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Initial post: Dec 14, 2013 9:02:03 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
Welcome to Free Books and Chat - Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Thanks for stopping by!

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Posted on Dec 14, 2013 9:03:24 PM PST
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FB&C Book Discussion:

The next book discussion is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:00pm PT.

The book selected is *** NOT CURRENTLY FREE Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann.

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Posted on Dec 14, 2013 9:04:21 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
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Lover of Books - Monday, December 16, Start Time 10:30pm PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, December 17, Start time around midnight PDST
Robb - Wednesday, December 18, Start Time 10pm PT
Lover of Books - Friday, December 20, Start Time 10:30pm PDT
Susan - Saturday, December 21, Start time 12pm-7am ET
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, December 24, Start time around midnight PDST
Kajola - Wednesday, December 25, Start time 11:00pm-1:00am EST
Lover of Books - Friday, December 27, Start Time 10:30pm PDT
Susan - Saturday, December 28, Start time 12pm-7am ET
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, December 31, Start time around midnight PDST


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Thursday, December 19
Sunday, December 22
Monday, December 23
Thursday, December 26
Sunday, December 29
Monday, December 30

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Posted on Dec 14, 2013 9:05:20 PM PST
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Dec 15, 1939 "Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta

If box office receipts for the movie were adjusted for inflation, it would be the top grossing movie of all time; Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) would only be the second most successful movie of all time. According to the Guinness World Records homepage the total gross in 2012 figures would be $4,401,358,554.94 in 2012

When Gary Cooper turned down the role for Rhett Butler, he was passionately against it. He is quoted saying both, "Gone with the Wind (1939) is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history," and, "I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper."

Some quotes from the movie:

Gerald O'Hara: "Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts."

Scarlett: "As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

Rhett Butler: "No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a da..."
[Rhett walks off into the fog]

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 9:06:42 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
A free book to start us off:

True of Blood (Witch Fairy Series)

"I have a television so I know what a family is supposed to look like but mine is nothing like that. To begin with, both my parents are dead. Not the kind of dead where you bury them in the ground, say some nice words, cry a lot and then never see them again. Nope, when they died they refused to `go into the light' or whatever it is you're supposed to do when you die. Instead, they came back home. As ghosts. Have you ever been sent to your room by a parent who has no corporeal form? I have and it sucks..."

Xandra Illuminata Smith has lived for the last three years with ghosts as parents but her life gets even stranger after her seventeenth birthday when she finds out that her mother is actually a Witch in hiding and her biological father, whom she knew nothing about, is a Fairy and King of the Fae realm.

Xandra is the first Witch Fairy to be born in thousands of years for very good reason. No one should be able to control that much magic and Xandra was never meant to be born at all but her mother has managed to keep her hidden away until now.

The Witches want her dead and the Fairies want her blood, for only her blood will reopen the gateway to the Fae realm and allow them back into this realm to take revenge on humans and Witches alike for having banished them hundreds of years ago.

Xandra has very little time to learn how to use her powerful Witch and Fairy magic that has been bound since her birth while running from the Fairies who managed to jump realms and want to take her blood to set the others free. She needs someone to teach her and her parents enlist the help of one powerful Fairy who claims to want to keep the realms closed to each other. He will help keep her safe and alive as she learns, at least that's what he says...

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 9:07:52 PM PST
KaJoLa says:
And this one:

The Raven (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics)

This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Edgar Allan Poe's THE RAVEN includes:

* All 25 illustrations by Gustave Doré for Harper & Brothers' 1884 edition
* An informative Introduction
* A detailed Biography of Edgar Allan Poe
* The illustrated version and text-only version of the full poem

No poem has ever received the kind of immediate and overwhelming response that Poe's "The Raven" did when it first appeared in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. It made Poe an overnight sensation (though his great fame never brought him much wealth) and the poem, a powerfully haunting elegy to lost love, remains one of the most beloved and recognizable verses in the English language. The illustrations that accompany this Top Five Classics edition are reproductions of the renowned French artist Gustave Doré's steel-plate engravings created for Harper & Brothers' 1884 release of THE RAVEN. It would be Doré's last commission as he died shortly after completing the 25 illustrations in January 1883. His illustrations would become famous in their own right, evoking as they do the lyrical and mystical air of Poe's masterpiece.

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 9:37:18 PM PST
robb says:
Must admit I have never made it through either the movie or the book.

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 10:34:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2013 10:47:48 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
Thank you fot the start Kajola.

I loved both the book and the movie and have read the book more than once and seen the movie often.

@ Susan

Thanks for the start yesterday. I have just logged in and caught up now.

@Elizabeth SH

Loved the video. When my son was born here 39 years ago sign language was in its infancy here and wasnt taught in the schools for the deaf. They insisted in trying to make the kids oral. Although they signed amongst themselves they would be reprimanded if caught by a teacher. So we as a family never learnt to sign and it is one of my greatest regrets. Now they teach the children signing and it is so much better.
Communication for the deaf here is very difficult as no one but themselves know sign language.

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 12:08:45 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
Beautiful artwork again on Links Only. Thank you LOB

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 12:17:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2013 12:18:08 AM PST
Thank you Sally. I added to snowflakes to the left side after I posted it and now I've thrown the trees off kilter. Lol I need to do some testing and fix it. I've done so much work on this piece today and never noticed that the dots I added to center the art needed snowflakes too.

ETA... I hope you are doing well today.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 12:39:38 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
You are tireless in your efforts. You must be a very patient person. I could never spend so much time to get it perfect like you do.

I think we all look forward to see what will be next.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 12:39:38 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2013 12:43:21 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
I seem to be posting the same thing twice all the time today. It's this wretched image I have to type in before actually posting that is doing it. It is driving me scatty!

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 3:03:15 AM PST
Overtime says:
Good morning!

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Latest Collection of 30 Top Class, Delicious, Most-Wanted And Easy Appetizer Recipes For Both Vegetarians And Non-Vegetarians
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Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 5:55:02 AM PST
Thank you Kajola. Bump

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 6:19:54 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
The Fourth Wish

For the kids

Eleven-year-old Melanie persuades her brother, Cory, and their little sister, Erin to go to a magic show. Arthur, their pesky neighbor, joins them, a recipe for disaster.They encounter Mrs. Seraphina, who claims she can grant wishes. Erin mentions all the magic The Great Mondo will do at the show. Cory says, "I wish he could...."The four children are soon running from Mondo, after he is fired for creating a stampede of rabbits and making the theater manager really float.At Daisy's Do-nuts, they worry how to undo the wish. When Mrs. Seraphina shows up, one wish leads to another. Mondo ends up driving a cab. Daisy's Do-nuts is on the evening news.Melanie is sick of wishes. She has other worries--the new boy in sixth grade; her parents' divorce; the fact that Mondo is giving her mother rides home from work.Ultimately Melanie learns the difference between "cool" and reality, tricks and magic, and what makes a real family.see more...

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 7:09:23 AM PST
robb says:

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 7:52:56 AM PST
KaJoLa says:
Hi LOB, I hope you don't mind that I took the wings off of your angel. I thought she made a pretty nice Scarlett.

We are snowed/iced in this morning.

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 8:03:25 AM PST
Good morning all :) Thank you for the start KaJoLa gotrunoverbya Reindeer! Scrambling for some books before work:

The Battered Heiress Blues - Laurie Van Dermark - Romance
All I Have to Give: A Christmas Love Story - Melody Carlson - Religious Fiction
Thirty Days - Lance Clarke - Crime/Mystery/Thriller
Star Suspect - DM McClain - Crime/Mystery/Thriller
She wore Ruby Earrings - Linda Delahunt - Contemporary Fiction
In Yellow - Michael Prihoda - Literary Fiction
The Secret at Bubbling Brook Ranch (The Lavender Series) - Lavender Lace - Romance
Twist of Fate - Misty Reigenborn - Romance
The Journal - Beverly Busher - Contemporary Fiction
Home, Where the Heart Is - Veronical Lang - Romance

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 9:23:08 AM PST
Susan says:
Oceans of Red Volume One
By 2015 the streets of Los Angeles have been transformed from a thriving metropolis to a hostile world ravaged by demons bent on assimilating the human race. Standing between this total apocalypse of humanity and their chance for survival is 19 year old Remy Martin.

A warrior in her own right, trained to think on her feet and kill if the situation requires, she is flanked by her older brother and younger sister. Together, they devise a plan to take back the streets. Against the wishes of their father, who commands the resistance forces, they venture into unknown realms of the supernatural in a race against time with the fate of the entire world in their young hands.

Join them on their mission into darkness where death lies around every corner, it is virtually impossible to distinguish your enemies from your allies, and a single mistake could result in the annihilation of everyone you've ever known and loved.

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 9:45:35 AM PST
Overtime says:
I don't know about the rest of the FB&C community, but I'm trying to finish
up my shopping as soon as possible. I spent the weekend at the stores, malls,
florist, etc shopping with an elderly person. I'm SO grateful for handicapped parking
and the kindness of strangers who offered to help with doors, and making a "space" for us.

Now, the emphasis is on the cooking at home. I'm looking for new recipes for
dips and appetizers. The menu so far is swirl cut ham, maybe a very small standing
rib roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, and candied carrots. Maybe for dessert
a small cheesecake and chocolate cake plus a little chestnut pudding if I can find
good chestnuts - which is hard. I'll need to cook cookies for the entire week.

Then again the menu could all change tomorrow based on "requests".

My question? What is on your Christmas Day menu? Is anyone trying anything new or

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 10:03:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2013 10:05:03 AM PST
Our 'traditional' Christmas menu is Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. This allows everyone time to have 'Santa Claus' at their house and then come to mine. (several small grandchildren)--

This year will be a little different. My husband and I are celebrating our 49th anniversary on Dec 20; so we are going camping from then through Jan 1st. The kids and grandkids will join us at the campground on Christmas day for the gumbo which will be cooked outside by a campfire. To this we are adding hot chocolate with marshmallows. For dessert I am buying several types of cookies. I made two kinds of marshmallow frostings (vanilla and strawberry- which freezes and thaws well); this will be used as filling between two cookies for a 'quick and dirty' whoopee pie dessert. With the gumbo will be crackers and cornbread.

Not normal, but something all of the kids and grandkids look forward to eating.

ETC: spelling

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 10:04:31 AM PST
Overtime, I use this recipe with taco chips and no chestnuts.
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed (do not use fresh)
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1 c. mayonnaise (I use Hellmann's)
1 (4 oz.) pkg. Knorr vegetable soup mix
1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, finely chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
Loaf of pumpernickel bread
Squeeze spinach until dry.
In a medium bowl, stir together spinach, sour cream and soup mix. Add finely chopped water chestnuts and green onions. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Cut slice from top of round loaf of pumpernickel bread, hollow out loaf to leave shell to contain dip. Use bread removed from shell and top slice to cut into bite size pieces.

Butter the inside of the bread shell, fill loaf with dip and place on platter and surround with bread pieces and variety of raw vegetables. Then...GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!

After the dip is eaten, enjoy the dip soaked bread shell as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 10:09:06 AM PST
KaJoLa, thank you for starting. Lovely Tara, another movie I haven't seen.
Today I might watch Steel Magnolias and the Hunger Games.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 10:18:20 AM PST
Sally, I wish I could sign. I can only finger spell, that's how my sister and I would communicate during class when we were growing up.
It's a shame your so was treated that way.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 10:19:51 AM PST
JoJoPNW says:
Elizabeth S H
I used to do a similar recipe using sourdough bread and adding shrimp. I would serve with halved mini pita breads. Yummy!

Thanks for the great start. Loved the movie; never read the book. And of course, loved the Carol Burnett version LOL

Great picture! Our herd of deer hasn't been around much in the past couple of weeks. My indoor cat used to be interested in them, but now they're just part of the landscape to her.

Wonderful scene on LO!

Wishing all a productive and health filled day. ♥
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