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  1. #91
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    that is dirt cheap, i could not even buy that second hand at that price, i won mine so all good, but be at least over 30.00 here,you will probably finish it before me, i only read a few pages every night before bed, it starts off a bit slow, but gets better enjoy.
    Have fun at the Rainbow Bridge,Zara,Rusty, Juliette ,Romeo,sweet Tessa,wee stray and Harvey you all will never be forgotten.

    Furangels only lent.
    RIP my gorgeous Sooti, taken from us far too young, we miss your beautiful face and purssonality,take care of Ash for us, love you xx000

    RIP my beautiful Ash,your pawprints are forever in my heart, love and miss you so much my big boy. (very special thanks to Alysser for my cute siggy)

    RIP my sweet gorgeous girl Ellie-Mae, a little battler to the end, you will never ever be forgotten, your little soul is forever in my heart, my thoughts, my memories, my love for you will never die, Love you my darling little precious girl.

    RIP lil Benson the Hedgehog, came in to our lives suddenly and for a short time ,but you were loved and cared for and missed.


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    Jut finished Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm: Hurricane Katrina, the Bush White House, and Beyond by Michael D. Brown and Ted Schwarz.

    Very interesting.

  3. #93
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilith Cherry View Post
    Carole the Kindle is amazing! My son gave me mine and it is such a blessing as I have failing eyesight from Diabetic retinopathy. I can make the print big enough to see more easily and the page is crisp and easy to read from with no glare so it is easy on one's eyes. You can get many books for 99c and sometimes even free from amazon which is good as I am a prolific reader. Also it will let you upload books from the free internet libraries like Gutenberg press. I say go for it and enjoy! I have hundreds of books I can no longer see to read which makes me sad but this is a great substitute.

    I love my Kindle! I got mine in May after my rotator cuff surgery because I wasn't able to do much for a few weeks and I was going mad with boredom.

    Right now I am reading "A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard. I cannot believe what this gal went through at such a tender age and came out a survivor even after being held by those monsters for 18 years. Her book is an inspiration to me.

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    Thanks for that, i am getting keener by the minute to get my kindle.
    Have fun at the Rainbow Bridge,Zara,Rusty, Juliette ,Romeo,sweet Tessa,wee stray and Harvey you all will never be forgotten.

    Furangels only lent.
    RIP my gorgeous Sooti, taken from us far too young, we miss your beautiful face and purssonality,take care of Ash for us, love you xx000

    RIP my beautiful Ash,your pawprints are forever in my heart, love and miss you so much my big boy. (very special thanks to Alysser for my cute siggy)

    RIP my sweet gorgeous girl Ellie-Mae, a little battler to the end, you will never ever be forgotten, your little soul is forever in my heart, my thoughts, my memories, my love for you will never die, Love you my darling little precious girl.

    RIP lil Benson the Hedgehog, came in to our lives suddenly and for a short time ,but you were loved and cared for and missed.


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    For all the hockey fans -

    SAVING FACE, The Art and History of the Goalie Mask.

    Jim Hynes and Gary Smith

    The pictures alone are worth the cost of the book.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carole View Post
    that is dirt cheap, i could not even buy that second hand at that price, i won mine so all good, but be at least over 30.00 here,you will probably finish it before me, i only read a few pages every night before bed, it starts off a bit slow, but gets better enjoy.
    I'm bout half through "Mercy" now. Wow.. I cannot even begin to imagine being in Merete's situation and how utterly horrible that would be.
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Almost finished with North by Northwestern by Sig Hansen, captain of the Northwestern fishing vessel, that fishes for crab in the Bering Sea. It's a true story of how his Norwegian ancestors came to the U.S. and embarked on jobs in the fishing industry, and of how he and his 2 brothers inherited the Northwestern from their father. Lots of adventure stories, past and present. Interesting reading, especially if you're even somewhat interested in the t.v. series that he is featured in - Deadliest Catch.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by happylabs View Post

    Right now I am reading "A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard. I cannot believe what this gal went through at such a tender age and came out a survivor even after being held by those monsters for 18 years. Her book is an inspiration to me.
    You might also enjoy Bringing Elizabeth Home - Elizabeth Smart story as written by her parents Ed and Lois Smart. I read it when it first came out in 2003, and I think since then that Elizabeth has also written a book about her ordeal.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    Recently finished two non-fiction -

    Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs by Melody Petersen.

    I will never look at drug advertising again without remembering what I read.
    I ordered "Our Daily Meds" from Amazon and it arrived today.

    My mom's book club read "Not Without My Daughter" by Betty Mahmoody. It's about an American woman who travels to Iran with her (Iranian, American educated) husband and their daughter. She thinks it is a 2-week "visit" but they end up being there over a year. Her husband will permit her to leave but insists that their daughter must remain in Iran. The story is what she does about that.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


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    Moloka'i

    I just finished reading Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. It a historical fiction account of the life of Rachel, a woman who spent most of her life on the island because of leprosy. How heartbreaking to be 7 years old and taken away from the only life and family you've ever known. These people were sent to Moloka'i to die, but they learned to live, the best they could. It is a very good read. Very interesting. It takes place from 1891 (after Father Damien) until 1970.
    Shannon, Boomer, and Sooner

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    I'm looking for a book, if anyone can help.......

    Hitler's Ovens by Olga Lengyel. It's a true story of her experience in Auschwitz, written when she was finally free. I read it in h.s. and did a report on it - "man's inhumanity to man" - and would like to read it again. It's mesmerizing, yet very sobering. The book is no longer in print (except in Spanish), but I did find a few used ones on Amazon. However, I refuse to pay a minimum of $30 plus shipping, for a beat up, 60+ year old, paperback.

    If anyone has this book, or knows of anyone who does and wants to sell it at a reasonable price, (or even lend it), please PM me. Thanks !
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    You might also enjoy Bringing Elizabeth Home - Elizabeth Smart story as written by her parents Ed and Lois Smart. I read it when it first came out in 2003, and I think since then that Elizabeth has also written a book about her ordeal.

    Thanks for that suggestion. I would like to read that.

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    Try buying it from overseas Amazon. UK Amazon have it used for £6 (somewhere around $10) and shipping costs should add about the same, or maybe less. Just an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Try buying it from overseas Amazon. UK Amazon have it used for £6 (somewhere around $10) and shipping costs should add about the same, or maybe less. Just an idea.
    Thanks for the info - I'll check it out.

    Still looking for something in the states too, if anyone knows of it being available.


    ETA:
    I found the book under it's original name of Five Chimneys. Amazon has lots of them available under that name. Don't know why they don't cross reference it on the website, as I imagine others could be wanting this book also.
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    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
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    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    I am reading The Great Gatsby because it was on my list of classic American literature I wanted to read but never had to do for school.

    I'm also reading Raise High The Roof Beams Carpenter and Seymour An Introduction. I loved the first half, having trouble getting through Buddy's narration in Seymour An Introduction. I really do love J.D. Salinger though.

    Niño & Eliza



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