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Initial post: Apr 13, 2013 8:41:51 PM PDT
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GrammaKathy says:
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Celebrate National Library Week - April 14-20, 2013
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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open. Laura Bush

"There's no place like a library. I can remember the feeling of being there as a kid, as a teen, and walking into the children's room week after week with my own children, sitting upon the enchanted floor with a pile of books, and letting the connection begin." Gae Polisner
With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how. Doris Lessing

My earliest memory of the bookmobile, where I checked out the first book I ever read on my own, to the libraries I've frequented in every single town I've inhabited, I can say there is nothing but goodness associated with me and libraries. I know of no other single resource more available to us and more valuable to us than our public libraries, where every patron is indeed equal. Libraries are a pulsing vein of deliciousness, knowledge, the new worlds of fiction, connecting readers to the act of reading, wherever they go. Amen." Melanie Bishop

"When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before." Clifton Fadiman (1904-1999) American Intellectual, Author, Radio and Television Personality

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If you prefer your book titles with less chat, please may I suggest our sister thread:
Freebie Books - Links Only - No Self Promotion

Link to the FB&C Group Cookbook thread:

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Now, a little bit of business... Those of you who are new here, PLEASE read BEFORE posting...

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You are welcome to join us for conversation, however, self-promotion or
posting a link to your book in this area is against Amazon's TOS. Please
go to the "Meet Our Authors" area for that, as many of us do check there
as well.
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Birthday & Anniversary List / How To Tips / Slang & Acronyms / Starter Template / State abbreviations & Time Zones /Top 100 Lists (Paid and Free) by Genre

Links To Free Book Resources . . .

PLEASE NOTE that Amazon has put new policies into place starting March 1, 2013
regarding Free Books. You may find some dramatic changes in the links
we have provided here. Everything is currently in transition so we will
have to wait for things to work themselves out.

Kinlib: (site currently down, but you can check)





(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

Direct Amazon search:,p_36:0-0,p_15=&hidden-keywords=-domain

SEARCH ENGINE: After the search populates, I sort by publication date to find the new freebies.

Free Kindle Books ( Emails. I usually find several freebies treasures from the emails each day.

...................................................FB&C STARTER SCHEDULE...................................................

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(¸.*´ ¸.*´*'~* ★☆★ FB&C Start Schedule . . .

Leo - Monday, April 15 start time 12:00am PT
Charlie-bird - Tuesday, April 16 start around 12:00am Central
SDR Marla - Wednesday, April 17 start time: 12 AM ET or 8:30 AM if I'm not up
Robb - Friday, April 19 start time 11pm PT
Susan - Saturday, April 20 start time by 630 am ET
NC Kathy - Sunday, April 21 start time around 12:00am ET
Leo - Monday, April 22 start time 12:00am PT
Robb - Friday, April 26 start time 11pm PT
Susan - Saturday, April 27 start time by 630 am ET
NC Kathy - Sunday, April 28 start time around 12:00am ET

╰❈╮Open Dates looking for Mates: ╰❈╮

Thursday, April 18 - Pick me!
Tuesday, April 23
Wednesday, April 24
Thursday, April 25

...........................Please consider volunteering to be a thread starter...........................
......Choose an available day, copy/paste schedule into a post and add your info......
......................If you have the desire, but not the knowledge, please ask.......................
We are happy to give you the confidence boost and the knowledge to create a start.
.................................................Thank You.....................................................

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Time to vote for the next book discussion!!

***************NOMINATIONS CLOSED; VOTING OPEN*************
There were 16 books nominated. Only 4 received more than one nomination. So I brought back the top three from last month for a total of 7 choices. If your suggestions wasn't chosen this month, feel free to nominate it again next month!

Please post up to three votes in the following format:
#1 Book
#2 Book
#3 Book

Points will be calculated for each place at #1=3; #2=2, #3=1.
The book with the most points Sunday at about Noon PT/3pm ET will be declared the winner, aka the book to read for May.

Come on over and vote
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Just for fun - Bookworm Brownies -

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Posted on Apr 13, 2013 8:42:28 PM PDT
GrammaKathy says:

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 8:42:39 PM PDT
GrammaKathy says:

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 8:52:15 PM PDT
Biscay says:
Kathy! That is a wonderful opening! I think you should get extra points because the theme is surely one that fits most snugly with the "books" part of the thread than any other could.

Thank you and still sending you high fives over your recent good health news and "graduation"


Posted on Apr 13, 2013 9:01:24 PM PDT
Nospin - I, too, had missed you and kept you in my thoughts, especially since prodigious rainfall of past week had brought migraines back for a visit at my place. Grrrrrrrrrr!!! Allow yourself to sleep and rest as much as you need until the point you are strong enough to tilt at windmills once again. ((((Hugs))))

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 9:17:31 PM PDT
Lyn says:
Morning Kathy
thanks for the start

Below is Oregon Fiddler's pix of a fox.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2013 9:32:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 13, 2013 9:52:26 PM PDT
NC, great start.
The bookworm brownies look delicious.

Now, everyone needs a wish list.LOL💋💋💋says the pot.
Edit: missing letter.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2013 10:15:13 PM PDT
Great start Kathy... goodness I don't know what your "standards" could be... this was excellent~! :)


So glad she sent you a copy... I knew you could make it viewable to all. I almost asked, but had to run out with DH and just got back. Thanks :)

Little to no sleep last night... we are heading to dreamland now. Night all. :)


Posted on Apr 13, 2013 11:54:09 PM PDT
redandwhite, did you see my answer about GBF? It is for Gold Box Forum the Amazon discussion threads.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 12:52:38 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
At last I think that I have done "catch up" whilst you are still here - are you ?
Yes I saw your reply, I had no idea that was what it meant, so thank you.
By the way, talking about catch-up did you check out all of the posts on Friday's thread ? Robb did a brilliant job there it resonated with so many of us - 348 posts in total.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 12:58:18 AM PDT
Yes, I always go back to the day before and see what has been added.

What is all this talk about no exercise? Don't you ride a bike to work? weather permitting.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 1:06:06 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ NC Kathy
Thanks for the wonderful and very appropriate start today, libraries are a wonderful thing, both those out in the town and those on our kindles, where would we be without them.
May I suggest 2 more links
(I am ever hopeful that more posters will add their bios - I am ever curious, or maybe just nosey)

Kathy I am so pleased that you have graduated ♥

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 1:12:50 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
Biking to work is a means to an end and gives me much more freedom than public transport, and is faster, thereby saving time. For me exercise is the sort of thing where you have to have special clothing and break a sweat - urgh, just the thought of it

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 1:19:15 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Sidonia's Thread: The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America by Hanna Perlstein Marcus

Did you and your parent ever keep a secret that lasted a lifetime? When Hanna Perlstein and her mother, Sidonia, come to Springfield, Massachusetts from a displaced persons camp after World War II, they know no one in America. With no other family, except each other, they build a world that revolves around Sidonia's extraordinary talent with a needle and thread to create beautiful garments while Hanna serves as her dutiful model. As Sidonia becomes well-known in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut for her remarkable sewing talent, she continues to keep her inner secrets about her past hidden not only from her daughter but from everyone else. Determined to craft a life of pride, self-reliance and perseverance, Sidonia teaches her daughter to "stand up straight" in fashion and in life. Sidonia's Thread uses sewing metaphors to tell the tale of these two women as though stitched together like a handmade garment. Why did Sidonia keep these significant life secrets, and why was Hanna so afraid to ask about them? When Sidonia moves to elderly housing, Hanna steals some of her old letters and photographs hoping to find clues to her paternity, her mother's reclusive behavior, and her heritage. Combined with a trip to her mother's Hungarian homeland and a phone conversation with her father, Hanna's surprising discoveries inspire a revised view of her life with her mother, replacing her conflicting emotions toward her mother with true reverence.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 1:24:53 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Just love "The Pencil Maker" on the links only opening today, I had to copy and send to my friend suffering from depression - Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 1:50:02 AM PDT
Thank you redandwhite! Elizabeth sent this me, uhhhh, telepathically, last week and I knew right away I would use it for my Sunday Links Only opening. Sometimes it's good to change things up a bit and get away from all quotes all the time. LOL

I hope your friend enjoys it. Depression for some can be a hard nut to crack which is why they continue to come out with new meds for depression. So many just don't work for some people and then of course there are always the side effects to consider that can further complicate the issue. <sigh>

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 1:55:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2013 1:57:35 AM PDT
Wonderful start Kathy as always. The quote about bookmobiles really resonated with me. I will come back and share more on this topic which is near and dear to my heart tomorrow as it is very late and my asthma is finally beginning to settle down enough for me to sleep, I think.


Good morning everyone! A couple of free books to start the day....

30 Perfect Popcorn Recipes : How to Make Sweet & Savory Gourmet Popcorn at Home (The Green Gourmet)

Waiting For Us - Romance

Leah Matthews felt the breath leave her body as the man sitting across from her desk stood and turned to her in greeting. Ryan's blue eyes locked with hers. Eyes that she hadn't seen in seven years and thought to never see again.
Now a successful advertising executive and mother to six year old Amy, Leah finds herself face to face with Ryan Thomas once again. Expecting to welcome a new co-worker, she is stunned to learn that she will be his supervisor. Her existence is compromised by the only man she has ever loved and the father of a daughter that he didn't even know existed.
Ryan makes himself impossible to resist. He looks at her and she's immediately taken back, remembering the feel of his hands on her body, the whispers of love into her hair as he'd made them one. A simple kiss brings back the feelings of desire that time and separation should have diminished.
Leah realizes then and there that Ryan is more dangerous to her now than he has ever been and that she just may lose him forever...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 1:59:47 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
May your sleep be refreshing and bring you to a new day with easier breathing and better health (another day nearer) ♥

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 2:06:29 AM PDT
Thank you redandwhite! That was lovely and so sweet. From your keyboard to the ears of the universe...... Good night......

Wendy ❤

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 3:49:33 AM PDT
4Nbahu says:
I have love libraries since I first discovered them in elementary school when I was a child. Our local library was limited and the head librarian had a clear idea as to what she considered good reading. I now realize that with the budget and space constraints she was just trying to get the best literature she could. Unfortunately, she didn't consider Nancy Drew worth giving money or space to. I love the quietness that is a library, hushed as if in any moment anything can happen and when I get just the right book, it does.

In college my room mate was able to get me a job in the library. I thought I'd love it and I did except for shelf reading. Staring and looking at spine labels to make sure people have put things back where they belong was beyond boring.

When I moved to India the ability to volunteer at a library was how I kept my sanity. In the beginning books were to expensive to buy and the choice in the book shops were so limited. But at the library I volunteer at, the expats would donate their books, because they were too heavy and they didn't want to pay for over poundage. The excitement of seeing a new box of donations, and going through it, wondering if there was going to be a new discovery. That is how we discovered J.D. Robb. It got to the point whenever anyone was travelling to the US we would ask that they pick up her latest. After a few years they actually started showing up in the local stores.

Libraries, a haven, a place to escape to, a place to feel at home.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 3:58:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2013 4:06:51 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Just thought that I would share a very special website with you all,

I have been bowled over time and time again by the wonderful animated artistic e-cards, together with wonderful music, on the site ever since I discovered it way back in about 2000 when I saw her first Xmas card, it is possible to preview the cards and well worth it, try it out and enjoy I am sure that this will appeal to so many of you caring people (membership is very reasonable, but you don't have to be a member to view the cards).

To start you off I have chosen this one "The Bee and the Butterfly"

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 4:15:21 AM PDT
4Nbahu says:
@redandwhite that was adorable..

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 4:16:02 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
"Waltz of the Flowers"

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 4:17:06 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ 4N
Yes I know - I just love them - I can spend hours on the site.
How are you today ?

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 4:20:27 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
It has been a bit quiet on the thread today so I needed something to post to keep us on the first page :-)
Today the sun is shining and we have 11,5 degrees C so the hope of spring is definitely here for us, hope it is not too hot with you, or if it is you have found somewhere reasonably cool to be
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