SparkPeople A Book Club Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10007 As it is titled...A BOOK CLUB! Let's see what you are reading, favorite authors, favorite genre's., etc. Once a month we select a book to read and discuss. Happy reading and sparking! SparkPeople A Book Club Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10007 Open Suggestion Book suggestions for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57539819 Please place any suggestions for May in this thread. Only restriction is the book needs to be out for at least 1 year. <BR> Voting will open around noon on the 21 St. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:12:42 EST Genre Selection for May, June, & July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57495779 Here are some genre's that I came up with that we Haven't read yet... <BR> <BR> Historical fiction <BR> Realist fiction <BR> Dystopian - though Divergent probably fits in this category <BR> Utopian <BR> Science fiction <BR> Mystery <BR> Cozy Mystery <BR> Action/Adventure <BR> <BR> <BR> Please rate in order of preference. <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:24:27 EST Scribd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x57362594 Has anyone every used Scribd? I just downloaded it to my phone and Kindle Fire yesterday and I love it. It's like Netflix for books!! So many great books on there. Of course, none of the ones that we are reading this month are on there, but there are a lot of other great books from pretty much any topic you can think of. It's $8.99 month and I started with the free one-month trial. This is definitely one $9 monthly charge I do not mind paying!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 19:11:08 EST April 2014 ~ YA Genre ~ Divergent Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57345487 Please place all comments and questions in this thread for Divergent by Veronica Roth! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:30:02 EST 1 Day Vote Off- Divergent vs The Giver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57316548 Please vote for either Divergent or the Giver. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:40:19 EST Words for Readers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x57271919 Each Wednesday I send "A Word We Need" inbox to all the teachers at my school. Today's word is one that I think many of us can relate to: <BR> Librocubularist: noun: One who reads in bed. <BR> Use: "George was a devoted librocubularist. He always felt that books were best read in the comfort of his bed, by torchlight if possible." <BR> Now, I prefer my reading in bed, by book light, and on the Kindle. The best is when hubby is reading beside me. <BR> <em>128</em> <BR> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:19:19 EST Professor of Literature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x57267573 Hello Book Lovers! <BR> <BR> I feel at home in a group centered on literature. I teach literature courses and both belong to one and own another book club, not including this one. I look forward to discussing books with you all! <BR> <BR> Feel free, too, to join my new book club (there are only 3 members so far!), if you're looking to read more than one book a month. I read, like, 3468. Hahaha! <BR> <BR> Great to be here! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>readwithjenn.wordpress.com/ </link> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:21:33 EST April Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x57260749 What does everyone want to see in the April Challenge? Post all ideas by Saturday so I can make the challenge on Sunday so everyone is ready to go by Tuesday! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:48:17 EST Let's Vote ~ April 2014 Young Adult Genre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57257377 Please vote for 2 choices from the following list. Voting will be open until the morning of March 30th. <BR> <BR> <BR> City of Bones by Cassandra Clare <BR> The Fault in Our Stars by John Green <BR> The Giver by Lois Lowry <BR> Divergent by Veronica Roth <BR> Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:22:08 EST Let's Vote - April 2014 Open Suggestion Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57257341 Please vote for 2 choices from the following list. To see an explanation of the book check out the suggestion thread. Voting will be open until the morning of March 30th. <BR> <BR> <BR> Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane <BR> A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read <BR> Dreamers of the Day: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell <BR> Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder <BR> Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier <BR> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:18:05 EST Stephen King http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57212024 I'm wondering if any of you are "constant readers" of Stephen King, and would like to pick a book of his to discuss during one of these Book Club months coming up. Some are extremely out of the limelight, but excellent literary works, like LISEY'S STORY. Amazing about sisters. I'd be happy to suggest a "type" of Stephen King book, too, if anyone cares to "hear" my ideas. <BR> <BR> NYINME Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:05:36 EST April Suggestions - Young Adult Genre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57190264 Please list any suggestions for the genre of the month discussion. This month will be Young Adult. Any young adult targeted book qualifies. Please limit suggestions to books out for at least 1 year to allow for easier access for members. <BR> <BR> Suggestions will be open until around noon on 3/25. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:57:17 EST April Open Discussion Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57190185 Please list all suggestions for April`s any genre book discussion here. This discussion is not limited by genre type but please limit suggestions to books out for at least 1 year to allow for better access for all members. <BR> <BR> Suggestions will be accepted until about noon on the 25th of March. <BR> <BR> Here is a list of books previously discussed <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x5<BR>3444346 </link> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:51:06 EST GoodReads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x57185330 How many of you are on GoodReads? I have just recently started tracking my books there and I really like it! I would love to find my spark friends there, but I have no idea how to do that. If you can help, I would appreciate it! <BR> <BR> Michele Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:52:43 EST Book Choice Option Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x57098995 So we have been selecting out of various genres for the last 6 months. Previously we had an open suggestion format where it didn't matter the genre for the month just what someone thought the group would like to read. We were selecting many of the same types of books and the genre a month selection process was born. <BR> <BR> Here is your chance to vote on continuing with the genre a month or going back to the open suggestion format. <BR> <BR> Please only vote once. Please just vote in th... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:15:27 EST Books Read March 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x56958946 I thought it would be fun to keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your t... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:23:03 EST Me Talk Pretty One Day ~ March 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56955436 Please post all comments and questions about Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris in this thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:12:37 EST Munching on Greens in March Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56941064 <em>437</em> <em>137</em> MARCH CHALLENGE is here! <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Sounds like most of you really enjoyed the set up of February's challenge. So, I've tweaked it a little to give some variety for those who may want something new, but ultimately it's a similar challenge! <BR> <BR> For the month of March let's focus on... <BR> <BR> * <em>311</em> Marching along....Fitness: <BR> -Get outside for some fitness - walk, bike, run, snowshoe (for those in a snowy ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:34:03 EST Let's vote March 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56871035 Please vote for two books from the following suggestions: <BR> <BR> Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris <BR> The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain <BR> Hyperbole & a Half by Allie Brown <BR> Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson <BR> A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson <BR> Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich <BR> Crashed by Timothy Hallinan <BR> Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing by Patrick McManus <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until around Noon CST Feb 26 <BR> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:34:26 EST March Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56792892 Can't believe it is that time already but this year is flying. <BR> <BR> March's genre is Humor/Comedy. This could be a book written by a humorist or it could be a funny fiction book. Any book whose point it is to make the reader laugh would qualify. <BR> <BR> So post your suggestions here with a short description and a link to where we can find out more about the book such as amazon or goodreads. <BR> <BR> Voting will start around the 22nd. <BR> <BR> Have fun! Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:40:43 EST Excuses and Pounds Begone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56643741 Anyone want to join me in losing a few pounds this month? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:52:47 EST Feb 2014 ~ Edenbrooke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56605225 Please add all comments, updates, etc here about Edenbrooke by Julieanne Donaldson Sat, 1 Feb 2014 16:32:10 EST Books Read February 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x56604377 I thought it would be fun to keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth your t... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 15:06:31 EST For the Love Of.....February 2014 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56552589 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Here is the February Challenge: <BR> <BR> For the love of FITNESS: <BR> -Go for a walk every day OR track your steps <BR> -Build your muscles - do a strength training exercise every day! <BR> <BR> For the love of NUTRITION: <BR> -Drink at least 6 cups of water every day <BR> -Eat at least 3 servings of freggies every day <BR> <BR> Each item is worth 5 points, for a total of 20points possible per day! <BR> <BR> Examples of how to track: <BR> 1. Walked, ST, 6cups of w... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:52:59 EST Let's Vote Feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56484634 Please vote for 2 from the follow suggestions. <BR> <BR> See suggestion thread for more information on each title. <BR> <BR> Voting will be open until about Noon on 01/28. <BR> <BR> Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Philips <BR> Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen <BR> Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson <BR> Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers <BR> Love Story by Erich Segal <BR> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:28:25 EST Hello Fellow Bibliophiles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x56453928 Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> My name is Judy and I'm a voracious reader. I slowed down a little bit over the past few years while I was in school and then helping my husband to recover from a stroke, but recently have resumed my reading ways! <BR> <BR> My first choices for reading are generally horror, suspense, murder mysteries. I'm excited to be joining this group and having my horizons expanded a bit :) <BR> <BR> I just purchased Quiet for my Kindle. Excellent bonus that it was only $2.99!! ... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:05:10 EST February Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56438960 Please post all ideas, thoughts, questions, and concerns regarding the February challenge here! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:13:38 EST February Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56402864 I can't believe that January is already more than half over! Yikes! <BR> <BR> February's genre is Romance! As long as it is romantic story at heart, it qualifies. <BR> <BR> List all suggestions in this thread. Voting will open around the 22nd of January. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:25:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x56325901 I am so glad there is a book club here for me to join. <em>224</em> I was wanting to join one for a while now. Now I got too. I hope I enjoy it. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:22:07 EST 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x56311092 I found this link and thought I'd share it for those who like to read the book before seeing the movie version. A lot of times, I don't even realize a movie I've seen was based on a book. I typically like to read the book first, but it doesn't always happen that way. What about you? Do you read the book or watch the movie first? Have you read any of these books? <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/boo<BR>ks-to-read-before-they-hit-theaters-th<BR>is-year </link> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:31:15 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x56253452 Hi I have weight to lose and plus I enjoy reading the bible first most but also novels and varieties. I look forward to discussions. Nice meeting ya all. &#128515; Tue, 7 Jan 2014 01:16:59 EST OT: If you love the choreography and dancing of th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x56247013 If you love the choreography and dancing of the old movies you'll love this.. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=mz3CPz<BR>dCDws </link> <BR> <BR> <em>351</em> <em>342</em> <em>350</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:43:32 EST Books Read January 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x56198534 I thought it would be fun to keep track of books we read each month and also rate them. This is similar to the “what are you reading” thread, but we will include only those books we finish reading in the month. If you start a book the previous month, but finish in the current month, it counts for the current month. Please list title, author and your rating. You can also add a short review if you’d like. <BR> <BR> Let’s use a 5 star rating system: <BR> <BR> 1 star * Hated it~Not worth... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:44:45 EST Jan 2014 ~ Excuses Begone Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56172319 Please post all thoughts, questions, etc on Excuses Begone: How to change life long self defeating thinking habits by Dr. Wayne Dyer Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:04:47 EST Jan 2014 ~ Quiet Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56172144 Please post all your thoughts, questions, etc about Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that can't stop talking by Susan Cain <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:54:26 EST Just Do It January 2014 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x56123990 Sorry for the delay, I've had a hectic week (check blog 12/27 if you want more details) <BR> <BR> Let's kick off the New Year with a challenge focusing on the basics to help us get back on track after the holidays! <BR> <BR> Areas of focus: <BR> <BR> Track fitness: at least 10 minutes each day <BR> Track nutrition: every bite/drink! <BR> Personal goal: pick one thing you want to do daily this month (drink water, go for a walk, read a book, anything) <BR> <BR> Each item will be worth 5 poi... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:37:05 EST Let's Vote for Jan 2014's Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56105960 Please vote for 2 from the following suggestions: <BR> The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown <BR> <BR> Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard by Chip Heath <BR> <BR> Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain <BR> <BR> Wake The F*ck Up And Start Your Day! - How To Wake Up Early Everyday So You Can Get Things Done - Morning Ritual Guide <BR> by Kenny Johnson <BR> <BR> Br... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:10:06 EST January Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x56059321 Please post all suggestions for January's book in this thread (even those that have been mentioned in the genre and other threads). Please also include a short description of the book or a link to it on goodreads.com, amazon.com, etc so that others can get an idea of the book. <BR> <BR> January's genre is Self Help. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 10:55:08 EST January Challenge IDEAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55986459 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> We're halfway through the month! I hope everyone is enjoying the 12 days of Christmas challenge! <BR> <BR> I'd like to start planning our January Challenge now - please post all ideas, comments, concerns, etc. regarding the challenge in this thread. I will work to include all ideas into a challenge. Let me know things you want to see, what you need more of, what you don't want, etc. <BR> <BR> Am looking to put it together after Christmas, probably the 27th, so everyone ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 09:07:44 EST Former English Major! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x55967953 Hello all! I LOVE to read! I was an English major in college just because I could spend four years reading and analyzing books! Best 4 years of my life! Now I'm a lawyer, but I still read all of the time! My goal this year was to read 40 books - I'm at 32.5 right now, but I am determined to make it to 40 by the end of the month, and since I have some vacation time to use, I know what I will be doing the week of Christmas! <BR> <BR> My favorite authors are Charles Dickens and Joyce Car... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:54:10 EST Best Books of 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55943957 Here are a couple of links to Best Books of 2013. One is the top 100 from Amazon and the other is from Goodreads. I haven't looked at them all, but I thought it would be fun to see how many I've read or would be interested in reading. <BR> <BR> Amazon's Link: <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/gp/b/ref=pe_629030_83<BR>592750_pe_button/?node=7734007011 </link> <BR> <BR> Goodreads breaks their best books into categories, but here's the link to the main page: <BR> <link>www.goodreads.com/choicea... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:56:40 EST A Christmas Carol - Dec 2013 Discussion Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55814175 Please post all comments, questions, thoughts, etc in this thread for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens <BR> <BR> Enjoy :-) Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:17:12 EST Skipping Christmas Dec 2013 Discussion Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55814138 All comments, thoughts, questions, etc for Skipping Christmas by John Grisham go in this post. <BR> <BR> The book is about 175 pages so a short read during a busy month. <BR> <BR> Enjoy :-) Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:13:11 EST 12 Days of Christmas December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55789647 We will do a 12 days of Christmas fitness-based challenge for December. <BR> <BR> Pretty simple to follow. Here's an example <BR> <BR> Post 1: 1 jumping jack <BR> Post 2: 2 squats and 1 jumping jack <BR> So on and so forth till 12 people have posted. Then we will restart. <BR> <BR> So, every day check in on the thread to see what the most recent exercise commitment is, do it, and then add the next step. You can post more than once in a day, but it means you have to do what the exercises bo... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:57:50 EST IDEAS for December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55750563 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> It is time to give ideas for the December month challenge. Please list anything you want to see in the challenge, or something that you don't want to see. Any questions, comments, concerns please let me know! I want to put the challenge together by Friday! Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:10:26 EST 12/2013 Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55739609 Descriptions of this month's suggestions can be found in the December Suggestion Thread. <BR> <BR> Vote for 2 selections from the following choices: <BR> <BR> Skipping Christmas: Christmas with the Kranks by John Grisham <BR> <BR> A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens <BR> <BR> Little Women by Louisa May Alcott <BR> <BR> The Stupidest Angel by Chistopher Moore <BR> <BR> An Irish Christmas by Melody Carlson <BR> <BR> A Season of Angels by Debbie Macomber <BR> <BR> The Paper bag Christma... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:58:44 EST December 2013 Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55691261 <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> This month is a holiday theme such as Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's. <BR> <BR> Please list the title, author, and a brief description of the book that you suggesting in this thread. <BR> <BR> Please limit suggestions to books that have been out at least a year to allow more access to the book. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to having lots to choose from <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:15:44 EST In Search of Free Author Swag! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55622942 Hi, <BR> <BR> I don't post here too often. Mostly because I am really busy. <BR> <BR> So forgive me please because I am coming here now asking for a favor. I am starting a book review website. I've signed up for to get ARCs but I need to have followers before the publishers will give me the ARCs. <BR> <BR> *NOTE TO THOSE WHO MAY NOT KNOW - an ARC is an Advanced Reader Copy of a book that is about to be released * <BR> <BR> I would really really appreciate it if anyone here could jo... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:11:08 EST Strategies for surviving the holidays~Post Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55525782 With the holiday season upon us, I thought we could encourage and motivate each other with ideas for staying focused on our healthy lifestyle goals during this time. What are your plans for staying on track during the holidays? <BR> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <em>446</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>408</em> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 11:55:15 EST 11/2013 ~ The Princess Bride ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55466254 The Princess Bride by William Goldman will be our book for November. Post all comments, questions and opinions about the book on this thread. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:04:13 EST HI!! Book Addict here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x55445628 Hi! I'm Sherry. I'm a book addict. I grew up way off the paved road. We didn't get cable until I was in college. I started reading like a crazy person when I was in elementary school. I've always read 3-5 books at a time. My Kindle and my iPad are my best buddies. LOL. <BR> My favorite genres are paranormal romance, romance, young adults, horror and fanfiction. <BR> <BR> I am a 43yr old married mom of 2. I'm a nurse in an Intensive Care Nursery. I still lead a pretty boring life. Books tak... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 02:05:52 EST Never Give Up November Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55440321 Never Give Up in November! <em>465</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> Since it is getting closer to the holiday season and people are getting busy busy, November's challenge is going to be a bit "easier" in terms of what to do. <BR> <BR> For the month of November we're going to focus on 3 things <BR> <BR> 1. What are you thankful for? <BR> Each day record one thing you are thankful for. 5pts each day you do this <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness minutes - we know how important it is to stick to a heal... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:41:12 EST Goodreads book giveaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55436438 FYI for those who use Goodreads <BR> <BR> Goodreads have giveaways you can sign up to win. And I actually won a book today. <BR> Just wanted to let everyone know about it. <BR> <BR> On the top of your Goodreads page there is a explore button. Click on the arrow next to it and it will take you to the giveaway page. You can enter to win as many books as you want. <BR> <BR> I won... We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan <BR> by Elizabeth Norman <BR> <B... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:47:29 EST 11/2013 Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55435794 Genre: Fantasy <BR> <BR> Listed below are the suggestions for our November read. The descriptions are in the "Nov Suggestions" thread below. Select 2 books and list them in this thread. Most votes will be the book we discuss. <BR> <BR> Stardust by Neil Gaiman <BR> City of Bones by Cassandra Clare <BR> The Princess Bride by William Goldman <BR> Among Others by Jo Walton <BR> The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey <BR> The Gunslinger by Stephen King <BR> Good Omens: The Nice & Accurate Prophecies by Ag... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:04:08 EST how come http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55415529 just wondering how come we aren't are on the leader boarders for sparkpoints? we are listed in 0 place with 0 points. that can't be right! i know i have been giving the group some of my spin things but doesn't it add up the points we collect as a team as well? Sun, 27 Oct 2013 19:14:56 EST November 2013 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55406984 In keeping with the genre per month, this month we will vote on a Fantasy book. Please list book title, author and brief description of the book and we will vote soon. Since so many of our club members get their books from the library, please select titles that have been out for a year or more. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 23:08:30 EST IDEAS for November Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55364579 I want to try and mix up our challenge a little bit for November, but want to see what fellow teammates want to see in the challenge... <BR> <BR> Please list anything you want to see or do in the challenge, as well as any other comments or questions you may have! <BR> <BR> I am hoping to put together the challenge on Sunday 10/27 so people can prepare for it before the 1st! <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:14:54 EST Tracking Books Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55225689 A while back someone posted a topic thread similar to this one and one poster had said that she created a Pinterest Board to track her books. I thought this was such a great idea and today I finally got around to doing it. It took a while to do and I'm not sure I got all the books that I've read so far this year, but it was really fun to do it. It reminded me of all the great books I have read this year. You can check it out at <link>www.pinterest.com/annrow0354/books-b<BR>ooks-and-more-... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:26:25 EST love to read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x55155294 Hi. So I love to read. My favorite genres are mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, and erotica, but I will read just about anything. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:37:12 EST 10/2013 - Where Darkness Dwells ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55137317 Please list all discussions, questions and comments for Where Darkness Dwells by Glen R. Krisch. Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:12:08 EST 10/2013 - Joyland ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55137291 Please list all discussions, comments and questions in this thread for Joyland by Stephen King. Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:10:31 EST E-Reader or Paper pages?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55115682 I love to read it is something that relaxes me and gives me an escape. My mother and sister love reading as well. My mother ONLY uses her Kindle, my sister goes back and fourth between her Kindle, and actual books. Me, being the broke one, only use actual books with paper pages, I tried downloading books to my phone for something to do at work, but its just not the same to me. I cant see myself curling up in bed with a kindle and cup of tea like I do with a novel. Also there is just someth... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:03:27 EST Dance it Out October Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55090701 <em>422</em> OCTOBER CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Our major focus this month will be on Fitness! <BR> <BR> We want to see you DANCE (for 10+mins) in October! So dust off those dance shoes, head to a ZUMBA class, or pop in a Wii dance game and SHAKE IT OUT! <BR> <BR> Our Categories: <BR> DANCE - 10+mins = 5pts per day <BR> Fitness Minutes Overall - Keep track of daily FM and post how many you have. If you exercise in ADDITION to your dance time, add 5pts (don't add 5pts if you only danced, but PL... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:11:44 EST October Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x55066993 Hey Book Club! <BR> <BR> Please post all ideas, suggestions, concerns, questions, etc. regarding October challenge HERE! I will be looking for all ideas Monday evening so as to post the challenge by Tuesday so everyone can start! <BR> <BR> List anything you want to try, things you don't like, etc. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 19:47:03 EST Favorite Authors and Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x55053104 Please suggest your favorite genres, authors, and books for me who has never read a whole lot. I get jealous when people get real excited about books and their favorite reads because I've never had those experiences. <BR> <BR> This request probably sounds weird from all the readers out there but there is a person like me. LOL! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance. <BR> Susan Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:29:22 EST 10/2013 ~ Let's Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55051265 Category: Scarey/Horror <BR> <BR> Listed below are the suggestions for our October read. The descriptions are in the thread below. Select two books and list them in this thread. Most votes get the nod. <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Doctor sleep by Stephen King <BR> Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill <BR> Joyland by Stephen King <BR> Salem's Lot by Stephen King <BR> The Demonologist by Stephen Piper <BR> The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty <BR> The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:49:14 EST October, 2013 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x55004272 For the month of October we have to decided to read something that goes along with the Halloween theme. . . so we are thinking about scarey/horror type books. You know the type of book that makes your hairs stand on end and leaves you going to bed keeping the lights on. List all suggestions in this thread. <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>419</em> <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:21:28 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x54989587 Hi, I'm a 33 year old working mom and Nook owner. I purposely got the Nook HD+ mostly for the book storage. I hoard books. when I was a kid I wanted to PDF all my books. Wish I went to someone with that idea, how rich would I be now? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I have a habit of reading about 3 books at once, one new book, and two that I'm rereading, many times one of the rereads is part of a series with another book coming out. <BR> <BR> The end of a book series makes me so sad. I hate "los... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 05:57:23 EST Hello fellow readers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x54914724 Hey team! :D <BR> <BR> So excited to see a Sparkteam for readers on here. I am an avid reader and I most often love to talk about what I'm reading or get good ideas/hints on what to read next! <BR> <BR> My name is Jessica but you can call me Jessie or Jess if you'd like. I'm 23 years young! My fiance and I currently live with my sister and her husband and three active little boys - times get a little tough and so we found a way to make it all work! ;) I read on a daily basis, sometimes for... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:47:42 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x54829703 am looking for real tips ad support Sun, 8 Sep 2013 18:49:21 EST 9/2013~Here's the Deal,Don't Touch Me ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54726234 So we are trying something new this month and going with an autobiography. Download onto your tablets, visit your library or pick a copy up at your local store. I look forward to learning about Howie Mandell as I only remember him from the tv show "St. Elsewhere". <em>150</em> <BR> <BR> Post all discussions, comments and questions in this thread! Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:47:01 EST Sticking to It Septmeber Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x54724764 This month we are going to focus on STICKING TO OUR PLANS! <em>381</em> <BR> We are also going to do a virtual tour of the USA (and beyond?!) <BR> <BR> Here's our challenge: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> -Track all food daily <BR> -Stay within your range (calories, carbs, sodium - you choose!) <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> -Track all fitness minutes (10+) and record how many you have each day <BR> <BR> Your Plan: <BR> -Choose one aspect of your healthy lifestyle plan that you want to STICK WIT... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 07:28:06 EST Ideas for September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x54652799 Please post all thoughts, comments, concerns, etc. regarding September challenge! Anything you particularly want to see...anything you don't....give all ideas! I will be going over the ideas on Friday evening and posting our challenge on Saturday so you have all week to think of what you'd like to see :-) Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:59:09 EST 9/2013 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54585654 Category: Autobiography/biography <BR> <BR> Listed below are the suggestions for our September read. The descriptions are in the thread below. Select two books from the below and list them in this thread. Most votes get the nod. <BR> <BR> Africa in My Blood by Jane Goodall <BR> <BR> Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World by Vicki Myron <BR> <BR> Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad by David A Adler <BR> <BR> Here's The Deal: Don't Touch Me by Howie Mandel <BR>... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:18:55 EST September, 2013 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54479588 I know we are still entrenched in reading our August book, but I wanted to get the September suggestions started early since we are trying something new . . . a category per month. For the month of September we have chosen to read an autobiography/biography. So think of someone interesting that you would like to read about and who you think the group would like to read about . . . someone from the past or current day from any walk of life. List all suggestions in this thread. Thanks for ... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 09:23:19 EST Lesliem2525 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x54338848 My name is Leslie and I am trying to loose 40 lb. I been try for years with no success. I think sparkpeople will give me motavtion that I need. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:53:56 EST Genres? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54311985 Would there be interest in having different categories of books for different months? For example: <BR> <BR> January - Thriller <BR> February - Self Help <BR> March - Autobiography <BR> April - Spiritual <BR> Mary - Sci-Fi <BR> <BR> Let me know your thoughts. Thanks! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:29:58 EST 8/2013 ~Still Life~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54310900 Still Life by Louise Penny is our book for August. Here is a description of the book from Amazon: <BR> <BR> Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smell... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:18:41 EST ~Month of August Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x54296964 This summer is sure flying by! To wrap up the summer, I've got another month challenge for all of us <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> *Fitness* <BR> 1. Exercise at least 10mins a day. Post how many minutes you exercise so I can do team totals. 5pts each day you exercise. <BR> 2. Try a new exercise 1x/week. Give yourself 35pts if you do it. 0 if you dont <BR> <BR> *Nutrition* <BR> 1. Track all your food/drink intake. 5pts each day <BR> 2. Try a new recipe 1x/week. Give yourself 35pts if you do it.... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 06:56:32 EST 8/2013~Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54287790 From the list below please choose two books that you would like to read with the book club and list in this thread. All book descriptions are in the thread below for August 2013 suggestions. Lots of good choices. Most votes will be our book for August! <BR> <BR> The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin <BR> Still Life by Louise Penny <BR> Joyland by Stephen King <BR> The Round House by Louise Erdrich <BR> Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams <BR> Where Darkness Dwells by Glen Krisch <BR> The Ch... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 10:59:41 EST August 2013 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54188605 A lot of people get the monthly read from the library, so I thought we should start taking suggestions a little sooner to get the vote done prior to the first of August. Please list any and all books that you would like to read with the club for the month of August along with a description of the book. Try to make sure the book has been out long enough so those who use their library will be able to get a copy. For those of you new to our team, we will vote from the list of suggestions and tha... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:05:40 EST Thoughts for August? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x54174151 Next week I'm going to be a bit preoccupied and don't want to forget to ask for August ideas....so.... <BR> Please post any ideas for our August challenge. Ill be checking ideas and compiling them the last weekend in July, but like I said want to A not forget to ask next week & B give you all plenty of time to think & post!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:36:10 EST Just Wondering... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x54076445 Does everyone like the format we use for monthly discussions? Please share any thoughts, ideas, comments, criticisms you have. Feedback wanted! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:54:12 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x53967329 Hi all, I'm new to the Team :) I'm Sherry from San Antonio and I have been on SP for just about a month now. I'm 46 and probably have about 30 pounds to lose, which sounds like an awful lot because I have made a lot of changes over the last month and the pounds aren't budging. Unfortunately, I loathe exercise and that's probably the problem <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I am an elementary school librarian so I guess the fact that I love to read goes without saying. This group gives me a great r... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 23:12:20 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x53936620 Hello! I stumbled across your team today and got so excited! I was in a book club with several other moms at my children's preschool, but our group kind of collapsed when school got out. I have really missed it this month and am so happy I found another. :) <BR> <BR> I can't wait to join you for next months book while getting healthy! Sat, 29 Jun 2013 16:28:51 EST Joyful July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x53921737 As some of us are finishing up the June Challenge, here's what July will have in store for us. <BR> <BR> Areas to track--- <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> Track your daily fitness minutes (FM) and post them. Minimum 10mins <BR> Weekly Exercise to try <BR> Week 1: 7/1-7/7 -- Bridge (10 reps) <BR> Week 2 : 7/8-7/14 -- Bicycle Crunches (10 reps) <BR> Week 3 : 7/15-7/21 -- Push Ups - modified are OK (10 reps) <BR> Week 4 : 7/22-7/28 -- Calf Raises ( 10 reps) <BR> Mini Week 5 : 7/29-7/31 -- Your Choice... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:04:50 EST 7/2013 ~ Where'd You Go, Bernadette ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53908665 Here is where we will post all comments, opinions and questions about this book. Happy reading! Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:11:56 EST July Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x53881251 Please post any ideas you have for our July Challenge!! Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:54:45 EST 7/2013~Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53881203 From the list below please choose two books that you would like to read with the book club and list in this thread. All book descriptions are in the thread below for July 2013 suggestions. Lots of good choices. Most votes will be our book for July! <BR> <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> Notes Left Behind by Brook & Keith Desserich <BR> The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani <BR> The Road to Wellville by T.C. Boyle <BR> Hide (D.D. Warren) by Lisa Gardner <BR> Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand <BR> Wher... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:51:53 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x53779480 Just started SP today. Ready to refocus and get healthy. Glad I found a book group. I just love reading. I don't really have a genre I stick to. I like reading all different kinds of books. Right now I am reading Lady of Ash by Christine Trent. <BR> <link>www.goodreads.com/book/show/15768795<BR>-lady-of-ashes </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone a member of goodreads.com? Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:44:24 EST July 2013 Suggesti ons~List Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53776861 A lot of people get the monthly read from the library, so I thought we should start taking suggestions a little sooner to get the vote done prior to the first of July. Please list any and all books that you would like to read with the club for the month of July along with a description of the book. Try to make sure the book has been out long enough so those who use their library will be able to get a copy. For those of you new to our team, we will vote from the list of suggestions and that's ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:58:21 EST 6/2013 ~ Bad Girl Creek ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53532986 After a tie-breaking vote, Bad Girl Creek by Jo-Ann Mapson is the choice for June. <BR> <BR> Download your readers, visit your library or stop by your bookstore to get your copy. All comments, questions and discussions for "Bad Girl Creek" go in this thread. <BR> <BR> Happy Reading! <em>149</em> Thu, 30 May 2013 08:47:55 EST Jumping in June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x53512608 <em>58</em> <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <em>67</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Can you believe it's already the end of May?! That means it's time for a new challenge!! <BR> <BR> Jumping in June's primary aspect of the challenge is JUMPING (which can of course be modified) <BR> This can include jumping jacks, jump rope, high jumps, etc. Anything that gets you off the floor. <BR> <BR> IF you physically cannot jump, try this modification of jumping jacks: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/... Tue, 28 May 2013 17:53:32 EST Hi guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x53481851 Hi guys, my name is Tina and I'm really glad I found this team, it's so great. I love books and I can't wait to join discussions and team challenges. Thank you for the welcome goodie! :) Sun, 26 May 2013 07:23:33 EST 6/2013~Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53462357 From the list below please choose two books that you would like to read with the book club and list in this thread. All book descriptions are in the thread below for June 2013 suggestions. Lots of good choices. Most votes gets the nod!! <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> The Kite Runner by Khaled Husseini <BR> Young Wives by Olivia Goldsmith <BR> The Spark Solution by Becky Hand & Stepfanie Romine <BR> Born to Run by Christopher McDougall <BR> Bad Girl Creek by Jo-Ann Mapson <BR> A Thousand Splendid... Fri, 24 May 2013 10:23:31 EST List of Monthly Reads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53444346 Here is a list of the books we have read/discussed starting with the most recent: <BR> <BR> Sept 2013~ Here's the Deal Don't Touch Me by Howie Mandel <BR> Aug 2013~ Still Life by Louise Penny <BR> July 2013~ Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple <BR> Jun 2013~ Bad Girl Creek by Jo-Ann Mapson <BR> May 2013~ Black and White by Dani Shapiro <BR> Apr 2013~ Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry <BR> Mar 2013~ Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks <BR> Feb 2013~ State of Wonder by Ann Patchett <BR> Jan... Wed, 22 May 2013 22:39:00 EST Hi Sparkies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x53414436 My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:19 EST June Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x53391254 Please list any ideas you have for a June challenge - I've got some ideas brewing, but of course want to get everyones input, too! I will be away all next weekend (will be checking Spark, but away from home) so any ideas this week would be helpful so when I get back home I can look them over and form our thread before the end of the month! <BR> Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend and a great week ahead! Sat, 18 May 2013 19:10:41 EST June 2013 Suggesti ons~List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53387528 A lot of people get the monthly read from the library, so I thought we should start taking suggestions a little sooner to get the vote done prior to the first of June. Please list any and all books that you would like to read with the club for the month of June along with a description of the book. Try to make sure the book has been out long enough so those who use their library will be able to get a copy. Thank you! Sat, 18 May 2013 11:43:01 EST The Spark Solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x53267961 How many have bought this or planning to buy this? I thought since we are a book club, we might want to post comments about the book here. <BR> <BR> I have the original spark book, but haven't read it yet. I'm not sure whether or not I will get this new one. I may wait and see if my library gets it. From members' comments so far, it seems to be an excellent book. Wed, 8 May 2013 12:14:21 EST Make It Happen in May Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x53167927 Our May Challenge will consist of the following categories: <BR> <BR> 1. Cardio -- get in at least 10mins of cardio each day <BR> 2. Food/Drink Tracking -- track all food and drink you consume each day <BR> 3. Calorie (or other nutrition range) -- stay within your range each day <BR> ** I know some of you mentioned never reaching your calorie range so therefore getting points in this category is hard. Pick a different one. Sodium? Fat? Something that will also help you. <BR> 4. ME Time -- ta... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:09:56 EST 5/2013 ~ Black and White ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53156212 Black and White, suggested by Neelixnkes, got the nod for May, 2013. <BR> <BR> Download your readers, visit your library or stop by your bookstore to get your copy. All comments, questions and discussions for "Black and White" go in this thread. <em>149</em> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:56:32 EST Purposeful Positivity - Life Is Meant to be Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x53152738 I started a sparkteam meant to focus on thinking positive. If anyone is interested just click on the link in my signature. <BR> <BR> You don't have to be a thinking positive expert or anything like that ... I certainly am not. :) Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:36:38 EST May Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x53113414 Believe it or not, it's already close to the end of the month! <BR> <BR> Please list all suggestions, comments, etc. for May Challenge. I want to try and get all input together by Monday 4/29 so I can post the challenge on Tuesday 4/30 <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone! Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:03:39 EST 5/2-13 ~ Let's Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53080603 From the list below please choose two books that you would like to read with the book club and list in this thread. All book descriptions are in the thread below for May, 2013 suggestions. Lot's of good choices. Most votes gets the nod!! <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> Black and White by Dani Shapiro <BR> Canada by Richard Ford <BR> Carry the One by Carol Anshaw <BR> Dark Places by Gillian Flynn <BR> The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman by Elizabeth Letts <BR> The Master Butchers Singing Club ... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:32:02 EST World Book Night 4/23/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x53025443 Anyone else participating in it? I'm giving away copies of Good Omens this year. I think I may have overwhelmed some with THe Stand for last year's giveaway. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 05:30:33 EST May 2013 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x53014288 One of our members reminded us that time is flying by and we need to start thinking about next month's book so we all have time to find it! So please list any and all books that you would like to read with the club for the month of May along with a description of the book. Don't forget to make sure the book has been out for at least a year so that anyone getting the book from their local library will be able to check it out. Thank you! <BR> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:43:59 EST got book today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x52932164 yay! I ordered learning to swim last week and it arrived today ...can't wait to get started reading Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:08:30 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x52789323 I am new to this team ..when I came across this team I knew I had to join ..I love to read ...and I'm glad my children are following in my foot steps ...I'm not sure where to find out the title of aprils book so if anyone knows the title or how to find it plz let me know ..thnx Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:02:44 EST 4/2013 Learning to Swim ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x52776841 This month's book is Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry <BR> <BR> Please post all comments, questions and discussion about the book here. The following is a description of the book: <BR> <BR> “If I’d blinked, I would have missed it. But I didn’t, and I saw something fall from the rear deck of the opposite ferry: a small, wide-eyed human face, in one tiny frozen moment, as it plummeted toward the water.” <BR> <BR> When she sees what looks like a child tumbling from a ferry into frigid Lake C... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 08:54:51 EST All-Together in April Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x52758619 <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>374</em> <em>375</em> <em>376</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> ~*~APRIL CHALLENGE~*~ <BR> <BR> Some members requested a team-oriented challenge for fitness minutes this month, so we're going to do our fitness aspect a little different. We will each record all cardio minutes as one category (minimum being 5 mins a day) each day. We will also record all strength training minutes as a separate category (again, minimum is 5 mins a day). At the end of the... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:43:07 EST 4/2013 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x52683974 Select two books from the list below that you would like to read with the group and post them in this thread. We will then tally the votes and see what book we came up with for April! <BR> <BR> Canyon Solitude: A Woman's Solo River Journey through the Grand Canyon by P. McCairan <BR> Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry <BR> Losing Graceland by Micah Nathan <BR> Rainwater by Sandra Brown <BR> Still Missing by Chevy Stevens <BR> The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams <BR> The Po... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:11:06 EST April Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x52676608 Believe it or not, it's that time again! <BR> <BR> Please list any and all ideas you have for the April Challenge! <BR> <BR> Also, I'd like to know how many people want to keep the weekly challenge aspect, so just put yes you'd like to keep it or no you don't so I can get a tally, majority will be what happens with that topic. Everything else is up for grabs, so put in your ideas soon! <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:18:45 EST Dinner & a Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x52559782 Along with a book choose a meal, snack, and recipe <em>488</em> <em>267</em> <em>492</em> <em>4</em> <em>149</em> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:28:12 EST Keeping Track of Books Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x52558858 Do you keep a list of books you read? I have done this for the past few years just to see how many I read in a year. One of my goals each year is to read more books than I did the year before and that 's the only way I can keep track. I should start some kind of rating system, too. Happy Reading! <BR> <em>149</em> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 11:16:47 EST April 2013 Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x52552162 Starting this thread a little earlier since it seems the March book hasn't had much discussion. Also, if we get suggestions this week, we can vote next week and then have time to get the book from our libraries before the month starts. Hope this helps! <BR> <BR> Please list any and all books that you would like to read with the club for the month of March along with a description of the book. Don't forget to make sure the book has been out for at least a year so that anyone getting the book ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:13:29 EST 50# in 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x52440238 no more excusses im ready to lose these 50# and it begin today Fri, 8 Mar 2013 08:59:30 EST 2/2013 ~ Safe Haven ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x52375569 Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks is the winner for this month's book discussion. List all comments, questions, discussions and opinions in this thread! Sun, 3 Mar 2013 22:57:52 EST 3/2013 LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x52337296 Please vote for 2 selections from the list below. The book with the most votes will be our March book. You can find descriptions of the books under the March Suggestions thread. Voting period will be a little shorter this time since it's already March 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Still Life by Louise Penny <BR> Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks <BR> The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball <BR> The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides <BR> The Devil Colony by James Rollins <BR> The Poisonwood Bible by Barb... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 09:18:16 EST Moving in March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x52308574 February is just about done and everyone did an EXCELLENT job keeping up with the month challenge! We're ready to begin March challenge very soon! <BR> <BR> The categories for March Challenge are: <BR> <BR> MOVE <BR> Get up and MOVE for at least 15 minutes each day! Dancing, walking, running, biking, gym machines, anything you can think of to get yourself MOVING <BR> <BR> GREEN FOOD <BR> In honor of St Patricks Day in March, try to eat (or drink) 1 green food (or drink) item each day. Som... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:26:13 EST Nook tablet free books-???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x52293327 Got a nook tablet and cannot find the free books anywhere. Do not do library books as takes me longer to read than 2 weeks allowed. I've bought books from Barnes & Noble but are there any free ones available? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any help. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:51:34 EST March, 2013 Suggestions - List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x52276815 Please list any and all books that you would like to read with the club for the month of March along with a description of the book. Don't forget to make sure the book has been out for at least a year so that anyone getting the book from their local library will be able to check it out. Thank you! Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:04:20 EST March Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x52172088 Ok tema, I know it doesn't seem possible, but we are already closing in on March, just a week and a half away! <BR> <BR> List any and all ideas you have for the March challenge - what do you want to see? <BR> <BR> I'll be checking these regularly, though may not respond to everyone unless there's a specific question involved with your post. <BR> <BR> Have fun and be creative! Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:17:44 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x52127813 Hello everyone. I'm a 37 year old female ready to make some changes in her life. My goal is to lose 60lbs then reevaluate. I've been kicked into gear by a healthy living challenge at work. I'm looking to make some new friends who can offer support, guidance & suggestions as I continue on this journey. I look forward to talk to everyone more! I can't tell you how excited I am to see a book club here. I have been trying to master using the treadmill and reading my kindle. (I'm still trying t... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:43:47 EST 2013 my time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x52120219 hi my name is cyndi im 56 yrs old im married to my best friend i have 2 children and 2 grandchildren i like to read i have alot of medical problems and i know by losing weight and changing my life style i will live a longer and happier life and beable to spend the time with the grandchildren Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:40:35 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x52112823 Hi Everybody! I'm Tara. This is my fourth time on Sparkpeople and i'm just 4 lbs. shy of having lost 100 lbs. since 2006. I'm really hoping this time I can keep my internet more than two months after making this account. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:28:11 EST 2/2013 ~ State of Wonder ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x51915109 <BR> State of Wonder by Ann Patchett suggested by NEELIXNKES gets the nod this month. Below is a description provided by Goodreads.com. Check with your local library, download on your tablets or stop by your local book store to get your copy. List all comments, questions, discussions and opinions in this thread! <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> "As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbid... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:18:38 EST Faithful to me February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x51878264 I'm in!!! I like this idea!! Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:22:28 EST Faithful to Me February Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x51869340 First month of the new year is coming to a close, and some of us may be loosing that 'new year motivation' and we're having trouble staying faithful to our nutrition trackers and planned exercises. <BR> <BR> Faithful to Me February Challenge will focus on Nutrition and Fitness <BR> For each item you complete, give yourself 5 points. <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> 1. Each day, eat 3 (or more) Freggies <BR> 2. Track all of your food/drink intake <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> 1. Walk at least 1mi per da... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:37:38 EST 2/2013 ~ Let's Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x51852479 Listed below are the books suggested for February. Select two that you would like to read and post in this thread. We will then tally the votes for our February read. Hope everyone is staying warm with a good book. <BR> <BR> A Brew to Kill by Cleo Coyle <BR> A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson <BR> Body Movers by Stephanie Bond <BR> Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke <BR> Dark Places by Gillian Flynn <BR> Doctor Who: Touched By An... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:03:06 EST How many books do you read at a time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x51810982 Hi - I'm Shirley and excited to be here wih book lovers. I am retired and live in a condo with my two cats (or I should say I am allowed to live with them. They pretty much rule the house) <BR> I have a bad (according to some) habit of having a book stashed wherever I am - by my big chair, by the computer, by my bed - and so far I've had no troublekeeping the characters where they belong. Oh, and I have an iPOD Touch that has quite a few "to be read books" that I keep handy - invaluable w... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:42:36 EST Privacy Settings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x51806268 This post is not to create controversy, but as a team leader who wants to send goodies and offer encouragement, it is sad when I can't do it due to the person having everything set to private. Now, I understand some people have those settings in place on purpose for personal reasons, but I think some people don't realize that other people can't leave any comments or goodies on their page if their settings are all on private. So, this is just a friendly reminder to check your privacy settings ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:59:32 EST February, 2013 Suggestions - List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x51774160 It seems as though we just started the January book and we are already asking for suggestions for February. Time flies! So please list any and all books that you would like to read with the club for the month of Febraury along with a description of the book. Don't forget to make sure the book has been out for at least a year so that anyone getting the book from their local library will be able to check it out. Thank you! Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:22:45 EST over whelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x51755035 i am leaving this group sorry . I have notice i have to many groups on my groups. I can not seem to get my schedule right lol. I AM NOT LEAVING SPARK I am going because i have 3 book reading groups and need only one bc i have a group i have a club with that we meet at library and keeping books straight is nerve racking . With my children trying to rotate between several books is difficult. all i an say is good luck to everyone and happy reading!!! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:55:16 EST What did you do for your workout today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x51722314 Just a place to check in with your daily exercise <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>332</em> <em>320</em> <em>354</em> <em>362</em> <em>312</em> <em>319</em> <em>318</em> <em>402</em> <em>315</em> <em>135</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:05:15 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x51692515 I need to buy a couple of books for my 21 year old grandson. <BR> <BR> He says he likes James Patterson, Steven King (I seriously doubt he's read more then one or two books by him and am shocked he was even able to come up with any authors name) or any Magical books. He says he's read all The Lord of the Rings and Harry potters in the past. I remember reading him the first Harry Potter while babysitting when he was little. Being ADHD he interrupted (constantly) sometimes about the story ju... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:23:05 EST February Challenge Ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x51645577 We're half-way through the month of January and I'd like to start thinking about what we want to see for February! Please post any ideas you have! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:55:36 EST 1/14/13 -- 1/20/13 Mini-Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x51607129 For this week: <BR> <BR> Lets start off with something not overly challenging.... <BR> <BR> Workout for 15 minutes each day <BR> <BR> Check-in here each day to record whether you reached this daily goal. I'll be checking in and encouraging all who participate! <BR> <BR> Good luck! Have fun! Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:53:26 EST Mini-Cha llenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x51567328 I was thinking today about how some of our challenges have a lot of components, which is good for some of us, but may intimidate others. <BR> <BR> Would anyone who may not typically participate in our monthly challenges (or even for those who do) be interested in quick mini challenges throughout the month to mix things up? It would only be a challenge to follow one thing, as to maybe help those who want to participate but want to start off small. <BR> <BR> Just an idea. Let me know what y... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:42:11 EST Two Words Change One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x51563972 I will post two words and the next person will keep one word and change the other. Let's give it a try! I'll start with: <BR> <BR> Book Club Wed, 9 Jan 2013 23:36:37 EST 1/2013 ~ The Paris Wife ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x51553530 Post all comments, questions and discussions in this thread. Happy reading! Hope it's a good one! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 11:19:33 EST 1/2013 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x51472222 Select two books from the list below that you would like to read with the club and list in this thread. Most votes gets the nod! <BR> <BR> A Walk in the Woods, Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson <BR> Dark Places by Gillian Flynn <BR> Doctor Who: Touched By An Angel by Jonathan Morris <BR> Life of Pi by Yann Martel <BR> Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay <BR> Still Life by Louise Penny <BR> The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. <BR> The... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:12:22 EST Last One Standing Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x51419784 I saw this on another team and thought it would be perfect for the new year. Let's see if a little competition will motivate us to drop some pounds this month! <BR> <BR> <BR> This challenge will begin Saturday January 5th. Please post your starting weight any day between now and Saturday. Due to the nature of this challenge, if you don't sign up by this date, you cannot join us for this round. If it is successful, we will do it again next month. <BR> <BR> Post your weight ONCE for the wee... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:59:52 EST JANUARY SUGGESTIONS ~ LIST HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x51387683 Sorry I am late getting this post up. When you get a minute, post a book that you would like to read with our club. Don't forget . . . When suggesting a book, make sure it has been out for at least a year so that way those using the library will be able to get their copy in a reasonable amount of time. <BR> <BR> Don't feel the need to list a fiction book. Any type will do . . . biography, history, self-help, and the list goes on and on . . . . Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:17:38 EST JUMP-START JANUARY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x51373400 <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2013 <BR> <BR> With the holidays behind us and the New Year starting, it's time to say good bye to the holiday eating and get back on track with our fitness and nutrition goals to start the New Year right! <BR> <BR> The following categories will be tracked during our Jump-Start January Challenge. For each day, check in and give yourself 5... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:38:47 EST January Challenge Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x51225219 Hey Book Club--- <BR> Michele asked me if I wouldn't mind helping out with January challenge. So, here I am :) <BR> <BR> We're about half way through with Decembers challenge so I'd like to start thinking about what we want to see in January. Before we know it we will be ringing in the new year! <BR> <BR> Let me know what you all are thinking :) Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:41:46 EST What is Your Favorite Christmas Song? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x51184094 Do you have a favorite Christmas song that you like to hear while in church that puts you in a peaceful mood or one that you like to crank up while driving in the car so you can feel the merriment? So many artists have come up with their own renditions . . . what is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> ... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:41:30 EST 12/12 ~ Solomon's Oak ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x51076047 Our December read is Solomon's Oak: A Novel by Jo-Ann Mapson. Post all Questions, comments and discussions in this thread. Should be fun reading a book with a holiday theme! <em>446</em> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 22:21:28 EST What's for Dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x51052926 Share what you are fixing for dinner and if you have a healthy recipe to share, please do! <BR> <BR> Tonight is my hubby's birthday, so I am making his favorite~chicken enchiladas. I will be lightening them up a bit to lower the calorie count. Also, a nice, big salad on the side. <BR> <em>4</em> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 10:07:37 EST 12 Days of Christmas Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x51052706 Gloryandme posted this game last year and I thought it would be fun for us to do again! <BR> <BR> How about we do our own 12 Day of Christmas tune! Everyone just add on a day. Just copy and paste the verses into your reply! Can't wait to see the end product! <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me <BR> A treadmill that filled me with glee! <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me Sun, 2 Dec 2012 09:52:52 EST 12/12 ~LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x51041146 In this thread list two books from the list below that you would like to read with our book club. Descriptions are in the thread below this. <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> A Killer's Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth Duncan <BR> <BR> Christmas Goose by Will MacKinley <BR> <BR> O Little Town: A Novel, by Don Reid <BR> <BR> Solomon's Oak: A Novel by Jo-Ann Mapson <BR> <BR> The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn <BR> <BR> The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans <BR> <BR> The Midnight ... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 12:10:57 EST DETERMINED IN DECEMBER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x51036518 <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> It’s the last month of the year and many people give up on their goals intending to start fresh for the new year. But, why should we wait? Let’s be determined this month to stick to our healthy habits and finish the year strong! December is full of holiday parties, family gatherings and the hustle and bustle of shopping. It gets so busy, i... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 01:06:35 EST December Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x50987233 List any and all books that you would be interested in reading with the Book Club for December in this thread. When suggesting a book, make sure it has been out for at least a year so that way those using the library will be able to get their copy in a reasonable amount of time. <BR> <BR> If anyone knows of any good holiday books that we could read together for December to get us into the "spirit", please list! <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:18:37 EST December Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x50981102 If you have any suggestions for a challenge for next month, please post here. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:49:10 EST Nov Challenge What I am thankful for http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x50645427 Today I am thankful that the weather is getting better. That our children have a good Trick or treat in November. How weird is that. I am thankful for my inlaws and my outlaws lol. I truly am thankful that God has granted me another day of sight even if it is less than yesterday. I am thankful for my pets who keep me challenged. I am thankful for my new friends and programs on SPARK AND FOR THE PEOPLE who created spark. I am thankful to be alive, getting healthier, and most of all for ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:29:55 EST 11/12 ~ The Zookeeper's Wife ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x50639630 For the month of November we will be reading "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman, which was suggested by Krystle. <BR> <BR> Post any and all discussions, comments and questions in this thread! Looking forward to everyone's participation. Sounds like a great read! <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 07:31:33 EST November Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x50630103 <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>465</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>465</em> <em>430</em> <BR> The holiday season is upon us and for those of us trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, this can pose some challenges. Speaking of challenges…For the month of November, we are going to keep our challenge simple, but still focus on consistency and motivation. <BR> <BR> There will be 3 parts to the challenge: <BR> <BR> Part 1~We celebrate Than... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:02:45 EST 11/12 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x50612953 List in this thread two of the books from the following list that you would like to read with the Club. Descriptions for the books are in the thread below this. <BR> <BR> A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness <BR> Defending Jacob by William Landay <BR> Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay <BR> State of Wonder by Ann Pratchett <BR> The Innocent by David Baldacci <BR> The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh <BR> The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton <BR> The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Acker... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:48:58 EST November Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x50543563 List any and all books that you would be interested in reading with the Book Club for November in this thread. When suggesting a book, make sure it has been out for at least a year so that way those using the library will be able to get their copy in a reasonable amount of time as we learned for the September picks. If we pick an extra long book, I was thinking we could read it for November and December since they are both busy months. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a good read for November!... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:46:12 EST November book?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x50543322 Are we going to be reading 11/22/63 for November? I couldn't remember what was decided after the vote was tied last time. I thought someone said it was a pretty long book, so I will have to start on it early to keep up with all of you fast readers! Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:32:49 EST Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x50450454 I just finished Mortal Fear by Robin Cook. Now reading the new book by the Duggars and Mutation by Robin Cook. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:45:50 EST November Challenge Ideas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x50441389 Believe it or not, the month of October is more than half way over and it's time to start thinking about what kind of challenge we would like to do for November. I like having something to keep me focused during the holiday season. It's a busy time for many of us, so maybe something a little more simple to keep track of would be good. I'm open to any and all ideas, so post them here! Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:05:15 EST NEW GAME: THE PERSON BELOW ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x50370351 This is a game that another online book club that I am in plays and it is quite fun to get to know your members. <BR> <BR> You ask a question as "TPBM (the person below me) and then your question which can be anything, even silly questions!) and then the person who answers it (the post below yours) would answer and ask their own question. <BR> <BR> <BR> I thought that we might like to play this game to get to know our members/friends in this group! <BR> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:31:47 EST Stephanie Plum Series - Janet Evanovich http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x50344954 A few months ago (okay, so probably end of last year/beginning of this year) we chose "One for the Money" by Janet Evanovich for our book club choice. I absolutely LOVED this book! Right up my alley! Some people mentioned the series, and I knew I would be wanting to read them all. <BR> <BR> I wanted to see if anyone else on here has read or is reading the series?? I'm reading "Four to Score" now, just finished "Three to get Deadly" yesterday. <BR> <BR> <BR> Notorious Nineteen comes out in... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:12:43 EST 10/12 ~ One Good Dog ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x50251015 This month we are reading and discussing "One Good Dog" by Susan Wilson. Please post all discussions, comments and questions in this thread. Happy reading! <em>149</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 07:51:03 EST 10/12 ~ Let's Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x50179951 It is that time to vote for our monthly read. Select two books that you would like to read from the list below and post them in this thread. We will then tally the votes and most votes gets the nod. <BR> <BR> 11/22/63 by Stephen King <BR> A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny <BR> Carved In Bone by William Bass & Jon Jefferson <BR> Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins <BR> Deader Homes & Gardens by Claire Malloy <BR> In the Woods by Tana French <BR> One Good Dog by Susan Wilson <BR> Rose in a... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:31:14 EST Rewards?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x50176860 Do you reward yourself when you meet your goals? I have never really done this, but I'm thinking it might motivate me to set up some kind of reward system. I have always felt like feeling/looking better would be reward enough, but I'm at a sort of plateau and maybe some kind of incentive would help me push harder. If you reward yourself, what kind of rewards do you use? <BR> <em>248</em> <em>205</em> <em>321</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:14:24 EST October Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x50170620 <em>465</em> <em>431</em> <em>311</em> <em>315</em> <em>332</em> <em>312</em> <em>354</em> <em>431</em> <em>465</em> <BR> Fall is in the air and it's a great time to get moving! For this month's challenge, we are going to focus on CARDIO. Let's get those hearts pumping and burn those calories! Pick any form of cardio you like such as walking, jogging, dancing, cycling, treadmill, etc. For even more ideas, check out this link: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:10:49 EST October Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x50039567 List any and all books that you would be interested in reading with the Book Club for October in this thread. When suggesting a book, make sure it has been out for at least a year so that way those using the library will be able to get their copy quick as we learned for the September picks, which by the way, I can't wait to read! <BR> <BR> Also, we can continue with the September discussions on the two books as members are able to obtain a copy and read. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a go... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:33:51 EST October Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x49972583 I know we are still in the middle of our September challenge, but October will be here before we know it and we need some ideas for our October challenge. What would you like to see in a challenge? Post your ideas here! Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:12:41 EST Best books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x49959934 Mystery or thrillers? My last favorite was Damage, by Josephine Hart Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:25:04 EST This or That? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x49958501 Choose one and then leave another set of choices for the next team member. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:50:24 EST Motivational Quotes~Post Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x49958453 We all need a little motivation from time to time (or daily!), so let's post any motivational quotes/positive thoughts here. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:46:49 EST 9/2012 ~ Wild - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x49905079 List all comments, questions, discussions in this thread for our 2nd choice for September which is "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Hope we are all able to locate a copy! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:24:16 EST Facebook Bookclub Anyone? I HEART BOOKS!!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x49890225 Hey! I was just curious if any of you are bookworms and like to play around on Facebook. I have a group there (its still an infant, only a month old) and wanted to invite you all to join if you are interested in books and such. Since I am an aspiring author, I try to surround myself with literature, authors, and many other amazing people (which is why I am here all time! Duh!!) hehe <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is "Wicked Wednesday" there and we discuss all sorts of plot details, share sassy/gorgeous ... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:45:37 EST Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x49856655 Do you track your food? If so, do you use the SP tracker or another method? How do you track when you go out to eat and aren't sure of calories or nutritional info? <BR> <BR> Tracking is the key for me, but it is also one of the hardest things for me to do~especially when I go out to eat and I'm not sure how to track it. <BR> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:57:29 EST Hello booklovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x49767454 Hello everyone, my name is Bridie, and I'm addicted to reading! I have 11 bookcases, and about as many boxes of books in my garage - this addiction may improve (in terms of physical space) now that I have a Kindle. We shall see. Looking forward to chatting with other book lovers on a similar health path! Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:38:06 EST 9/2012 The Light Between Oceans ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x49743849 And the winner is . . . The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman suggested by Michele. So download your ereaders, visit your libary, or pick up a copy at your local store. <BR> <BR> We will use this thread to discuss, comment and ask questions while reading. No spoilers on the ending please. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to another good read! <em>149</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 00:05:48 EST 9/12 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x49706322 Time to vote for our September read. Plenty of good suggestions. Hope the book we choose is an easy one to obtain especially through our library systems. <BR> <BR> In this thread list 2 books that you would like to read with the club. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> American Rust by Philipp Meyer <BR> Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo <BR> Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern <BR> Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag <BR> Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich <BR> Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamach... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:50:06 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24283x10007x49693695 September means the end of summer and back to school. It's a great time to get back to some basics for a healthy lifestyle. We have come up with a new challenge for the month of September to help us stay motivated with some healthy habits. Here is the challenge: <BR> <BR> S-Spin the wheel to log in 1xDaily <BR> E-Eat breakfast 1xDaily <BR> P-Post to any team thread 1xDaily <BR> T-Track 3 meals/Daily <BR> E-Exercise at least 10 min/Daily <BR> M-Motivate a team member 1xDaily <BR> B-Blog 1xWee... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:34:42 EST September, 2012 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x49625928 I know we are still discussing our August read . . .and time flies,but it is time to list suggestions for our September read. Think of a few books you would be interested in reading with the club and list them along with a description so we can have a vote! Sat, 25 Aug 2012 23:02:59 EST September Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x49602157 Hey Book Club! <BR> <BR> I know we had talked about back in June taking July and August off for challenges since people were on vacations, etc. <BR> <BR> Any chance we're going to be getting back into a monthly challenge routine? I just created a September workout plan for myself, but definitely want to get back into 'challenge' mode. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 08:57:52 EST Book Reviews http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x49320799 Post your opinions of books you have read in this thread~let's hear from all the avid readers on this team! Sun, 5 Aug 2012 16:46:52 EST How did you come up with your user name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x49320698 I thought it would be fun to hear how people decided on their SP user name. Some people are so creative! <BR> Mine is boring~my first and middle name with 7's after since 7 is the number of completion and this is the program I will use to complete my weight loss goal! Sun, 5 Aug 2012 16:38:06 EST Healthy Foods A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x49320664 Let's list healthy foods in alphabetical order~I'll start... <BR> <BR> Asparagus Sun, 5 Aug 2012 16:34:09 EST 8/2012 Bleed For Me~Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x49320613 The winner after a tie-breaking vote is...Bleed For Me by Michael Robotham <BR> <BR> Post all discussions, questions and comments in this thread. Let's get reading! Sun, 5 Aug 2012 16:29:27 EST 8/12 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x49165724 Time flies and I honestly believe the older I get the faster it flies. <em>30</em> August is right around the corner. It is our last pick for a summer read. <BR> <BR> Take some time and read over all of the descriptions and select your two top books which you would like to read and list them in this thread! Can't wait to see what we select for August! <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham <BR> Fifty Shades of Grey (Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy) by E.L. J... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:04:09 EST August 2012 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x49049436 Wow . . . August is right around the corner. Time to start listing books that we can read on the beach or by the pool or after dinner on our back deck with a cold glass of lemonade.Let's put our heads together and come up with something we will all enjoy reading and discussing. It seems like we have been in a little slump. <em>381</em> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:13:04 EST John Irving - In One Person http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x48913948 Just finished the latest from John Irving. I absolutely love his books, but starting this one I got the feeling that really can't take another book full of wrestling, writers life and peculiar sexual identities. But once again, I got swept away by the story, although I think that this was not his best one. <BR> Has anyone else read In One Person or any other Irving fans out there? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:44:06 EST 7/2012 Chocolate Covered Murder ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x48759746 The vote is in. Drum Roll Please . . . <BR> <BR> CHOCOLATE COVERED MURDER by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery) <BR> <BR> Post all discussions, questions, comments in this thread. So hit up your library, check out your bookstores or download on your tablets. Can't wait to get started. Everyone loves a good mystery. <em>149</em> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 09:27:11 EST 7/12 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x48730839 Listed below are the book suggestions for July, 2012. Select two choices. Lot's of good suggestions. Can't wait to get started! <BR> <BR> Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham <BR> Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier <BR> Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey <BR> Light House by William Monahan <BR> Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson <BR> Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson <BR> Nextby Michael Crichton <BR> Now You See Her by James Patterson <BR> One Good Dog by Susan Wilso... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:41:03 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x48675350 Hi there! My name is Stephanie and I'm 25 years old. Since doing 2 years at university I have gained nearly 80 lbs and I'm currently at my heaviest weight of 240lbs. I'm hoping to get down to around 180lbs. <BR> <BR> I love books and read everything from romance and classics to science fiction, fantasy and mystery. I can't wait to join some book chats and maybe even find a few new authors/books to enjoy that I havent yet Sun, 24 Jun 2012 21:19:57 EST July 2012 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x48653160 Wow . . . July is right around the corner. Time to start listing books that we can read on the beach or by the pool or after dinner on our back deck with a cold glass of lemonade. Looking forward to what we come up with for July. <em>149</em> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:22:01 EST Hello Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x48639126 Hello. I'm Vinia from Michigan. I'm 31, I've never been married, but currently have a boyfriend, and I have no kids. I've been overweight since I was 8 years old and i'm just looking to change that. My highest weight was back in 2006 when I was at 283. I think my last weight in was 209. So i'm just hoping to find support and maybe speed up the process a little. I'm really looking forward being 130 lbs. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:26:01 EST 6/2012 The Thief - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x48315587 For June we will be reading and discussing "The Thief " by Clive Cussler <BR> <BR> So hit up your library, book stores or download on your tablet. <BR> Post all discussions, comments, questions, etc. in this thread. <BR> Thu, 31 May 2012 20:06:10 EST Are you a peeker or an anti-spoiler? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x48294274 My best friend and I have had this discussion before, but I think it's a fun one: <BR> <BR> Are you a peeker or an anti-spoiler? <BR> <BR> I'm a peeker. I often furtively flip to the end of a book just to make sure either a) It's going to be a happy ending or b) if it's not a happy ending then I'm a little bit armed for it. <BR> <BR> My best friend is an anti-spoiler. I don't think she'd finish reading a book if someone told her how it ends. My hubby is that way as well. <BR> <BR> I read ... Wed, 30 May 2012 12:56:59 EST Just Do it in June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x48292035 We danced for 100 days, we moved it in May, now let's do it in June! <BR> <BR> This month everyone is to set a personal minutes goal for themselves that they would like to achieve for June. (500 mins, 750 mins, 1000, etc.). Log the minutes you spend exercising each day in this thread by re-editing your post. <BR> <BR> Also, choose a living the good life goal that you would like to do for the month of June (tracking, eating more freggies, drink more water, etc.) and give yourself 5 point... Wed, 30 May 2012 10:26:05 EST 6/12 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x48240491 Below is the list of books suggested for June. If you need a description, look in the June, 2012 Suggestions thread below. When voting, select two books. Looking forward to our June read! <BR> <BR> A Cold Day For Murder (Kate Shugak #1) by Dana Stabenow <BR> A Test Of Wills (Inspector Ian Rutledge #1) by Charles Todd <BR> Ada's Rules by Alice Randall <BR> Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery #1) by Blaize Clement <BR> Defending Jacob by William Landay <BR> Diverg... Sat, 26 May 2012 16:11:18 EST Question about Hunger Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x48233572 I admit that I tend to "tune-out" about a lot of hyped up things, but my son asked me today if he can read the Hunger Games. I know next to nothing about it, I admit. Can anyone tell me if this is something that would be remotely appropriate for an advanced 9 year old? He is halfway through the Harry Potter series now, but is really getting interested in reading this series. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Kimberly Sat, 26 May 2012 01:14:49 EST Just wanted to say "Hello" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x48212561 Hi Everyone, <BR> I was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (last week) and wanted to introduce myself. I am scared. I am sad. I feel like I have no control over anything anymore! Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated it. I have decided to move forward with Rebif which I will self-inject 3 times a week. If any one has had any experience with Rebif I would love to hear it! <BR> Thanks, H. Thu, 24 May 2012 12:44:49 EST Let's do "Log on Points" Squats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x48155831 Does anyone want to join me in this fun little daily challenge? After spinning the spark wheel, do the number of squats that you spin. It's a quick burst of exercise and added bonus of tightening those thighs and buns! You can also track them under strength exercises for the day! Here's a link to show proper form for squats <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=21 </link> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 20 May 2012 17:59:39 EST June 2012 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x48131269 It's that time again . . . We need to pick a book for June. List your suggestions in this thread and don't forget to write a little description. What will we read for June . . . romance, mystery, sci-fi, biography, self-help? <em>149</em> Fri, 18 May 2012 19:02:50 EST happy spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x47880314 whats everyone reading??? Wed, 2 May 2012 15:58:00 EST "Moving it in May" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x47831901 Let's move it in May! Now that it is spring and summer is right around the corner, there is no time like the present to get in shape and shed some of those unwanted pounds and what better way to do it than with friends! So charge those ipods, put on your dance shoes, lace up those sneakers and get moving. To add some further incentive, we will be walking as a team across the good old USA - Starting in NYC all the way to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills (2,789 miles). Each week all of the part... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 01:06:46 EST 5/2012 ~ Growing Up Amish ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x47831404 The vote is in and the read for May, 2012 is . . . drum roll please! <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler <BR> <BR> One fateful starless night, 17-year-old Ira Wagler got up at 2 AM, left a scribbled note under his pillow, packed all of his earthly belongings into in a little black duffel bag, and walked away from his home in the Amish settlement of Bloomfield, Iowa. Now, in this heartwarming memoir, Ira paints a vivid portrait of Amish life—from his childhood days on th... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:01:27 EST 5/12 - LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x47745962 It's that time again to vote on our monthly read. In this thread list two books that you would be interested in reading with the club. Lot's of good books to choose from! <BR> <BR> Calico Joe by John Grisham <BR> Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey <BR> Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler <BR> A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams <BR> Illusion by Frank Peretti <BR> Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson <BR> The Mentor by Sebastian Stuart <BR> The Peacemaker by S J Richar... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:47:28 EST May 2012 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x47652052 It's that time again . . . We need to pick a book for May. List your suggestions in this thread and don't forget to write a little description. What is in store for us for May?? <em>149</em> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 00:17:22 EST Has anyone read "The Tiger's Wife"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x47538227 Wondered if this is a good one? Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:24:32 EST What is your Secret to Success? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x47354491 Name something that you learned that you can share with other members that has helped you to eat healthier, avoid triggers, exercise, keep your momentum going, staying out of a rut, getting back on track, maintain, etc. We are all on this journey together and maybe we can benefit by each other's experiences. So take a minute and let us know what is one of your secrets to success! Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:15:28 EST 4/2012 ~ We Need to Talk about Kevin ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x47272274 Post discussions, comments, questions in this thread for the April read. Check out your local library to get a copy of the book! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:11:01 EST 100 Days of Dance--- evisited http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x47239743 So, as we near the end of this fun challenge, I would like to know if there is any interest in doing it again? This has become such an important facet of my fitness routine that I don't want to drop it and I won't. But it would anyone else be interested in continuing after we complete the first 100? <BR> <BR> Just throwing out there as a suggestion... <BR> <BR> Karl Sat, 24 Mar 2012 11:26:58 EST Let's Play ~ Have you ever? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x47190564 How it works ~ Someone asks a question, next person answers yes or no, then /sheasks the next question. <BR> <BR> Have you ever met a hollywood star? Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:40:20 EST 4/12 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x47189689 It's that time again. Select TWO books from the list below and post in this thread. If you are not sure what any of the books are about, check the thread below "4/2012 suggestions". It is always interesting to see what we finally decide on as a group. <BR> <BR> Criminal - Karin Slaughter <BR> Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris <BR> Defending Jacob - William Landay <BR> The Girl who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson <BR> Home Front - Kristin Hannah <BR> The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins <... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:59:23 EST Hello Everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x47119537 My name is Heather and I'm new here so please correct me for any faux paus. I live in California. I'm married and have 3 children (2 boys 21 and 15 and 1 girl 20), 3 dogs (2 bulldogs and 1 yorkie) and a full time job (legal secretary). I'm kind of shy/a loner and not real great at asking for help but I realize this weight loss thing is not working for me doing it by myself. Any help I can get will be much appreciated. Oh and I just started reading Water For Elephants. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 02:26:16 EST April 2012 Suggestions ~ List Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x47096832 List in this thread any books you would be intersted in reading with the club for the month of April. Please try to give a little description of the book as well. Thank you! <em>149</em> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:49:35 EST Got a question... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x46902249 Does anyone who has purchased the SP Cookbook found any of the recipes in the SP recipe database? I want to add what I make, but don't want to plagiarize myself in the process by submitting a recipe that has been published elsewhere. Is there another way to add these recipes is what I am looking for. <BR> <BR> You can either reply here or just message me if it is common knowledge and I'm not seeing it. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Karl Sun, 4 Mar 2012 17:54:03 EST The Gifts of Imperfection ~ Discussion 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x46896122 The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown: <BR> <BR> Post your discussion, comments, questions in this thread. Post as you read as it is not fiction, so it is not like we are giving away an ending. That way we can have some good discussions especially how things relate to us and others! Enjoy! <em>149</em> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 10:35:11 EST Vote ~ Self-Help Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x46734335 Read the selections listed and cast two votes on which self-help books you would like to read as a group. You can cast your vote in this thread. <BR> <BR> 1) Life Without Ed: A unique book with a completely different take on eating disorders. Written by a psychologist, with one of his eating-disorder patients, the book tells of the voice in the woman's head that represents "Ed", her eating disorder. The book takes the approach that anyone can "break off the relationship" between "Ed" and t... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:26:36 EST 3/2012 ~ One For the Money ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x46703127 Our March, 2012 read is "One for the Money" by Janet Evanovich. <BR> All discussions, comments and questions can be posed here. Hope everyone can get their copy by March 1. Looking forward to reading this one together! <BR> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:42:23 EST Want to Read a Self-Help Book Together? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x46644373 So I had an idea. Wondering if anyone would like to read some type of self-help book together whether it be about emotional eating, exercise, healthier living choices, etc. We could read, comment and discuss. No pressure to finish at any given time. We could read this alongside our monthly reads. Let me know in this thread if there is an interest and then we can select a book. One book I had in mind is: <BR> <BR> The book 'Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence From Her E... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:51:23 EST 3/12 ~ LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x46643227 The following is a list of books recommended by our readers. Select two from the list that you would like to read, post them in this thread and most votes gets the Nod! Hope to wrap the vote up in a few days to give everyone time to get the book for March 1, 2012. <BR> <BR> Angels and Demons by Dan Brown <BR> The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy <BR> The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown <BR> Deception Point by Dan Brown <BR> Defending Jacob by William Landay <BR> Digital Fortress by Dan Brown <BR... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:30:51 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x46628683 Hi, i am a 35 year old stay at home mum to four who lives in England and LOVES reading. I have always liked the idea of joining a book club but wouldnt suit going to one in my town because I am shy and socially abit akward so I am excited about joining this group. I also love crocheting, sewing, cross stitch and cooking. I will not join in the Feb book as i am just finishing off a book I am reading at the moment but will start joining in the March book. By the way the book I am reading at the... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 09:39:42 EST March 2012 Suggestions ~ List Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x46565236 Since we read our Febraury book so quick thought we could get started early for listing suggestions for March. What will it be for March? <em>149</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:04:21 EST fellow bookworm has arrived!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x46562286 Hello all. I read as much as a I can. I tend to read several books at once, which gets a bit annoying after awhile, lol. I read everything. I got a kindle fire for christmas (I received a classic kindle the year before) and I love it. Ive got a good 100 books I havent read yet too. ugh. so much to read and I want to devour them all. <BR> <BR> But anyway, Im 28, from northwest Georgia. Unemployed, so more time for reading...even tho I desperately need a job. nice to meet everyone! Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:03:33 EST Please...HELP ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x46441484 I figured I would cut right to the chase. My name is Alexia and I am from a teeny tiny town north of NYC. I am so glad I found this team...BUT I find all the Spark team forums very confusing...I am wending my way around blindly and I have no idea what is going on. Can someone assist me? I am wondering if there is a book of the month, presently in this forum...any help would be sooo appreciated! <em>24</em> Thanks in advance!!!! Mon, 6 Feb 2012 01:42:51 EST HOW YOU CAN TELL WHEN SOMEONE ADDS YOU AS A FRIEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x46401585 From time to time I get asked, "how you can tell who has added you as a friend" so I thought I would share the following: <BR> Go to your Start page; <BR> Then go to the category "Community" on the upper left hand side; <BR> Click on it and go to the "Friend Feed' category which is 2nd from the bottom and it will bring you to your friend feed; <BR> Under your SP name you will see the following paragraph: <BR> <BR> "Your Friend Feed shows the recent Community activities of your mutual Spark... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 15:58:43 EST 2/2012 ~ The Chocolate Castle Clue ~ Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x46206171 While reading feel free to post your discussions, comments, questions, etc. <BR> Look forward to our new read and everyone's input! <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:25:05 EST 2/2012 - LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x46156571 Listed below are the books that have been suggested for our February read. In this thread list your two choices. Hope to tally this quickly so that everyone gets a chance to acquire a copy of the book by the first of the month so we can do our best to read together. Looking forward to our Febraury read . . . lots of good titles! <BR> <BR> Angry Housewives Eating BonBons by Lorna Landvik <BR> Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel <BR> The Chocolate Castle Clue: a chocoholic mystery by JoAnna C... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:25:32 EST February 2012 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x46050400 List your suggestions for what you would like to read for Febraury 2012 and we will take a vote. We hope to vote earlier this month so everyone has time to get the book so we can read it together. Happy reading! <em>149</em> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:24:39 EST Word/Sentence Game! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x46007459 I saw this on another spark team <BR> <BR> Make a sentence from the word given to you by using each letter in the word to start a new word. Then pick a word from your sentence for the next person to use. <BR> <BR> Since I'm starting this, I will use the word "Reading". <BR> <BR> R E A D I N G (you don't have to put the letters on top, just an example) <BR> Rita Eats All Day Including Nasty Grapes. <BR> <BR> The next person can use the word "Grapes". <BR>... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:28:46 EST 100 Days of Dance ~ Comments Questions & Woo Hoo's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x45744613 This is a place where we can share, discuss and cheer each other on. Let us know how you are doing, what songs you like to dance to, what types of dances you are doing and if you need support. Let's get started and dance like nobody's watching! <em>236</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 11:10:06 EST 1/2012 - Hotel Corner of Bitter&Sweet - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x45744169 While reading feel free to post your discussions, comments, questions, etc. Look forward to our new read and everyone's input! <em>149</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:47:51 EST 1/2012 - LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x45665694 Listed below are the books that have been suggested for our January read. In this thread list your two choices. I will then tally and let you know what we are reading for January, 2012! <BR> <BR> 1st to Die - James Patterson <BR> 22 Britannia Road - Amanda Hodgkinson <BR> Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood <BR> Bitter in the Mouth - Monique Truong <BR> The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz <BR> The Choice - Nicholas Sparks <BR> Disgrace - J. M. Coetzee <BR> Full Dark No Stars - Ste... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 10:53:00 EST just got a kindle for christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45657189 Would love to join a book club. I got a kindle for chirstmas. So i'm well prepared! <BR> <BR> I use to read a lot but i quit reading a lot a long time ago. Would like to begin again! Look forward to future chats! <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:13:17 EST 100 Days of Dance ~ Sign up here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x45651927 If you want to join Kirstie Alley in dancing for 100 days straight, starting 1/1/2012, <BR> please copy the template below and paste into a reply message. You will need to keep track of your own minutes and post them. You can do this by editing your post everyday with your minutes. You must dance for a minimum of 5 minutes per day to stay in the game. If you miss a day, you get one strike against you but can still remain in the challenge. Most minutes for the 100 days wins a Gold trophy fr... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 10:05:03 EST New Year Resolutions - 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x45651787 Everyone has them, few people stick to them. Let's change that around! <BR> Do you have a resolution for 2012 and that you would like to share. It doesn't have to be about losing weight or working out. Sometimes if you put it in writing, you will hold yourself more acountable. What life changes would you like to make in 2012? Mon, 26 Dec 2011 09:51:34 EST January, 2012 Suggestions ~ List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x45560267 Please post what book you would like to read for January, 2012 and then we will vote. <BR> Happy reading! <em>149</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 11:39:25 EST 12 Days of Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x45511505 How about we do our own 12 Day of Christmas tune! Everyone just add on a day. Just copy and paste the verses into your reply! Can't wait to see the end product! <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me <BR> A membership to a gym and it is free! <em>23</em> <BR> <BR> On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:48:52 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45361893 I just thought that I would drop in, and say hi to everyone, and to tell you all that I am very excited about the journey that I am headed on! :D Sun, 4 Dec 2011 03:05:12 EST oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x45355400 meant to post in discussion thread...sorry! Sat, 3 Dec 2011 16:57:12 EST Looking for Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45339699 Hi everyone - my name is Corrie aka RaceChic76 and I'm new to Spark People. After years of bad decisions I need to make some major life changes which is why I'm here. My weight loss and physical/mental well being journey has been tough and I've failed at several programs. My desire to change my diet and lifestyle have reached an all time low as has my self esteem. I personally need to find the drive and support to achieve my goals and become an all around healthier person both physically ... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:28:59 EST Get in the Spirit! Post a Christmas Emoticon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x45323602 <em>446</em> <BR> Just put our tree up this weekend! Thu, 1 Dec 2011 13:24:54 EST 12/2011 - The Litigators - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x45323265 Post all discussions, comments, questions, etc. in this thread regarding "The Litigators" by John Grisham. Happy reading! <em>149</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:59:52 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45311799 Hello I'm Jasmine, I'm very excited to join this site. I'm excited at the prospect of meeting like minded people. I'm also looking to connect with people that want to work on the psychological side of overeating as well. :) Good Luck to All. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:46:45 EST A Texas Christmas by Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday,etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x45307039 The book I am currently reading is a western romance with 4 short stories. It takes place in Kasota Springs, Texas in December of 1887. That year they had the worst snow storm ever. People had to stay inside or freeze. The city had requisitioned a bell for their church for Christmas and it was on the train that was halted by the storm. I have finished the first 3 stories and I am on the final one now. I bought my book at Walmart for $5.24. It has been a wonderful read and a good prelud... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:31:57 EST Kirstie Alley ~ 100 Days of Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x45301644 The other night I saw Kirstie Alley the actress from Cheers, Jenny Craig spokesperson and contestant from Dancing With the Stars 2010, on the Jay Leno Show. She made a pledge starting January 1, 2012 that she is going to dance for 100 days straight and she wants to start a grass roots movement and get everyone involved. I for one, love her idea! I think I'm going to do it! How about you? <BR> <BR> <link>blog.sfgate.com/dailydish/2011/11/29<BR>/kirstie-alley-plans-to-dance-for-100-<BR>da... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:56:51 EST Hello Everyone I am Kristina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45294827 I would like to introduce myself. I am Kristina. I have a 2 year old. I have been married for 3 years. I am going back to school for pharmacy. I looking forward to meeting everyone. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:51:15 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45289235 Hi ya'll. I work full time and am busy with a toddler and husband and love to wind down with reading. Am excited to have the oppurtunity to discuss books here! Thanks!! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:32:28 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45286460 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Kelsey and I am new to Sparkpeople. I am excited to make some lifestyle changes, so that I can live my life to the fullest and accomplish my goals. I am currently in college, so life can be a little hectic, but I am ready to make a change for good. I love the support Spark provides...excited to interact with others trying to make lifestyle changes also in the future. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:34:38 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45198173 Hi everyone I am new to the team. I love to read. I am looking forward to getting to know you. My name is Gina. I just moved to Michigan from California 4 months ago. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:50:19 EST 12/2011 - LET'S VOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x45197965 Listed below are the books that have been suggested for our December read. In this thread list your two choices. Hope to tally this quickly as I noticed some people would like to get the book on Black Friday or Cyber Monday so let's get the vote going! Can't wait to see what we pick! <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson <BR> A Burning in the Homeland by Richard Yancey <BR> Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate <BR> Deep Down True by Juliette Fay <BR> Eat, Pray, Lov... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:35:24 EST Pillars of the Earth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x45165311 Pillars of the Earth....This is a good read....about 1/3 done. Very political theme. Sun, 20 Nov 2011 08:45:12 EST READy to READ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x45151834 Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> I am approaching the end of my internship semester and am EAGER to get back into my reading habits (have had absolutely no time to just pick up a book and read this semester). I intend to buy some books when I'm out shopping on Black Friday, but was interested if anyone had some suggestions? I've been out of the bookstore-loop for a few months now and am just not sure of what's available, what's good, what I should avoid, etc. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Sat, 19 Nov 2011 08:27:27 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45144616 Hi my name is Pam. I live in Maryland near Ocean City. I love to read naturally. I have a Kindle that is so awesome. My favorite author is Nicholas Sparks or Joel Osteen. I also have alot of weight to lose which is why I made my way back to SparkPeople thanks to a friend who said come on back and lets do this... so here I am. <BR> Looking forward to working and reading with all of you! Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:33:08 EST NEED HELP & SUPPORT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45128855 Hello, I need all the help & support out there. It is never ending battle. Please help Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:10:39 EST December, 2011 Suggestions ~ List here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x45114858 Please post what book you would like to read for December, 2011 and then we will vote Hope to do this sooner rather than later so everyone gets a chance to get the book before December 1, 2011. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:02:48 EST 30 something with 100 pounds too lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45098605 Hi everyone. Just joined up today and I'm a little scared. Got some back news from the doctor and I'm feeling like crap. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:54:05 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45091321 Hi All! Happy to be aboard, still learning the ropes. I look forward to jumping into this month's book. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:30:38 EST Eating Healthy . . . Hooooray!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45083481 Hooked for a better living!!! Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:28:45 EST Hi from So California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45059371 Hi! I'm looking for other people dealing With the challenges of post weight loss surgery. Any one out there? Sun, 13 Nov 2011 13:29:31 EST hey, hey, it's me j :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45054544 Hello all :) I just wanted to take time out to say that I am thankful for being here, thank you for having me, and I look forward to getting to know you all as we reach our goals together :) Sun, 13 Nov 2011 07:37:05 EST hey im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45052690 hi everyone im heidi and i just joined so fill me in on anything i need to know and tell me does this really work and any success storys so far:) <BR> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 00:42:25 EST Hello new to the club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45036295 I'm Chelle from Oregon and am big into books. My husband bought me a nook last year and I absolutely love it. This looks like a great way to get ideas for more books to add to it. I love jodi Pccoult, John Grisham, twilight and harry potter. I also like true crime and mysteries. I am all over the place with what I like to read. I m looking forward to reading with you all! Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:12:23 EST Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45033341 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am so motivated to lose this weight! I have tried everything known to man. I am a binge eater. I said it plain and simple. I hope with the support of this site, I will finally succeed and keep it off this time!! <BR> Thanks, Debbie Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:01:25 EST Love books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x45028814 I love books and love to chat about them. I figured this was a perfect group to join. <BR> <BR> I am a 29 year old English teacher and am also getting my Masters in English, so my life is quite busy at the moments. It makes little time to read for fun, but I am currently reading The Anatomy of Deception by Lawrence Goldstone for class. I also got married this summer, and my husband and I recently adopted a puppy - life is good. :) <BR> <BR> I read pretty much anything but have a particular... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:00:49 EST What is Your Game Plan for the Holidays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x44959826 The holidays are fast approaching and it is so easy to get off track. Many of us have lost weight and don't want those unwanted pounds to creep back on. Many of us are starting out and learning new healthy habits, but subconsciously they can get sabotaged. The holidays will certainly be a test. How do you plan on passing that test? Mon, 7 Nov 2011 08:41:22 EST Another Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44917310 Hi everyone, as you can probably gather, I'm new to the team. But I'm not new to Sparkpeople. I've been a member for about a year, but just started getting really serious about losing this past week. I'm hoping to lose my last 30 or so pounds by June. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to reading and losing with you guys in the weeks to come <em>41</em> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 11:11:22 EST For those of you with electronic readers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x44881766 Hi everyone! I just wanted to give you guys a heads up on a website I go to. I am big into couponing, and started going onto a website called freebies4mom.com about a year ago. One of the reasons I ended up getting a kindle is she posts about free books at least once a week. You can download them straight off of Amazon for absolutely nothing! <BR> I signed up for the daily email on her site just so I get the deals in my inbox, but they are always posted on the actual site if you don't want to... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 09:38:30 EST 11/2011 - Peach Keeper - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x44868123 November, 2011 ~ Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen <BR> <BR> Post all discussions, questions, comments in this thread! Enjoy! <em>149</em> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:29:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44791894 Hi, I am new to this program. I've heard a lot of good things about it. I am looking forward to chatting with everyone and watching my progress. Happy weight loss everyone! :) Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:01:51 EST 11/11 ~ Let's Vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x44782852 Alot of suggestions were made for our November read! Glad we had so much participation. <em>304</em> Now it is time to vote. List two books from the list below (in this thread) that you would like to read this month and I will tally them up and see what book gets the nod! <BR> <BR> 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson <BR> A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness <BR> Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber <BR> Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt <BR> Deep Down True by ... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:08:41 EST A Long Journey - wilbur http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44730345 I have been working on my health in increments for a long time. I am hoping that I get a boost to put the ball over the goal line on the last 25 lbs. I exercise a lot and the composition of my diet is fairly good. I guess I eat too many calories. I followed the Dukan diet and lost about 20 lbs but can't sustain the zero carbs forever. I am hoping to be brutally honest with myself regarding how much I am eating (and what I am eating). <BR> <BR> I am hoping to be fully engaged in the pr... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 21:15:00 EST bookworm in vegas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44723709 <em>149</em> hello ya'll yes im a southern girl living in vegas lol.i joined this team cause i love to read. I enjoy mystery suspence. I never can remember arthors names lol. In some ways arthers isnt why i read a book it is the story with in. I just got threw reading Tess Gerritsen ( lucky havnt taken back to aparments book borrowing bookcase in office lol) and the book is the surgeon. I also enjoy reading threw vegan cookbooks.( yes im vegan) Im single an live alone. Im pretty much alone... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 12:45:52 EST Lisa Wingate's Dandelion Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x44682161 Dandelion Summer--Just finished this delightful book by Lisa Wingate. It was my first read of her works. I'm also a John Grisham fan, having just finished The Confession. More serious reading recently--"What in the World is Going On" by Dr. David Jeremiah, which I consider a must read for anyone interested in the mess today's world is in. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:30:04 EST Suggestions?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x44674758 I am a little depressed right now, looking for a feel good book, something emotional and inspirational. Any suggestions? Thu, 20 Oct 2011 02:13:58 EST newbie to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44665481 Hi, I am Janice and I love to read. I like Jodie Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, John Grishom and I am getting ready to start The Orphan Sisier by Gwendolyn Gross....the reviews have been very good so i thought I'd try it. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 13:44:29 EST New to this board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44662308 New to this board. But not new to dieting. Hope to have a good time while I do this. Support is appreciated! thanks. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:26:25 EST Hello I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44646542 Hi Everybody, <BR> I'm brand new to this site, starting yesterday. I really like it so far, especially these groups. <BR> Right now I'm reading the first book for "The Game of Thrones" HBO series. I haven't seen any of the shows, but so far the books is so detailed, the characters are so lively and fantastic. It's a wonderful read! Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:07:28 EST I am a millionaire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44637910 I am an avid reader of all sorts of genres. I am in a book club of sorts at the school I work at. We use the Accelerated Reader program, an online comprehension test site that counts the words you have read, and there are several teachers who are also reading, leading by example! Our student goal is to read over 170 million words this year. They have met their goal for the past several years!! The teacher/staff goal is 65 million words! I'll tell you it is soooo exciting to reach 1 mil... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:21:19 EST DIET HUMOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=76x10007x44628623 Share a joke or two that can lift someone's spirits . . . It isn't easy trying to lose weight and exercise. We are all in this together so let's make light of it once in awhile. Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:59:41 EST Hello !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44614935 I'm a regular exercise person, but my diet is not the best. I've decided to join Sparks People to learn more about eating healthy and set some attainable goals. I have 2 teen age kids at home as well and feel I should be setting a much better example of eating healthy. Sun, 16 Oct 2011 14:57:07 EST November, 2011 Suggestions - List Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x44610467 Please post book titles that you think the group would be interested in reading for November. We will then vote. <em>304</em> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 09:01:00 EST Books, books, books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44603565 Hello, <BR> <BR> Just joined the book club. I love to read. Carry a book with me everywhere I go. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know what Novembers book is? I'm a little late for October. <BR> <BR> I enjoy numerous authors. Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, John Saul, Fern Michaels and Dean Koontz are just a few. <BR> <BR> Hope to meet you all and talk about our favorite books. <BR> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 18:32:39 EST Hey Y'all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44602655 I love reading. I was an English major in school and have loved reading for as long as I can remember. <BR> <BR> I'm currently trying to reach a goal of reading 60 books by the end of the year. I'm over halfway through my goal which makes me happy even if I don't reach 60. I love Irish lit, authors, etc. Currently I'm reading Codex and working my way through Cecelia Ahern's books. I just finished If You Could See Me Now and am on No Place Like Here. Absolutely love them. <BR> <BR> Look for... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 17:04:21 EST Favorite Electronic Readers??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x44563790 I want to get a Kindle but am interested in what everyone likes. I don't want an iPad, too complicated and takes away from the simple joy of reading! Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:46:04 EST The Best Boring Books... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x44482484 Back in January of 2011 Robert McCrum of The Guardian, wrote an article on the reading of Londoners during the Blitz. He wrote about how in times of stress, books some might consider dull or boring, are a great comfort. My question is, what is your favorite "boring" book? The good read that brings down the blood pressure and comforts. Fri, 7 Oct 2011 21:30:27 EST Do You Have a Favorite Book from your Childhood? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x44462986 I was cleaning out some of my sons books from when he was younger and it got me to thinking about books when I was a little girl. <BR> <BR> My absolute favorite was "Little Black a Pony". I still have a copy of it. I loved reading it to my children too! Thu, 6 Oct 2011 17:47:48 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x44447143 Hi all, <BR> i am new here but I love to read- pretty much anything and I look forward to the books that you are selecting for each month Wed, 5 Oct 2011 19:58:03 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44404217 Hello everyone! I am new here...but old to spark. i have started and stopped using spark so many times it is amazing! but i always do well when i am here. i am in it for the long haul now! I love to read and will read just about anything i can get my hands on! cant wait to start reading and chatting with you all! Mon, 3 Oct 2011 13:14:53 EST Hello - New to Sparkpeople - Glad to be here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44400394 Hi <BR> I am new this week and picked a few groups that sounded interesting to me. If you don't mind, I will hang around awhile and see which groups are good fits for me and you. I picked 15 (they all sounded so interesting, I had to hold myself back!), so I think I will have to narrow my focus soon due to time constraints. <BR> So far, I feel very welcome here and am having a great time getting to know the site and a few new people. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 09:52:00 EST Hello! I'm new here and just introducing myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44377328 Well, I just joined Spark People with the hope that I can finally do something about my health. I'm 20, and I have a little over 50 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight, and I'm hoping that support from groups like this will help me get there! I've started going to zumba recently, and I can already tell how much better I feel! I guess I should say a bit about me - I'm a junior in college, hoping to go to medical school someday. I've struggled with my weight for so long, and I am tired of i... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 22:42:30 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44376334 Just trying this site out to see if it works in encouraging me to stay on my fitness and weight loss goals. Here I go! Sat, 1 Oct 2011 21:40:04 EST 10/2011 - "Like Water for Chocolate" - Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=492x10007x44362418 Our Club has voted and we will be reading and discussing "Like Water for Chocolate" by Leave your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. in this thread. <BR> Laura Esquirel. <BR> <BR> Start reading and turning those pages! Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of our new selection! <em>203</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:40:21 EST Hi...I'm Sandy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10007x44339657 I'm 59 and about 35 lbs overweight. I never had to worry about food or weight until about 15 years ago as my normal life cause me to exercise more and burn calories faster. With a family history of gaining weight and menopause coming and going, weight inched its way onto my body a little at a time. I have been an aerobics instructor, am very well versed in nutrition and lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight and maintain it. I KNOW what I'm supposed to do, it is just so HARD to CONTIN... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:00:56 EST Walking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10007x44331753 Headed out for a 2 mile walk.. So happy to have a Book Club team.. I wonder what everyones reading ? Have a great day .. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 08:33:19 EST