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Initial post: May 11, 2014, 8:28:20 PM PDT
kajola says:
Welcome to Free Books and Chat (FB&C) -Monday, May 12, 2014
Thanks for stopping by!

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You are welcome to join us for conversation.
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Posted on May 11, 2014, 8:29:37 PM PDT
kajola says:
╰♥.☆.♥╮ FB&C Book Discussion - Voting ╰♥.☆.♥╮

The next book discussion is scheduled for Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 6:00pm PT.

Donna has updated the June book nomination & voting thread:

Saturday evening Donna listed the 13 books to be voted on. Interested participants may vote on one, two, or three choices for the book they would like to discuss. First place votes get 3 points, second place votes get 2 points, and third place votes get 1 point. Voting will end at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST on Monday. The selected book will be announced in FREE Books and Chat - Monday, May 12.

(The voting is extended until Monday in case people are busy with Mother's Day Activites.)

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Posted on May 11, 2014, 8:31:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 12, 2014, 8:43:30 AM PDT
kajola says:
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(¸.*´ ¸.*´*' ~* ⊱✿⊰ FB&C Start Schedule: - Tuesday, May 13, start time 10 - 11 pm EDT
PlaysInTheDirt - Wednesday, May 14, start time around 10 pm EDT
chemmajRN - Thursday, May 15, start time around 9 pm PDT
Snowlady Sandy, Friday 16, start around that time..

.✿. Open Dates:

Saturday, May 17
Sunday, May 18
Monday, May 19
Tuesday, May 20
Wednesday, May 21
Thursday, May 22
Friday, May 23
Saturday, May 24
Sunday, May 25


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

ETA - chemmajRN

Posted on May 11, 2014, 8:32:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 12, 2014, 12:41:16 PM PDT
kajola says:
Today is "Limerick Day"

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There was a young fellow named Lear
Who invented Limericks, we hear,
so now we converse
in humorous verse
on Limerick Day every year

Named for the Irish city of Limerick, this much loved verse form was popularized by Edward Lear (not invented alas, but `popularize' didn't scan...) and could date back as much as five hundred years. Its distinctive metre and AABBA rhyming scheme lend themselves well to nonsense verse, and so Limericks are often childish or obscene. The best ones tend to be both.

Why not celebrate Limerick Day this year with a copy of Edward Lear's original 1846 opus, `A Book of Nonsense' NOT FREE The Book of Nonsense: To Which is Added More Nonsense with all the Original Pictures and Verses, and recite all 72 of his Limericks to your astounded family, friends and colleagues? Alternatively, make up some of your own! All it takes is some spare time, a sense of rhythm and a warped or filthy imagination.

Sorry, the free version of The Book of Nonsense is unavailable right now.
ETA: The free version has since become available again for most of us.

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Beauty's Skin Deep

As a beauty I'm not a great star,
For there are others more handsome by far.
But my face, I don't mind it
For I am behind it
Tis the folks in the front that I jar.

Posted on May 11, 2014, 8:35:56 PM PDT
kajola says:
Today is also "Nutty Fudge Day"

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Nutty Fudge Day is a day you don't want to miss if you have a sweet tooth! The earliest recorded evidence of fudge dates back to a letter written in 1886 by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge of Vasser College in Baltimore, USA. Other stories include a college lecturer in Virginia who was teaching toffee making but the temperature wasn't high enough, resulting in fudge. Another story is that fudge was accidentally invented when a baker was trying to make caramel. The invention of fudge may have been an accident but the subsequent eating of it certainly isn't!

In Europe, fudge is usually made just from sugar, cream and butter while American-style fudge also contains chocolate. Just add in some crunchy nuts and there's your nutty fudge! Easy to make but hard-to-resist, nutty fudge is best enjoyed with friends. Why not whip up a batch and make up some games for the kids to enjoy at the same time. Just remember to clean those teeth afterwards!

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Nutty White Fudge
From Taste of Home

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon whole milk
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 ounces white baking chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Gradually add sugar. Beat in melted chocolate. Add vanilla and salt; mix well. Stir in walnuts. Spread into a buttered 8-in. square pan. Chill for 4-5 hours before cutting. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 1 pound.

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Nutty Chocolate Fudge
From Domino Sugar

1 - (1 lb.) pkg. Domino® Confectioners Sugar (approx. 3 3/4 cups)
1/2 cup - unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup - butter or margarine
1/4 cup - evaporated milk
1 teaspoon - vanilla
1/4 teaspoon - salt
1/2 cup - chopped walnuts or pecans

Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Combine all ingredients, except nuts, in medium heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and creamy, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in nuts. Spread evenly in pan. Cool completely. Cut in squares.

Makes 2 dozen pieces.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 10:02:05 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hi KaJoLa
Thank you for getting the new week started

I'm getting my caffeine drip
be quiet and let me sip
Til it takes effect
I'll be a wreck
Just trying to get a grip

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2014, 10:09:14 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
It's a pity, said the judge
your wife scalded you with hot fudge.
And by the burns on your face,
they shouldn't leave too deep a trace.
Now, had I been her, I'd have put
you in it - after all, what's fudge without a nut?

Posted on May 11, 2014, 11:01:45 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
As You Slide Down the Banister of Life, Remember:

1. Jim Baker and Jimmy Swaggert have written an impressive new book. It's called "Ministers Do More Than Lay People."

2. Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary.

3. The difference between the Pope and your boss...the Pope only expects you to kiss his ring.

4. My mind works like lightning. One brilliant flash and it is gone.

5. The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom.

6. I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once. The seat folded up, the drink spilled and that ice, well, it really chilled the mood.

7. It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable. Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too.

8. A husband is someone who, after taking the trash out, gives the impression that he just cleaned the whole house.

9. My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

10. As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.

Posted on May 11, 2014, 11:15:18 PM PDT
KaJoLa, Thanks for getting us started today.. Hope you have a great day..

Posted on May 11, 2014, 11:16:41 PM PDT
Hi red, I'm finally home.. Didn't think we would ever get the placed cleaned up tonight..
It was 12:40 when we left.. Very busy...

Posted on May 12, 2014, 3:50:30 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Love In Touch by Lucy May Lennox

"A heartwarming and beautiful story, and a glimpse into a world most wouldn't consider even imagining." -Gail R. Delaney, author of Precious Things

Kassie has felt adrift ever since her dad died when she was in college. Now 24 and living in Seattle, she gets interested in learning sign language through her roommate, a sign language interpreter. One day at a Deaf community event, she sees a young man sitting off by himself. Kassie feels compelled to try signing to him--the fact that he's strikingly handsome doesn't hurt.

Jake has been deaf and blind since birth. His disability has cut him off from the world, but beneath his isolated exterior, is a smart, sweet guy with a dry sense of humor. Despite the odds, he's highly educated, but at 26, he's gotten stuck in a rut, with few friends and no clear career plans. Until a sweet-smelling girl introduces herself to him unexpectedly, and opens up a whole new world to him.

Jake is more intelligent, more genuine than anyone she has met before, and for the first time Kassie starts to feel like her life has some direction. But as their friendship deepens into something more, the difficulty in communicating with each other only grows, and it seems like everyone they know thinks their relationship won't work. How can they come to a deeper understanding of each other, and a find a future together?

Posted on May 12, 2014, 4:03:09 AM PDT
With new friends from all over,
I swear, I'm in clover!
Two thousand free books,
But no time to look,
My cup, truly has runneth over.

Welcome to a beautiful Monday.
It promises to be such a fun day.
Except, and of course,
For my beautiful horse,
For whom today is a run day.

Thanks, KaJoLa. Please do not tell Mr. Dirt that it is nutty fudge day, or I'll have to go straight to the kitchen after I clean up from riding and make a few batches of his favorite pecan fudge! (No. 8? Nailed him!)

Posted on May 12, 2014, 4:06:08 AM PDT
kajola says:
Good morning!

Red - thanks for adding some limericks... love the one about caffeine

I must get ready and get to work now. I will be back later.

Have a great day everyone!

Posted on May 12, 2014, 5:12:07 AM PDT
Karl says:
I never got back to yesterday thread to answer, so I'll answer today:

Red - Yes, the humor helps, so it's always a treat to read your posts. I, like others forward them to friends. My days for the most part, I guess are "relaxing", if you can call it that right now. Depends on what I am doing at the moment. Like other retirees have said before me. I don't know how I managed to do the things I did while I was still working. I have more free time now and still don't get done with what I am doing. But I guess that's the point of retirement. There will be something to do tomorrow.

Biscay-I'll try to find a picture that captures most of the yard/garden to post. May have to do two or three and rotate. Our home is in Ajijic Mexico, which lies between Lake Chapala and mountains with an elevation of 5000 feet, moderate temps and reasonable humidity levels year round. Pretty much anything grows here and can grow quite large. One of our favorite restaurants, which, was part of the hotel we first stayed at, has a rubber tree in their outside dining area that you can eat under. It has a 40-50 foot spread on top. Pomegranates are quite common in yards here and are, in fact, just starting to bear fruit. We have a lime tree that produces more fruit than we need, so most of it gets given away. Passionfruit vines grow here as well. I don't have one yet but it has been on my list to get, so maybe this year. My biggest problem is I like almost everything, but don't have the room. So it is a challenge what to keep and what to give up.

Playsinthe dirt - Thanks so much for your gift of Not Free Beginning at The End (Finding God When Your World Falls Apart). I have a couple of her other books which are quite good.

BubbaK - Still hanging on one day at time.

Thanks to all who stopped and sent well wishes. Moving forward. Today will prove to be another step on the path. Meeting with Notario today to start to probate his will and change deed to house to just my name for resale purposes, if and when the time ever comes.

Posted on May 12, 2014, 6:48:30 AM PDT
Good morning all :) Thank you for the start, KaJoLa.

From my watchlist today:
Kingdom Come - Devi Mara - Romance
Seadrift (Bunny Elder Adventures) - J. B. Hawker - Romantic Mystery

Other picks this morning:
By the Waters of Kadesh (Journey to Canaan) - Carole Towriss - Historical Fiction
FATAL VIRTUES: The Color Red - Bo Sebastian - Inspirational Fiction

Posted on May 12, 2014, 8:04:33 AM PDT
kajola says:
Adventures of the Wee Three
by: Carolyn Devonshire
* Based on a college experience

They drank too much at a watering hole
Three gals lost their wits, went out of control
Men ogled and flirted
Desires so perverted
The girls checked out before meeting each troll

But three liters of wine quickly passed through
So their journey home went a bit askew
Their kidneys had been filled
An urgency instilled
They needed release, but there was no loo

As they coasted up the seaside highway
All three were suffering in much dismay
They had to park the car
Alongside a "wet bar"
On a rock jetty the trio did stray

They complained how easy it was for men
Jan wished she was a rooster, not a hen
With their backs to the sea
Pants down, they took a pee
Before they got home, they did it again

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2014, 8:11:28 AM PDT
Francie says:
Red, these are hilarious!!!! Thanks for the morning laughs!!!

Posted on May 12, 2014, 8:14:52 AM PDT
chemmaj rn says:
I will pick up Thursday May 15

FB&C Start Schedule: - Tuesday, May 13, start time 10 - 11 pm EDT
PlaysInTheDirt - Wednesday, May 14, start time around 10 pm EDT
chemmajRN - Thursday, May 15, start time around 9 pm PDT
Snowlady Sandy, Friday 16, start around that time..

.✿. Open Dates:

Saturday, May 17
Sunday, May 18
Monday, May 19
Tuesday, May 20
Wednesday, May 21
Thursday, May 22
Friday, May 23
Saturday, May 24
Sunday, May 25


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

Posted on May 12, 2014, 8:17:20 AM PDT
A flea and a fly in a flue,
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, "Let us flee!"
"Let us fly," said the flea,
And they flew through a flaw in the flue.

Posted on May 12, 2014, 8:42:39 AM PDT
Well, I woke up... I think I need more sleep but wanted to say Hi! and wish everybody a good day...

Hi!, Good Day everybody...

Posted on May 12, 2014, 8:47:16 AM PDT
For Nutty Fudge day......

From our own BJ... Miss You..



1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey (Blackjack)
2 (1 lb) boxes powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans or 1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Melt chocolate bits in a microwave or double broiler, stirring frequently.
2. As soon as chocolate is melted, mix Jack Daniels with the powdered sugar in a large bowl,and add to the melted chocolate, stir well, add nuts.
3. Turn into a 13x9x2-inch pan and cover with plastic wrap.
4. This sets quickly and you want to cool it long enough to set but still warm enough to cut.
5. Since this is a no cook recipe regarding the booze be careful how much you eat and don't serve to minors.
Serves: 16 Yield: 1 recipe Units: US | Metric

Posted on May 12, 2014, 8:54:21 AM PDT
kajola says:
One has to read a lot of really bad limericks to find a few decent ones!

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An UnHappy Limerick
By: Jessica Jemima

Today - it was filled with sorrow
But that's why I'm glad for tomorrow
I'll end the fight
And make it all right
Because time is not something we borrow

I don't know why it went wrong
But we're OK now - we're moving along
But if I was betrayed
Would I have stayed?
And suffered this torment lifelong?

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My cat and my dog always fight

My cat and my dog always fight
They scratch, and they kick and they bite
But I wouldn't care
If they pulled out their hair
As long as I get sleep at night

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There once was a very fat cat

There once was a very fat cat
who sat and he sat and he sat
he sat in a chair
Primping his hair
But his master kept patting it flat

Posted on May 12, 2014, 9:02:34 AM PDT
Lenora says:
Hello everyone! :) Thanks for the start, KaJoLa! I had a lovely nap this morning and am thinking about taking another.

Posted on May 12, 2014, 9:07:10 AM PDT
Looking for a summery fudge recipe and happened on this one - Pink Lemonade fudge - you can use Koolaid pink lemonade mix as a sub for the frosting packet...


For the fudge:
7oz marshmallow creme (Fluff)
2 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
pinch salt
1 pkt (0.10oz) Duncan Hines frosting creations Pink Lemonade flavor
For the garnish:
8oz white almond bark (vanilla candiquik)
1 pkt (0.10oz) Duncan Hines frosting creations Pink Lemonade flavor
1/4 cup white sparkling sugar


Line a 9inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add marshmallow creme with white chocolate morsels (not melted). Set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine butter, sugar, heavy cream and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. Whisk in the pink lemonade packet. Pour hot mixtures into mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer (or stand mixer) whisk the ingredients together until creamy and chocolate is melted.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Refrigerate and allow to set about 2 hours.
When ready, remove fudge from pan with the parchment paper. Trim the edges and cut fudge into inch pieces (64 total pieces). Melt vanilla candiquik in microwave for one minute. Stir. Add in pink lemonade packet. Stir and return to microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour into a ziploc bag, snip off corner and drizzle over fudge. Sprinkle immediately with sparkling sugar. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. ENJOY

Posted on May 12, 2014, 9:14:16 AM PDT
How about marbled orange fudge?

48 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

1-1/2 teaspoons plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 package white baking chips (10 to 12 ounces)
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
3 teaspoons orange extract
12 drops yellow food coloring
5 drops red food coloring


Grease a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cream and remaining
butter. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring
to a boil; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir
in chips and marshmallow creme until smooth.
Remove 1 cup and set aside. Add orange extract and food coloring to
the remaining mixture; stir until blended. Pour into prepared pan.
Drop reserved marshmallow mixture by tablespoonfuls over the top;
cut through with a knife to swirl. Cover and refrigerate until set.
Cut into squares. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.

Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 109 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.
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