SparkPeople Spark Bookworms Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=30 For all of us SparkPeople who love to read! Do you have a book in your car and at your bedside? A huge TBR pile? Can't resist buying books? You're a Bookworm! SparkPeople Spark Bookworms Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=30 Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x73851106 Clara is an Irish immigrant relegated by the circumstances of her birth to be nothing more than a maid. After a sudden opportunity gives her the opportunity to work for the Carnegie estate, she slowly builds a tentative relationship with business tycoon Andrew Carnegie. <BR> <BR> I thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction! It was interesting to imagine a young tycoon like Carnegie being influenced by an intelligent immigrant with dreams and aspirations that seem completely impossible. <BR... Mon, 15 Jun 2020 20:50:42 EST summer 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x73765393 Hi Challengers. Our Summer Challenge sign up starts today. Please follow the link and make your move to the new Challenge. Please note that in the Spring Challenge no one was disqualified, regardless of participation. This message was sent to all the team leaders a couple of months ago. <BR> --------------------------------------- <BR> Everyone gets a Mulligan/free pass. At a time like this no one signs up to fail, but in this unusual time people may disappear. Let's give everyone a season ... Sun, 31 May 2020 15:25:38 EST Books of Summer - June 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x73764464 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in June <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in June 2020 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of June and rate them by the system listed below. ... Sun, 31 May 2020 11:56:54 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x73589403 Just joined the team <BR> My name is Jessica I love to read a little bit of everything I guess, I'm not too keen on books with a great deal of profanity but can handle it in moderation. I usually try to keep a couple books going at once- The Bible, an educational book, a book for pleasure reading and finally a family read aloud. <em>149</em> Fri, 1 May 2020 09:32:19 EST Books of Spring - May 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x73577427 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in May <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in May 2020 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of May and rate them by the system listed below. Ple... Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:52:26 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x73469348 Message Removed Fri, 10 Apr 2020 11:06:51 EST Aloha from Hawaii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x73453945 Just signed up to this page and went right to the book section! I am an big reader and now with this time on my hands and a new kindle in hand I am reading like crazy! just started The Great Alone but Kristin Hannah. Dark and definitely makes me happy I don't live in Alaska at least where the book is centered. I am originally from NJ but am living in Hawaii now for 3 1/2 years and love it! Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:49:41 EST Books of Spring - April 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x73405825 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in April <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in Arpil 2020 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of April and rate them by the system listed belo... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:02:25 EST Spring 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x73246120 Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to work with a group of friendly teammates to reach your goals. Try the Spring 5% Challenge that has just started signups. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>groups_individual.asp?gid=71569 </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2020 11:11:33 EST Books of Spring - March 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x73240213 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in March <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in March 2020 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of March and rate them by the system listed belo... Sat, 29 Feb 2020 10:26:13 EST Books of Winter - February 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x73072572 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in February <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in February 2020 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of February and rate them by the system li... Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:43:20 EST Books of Winter - January 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x72882288 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in January <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in January 2020 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of January and rate them by the system liste... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 09:49:20 EST Holiday Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x72832055 Here are some tips I found on another site that are helpful to be successful over the holidays. I want to thank 100 days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle ( <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>groups_individual.asp?gid=21194 </link> ) for these tips. <BR> <BR> Linda has a list of 12 Holiday Tips which are found in various places - on her Spark blogs, and on her website, but finding them is tricky. So I've set up a thread in the General Discussion Forum and will try to get the links... Fri, 20 Dec 2019 22:12:37 EST Winter 2020 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x72738819 Are you looking for a way to kickstart the new year? Perhaps the following is for you: <BR> <BR> This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise &amp; healthy lifestyle habits. Members in maintenance are also welcome. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in sh... Mon, 2 Dec 2019 20:39:07 EST Bibliophile here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x72726554 Hey team! <BR> I am a true blue book lover. I honestly can't get enough. As excited as I was to be able to carry all these books with me when Kindles came out...I still have a special soft spot for the good old fashioned kind you need a physical bookmark for. I am always looking for new reading ideas, so if you have any great ones... feel free to share. Tell me, do you have favorite books? Kids books? Genre? Authors? Reading challenges or lists you may know about? I'd love to know. Currently... Sat, 30 Nov 2019 15:20:03 EST Books of Winter - December 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x72720161 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in December <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in December 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of December and rate them by the system l... Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:07:14 EST Books of Autumn - November 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x72550504 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in November <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in November 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of November and rate them by the system li... Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:23:39 EST Books of Autumn - October 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x72372559 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in October <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in October 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of October and rate them by the system liste... Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:05:12 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x72317867 Message Removed Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:31:22 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x72217543 Message Removed Mon, 2 Sep 2019 22:23:07 EST Romance reader and writer coming aboard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x72197080 Hello, Bookworms! <BR> <BR> I joined this team when I joined Spark a while ago, but haven't been keeping up. Seems more active than when I joined before. <BR> <BR> I'm Abigail, an avid romance reader and fun and flirty contemporary romance writer. My last book was published at the end of July (Cupcake of the Month). Right now I'm reading Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series. Sometimes paranormal romances squick me out because of the age difference between the characters, but I try... Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:53:25 EST Books of Autumn - September 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x72196250 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in September <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in September 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of September and rate them by the system... Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:54:56 EST Books of Summer - August 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x72021058 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in August <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in August 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of August and rate them by the system listed b... Wed, 31 Jul 2019 08:58:15 EST Books of Summer - July 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x71829472 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in July <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in July 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of July and rate them by the system listed below. ... Sat, 29 Jun 2019 23:30:40 EST Books of Summer - June 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x71653985 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in June <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in June 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of June and rate them by the system listed below.... Fri, 31 May 2019 10:28:06 EST Mad about Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x71476367 Hello from VA! Thu, 2 May 2019 15:43:04 EST Books of Spring - May 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x71466963 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in May <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in May 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of May and rate them by the system listed below. Ple... Wed, 1 May 2019 08:57:45 EST Change a Word... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x71426978 wild flowers Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:44:03 EST NEW: 5 letter Anagrams, change 1 letter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x71423991 chase - chest Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:05:00 EST Goodreads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x71285301 If any of you are into Goodreads, feel free to friend me. I love that site. <BR> <BR> https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9170 <BR> 673-melyssa-r Tue, 2 Apr 2019 14:59:33 EST Book of Spring - April 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x71267859 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in April <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in April 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of April and rate them by the system listed belo... Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:28:30 EST Join the Spring 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x71096543 Are you looking for a way to challenge yourself and ignite your way to your goals? Joing the Spring 5% Challenge team. Registration for the Spring Challenge has just opened You can sign up here: <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>groups_individual.asp?gid=70553 </link> <BR> <BR> We look forward to seeing you at the Spring Challenge Sun, 3 Mar 2019 11:26:06 EST Book of Spring - March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x71073864 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in March <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in March 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of March and rate them by the system listed belo... Wed, 27 Feb 2019 20:59:06 EST Books of Winter- February 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x70900468 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in February <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in February 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of February and rate them by the system li... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:51:30 EST genres http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x70862787 What genres does everyone like. <BR> <BR> I am partial to thrillers <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:54:51 EST Hello from Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x70816460 Hello, I'm a returning (long inactive) user under a new name, ready for a fresh start. I'm a librarian, so reading challenges count as professional development! Looking forward to meeting everyone, and getting some ideas for new books/series. (I'm the Youth Services Coordinator at our branch, so major bonus points for any recommendations of children/YA literature!) Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:16:02 EST New from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x70741843 Love to read (mostly novels) and belong to a book group that meets monthly. <BR> Enjoy tracking my books read on Goodreads.com <BR> <BR> Looking forward to some good reading ideas here, sharing a love for books &amp; losing weight in 2019. Mon, 7 Jan 2019 12:04:50 EST To Be Read Challenge 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x70703881 This challenge is to read books that have been waiting on your To Be Read (TBR) list for over a year. Choose one book per month, plus two alternates. We're going to continue the tradition. . <BR> <BR> REVISION: If you create your list 'x' months from January, you can create a book list that equals the remaining months in the year, plus the 2 alternates. This should make it easier to finish your list by the end of the year since your list is pretty much a book to read a month. <BR> <BR> **... Wed, 2 Jan 2019 00:06:49 EST Title Challenge 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x70703868 Duration: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 <BR> <BR> The goal is to read a book with a title starting with each letter of the alphabet. You can find the books anyplace – check out from the library, sitting on your shelf, buy from a used book store, or any other place you find old books. <BR> <BR> Rules <BR> <BR> 1. Read: 26 books (fiction) <BR> 2. Nothing published in the last 10 year (unless you choose the alternate version and pick new books. <BR> 3. No children's novels <BR> 4.... Wed, 2 Jan 2019 00:03:48 EST Author Challenge 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x70703862 Duration: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 <BR> <BR> The goal is to read a book by an author with a name starting with each letter of the alphabet. You can find the books anyplace – check out from the library, sitting on your shelf, buy from a used book store, or any other place you find old books. <BR> <BR> Rules <BR> <BR> 1. Read: 26 books (fiction) <BR> 2. Nothing published in the last 10 year (unless you choose the alternate version and pick new books. <BR> 3. No children's nov... Wed, 2 Jan 2019 00:02:39 EST Books of Winter- January 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x70692365 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in January <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in January 2019 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of January and rate them by the system liste... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 10:16:14 EST Book of Winter- December 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x70510436 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in December <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in December 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of December and rate them by the system l... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:08:32 EST New Bookworm From California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x70447181 Hi there everyone, <BR> <BR> I am so glad to be apart of this group. My name is Art3mis (like Artemis from 'Ready Player One') and I am an avid reader. There isn't a day that goes by when I'm not ready. Currently, I am reading the second 'Game of Throne' book as well as working on writing my own book. I look forward to meeting you all. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 18:28:12 EST Hi... Returning to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x70423497 Hi! I love to read but do not have a lot of time to do so. I do help out at the library at my son's school so am surrounded by books all the time. <BR> <BR> This is my second go-around at SparkPeople... This time, it will be a permanent lifestyle change! <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:41:49 EST Book of Fall - November 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x70346600 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in November <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in November 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of November and rate them by the system li... Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:15:56 EST Book of Fall - October 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x70167153 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in October <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in October 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of October and rate them by the system liste... Sun, 30 Sep 2018 21:35:39 EST Howdy from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x70108183 I'm a member of NetGalley and will get books for my Kindle for free, in exchange for an honest review. I'm picky about the books I will request since I don't want to read books that don't interest me but I have almost 50 reviews so far and about 7 books waiting to be read. I've really enjoyed this process and am also on Goodreads, where my books and reviews are listed. I'm also an Amazon reviewer. <BR> <BR> I never would have thought I'd enjoy reviewing (and not saying I'm all that good at ... Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:34:31 EST Book of Fall - September 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x69994301 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in September <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in September 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of September and rate them by the system... Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:36:28 EST Challenge for Fall 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x69960225 This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise &amp; healthy lifestyle habits. Members in maintenance are also welcome. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge date to be announced. Please click on this link to join the Challenge. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 25 Aug 2018 20:01:38 EST Hey from Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x69908094 Just joined the group -- I didn't even know there was a bookworm group! <BR> <BR> I've been sparking for a while. I'm actually 8 days from 1000 days tracking. But I'm still 46 lbs from my goal. Keep on plugging away. I'm a romance writer who is truly addicted to books. Aside from being mostly plant-based vegan, I've implemented a new plan to get the weight moving. I get to buy a book for every new lb I lose. It might get me moving like nothing else will (In the last year I lost 15 lbs and th... Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:56:11 EST New to the team from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x69810434 Hi! I'm Audrey, and I'm a Bibliophile! I am a 33 year old wife and stay-at-home mother of 3 weighing in around 220 lbs. To be honest, I haven't weighed in recently and I'm going by my last doctor's appointment. I'd be happy if I could wiggle my way to around 175 lbs. <BR> <BR> You can find me on Goodreads @ <link>www.goodreads.com/user/show/796225-a<BR>udrey </link> <BR> on Librarything @ <link>www.librarything.com/profile/UrbanAu<BR>dreyE </link> <BR> and on Litsy as ShezGotIssues Wed, 8 Aug 2018 10:57:48 EST Book of Summer - August 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x69763889 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in August <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in August 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of August and rate them by the system listed b... Tue, 31 Jul 2018 10:22:48 EST Hmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x69612891 Whoops, I'm new and thought I was posting to another thread! Oh, well, here I am! <BR> Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:33:26 EST Book of Summer - July 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x69336628 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in July <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in July 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of July and rate them by the system listed below.... Sat, 30 Jun 2018 10:24:01 EST Book of Summer - June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x69155760 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in June <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in June 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of June and rate them by the system listed below. ... Fri, 1 Jun 2018 09:51:09 EST Summer Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x69072200 Here are a couple of summer challenges you may want to try. The first is the beginner challenge <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b810ddde-1408-4e32-aa37-d12706cd873b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The second is a more advanced challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f3ba8ad-d7a2-43c6-934d-830e81934f46.jpg"> Fri, 18 May 2018 00:02:30 EST Books of Spring - May 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x68968994 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in May <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in May 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of May and rate them by the system listed below. Ple... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:52:37 EST Books of Spring - April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x68789245 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in April <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in April 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of April and rate them by the system listed belo... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:08:46 EST Spring 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x68661825 Are you looking for something a little bit more? A way to get off a plateau? A jump start to a goal? Fun and meeting new people? Join the Spring 5% Challenge. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>groups_individual.asp?gid=69643 </link> <BR> <BR> Teams race around the world and compete against each other while learning healthy habits in a supportive team atmosphere. Come join us. <BR> <BR> Jo Ann Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:40:16 EST Love finding bookworms on SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x68597492 This is my third time around with SP and I was delighted to find fellow bibliophiles here this time! I am an avid reader. I prefer real books to the Nook but in a pinch or if I really want a new release I'm thankful for it. A big supporter of our local library. Love Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi, Spy/Government Thrillers and any and all good contemporary. If the story sounds interesting to me, I'll give it a go. Recently started Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor, one of my newest fa... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:54:45 EST Books of Spring - March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x68594626 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in March <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in March 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of March and rate them by the system listed belo... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:27:29 EST Not really new, but new to being active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x68443865 Hi guys! I've been a member of SP for 10 years, but haven't really been active much over the past few years. I'm starting 2018 with a vengeance, and I've decided being an active part of this community and developing relationships with people on here will help me achieve my fitness goals. I'm an avid reader, and I am excited to be a part of this team! Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:00:44 EST Books of Winter - February 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x68411350 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in February <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in February 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of February and rate them by the system li... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:04:49 EST Books of Winter - January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x68198599 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in January <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in January 2018 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of January and rate them by the system liste... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:17:55 EST Author Challenge 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x68198589 Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018 <BR> <BR> The goal is to read a book by an author with a name starting with each letter of the alphabet. You can find the books anyplace – check out from the library, sitting on your shelf, buy from a used book store, or any other place you find old books. <BR> <BR> Rules <BR> <BR> 1. Read: 26 books (fiction) <BR> 2. Nothing published in the last 10 year (unless you choose the alternate version and pick new books. <BR> 3. No children's nov... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:16:02 EST Title Challenge 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x68198576 Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 20168 <BR> <BR> The goal is to read a book with a title starting with each letter of the alphabet. You can find the books anyplace – check out from the library, sitting on your shelf, buy from a used book store, or any other place you find old books. <BR> <BR> Rules <BR> <BR> 1. Read: 26 books (fiction) <BR> 2. Nothing published in the last 10 year (unless you choose the alternate version and pick new books. <BR> 3. No children's novels <BR> 4.... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:14:17 EST To Be Read Challenge 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x68198553 This challenge is to read books that have been waiting on your To Be Read (TBR) list for over a year. Choose one book per month, plus two alternates. We're going to continue the tradition. . <BR> <BR> REVISION: If you create your list 'x' months from January, you can create a book list that equals the remaining months in the year, plus the 2 alternates. This should make it easier to finish your list by the end of the year since your list is pretty much a book to read a month. <BR> <BR> **... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:11:19 EST Hello from New Hampshire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x68168711 I look forward to getting to know you and I love to read! Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:00:47 EST Another challenge to check out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x68098879 2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation <BR> <BR> This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise &amp; healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! The challenge starts in Saturday, January 6th, 2018!. Please click on this link to joi... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:08:32 EST Books of Winter - December 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x68019789 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in December <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in December 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of December and rate them by the system l... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:47:19 EST Books of Fall - November 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x67825055 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in November <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in November 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of November and rate them by the system li... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:29:49 EST Hello from Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x67741874 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Mary aka Sunshine. I'm a buyer in food distribution. Have been on Spark for awhile but just came back full throttle when I started a new exercise / eating program at the end of August. It's going well so far. <BR> <BR> Happy to be on this team. I'm actually participating in the Pop Sugar 2017 Reading Challenge (which I did last year too). My goal was to read two books a month. I have read 20 so far. In the middle of two books right now. <BR> ... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:05:25 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x67726436 Hi all, I just joined up. I'm a special-needs high school teacher in Georgia. I teach English and am the resident book lady. As such, I read a lot of YA among other things. I've been working a lot on my class library lately. <BR> <BR> So, yeah...Hi. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:40:33 EST reformed book hoarder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x67723431 My family and friends call my house the Library. When their children have a research paper they come to my house first then the Library. I have stopped keeping a book after I have read it. Books are to be read and shared not put on shelf. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:17:20 EST I want to join this team! Please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x67686635 <em>134</em> S-L-O-W &amp; steady <BR> <BR> Hello! <BR> <BR> I LOVE to read. Libraries and bookstores have always been a place where I find profound joy just by walking through the portal! Love the tactile appeal of bound materials, but have learned to enjoy the ease of carrying hundreds of books electronically as well. <BR> <BR> My favorite genre is probably mystery; Sherlock Holmes, Cadfeal, and Sam Spade are some of my best friends. I am happy to find that many "romances" are full of... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:05:34 EST Books of Fall - October 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x67635844 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in October <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in October 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of October and rate them by the system liste... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 11:17:30 EST Mrs. Jeffries And The One Who Got Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x67453003 Mrs. Jeffries And The One Who Got Away by Emily Brightwell: <BR> <BR> OLD SINS CAST LONG SHADOWS <BR> <BR> Normally dead bodies in a graveyard are buried—but not this one. When a woman is found strangled in a North London cemetery with an old newspaper clipping clutched in her hand, Inspector Witherspoon is surprised to find that he and the victim have crossed paths before. <BR> <BR> Alice Robinson was a respectable widow who ran a quiet Islington lodging house. None of her lodgers ha... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:20:44 EST Books of Fall - September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x67444636 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in September <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in September 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of September and rate them by the system... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:54:22 EST Fall 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x67426443 Sign up for the fall 5% challenge opened today. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=68844 </link> <BR> <BR> This is a chance to learn new healthy habits and hopefully lose 5% of your weight during the course of the challenge. <BR> <BR> Please consider joining us. Sun, 27 Aug 2017 10:03:14 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x67354038 Hi I don't think I ever introduced myself to the team but I am definitely a bookworm. I have books everywhere. I have a serious problem! My name is Sarah and I have been with SparkPeople since 2009 at some point I joined this team but never really looked at it until right now. I just finished reading Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson and it is a memoir about her life. She is an author. I want to read the one book she wrote. Her memoir was very thought provoking... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:10:19 EST Books of Summer - August 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x67266973 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in August <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in August 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of August and rate them by the system listed b... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:19:05 EST Hi I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x67237569 Hi everyone! I'm Kelly! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team and just rejoined SparkPeople after a 5 year hiatus. I'm looking forward to improving my health and getting back to my reading! I sooooo enjoy it and have let life get in the way of that lately! <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:58:23 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x67227507 I'm so glad to find this team. I love to read and I read most genres. <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople because the Dr told me I need to lose 60 pounds to help get my diabetes under control. I only lost 20 in a 3 year period and had to admit I can't do this on my own. <BR> <BR> I'm 56, married and we have children and a grandchild. As well as reading I like to write my own stories and am working towards publication. I also enjoy cooking and traveling... <BR> <BR> Mary Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:27:34 EST Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x67120683 Team bonus spins are back. Here is the link: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sa_team_<BR>bonus_points.asp </link> <BR> You can also find the team bonus points on your spark points page and scrolling down to the bottom and looking for Team Bonus Points Thu, 6 Jul 2017 22:01:13 EST Books of Summer - July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x67080925 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in July <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in July 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of July and rate them by the system listed below. ... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:30:58 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x67033027 Hi, all! I'm new to this team and wanted to introduce myself. I was so excited to see an active bookworm group on here! <BR> <BR> A little about me: I'm a mom of four (though we just found out it's soon to be 5!), and I'm an author and editor as well. I live in northern Michigan and when I'm not writing or reading, I like to garden, bake, make jewelry/soap/lotions, and make really bad attempts at crocheting. lol <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople because I'd like to lose around 90 pounds, but ... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:52:37 EST Who's been active here 5+ years? Happy Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66939360 Since I've started a business of my own, I've been absent more than present. Hoping that will change this fall. Researching posts about a book I really enjoyed that I finished recently, I found it listed on a topic from back in October 08 that I had written. Seems like yesterday and yet, years have flown by. <BR> <BR> If you've participated in this group on (or off more than you'd prefer) for at least 5 years, please let us know. <BR> <BR> For members to participate that long in this gro... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 19:06:53 EST Happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66939269 I am not new to Sparks, but new to this team. I have been having difficulty staying motivated. Trying to get back on track and stay away from the sweets which can be my downfall. I have loved to read since I was a child. I am a disabled widow, so reading is my way of being happy. Mon, 5 Jun 2017 18:33:27 EST Summer 5% Challenge Teams Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66930993 If you are looking for a more active challenge, consider joining the Summer 5% Challenge team. <BR> <BR> They have opened the signup for the Summer 5% Challenge teams. We will be starting this challenge on June 24, so sign up quickly. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=68497 </link> <BR> <BR> The goal of the team is to travel the globe with your exercise as a team and to learn and practice healthy habits. Please consider joining the various teams. Sun, 4 Jun 2017 11:02:21 EST Books of Summer - June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66905853 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in June <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in June 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of June and rate them by the system listed below.... Wed, 31 May 2017 09:18:24 EST Not new but just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66814711 Sorry I haven't introduced myself before now. I've been a member of the team for a while but haven't really gotten started doing much yet. Today is the day to change all that. I am trying to be more active in life and on Sparkpeople. I love to read so I thought this team would be a good fit. I can't wait to "meet" everyone as I spend more time with the team. Mon, 15 May 2017 17:59:56 EST Hello Fellow Readers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66772752 Hello everyone! I am new to this team and very excited to be a part of it! It is one of the first teams that I have found that is pretty active and that makes it all that much more fun! My name is Suzie and I am from Michigan. I love to read and I actually enjoy working out when I can motivate myself to get out and do it! I am doing this journey with my husband (he is doing ww) and it has been so much easier getting started with him on the same page! I love reading and will read just about a... Mon, 8 May 2017 11:55:40 EST true crime. anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66731586 I tend to lean more towards true crime stories, such as Ann Rule. <BR> I hope she has some new books out, I am going to my local library this week, sadly they are only open three days a week now, and search the crime/non-fiction section for new stories I am behind on. <BR> Anyone have any suggestions? <BR> And if not true crime, any non-fiction books....??? Mon, 1 May 2017 20:10:17 EST Books of Spring - May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66725039 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in May <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in May 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that we read during the month of May and rate them by the system listed below. Ple... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:27:47 EST May '17 - Time & Again book discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2555x30x66699091 I'm picking up the book from the library today. Anyone else reading the book already? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:08:21 EST Book Readin Weather? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66604183 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> What type of weather do u just make you dive your nose into a book? <BR> <BR> I love it when its raining , Thunderstorm &amp; when its super cold like winter cold. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:46:59 EST What Book Are U Currently Reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66604119 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> What book are you currently reading? I'll go first - Im currently reading a series : New Orleans series by Lisa Jackson - On The 4th book Absolute Fear. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:25:33 EST Library services http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66593415 I wish to refrain from being too political on a forum such as this one, but I am deeply concerned by President Trump's "America First" budget proposal he is sending to Congress that includes eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and most importantly to book lovers, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). A large part of the IMLS is the Library Service and Technology Act, which provides ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:58:44 EST Books of Spring - April 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66535436 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in April <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in April 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books t... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:37:46 EST Short Term Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66520381 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a913bac-b6a0-4827-ac6e-6b2f9484e33d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Looking for a short term challenge (8 weeks). Look into the 5% Challenge - you will learn new habits and hopefully lose along the way. You can find more here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp </link> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:42:24 EST I'm new also! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66475595 I love to read and am currently reading a Tom Corcoran novel, set in the Florida Keys. <BR> I'm glad to be here and look forward to finding new authors! <BR> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:46:31 EST I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66427357 hello my name is Barbara. I am excited to join the team in my weight loss journey! I love to read and I always have. Right now I am reading "Brit-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman, the author of "A Man Called Ove". Love it! Also member of a short story reading club. I'd love suggestions for novels or short stories! <BR> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:15:02 EST Chuckles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66347458 A man feared his wife wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem. The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor a better idea about her hearing loss. Here's what you do," said the Doctor, "stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then ... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 20:13:43 EST Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66347456 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/172ab958-94a3-424e-9bef-24e27853b8c2.png"> Thu, 2 Mar 2017 20:12:54 EST Books of Spring - March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66329467 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in March <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in March 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books th... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:51:00 EST Hi from Little Rock, Bookworms! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66306352 Love to read lots of things.My mother used to say it was a waste of money to buy me a book because I finished them so fast. Right now I'm getting back into American history with Joseph J. Ellis. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:03:38 EST Just joined Goodreads and this team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66298069 Time to start tracking my books. I used to be on a team where the goal was to read 50 books a year. And people listed their favorites at the end of the year. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:13:21 EST A-Z Trip to the grocery store http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66269501 apples Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:55:25 EST Total points so far? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66263272 41328 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:58:40 EST What did you get on the Trivia Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66208456 3/3 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:17:14 EST Returning Spark Member, Newbie to team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66182560 I was so excited to see a bookworm team on here! It definitely fits me. I am a 37 year old housewife with a huge love for reading. I know that my list of books I want to read will long outlive me! But I strive to read as many as I can as often as I can. I have a wide variety of books I enjoy. I look forward to being a member of the team! Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:54:44 EST Books of Winter - February 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66137306 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in February <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in February 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the bo... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:27:45 EST Red flag team bonus points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66100942 3 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:05:54 EST Say "Woo Hoo" for water! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66094896 <em>244</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:51:54 EST Did you track your exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66094891 <em>590</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:50:46 EST Did you track your nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x66094884 <em>590</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:49:55 EST Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66036025 Hello my fellow book lovers! <BR> <BR> I love reading, which I don't doubt you could guess. I'm a bit of a slow reader though, which may or may not be because I read in four different languages. (I'm pretty much equally slow in all 4 languages, lol.) I read a lot of genres, but I enjoy children's literature, fantasy, horror and crime in particular for fiction, and for non-fiction it would be biology, physics, chemistry, psychology and literary science. I started reading at the age of 4 and j... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:45:01 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x66017098 Hello! I am Amanda from eastern Kentucky. I have been on and off SP for a few years but hopefully will be more active on the site this time around. I am a very avid reader and participating in a local library's challenge for 2017. I am on book 3 out of 52 for the year so far. I am hoping to keep the momentum but in March I am starting a graduate program that may prevent me from doing so, haha. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:05:51 EST READ MORE BOOKS THEN 2016 (85) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x65936074 <em>149</em> READ MORE THEN 2016 (85) <em>1 49</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> READ BOOKS THEN I READ IN 2016 WHICH WAS 85 BOOKS <BR> <BR> A> Abbot, Laura BELLEPORTE SUMMER; Ankrun, Barbara HOLT’S GAMBLE; Ashley, Jennifer HARD MATE; Ashley, Jennifer NIGHTWALKER; Ashley, Jennifer THE CALLING; Ashley, Jennifer THE GATHERING; Ashley, Jennifer THE REDEEEMING; <BR> B. AWAKENED SEA DRAGON); Bolryder,Terry TOURMALINE (AWAKENED SEA DRAGON); <BR> C. Conrad, Helen DESTINY RANCH; Chase, ... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 02:24:48 EST Another Reading Challenge 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x65924731 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2cf16e85-7bcd-4636-bec1-9a7da08e80e6.jpg"> Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:19:07 EST To Be Read Challenge 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x65916211 This challenge is to read books that have been waiting on your To Be Read (TBR) list for over a year. Choose one book per month, plus two alternates. We're going to continue the tradition. . <BR> <BR> REVISION: If you create your list 'x' months from January, you can create a book list that equals the remaining months in the year, plus the 2 alternates. This should make it easier to finish your list by the end of the year since your list is pretty much a book to read a month. <BR> <BR> **... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 15:27:18 EST Title Challenge 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x65913493 Let's get started! Mon, 2 Jan 2017 09:53:43 EST Author Challenge 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x65913478 Let's get it started! Any suggestions on how to do this since? Mon, 2 Jan 2017 09:52:36 EST Books of Winter - January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65901886 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in January <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in January 2017 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the book... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 20:29:11 EST Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x65813913 Once again, Leslie Meier gives mystery fans a reason to give thanks for the eccentric charms of Tinker's Cove and the intriguing exploits of its resident amateur sleuth, Lucy Stone. <BR> <BR> Turkey Day Murder <BR> <BR> Tinker's Cove has a long history of Thanksgiving festivities, from visits with TomTom Turkey to the annual Warriors high school football game and Lucy Stone's impressive pumpkin pie. But this year, someone has added murder to the menu, and Lucy intends to discover who left M... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 01:40:05 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x65791007 Hey all!! My name is Michelle and I love to read (obviously :) ) I am married with two young children and I am currently battling post baby weight from my youngest (she will be 2 in March), so it has been a long, tough road since having her. <BR> <BR> I would any extra motivation I could get and accountability partners are always great. Feel free to friend me!! Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:29:44 EST Chasing Paris by Jen Carter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x65780551 Amy Winthrow is shocked when her grandmother dies—not because Elizabeth Hathaway’s death is unexpected but because her existence had always been hidden. Ever-inquisitive and prone to letting her imagination get the best of her, Amy embarks upon a journey with an unlikely friend to unravel the mysteries of the elusive Lizzie Hathaway. As she follows the trail of broken dreams and promises of her grandmother’s life, Amy finds herself on a path of accidental self-discovery—a path that she chases... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:01:00 EST CAN YOU REMEMBER...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65763675 SO people. Can you remember the first book you read that made you say: Who is THIS?! I want more? <BR> <BR> I remember it so vividly! I was in third grade "library" period. It was just a classroom with shelves of books. It was the last period of the day and the windows caught the westering sun in full, so they had to keep the venetian blinds pulled down--made you feel quite sleepy. So I picked the slimmest book I could find and started reading. I hated to leave it behind, but you could... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 21:27:02 EST The Witch And The Dead by Heather Blake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x65726195 When Darcy moved to Salem, Massachusetts, she never expected her life to change as drastically as it did. But within a short time, the Enchanted Village has become her home, its mystical residents have become her family, and As You Wish, the personal concierge business formerly run by her Aunt Ve, has become her calling. Still, the time has come for change—and for Darcy to move out of Aunt Ve’s house. <BR> <BR> Darcy’s belongings are stashed in Aunt Ve’s garage, alongside a mess of memories... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 04:08:42 EST Christmas A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65722617 Angels Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:24:43 EST Books of Winter - December 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65714614 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in December <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in December 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the bo... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:55:44 EST Hello, fellow bibliophiles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x65673329 Hi new team! <BR> <BR> I used to have a book club with two other couples where I live, but within the span of a few months, both couples moved away. Sad! So, I was happy to see a Spark Team of readers :) <BR> <BR> I've gotten away from reading in the past, or I'll read "fluff" books that - while entertaining - haven't been all that enriching. Don't get me wrong, I think there's a time and a place for SURE for that kind of reading, but my personal goal lately has been to get back to reading,... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:33:24 EST NEW- "5-letter Anagram Word Game (rep. daily word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65630594 maple - ample Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:59:50 EST Danger In Amish Country by Various Authors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x65615696 Danger In Amish Country by Various Authors: <BR> <BR> LOVE AND DANGER COLLIDE IN THREE NEW AMISH NOVELLAS <BR> <BR> Fall From Grace by Marta Perry: <BR> <BR> When one of her students witnesses a crime, Sara Esch gets too close to the truth, and widower Caleb King must risk it all for the woman who's taught him to love again. <BR> <BR> Dangerous Homecoming by Diane Burke: <BR> <BR> Katie Lapp needs her childhood friend Joshua Miller more than ever when someone threatens her late husband'... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 04:30:10 EST Books of Fall - November 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65516556 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in November <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in November 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the b... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:19:23 EST A-Z baby names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65398808 Alice Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:33:01 EST Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x65381732 Hey!. I'm Giselle from Curitiba, Brazil and I love to read. <BR> <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople, and was so happy to discover this group. I love to read a variety of books, but my true love is Stephen King. <BR> <BR> My English is a little rusty nowadays, but I'm trying to get better. <BR> <BR> Happy reading! Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:29:13 EST Christmas Wishes by Debbie Macomber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x65307878 Christmas Letters is "a fine companion to a glass of eggnog." —Publishers Weekly <BR> <BR> Katherine O'Connor (known as K.O.) adores her five-year-old twin nieces—and objects to her sister's plans to dispense with Christmas. Zelda is following the theories of child psychologist Wynn Jeffries, author of The Free Child (and, as it happens, K.O.'s neighbor). K.O. is particularly horrified by his edict to "bury Santa under the sleigh," and she's out to prove that Wynn and his ideas are full of…... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 04:29:04 EST Books of Fall - October 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65299372 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in October <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in October 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the book... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:50:58 EST Nickled- nd-Dimed to Death by Denise Swanson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x65286614 In New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson’s “slightly zany”* new mystery series, Devereaux Sinclair loves running her old-fashioned store in her small Missouri hometown. If only murder didn’t keep landing on her doorstep… <BR> <BR> Dev’s five-and-dime may be doing well, but her love life is in turmoil. She’s torn between Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio, who is on an undercover assignment, and her ex-beau Noah Underwood, the local doctor from a high-society family. So she welc... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:19:49 EST Hi I'm new to the group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x65268272 Hi fellow bookworms! I'm happy to be here. I do love books. I own a kindle so most of what I read is on there but I do own many actual books. :) I'm reading an easy reading series called the donut mysteries. I was introduced to the culinary mystery books by my Mom when she was reading the Diane Mott Davidson's Goldie mysteries. I've read the Hanna Swenson mysteries as well. I find them relaxing and I enjoy getting to know the characters and re-visiting them in each book. I also read m... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:00:41 EST Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x65221213 A shy Louisiana librarian, Mary Warner fears she'll always be alone—so she answers a personals ad from a rancher in Montana. Never before has she done anything so reckless, casting the only life she knows aside to travel to a strange place and marry a man she's never met. But something about this man calls to her—and she knows this may be her very last chance at happiness. <BR> <BR> Tragedy made Travis Thompson the guardian of three orphaned children—and determination leads him to do whateve... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:19:16 EST Problem Gramma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x65184144 Hi - I've been a member of SparkPeople for a number of years but it has intimidated me and I simply ignored it for years. I was 276 and went down to 249 - that was last summer - slowly I've gone back up to 286 and I seem to have stuck. I just turned 70 and want to get down 99 pounds by next spring. I have a serious problem exercising because I have a bad knee and my legs swell up to twice their size. <BR> I have one child, a daughter who is 46 and she is married with one child, a daughte... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:31:05 EST A-Z Authors (last name) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65181825 louisa may alcott Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:02:54 EST New to Spark Bookworms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x65150593 Hi Everyone <BR> Very happy to find this team. I love reading -- can't imagine life without a book to read or a book waiting to be read. Love browsing at any bookstore. Have to admit that I prefer holding a book but love ebooks when I travel. <BR> I am a wife, mother and grandmother. Fri, 9 Sep 2016 21:28:21 EST Hi! I'm New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x65094518 Hello! I'm Kelly and i just joined the team! I've recently joined SP after some time (years) away and am ready to do whatever it takes to reach my goals! I can't wait to jump in! <BR> <em>434</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 21:06:56 EST Books of Fall - September 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x65089342 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in September <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in September 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 08:15:07 EST Must Love Ghosts by Ani Gonzalez http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x65026956 A fun, humorous romance...with ghosts! <BR> <BR> Abby Reed believes in faery tales, and ghosts, but she doesn’t believe in love. She lost her soulmate when her fiancé died while deployed in Afghanistan, but she still has her music, her crazy spectre-filled town, and her pen-pal-slash-best-friend, Mike Stone. It's a good life and she's happy, but when handsome Mike arrives in Banshee Creek after his last tour of duty in Afghanistan, Abby starts to have doubts, about music, ghosts and, most i... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:42:26 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x65020772 Hello all. <BR> New member here, trying to get a bit healthier and a bit fitter. <BR> Always looking for a new author to read so thought this seemed like a good group for me! Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:27:28 EST Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64931278 Thanks for the warm welcome I'm glad I came across this team weight loss and the love for reading. Inspiration motivation and good reading all in one place&amp;#128588;&amp;#128588; Mon, 8 Aug 2016 18:31:07 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64930501 Hi my name is Margaret I have been reading since I was eight and my love for books was my way of coping with the world being and overweight child ,teen and into my adulthood. Books became my way of escaping. Now that I am older I just love to read most all genres from romance to horror I love them. Mon, 8 Aug 2016 15:50:30 EST Books of Summer - August 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64881149 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in August <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in August 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books ... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:13:39 EST Yarn To go by Betty Hechtman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64860050 Dessert chef Casey Feldstein doesn’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook. But after her aunt dies unexpectedly, leaving Casey to run her yarn retreat business, the sweets baker finds herself rising to the occasion—and trying to unravel a murder mystery… <BR> <BR> When Casey finds out that her late aunt’s business, Yarn2Go, has one more yarn retreat scheduled, she decides to go ahead and host the event, despite her complete lack of experience as a knitter. At least the retreat is on t... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:27:32 EST More Talk About JD Robb's In Death Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64702657 Greetings - - I stumbled on this site doing a Google search on JD Robb In Death Discussion Forum. Yours is the first friendly and intelligent discussion I was able to find on this subject. The following post was originally posted on JD Robb's Facebook page and so far as I can tell they are either ignoring my post or they are slow to approve it. <BR> <BR> I thought I might spark some intelligent discussion by posting here - so I joined the group for the express purpose of talking about the In... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 16:23:29 EST New beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64682910 HI! My name is Karla and I live in Michigan. I was a single-parent until my daughter was frown and she is now happily married and currently living in Washington. I have been marred for three years to my wonderful and very supportive husband Rob. We live with and take care of my father who has Alzheimer’s and other health issues. My husband also has health issues for which he is under a doctor’s care and has had several surgeries in the last few years, the last one just weeks ago. We have seve... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 19:06:08 EST Books of Summer - July 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64673936 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in July <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in July 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books tha... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 13:03:51 EST Covert Makeover by Mallory Kane http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64655651 LITTLE WHITE LIES… <BR> <BR> Known as much for her undercover skills as for the black stockings even the Miami heat couldn't get her to shed, Sophie Brooks was a mystery her Weddings Your Way coworkers couldn't quite gauge. So when Sean Majors, head of security for a kidnapped heiress's family, started delving into Sophie's past for seemingly professional reasons, her suspicious nature went into overdrive…as did her libido. Telling the teal-eyed bodyguard they were working the same case was ... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 02:22:30 EST new list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2555x30x64613213 is there a new list of books we can choose from for new discussions? I'm new here. A huge James Patterson and Robert Parker fan. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 01:29:17 EST Curiosity Killed the Cat Sittter by Blaize Clement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64606435 Until three years ago, Dixie Hemingway was a deputy with the Sarasota County Sherriff's Department in southwest Florida. Then came a tragic accident. Now Dixie's a pet-sitter on Siesta Key, a lush, exotic barrier island where the people tend to be rich, suntanned, and tolerant of one another's quirks. <BR> <BR> As Dixie tried to get her life back in order, pet-sitting is the perfect job. She goes into people's homes while they're gone and takes care of their pets; she likes the animals, they... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:20:22 EST Oxymorons - contradictory phrases http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64600597 Fine Mess <em>100</em> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:46:05 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64599648 Hello everyone. I'm new to the team, but not to SP or to reading. I have loved to read since I was about 10 years old. Sometimes life gets in the way and that's frustrating (lol). I would love to be put on a boat in the middle of the ocean with all of my books and just drop in food/water/more books to me! ha. :-) Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:00:47 EST Anyone by you by Jennifer Crusie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64592069 Part basset, part beagle, all Cupid… <BR> <BR> For Nina Askew, turning forty means freedom—from the ex-husband, freedom from their stuffy suburban home, freedom to focus on what she wants for a change. And what she wants is something her ex always vetoed—a puppy. A bouncy, adorable puppy. <BR> <BR> Instead she gets…Fred. <BR> <BR> Overweight, middle-aged, a bit smelly and obviously depressed, Fred is light-years from perky. But he does manage to put Nina in the path of Alex Moore, her gorg... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:16:28 EST Mona Lisa Eyes by M.D. Grayson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64559088 A modern version of a classic whodunit: Seattle PI Danny Logan investigates the murder of a beautiful heiress. <BR> <BR> Danny Logan has known for a while that his partner, Antoinette "Toni" Blair is an extraordinarily gifted woman. But when she tells him one morning that Sophie Thoms is looking right at her with her "Mona Lisa Eyes", speaking to her with her gaze alone, Logan starts to worry. And for good reason: Sophie Thoms was murdered three months ago. <BR> <BR> The police are baffled ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:49:14 EST New here and new to reading for pleasure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64544252 Hello, everyone. I'm very excited to join this group because I want to become a more avid reader. I just graduated college and while I was in school, there wasn't much time to read for pleasure. However, I definitely want to start now. I've signed up for my local library's summer reading challenge as well. Feel free to give me any suggestions on books or authors you enjoy! Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:38:09 EST Formula For Murder by Diana Orgain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64525900 Bringing up baby--Bringing down a killer <BR> An over the top, good-time cozy mystery <BR> While taking baby Laurie to her very first Photo Shoot, sleuth and first-time mom Kate Connolly and her baby are the victims of a hit-and-run. Fortunately they escape unharmed, but when a witness identifies the car's French diplomatic license plates, Kate and her hubby try to get some answers. Soon they discover there's something going on at the French consulate that's dirtier-and far deadlier-than any ... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 03:51:41 EST In Want Of A Wife by Jo Goodman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64525899 SHE HAS NOWHERE LEFT TO TURN <BR> Jane Middlebourne needs a way out. In 1891, life in New York is unforgiving for a young woman with no prospects, especially when her family wants nothing to do with her. So when Jane discovers an ad for a mail-order bride needed in Bitter Springs, Wyoming, she responds with a hopeful heart. <BR> <BR> HE HAS EVERYTHING TO LOSE <BR> Rancher Morgan Longstreet is in want of a wife who will be his partner at Morning Star, someone who will work beside him and sta... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 03:49:45 EST No Clue At the inn by by Kate Kingsbury http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64511947 No Clue At The Inn by Kate Kingsbury: <BR> <BR> The Pennyfoot hides many secrets and its downstairs staff keeps a tight lip, even when the Edwardian aristocrats are spotted dallying with damsels in the boudoirs, or gambling in the forbidden card rooms hidden below the floorboards. Should now and then one of the hotel guests fall prey to a dastardly murderer, however, it is up to Cecily Sinclair to restore order before Scotland Yard steps in and shuts down her infamous seaside hotel. <BR> <... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 03:49:02 EST Spiritual Writers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64491376 Hello, Do we have any members interested in Spiritual matters? Do we have members who are writers on any genre? Excited to hear from any writers and any persons interested in spiritual matters. Regards Sun, 5 Jun 2016 06:45:34 EST Books of Summer - June 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64463378 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in June <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in June 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:06:48 EST No One To Trust by Katie Reus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64461665 Killers are after her… <BR> <BR> Computer security specialist Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm’s way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the path of one of Miami’s most dangerous drug lords. To stay alive, she now has to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget. <BR> <BR> He’ll do anything to keep her safe… <BR> <BR> Former Mari... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 03:43:10 EST JoJo Moyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64411271 Anyone else enjoy her books? <BR> <BR> I absolutely loved "Me Before You" and I admit, I'm disappointed there is a movie coming out because they never live up to the book(s). <BR> <BR> I've now read "After You" and "The Last Letter From Your Lover". Currently reading "The Girl You Left Behind." <BR> <BR> I'm going to set a goal of reading all of her books. So far, I've enjoyed all 3.5 I've read! Tue, 24 May 2016 12:12:08 EST Summer 2016 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64396449 If you are looking for a short term team to help encourage and support your weight lose, look into the 5% challenge teams. A new challenge will be starting soon and signups are just starting. The purpose of this challenge is to learn new healthy habits and lose 5% of your weight in 8 weeks. Here is a link to the main team page; <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=66825 </link> <BR> <BR> Note these are fairly active teams and expect at least weekly p... Sun, 22 May 2016 10:45:52 EST A Spanish Marriage by Diana Hamiltion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64381565 A Spanish Marriage by Diana Hamilton: <BR> <BR> "It would be a marriage on paper. I wouldn't expect you to share my bed." <BR> <BR> Javier married Zoe purely to protect the young heiress from male predators who are tempted by her money and her beauty. But as their paper marriage continues, Javier finds it increasingly hard to resist his wife.... Fri, 20 May 2016 05:23:05 EST New to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64330373 Hi everyone my name is AJ and I love to read. My husband says I have an e-book addiction that if you check out amazon account I have roughly 2500 e-books. I do still love regular books as well, there are just some collections you have to have the hard copy of and I love the smell of books. I listen to audio books as well best thing to do will I am answering emails and working tickets all day long. <BR> <BR> I love Romance, SciFi, and Paranormal books. <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 May 2016 20:32:46 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64293697 My name is Nicole. I love reading. I usually read 2-3 books a week. I read all kinds of books. Some of my favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Nevada Barr, Ruth Ann Nordin, Tessa Dare, Lynsay Sands, and Johanna Lindsay. Sat, 7 May 2016 11:57:01 EST Are you a romance reader? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64271232 The National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (sponsored by the First Coast Romance Writers) needs romance readers to judge entries. <BR> <BR> <link>www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/ner<BR>fa-reader-judges-registration/ </link> Wed, 4 May 2016 10:15:21 EST Books of Spring - May 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64247894 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in May <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in May 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books that w... Sun, 1 May 2016 11:19:20 EST Month of May '16 Word Scavenger Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x64227995 Would you like to try a word scavenger hunt? <BR> <BR> During the month of May, how many of these words appeared on the pages you read? <BR> <BR> If you're playing along,create a reply with a copy of the list. Add the title of the book/author and perhaps a portion of the sentence where the word was used. (If you're reading a book you'll finish in May, start searching early) <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> 1 appetizer <BR> 2 bath <BR> 3 birthday <BR> 4 books <BR> 5 0butterfly <BR> 6 child... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:39:27 EST Maids Of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64182697 It's the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie's husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt. <BR> <BR> Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco's most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl's clients, Matthew Voss, ha... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:28:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64094700 I'm Julie, married, mom of 3, future Grammy to 1 in August, have a cat and my own business. I read ALOT. I've been a member of SP for years and just now got serious about my health/weight loss again! Sun, 10 Apr 2016 10:09:39 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64094553 I'm new to Sparkpeople and an avid reader! Looking forward to getting to know other Spark Bookworms! Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:56:08 EST Call me Sandra :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64073367 Hello fellow bookworms! My name is Sandra and I am long time Sparker but this is my first time joining this forum. For some reason it never occurred to me to join a forum related to my interests. <BR> <BR> My favourite genre of books are speculative fiction (fantasy, scifi, steampunk). I especially love YA and middle grade fiction but I do also read adult books. <BR> <BR> The last book I read was The Hollow Boy (Lockwood &amp; Co #3) by Jonathan Stroud and before that it was Heartless (The ... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 10:10:32 EST Homophones - words sounds the same but different http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64048238 cell / sell Mon, 4 Apr 2016 08:51:18 EST If the number of books I read = pounds lost... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x64034226 I'd be a happy girl.:) <BR> <BR> I am logging back into Spark for the first time in forever. I've never really used it as I should but am determined this time will be different (how many times have we said that??!!!) <BR> <BR> Joined this group for accountability, encouragement and of course - book talk! <BR> <BR> I haven't really tried enough things to have a "favorite" exercise (though I do love Aqua Zumba!) but I will read just about anything you put in front of me. I volunteered for... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 12:28:45 EST Murphy's Law by Lori Foster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64031176 Anything That Can Go Wrong . . . <BR> <BR> Nothing is going to go wrong. Ashley Miles has worked too hard for her independence to let some Bentley-driving hunk named Quinton Murphy interfere with her plans--or her freedom. Yes, the chemistry is phenomenal. Kind of scary, actually. But that's it. NO emotional commitments. <BR> <BR> . . . Will <BR> <BR> But he's SO wonderful--a woman could fall in lov . . . How did that happen? That wasn't part of the plan! But can she trust him? Really tr... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 02:44:43 EST Books of Spring - April 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x64024847 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in April <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in April 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books th... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 10:18:55 EST Dream Guy by Candy Halliday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64022735 Video game designer Annie Long decides if she can't find the perfect man, she'll create him. Available on interactive DVD, Joe Video is the ideal boyfriend for the modern woman. But soon Matt, Annie's ex and boss, is proving himself to be more perfect than Joe Video ever could be. Original. Fri, 1 Apr 2016 04:31:56 EST The Troublesome Angel by Valerie Hansen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x64007153 The pint-sized orphan had big, big plans... <BR> She longed for Graydon Payne to be her daddy, and Stacy Lucas to be her mommy. And there was only one way to bring them together: by running away.... <BR> <BR> Stacy would do anything to find the lost child—even face the man she never wanted to see again. She had managed to avoid Gray all these years. Now it was time to put their differences aside and join forces on a heart-wrenching mission. <BR> <BR> Since Gray had last seen Stacy, he had d... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:55:52 EST New to Book team old to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x63993652  I am a 80yr old Ret Police Sargent and ex Navy man. I am married with 8 kids 13 grandkids and 6 great grandkids. I stay busy. <BR> My interests are History, Baseball (Texas Rangers), travel, Photography, writing poetry <BR> I Like to read Fiction, Detective, Westerns, History and who know whats <BR> Born Wichita Fall, TX 1935 <BR> Us Navy 1954-1958 <BR> Fort Worth Police Dept 1962-1988 <BR> Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/sargkc/ <BR> Good reads http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/...? ... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:07:22 EST Death, Taxes, And Green Tea Ice Cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63984559 Death, Taxes And Green Tea Ice Cream by Diane Kelly <BR> <BR> Fired. Tara Holloway can't believe it. After all she's done for the IRS, a few too many shots fired from her weapon and suddenly she's public enemy number one. To add insult to injury, another agent has replaced her, and a ten-million-dollar assault case is hanging over her head. So much for traveling to Tokyo with Special Agent Nick Pratt, former partner and current boyfriend. Tara's stuck in Texas, and using green tea ice cream ... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:12:59 EST A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63954815 Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. <BR> No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter—and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. <BR> When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec, is called... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 03:05:40 EST Books of Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63929725 The Paris Wife, Paula McClain, 4 stars. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 17:08:06 EST Stamped Out by Terri Thayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63904286 Back in Aldenville, Pennsylvania, with a failed marriage and a sabotaged career in her wake, April Buchert is ready for a fresh start. For a restoration expert who creates intricate rubber-stamp patterns on walls, working alongside her father on the restoration of the town's famous Winchester mansion seems like the perfect project. But their efforts reveal a murderous motif when a skull tumbles out of the rubble during the demolition of an abandoned guesthouse. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 04:43:14 EST Moonshell Beach by JoAnn Ross http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63875443 He no longer believed in anything. <BR> But she believed in him. <BR> <BR> J.T. Douchett has returned home to shut out the world and escape the memories that haunt him from his final mission as a Marine. When he reluctantly agrees to provide security for a town event, the last thing he expects is to experience unbidden feelings for Irish movie star Mary Joyce. Mary has surprised everyone—including herself—by accepting an invitation to a film festival in Shelter Bay. The Oregon coastal town ... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 03:46:12 EST Looking for something new? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63874250 I copied this from a blog on another group of teams I belong to - the 5% challenge. Please read and consider if this is something that might interest you. It is a lot of fun and you go (virtually) to interesting places and learn great new habits. <BR> <BR> Jo Ann <BR> <BR> I'm blogging once again about the next 5% Challenge ~ the 2016 Spring 5% Challenge. We are currently recruiting for the 2016 Spring 5% Challenge. There is a Challenge Community team which you need to join, from all of tho... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:58:37 EST 'Tis The Season by Robyn Carr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63868176 'Tis The Season by Robyn Carr: <BR> <BR> Revisit Virgin River with two beloved holiday stories from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Robyn Carr. Included is the bonus novella Backward Glance— <BR> <BR> 'Tis the season for family, friendship and the thrill of a holiday romance… <BR> <BR> Under the Christmas Tree <BR> <BR> With snow falling over the redwood forests, secluded Virgin River is the ideal place to spend the holidays. Each year, the close-knit community gathers in the town s... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 03:09:47 EST Bingo Reading Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x63859532 I saw something recently that is another new way of looking at reading challenges. Do a search on Google for Bingo Book Challenge and see the various cards. Look at the images. Is this something we want to look into in the future or for a short term challenge for the summer? Wed, 9 Mar 2016 21:43:17 EST Earth Bound by Christine Feehan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63852939 The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Air Bound returns to the mysterious coastal town of Sea Haven where six sisters of the heart are bound by the elements, and one is stalked by an inescapable past… <BR> <BR> After escaping from a cult, Lexi found refuge with her sisters on the farm that more than sustained her body—it nurtured her soul as well. But she never forgot the terror she left behind or the always present fear that the cult would find her again, and claim her. Then her nigh... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 03:04:35 EST Paper? Kindle? PC? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63829528 I live books--real books with paper pages--but I am reading more and more on my Kindle. Periodicals are particularly good for Kindle reading, because the Kindle versions don't accumulate in the house. Today I read part of a book on my PC, because I wanted to see the illustrations in color. Sun, 6 Mar 2016 02:09:00 EST Cowboy Take Me Away by Jane Graves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63822677 FIRST LOVE BURNS HOTTER <BR> <BR> Rainbow Valley, Texas, has always been a refuge for animals, and Shannon North, director of the local shelter, intends to keep it that way. But with donations drying up and more pets in need of a loving home than ever before, Shannon's beginning to fear she's not the savior the shelter needs. When a tall, dark, and handsome cowboy from her past comes to the rescue, she knows that accepting his help may come with a high price: her heart. <BR> <BR> THE SECOND... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 03:17:08 EST Returning User http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x63805647 I used to belong to Sparkpeople many years ago and have just rejoined in the hopes of getting back on track. I am currently unemployed and staying in my parents' guest room while I look for a job (it's been 4 months so far) and have been feeling even more down on myself than usual. On top of that, my beloved kitty, Disney, passed away unexpectedly a month ago. She was only 8. My mother doesn't like cats, so Disney was staying at my brother's house. Her brother Cheshire is still there and I am... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 20:04:53 EST Tips and Advice for getting healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63802839 I am using the sparkpeople app to track my food and literally put everything down. I have found that it has helped me lose weight. I also go on the treadmill for a 1/4 of a mile which could be from 6 to 7 minutes and go do something else. I return later and do another. I don't stay on for long periods of time but get in long periods of time when I do it a little at a time. Would enjoy learning from others what works for You! Wed, 2 Mar 2016 12:51:37 EST Books of Spring - March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63792775 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in March <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in March 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books th... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 09:42:24 EST Golden Eggs And Other Deadly Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63767584 <BR> Golden Eggs And Other Deadly Things by Nancy Tesler: <BR> <BR> GOOD FOR THE GOOSE. MURDER FOR THE GANDER. <BR> <BR> The good news was that Carrie's father had gotten rich. The bad news was that her stepmom was coming to visit. Carrie, a stress-reduction therapist who dates a cop, mothers two teenagers, and solves murders on the side, thought she could handle Eve for a weekend. But that was before the glamour queen dragged Carrie into a wild-goose chase that led to a dead man in Manhat... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:37:58 EST "New word from last two letters" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63754341 Here's another fun challenge for us Bookworms. <em>213</em> <BR> Create a new word from the last TWO letters. <BR> <BR> library Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:05:13 EST Shades of Grey by Kim Sanders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63707056 Nothing is black-and-white when dealing with love or murder. In “Shades of Gray,” an award-winning photojournalist finds herself on the wrong side of the lens when she is framed for murder. <BR> <BR> Samantha "Sam" Jennings has been hiding from the world since she was seventeen years old. At twenty-seven, living in isolation on a small private island off the coast of South Carolina, Sam guards her privacy. Her photographs are famous, but her face is anonymous. And she likes it that way. <BR>... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 01:42:13 EST A Very Merry Christmas by Various Authors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63700115 Though the weather outside is frightful, the hunky men are SO delightful. And three ladies are about to get their stockings stuffed with the season's best cheer... <BR> Do You Hear What I Hear, Lori Foster <BR> <BR> Accused of stealing a donkey from the local nativity scene, pet psychic Marci Churchill is being watched by Sergeant Osbourne Decker, who can't stop thinking about frisking her... <BR> <BR> Bah Humbug, Baby, Gemma Bruce <BR> <BR> The last thing ad exec Allison Newberry wants th... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 02:48:29 EST Baby's Watch by Justine Davis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63684774 Bad boy turned undercover agent Ryder Colton had come home to Texas to bust a baby-smuggling ring—not deliver a baby! But he couldn't turn his back on the pregnant woman he found at Hopechest Ranch—a woman whose smoldering beauty haunted him long after he'd left. A woman he thought he'd never see again. <BR> <BR> Then her child was kidnapped. <BR> <BR> Ana Morales never forgot the handsome stranger who'd helped her only to vanish into the night. Now he was her last hope. As danger and desir... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 04:00:12 EST Do you remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63674445 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a289f09a-fa3f-406c-96f5-21fbacdd7469.jpg"> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:13:58 EST Catching Fireflies by Sherryl Woods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63669141 When bullying threatens to destroy a teen's life, painful memories resurface for dedicated high school teacher Laura Reed and pediatrician J. C. Fullerton. With the support of the Sweet Magnolias, they bring the town together to ensure that a promising student's future isn't ruined. And to establish once and for all that bullying has no place in Serenity, South Carolina. <BR> <BR> Both J.C.'s and Laura's passion for the cause is deeply personal, and their growing feelings for each other are... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:02:21 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x63613173 Hey, Y'all! I'm Kris, I'm from NC. I have been on and off my weight loss journey for a couple of years. So far I have lost 46 pounds not even close to where I want to be but I'm getting there! I love reading! I currently am working towards obtaining my associates degree in Business Administration, work at a mini local department store type business and am caregiver to my parents. I have two adorable fur-babies, Carmella, a feisty Chihuahua and Smokey a moody British Blue cat. I look forward... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:55:01 EST Page Update 2/3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63585165 In 2016 I have read a total of 6,038 pages out of 17 books over the course of 34 days. On average I have read 355 pages out of each book. Over the past 34 days I have read an average of 177 pages a day. Combined with the last 5 years I have read 387,518 pages over 2,472 days out of 1,155 books. Over the last 2,472 days I have read an average of 156 pages a day. Out of the 1,155 books I have read an average of 335 pages out of each book. I need to read 612,482 pages to get to 1,000,000 pages. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:30:56 EST Innocent Little Crimes by C.S. Larkin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63585118 Lila Carmichael may be a rich and famous comedienne, but she’s hidden her greatest talent from her adoring fans—her ability to simmer, spice and serve a carefully constructed tour de force at a cozy reunion on her private island in the Pacific Northwest. <BR> <BR> Six unsuspecting guests have forgotten the innocent little crimes they committed against poor, gullible Lila fifteen years ago in college. All are teetering on the brink of ruin, hoping the famous Lila will come to their rescue. B... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:10:34 EST Books of Winter - February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63572262 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in February <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in February 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 15:37:10 EST Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63567344 Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all… <BR> <BR> Virgin River has sheltered more than a few lost souls over the years—and there's always room for more… <BR> <BR> Virgin River became a safe haven for Sacramento prosecutor Brie Sheridan after she nearly lost her life at the hands of a crazed criminal. Though she still has fears she can't escape, she also has someone who wants to show her just what it means to trust again. <BR> <BR> A decorated marine reservist, LAPD... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 03:21:43 EST Midsummer Malice by M.D. Lake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63543771 Midsummer Malice by M.D. Lake: <BR> <BR> Dead Men Tell No Tales <BR> <BR> Campus cop Peggy O'neil is making her nightly rounds when she runs into Steadman George, the aging piano man who lives and works aboard the university's Showboat Theater, docked on the MIssissippi. Tonight he has a tale to tell. <BR> <BR> Twenty years ago Steadman helped an unmarried teen sell her baby to a show-biz couple, and he's kept the shady deal to himself--until now. The biological mother is back, looking for... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 05:34:07 EST Does anyone have an e-reader? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63502034 I posted this but it disappeared <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> Does anyone have and like their ereader? I was gifted a kobo arc7HD for Christmas and have thus far avoided it as I like normal books...I love to read but I typically only find time to read one book per month (and I get it at the library) so I wont be purchasing any ebooks... <BR> <BR> Am I just resisting this because it's different, or do you really find you prefer it? <BR> <BR> And...am I suppose to buy a screen protector for it?... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:23:58 EST Maui Widow Waltz by JoAnn Bassett http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63495390 Even ‘death do us part’ couldn’t halt her march down the aisle… <BR> Cash-strapped Maui wedding planner Pali Moon can’t believe her luck when a prospective bride flashing a five-carat dazzler pops into her shop, “Let’s Get Maui’d,” to request a glitzy beachside wedding. But then Pali learns the lavish wedding must take place on Valentine’s Day—only nine days away. Oh, and one other little hitch—the groom’s been missing at sea for more than a week. But no worries, the bride assures Pali, with... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 01:56:39 EST The Reluctant Hero by Jackie Weger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63471335 The Reluctant Hero by Jackie Weger: <BR> <BR> There are a few things Parnell Stillman is dead certain he will never do: He'd never fall in love. He'd never have kids. He'd never be a hero. His first and only love is flying.The struggle to keep his air cargo business solvent is challenge enough. Rebecca Hollis believes caring for others is the road to happiness. Tasked to shepherd five orphans on a flight to a conclave to meet prospective adoptive parents, she learns it takes much more. The p... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 03:56:37 EST Second 2016 Reading Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x63460732 This is a second reading challenge (a little shorter that the other one) <BR> <BR> 1 A book published this year (2016) <BR> 2. A book you can finish in a day <BR> 3. A book you've been meaning to read <BR> 4. A book recommended by your local librarian or bookseller <BR> 5. A book you should have read in school <BR> 6. A book chosen for you by your spouse, partner, sibling, child, or BFF <BR> 7. A book published before you were born <BR> 8. A book that was banned at some point (here is one li... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 20:30:14 EST 2016 Grown Up Reading Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x63460698 Another alternative to try, if you are looking for something different to do as a reading challenge: <BR> <BR> Read the following books <BR> <BR> 1. A Book about History <BR> 2. A Biography or Autobiography <BR> 3. A book about a famous person <BR> 4. A Book outside your comfort zone <BR> 5. A Book about relationships <BR> 6. A Book about Science <BR> 7. A book about business <BR> 8. A book about self-improvement <BR> 9. A book about religion/theology <BR> 10. A book about Finance <BR> 11. ... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 20:26:10 EST Southern Spirits by Angie Fox http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63429407 I just started this book so don't really have an opinion on it right now. I do like a good Ghost story every now and than though. <BR> <BR> Southern Spirits by Angie Fox: <BR> <BR> From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox, the first book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries <BR> <BR> One simple mistake… <BR> For a girl who is about to lose her family home, <BR> Releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster, <BR> And opens Verity Long’s eyes to a whole new world. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 03:51:38 EST Around The Bend by Rosemary Hines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63413410 he carefree days of summer bring an unexpected turn in Michelle Baron’s life when her former student (and the birth mother of their adopted son) returns to Sandy Cove. What is Amber Gamble seeking? How will it affect Michelle and her family? And will patriarch Grandpa Phil, facing a heart wrenching challenge himself, be able to help them lean on God for answers as they await what lies Around the Bend? <BR> Welcome back to Sandy Cove ~ where hearts and lives intertwine in the dance of life. ... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 02:45:01 EST What Stays In Vegas by Beth Labonte http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63396084 What Stays In Vegas by Beth Labonte: <BR> <BR> Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman. <BR> <BR> So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company - pl... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 05:32:33 EST Until The End Of The World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63388160 Until The End Of The World by Sarah Lyons Fleming: <BR> <BR> Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cab... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 05:34:59 EST The Heart Of Christmas by Brenda Novak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63353571 Just call her Christmas Eve… <BR> <BR> Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn't have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that's what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining. <BR> <BR> Eve's worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There's no one in the are... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 03:21:20 EST Nine Lives by Tom Barber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63346828 Awesome book hard to put down, very enlightening considering times we live in... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 10:03:45 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x63346759 Good morning! Tue, 5 Jan 2016 09:53:46 EST A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63324713 The epitome of intelligence, high-powered energy, and grace, Blaise McCarthy is an icon in the world of television news, asking the tough questions and taking on the emotionally charged issues of world affairs and politics with courage and insight. A single mother, she manages her well-ordered career meticulously, always prepared on the air or interviewing world-renowned figures and heads of state. To her audience, Blaise seems to have it all. But privately, and off the set, there is another ... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 01:05:01 EST Wound Up In Murder by Betty Hetchman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63316134 In the newest Yarn Retreat Mystery from the national bestselling author of Silence of the Lamb’s Wool, dessert chef Casey Feldstein continues to develop her hidden talents for knitting…and solving murders. <BR> <BR> With two yarn retreats in the bag, Casey is looking forward to running her third one at Cadbury by the Sea’s Vista Del Mar hotel on the Monterey Peninsula. This time, each knitter will get a Mystery Bag of knitting materials to turn into a personal project. <BR> <BR> But Casey g... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 02:57:49 EST Non-Fiction Challenge for 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x63315985 Duration: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 <BR> <BR> The goal is to read a book by an author with a name starting with each letter of the alphabet or a title starting with each letter of the alphabet. You can intermix both authors and titles, but you cannot use a book more than once. The book must be non-fiction. You can find the books anyplace – check out from the library, sitting on your shelf, buy from a used book store, or any other place you find old books. <BR> <BR> Rules <BR> ... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 01:24:05 EST Wed Him Before You Bed Him by Sabrina Jeffries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63307777 New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries’s School for Heiresses series concludes with the fifth and sixth sexy and seductive stories "destined to captivate readers with its sensuality and wonderfully enchanting plots" (Romantic Times). <BR> <BR> When Diego Montalvo, a dashing Spanish magician, moves next door to Charlotte Harris’s School for Young Ladies, the beautiful and determined Lucy Seton sets out to save the threatened school. Diego has come to England to find the long-lost... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 05:51:40 EST To Be Read Challenge - 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x63307160 This challenge is to read books that have been waiting on your To Be Read (TBR) list for over a year. Choose one book per month, plus two alternates. We're going to continue the tradition. . <BR> <BR> REVISION: If you create your list 'x' months from January, you can create a book list that equals the remaining months in the year, plus the 2 alternates. This should make it easier to finish your list by the end of the year since your list is pretty much a book to read a month. <BR> <BR> **... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 01:55:45 EST Title Challenge - 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x63307154 Duration: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 <BR> <BR> The goal is to read a book with a title starting with each letter of the alphabet. You can find the books anyplace – check out from the library, sitting on your shelf, buy from a used book store, or any other place you find old books. <BR> <BR> Rules <BR> <BR> 1. Read: 26 books (fiction) <BR> 2. Nothing published in the last 10 year (unless you choose the alternate version and pick new books. <BR> 3. No children's novels <BR> 4.... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 01:52:34 EST Author Challenge 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x63307150 Duration: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 <BR> <BR> The goal is to read a book by an author with a name starting with each letter of the alphabet. You can find the books anyplace – check out from the library, sitting on your shelf, buy from a used book store, or any other place you find old books. <BR> <BR> Rules <BR> <BR> 1. Read: 26 books (fiction) <BR> 2. Nothing published in the last 10 year (unless you choose the alternate version and pick new books. <BR> 3. No children's nov... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 01:50:11 EST Books of Winter - January 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63307110 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in January <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Annouanced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in January 2016 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the bo... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 01:32:38 EST Deer Season by Aaron Stander http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63292701 t's late November along the shores of northern Lake Michigan. Deer season has been open for a few days and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. A local TV anchorwomen is returning home from an early morning yoga class with her young twin daughters. She stops at the end of her drive and climbs out of her car to collect the mail from the box. As she turns back toward her vehicle, the bullet from a high caliber weapon tears through her chest. In this third book in this series, Sheriff Ray Elk... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:48:18 EST Hello from a new member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x63288151 Just stopping in to say "hello" and introduce myself. I live in Lincoln, Nebraska and love to read. I'm making more time for it in my life in the coming year. Hope to get some ideas on new good reads here. :) Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:55:53 EST Read More books then total of 2015 & do ABC Author http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2553x30x63287740 I read a total of 61 books in 2015. I want to read more than 61 books in ABC author order in 2016 <em>248</em> <BR> <em>149</em> <BR> A. Alexander, Kianna LOVING THE LAWMAN; <BR> <BR> B. Briggs, Patricia FIRE TOUCHED; Boon, Ella XAN'S FEISTY MATE <BR> <BR> C. Camp, Candace BY ANY OTHER NAME;; Conrad, Helen NATIVE SILVER, THE RANCHERS SERIES; Ball, Kathleen LOVE RUNS DEEP; Chapman, Janet FROM KISS TO QUEEN <BR> <BR> D. Duran, Meredith SWEETEST REGRETl Danes, Ellie CONVICTION <BR... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:07:08 EST Feels Like Family by Sherryl Woods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63247493 Helen Decatur spent a lifetime setting goals—getting through college and law school, opening her own practice, becoming financially secure and establishing herself as one of the most highly respected matrimonial attorneys in the state of South Carolina. Achieving those goals was a breeze compared to the one she's faced with now. <BR> <BR> The most driven—and cynical—of the Sweet Magnolias, Helen is forty-two, single and suddenly ready for the family she's put on the back burner for all these... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 03:18:23 EST Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63208576 Unexpected change can be like a breath of fresh air—a little brisk at first, <BR> <BR> but magic for the body and soul…. <BR> <BR> Sarah Moon tackles life's issues with a sharp wit in her syndicated comic strip Just Breathe. With both Sarah and her cartoon heroine undergoing fertility treatments, her fiction often reflects her reality. However, she hadn't scripted her husband's infidelity. <BR> <BR> In the wake of her shattered marriage, Sarah flees to the coastal town in Northern Calif... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 05:10:48 EST Season Of Blessing by Beverly Lahaye http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63201438 The fourth and final novel about the trials and joys of the residents of Cedar Circle. Sylvia Bryan has been feeling weak and tired, but is shocked when her internist finds a malignant lump in her breast. She and her husband can’t understand why God is allowing cancer to attack at a time when their missionary work is going so well. As Sylvia undergoes a mastectomy and chemotherapy, the rest of the neighbors pull together to support her, even while coping with the stress of their own lives. St... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 04:07:34 EST Hello everyone. Back again for round two! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x63153009 Complete bookworm here, ready to get healthy again. In 2011 I joined SP and lost 55 pounds. <BR> <BR> Then I gained it back. <BR> <BR> I hoping this time around the weight loss has more 'staying power'. :) Tue, 8 Dec 2015 23:25:14 EST Mrs.Malory And The Lilies that Fester: Hazel Holt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63151723 Mrs. Malory And The Lilies That Fester by Hazel Holt: <BR> <BR> In a Small town like Taviscombe, England, everyone knows everything about everyone--thanks to the dedicated efforts by local gossips and busybodies. So when the extremely unsavory Gordon Mansfield is murdered, word of mouth spreads like fire...and brings out the worst in people. <BR> <BR> Locals and the law are pointing the finger at Sheila Malory's future daughter-in-law. Now Mrs. Malory must use her wits and her contacts to u... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 19:37:51 EST For Keeps by Rachel Lacey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63132118 A SUMMER FLING . . . OR SOMETHING MORE? <BR> Merry Atwater would do just about anything to save her dog rescue - even if it means working with the most stubborn man on the planet. It's hard to avoid the sparks that fly with TJ Jameson, the ruggedly sexy cowboy in charge of the children's camp where she's just taken an animal therapy job. But commitment is not Merry's style, and TJ clearly wants more than just a roll in the hay. <BR> <BR> TJ Jameson isn't looking for anything complicated-just... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 02:41:42 EST Listed: Volume 1 by Noelle Adams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63118375 Just before her eighteenth birthday, the doctors tell Emily she has three months to live. Not much time to complete the bucket list she's had since she was twelve. The first item is the hardest--"Get married"--so she turns to the only man she knows who can help. <BR> <BR> Paul, a barely reformed bad boy, has inherited a fortune from his mother, but his life is defined by his conflicted relationship with his father--a white-collar, organized-crime boss who, thanks to Paul, is being brought up... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 03:02:46 EST My page update 12/3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63118364 In 2015 I have read a total of 41,486 pages out of 128 books over the course of 334 days. On average I have read 324 pages out of each book. Over the past 334 days I have read an average of 124 pages a day. Combined with the last 4 years I have read 376,576 pages over 2,407 days out of 1,121 books. Over the last 2,407 days I have read an average of 156 pages a day. Out of the 1,121 books I have read an average of 335 pages out of each book. I need to read 623,424 pages to get to 1,000,000 pag... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 02:59:52 EST The WHEEL Spark Points for December 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63096549 How many points did you get when you spun the wheel today. I got 3 Tue, 1 Dec 2015 08:19:19 EST Books of Winter - December 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x63096541 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in December <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Annouanced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in December 2015 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the book... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 08:18:10 EST Stars by Nora Roberts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63095516 Containing "Hidden Star" and "Captive Star". "New York Times" bestselling author Nora Roberts has enchanted millions with her powerful, passionate stories."HIDDEN STAR" - She couldn't remember a thing, not even who she was. But it was clear Bailey James was in trouble. And she desperately needed private eye Cade Parris to help her find out just what kind. Surely she wasn't a criminal - but then what was she doing with a stunning blue diamond?"CAPTIVE STAR" - Someone had set them both up. Now ... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 05:13:09 EST THEY CAGE THE ANIMALS AT NIGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63066575 Just finished reading this true story written by one time author Jennings Michael Bruce. Written as an adult, he describes his life as a young boy who spent much of his youth in Catholic orphanages and numerous foster homes. The things this young lad survived demonstrates the resilience of the human spirit. Definitely a worthwhile read! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:09:08 EST Addicted To Love by Lori Wilde http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63055935 Growing up in Valentine, Texas, can make anyone believe in happily ever after. But newly declared recovering romantic Rachael Henderson has decided that love stinks. After having not one but two grooms ditch her at the altar, she announces her disenchantment in an uncharacteristic act of rebellion. She feels liberated...until she's arrested by Sheriff Brody Carlton. <BR> <BR> <BR> Once upon a time, being hauled against the taut, rippling body of her first crush would have had Rachael planni... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:07:13 EST Recovered and Back on the Wagon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x63053027 Hello! I'm Beckie and I'm from North Carolina. Though I guess that is pretty obvious with my username! <BR> <BR> I jumped on the "weight loss/eat healthy/get fit" wagon a while back and joined SparkPeople but at some point I sort of fell off that wagon. Well ... that might be a bit of an understatement. When I fell off I ran around in circles like a chicken with my head cut off. Then I proceeded to trip and fall in front of the wagon. Then the wagon ran me over. As if that wasn't enough I ju... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:06:04 EST Made Of Honor by Marilynn Griffith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63048665 Once, twice, ten times a bridesmaid! <BR> <BR> I, Dana Rose, do solemnly swear to say "I won't" the next time someone asks me to be in their wedding party. My weak will has gained me a closet full of unflattering bridesmaids' dresses in various sizes to accommodate my ever-fluctuating waistline. <BR> As if that isn't enough, the past is paying me a most unwelcome visit (my prodigal brother, my back-stabbing sis). Then there's Mr. Practically Perfect, the ex who not only married someone else,... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 01:10:22 EST Samurai Game by Christine Feehan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63041672 In a world so dark and seductive, expect nothing less than a triple-cross in the explosive all-new Ghostwalker novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan… <BR> <BR> In an underground club, a high-ranking public official spends his secret nights indulging in fantasies as exciting as they are depraved. For a seductive employee of the Dungeon, it’s her job to fulfill them. But she’s playing a far more dangerous game—one of blackmail, politics, and murder that reaches into t... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:16:50 EST The Marriage Season by Linda Lael Miller http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63034037 Will the marriage pact be fulfilled? Return to Mustang Creek, Wyoming, with #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller for more Brides of Bliss County! <BR> <BR> Since Hadleigh, Melody and Bex—the best of best friends—entered into a marriage pact, two of them have found (and married) the men of their hearts. But Bex doesn't think she'll be as fortunate as the others. Her own first love died years ago in a faraway war, and Bex has lost hope for a happy marriage of her own. She co... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 04:07:39 EST Hung Out To Die by Sharon Short http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x63013680 There's no fun in dysfunctional <BR> <BR> Small-town laundress Josie Toadfern has her own fair share of dirty laundry—namely the Toadfern clan! Ostracized from the family unit ever since her parents dumped eight-year-old Josie in a local orphanage, the stain-busting dynamo's stunned to find herself invited to crabby old family matriarch "Mamaw" Toadfern's Thanksgiving celebration—and too curious to refuse. <BR> <BR> But an even bigger shock is waiting for her there: Josie's long lost mom an... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:15:53 EST You're The Earl That I Want by Kelly Bowen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62999428 THE EARL DOTH PROTEST . . . <BR> For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance. The answer: find a well-bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties. But it's always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman. Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown. <BR> <BR> . . . BUT THE LADY KNOWS BEST <BR> In her heart, Joss has always loved Heath, the one person she's ... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:25:53 EST Butter Off Dead by Leslie Budewitz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62990883 As the national bestselling Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries continue, the merchants of Jewel Bay, Montana, try to heat up chilly winter business with a new film festival. But their plans are sent reeling when a dangerous killer dims the lights on a local vendor... <BR> <BR> In an attempt to woo tourists to Jewel Bay and cheer up the townies, Erin Murphy, manager of the specialty local foods market known as the Merc, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers’ Film Festival, filled with classi... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 04:42:00 EST Last Seen by Carla Cassidy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62983144 Last Seen by Carla Cassidy <BR> <BR> Investigating Officer: Breanna James <BR> <BR> Suspect: Adam Spencer, officer's next door neighbor <BR> <BR> Background: From the moment she'd drawn her gun on him, Breanna knew he would be trouble. His touch thrilled her, his kisses floored her. And his tea-party manners had little Maggie dreaming of daddies. But Breanna knew better than to trust her own judgement when it came to men. And as a cop, she couldn't help but wonder why he was here, in Chero... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:47:25 EST Books I checked out from the library http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62983141 Mrs. Mallory And The Only One Good Lawyer Hazel Holt <BR> Mrs. Mallory And A Death In The Family Hazel Holt <BR> Mrs. Mallory And The Lilies That Fester Hazel Holt <BR> Murder In The Paperback Parlor Ellery Adams <BR> Butter Off Dead Leslie Budewitz <BR> Wound Up In Murder Betty Hechtman <BR> The Marriage Season Linda Lael Miller <BR> You Better Knot Die Betty Hechtman <BR> Murder In Little Italy Victoria Thompson <BR> A Perfect Life Danielle Steel <BR> Fatal Feng Shui Leslie Caine <BR> Unlea... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:46:31 EST A Poor Relation by Joanna Maitland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62953696 A WOMAN OF MYSTERY… <BR> <BR> Why would an impoverished gentlewoman masquerade as a sophisticated lady of the ton? Baron Amburley had a jaundiced enough view of women to suspect only one reason. Miss Isabella Winstanley was cold-bloodedly masquerading above her station to land a rich husband! Determined to unmask the upstart, Amburley challenged Isabella to a race. <BR> <BR> But as they prepared for the big race, Amburley found himself captivated by the real Isabella. Her frank, open ways a... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 01:31:21 EST A Patchwork Christmas by Various authors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62907998 Join three of today’s bestselling inspirational fiction authors in a collection of Christmas stories from Victorian-era America that are full of second-chance romances. Jilted by her fiancé, Karla packs away her wedding quilts and her plans for marriage. Widow Jane travels to marry a prosperous man she barely knows in order to give her daughter a better life—then is stranded in a winter storm. Ada, a wealthy ingénue, inadvertently causes grave injury to a poor man she once considered quite a ... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 02:05:17 EST Books of Fall - November 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x62876054 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in November <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To be announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in November 2015 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 09:13:13 EST Under The Sheets by Shirley Hailstock http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62853052 After uncovering an international ring of assassins and providing the testimony to convict the leading assassin, FBI agent Robyn Richards joined the Witness Protection Program to protect her husband, Grant. The FBI staged an accident that left the world--and her husband--believing that Robyn was dead. Now, five years later, Robyn's daughter needs the rare blood type she shares with the father who doesn't know his wife and child are alive. A computer glitch forces Robyn to tell her doctors abo... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:34:26 EST Death Of A Couch Potato's Wife by Christy Barritt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62850304 Welcome to Boring, Indiana, home to patio cookouts, homeowner dues, carpeted lawns, and neighbors so welcoming they’re dying to meet you — literally. <BR> <BR> City slicker turned suburbanite housewife Laura Berry isn’t taking well to life in her new neighborhood. She moved to follow her husband’s dream, and now she can’t tell if she’s clinically depressed or just bored half to death. But Boring becomes anything but when Laura discovers her neighbor Candace Flynn face up on a sofa with her ... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:28:58 EST new to team, but I always have my kindle in hand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x62845074 hello everyone, <BR> I am kinda new 4 days on spark people so far. I just love to read on my kindle and paperback books as well, but I love my kindle. Sometimes I just gotta tell my self to stop reading and get some exercise in and or house chores. I love to read classics and romance books. My favorite all time book is The Thorn Birds. And I just love Karen KIngsbury books she is a great author. I weigh over 300 lbs and I need to do a little less reading now and more exercising. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 01:43:30 EST Hello I am new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x62799230 Hello, I am 42 years old but with my aches and pains and with my health conditions I feel a heck of a lot older. For starters, I have sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, anxiety, depression, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, migraines, and bone on bone arthritis in both of my knees. I take 800 mg of Ibuprofen twice daily to supposedly control my arthritis symptoms, but right now my right leg is inflamed. All of my other conditions are treated and maintained by medications. My Cpap machine I l... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 01:53:39 EST If I break by Portia Moore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62690426 This is not your typical happily ever after... <BR> <BR> Lauren Brooks wants to do three things: Escape the small town she grew <BR> up in, get accepted to her dream school in Chicago, and graduate <BR> without drowning in debt. Now she’s working her ass off to do just <BR> that. <BR> <BR> With a full course load and a waitressing job at one of the hottest <BR> night clubs in Chicago, she does not have time for distractions;namely <BR> ones who only want to get into her pants. She’s ... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 02:18:43 EST One True Heart by Jodi Thomas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62673091 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas takes us back to Harmony, Texas—a small town where love blooms and secrets of the past threaten to alter the future… <BR> <BR> Millanie McAllen is always logical. But after returning to her childhood home, she learns that some things are beyond explanation—like her undeniable passion for Drew Cunningham… <BR> <BR> After finding success as a singer on the road, Beau Yates returns to Harmony to make peace with his dying father—only to find the wom... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 02:50:22 EST Do NOT trust this woman in a bookstore alone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x62655274 Hi everyone. I am an obsessive reader who unfortunately does not have much free time to read for fun anymore! I work two jobs and attend school full time as a senior-year psychology undergrad. Every now and again I manage to sneak in some free reading time, and I love it. <BR> <BR> My current obsessions are A Song of Ice and Fire (George Martin....are WE EVER GETTING BOOK 6?!?!), The Dresden Files (I am not very far into them, only just started book 3), Wheel of Time (book 6), non-fiction r... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 22:01:38 EST The Trouble With Magic by Madelyn Alt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62641108 Antiques-shop clerk Maggie O'Neill was a little weirded out when she discovered her new boss Felicity was a witch. But when Felicity becomes the suspect in a local murder, Maggie must enlist Felicity's wiccan friends for help--and discover her own spellbinding talent. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 05:13:32 EST Books of Fall - October 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x62637836 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in October <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, To Be Announced . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in October 2015 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books t... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 18:17:58 EST Allison's Journey by Wanda E. Brunstetter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62631779 Allison Troyer is of marriageable age and needs to learn how to manage an Amish household. Can a girl who feels as faceless, purposeless, and neglected as her tattered Amish doll find her way among strangers? James Esh likes what he sees when Allison Troyer walks into the barn. Will anything keep this brash young Amish man from stealing her affections? Aaron Zook has vowed never to lose his heart to another. Yet when James makes advances on Allison, Aaron can't help but intercede. Can threads... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 01:27:49 EST Wild Irish Heart by Tricia O'Malley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62628628 t is time… <BR> <BR> An ancient book, a power untouched, and a heart unloved lead Keelin O'Brien from her graduate studies in Boston to a small village on the coast of Southern Ireland. Determined to unearth the secrets lying hidden in the enchanted waters of the cove, Keelin has little time for a surly Irishman who infuriates her during the day and haunts her fantasies at night. <BR> <BR> Inexplicably drawn to the woman who has stepped from his dreams and into his world, Flynn fights a s... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:09:24 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x62597870 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Jenni and I live in Sweden. I love to read and I love to read so much I am currently studying literary science, which I plan on being my major at university. I'm only on my first term and we've just finished ancient and medieval literature in my class. <BR> <BR> My home is my personal library and I got a slight case of bibliomania - I can't help but collect paperbacks if my budget allows it! <BR> <BR> I like fiction that are on the darker side - dark fantasy, ... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 04:23:22 EST New to sparks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x62594051 Just joined today. Need to drop some lbs and get healthy, may as well do it with like minded bookaholics. Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:36:14 EST Almost A Gentleman by Pam Rosenthal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62588166 A Daring Masquerade. . . <BR> <BR> For three years, London's haute ton has been captivated by the cool elegance of Philip "Phizz" Marston. Tall, refined, an expert gambler with a cold, unerring eye for style, what keeps the ruthless social climbers attuned to this dandy's every move is something more unsettling. . .a grace and beauty that leaves women and men alike in a state of unthinkable yearning. . . <BR> <BR> . . .Will Be Deliciously Undressed. . . <BR> <BR> Lord David Hervey must be... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:52:05 EST New - 3 Letter Words----A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x62583970 Ape Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:25:40 EST The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62558201 A young woman runs away from home and finds love in the most unexpected place <BR> <BR> In Meg Rosoff's fourth novel, a young woman in 1850s rural England runs away from home on horseback the day she's to marry her childhood sweetheart. Pell is from a poor preacher's family and she's watched her mother suffer for years under the burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children. Pell yearns to escape the inevitable repetition of such a life. <BR> <BR> She understands horses better ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 02:22:49 EST The Calamity Janes by Sherryl Woods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62541692 To Catch a Thief <BR> <BR> Gina Petrillo thought she was on the run from her troubles…but they followed her home to Winding River, Wyoming. City-slicker lawyer Rafe O'Donnell is in hot pursuit of Gina, and he doesn't intend to let his suspect out of his sight, even though Gina's mouthwatering kisses are irresistible. And while Rafe is out to catch a thief—she just might steal his heart! <BR> <BR> The Calamity Janes <BR> <BR> Struggling with single-motherhood and career pressures, Denver... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 02:36:54 EST Privy To The Dead by Sheila Connolly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62538526 In the latest Museum Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Razing the Dead, a suspicious death has Nell Pratt down in the dumps… <BR> <BR> Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, has something to smile about thanks to a generous donation from a major Philadelphia developer who’s willing to help update their museum. But renovations have barely begun when a man is struck by a car in front of the building and killed. <BR> <BR> The victim is a constructi... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:07:26 EST The Trouble With Honor by Julia London http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62534733 Passion and scandal collide in New York Times bestselling author Julia London's brand-new series about four sisters determined to rescue themselves from ruin… <BR> <BR> Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, awaits her family's ruin. Upon the earl's death she and her sisters stand to lose the luxury of their grand home—and their place on the pedestal of society—to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancée. ... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 02:26:53 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x62504755 I just want to introduce myself. I am Mary Catherine from Pittsburgh Pa. I am a fanatical reader and love all types of books. I try to read 3 books a week I don't always succeed but that is a goal I have set for myself. Currently I am reading The Worth of a Smile selections taken from Music and the Spoken Word. It was published in 1974 but its lessons are still applicable. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:54:25 EST Always Watching by Chevy Stevens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62502529 She helps people put their demons to rest. <BR> <BR> But she has a few of her own… <BR> <BR> In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire--healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesn't want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter,... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 01:40:43 EST New Member to this forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x62470494 Anette for Long Island, NY . Avid reader! Looking forward to new suggestions Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:30:12 EST Howdy Fellow Bookworms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x62455469 Hello Everyone! My name is Emily. When I have downtime reading is my drug of choice. In fact, my family and friends tease me about it all the time. I'm a travel nurse and when I come home after an assignment I always have a suitcase full of books coming back with me. I use everything I can to get recommendations including Goodreads (love that site). I read pretty much anything but LOVE romance, sci-fi/fantasy, and teen fiction (mostly like Hunger Games and etc...). Lately, I've been reading a... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 04:12:36 EST BEST BOOK I'VE EVER I HAVE EVER READ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x62422796 I was at the used bookstore browsing the shelves and I found a shelf marked "Cool Stuff". I picked up an obviously old book and opened it up, On the inside cover was an inscription naming a woman, her address and saying the book belonged to her and dated 1956, The address was familiar to me as it was in a city where I had lived and worked for almost 20 years - Roanoke, Va, At the time I was and still live in the Fayetteville, NC area, Of course, I decided it was fate that I buy this book... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 18:23:53 EST Books of Fall - September 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x62393676 Here we are! This is where you can list the books that you finished in September <BR> <BR> All posts need book title, author, and stars; 0 being the worst and 6 being very special. <BR> <BR> I want to thank our Librarian for this month, TEXASTITCHER . <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to comment on books that others have read by sending them a Sparkmail. This topic is just to list books read and finished in September 2015 for the team. <BR> <BR> This is a thread where we list all the books ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:04:04 EST death of son http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30x62340239 My son 43 was killed in a accident. He leaves a son of 17 and a wife of one year. I am trying to cope but find it almost impossible. Ty for all your love and support over the years. Connie Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:50:57 EST A Heart's Home by Colleen Coble http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2554x30x62324455 <BR> Review of A Heart's Home by Colleen Coble <BR> <BR> <BR> From goodreads.com <BR> <BR> A Heart's Home (A Journey of the Heart #6)by Colleen Coble <BR> <BR> This Christmas, a tragic loss at Fort Laramie ushers in hope and healing. When a young mother dies after giving birth at Fort Laramie, Emmie Croftner is shaken by the death of her dear friend--and reminded of the dangers of childbirth. She won't be able to hide her own pregnancy much longer. She's dreading the day that Isaac Liddl... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:07:12 EST Hello, my name is Christina. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30x62310921 I am so glad to have found this group because I love to read whenever and wherever I can. I usually have at least one book at work and one on my bedside table. My preferred genre is dystopian fiction—The Hunger Games and Divergent are my favorite series. Currently, I am reading three books: City of Bones of The Mortal Instruments series, Eat to Live, and Skinny B*tch. I recently joined Goodreads, so feel free to add me as a bookworm buddy as I do not have many friends on that site yet. <em>4... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:47:56 EST