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Initial post: Dec 3, 2013, 10:10:45 PM PST
Good day to all :) Welcome to the first December Winey Wench Wednesday!
Today, the whine is brought to you courtesy of the letter M - in my household that stands for Math, the current bane of my daughter's existence, and by extension, the rest of the household. Today is also brought to you by the letter C - that stands for chemistry. It's been quite a turn around for my household, going from fairly effortless good marks, to a drop of 20%+ in each subject. Darn, we have some work to get to in our house. I'll have a math quiz question for you all later on.

First though, onto a better subject - books! Little books, big books, fun books, serious books, I (obviously) love them all. I'll share my picks with you, and hope that you will share your picks with me.

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Posted on Dec 3, 2013, 10:12:28 PM PST
Current starter schedule:

Lover of Books - Friday, December 6 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
KaJoLa - Saturday, December 7, Start time: 11:00pm-1:00am ET
Leo Little Monday, December 9 Start time 10:00pm - 2:00am PT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, December 10 Start time around midnight PT
Robb - Wednesday, December 11 Start Time: 10pm PT
Lover of Books - Friday, December 13 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
Susan-Saturday, December 14 Start Time: Midnight-7am ET
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, December 17 Start time around midnight PT
Lover of Books - Friday, December 20 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, December 24 Start time around midnight PT
Lover of Books - Friday, December 27 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, December 31 Start time around midnight PT


.✿. Open Dates:

Thursday, December 5 (I'll open if we don't have any takers [Sandy])
Sunday, December 8
Thursday, December 12
Sunday, December 15
Monday, December 16
Wednesday, December 18
Thursday, December 19
Saturday, December 21
Sunday, December 22
Monday, December 23
Wednesday, December 25
Thursday, December 26
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Posted on Dec 3, 2013, 10:15:04 PM PST
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Free Books and Chat Book Discussion

Yay! The votes are in, and have been tabulated. In an overwhelming win, our book for the next book discussion is

Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann (Not Currently Free)
When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.

Looking forward to our first book discussion of 2014!

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Posted on Dec 3, 2013, 10:18:22 PM PST
And, now for the math question that has us stumped, days and days later:

A plane flies from Calgary to Winnipeg. The distance from Calgary to Winnipeg is 1200 miles. If the plane has a headwind of 50 mph, it takes 30 minutes longer to fly there. How fast is the plane going if there is no headwind?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013, 10:40:31 PM PST
Lets see, That would be algebra and that is why I don't have a college degree...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013, 10:45:52 PM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Donna
Thank you so much for your start -with the Alphabet - all those letters in all those books :-)
It is f-a-r too early or me to be thinking of M questions - I am not properly awake - mind you when I am awake I am sure I will have difficulty cracking that one.
Perhaps I can pose a K question
How is your little kitten - making you sneeze ? or.....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013, 10:51:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2013, 10:51:34 PM PST
Dillydally says:
While I thank you for opening the thread, that's a *dreadful* question to ask someone who hasn't done algebra for 44 years! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013, 10:51:26 PM PST
Thanks for a getting started Donna. I'm sure some of my gray hair is a direct result of two out of three of my boys who hated math. I have been up close and personal with the whine of which you speak. ;>)

Posted on Dec 3, 2013, 10:54:21 PM PST
robb says:
Lyn's first answer was it was going 30 minutes faster.

x(time) times y (speed) = 1200
x plus 30 times y minus 50 = 1200

simultaneous equations. Sure. Right. Never heard of them.

She is thinking two hours but isn't sure. Hopefully she will not be up all night thinking about it. Anyway pen to paper at the moment and the wheels are turning.

Stayed tuned

Posted on Dec 3, 2013, 10:57:56 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
@ Donna, thanks for starting us on this beautiful morning here in SA. The sun is shining and all is well!

You have to be kidding! I can't even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday! There is not a snowballs hope in h.. that I could answer your question. Sorry!

Posted on Dec 3, 2013, 11:03:12 PM PST
robb says:
She is out of practice solving that type but give her some time.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013, 11:03:53 PM PST
Dillydally says:
Well at least I identified that it was two equations, even if I have NO idea how to solve two of them at once!

Posted on Dec 3, 2013, 11:09:27 PM PST
redandwhite says:
Well to evade the question of math and algebra I am heading off out with my rain trousers at the ready - maybe ammy has a book called 'Quick answers for tricky Winey Wench Wednesday Math Queries' - happy hunting :-)

Posted on Dec 3, 2013, 11:28:33 PM PST
Happy Wednesday everyone. A Freebie (free when posted) to begin the day . . .

Cedardale Court (The First Road) - Suspense

Full of daring fools, haunting old flames, and brimming with panicked villainy, the Oregon countryside was meant to solve Canner Connelly's problems, not make them worse. But, after their well-intentioned move to Cedardale Court, the safety and peace of mind he's longed for since the passing of his wife, for him and his daughter, Chloe, might be farther away than ever.
Almost as soon as the sun comes up, the promising start at Uncle Henry's falls rather short when the ever inept inhabitants of Cedardale Court start their days. One domestic dispute, a little reckless driving, and a broken fire hydrant later, what normally might have been an enjoyable Sunday morning quickly turns into a slightly darker affair when a human hand turns up in the bushes.
From then on, things only get messier and more frightfully uncertain as, one by one, the secrets that have been so carefully kept, for so very long, unravel for everyone.
*A neo-gothic fabulation, bordered on the lines of hysterical realism, wrapped up in a quirky little murder mystery*

* 4.2 Stars / 60 Reviews

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013, 11:32:17 PM PST
Dillydally says:
I bought this one November 4, 2012. On rereading this blurb, I just may have to send it to my Kindle for a read. Sounds good. Thanks for the post. :)

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 1:49:57 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Remembering Christmas: A Novel by Dan Walsh
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
Rick Denton lives his life on his terms. He works hard, plays hard, and answers to no one. So when his mother calls on Thanksgiving weekend begging him to come home after his stepfather has a stroke, Rick is more than a little reluctant. He's never liked Art and resents the man's presence in his life, despite the fact that his own father abandoned the family when Rick was just twelve. When what was supposed to be just a couple days helping out at the family bookstore turns into weeks of cashing out old ladies and running off the homeless man who keep hanging about, Rick's attitude sours even more.

Still, slowly but surely, the little bookstore and its quirky patrons--as well as the lovely young woman who works at his side each day--work their magic on him, revealing to Rick the truth about his family, his own life, and the true meaning of Christmas. With skillful storytelling, Dan Walsh creates a Christmas story will have readers remembering every good and perfect gift of Christmas.

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 2:19:44 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Taking Flight by Adrian R. Magnuson (Literary Fiction - 4.5 out of 5 stars - 184 customer reviews)
Publication Date: July 17, 2012
Jeremy Walsh's parents assume he's been abducted by the elderly man he met on a cross-country flight, but it's the other way around.

Share in the journey of two unlikely companions who meet in midair: 13-year-old Jeremy, sent against his will by his career-absorbed father to spend the summer with his bipolar mother in New York, and Harry Herndon, elderly, one-legged and afflicted with mid-stage Alzheimer's, who escapes his the confinement of home for what may be his last adventure. Outcasts of sorts, they begin their cross-country getaway, trailed by Harry's wife and Jeremy's parents, each of whom threaten to cut their journey short. The story that follows is a race against time and circumstance as the two quickly bond over their mutual love of birding while experiencing the joys and growing pains of Taking Flight in their own, very different, ways.

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 3:07:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2013, 3:09:35 AM PST
Ya know the good thing about so many places doing apps online is that you can apply for a job in the middle of the night with
your pj's on... I have just spent the last hour or so doing Kmart's pre hire assessment.
That's what I was doing when the surge protector blew..

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 3:41:51 AM PST
Dustyjob says:
Of all the math question in all the world, those are the ones I hate the most. Always did. I just can't wrap my brain around algebra. Sorry, I can't help.


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2013, 3:54:18 AM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
I do so hope that all your hard work pans out well for you, crossing my fingers that they will be wanting exactly what you can offer ♥

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 3:55:50 AM PST
Thanks red..

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 4:14:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2013, 4:15:57 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Three workmen, an Italian a Frenchman and an Englishman, working at the top of a skyscraper, open their lunch boxes together every day.
One day the Italian says "If I have pizza in my lunchbox again tomorrow, I will throw myself off the roof here."
the Frenchman says "If I have frogs legs in my lunchbox again tomorrow, I will throw myself off the roof here."
the Englishman says "If I have spam in my lunchbox again tomorrow, I will also throw myself off the roof."
The next day at lunch the Italian opens his lunchbox to find pizza yet again - he jumps off the roof, the Frenchman opens his lunchbox to find frogs legs yet again - he jumps off the roof, the Englishman opens his lunchbox to find spam yet again - he also jumps off the roof.
On the street the wives of the three men have arrived and are shocked with the situation, the Italian's wife said "Oh I do wish that I had known he did not like getting pizza in his lunchbox every day"
the French man's wife said "Oh I do wish that I had known he did not like getting frogs legs in his lunchbox every day"
The Englishman's wife said "Well I really don't understand this at all, he always packs his own lunchbox"

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 4:27:37 AM PST
☀ Suze says:
Thanks Donna,

I got a headache just reading that math problem! I'm going to pass because if I tried it I'd use up my daily allotment of brain power and wouldn't have any left to get me through the rest of the day!

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 4:37:53 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
Donna, it doesn't appear that you are getting much help from this thread. We're all only here for a good time! No taxing those few brain cells some of us have left. Perhaps when the clever crowd pop in you will have more luck:)

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 4:40:34 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
Sandy, have you sent them in to Kmart? Do they say whether they are looking to fill posts now or in the new year? I so hope you are successful. Holding thumbs!
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