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message 1: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments I am repeating this thread for everyone in Goodreads

I'm a fool. An old fool who didn't read the rules and made several people angry who didn't deserve it. I need to apologize to all who were in on the thread yesterday (March 18, 2009) regarding my spamming my new book. You were right Fiona, I didn't pay attention to the rules, and I took advantage of you all. Please accept my sincere apologies.

Forgive an old man his ignorance.




Elizabeth (Alaska) I missed the thread, FD, but thanks for coming here to apologize anyway. And, if you're a reader, and I suspect you are, welcome to the group. We'd be glad to know what you read and what you think about what you read.


message 3: by Allison (new)

Allison (inconceivably) FD, glad to see you are contributing to the site!




message 4: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments Again Ms. Fiona... I'm not a spammer. I just wanted to get the word out and I unfortunately put it in the wrong place. Of course, I've been accused of putting things in the wrong place for years.

Fiona wrote: "Hi FD - thanks for coming back and to prove us wrong!

I'm sorry too if I went over the top, perhaps. Though please understand that most, really are just genuine spammers, make an advertisement for..."





message 5: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments Oh. It was wonderful. I lived through Vietnam, but was almost killed by the members of this group for spamming my new book.

Elizabeth wrote: "I missed the thread, FD, but thanks for coming here to apologize anyway. And, if you're a reader, and I suspect you are, welcome to the group. We'd be glad to know what you read and what you think ..."




message 6: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachelsessum) | 856 comments Nothing like a little spam to bring out the Charlie in me... Well, it's good to have you back with us. You even manage to have a good sense of humor about the tarring and feathering! That is quite a feat.


message 7: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments Well, if ya can't beat um...


message 8: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments Thank you. I am humbled by your patience and kindness.


message 9: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 163 comments Miss a single day on Good Reads and you feel like you fell through the looking glass!


message 10: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments Well then Brenda, let me catch you up:

I posted a spam about my new book, nobody liked it, everyone tried to have me killed, and then I apologized.

Now you're caught up.


message 11: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachelsessum) | 856 comments This is a pretty good group of people too. Just to recommend a couple of threads to really start getting to know people:

Pretty much anything in the fun and games section. I personally enjoy "The Person Below Me" thread.

Definitely introduce yourself in The Newbies Corner. I would recommend not mentioning your book though, because there is a good chance that you will get spammed back into Hell by someone else. But mention that you are a writer and tell us about yourself.

Um... Just poke around. That's all I've got.


message 12: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments Thanks again to all of you. I feel welcome and humbled.



Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1736 comments Welcome, and I hope you enjoy the group, Frank.


message 14: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments I beleive I will


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Wow! I missed a lot.

Frank: just come in here read and chat with us. We are a good group!

Welcome!


message 16: by Hayes (new)

Hayes (hayes13) Hi Frank, welcome!!


message 17: by April (new)

April (booksandwine) | 954 comments Hello! Welcome to the group. What sort of books do you enjoy reading?


message 18: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments I read mostly espionage, spys and police novels. I'm a former law enforcement officer and I kind of draw from that to write.


message 19: by April (new)

April (booksandwine) | 954 comments Frank wrote: "I read mostly espionage, spys and police novels. I'm a former law enforcement officer and I kind of draw from that to write."

How exciting. That's not really my cup of tea, but my boyfriend is mad for that stuff, he reads a lot of John Grisham, some true crime things, and forensic books.

Have you read any of the James Bond books?


message 20: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments Oh yeah.. Ian Fleming is the god father of the spy genre. He was a spy for the British during WW-II.

April wrote: "Frank wrote: "I read mostly espionage, spys and police novels. I'm a former law enforcement officer and I kind of draw from that to write."

How exciting. That's not really my cup of tea, but my..."





message 21: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments No. le Carr'e isn't my interest. I did "see" the constant gardner, and if the book is anything like the movie, then I may have missed out on something great.

Fiona wrote: "I got Casino Royale to read. I was gonna read it before I saw the film but forgot. The books are better and less... stupid then the films right?

Have you read any le Carré? I read The Constant gar..."





message 22: by F.D. (new)

F.D. Crandall (fdcrandall) | 85 comments As for the comparison of the book to the film, with the exception "the Choir Boys" by Joseph Wombaugh, most of the movies are merely "based" on the books, which means they took extreme license with their interpretation of the book.

Fiona wrote: "I got Casino Royale to read. I was gonna read it before I saw the film but forgot. The books are better and less... stupid then the films right?

Have you read any le Carré? I read The Constant gar..."





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