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message 1: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Yes, I slept through my alarm, but I finally woke up. Now I'm ready to read. I'm starting with That Old Flame of Mine, a cozy mystery that I should be reading for another group. So, what's everyone else reading? Or eating and drinking? I think I need some tea. After raining the last two days the temperature has dropped into the low 50's. I hope that means the heat is gone, but I doubt it.


message 2: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3533 comments Starting with The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story for book to movie category. And now I am craving for a cup of green tea. Guess I will have to get up and make one. Nooo, serious reading time loss. That reminds me I should start with an audiobook as well to save time.


message 3: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47903 comments I'm not going to be able to start reading for another 3 hours. I was hoping I would get to read for 1/2 hour or so during my lunch break, but somehow it zipped away and it's time to go back to work. Happy reading everyone.


message 4: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18169 comments Enjoy your reads people. I'm home alone so I've just opened up a bottle of Cobra beer to quench my thirst (more like to steady my nerves while i read my spooky book). Tucked up next to the woodburner. I love my cosy boat.


message 5: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 401 comments Sarah wrote: "Enjoy your reads people. I'm home alone so I've just opened up a bottle of Cobra beer to quench my thirst (more like to steady my nerves while i read my spooky book). Tucked up next to the woodburn..."

Oh man. That sounds simply perfect in every aspect.


message 6: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments I have to agree that Sarah's situation sounds perfect.


message 7: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3533 comments Sarah, would you like some company? I think a lot of us are ready to join you.


message 8: by Almeta (last edited Oct 23, 2016 12:58AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10085 comments What's up with PhotoBucket? Can't post any fun pictures! Apparently it is a Goodreads problem!

Took a break mid-book for a couple Cuba Libres and Shrimp Cocktail.

Almost done with my first read.

Switching to iced tea. Need. To. Stay. Alert!


message 9: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13183 comments Almeta, I was having trouble with photobucket too. I tried several times and finally gave up. I thought it was just me!


message 10: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18169 comments Sure why not. Although I'm not sure how many of you i could fit in my boat. Now that sounds like a challenge. I wonder if there are any narrowboat related world recordss?! Hmm.

Photobucket was annoying the crap out of me when i was trying to post badges the last couple of days.

I had an embarrassingly late breakfast/brunch/lunch and it was a big one. I was so stuffed that i couldn't face dinner. But i should ewt something. So I'm just grazing on some fresh bread and butter and some antipasti.


message 11: by Lisa (last edited Oct 22, 2016 01:42PM) (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Photobucket is annoying me too. You would think they would have fixed it by now, seeing as it has been playing up for the past few days.

I have nearly finished my first book.


message 12: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47903 comments It might be Goodreads having the problem and not Photobucket. I tried using the img src html coding and got an image error.


message 13: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47903 comments I'm about to dive into my first book, Playing with Fire if I don't fall asleep first.

I'm debating whether I want tea or something stronger. Maybe I'll start with tea and then progress... or regress. Hehehe!


message 14: by Mariab (new)

Mariab | 3059 comments I have to share this with you (specially the canadians...), an extract form my book Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages:
"In 1939, during a trip across Canada, King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, were greeted by Canadian prime minister MacKenzie King. The mayor of Winnipeg and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. John Queen, also greeted them. So in a bizarre but true variation of Abbott and Costello’s famous “Who’s on First” routine, here is a partial transcript from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announcement of the event:
There’s the King—he’s stepping out, followed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, nattily attired in a silver coat. Mr. King is now shaking hands with the King and introducing Mr. Queen to the King and Queen and then Mrs. Queen to the Queen and King. They are now proceeding up the steps to the well-decorated City Hall, the King and Mr. King together, with the Queen being escorted by Mrs. Queen…. The King leaves Mr. King and goes to Mrs. Queen, and the Queen and Mr. King follow behind…"


message 15: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Janice wrote: "It might be Goodreads having the problem and not Photobucket. I tried using the img src html coding and got an image error."

I got an error with the coding too. We'll have to wait and see if either one starts to work later.


message 16: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16851 comments Morning all. Working through social media and such with a coffee and off to start.

Remember, if you're posting about the toppler on other sites that uses hashtags, mark your posts with #tbrtoppler


message 17: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Sounds like a fun book, Mariab. This is the first book of the Toppler to be added to my tbr (but surely not the last).


message 18: by Mariab (new)

Mariab | 3059 comments hey! my book refers to "The Wizard of Oz"

"You’re Not in Kansas Anymore
They’re some of the most famous footwear in history—the ruby red slippers Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz. But in L. Frank Baum’s original novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), he had her wearing silver slippers. So why did they change it in the movie? Because, when shot in Technicolor, red looked more brilliant than silver.!"


message 19: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47903 comments Rusalka wrote: "Morning all. Working through social media and such with a coffee and off to start.

Remember, if you're posting about the toppler on other sites that uses hashtags, mark your posts with #tbrtoppler"


Thanks for the reminder, Rusalka. First tweet has gone out.


message 20: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Well, so much for reading. I have a lot to catch up on. I went out to get some dinner and ended up going to Big Lots for some headphones and they had a special on dog food and treats. Jingo is a very happy dog seeing all is treats. Then I hit the liquor store because I wanted some claret - I've decided to drink something that's being drank in a book I'm reading. I was disappointed to learn claret is a red wine, so I got a bottle of port and some single malt scotch - a sampler with 4 different types of Glenmorangie. I've always wanted to like scotch, so this is a great start.


message 21: by Mariab (new)

Mariab | 3059 comments jaxnsmom wrote: "Well, so much for reading. I have a lot to catch up on. I went out to get some dinner and ended up going to Big Lots for some headphones and they had a special on dog food and treats. Jingo is a ve..."

Yummy!


message 22: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47903 comments A wee glass of port sounds good right about now.


message 23: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47903 comments Mariab wrote: "I have to share this with you (specially the canadians...), an extract form my book Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages:
"In 1939..."


Hilarious! It wouldn't be believed in a movie, would it?


message 24: by Casceil (new)

Casceil | 2615 comments Only if the movie were a comedy.


message 25: by Rusalka, Moderator (last edited Oct 22, 2016 10:57PM) (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16851 comments How interesting about the ruby slippers!

I have sat amongst the boysenberry bushes in the garden with a boysencider for the tippler, until big fat blobs of rain fell on my head.

Good timing though as reading about all these daiquiris in the Caribbean is making me miss the place, and need a daiquiri myself. Luckily i just bought a whole heap of strawberries at the market with the super expensive milk.


message 26: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Janice wrote: "A wee glass of port sounds good right about now."

A wee glass indeed. I'm on my second mug :) I have to get some appropriate glassware :) Apparently I'm not going to be a scotch drinker since I made some indecipherable noises with my first sip, while on the phone with my sister. I'm thinking about gulping some to see if there's just a nice warmth left.

I just found a new way to have my scotch - The Godfather is a duo made of equal parts Scotch whisky and amaretto. Typically, the drink is served on the rocks in an old fashioned glass. Ok, see if the liquor store is open tomorrow and go get some glasses. I can't wait to try this! Maybe I'll become an alcoholic beverage connoisseur when my job ends. ☺

Or maybe one of these:

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/1744/dr...

Forget the Whiskey Paralyzer - it uses root beer which I really don't like.
Anybody have a favorite?


message 27: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16851 comments Lexx likes whiskey sours. And appropriate glasswear is overrated. I'm also a big fan of substitution in internet cocktails.

A lot of people drink scotch and coke here, but you don't mix Glenmoraghie. Particularly if you've forked out for it. It's a highland scotch, which I like more than others (not a scotch drinker) so not so smoky/peaty. You might just need a bit to get used to it, some drinks I find I need to give a couple of goes to get used to.

Although, you know, you can ignore me and give some of these a go https://www.buzzfeed.com/emofly/delic...


message 28: by Almeta (last edited Oct 23, 2016 01:26AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10085 comments jaxnsmom wrote: "....Apparently I'm not going to be a scotch drinker since I made some indecipherable noises with my first sip, while on the phone with my sister. I'm thinking about gulping some to see if there's just a nice warmth left. ..."

My father was a Scotch drinker, so I tried to acquire a taste for it myself and never did. He and I would occasionally have an after dinner Drambuie. Which is a Scotch derived liqueur that I like.

I chose my first drink (still my favorite) through listening to my mother's old 78s. The Andrew Sisters sang Rum and Coca Cola.


message 29: by Camilla (new)

Camilla | 1977 comments Uhhh, I don't like whisky at all, urgh! So combined with Amaretto, which is another no-no for me, it sounds perfectly horrible. Luckily for me, the mulled wine season has started here, I love me some mulled wine, preferably strengthened with a dash of vodka. Need to have some tonight (it's only 11.20 am here, so a little bit early for that, LOL!).


message 30: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18169 comments Whilst in Vienna, we went to a whiskey bar. They had over 1000 different whiskeys from around the world. I didn't even know there were that many whiskeys. They had a menu of them all. I chose the least pronouncable one. It was really smooth, didn't burn your throat or make my eyes water like some. It was a bit smoky though which i was less keen on. So i need to find one which is smooth, not burny, not smoky. Then i might quite like whiskey.

I'm up and awake early-ish. It's my birthday today :-) Thought I'd get some reading in before my partner gets up then we have to do stuff. I had hoped i could have a shower for my birthday but we're still a little way off it being completed. Perhaps next weekend.


message 31: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10085 comments pee yew Sarah!

Happy Birthday!

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message 32: by Camilla (new)

Camilla | 1977 comments Happy birthday Sarah!!!


message 33: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Happy Birthday, Sarah! Have a great day!


message 34: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 1818 comments Happy birthday, Sarah!


message 35: by Roz (new)

Roz | 3561 comments Happy birthday Sarah. Do something outrageous!


message 36: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3533 comments Happy Birthday, Sarah!


message 37: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16851 comments Happy happy birthday!


message 38: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Rusalka wrote: "Lexx likes whiskey sours. And appropriate glasswear is overrated. I'm also a big fan of substitution in internet cocktails.

A lot of people drink scotch and coke here, but you don't mix Glenmoragh..."


I have large glassware that would make three fingers of scotch or a glass of port look puny so it makes it too tempting to make a large drink :)

I was specifically looking for a single malt highland scotch, and I do feel really bad about wanting to mix it, but I thought that might ease me into having it straight. I completely forgot about whiskey sours.


message 39: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Hope you have a great birthday, Sarah!


message 40: by Mariab (new)

Mariab | 3059 comments Sarah wrote: "Whilst in Vienna, we went to a whiskey bar. They had over 1000 different whiskeys from around the world. I didn't even know there were that many whiskeys. They had a menu of them all. I chose the l..."

Happy birthday!!!


message 41: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47903 comments jaxnsmom wrote: "Janice wrote: "A wee glass of port sounds good right about now."

A wee glass indeed. I'm on my second mug :) I have to get some appropriate glassware :) Apparently I'm not going to be a scotch dri..."


I opted for the tea. My asthma is out of control right now and the heat and steam may help, I don't know.

I have little crystal shot glasses I use for port. Mugs are for coffee, LOL!


message 42: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3533 comments Made myself a cup of kahwa, settled with some snacks. Now to find my next read.


message 43: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47903 comments Appropriate glassware... Port is a sipping wine and I find drinking it from a shot glass enhances my enjoyment of it.

I mistakenly served it one time at a book club meeting. One of the girls announced, "I love port", and proceeded to pour copious amounts into a Cabernet Sauvignon wine glass - you know THE BIG ONES! There went about $20 worth of port into one glass. Next time I host book club, the port is being hidden.


message 44: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 3533 comments Uh oh, Janice. Good idea.


message 45: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18169 comments Thank guys. Ooh cake! I did have cake in reality too, although no candles. A nice white chocolate and raspberry muffin, with a cappuccino this afternoon. I got a bit of reading done this morning. Just download X-men Apocalypse to watch this evening which I'm excited about (love X-men) and my partner has just gone to collect our Indian takeaway. Happy days!


message 46: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47903 comments Yum! My mouth is watering - white chocolate/raspberry and cappuccino. Sounds like you're having a relaxing birthday.


message 47: by Annerlee (last edited Oct 23, 2016 02:48PM) (new)

Annerlee | 2695 comments Sarah wrote: "Thank guys. Ooh cake! I did have cake in reality too, although no candles. A nice white chocolate and raspberry muffin, with a cappuccino this afternoon..."

Hey Sarah... Happy Birthday!! it's my birthday today too!!

For cake, I had a choice between black forest gateau and Apple Strudel.... I had a piece of both ; ) yum !!


message 48: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18169 comments Snap! Happy birthday to you too Annerlee!


message 49: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 13183 comments Sounds like a great birthday, Sarah!

Happy birthday, Annerlee!


message 50: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8271 comments Janice wrote: "I opted for the tea. My asthma is out of control right now and the heat and steam may help, I don't know.

I have little crystal shot glasses I use for port. Mugs are for coffee, LOL!"


I hope the tea helped with the asthma. My mugs are for everything but coffee since I don't drink that :)


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