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Initial post: Apr 8, 2014 12:14:38 AM PDT
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Welcome to Free Books and Chat for Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

I hope that everybody has a chance to drop by and sit for a spell..
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Posted on Apr 8, 2014 12:15:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 8, 2014 12:25:39 AM PDT
FB & C Start Schedule:

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Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, April 8- start time around 1200 PT
Robb - Wednesday & Thursday April 9 and 10 - start time around 10pm PDT
Kajola - Friday, April 11 - start time between 11pm - 1am EDT
Susan - Saturday & Sunday April 12 and 13 - start time 11 pm or 6 am EDT
Leo Little - Monday, April 14 - start time 1 am PDT
Snowlady Sandy-Tuesday, April 15, start time around 12:00 PT
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Leo Little - Monday, April 21 - start time 1 am PDT

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Posted on Apr 8, 2014 12:16:00 AM PDT

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FB&C Book Discussion
The next book discussion is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:00pm PT.

The book selected is Book of Mercy by Sherry Roberts.

Sorry but it's Not Free any longer..

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

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 12:18:36 AM PDT
I read this the other day on facebook and I laughed so hard I had tears coming down my cheeks..
I hope you like it as well.....

Snakes also known as Garter Snakes (Thamnophissirtalis) can be dangerous Yes, grass snakes, not rattlesnakes. Here's why.
A couple in Sweetwater, Texas, had a lot of potted plants. During a recent cold spell, the wife was bringing a lot of them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze.
It turned out that a little green garden grass snake was hidden in one of the plants. When it had warmed up, it slithered out and the wife saw it go under the sofa.
She let out a very loud scream.
The husband (who was taking a shower) ran out into the living room naked to see what the problem was. She told him there was a snake under the sofa.
He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look for it. About that time the family dog came and cold-nosed him on the behind. He thought the snake had bitten him, so he screamed and fell over on the floor.
His wife thought he had had a heart attack, so she covered him up, told him to lie still and called an ambulance.
The attendants rushed in, would not listen to his protests, loaded him on the stretcher, and started carrying him out.
About that time, the snake came out from under the sofa and the Emergency Medical Technician saw it and dropped his end of the stretcher. That's when the man broke his leg and why he is still in the hospital.
The wife still had the problem of the snake in the house, so she called on a neighbor who volunteered to capture the snake. He armed himself with a rolled-up newspaper and began poking under the couch.. Soon he decided it was gone and told the woman, who sat down on the sofa in relief.
But while relaxing, her hand dangled in between the cushions, where she felt the snake wriggling around. She screamed and fainted, the snake rushed back under the sofa.
The neighbor man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR to revive her.
The neighbor's wife, who had just returned from shopping at the grocery store, saw her husband's mouth on the woman's mouth and slammed her husband in the back of the head with a bag of canned goods, knocking him out and cutting his scalp to a point where it needed stitches.
The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she saw her neighbor lying on the floor with his wife bending over him, so she assumed that the snake had bitten him. She went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began pouring it down the man's throat.
By now, the police had arrived.
Breathe here...
They saw the unconscious man, smelled the whiskey, and assumed that a drunken fight had occurred. They were about to arrest them all, when the women tried to explain how it all happened over a little garden snake!
The police called an ambulance, which took away the neighbor and his sobbing wife.
Now, the little snake again crawled out from under the sofa and one of the policemen drew his gun and fired at it. He missed the snake and hit the leg of the end table. The table fell over, the lamp on it shattered and, as the bulb broke, it started a fire in the drapes.
The other policeman tried to beat out the flames, and fell through the window into the yard on top of the family dog who, startled, jumped out and raced into the street, where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it and smashed into the parked police car.
Meanwhile, neighbors saw the burning drapes and called in the fire department. The firemen had started raising the fire ladder when they were halfway down the street. The rising ladder tore out the overhead wires, put out the power, and disconnected the telephones in a ten-square city block area (but they did get the house fire out).
Time passed! Both men were discharged from the hospital, the house was repaired, the dog came home, the police acquired a new car and all was right with their world.
A while later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced a cold snap for that night. The wife asked her husband if he thought they should bring in their plants for the night.
And that's when he shot her.....

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 4:27:24 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
Thank you very much for doing the start today, and providing a good laugh to boot .... which makes me think that I hope that you can get a comfy pair of shoes very soon.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 4:44:00 AM PDT
Hi, redandwhite.

Sandy, the joke is a little too close to home for me . . . I could so see that happening here, given my phobia. (One reason I do not take my house plants outside!)

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 5:15:04 AM PDT
Dustyjingles says:
Betsy Thornton books pretty much take place in Arizona. I really enjoy her books and I have never seen one free (until today).

Dream Queen

Dream Queen is the prequel to the critically acclaimed Chloe Newcombe series. Chloe arrives in Arizona from New York City to see her bad boy brother Danny and his new girl friend Kristi who live in Dudley, Arizona. They stop at a restaurant in a small town on the way to Dudley and Danny disappears, nowhere to be found. Frustrated Chloe and Kristi continue on to Dudley, but the next day Kristi disappears too.Chloe begins a search for her brother and for answers that take her deep into a past that changes the way she thinks about everything.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 5:23:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 8, 2014 5:33:52 AM PDT
Susan says:
Sandy - thanks for the start, glad the job is going well.

Donna - a 3 day start sounds good. More and more it seems people want to continue the conversation from the previous day, and that's what keep the chat going. So maybe we can work our way to a week long thread. But, whatever works. I do appreciate seeing starters, regular posters and those plurkers all saying the same thing, whatever works, whatever is easiest on the starters. This is a very open-minded/flexible bunch.

Red - don't you realize that you basically host just about every day, whether you start or not? much appreciated, by all of us.

Plays - A Rose-breasted Grosbeak? a favorite of mine :)

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 5:32:41 AM PDT
Susan says:
The Walking Dead #1
Rick Grimes, Sheriff of a small town in Kentucky awakes in a hospital. Comatose after being shot while on duty, Rick finds the world abandoned of all things living and is faced with walking undead, who attack him on sight. He returns home to find his family, son Carl and wife Lori, gone. He meets his new neighbor, who points him towards Atlanta. After retrieving supplies from the abandoned Police Station, Rick sets off to Atlanta to search for his family.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 5:36:10 AM PDT
Aren't they beautiful? If my identification is correct, it wasn't this fella but his lady friend. The cardinals were out yesterday afternoon.

Nikko, greedy guts that he is, scratched my ear this morning, when I tried to stop him from knocking over my reading lamp while he was waking me up. He gets annoyed that I won't feed him before 5 a.m., or if he thinks I am sleeping too late, and he has already destroyed one lamp and ruined the shade on its replacement. One of his back claws punctured my ear, which is now swelling. I have been reading the symptoms of cat scratch fever, just in case. Knowing where his feet have been, I'm aware that he could easily infect me by poking holes in my body. Stinker.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 7:12:14 AM PDT
CZinAZ says:

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 7:22:50 AM PDT
Good morning all :) Thank you for the start Sandy. And yet another reason for me to avoid gardening, thank you!

Some book picks before work today:
Amber Nine - John Gardner - Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
To Tame A Tigress (A Rake's Mistake) - Amelia Clearwater - Historical Romance
A Small Town Affair - Chrissie Loveday - Contemporary Romance
Chanson de l'Ange Book One: Orphan in Winter (Volume 1) - Paisley Swan Stewart - Romantic Mystery
Rogue Alliance (The Rogue Saga) - Michelle Bellon - Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
Fatal Truths (The Anarchy Medieval Romance) - Anna Markland - Historical Romance

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 8:24:39 AM PDT
Sally in SA says:
Thank you for the start Sandy. Such a funny story!

Susan, what a clever say of putting what Red does for this thread. She does seem to host us every day.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 8:38:02 AM PDT
WYRudolph says:
Have a great day everyone!

A Very Shitake Christmas (Shitake Mystery Series #1.5)
From award-winning author, Patricia Mason comes this short story sequel to the bestselling romantic suspense In Deep Shitake.
In A Very Shitake Christmas two factors conspire to ruin Mo's holiday: 1) her boyfriend's obnoxious father who insists on celebrating in June, and 2) a mad bomber out for revenge. *This story is approximately 12,000 words.
Check out the other books in the Shitake Mystery Series:
Shitake Happens (A Shitake Mystery Series Prequel) and
In Deep Shitake (Book #1 of the Shitake Mystery Series).

A Girl, A Guy and A Ghost: Humorous Romantic Suspense
A slightly clumsy reporter who must find a ghost to save her job. A yummy private eye who provides a big distraction. But when somebody tries to kill her, the question becomes whether she'll find a ghost or be turned into one.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 8:52:16 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
The following book is NOT FREE - but has fallen in price (shows as $1.99 for me) the lowest it has been since 2011 - I think that some of our posters might like to pick it up - there is also an Audible version

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust by Edith H. Beer (Biographies & Memoirs) 336 pages

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith's protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret.

In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells of German officials who casually questioned the lineage of her parents; of how, when giving birth to her daughter, she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and of how, after her husband was captured by the Soviet army, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street.

Yet despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document and set of papers issued to her, as well as photographs she managed to take inside labor camps. Now part of the permanent collection at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents, several of which are included in this volume, form the fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust -- complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 9:19:32 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
I presume that everyone is busy today since no one seems to be posting right now, and I wanted to ask (and hoped to get answers) about how everyone is doing with reading the discussion book, are you all finished yet ?
Even with extra time I am still lagging behind :-(

Also have folk been thinking about what they will nominate for the next discussion ?

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 9:31:24 AM PDT
Sandy, thank you for starting and for the snake story! I loved it!
Redandwhite, thanks for book suggestion. I added it to my wish list. Right now I'm reading a DTB my husband gave me. Feels awkward to hold the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2014 9:35:33 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hi Travelqueen
I am not sure that the book will ever become free, I have been waiting since 2011 and this is the lowest price ever that is why I posted it, and whilst waiting I got the Audible :-) Some people just don't have any patience. !

You asked the other day whether I was at work, since I had been posting when I usually don't - and I have to admit that sometimes, I sneak over to FB&C and post when I should be working, most days I just don't have time, and I always feel very guilty when I do it.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 9:39:37 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Lenora
Thinking of you - first day of the last week, that must be a good feeling :-)
Hope you are holding up well enough, I know that it is tough and exceptionally tiring, so hoping that you are getting rides and lots of naps

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 9:41:01 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ dinkyd
I think that you are into your second week with the back injections/sick leave, and hoping that you are also coping well, and that it is all being beneficial - take care and rest all that you can ♥

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2014 10:04:26 AM PDT
Susan says:
How about this for the next book discussion, Free Now

A Family Affair: Truth in Lies, Book 1
When Christine Blacksworth's larger-than-life father is killed on an icy road in Magdalena, New York, a hundred miles from the 'getaway' cabin he visited every month, she discovers a secret that threatens everything she's always held to be true. Her father has another family which includes a mistress and a daughter. Determined to uncover the truth behind her father's secret life, Christine heads to Magdalena, prepared to hate the people who have caused her to question everything she thought she knew about her father. But what she finds is a woman who understands her, a half sister who cherishes her, and a man who could love her if she'll let him. The longer she's around them, the more she questions which family is the real one. . .

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2014 10:11:58 AM PDT
Susan, I got that one in July 2012 and haven't read it yet...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2014 10:13:31 AM PDT
Susan says:
My mother read it and really liked it, and I see there is a book 2 now....

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 10:23:15 AM PDT
The Honeymoon Cottage (A Pajaro Bay Mystery Romance)
Camilla Stewart desperately needs to start over: her despicable ex-fiance stole her life savings, embezzled from her job, and then disappeared, leaving behind nothing but his eight-year-old son, Oliver.

But when she arrives in the little beach town of Pajaro Bay, she immediately runs into local sheriff's captain Ryan Knight, and finds escaping her past won't be easy.

Because Ryan soon realizes that Camilla and little Oliver may be the only people alive who can identify a serial killer... and they are next on his hit list.

In this first Pajaro Bay story, readers are welcomed to the little village with its cast of quirky characters and funky cottages overlooking the sun-drenched coast.

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 10:28:45 AM PDT
Irish Mist posted over on the Cookbook thread.....

"good afternoon bubbak
shocking memory, keep forgetting which thread is which!
and...he is back!
the spring is fighting to be here and trips are being discussed, visit fir strand and the good sea air, a little overnight too now and then. i put my name to those!
too busy for recipe just now but have many to,offer and so must come and ensure i give aswell as take! "
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