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Good morning everyone - hope your day is full of sunshine and happiness - as always, if it is within your power, make it so. If you can't then let us know how we can help get you there.




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Just curious, what kind of ereader do you have?

I have Amzon's Oasis and I love it.



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Well, the tiny library (in our community room) went thru a bit of an over-haul, this summer. I, like many others, took a pile of books home (so we'd have something to read during the months that the library was closed.) That means I've been reading the old fashioned "real" books. Each one is like a new surprise (as I had no idea what I was taking home with me...only chose them by their titles.) I've been enjoying them each.

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Unfortunately, I haven't been able to read as much as I'd like due to neck problems. I hope it resolves soon, so I can enjoy books again.

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I read books on my IPAD, but occasionally will still pick up books from the library when my family passes a good book along. We were able to get my Mother to read on an IPAD recently. She is 94, I was amazed she took to it so well.

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I re-read my favourites over and again, so I'd hate to get rid of any of them. I have books I got as school prizes over fifty years ago, too.

Our local library is 8 miles away and very small. And British libraries hold mostly British authors, and a lot of the books in the genres I like are written by American authors, so not much joy there either. We do have a mobile library which stops outside the pub alternate Tuesdays for one hour, but that's even more limited of course.

I agree about the free books, though my husband is the king of free. Some of them are very good and I've gone on to buy books by the authors, so it does seem to work as a marketing ploy. Provided you are a good writer and not, as the old man puts it, a monkey with a typewriter.

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I've gotten good at giving away books, instead of keeping them. My shelf space is now small & it does not grow in size. When we were downsizing, I gave most of my books to my local library. eReaders are wonderful, but, I actually prefer the old fashioned paper books. I have access to a much smaller (but, new to me) library...so, I'm enjoying it. Life is so busy, tho, that I'm not able to read as much as I'd like to. When I need to load my books onto my eReader, I opt for any free ones & have found them just as enjoyable as any. If they turn out to be a disappointment, then, I sure don't have to worry that I've wasted my money. emoticon . I also delete a book once I've read it. Makes my life less complicated, that way. emoticon

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I just don't have the physical space to keep more dead tree books. I've got a couple of thousand around the house here and I've never had enough bookshelves for them all. I suspect though that my current tablet is reaching the end of its life. It's always been a bit short on memory, so as soon as I've read a book I have to delete it, and re-download it if I want to read it again. I'm thinking about a Kindle Fire, there's a new one out today. Problem is that it's a ten-inch which is a bit big for me. Oh well, I've got a big handbag. I'd have liked one of the Samsung ones, but they cost as much as a reasonable laptop.

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I always take a "physical" book with me when I go anywhere, even the grocery store. You never know when you might be stranded, or have to wait.

I have both the Nook and Overdrive apps on my phone, but am always concerned about using so much battery power that I wouldn't be able to make a call if necessary. I don't like to leave my reader or tablet in the car for too long in extreme temperatures, either. Guess I'm too particular. LOL emoticon

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I still struggle with liking the old fashioned paperback or hardback books better than reading anything electronic. BUT, I am gradually getting used to my Kindle. So far, I'm just downloading free books (so, its hit & miss as to whether they're worth reading or not. I've had pretty good luck, so far.)

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I don't think they have that stage payment option in the UK for a Paperwhite. Also there's the me that was brought up by my grandparents. They had been through two world wars and a recession and didn't waste anything. And having been through some hard times myself as well, I don't get new things till the old ones have worn out. Maybe if my old Kindle, which Richard is using at the moment, stops working we can shift them all along one and I can get a Paperwhite then.

The kiddy Fire is great, and it comes complete with a rubbery extra cover to save it from the usual bumps and knocks. My grandsons have had theirs for a few years now and it still survives.

I'm still working through the Grace Burrowes books in the right order - I did find one I hadn't already read, and there's a couple coming up which have been waiting for me to get to them too. It certainly helps to read them in order and one after the other. In the past I've got them when they came out, which necessarily means there are gaps when I've read other things, and one sort of forgets the thrust of the narrative like that.

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Hi. , I Haven't heard of that series. Last year (during my rehab stay) I discovered Lynn Austin. She is an amazing writer! Her research is impeccable And her books just sweep you along . I have a goal of reading all her books... When I looked at a 3 page list of her books when I did a search I couldn't believe how prolific she is! I have my work cut out for me.
that Junior kindle sounds great! My daughter inherited my love for books and owns about 800 of them. I have been unable to convert her over to an eReader . I even bought her one and she has never used it. One of the saddest events we've had as a family was when the Borders bookstores all closed !

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I have a Nook tablet and a Nook Glow Light, as well as the Kindle App on my tablet. It's nice to know I'm not the only one with a ton of books on my gadgets. Most were free.

I also borrow books from the library using the OverDrive app.

I, too, enjoy historical and Christian fiction. Recently I read "The Road to Paradise", by Karen Barnett. It's the 1st in a vintage national parks series, both Christian and historical. This was the 1st book I've read by this author, though she has written others.

I'm thinking about getting my daughter a Kindle tablet for Christmas and possibly a Paperwhite for myself (as if I need one).

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Doreen, there is an option on Amazon, where you can pay the Paperwhite (which is about $100) off in 5 installments of $20/month. There are no fees or interest. It's really pretty painless.


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My grandsons have the children's version of the Fire and are totally hooked on it. They play CBeebies games on it all the time. William is 7 so learning to read but not quite there yet, so he has a lot of paper books with bright pictures.

I've heard good things about the Paperwhite from a number of people, so my next one will probably be a Paperwhite. In the meantime Richard has my old Kindle. It''s still linked up to my Amazon account as he leaves things like that to me, so it gives them a bit of a strange vision of my reading habits.

I'm setting up for NaNoWriMo again now. I need to get going on the outline though. I know basically what the story is but I need more events to wrap it around.

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I own a paper white and a Fire. I think the Fire is a 7HD.The Fire is great for when you are out and you want internet access as well ax access to your books. Right now my laptop is in for repairs so the Fire is great to tide me over... But nothing beats the Paperwhite for just plain reading. It saves from eyestrain which is really important to me since I have glaucoma. You can also go to the beach or anywhere outdoors and read it without a problem... Something you can't do with any other kindle. The best part of the paperwhite is that it will go for about a week of heavy usage without a charge. A year ago last summer I was in a rehab hospital, following ankle surgery, for two months. I had no internet access so the Paperwhite was a lifesaver. I read voraciously. I don't know how many books I read but it had to be at least 10-15.

I published a book a couple of years ago and lately have been considering another book so just downloaded a bunch of books I will need as resources for the new book....so right now I'm just reading and taking some notes ( notes go directly onto the kindle.)
Please, let's try to get this group active again. I would really enjoy talking to people about reading and the Kindle.

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I've been trying to get my TBR shelf down too. Trouble is I add things almost as quickly. My last post said 274, I'm now down to 269. I'm just trying to start from the oldest, though there are some I'm not really in the mood for reading at the moment.

I currently have a Touch Screen Kindle but I don't like it as much as the old one with the buttons on both sides, so I end up mostly reading on my tablet, an Android powered Nexus. I like the interface, the Carousel of recent additions is better than on the actual Kindles, the Touch Screen doesn't show recent purchases at all, you have to go into Add To Collection and identify which are purchases and which are ones that are recent because you've read them. I thought about the Paperwhite, but the Touch Screen was a Christmas present from my daughter and she hasn't got a lot of money for present-buying.

My full-lenght novel is out with beta readers at the moment, I'm hoping to have it ready to self-publish early next year.

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Hi all,
I have been quiet on this team for a while. Recently however i've really been reading my Kindle a lot and would like to have some interaction with other readers...Does anyone here feel the same? Are you all involved in Goodreads? I really like that website.and I like how Amazon has linked the Kindles with Goodreads (oniy if you want that, they don't force you.) I like how, when you start a new book, Goodreads automatically updates your reading list on Goodreads and when you finish a book you can rate it and review it straightaway oh your kindle....I have written a book that was first published in 2014. It is available on Amazon. Look up "Cynthia Lott Vogel' and you will find it. it is called Treasures from Darkness. If you read it, thank you! And would you please consider leaving a reveiw on Amazon and Goodreads?? IT would help me out immensely...

I recently had lost my kindle Papaerwhite..........I searched high and low and couldn't find it. So I broke down and bought another one. I love how Amazon lets you pay $20 a month for 5 mos. to buy it. So meanwhile, I'm getting a new recliner in my bedroom. It is where I spend 85% of my time since I am disabled and suffer severe chronic pain...and I was cleaning out the stuff that was surrounding my old recliner.and underneath a pile of stuff underneath a little table I have, was my old Paperwhit! So now I have two.and also have a Kindle Fire--which is good for watching moviews or watching /listening to videos.or streaming music. I don't like it much for reading though.. The lighting in it hurts my eyes and the batteries need to be recharged way too often. The Paperwhite has a different lighting system that is much easier on the eyes than any other electronics.

Anyway..sorry this post is so long. I'm reading all the books of Lynn Austin. Quite an undertaking as she is prolific.
This team doesn't have to die...please, let's keep it going.!

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I've got 274 items on my TBR shelf on my Kindle. Some of them are short, but some of them are bumper bundles - I just started on one I borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, and it turns out it has 50 stories in it, Bumper bundle indeed! I'm not counting the ones I get for the old man, he likes cozy mysteries, many of which I might enjoy myself if I only had time to read them. I've also got 52 books on my wish list on Amazon, and I'm trying to keep that down to just the authors I already like, or in one or two cases ones that have been recommended by someone I trust.

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LOL DOREEN, I "feel ya"....my kindle is backlogged also...I have NO idea how many books that are on it...and maybe only 1/3 of them are read

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Must be out of copyright. If I didn't already have a couple of hundred books on my Kindle waiting to be read ...

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Anne of Green GAbles is happy reminder of a childhood spent reading anything I could get my hands on. including cereal boxes! lol.

Have you tried looking on Amazon? Often when you buy a book they will give you an offer to also purchase the audio version by Audible.

Guess what? I just looked on Amazon and the Kindle version of the entire series is FREE!! At least for today> here is the link

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I hope you have a kindle. If you don't-- go on Amazon and look for their free APP for computer or for Android and you will be able to read Kindle books there....without buying a KIndle.

Good luck!

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I have seen Anne of Green Gables on PBS countless times but never read the books - duh - I will have to rectify that!

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I know I read Anne of Green Gables, but it must be more than 50 years ago now and I can't remember very much about it.

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I emoticon historical fiction. Thank you for the suggestion! I currently have the Anne of Green Gables books under my radar. I once owned the paperback boxed set of them, but, no longer. My daughters been reading them, from the library. I'd like to get them as eBooks; or, at least, be able to read thru the online library books. Hope I can find them all. The choice of library eBooks are slim. So, am keeping my fingers crossed.

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Lynn Austin is a Christian historical fiction author. She often has dual plots in separate timeframes that she weaves together at the end of the book. I've really enjoyed reading her books.

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I love historical fiction, particularly Regency, but haven't come across Lynn Austin before. What period does she write? You presumably would recommend her. I wonder if it's a pen name and chosen deliberately to refer back to Jane Austen.

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hi ,
My name is Cynthia and I love to read and have several Kindles and also the Kindle app on my cell phone....so this is a group I've been wanting to participate more in. Usually the only team I'm active in is the group for people who suffer from Rhuematoid Autoimmune Disease, where I am one of two leaders. But it is nice to meet new people so I hope here I can do that.
It seems like this is a multi-cultural crowd....I saw mention of Wales and somewhere near Siberia. That's great! I live in the mountains of NE Pennsylvania in the USA.

I just made a purchase for my Kindle of the Beyond Suffering Bible put out by a lady who has done a lot for the disabled community (she herself is a quadriplegic) Joni Eareckson Tada. She is an author and an artist and a singer as well...and a great inspiration to me. Anyway her organization put together this Bible which is a regular Bible but with lots of articles, devotionals, reading plans and notes which make plain what Scripture has to say about pain and suffering. And I bought her latest devotional book as well.

Other than that I've been reading some historical fiction by the author Lynn Austin. I really enjoy her books.

I'm off now going to look around at this Team's pages. Stay warm today!


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It's still cold here and my daughter has caught something the children brought home, though she's getting better, so we haven't seen them for a bit. We'll have to go shopping in a couple of days though.

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Good morning. I have been nursing an allergic & itchy dog. Poor thing had scratched herself raw (close to where her walking harness rests, so we halted all walks for awhile.) We do all the usual remedies & she still itches. Finally was able to take her on one of our walks, this morning. She had the biggest smile on her face!

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We've got cold weather coming in from Siberia, but as it's come at us over land it's very dry. One of our cars has been in for a service, and we picked it up this morning, with the temperature hovering around freezing, but there was no frost to be seen anywhere luckily. Scraping the car's windscreen before you can go out is no joke.

The gym we go to has been refurbished - we should go back and see what they've done. I suspect though that they've done a lot of painting, to get rid of the logo etc from the previous administration, and not nearly so much renewing the old machines that were broken a lot of the time.

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Eventually, we were able to sit out in the sun for a bit.
I bundled up a bit, for a walk in the sunshine. Air is cool. Sun feels wonderful. Walking is my only exercise, at the moment. Usually I take the dog, but, she is healing from an allergy outbreak (patch of scratched raw skin), so I am only taking her out for short spurts. Under DRs care & improving.


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It's been quite cold here in Wales, 6 go 8 C, or low fifties F, and damp as well. When we drove back home from our sons' place on Sunday it rained the whole 5-hr journey. The local gym is being refurbished at the moment. I hope they aren't just painting the walls but replacing the old machines as well - we shall see. Eventually.

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Good morning. I hope y'all are having a good start to the week.

Since it's too cold to swim, right now, DH had the idea that we could go up to the pool area of our complex, sit in the sun & read. Sounded like a good idea to me. This morning started out @ 41 degrees. Just got back from a walk. I had bundled up! It's now 57. Hope it warms up more. May have to scratch that sitting outside plan. LOL

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I live and go by myself -- but went by myself even with someone ..
love the st machines !! feels so good ..

really not wanting to weight sat - as do not want to see any gain - so happy with finally loosing 6 lbs last week ........been years of this fight to loose

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It's not so motivating, though I might have to. But he doesn't like me driving because I have a cataract in my right eye which is affecting my sight.

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Since the old man has had this pain in his side we haven't been going to the gym, and I've put on weight. Bad habits creeping back.

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thanks... listening to sue monks stories in SC.. good so far

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got on the scale this morning and I lost 6 pounds this week !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can not believe what I saw .. finally lost real weight .. new BS meds and lowering thyroid meds are working plus 3 days a week strength training for almost 2 months..... please keep going !! LOL Onederland here I come !!! 211 ..WOW.. was stuck for years 217-220 , and was always working on it ..

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At least it wasn't the expensive Mac.

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Minot disaster - my memory stick failed, and my backup as well. My computer dude managed to get a lot of the information back for me, but last yearj's NaNoWriMo book version is 42k words instead of 54k words. And while rushing round I trod on the small backup laptop and broke the screen. I'm now redoing the projects, and making sure they are now backed up in half a dozen different places. And I've bought another small cheap laptop to carry round with me.

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We're back in Wales now, and catching up with things. I was off the internet for four days, so I'm working through my unread emails. But I had more in Junk Mail than I had in my inbox.

My SIL got the sack from his job in July, mainly because he wouldn't go full-time. My daughter works from home proofreading, so he's needed to help look after the two boys, especially in the school holidays. She said it would hardly be worth him working full-time if it meant she had to stop her proofreading work and lost her income, especially as she can earn more per hour than he would. Also his parents have a smallholding and he's needed to help out with the work (they live not exactly together but they've split the farmhouse between them). Anyway, now he thinks he will start his own business doing things like grasscutting and handyman, and gradually progress to services to other smallholders. There's plenty of them in this part of the world. He's a good mechanic and can build useful machinery out of odd bits and pieces of other old machines, and he has his own little digger he uses on the farm and has his chainsaw licence, so he's quite handy. Just waiting for the go-ahead from the Job Centre so he gets some support for the first six months.

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Pay monthly and get a credit per month for any book. The credit costs 6.99, and many of the books cost over 20. Don't think Powys library service provides audio books, they've just cancelled their subscription to the Oxford English Dictionary which I rely on heavily to look up first recorded uses of words.

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How do you NOT have to buy a book to hear it?



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I joined Audible recently, which has proved cheaper than buying audiobooks individually, if you are careful. I listen to them at the gym (when I go) and sometimes at home, but they do have a very soporific effect. It's not always easy to go back to where you nodded off.

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I have mostly reference books too

I also gather too many on kindle LOL... do have story books - just get a lot of audio books from the state library ... with ADD ... I know I can listen to them on my kindle .. just haven't - use it for other stuff - exercise - patterns- arts- tried to load the app to sleep by and its a problem ?

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Me too - they don't seem to put them out in Kindle format so much. Which makes for a storage problem for me. Also I don't bring them over to France with me, so my writing is full of notes amounting to "Look this up when I get back".

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I haven't noticed the books getting musty, but I read mostly Kindle these days. I did take out some old dead tree books the other day to read and they seemed fine. I suppose keeping air circulating round them would help.

We're in France (with some more books kept here permanently) and my Woman Shed is up, woodstain painted on, and desk assembled. Still needs its electricity supply and some other adjustments, but we're nearly there.

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Have two Paperwhites and reading two stories at once.

Bad part, I'm not getting any exercise.



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Are you noticing that your books are getting musty?

Are there tips somewhere on how to keep books... nice?

I had a friend who studied French.
I had another friend who studied German.
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Yes, I even have a 6' tall bookcase in the kitchen for cookbooks, and still can't get them all in. I have all my old college books - and I studied French and German literature. I even have my school prize from when I was 11. Then there are Richard's books.

In the house in France there was one metal plate with a switch and socket, the switch for the shower room light. Every time you touched the plate you got an electric shock. We were told that when the old factory up the hill closed down these metal switch/socket plates were taken out in their hundreds and installed all round the village. And every one gave people an electric shock. Richard used to keep a rubber glove by it so he could switch the light on without electrocuting himself.

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Your own personal library! Your storage situation is worse than mine. Whew!

New electrical wiring is important. I lived in an old apartment complex. Two of the apartments burned down because of old wiring.


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It's said to be from around 1900. Late Victorian at any rate, from the red quarry tiles on the kitchen floor. But it has had lots of alterations over the years, you can see from the stonework.

We do now have indoor plumbing, and the rewiring is just about done. Our electrician said the wiring was about 70 years old. We said did he mean from the 1970s, but he said no, 70 years.

I haven't got rid of many books, I hang on to them like a miser, though I have culled a few. But the storage problem is real. I have bookshelves in nearly every room of the house, and there are still piles of books I don't have shelf space for. Nowadays I tend to buy physical books only if I can't get the ebook version.

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DOR: How old is your place?

Had an interesting conversation with two others yesterday. They mentioned that they were getting rid of books because they take up too much room.

Agree?

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Just got back from a couple of trips to France. We've finally saved up enough money to have the necessary renovations done, and have also agreed to sell the end bit of our garden to a neighbour. Currently the house has one functional tap, in the kitchen sink, no heating apart from portable gas and electric heaters, and the shower and basin and all the old radiators and boiler and pipework has been taken off. The roof is also being renewed, so is still only half retiled. It's like camping out but in a building.

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Hello Doreen, and MaryAlice. Long time no chat with you both. I haven't checked in for quite a while. I read back on a month worth of posts. Glad to read you're both well. I figure Doreen got over the sniffles/cold already?

Doreen, a while back, maybe many moons ago, I bought and read both of Fee's books, and reviewed them on Amazon. IDK how they are selling but I enjoyed reading them. I haven't checked back into them. Hope they're doing well.

I've been busy, editing 2 story novel/books now, and of course, my own writing is in process. A bit of a stumbling block when co-author is in a lag and not writing much at all. I can motivate myself, but motivating him is difficult sometimes. Oh well.

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Mom doesn't think all romance is fluff. She was just talking about fluff in general. She just happens to read more romance fluff. I've read mystery fluff and sifi fluff and there is quite a bit of fantasy fluff out there. There are a large number of people that think romance is all fluff, but like you said much of it is anything but fluff. She was mostly saying that you should read what you want to read, it's all good. and a book that will get you mind off your problems without filling it with things that will keep you up, will help you get a good nights sleep.

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I like your Mom's attitude to Romance, though I don't entirely agree that it's fluff - some of it addresses serious matters, even in Mills & Boon. However, what's wrong with a happy ending? Life can be sad enough without looking for sadness in your reading matter too. Long may she read her romances.

When I was doing bookkeeping for my RSA certificate I had a system - if in doubt, put it in a suspense account. So that's what I did in my exam when there was an amount I just couldn't reconcile. I had a feeling they'd put it in just to see what you did when faced with that sort of problem. Anyway I passed with distinction, so I suppose it was the right thing to do.

Just back from France and going over again next week. We have one functioning tap, the toilet has to be flushed with buckets of water, the heating system never worked and has been ripped out now - two of the radiators had split in a cold winter a year or so ago. There is no wash basin or shower tray, the plumber has gone back for a break in England and the electrician has returned permanently. The DIY centre has sold out of the floor tiles we were going to use. Situation normal ...

Oh, and my tins of baked beans exploded.

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There is an autistic child that lives down the street. There is a big fence around his property. Every time I have walked the dogs for the last 5 years the boy has run to the fence and stuck his hand though to pet the dog. Last night, his father was opening the gate while the family got in the car. The boy saw Mutt and took off running right into the street. I took Mutt to his side of the street, the father was yelling for the boy, the boy had both arms wrapped around Mutt, squeezing him something fierce, Mutt's tail was going 90 miles an hour. I told the boy Mutt would walk him to the car. Mutt walked very nicely to the car. The boy held Mutt's collar, his eyes as big as dinner plates and a smile that went ear to ear. The father just stood there shaking his head. I'm not sure what surprised him most, that the dog would let the boy treat him that way, the dog would walk the boy to the car, or that in less then a min I had gotten the boy back to the car with no yelling or fighting.


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It was raining this morning, so no walk. instead I got a running video of running in Argentina. I was riding my stationary bike watching a video of running across a glacier. I don't know who's bright idea it was to run across the glacier at 4 miles an hour, it looked pretty stupid to me, Now when they were running along Glacier Bay, that was oh so pretty, I wished they would slow down to a walk.

I was talking to Momma, Mom is 82, a minister, a librarian, teaches chair exercises at the senior center, and volunteers at the food pantry. Oh and she gets very crabby if she doesn't get her 12 miles of walking in every day. With all the ice she hasn't gotten much walking in a week, anyway she said that several people had asked her why she read stupid romances. She said they were't stupid they were fluff and made you live longer. She said it doesn't matter which genre you pick, just pick some fluff, books that are easy to read, you don't have to think about, and you pretty much know the ending, before bed read a few chapters, it will clear your mind, get rid of the worries of the day, you will sleep better and everyone knows worry kills more people then then anything else. Oh they may call it something else, but worry is either what got them there or what made it worse.

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Good Morning, I'm going in an hour late this morning because yesterday was, well lets just say we all high fives each other for getting though the day and my boss said that because of the stress and not getting our breaks we should take an hour comp time this morning.

I read fast and if the book gets to me not much else gets done. When I do buy books in parts it is when I can get them as a boxed set.

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I did read a Part 1 the other day - it was being given away free. I did like it so I've put the whole thing down on my wish list - it costs less than getting the other three parts individually. I read quickly so see no point in getting a book in dribs and drabs.

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get better Doreen

I will read most anything, but if a book is a cliffhanger that author is on my do not read list. I will make an exception if the book is a stand alone and says so in the blurb on the description page. If it is a series of stand alone books that should be read in order I will wait till they are all out to read them. So many authors forget hat a book has a beginning middle and end, and call a part a book that I have gotten to the point that unless when looking at the reviews I can tell what kind of end the book has I won't get a book that is in a series.

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Think I've caught my grandson''s cold/sore throat.

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I like re-reading, especially if it's a series and I've just got the newest one and forgotten a lot of what went before.



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