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40 LASHES!!!!!! 5 Replies

For the first time in ages I forgot to "RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT!".Anyone else forget? Maybe I should hang a horse shoe over my door or throw some salt over my left shoulder!Hopefully will remember on New Year's Eve!!!!!! Don't want to jinx the entire…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by rapa 4 hours ago.

Mysteries and Detective Action 23 Replies

I really enjoyed The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille. Just enough humor to make it semi-believable!Abandoned Column of Fire after 2 discs on Audiobook.Deep Freeze by John Sandford is my current listen. A Virgil Flowers novelI’m stuck in Accounting…Continue

Started by Carolyn Tewell. Last reply by Carolyn Tewell Dec 4.

2017 National Book Awards posted 4 Replies

Wonder who chose these! I'm not familiar with any of them. Are you?…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by Ioruach Nov 10.

Goodreads Best Historical FICTION nominees 2017 1 Reply

I've read many of these and currently reading the Anita Shreve book. So many good ones but my vote would go to Jamie Ford for LOVE and OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES.The scene is set in Seattle during the time of the 1909 World Fair. Jamie can really tell…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by Ursula Nov 7.

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Comment by grammyk on October 8, 2017 at 11:16am

Grammie Sue, I get 1 e-mail daily from BookBub offering free or inexpensive books.  Occasionally I get another e-mail from them asking if I've read certain books but I am definitely not inundated with mail from them.

Comment by Grammie Sue on October 7, 2017 at 11:29am

Is anyone a part of BookBub? Can you tell me is it good, do they have a lot of ads or send out a lot of email?  Generally what has been your experience with them? 

Comment by grammyk on September 11, 2017 at 5:27pm

Mandy, I am so very late to this conversation, haven't been here in quite some time.  Just want you to know that you have my deepest condolences!

Comment by rapa on July 26, 2017 at 12:34pm
Welcome to doaanka, our newest BOOKOHOLIC Happy reading to you!
Comment by Ursula on July 4, 2017 at 3:27pm

Adding my condolences, Mandy.  Many of us have been in your shoes and know how difficult it is on so many levels.  I second Lip Service's request: Please take good care of yourself.  Take time to heal; Rapa is right that reading does help. Some heartfelt advice form your Bookoholics family.

Comment by Lip Service on June 29, 2017 at 10:07pm

Sorry Mandy for your loss

Being a care giver is a strenuous endeavor, it take a huge toll on a person's physical and mental constitution. Please take good care of yourself

Comment by rapa on June 29, 2017 at 7:39pm
My condolences, Mandy. I can relate to your loss and the years of care giving.You are wise to stay at Otterbein. I wish we had a place like that here. My son has been tranferred to Dallas and will be moving here next week. Will be nice to have some family fairly close.
Keep on reading! It helps!!!
Comment by Mandy Muffin on June 29, 2017 at 7:30pm

I got an E-Mail from Rapa asking for an up date on my personal situation.  Unfortunately, the news is not good.  My wife of 48 years passed on June 11th of congestive heart failure.  It is the culmination of 2 years of decreasing health from a number of ailments.  I have been her constant care giver during this time. As for the moment I have decided to remain in the lovely retirement community of Otterbein in Lebanon, Ohio. My love of reading has not diminished, although I took about 20 days to finish a Taylor Caldwell classic, "Captains and Kings," in the past month. Made into a TV series years ago, the story is about an Irish immigrant who founded an empire of both legitimate and illegitimate business dealings and aspired for his son to be President of the United States. 

Comment by rapa on April 12, 2017 at 9:42pm
Mandy Muffin has let us know that he and his wife are settling into their final retirement home in Ohio. It does have several levels of care in case of need. There's also a golf course! Mandy said he will be back with us as soon as they get settled. Our thoughts will be with them.
Comment by rapa on January 16, 2017 at 6:49pm
CaliforniaNow, I think he's reading it up-side down! He's a wise old owl!!!!

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