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  1. Burning Ridge is the book I am currently trying to finish! 😂
  2. Bumping you for the evening crowd......... Saying this after living through my computer dude extrodinare........my son was fully capable of getting around anything we could put on his computer. We all recognized that fact. He has a degree in Cybersecurity now. Btw. My method was I reserved the right to walk by his room at any moment and tell him to drop it so I could see. The house we were living in was set up so I walked by his room 50 or so times a day so random screen clearing fear of mom’s weekly drop it was probably not worthwhile. Not a key swipe after mom said drop or h
  3. My contribution......One of my friend’s husbands created the most incredible closet ever in a remodel/addition. In the master bedroom which was pretty generous size wise he put a closet behind the bed wall (incredible windows to look out of) that ran the entire width with two sets of door in. The entire thing was customized with shelves, drawers, and hanging bars. She could fit loads of stuff in there and it was oddly invisible. I have coveted that closet for about 20 years now!😉
  4. I would respect the parents and their dd’s wish to give your daughter a gift from the store. Honestly when they sent that amount for their daughter to spend they knew exactly how they wanted to handle the event. They could easily have sent her with a prepurchased less expensive item but choose not to. Buying the dress was their decision....... and a great idea btw. Even though she doesn’t have an American Girl doll, whatever the reason really is, she was able to have the afternoon tea experience as your daughter’s choosen companion. I suspect her parent’s were pleased she was ab
  5. I definitely need to start working on my October Spooky reads. I already have American Demon and We Ride Upon Sticks (both in the reddit thread) already on hold but may not get them in October. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50215350-we-ride-upon-sticks?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=rhV8MJbMBM&rank=1 The Witch of Willow Hall was also mentioned and is availiable. It might just be my spooky read........https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37007910-the-witch-of-willow-hall?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=leJnhoS37t&rank=1
  6. @Æthelthryth the Texan I finished The Lies of Locke Lamora yesterday and totally enjoyed it as an audiobook. In the second half all the bits from the really slow first half came together making the second half was quite good...... I gave it a 4* simply because of the first half. 😉 I never would have made it to the second half in book form but enjoyed this audio enough that I am waiting for the second installment on audio. I sort of need to find out what happens to Locke .....😂. For those who didn’t see my previous Locke Lamora post this trilogy consistently appears on lists of best fantasy t
  7. Not counting the times I have moved back and forth between the same two houses because I have done that since childhood......I used to attend 2 different schools each year. They were the same schools, 1400 miles apart. Childhood........3 diffent houses excluding some temporary places. College.......skipping before marriage........3 apartments/condos after marriage.........9 moves in two countries
  8. I read to my kids a lot at that age.........most days 3 to 4 hours. They turned out just fine.😉 Seriously I think you are doing a great job!
  9. I finished reading the latest in Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway series this morning. I really enjoyed it but doubt someone who did not already love the series would enjoy it. It was very much a book that was carefully crafted to allow fans to catch up with all their favorite characters. 😉 The Lantern Men https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52331359-the-lantern-men used an old story from the fenlands to create a pretty good murder mystery that even had me surprised by the conclusion. The mysterious lights lure people to their deaths in the marshes. I am currently listening to The
  10. The in England situation is that mortgages on rental property are excluded from the deferment schemes, no idea about here. In our area of England there are no apartment rentals from a large corporate entities. That does not exist so pretty much all rentals are owned by normal people and are let through what we would call real estate agents. For many owning(and mortgaging) 2 or 3 flats is their retirement savings. They live off that income so now they owe their mortgage payments and have no money coming in for other essentials. For those living in greater London it is very commo
  11. In England there is an eviction ban that seems to be causing many problems for landlords. They still owe their mortgages etc. while receiving no income.
  12. Unfortunately no Wegman’s! Btw, the Sam’s Club fizzy is not great......actually more like diet fruit soda.
  13. It basically said that the title wouldn’t get you the book you are looking for....well it does for me many times. My book is almost always one of the choices on the drop down menu. During Covid I have been reading though a box of really old (90’s) Harliquins.........many with similar names. I add the author and it comes up. I have been amazed. My GR email recommendations are rather bad but I find the ones to the right of my book ..........I think titled “readers also enjoyed”.........to be really useful. Of couse people like many of us who read quite a variety of genres are
  14. I just ran into this anti Goodreads article https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/social-media/2020/08/better-goodreads-possible-bad-for-books-storygraph-amazon?utm_source=pocket-newtab and have to admit that I don’t find basic Goodreads use all that difficult and not sure if this just isn’t the anti amazon 😉. My saying that means it’s pretty easy.😂 I just type in my title (and author name if I suspect it’s a popular title )there is my book 99% of the time. I get the occasional hilarious recommendation but overall my lists and the ability to sort those lists and shelves is awesome compar
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