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Kareni last won the day on February 11 2019

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  1. Ooh, another idea. Spend time online searching for unique gifts you can post in the next iteration of this thread ~ 2020 edition ~ Have you encountered a unique gift? Post it here... Regards, Kareni
  2. Some possibilities ~ Writing fiction Writing a family history Compiling a collection of family recipes Creating a digital photo album Do you have access to a scanner? If yes, scanning photographs. Regards, Kareni
  3. Seconding this. My husband often has this variety (orange wrapper) for breakfast toasted with cream cheese and jam. We started buying it after being diagnosed with high blood pressure as it is relatively low in sodium compared to many other brands. We buy it at Trader Joe's where it is kept on the shelf. I have seen it in other stores in their freezer sections. Regards, Kareni
  4. Currently FREE for Kindle readers ~ She Topples Giants (Bartram's Maw Book 1) Regards, Kareni
  5. Some bookish threads from Reddit ~ In 2020 when traveling was banned I decided to replace it with reading a book from each country of the world. I mapped out the places that I have read already and started picking up literature from new places. Currently standing at 50 countries and looking forwards to more. https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/mdnw7v/in_2020_when_traveling_was_banned_i_decided_to/ What books have you read or are reading that are related to your niche interests or hobbies? https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/mf8k41/what_books_have_you_read_or_
  6. Welcome! Regards, Kareni
  7. Over the past six days I have slowly read (aka slogged through) the book my distant book group will be discussing tonight, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A novel by Arundhati Roy. As you may have surmised, this book did not work to me. I was grateful to read it on my Kindle as it allowed me to frequently search the names of characters (who were present in abundance). This was a sad book with a lot of death; it also featured frequent profanity (which is not something that generally catches my attention). I'll certainly be interested to learn what my fellow book group members think of it esp
  8. I just finished the newest Alpha and Omega book by Patricia Briggs, Wild Sign. I enjoyed it, but it definitely left me with questions. This is a series that must be read in order; if interested, start with the beginning novella, Alpha and Omega. Regards, Kareni
  9. I'm waiting.... Coming in August ~ The Scavenger Door (The Finder Chronicles Book 3) by Suzanne Palmer "Fergus is back on Earth at last, trying to figure out how to live a normal life. However, it seems the universe has other plans for him. When his cousin sends him off to help out a friend, Fergus accidently stumbles across a piece of an ancient alien artifact that some very powerful people seem to think means the entire solar system is in danger. And since he found it, they're certain it's also his problem to deal with.With the help of his newfound sister, friends both old and new,
  10. Currently FREE for Kindle readers ~ So Big by Edna Ferber, 1925 Pulitzer Prize winner Here is a link to a review at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books:So Big by Edna Ferber | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books Regards, Kareni
  11. Some bookish posts ~ Comfort me with food memoirs, the only books I want to read right now From the Word Wenches: What We Are Reading! https://wordwenches.typepad.com/word_wenches/2021/03/what-we-are-reading.html JANE HARPER: THE AUSTRALIAN CRIME AUTHOR EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE READING https://crimereads.com/jane-harper-the-australian-crime-author-everyone-seems-to-be-reading/ And on a library theme: Five YA Fantasies for Lovers of Libraries https://www.tor.com/2021/03/23/five-ya-fantasies-for-lovers-of-libraries/ Regards, Kareni
  12. What a crazy day! Sending good thoughts for his speedy recovery. Regards, Kareni
  13. I just finished a contemporary novel that I quite enjoyed ~ Float Plan by Trish Doller "Heartbroken by the loss of her fiancé, adventurous Anna finds a second chance at love with an Irish sailor in this riveting, emotional romance.After a reminder goes off for the Caribbean sailing trip Anna was supposed to take with her fiancé, she impulsively goes to sea in the sailboat he left her, intending to complete the voyage alone.But after a treacherous night’s sail, she realizes she can’t do it by herself and hires Keane, a professional sailor, to help. Much like Anna, Keane is struggling with
  14. I agree that the moose really did add a lot to the story. Are you aware of the free short story below? I enjoyed it. A Christmas Bun for Ulysses: A Moose Springs, Alaska Story by Sarah Morgenthaler Regards, Kareni
  15. Some bookish posts ~ WHY DO SO MANY NOVELS FEATURE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS? https://crimereads.com/why-do-so-many-novels-feature-golden-retrievers/ Finding Comfort in Apocalyptic Stories https://www.tor.com/2021/03/22/finding-comfort-in-apocalyptic-stories/ If You Liked Murderbot, You Might Like the Raksura, Too https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2021/03/if-you-liked-murderbot-you-might-like-the-raksura-too/ Regards, Kareni
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