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message 1: by Angela, I'm Silverfox lost (new) - added it

Angela | 3555 comments Mod
Buddy read starts 3rd September.


Karishma (karishmanewar) | 1612 comments Spot!


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Always in...


Narilka | 2883 comments In. Can't wait :)


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Excited for this!!


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Downloading now... gonna start early, for sure... need a UF fix that's new to me :)

Still waiting for Sweep the Blade to come out on audio :(


Loriidae | 296 comments Timelord Iain wrote: "Downloading now... gonna start early, for sure... need a UF fix that's new to me :)

Still waiting for Sweep the Blade to come out on audio :("


I was looking for a time frame on their website but of course it's all about this new release.


Narilka | 2883 comments I'm starting just as soon as I finish my current read. Tomorrow or Monday is my guess.


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments @Loriidae: they said 6-8 weeks back in July when the ebook came out...


Karishma (karishmanewar) | 1612 comments I finished this today morning, can't wait to see what you all think about it!


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Karishma wrote: "I finished this today morning, can't wait to see what you all think about it!"

Runa: (view spoiler)

The dog: (view spoiler)

Alessandro: (view spoiler)

^^^ These are all first feelings, safe to read early on... ^^^

Tremayne Face: annoying phrase...

Tremayne herself: (view spoiler)

Linus: (view spoiler)

Nevada: (view spoiler)

Grandma Frieda: (view spoiler)

Arabella: have we ever been told how big her Beastform is before? (view spoiler)

The epilogue: (view spoiler)

^^^ These should be read towards the end of the book... ^^^


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Ooh exciting! I haven't started yet so must NOT click the spoilers.


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Amazon is holding my paperback hostage, according to them, it doesn't release until Sep 5th (even though the ebook is out now!) so I won't get it until Friday. Gutted!


Narilka | 2883 comments I started last night and am about 25% in. This is a tricky case Catalina has picked up.

Through Ch 6 (view spoiler)


Narilka | 2883 comments Charlie wrote: "Amazon is holding my paperback hostage, according to them, it doesn't release until Sep 5th (even though the ebook is out now!) so I won't get it until Friday. Gutted!"

Ouch, that sucks :(


Narilka | 2883 comments Couple pages into Ch 9. Not really a spoiler, but just in case (view spoiler)


Narilka | 2883 comments Random comment (view spoiler)


Narilka | 2883 comments Another random comment (view spoiler)


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Narilka wrote: "Random comment [spoilers removed]"

I have no idea what this is since we don't have it in the UK, I'm assuming (view spoiler)


Loriidae | 296 comments Charlie, now I am grateful we don't have it in Australia either. :)


message 21: by Timelord Iain (last edited Sep 03, 2019 04:04AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Mello Yello is another citrus soda, similar to Mountain Dew... google shows it's actually meant to be Coke's competitor to Pepsi's Mountain Dew...


Narilka | 2883 comments @Charlie & Loriidae (view spoiler)

Hopefully I did that right.


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Mello Yello used to be my soda of choice when going to the movies, before the movie theatres all changed to the touch-screen contraption with all the fruit flavors you can add to sodas at the click of a button... I tried using that thing 2-3x before I decided it was a waste of money, because the flavors leak and make everything taste like ass... now I get an ICEE instead, when I bother going to the movies...


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Timelord Iain wrote: "Mello Yello used to be my soda of choice when going to the movies, before the movie theatres all changed to the touch-screen contraption with all the fruit flavors you can add to sodas at the click..."

So it is essentially lemonade? Because I love lemonade, but I don't think I could drink anything with that name...


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Charlie wrote: "Timelord Iain wrote: "Mello Yello used to be my soda of choice when going to the movies, before the movie theatres all changed to the touch-screen contraption with all the fruit flavors you can add..."

More like essentially Mountain Dew


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Timelord Iain wrote: "Charlie wrote: "Timelord Iain wrote: "Mello Yello used to be my soda of choice when going to the movies, before the movie theatres all changed to the touch-screen contraption with all the fruit fla..."

Never tried Mountain Dew, I'm not even sure you can get it here, I've never looked though. I've realised this whole thread is essentially a pop discussion. I can't wait until my book arrives so I can have something meaningful to say!


message 27: by Timelord Iain (last edited Sep 04, 2019 04:41AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Charlie wrote: "Timelord Iain wrote: "Charlie wrote: "Timelord Iain wrote: "Mello Yello used to be my soda of choice when going to the movies, before the movie theatres all changed to the touch-screen contraption ..."

I have no idea how to describe Mountain Dew... it's one of those flavors invented by soda companies...

I will say, tho, that the very vagueness and poppy aftertaste of Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper, have what made it possible for me to continue drinking them, since I started exploring Diet Sodas, to still have soda sometimes while avoiding drinking calories (my doctor has me calorie counting now, since I weighed in at nearly 380lbs last month... and I've lost 20lbs already, since I started paying attention to how many calories I take in each day)...

Most Diet Sodas taste weird or too different from the original... but when you can't really pinpoint what the taste is in the first place, the soda companies can work some magic... Mountain Dew has dozens/hundreds of flavor fusions on the shelf these days... Livewire, Voltage, Code Red, Baja Blast, Berry Monsoon, Game Fuel, Supernova, Typhoon, VooDew, etc...


Narilka | 2883 comments I finished yesterday. That was over the top fun :)

(view spoiler)


message 29: by Zaara (new)

Zaara | 4270 comments Now I came here because "VooDew" sounds intriguing + I really really REALLY have an insane, delinquent urge to derail this thread for another dozen posts by wearing the dumb face and sweetly asking what an ICEE is...😂😂😂

I had that exact same thought, Charlie!!! What were the folks at Coke thinking bcuz no way in hell I'm putting ANNNNNY'fing called *revolted snort* Mello Yello into my mouth without knowing in detail how the yellow got that way...especially after he described it as being "vague"....
I guess together we nicely grossed Iain out out from drinking his favourite soda for the foreseeable future.
Heh Fin, are you nicely traumatised? Feeling the need to rinse your mouth out with gallons and gallons of water?
*bitchy face*
GOOD!
Congratulations on twenty pounds lost. Well done, man!
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The Ilona Andrews Grotty Soda Thread is in support and solidarity with your aims and ambitions...

Also Charlie I too love lemonade 🍋🍋🍋...all citrus actually...but now since I'm kinda grossed out myself...won't hurt giving up soda for a bit...mind, it's no big loss for me since I get maybe 2-3 Vanilla Coke in a year.
Never heard of VooDew tho..........


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Zaara wrote: "Now I came here because "VooDew" sounds intriguing + I really
really REALLY
have an insane, delinquent urge to derail this thread for another dozen posts by wearing the dumb face and sweetly as..."


An ICEE is a brand of Slushie drink, where they basically churn ice to keep it drinkable and add flavoring... you can get fruit flavors or soda flavors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI-r2...

Most places just have a 3 flavor machine with 2 fruit and a soda... my workplace has Cherry, Blue Raspberry, and Pepsi... the movie theater I go to has Cherry and Mango, I think...


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Zaara wrote: "Now I came here because "VooDew" sounds intriguing + I really
really REALLY
have an insane, delinquent urge to derail this thread for another dozen posts by wearing the dumb face and sweetly as..."


I'm happy with my weight loss... down another 5lbs already, altho I fluctuate... doctor expects my weight loss to slow after 40lbs loss, but to keep going and aim for 60... I figured a month ago, that I would aim for 80 and drop below 300 for the first time since I graduated high school... I was pretty steady at 310 for most of a decade after high school, until my metabolism stopped keeping up...

Next followup with the doctor is in December... he's also watching my blood pressure... has me on meds to lower it... probably won't need the meds if I get my weight down... I'm only 32..................


message 32: by Zaara (new)

Zaara | 4270 comments Zaara wrote: "wearing the dumb face and sweetly asking what an ICEE is..."

Timelord Iain wrote: "An ICEE is a brand of Slushie drink, where they basically churn ice to keep it drinkable and add flavoring... you can get fruit flavors or soda flavors"

😂😂 lookit this...he actually believed it, sent a link n all...haha where is Anni???

No worries Iain, you'll crush the 80 goal. Everyone here knows how you get once you set yourself a challenge.
You're inexorable.
As Death.

No soda until December then *spit oath handshake* that's easy...not so far away. Altho I still feel I got off really light (kinda like how Iain must've felt when I was superspazzing last year about having ten buddy reads 🙈😱 in a month) since I don't ever get soft drinks that much and meanwhile you'll be tempted everyday at work.
Uhhh stay strong, man. Pull your DeathCloak over your head and resist!!!

Timelord Iain wrote: "has me on meds to lower it... probably won't need the meds if I get my weight down... I'm only 32.................. "

Hmmm. Yes. This was what I thought to myself too. Especially if he has you tracking sodium as well as sodas for a few months.

Oh dear 😂😂😂 if you ever make a S Squared Resistance Spreadsheet with all the pies and bars...share it with the Doc...ok...so he can lend it to other people...I know it'll be useful...

@SirAnni...where ARE you, woman? What do you bet Fibar already has some sort of digi counter/tracker to count cals...track sodium...make gold...find new water sources...run the world......😝


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Zaara wrote: "Zaara wrote: "wearing the dumb face and sweetly asking what an ICEE is..."

Timelord Iain wrote: "An ICEE is a brand of Slushie drink, where they basically churn ice to keep it drinkable and add fl..."


They say diet soda isn't really good for you either, but in a pinch, Diet Mt Dew and Diet Dr Pepper are good for giving you/me that soda taste without tasting weird... they taste enough like the original to be enjoyable... I went on a tasting spree last month buying, trying, and throwing away most Diet XXX and XXX Zero sodas... they have 0-10 calories, similar to diet fruit drinks... I also drink diet Green Tea when I want something other than water... I really just explored the juice and flavored water aisles the last couple years...

Re:tracking: I don't really do too much tracking of calories/etc... I did a lot of research early on, and read the labels a lot more now, but in general, I don't need to write everything down because I eat the same things every day...

Banana + Yogurt in the "morning" is 180 calories

Sandwich is 500-600 calories (with the bread I use and a mayo packet)

Toast OR pre-packaged breakfast you crack an egg into is 200-300 calories (the one you supply your own egg for is healthier than the one where scrambled egg liquid comes in a KCUP) (toast could be less calories if I got lower calorie bread/butter)

Cooked meals are 600-800 calorie servings... eaiest long-term meal is chicken boiled in broth + broccoli + 5 minute rick in that absorbed chicken broth + optional corn/mashed potatoes occasionally... flavored with cheese/BBQ sauce mixed in... sometimes I vary it tho

Oranges are 50 calories each... I tried grapes for awhile but like oranges more...

Cheese puff balls are great low calorie snack, too... 4-5 calories each... a handful at a time are usually enough for me, since they get stuck in my teeth...

That's most of the things I mix and match together into 2000-2300 calories per day...

They should rename this thread NOT Sapphire Flames, lol...


message 34: by Zaara (last edited Sep 07, 2019 05:28AM) (new)

Zaara | 4270 comments So he made a list instead....😂😂😂
You just know that if Vriginie were here she would put that sentence with cheese puff balls in bold...
Nah...nobody's here anyway. And this thread/this entire group could do with some good ol' fashioned wake me up chaos from the days of yore...even Satan would agree if he were here....
But he isn't...he's away on vacation/being seduced by SkyNet....😜😝😂


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Definitely been quiet lately... still haven't hit 10,000 comments, despite all my projections months ago, lol... less to say when I'm not doing a BR every day...


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Amazon are the worst!! They didn't deliver my book on Friday and now the projected deliver date says Monday! I pre-ordered ages ago, this is not cool.


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments My book has arrived! I'm 100 pages in and loving it. (view spoiler)


Timelord Iain | 16602 comments Charlie wrote: "My book has arrived! I'm 100 pages in and loving it. Even though this book isn't about Nevada, I'm really into it and feel thoroughly immersed in the world. Catalina is a force to be reckoned with..."

IA bowed to the masses after the outcry when book 2 released... they didn't realize how attached everyone was to Augustine and watching the Baylor's maneuver around his machinations... so they brought him back more in the 3rd book and made sure to use him a bit here...


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Timelord Iain wrote: "Charlie wrote: "My book has arrived! I'm 100 pages in and loving it. Even though this book isn't about Nevada, I'm really into it and feel thoroughly immersed in the world. Catalina is a force to b..."

I'm glad they brought him back, I'm hoping he gets more involved in the case.

148 pages in and that was a great scene! (view spoiler)


Narilka | 2883 comments Charlie wrote: "Timelord Iain wrote: "Charlie wrote: "My book has arrived! I'm 100 pages in and loving it. Even though this book isn't about Nevada, I'm really into it and feel thoroughly immersed in the world. Ca..."

Good catch! All the doggy love :)


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments 245 pages in (view spoiler)


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Finished! (view spoiler)


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Timelord Iain wrote: "Karishma wrote: "I finished this today morning, can't wait to see what you all think about it!"

Runa: [spoilers removed]

The dog: [spoilers removed]

Alessandro: [spoilers removed]

^^^ These are..."


Grandma Freida is amazing, I'd love to see her knitting attemot!

The ending with Alessandro was torture, just communicate already!

Arabella scares me. I'd love a book from her perspective!


Narilka | 2883 comments Charlie wrote: "Finished! ..."

Yay! So glad you enjoyed it :)

I think after Catalina's trilogy is done they may be doing a trilogy for Arabella. I'm soooo looking forward to that.


Charlie (charlieridley) | 4490 comments Narilka wrote: "Charlie wrote: "Finished! ..."

Yay! So glad you enjoyed it :)

I think after Catalina's trilogy is done they may be doing a trilogy for Arabella. I'm soooo looking forward to that."


That would be amazing! I'd also love a grandma Freida prequel trilogy too. All the books in this world are fantastic and I never want it to end. I may even love them as much as KD!


Narilka | 2883 comments I would LOVE a Grandma Freida prequel :D


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