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Initial post: Feb 8, 2014 9:03:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2014 12:46:08 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
Welcome to Free Books and Chat (FB&C) -Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
Thanks for stopping by friends!


February 7 - February 23

On the schedule today in Sochi, Russia:
biathlon, ice hockey, luge, skiing, snowboarding, figure skating and ski jumping


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Posted on Feb 8, 2014 9:05:08 PM PST
KaJoLa says:

1969: First test flight of the Boeing 747

1965: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam
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1964: The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show,
performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers
*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪* *♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*

"Now yesterday and today our theater's been jammed with newspapermen and hundreds of photographers from all over the nation, and these veterans agreed with me that this city never has witnessed the excitement stirred by these youngsters from Liverpool who call themselves The Beatles. Now tonight, you're gonna twice be entertained by them. Right now, and again in the second half of our show. Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles! Let's bring them on."
~ Ed Sullivan


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Posted on Feb 8, 2014 9:06:30 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar."
~ unknown

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(¸.*´ ¸.*´*' ~* ⊱✿⊰ FB&C Start Schedule:

Elle - Monday, February 10, start time between 8-9 pm PST
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, February 11, Start time around midnight PST
KayKay - Wednesday February 12, start time 12:30Et
Robb - Thursday, February 13, Start time 10 pm PST
Susan - Saturday, February 15, Start time 11pm - 6am ET
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
Snowlady Sandy-Thursday, February 20- Start time around midnight PST
Snowlady Sandy-Friday, February 21- Start time around midnight PST
DonnaBeeGood - Saturday, February 22 Start time midnight MST
Kajola - Sunday, February 23, Start time 11pm-1am ET
Snowlady Sandy- Tuesday February 25, Start time around midnight PST


.✿. Open Dates:

Friday, February 14
Wednesday, February 19
Monday, February 24
Wednesday, February 26
Thursday, February 27
Friday, February 28

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

************** We'll help you through it! **************

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 9:07:33 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*

All My Lovin
(First Beatle's song performed on Ed Sullivan Show)

Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
Tomorrow I'll miss you
Remember I'll always be true

And then while I'm away
I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my lovin to you

I'll pretend that I'm kissing
The lips I am missing
And hope that my dreams will come true for you

And then while I'm away
I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my lovin to you

All my lovin, I will send to you
All my lovin, darling I'll be true

Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
Tomorrow I'll miss you
Remember I'll always be true

And then while I'm away
I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my lovin to you

All my lovin, I will send to you
All my lovin, darling I'll be true
All my lovin, all my loving
Ooh, all my lovin, I will send to you

*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*

*♫♪ Ringo Starr didn't know the magnitude of what was about to happen when he played with his bandmates that night.
"Incredible!" he recalls. "It was 'Ed Sullivan,' it was a big show. We didn't know while we were playing that 70 million people were watching, but it was being in America that was so exciting. All the music we loved was in America, it came from America to England."

"We reckoned we could make it because there were four of us. None of us would've made it alone, because Paul wasn't quite strong enough, I didn't have enough girl-appeal, George was too quiet, and Ringo was the drummer. But we thought that everyone would be able to dig at least one of us, and that's how it turned out."
*♫♪ John Lennon

What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
And I'll try not to sing out of key.
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends,
I get high with a little help from my friends,
I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.
*♫♪ Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney,
Sung by Ringo Starr

"I'm really glad that most of our songs were about love, peace and understanding."
*♫♪ Paul McCartney

*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪* *♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*¨*♫♪ .¸¸.*

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 9:09:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 8, 2014 9:09:57 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
Today is "Read in the Bathtub Day"

A day for relaxing in style, Read In The Bathtub Day gives you the opportunity to have a guilt-free, relaxing night with no pressures.

Disconnect the phone, lock the door, turn down the lights and pick out your favorite book safe in the knowledge that all you've got to worry about is enjoying yourself. Why not make a splash with some scented candles, posh bubblebath and - for the more adventurous - a rubber ducky to keep you company?

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__$$§§§ , ,o, ,o, ,o, ,o, ,o, ,o, ,o, ,o, ,o §§§$$
___$$§§§ o o o o o o o o o o o o o o §§§$$

Today is one of those holidays that, gives you license to enjoy a couple of life's simple pleasures at the same time. Imagine having the time to relax in a hot steamy tub. To make it even more appealing why not crack open a novel and wrap yourself in the words that flow forth while being surrounded in thousands of bubbles.

Why not take it a little further? Enjoy a cold drink, glass of champagne or wine or even a snifter of brandy. It is a simple indulgence to soothe the stresses from your system. Have some soft music playing in the background.

First gather together your robe, towels, that book you plan on absorbing and carry them into the bathroom. Turn the water on and add the capful of bubbles so they will expand while the tub is filling up. Set your drink down near the tub where it can easily be reached. Turn the radio on at the far side of the bathroom to your favorite station that plays easy listening music. Keep a hand towel close by incase your hands get wet. Lock the door, turn the water off and slip into the tub. Once settled, lean back against a tub pillow and feel the warmth seep into your bones. Sip your drink, pick up the book and begin to read in the bathtub. Enjoy your down time, alone with the soothing sounds about you as you delve into that novel that has been begging for your attention.

***I never thought I would find rules for reading in the bathtub, but here they are...

Well, there are a few tips that need to be covered before you slip into the water:

1. Never bring any electronic equipment into the tub with you. No cell phones or electronic readers. This can be dangerous. (We all know how to overcome this one)
2. Keep your book high so it has less of a tendency to get wet.
3. Make sure the book that is chosen is one that can be held in one hand. It is easier to hold onto a smaller hard cover or paperback than a big clunky book. The larger the book, the easier it is to accidently drop it into the pool of sudsy water about you.
4. Keep in mind; proper bathtub reading posture. Stretch out fully on your back, balance you neck on the edge of the tub or invest in a bath pillow.
5. Never bring a library book into the tub with you. These have to be returned in the same condition they were when borrowed. It would be a shame to ruin another's property.
6. If you are unsteady with your hands or not comfortable holding the book there are bathtub caddies that have a built in book rest. The relaxing is easier without the worry of dropping a book and also leaves your hands free. With a towel handy take the time between pages and lower your arms and enjoy more of the hot water.
7. Another reminder would be to leave the specialty books for a time when you are lounging on the couch. A leather bound book or one signed by the author are hard to replace and will defeat the purpose of relaxing in the tub reading if you are going to stress over a lost treasure.
8. Enjoy reading in the bathtub today!

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 9:10:43 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
Now let's find some books to read in the bathtub!

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 9:30:04 PM PST
Robb says:
I remember watching that first test of the 747. Or maybe not the first test but subsequent testing. It used to look so strange up there.

The latest sighting of a 747

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2014 9:33:21 PM PST
Now here is a day that I can relate to..
Reading in the bath, and sleeping in the bath...
I do one or the other every day..
Need to add this to my wish list..
Taymor Polished Brass Caddy with Reading Rack

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2014 9:40:18 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
Hi Robb, nice picture! Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2014 9:42:26 PM PST
Look what I found on Youtube...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2014 9:51:06 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
That's great, Sandy! Thanks for finding that.

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 9:53:50 PM PST
I'm listening to it now...
Couldn't George have his own mic?

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 10:24:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 8, 2014 10:27:30 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
Thanks again for another wonderful start KaJoLa. I don't know how you managed
two so close to one another.

Sandy Thanks for finding that clip. I don't care George didn't have his own mic. I just thought it was absolutely fabulous.

I loved the Beatles and now I remember why:) I had all their LP's as a young girl and their pictures stuck all over my dorm walls.

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 10:40:47 PM PST
Elle says:
Thanks for the start Kajola.

The Beatles are my husband's and his sister's favorite band of all time. I think we have every album ever published.

I just finished Book of Mercy. I really liked it. It was an excellent story and I think it will stay with me for a while.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2014 10:47:48 PM PST
Sally, They don't make music like that anymore...
I'm going through youtube with Bobby Sherman, David Cassidy, and others from my youth..

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2014 10:58:16 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
I think the Beatles were so many people's favourite! And when you think our parents thought they were quite the rebels with their "long hair" LOL I can't think of one single song of theirs that I didn't like. Normally when an album comes out you will like some of the songs on it but not all....not so with the Beatles.

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 11:34:32 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
I love the thought of read a book in the bathtub day. I don't ever do that any-more but as a young girl I did it all the time.

I would spend literally hours in the bath, letting a little water out when it got cold, and filling it up again with hot water. Oh the leisure of youth!

Now days I have a quick shower, morning and evening, and very seldom have a bath.

I think what I will do today to celebrate the day is to float on a lilo in the swimming pool and read. There is also plenty of sport on the television for me to watch too so I am definitely going to have a leisurely day.

I'm very happy to see that the majority of the books up for voting are ones that I picked up. There are a few that I don't have so I'm keeping my fingers crossed and holding my thumbs that one of the ones I don't have is the one voted for.

Thanks for compiling the list Sandy. I can see that it isn't an easy job. Hats off to you and also to Donna who has always done it in the past.

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 11:42:51 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
Waving to Red, who must be having a lie in this morning. I did too.

My son left the house at 5 this morning to go to play golf and I didn't hear a thing.

He is playing a league game for his club so it is 36 holes. I certainly don't envy him in this heat, I think it's going to be 32* today, and they are not permitted to use golf carts. No thank you:)

Which makes me wonder where our Golfer Girl is, and whether she got her trip to...Florida (was it?) We haven't heard from her for yonks.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2014 11:52:17 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
That's not real is it Robb? Very impressive either way.

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 12:11:17 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
Finding Dolores: An Adoptee's Mid-Life Search for the Beginning

For two years, psychologist and author Thomas Muldary searched tenaciously for his family of origin, unaware of forces working against him to prevent the revelation of a secret that had been concealed for nearly half a century. The closer he came to discovering the truth, the more intense the resistance became. Ultimately, someone had to prevail.
Finding Dolores is a compelling true story of perseverance and triumph over failure and adversity. It details an extraordinary journey against all odds to learn the truth, connect with genetic history, and claim a birth right. For some, Finding Dolores is a virtual guide for adoption searches, with informative resources and facts about the experiences and challenges of adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and anyone touched by adoption. Above all, it is a source of inspiration and hope, which are essential for adoptees if they are ever to learn the most fundamental truths of their existence: their origins.

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 12:13:44 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ KaJoLa
Thank you so much for starting us today - a real trip down memory lane for me, in more ways than one, both concerning the Beatles - big fan - and lounging in the bath reading with soft music and a drink, unfortunately I don't have a bath in my flat otherwise I would be in there soaking right now, it is one of the only things that I would want to change about my flat, but it is not possible :-(
Must say that I would be worried having my kindle - at least with a DTB if it falls in the bath or gets damp then it can dry out - a kindle of any sort would .... die, I wouldn't be able to cope with that.

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 12:15:36 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
Thank you so very much for preparing the voting list, you have done a brilliant job, it must have been tough with all those books on the list to whittle it down to 15 - kudos to you ♥

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2014 12:18:24 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Sally
Do you really take your kindle with you on the lilo in the swimming pool ??? Do you have it is a plastic bag and in a holder ? I am thinking that perhaps there is no water in the pool HeHe, my mind is boggling - please clarify

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2014 12:23:50 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Elle
Sad tale for me to tell, I posted Book of Mercy here on the thread when it was free because the blurb really got me, and I must have got waylaid with something because I find that I did not 1-click - how could I have been so stupid ???**!! Well OK everyone that was a rhetorical question ;-) Lucky for me eReaderIQ is keeping an eye on it for me and I can see that it has been free 9 times since 2012 - so I will get it sometime

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 12:57:08 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
Red, if the kids are here my kindle doesn't go near the lilo, because they splash and jump all over me, but if I'm there on my own, it's just like lying on my bed, so yes, my kindle goes with me, wrapped in a sealed plastic zip bag..just in case:)

The weather appears to have changed here and the clouds have come out so no lilo for me after all. Just a good relaxing day reading and watching the television.

Elle, I'm so glad that Book of Mercy was one that I did 1 click so I will be putting it on my TBR list. It could even be the one voted for, for the discussion.
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