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  1. What's Up in July 2016?

    Thanks! We had a great time. There's an island in the Gulf where it really empty on the one end -- maybe a dozen families even on a great day. Everyone stops at the public beach near the main bridge to the island. That's jam-packed, but if you drive down to the other end, you can get your own patch of shoreline. We did fireworks yesterday, which was also fun.
  2. Welcome greetinfs

    Benvenuto, Mauri. I hope you enjoy the forums. Happy reading!
  3. What's Up in July 2016?

    Thank you for the Fourth wishes! I'm getting ready to head to the beach. (Along with most everyone in a reasonable driving distance, it seems.) Monday, perhaps barbecue and fireworks?
  4. Reading vs Listening

    Exactly what you said, but opposite! This describes me to a T when I'm listening someone give a speech, read a story, or offer or an extended explanation. I kind of drift and only get part of what they're saying, despite my best efforts.
  5. Hello and thanks for having me.

    Welcome! I hope you enjoy it here.
  6. What Are You Watching Now? - 2016

    I'm ashamed, ashamed to admit it. My binge watching on Netflix has reached an all-time low. I'm currently watching Pretty Little Liars. It's like Nancy Drew meets circa 1990 90210. It does have a great theme song, though.
  7. Reading vs Listening

    Perhaps it's the difference in one's learning modality. I'm kinesthetic w/a healthy dose of visual, so I'm a read all the way girl. I've never been able to learn anything except rhythms by listening. Audio books put me to sleep and I can't follow the story. Michelle, do you lean toward being an auditory learner?
  8. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    I like books about books, so books set in bookstores, in books, or in/about literary societies, for example generally appeal to me. I'd also like to read more books set in a parallel present -- not necessarily a dark alternative, as there seem to be plenty of those --just a different, maybe quirky take on possible presents. As a child, I loved anything with hidden places, secret passageways, or people secretly living where they shouldn't. The Secret Garden, (both with the secret rooms and gardens), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (later books suffered from a lack of a physical portal in my childhood estimation), The Crazy Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Borrowers, and The Boxcar Children, were all books I couldn't get enough of. Another setting I loved as a child was dollhouses. I loved The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright. Behind the Attic Wall was sort of a secret passage/doll combo that I remember liking and wanting to read more of. I also loved The Mysterious Shrinking House.
  9. Kindle Unlimited

    Kindle Unlimited is when you pay $10/month and can read any Kindle Unlimited titles for free. Has anyone done this, and did you find it worthwhile? I'm thinking of signing up, but the problem I see is that many titles aren't included. For example, an author might have a series of several books, but randomly only the second and fourth ones are included. I wonder if I could find/read enough to make it worth the money.
  10. Kindle Unlimited

    I still have not signed up for it, but it does see that the selection has markedly improved over the past two years. This article had great info on the topic: http://ebookfriendly.com/kindle-unlimited-ebook-subscription/
  11. Athena's Reading List 2016

    I'm a bit late reacting to this, but it sounds very original and quite interesting. I think that actually my whole family would enjoy reading it.
  12. Regional Summer Dishes

    Ha! What a fantastic video. We call those candy sticks. This is what we call rock candy: This is what we call cotton candy: This whole post is making me hungry for summer food, so I stopped and picked up a giant watermelon on the way home.
  13. Never Have I Ever...

    Neither have I, yet I remain naïvely optimistic on that front. Never have I ever gone scuba diving.
  14. Hello

    Welcome and happy reading.
  15. Your Book Activity - June 2016

    Nice! It took me awhile to get it, too, but once I did, I was hooked.
  16. What are you eating just now?

    Not at all healthy and usually eaten with ketchup, but I wanted some tang. Right now I'm eating a leftover soft taco. Taco Tuesday didn't happen til Thursday.
  17. Books you can't finish

    I really have been in a slump lately. I haven't really wanted to finish anything I've picked up. I'm going to try switching to non-fiction to see if that helps.
  18. Regional Summer Dishes

    We don't have stick of rock. It sounds interesting; what is it? A Snowball is really finely ground ice -- literally until it's just like snow -- that's covered in flavored syrup and often topped with condensed milk. There are countless flavors to choose from, with most places having at least 100, I would say. Other places in the States have sno-cones, but they're really not the same. The ice tends to be hard chunks, it's served in a paper cone, and there are only a handful of flavors to choose from. If you travel up the Mississippi River from New Orleans to places like St. Louis, though, you can find proper Snowballs.
  19. What's Up in June 2016?

    Thank you, ladies! I'm home in bed now, so things are looking up. :| Congratulations, Virginia, on your new job! That's a wonderful thing -- that's you get to work from home.
  20. What's Up in June 2016?

    I woke up sick to my stomach this morning. If today were tomorrow, I'd take a sick day, but it's not.
  21. Regional Summer Dishes

    Nice! Don't get me started on Mexican food. There are no good Mexican restaurants where I live. I so miss sitting on the patio of a great Mexican restaurant enjoying the fantastic food and atmosphere. Perfect for summer!
  22. Regional Summer Dishes

    I know! So good. My daughter informed that she does not care for corn on the cob. I told her not to blaspheme.
  23. Regional Summer Dishes

    Great topic, Virginia. Back home where I grew up, watermelon, corn on the cob, barbecue pork steaks, brats, & burgers, lemonade or ice cold beer, potato salad and homemade ice cream. In New Orleans, snowballs. (really anytime, but I'm dying for one right now.)
  24. What are you eating just now?

    Tater tots with barbecue sauce.
  25. Your Book Activity - June 2016

    That's wonderful. My husband got two weeks after nine months, but that's all he'll ever get. He's not even allowed to take them back-to-back. My brother-in-law was union and got four.