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4/17/12 11:57 A

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Aw man, I just now saw this! How did Trivia Night go?? Here are some of my favorite movie lines!!

"Tell me about it, Stud." --Sandy, Grease

"I can be Jell-O!" --Kimmie, My Best Friend's Wedding

"The price is wrong, b*tch!" --Happy, Happy Gilmore

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI's_100_Year
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..100_Movie_Quotes


here are 2 of my faves that prob didn't make that list, lol.

"I carried a watermelon" - Baby, Dirty Dancing

"If you're gonna spew... spew into this" - Garth, Wayne's World



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I'm doing trivia tonight. The hint of the week on their website says, "Famous movie lines."

Can y'all post some famous movie lines so I'm better prepared for tonight???

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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Thanks for sharing that blog...I just got a chance to read it and I needed the giggle!

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Since this thread is about fun, I thought you might enjoy this blog. I don't have much time for fun every day, but I do have time to laugh. That's what keeps me sane. Maybe???

This is from fellow Sparker (but not Starfishy), ANNEMAC5:

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I love games, except Risk. My husband's favorite game, but he takes it so seriously that I can't stand it anymore. Our friends usually end up not playing the games correctly but creating our own game out it, especially travia games.

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I used to love Apples to Apples but I'm kinda over it. I find people get really intense about it and will YELL at me for making a choice when it is MY turn. Also they'll throw in little backhanded comments about the person making the choice. LOL maybe that's only when I play with John's family.

I think i'm a little Game-d out because my one friend ALWAYS wants to play games. If we go 10 minutes without playing/starting a game she gets all weird and anxious and it kind of annoys me because we're all close friends... like can't we just TALK for once? But I recently opened a game my brother got me a few years ago (oops) called POP TRIVIA and it was really fun. It was like trivial pursuit but you play in teams and none of the questions make you feel dumb. I scored big by correctly answering the name of the character in Beetlejuice who was an interior decorator (Answer: Otho).

I really like 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles. I have three new ones to crack open!

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Loaded Questions sounds a LOT like Apples to Apples, Amy!

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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I LOVE to play games of all kinds! We usually play euchre every Saturday night with friends. It is a card game, kinda like spades...kinda sorta. We also play poker, but not often anymore. Board games...hmmmm....I also like Apples to Apples and would so play with you Brenda if it was possible. I love trivia games and word games like Scrabble.
I belong to an online gaming site called Pogo, and play something on there most evenings for a bit after everyone else has gone to bed. It's alot of fun, and you can play games that you cant play by yourself. I play Euchre, and Gin Rummy, and Qwerty (like Scrabble) and Monopoly...they have almost all the board games in an online version, and it is kind of like spark...you find players and become "friends" and then you always have someone to play with. You can check it out for free, and actually play some of their games without being a paying member. Check it out! If you are interested, sparkmail me, and I will give you my username and we can play something! How cool is that? : )


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4/7/12 9:48 P

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We have this game called Loaded Questions and it is SO FUN! Someone reads a question and everyone writes down an answer and then the person whose turn it is has to guess who wrote what! It can get out of control!!!

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Never heard of that onel We like Hand and Foot - A canasta type game palyed by teams.

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Okay, new question.

What is your favorite board/card/dice game?

I'm going with Apples to Apples, even though I don't have enough friends to play it anymore.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

"Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters." - Nathaniel Emmons

My hobby is writing letters and decorating them with stickers. Send me your address if you want me to send you a letter.

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4/5/12 1:10 P

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Sounds funny Kristen.

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**off-topic**
I need to make a movie about a woman who drinks a lot of sparkling water and every time she opens a bottle it explodes all over her (no matter how hard she tries to prevent it) and call it the STORY OF MY [expletive] LIFE.

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My husband never like beets until I roasted them (with a little olive oil and garlic salt) and added a little balsmic vinegar after they were done cooking. He really likes them now.

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I actually did have this mental image of Sammy with a little crew of mice all snuggled up next to him in his bed sleeping while we weren't home. It's cute, but ew, gross. Mice have fleas, and the fleas carry the bubonic plague.

Anna got Stabler because she had mice, but Stabler never actually caught a mouse; she just scared the mice away. So if I borrowed her even if there are no other meeses, then she would leave a scent that would keep others out.

And his new home is in HELL. He's dead.

I emailed Amy Lin; we'll see what she says. She was sick this morning, so she may not be up to typing out a recipe.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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Hmmmm I was thinking of *healthy* ways to prepare the brussel sprouts, but I'll eat just about anything with BACON in it! LOL

Hope your "little friend" has found a new place to live! You KNOW Stabler would have caught that sucker FAST! I mean, that's the reason Anna got her, right?! If only Sammy was scary enough to take care of critters...he's so cute he'd probably just play with him! Ha ha!


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Oh, Amy, Amy Lin prepares brussel sprouts using bacon. Shall I ask for her recipe?

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SUCCESS!

When I got home that night, we cleaned the bajeezus out of the kitchen. Found droppings under the sink and behind the refrigerator, but that's it. Aldo had already found them in two of the drawers, so we cleaned everything that was in those drawers, disinfected the drawers, scrubbed the floors, threw out a bunch of stuff that clutters up our counters and cupboards, and found nothing.

Yesterday, Aldo went to town on our walled-in porch, but didn't find any meeses in there. He cleaned it up nice, and we might be able to use it now as a place to hang out, as opposed to a storage facility.

Last night, while we were watching TV, Aldo SAW IT peeking out of the coat closet, where apparently, he was living. We baited a trap Aldo had bought, put it in there, stuffed the cracks under the doors with towels and went to bed.

This morning, the trap's arrow indicated CAUGHT. We picked it up, saw a little fur hanging out, and threw it in the trash. Aldo said, "He made one last poop. I hope it was in fear." Good bye, mouse!

In case there are more, we set a new trap, plus one under the sink. But I hope that little guy was the only one.

So this weekend will be spent cleaning up the coat closet, which is just as well. We have a ton of crap in there, including three under-the-bed storage containers that are full of just nonsense. Maybe the mouse was a good thing; it definitely got Aldo involved in the spring cleaning! He is the leader when it comes to day-to-day chores, and I usually wind up doing the harder cleaning projects (i.e., cleaning the shower or the fridge).

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

"Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters." - Nathaniel Emmons

My hobby is writing letters and decorating them with stickers. Send me your address if you want me to send you a letter.

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3/30/12 9:21 A

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I like mine roasted with a little olive oil and garlic and a punch of salt and pepper.

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I saw a recipe from Self Magazine that included brussel sprouts and the way they prepared them they looked alright, but I have never had them before....so if I was to make them, what do you brussel sprout lovers suggest I do to them? Season them? Roast them? What's best?! Let me know and I'll try em and give you a review!!

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Veggie Talk - I hate corn, peas, green beans. I hate them I can't stand looking at them. But I love broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, spinach, carrots, and just about every thing else I can think of. No Lima beans can go up in the hate category too.

Brenda - how did the mouse hunting go?

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Brenda- we just had a mouse in the house...sounds so cutesy, Dr. Suessy, doesn't it?...laughs...but thank God he was confined to the dryer vent. The dogs woke up one night going crazy, and was barking at the dryer, and trying to get behind it. We could hear the mouse...now that I think of it...could it have been something else??...YIKES!...I thought the thought of a mouse was bad enough, but thinking it could have been something even worse...can't go there! ...anyway, hubby turned on the dryer, and we waited a few minutes, and then he went outside, and saw that the dryer vent thingy had come off the side of the house. He put that back on, and so far, no more demented, dryer vent scratchings in the middle of the night.

I don't do "critters" and cringe when I see even the hamsters at the pet store. Good luck on your mouse hunt tonight!!! I'll be thinking of you, and keeping my feet off the floor just in case! (smiles) emoticon he went that away!....

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I like most vegetables. Asparagus is one of my favorites (along with cooked carrots, beets, and most of the ones that you all mentioned as not liking). One I am not particularly fond of, but getting to like more is Eggplant.

We had discussed e-readers earlier. Did you all know that the Harry Potter books are now available for your favorite e-reader? I got copies yesterday. Farily easy to work through the Pottermore site to do it.

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Carly, you read my mind! I was looking at this thread today, thinking, "What can I ask to get a conversation started? When I think of something, I'll post it." Then you did!

I do not like cooked carrots or cooked broccoli or cooked celery or cooked tomatoes or cooked spinach...pretty much anything that can be eaten raw, I prefer to eat it raw, though I like cooked bell peppers, cooked mushrooms...hmm...

I dunno if I should tell you guys this, and it's off-topic, but you're my outcry witness, as I just heard it from Aldo.

On Monday, when I woke up to do my Rosetta Stone shift, I was in the kitchen, and I turned around and saw something in the darkened hallway, about 5-8 inches long, flat. It quickly scurried away down the hall. I peeked into my room, didn't see it. Peeked into Amy Lin's room, didn't see it. Gave up, though going back to bed after my Rosetta Stone shift, I was decidedly unsettled at the thought of a strange creature in my house that was not named Sammy.

The next morning, I told Aldo about it, and we were debating what it could be. Because I didn't REALLY see it, it could have been anything, but we decided on (and as the day wore on, I was more convinced of) a lizard, because it was flat. I figured we would wait and see if he came around again and hoped he had just gotten lost on his way to a lizard family reunion somewhere outside.

Well, Aldo found mouse droppings today. Typing that just made my stomach turn. Ugh. It makes me want to puke.

So, he said we have to come up with a battle plan to seek and destroy the vermin when we get home. What do y'all think? I've never had a mouse before, and I don't even know if there's such a thing as "A mouse." I know I can Google it, and I think this is something I can take care of on my own somehow, but I'm this close to putting in an emergency message to servicemagic.com, and getting someone out to my house with a mouse bazooka!

Also, maybe I can just get a cat? I would need one that's a little spry, but still kind of older, because I'm not into cats and don't want one for 20 years, and I wouldn't give a cat away if I got one. Maybe I can borrow Anna's cat? How long will it take a cat to vanquish the enemy?

Oh, I feel absolutely sick.

Edited by: BEATLETOT at: 3/28/2012 (15:20)
I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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3/28/12 3:00 P

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I hate beets! and I don't really love cooked carrots, either, Amy!
I pretty much like every other vegetable... I LOVE Brussels sprouts, Carly!
Recently been eating a lot of BOK CHOY! Great in a stir-fry!

:) Kristen (Los Angeles)


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3/28/12 11:50 A

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CARLY! Thanks for keeping the convo going!! OK I am weird...I don't like cooked carrots! ICK! My deal with that is that carrots are supposed to be crunchy, so when you cook them and they get all mushy...bleh! OH I also don't like mushrooms....I don't eat fungus! LOL

I'm also a big fan of zuchinni and yellow squash. I like to saute it with some olive oil and seasonings...YUM!! Roasting cauliflower is also something I love to do...it is quick and easy and tasty, too! Can't wait to get other's input so maybe I can try something new!!

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Where is everybody??
Need to get a new convo started. Hmmmm.....ok...what is your favorite vegetable and least favorite vegetable??

My least favorite is brussel sprouts? Why? I don't know, I just don't eat them.
My favorite vegetable would be a tie between zucchini and spinach. Why? Because they are both so yummy and versatile. I put them in everything!
And you??


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oh and I have a workout playlist on my iPod but I mostly listen to podcasts when I work out (people think it's weird but it makes me feel like I'm with a friend). I like This American Life and Savage Love, to name a couple.


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I think I told the Starfish team in a previous challenge about my friend who was refused service at a bridal shop because she is a lesbian... well tonight on ABC's "What Would YOU Do?" They are recreating her story with hidden cams to see what people would do if they saw this happening.
www.philly.com/philly/blogs/w
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Just wanted to give y'all an update. I watch WWYD every week anyway so I'm excited to see a story based on my old friend and on an issue that is important to me. emoticon

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We went to opening day of all the Harry Potter movies. Since we are retired, we went early on a Friday. We have a theater in McKinney (a Dallas suburb) that shows first run movies at a discount price ($3.50 for all afternoon shows). They are not the modern stadium seating, but it is a lot less than the other theaters. Great deal if you are anywhere close.

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I usually just listen to my iPod on shuffle mode and yell at the dog to keep moving when I am walking and when I am doing the Wii I have the music that comes with the game and the coach to yell at.

I want to read the Hunger Games, but the commercials for the movie haven't really drawn me in.

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Yesterday I bought tickets to a Saturday afternoon showing of The Hunger Games and I'm SO EXCITED! The movie starts at 2:10, but I want to be there no later than 1 p.m. to make sure I don't have to sit in the front row. As of Tuesday only 20 tickets had been sold for that showing, but I'm going to call on Saturday morning to see what the deal is and if it sold out or whatever. I have NEVER gone to this big of a movie on opening weekend, and I don't like to deal with crowds of people, so I'll be sure to report back on how it goes!!

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I prop my kindle on the ledge on the bike, up the font size so I can see it easily, and read and watch TV while I get in the miles. In the background is the station that the gym is playing.

I have not read the Hunger Games and have not been interested in the movie. I heard one review state that it was very well done (if a little bit long). they gave it 3.5* out of 4.

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Um, yeah, I don't even know why I'm replying when Amy already told y'all what I do. Especially since I have my bike at home now. I watch my DVRed "The People's Court" and "Judge Judy." I effing love those ladies!

When I had my gym membership, I read books on the bike and mags on the elliptical and listened to my iPod on Shuffle. I'd stop only when two songs in a row were slower than the one before it.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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A follow-up to the Kindle discussion--I have an older version with the whole QWERTY keyboard on it and I love it, but I know they have updated it to just have five buttons on it or soemething. But either way, I love love love my Kindle!! OH and I'm going to buy tickets to The Hunger Games movie for the fam tonight...we're planning on going on Saturday afternoon, and I'm kind of worried about having to get there early so as not to have to sit in the front row, plus I hate crowds and get annoyed with large groups of people in general, so I'm not really looking forward to the pre-movie experience. My stepson and I are super pumped about the movie, and the hubs mentioned last night that he hopes we are not disappointed in the movie, and I said that if they change it up, I won't be disappointed, I'll be p*ssed!!! LOL

OK I don't know if anyone has any input on this, but I just mentioned on the Discussion Thread that I listen to The Bobby Bones Show on iheartradio while I work out. This is the morning show out of Austin that I have been listening to since college and I love them...they're actually what got me to read The Hunger Games! LOL But anyways, I was just curious as to what everyone else listens to while they work out? A certain playlist? The news? Pandora? Nothing?? Or maybe you multi task doing other things...like maybe you read a magazine or watch Judge shows (Brenda!!!). Anyways, can't wait to hear what you all listen to while you get your exercise on!!

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I had a Kindle Keyboard that I love and opted for the touch when it came out instead of the fire. I did not want to carry around another computer. But I love reading books on the Kindle. When you think of long or thick books, they are very easy to carry around on the Kindle and you never lose your plase.

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I like my regular kindle best, too. I find I read faster on it then with paper books. John got a kindle fire from his boss for Christmas, but then his parents got him the iPad (Sheesh!) like a week later so we're going to give the kindle fire to my mom for Mother's Day... she would never buy one for herself but I think she would love it and that way she can use it as a tablet instead of always having to lug out her huge laptop for a simple thing. A little nervous to see if she'll lose it or destroy it, she's the same woman who ran over her own laptop with her car, by accident.

I am allllmost done The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I do not want it to end so I'm just taking it slow and reading 20 minutes at the end of each night which is really all I have time for lately.

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Barbara--"30 Things I need to tell my son" is a little book I picked up at the Family Christian bookstore in the bargain bin. It is a wonderful book, with 30 little, but powerful lessons to share with our sons (and daughters) about living life with an attitude of joy, and sharing, caring, humility, respect, patience, perseverance, character, and above all, a love and understanding of God's will in our lives. It is full of quotes, and Bible verses, and just all around good advice. I decided at the beginning of the year to take one chapter/lesson, and concentrate on that "subject" for the week. My son isn't reading the book himself, but it sure has helped me steer some of our conversations into some good life lessons. Gotta love that!!

And I agree with the Kindle vs. Kindle Fire discussion. Sorry, I can't remember who said it, but I find myself drawn more to my Kindle for the same reasons. The glare on the Fire is annoying and difficult, and whenever I read on it, I get a huge headache, even in the best of light.

I just started reading "Not a Fan" by Kyle Idleman and so far I have to say that it is a really good read on deepening one's personal relationship with Jesus.


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I have had a Kindle for long time now and love it. I got the Kindle Fire for Christmas, I love it as a tablet but find myself using my old Kindle to read, especially in bright settings like outside. The Fire has a glare on the screen, that gets worst the more finger prints. I would never give up my Fire, but the glare is an issue.

Emily - love the Sookie books. I keep waiting for Quinn to show up on True Blood. I promised myself to start reading again this week, but it hasn't happened yet. I blame the nice weather, I spend so much time outside doing stuff that I am exhausted when I come in I fall right to sleep.

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Just wanted to say thanks again for the additional Kindle reviews! I think I am going to get one soon!

And I started reading the Hunger Games this past Saturday....I finished the first book in one night and the second book the next (weekend reading late into the night is the reason why, and I am a geek that reads fast as well)....I just started the 3rd book today...good series and it is an easy enough read. Can totally see how they could make it into a movie...Just hope they don't kill the book on screen!!

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I bought two books @ my son's book fair. The books are entitled Eat This and Not That and Drink This and Not That.

My son wanted a Percy Jackson Trilogy for his birthday.

I hope everyone has a nice day.

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My sister gave me the Hunger Games trilogy for Christmas, but I haven't had time to read them yet. Everyone I know has stopped everything to finish reading them, so I'm going to wait till I have a break in my schedule for that.

I always take time to 'free read' before I go to bed, so I don't get too bogged down with reading for school. I love True Blood on HBO, so over the summer I started reading the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mystery series. I just started book 10, I think, out of 11 or 12.

If anyone's looking for a GREAT series to get into, I highly suggest the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. The easiest way to describe it is 'meta fiction.' The series is about a literary detective who can jump in and out of books, and the characters in books are self aware that they are characters in books. I don't reread books very often, but this is one series I'll read over and over.

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I have an Ipad and just love reading my books from there! The highlighting took and notes tool is very useful!

I am reading two books right now..."Made to Crave", which is great! I have listened to the audio book several times, but just recently bought the book for my Ipad so I can highlight and note the parts that are really helpful.

I'm also reading the "Love and Respect" book..to try and make my marriage much better! :)

Carley, what is the "30 Things I Need To Tell My Son" book about? It sounds interesting. We have a 17 year son and a 13 year daughter...Lord help us! LOL

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A teacher yesterday brought in a basket of little pigglets that he found and the mother pig was killed. My husband said we need one. I told him no that if I bought every single creature that you and Robert wanted we would have a farm to keep up with. Hope everyone has a great St. Patrick's Day.

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We also share the books across all the Kindles on our account (all 4) plus all the places it is installed on phones or computers (the Kindle Ap). Great thing to do.

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Definitely, dude. I always thought I'm too silly with electronics for it to be a worthwhile purchase for me. Then, I bought my brother some books for his Kindle at Christmas, and it was CRAZY-EASY. Once I did that, I was hooked.

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Thank you!
I mentioned it to my hubby tonight about getting one - his co-workers love their Kindle's too. In fact, I went to the bookstore to look for the SparkCookBook and of course, couldn't find it, nor any of the other books I saw on Amazon that I was interested in! Very frustrating! If I had the Kindle, I would have just ordered the e-books and the Sparkcookbook on-line. Methinks a purchase is going to happen very very soon! LOL

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Also love my Kindle!!

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Love my Kindle. the one I have now is my fourth (we still have all the others on the account, just not physically with us). The best thing about the Kindle is Amazon Customer Service. It is great. One thing you do not see mentioned very often is that they will allow you to return a book you bought for a full refund for a week, if you purchased it in error or did not realize you had the same book in a different version. You cannot purchase the same version of the book twice. No one else does that.

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The Hunger Games Set is sitting on the table upstairs and is my next on my list to read...if only I remember!

Was just checking out the Kindle and the Nook readers...thinking about getting one. Any input on either would be welcome!!

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I LOVE the Hunger Games. Really great series. I can't wait for the movies to come out on Friday.

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I am on the last of the Stieg Larsson books. I'm taking my time with it since I'm sad it's all going to be ending. I want to read the Hunger Games, too, just because it sounds like a great series. I also like to read non-fiction but I've been slacking on my reading lately because I'm just overwhelmed with all the magazines I get (we free subscriptions like, 10 different mags) and I don't want them to go to waste, either.

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Right now I'm re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird with my 8th grade students and Animal Farm with my 7th graders.

For lighter reading, the next book waiting for me is World War Z, a zombie apocalyse novel that my husband just finished. (I read the beginning of it before he snuck away my Kindle.)

Loved The Hunger Games! I'm always up for a good dystopian world. :)

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I read my Bible every day as well the homework for the Bible Class we are taking. In May we will be 1/2 way to the degree. Really enjoying the class.

Just starting reading a book based on the series Castle. I think it is the third book. Just finished a mystery written by a local cop. Quite interesting to think a person here in town wrote it. He is not bad, but a little more graphic then I like to read.

Love Christian Mysteries, especially by Terri Blackstock. We have about twenty books from the library checked out at any given time. Sometimes twice that much. We love to read. Hubby listens to books on tape as he is in the car so much.

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I have found some great blogs that give listings of free books (not just romance - I've picked up several Bible Commentaries, Christian Fiction, Mysteries, Science Fiction, you name it). Let me know and I will pass along links.

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Right now, I am reading The Bible everyday (always), a commentary on Matthew, a commentary on Isaiah (for two different Bible study classes) and a book called "30 Things I Need To Tell My Son". ** I think I need to download something "fun" to my Kindle...

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I have been reading Trashy Romance Novels, which is great on my Kindle, as no one knows what you are reading. They are just for fun and relaxation.

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I am not currently reading anything, but I have a huge pile of books that I need to get read and sent onto the next person (I use paperback swap). I have just been so busy that haven't been able to keep up on my reading.

The Hunger games is on my wishlist. Maybe I will get to them sometime this centrury.

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I KNEW the "Hunger Games" would get mentioned when I said "books"! I will not read that series. It's just not something I think I can or want to handle. I mean, I have no doubt that they are very good, and I know they're geared toward Young Adults, but the plot line is just too much for me.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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Last week I finished the last book in The Hunger Games trilogy and they are GREAT!! They're not big thinker books, but they keep you engaged turning the pages...or clicking through if you have a Kindle like me!! With The Hunger Games movie coming out, which is about the first book, I'm thinking about re-reading the first book again. The hubs thinks I'm crazy, but I'm wanting to refresh my memory and I'm SUPER PUMPED for the movie! A sweet thing is that my stepson read all the books, too, and he's excited for the movie, too, so it's something that we have together. I think that is very cool.

So I read pretty mindless stuff, nothing really educational or anything, and I kind of want to download the GCB book that the TV show is based off of. I have to be careful, though...I won't let myself download more books until I've read everything I already downloaded, so I'll need to check my Kindle to see what I have next in my queue!!

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So...what are y'all reading?

I've got two books right now. One is political, so I won't tell you about it, but the other is called "One Nation Under Therapy," and argues that "therapism" has gone too far in the US.

I also just finished two audio books by Clyde Edgerton, "The Bible Salesman" and "Walking Across Egypt." They were very lovely. They both took place in the South, and they were so charming and nostalgia-inducing, especially "Walking Across Egypt."

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

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Hi, Starfish!

We set up this side-forum for any non-challenge, weight loss or Spark-related discussion. Though it can be argued that everything in our lives ties into our health, this is where you can talk about music, TV shows, celebrity crushes, or anything else that would be categorized as "FUN"!

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