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Old 06-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #1481
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In Junior High School, I had the opportunity to work in the library during my free period. The librarian asked me what I was most interested in and I told her horses. She gave me a book, "Frog, The Horse Who Knew No Master" and I've been an avid reader ever since.
thanks to everyone for the slew of fine book ideas. zhizara, your s.p.meeks book is out of print, and very pricey if you want a copy in nice shape from what i'm seeing. so for now i've sent my "meh" reader a horse book by annie wedekind. but i will not give up on my search for this elusive arabian horse book that is said to read like a cross between hemingway and dorothy lyons. how could i?
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:38 PM   #1482
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Well, I did it. I had a Kindle in my wish list along with a couple crocks (for the French onion soup I intend to make), but I needed a toner cartridge so visited Amazon... and we all know how that goes, lol.
I will be a Kindling fool before long, or would that be kindred spirit...
congrats! another literary love affair has been launched!
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:46 PM   #1483
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I'm not much of a reader, but I do enjoy playing Word With Friends or Scrabble over the internet.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:57 PM   #1484
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I'm not much of a reader, but I do enjoy playing Word With Friends or Scrabble over the internet.

I'm addicted to words with friends.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:58 PM   #1485
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I'm not much of a reader, but I do enjoy playing Word With Friends or Scrabble over the internet.
have you checked out wordsquaredcom? it's become my favorite way to indulge my scrabble cravings.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:45 PM   #1486
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I bought Ruth Rendell's, End In Tears. I just love her books.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:09 PM   #1487
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That's good to find out. Think I'll tune in later this morning. Way back when, I was glued to the set watching the OJ trial spin out - recorded a good bit of it, but for some reason haven't really wished to revisit that unhappy bit of history. These cases are stranger than fiction, aren't they?

One of the Body Farm novels was Bones of Betrayal, which led to my doing Google time on the secret doings there in East TN when they were rushing to develop the atomic bomb. Ver-r-r-y interesting.
i chose to start with bones of betrayal because of the manhattan project connection. so i'm deep into this harrowing tale and less fixated on the casey trial. actually, i'm ready for it to end, already. i just hope casey never has the chance to give birth to another child....
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:10 PM   #1488
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Which version did you get? And you won't be sorry, they have EXCELLENT customer service (did I tell you my tales of woe...I'm on my 3rd Kindle since Feb) and shipping is FAST.
I got the $139 version, Alix. I'll have to read your thread. I'm usually pretty lucky with electronics purchases, so I'm probably due to get a dud one of these times. Maybe not though. I'm reading the users guide (kind of) right now, inbetween watching a movie and posting here
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I got the $139 version, Alix. I'll have to read your thread. I'm usually pretty lucky with electronics purchases, so I'm probably due to get a dud one of these times. Maybe not though. I'm reading the users guide (kind of) right now, inbetween watching a movie and posting here
The $139 one is the one I have. Its really pretty idiot proof thank goodness. You can even set it up to post to Twitter or Facebook when you finish a book. There are also some games that are preloaded on it. Minesweeper is on there. I haven't found the others yet. Enjoy!!
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