July 16
PlaysInTheDirt - Thursday July 17 - start time, who knows? Dictated by sleep disorders.
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, July 18- - start around midnight PDT
Susan - Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20 - start time around 9-10 EDT. - Monday July 21 - start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, July 22 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, July 25 - start around midnight PDT - Monday, July 28 - start time around 9-10 EDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, July 29 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, August 1 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, August 5 - start around midnight PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Friday, August 8 - start around midnight PDT

.✿. Open Dates:

Wednesday, July 23
Thursday, July 24
Saturday, July 26
Sunday July 27
Wednesday, July 30
Thursday, July 31


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

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Posted on Jul 13, 2014 12:10:38 AM PDT
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So if today is your special day, please speak up and let us know.
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Posted on Jul 13, 2014 12:11:20 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
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╰♥.☆.♥╮ Today Is: French Fries Day

Whether you call them `French Fries', `Chips', Finger Chips, or French-Fried Potatoes, this delicious treat is loved around the world, and French Fries day celebrates them.Not to be confused with the American `Chips', which are thinly sliced pieces of potato fried until crisp, French Fries are the delicious result of `batons' of potato cut to various thicknesses and then fried in oil.The outside of this staple companion food to hamburgers and other grease-ball favorites generally have a golden texture, varying from soft to crispy, and most often served with little more than a dusting of salt.

History of the French Fry
French Fries are one of many foods whose name is most misleading, as the origins of this fat fried food seem to be in Belgium. The story of their creation can be found in a family manuscript dated 1781, which reveals that potatoes were originally cut into the shape of fish and served in lieu of the fish normally caught in a series of small villages in Belgium.It seems the river had frozen over and the fish they normally caught and fried were unable to be caught.

Why they're called French is often attributed to troops coming over during World War I who got their hands on Belgian Fries.The official language of the Belgian army at that time was French, and as a result the men thought they were in France rather than Belgium.Interestingly, in that region of the world, they are still called "Flemish Fries" to further complicate matters.Now these treats are loved the world round, even becoming the `national snack' of the Netherlands.

How to Celebrate French Fries Day
With the popularity of French Fry, it's not surprising that the world has come up with as many different varieties of this delicious food as you could imagine.So one of the best ways to celebrate French Fries Day is to host a party dedicated to celebrating the international menu the fried potato has created.The simplest variation is simply to put chopped raw onions in some ketchup, and eat them up like they do in the Netherlands.For the more adventurous, try some of the varieties below!

Canadian Poutine
This recipe is a classic way to have French Fries, originating in Canada.This dish is incredibly decadent, combining the crispy soft texture of the French Fries with a rich beef gravy, and topped with cheese curds.

American Bacon Cheeseburger Classic
There is little Americans love more than to add cheese and bacon to just about anything.French fries are no exception, there is little that is as well-loved as a rich, greasy accompaniment to any meal.To make this classic you start with a basic of fries, and layer on bacon, chopped onions, cheese, and ground hamburger before tossing them in the oven just long enough for everything to get melty. Then grab a handful and dig in!

Greek French Fries
The Mediterranean rarely fail at making an already delicious food rich and full of the smells of home.If you love the classic Greek flavors of parmigiano-reggiano or romano cheese, garlic, and oregano, then these fries are going to leave you smiling.The key ingredients here are Extra Virgin Olive Oil to fry them in, after which you toss them in garlic salt, Greek Oregano, and your choice of cheese such as those mentioned ahead.To get the full impact you're going to want to stick to the white crumbly cheese of the region, the truly adventurous might use Mazithra cheese.

These are a few dishes that can help enhance French Fries Day, and really bring out the amazing versatility of this centuries old treat.So get out your deep frier, chop up some potatoes, and celebrate French Fries Day by eating yourself into a starch filled stupor!

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Posted on Jul 13, 2014 12:12:09 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
After all the chat and the videos of mocking birds and parrots in the Bronx yesterday perhaps this is a little appropriate

The Magician and the Parrot

A magician worked on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The audience would be different each week, so the magician did the same tricks each week. However, there was a problem - the captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick. Once he understood, he started shouting out the secrets in the middle of the show:

"Look, it's not the same hat."

"Look, he is hiding the flowers under the table."

"Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades?"

The magician was furious but couldn't do anything; it was, after all, the captain's parrot.

One day the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself, with the parrot, adrift on a piece of wood in the middle of the ocean.

They stared at each other with hatred, but did not utter a word. This went on for a day, then another, and another.

Finally, after a week the parrot said, "OK, I give up. Where the heck is the boat?"

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 12:43:01 AM PDT
Good Morning red, Thanks for getting us started today..
Any plans for the day?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 12:52:55 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hi Sandy
Well I was hoping to have been able to take my kindle out into our yard and do some reading, but some of that rain from Mexico has escaped and is landing out there right now, so I think that today will be an indoor day for me.
How are you feeling ?

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 1:29:08 AM PDT
A bit better...
I'm going to head for bed before very long..

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 1:30:33 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Since it is Sunday .... simple questions, good answers and impressive preacher impersonation - enjoy

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 1:58:47 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
I do hope that you get to have a good long sleep and wake totally refreshed.
Presuming that Sunday is a work day for you - don't push yourself to hard

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 1:59:15 AM PDT
Red, sorry to hear it is raining in your corner of the world today. Thank you for the delightful start, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Sandy, I am sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I was hoping it would quickly pass for you but from the sounds of things it's persisting. I hope you can get some rest and relaxation before your next shift : )

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 2:01:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2014 2:02:02 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Cat
Goodness if I am correct it is only 5 am where you are, very early to be up, hope that it is not because you are having difficulty sleeping - hope that you have a good day today

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 2:24:18 AM PDT
Red - oh yes... I think I slept for all of about 2 1/2 hours. I have been checking in off and on to see when you might pop in. The prescription pain meds are helpful, but I had to take the maximum dose before bed last night and that has brought on side effects disruptive to sleep. So I think I will only take that level during the day now that I know this happens. It's been a great chance to prepare my start for tonight since I didn't get to it yesterday. The other thing that hasn't helped is my ex has been allowing my beloved black cat out when he takes a walk outside twice a day. BC usually comes back fairly quickly but he's been gone for over 20 hours now and I am getting very concerned. The remaining cat has been upset about it since before dinner last night and I found her sitting at the sliding glass door twice watching for him while I have been up overnight.

I am going to lay my head down in just a couple minutes and try to sleep for a couple more hours... I'll be back later on : )

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 2:41:52 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Cat
How worrisome for you about black cat, I expect that he is feeling the changed atmosphere in the house since you have been sick and laid up a lot, I am sure that he will be back soon, perhaps on his next walk outside your ex could be asked to remember to call out to him.
I do hope that you manage to get some sleep, it is so important for you and healing too ❤

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 2:51:03 AM PDT
Karl says:
Good morning red

Polite Way to Call Someone a Bastard -

A guy was getting ready to tee off on the first hole when a second golfer approached and asked if he could join him. The first said that he usually played alone, but agreed to the twosome.

They were even after the first few holes. The second guy said, "We're about evenly matched, how about playing for five bucks a hole?" The first guy said that he wasn't much for betting, but agreed to the terms.

The second guy won the remaining sixteen holes with ease.

As they were walking off number eighteen, the second guy was busy counting his $80.00. He confessed that he was the pro at a neighboring course and liked to pick on suckers. The first fellow revealed that he was the Parish Priest.

The pro was flustered and apologetic, offering to return the money. The Priest said, "You won fair and square and I was foolish to bet with you. You keep your winnings."

The pro said, "Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?"

The Priest said, "Well, you could come to Mass on Sunday and make a donation. And, if you want to bring your mother and father along, I'll marry them."

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 3:04:36 AM PDT
This reminds me of Terry..

Hope all is well with you..

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 3:22:58 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Karl
Nice one - do you play golf ?
Is it still raining with you ? I do hope you and your house are keeping dry, though I do wonder how your garden copes with all that rain

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 3:25:19 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
I seem to remember her telling us about that app for the cats, it is rather a while since we have heard from her, and agree I also hope she is well and possibly off having a wonderful holiday right now.

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 3:34:24 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Just had to 1-click this

Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

From the best-selling author of Crossing Oceans comes a heartrending yet uplifting story of friendship and redemption. On the cusp of adulthood, eighteen-year-old Penny Carson is swept off her feet by a handsome farmhand with a confident swagger. Though Trent Taylor seems like Prince Charming and offers an escape from her one-stop-sign town, Penny's happily-ever-after lasts no longer than their breakneck courtship. Before the ink even dries on their marriage certificate, he hits her for the first time. It isn't the last, yet the bruises that can't be seen are the most painful of all.

When Trent is injured in a welding accident and his paycheck stops, he has no choice but to finally allow Penny to take a job cleaning houses. Here she meets two women from very different worlds who will teach her to live and laugh again, and lend her their backbones just long enough for her to find her own.

Editorial Reviews
Best Books of 2013: Library Journal
2014 INSPY Winner
ECPA Book of the Year Finalist
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Finalist
Southern Indie Booksellers Alliance OKRA Pick
Southern Literary Review Read of the Month: "Wings of Glass proves Gina Holmes's mettle as an author. This a solid novel, for Holmes has deftly handled a story about domestic violence that is both heart-wrenching and endearing at the same time."
Wings of Glass is a powerful, can't-put-down novel, so real that it reads like a memoir. (Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 3:39:15 AM PDT
Karl says:
No golf for me since college for credit, just couldn't get interested. Have friends that are though. Garden doing great, lots of things in bloom now. Just purchased a couple of Plumeria trees to plant. Rains pretty much in the evening hours, though that video was from a daytime rain.

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 4:20:31 AM PDT
Good morning, red, cat, Tip and Karl!

I really didn't need to know that today is French Fry Day. Fries have been one of my major food groups my whole life, and perhaps the hardest food for me to resist. They have no place on my diet, but I think I will have to drag out my fryer and toss some in the hot oil . . . I'm not sure I trust anyone who doesn't like fries.

Last night, I dreamed of FB&C . . . I was knitting a blanket for the Pine Ridge Reservation, and Brenda popped in as she was going to take it for me, I went to buy more wool for the project and the yarn store was also trying to sell horses. Mr. Dirt asked me if I wanted to buy another one (so would not happen IRL!). I've forgotten how many FB&Cers were there, but my dream was heavily populated with my newer online friends as well as some of my older ones. Dreams are so bizarre!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 4:48:06 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Plays
Oh I am so sorry for tempting you with fries, but I was totally at a loss to find just something for my start and it was all I could find - I have a love/hate relationship with them too ;-)
Since you have now met lots of us in your dream then I presume that real ID photos are not necessary (and for that I am personally really thankful) now I want to know - did you buy another horse ?

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 4:49:21 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Warned Off (The Eddie Malloy Series Book 1) by Richard Pitman

Warned Off
From Champion Jockey at 22 to down-and-out at 27, Eddie Malloy is bitter and desolate, reduced to living in an ancient caravan working for a tyrannical horse dealer. Estranged from his family and the sport he loves, Eddie cannot forget or forgive the racing authorities for believing false allegations of horse doping against him which robbed him of his riding licence.

With another miserable Christmas looming, Eddie's discovery of murder victim Danny Gordon in the racing capital of Newmarket offers him a perilous path to the resurrection of his career. He must balance that ultimate reward against the risk of becoming a victim of Gordon's ruthless killers.
Warned Off was first published by Hodder & Stoughton. Here is a flavour of the press reviews from the print edition:

`It's a racing certainty that Warned Off will offer a challenge to Dick Francis. It's packed with authentic dialogue and characters.' Today

`A very professional racing thriller ... lots of rough stuff, plenty of racing background and action all mixed up with a love interest combine to provide a fast-moving story.' Publishing News

`The plot is from the racing stockpot ... fast and violent.' The Times

Written by ex-top jockey and BBC commentator Richard Pitman and racing journalist Joe McNally, Warned Off is the first in the series of 6 mystery crime thrillers by the duo.

Warned Off sees the debut of Eddie Malloy, who features in 5 of Richard and Joe's novels. The book has been rewritten and moves along at an even faster pace now.

We hope you enjoy Warned Off which also contains an excerpt from book two in the Eddie Malloy series, Hunted.
Richard and Joe

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 5:00:04 AM PDT
red, you are forgiven just as you are forgiven for tempting me to click on yet another book . . . I'm the one who lacks will power!

As far as the photos, well, I would love them of course. The only ones I'd recognize from my dream were the horses, a pair of draft horses hitched to a wagon and a Palomino pony that the yarn store owners wanted me to buy. I was very sensible in my dreams, and refused to go over and pet her because I knew I couldn't afford another horse. Mr. Dirt kept asking me if I was sure I didn't want the horse. Well, of course I wanted her . . . but I knew buying her was not sensible so I didn't. HE didn't want me to buy more yarn, saying I could always get it later if I needed it, and I kept trying to explain to him that I could return it if I didn't use it but I needed to match dye lots so it would be best to get it while I could. The yarn -- at something less than $9 a skein -- was too expensive, but the horse -- at $2,500 -- was not. Yeah. Like THAT would ever happen.
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