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Reuniting members of the group  Bookoholics, and welcoming new members who love to read and talk about what they're reading.

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Can Reading Make You Happier?

An article from the New Yorker magazinehttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/can-reading-make-you-happierAfter WW1 traumatized soldiers were…Continue

Started by Lip Service Apr 2.

2021 READS 6 Replies

Just finished Alice Hoffman’s THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITE’S!The publisher describes this as “A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the Father of…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by rapa Mar 7.

CURRENT READS. 97 Replies

Recently read a really different book MY LOVELY WIFE.  If you enjoy stories about serial murders you’ll be startled at this story. Can’t remember the author but please Goggle it. Today picked up a right off the press book  THE WIVES  by Tarryn…Continue

Started by rapa. Last reply by Slopok Nov 29, 2020.

Pandemic Books

In these trying times do you find yourself wanting to read fiction books about pandemics?I came across two such recently published books written before COVID-19:Wanderers by Chuck Wendig written before the pandemic but has eerie flashes of some…Continue

Started by Lip Service Sep 11, 2020.

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Comment by rapa on December 31, 2020 at 12:36pm

Reminder to remember to “RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT” tonight before cheering “HAPPY NEW YEAR!”

Wishing the world a much healthier 2021!  

See you next year!!!!!!.......rapa

Comment by Lip Service on December 11, 2020 at 5:22am

Please welcome our new member Lynn Patton

Hello Lynn, make yourself at home

Comment by rapa on December 8, 2020 at 9:00am

Yes, Marcia, the Christmas Poem appeared on Facebook with “Author unknown”!  I thought it worth sharing with our BOOKOHOLICS!  KUDOS to the unknown author!

Comment by Marcia Rawlyk on December 8, 2020 at 8:36am

I saw this on Facebook. How true.

Comment by Lip Service on December 7, 2020 at 9:32pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Rapa

 T'was a month before Christmas,

 And all through the town,

 People wore masks,

 That covered their frown.

 The frown had begun

 Way back in the Spring,

 When a global pandemic

 Changed everything.

 They called it corona,

 But unlike the beer,

 It didn’t bring good times,

 It didn’t bring cheer.

 Airplanes were grounded,

 Travel was banned.

 Borders were closed

 By air, sea and land.

 The world entered lockdown

 To flatten the curve,

 The economy halted,

 And folks lost their nerve.

 From March to July

 We rode the first wave,

 People stayed home,

 They tried to behave.

 When summer emerged

 The lockdown was lifted.

 But away from caution,

 Many folks drifted.

 Now it’s December,

 And cases are spiking,

 Wave two has arrived,

 Much to our disliking.

(to be continued)

Comment by Lip Service on December 7, 2020 at 9:30pm

(continued)

It’s true that this year

 Had sadness a plenty,

 We’ll never forget

 The year 2020.

 And just ‘round the corner -

 The holiday season,

 But why be merry?

 Is there even one reason?

 To decorate the house

 And put up the tree,

 Who will see it,:

 No one but me.

 But outside my window

 The snow gently falls,

 And I think to myself,

 Let’s deck the halls!

 So, I gather the ribbon,

 The garland and bows,

 As I play those old carols,

 My happiness grows.

 Christmas is not cancelled

 And neither is hope.

 If we lean on each other,

 I know we can cope

Comment by grammyk on November 10, 2020 at 7:37am

Welcome, Marcia!  It's good to see you here!

Comment by Lip Service on November 9, 2020 at 10:04pm

Welcome our new member Marcia Rawlyk

Comment by Lyn on November 1, 2020 at 9:54am

Comment by rapa on October 31, 2020 at 8:32pm

RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT night as well as turn back your clocks.  Also, did you see the glorious full BLUE MOON?

 

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