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message 1: by Cici (last edited Sep 01, 2009 09:53AM) (new)

Cici | 379 comments Mod
I'm Cici.
I love to read just like anyone else on Goodreads :) Currently, I am obsessed with mostly young adult books, I cannot get enough of them, though I like to read almost anything.
My interests are my family,my kids, boyfriend, hair, make-up (I'm a hair stylist), interesting people, fun times, and of course reading..
My cousin Jenn and I are on Goodreads all the time and decided to make this group so we have more people to talk to about books, movies or any other interests.


message 2: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Hi everyone who has recently joined! I know me and Cici have been MIA for a few days, but we have had the labor day weekend, and I recently had surgery. I know this site is fairly new and we are just starting to get it up and running, but please hang in there, and remember INTRODUCE YOURSELVES AT LEAST! We love to meet everyone and encourage everyone to feel welcome, because you are! Keep on reading, and share your thoughts with us-- your book may be our next goodread!


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Hello, I am another Jenn, from another dimension. Just kidding, I just liked how that rhymed. I have known CiCi and Jennifer on Goodreads since summertime and I am so happy that they have invited me into their new, fun group! I am a high school teacher, and I often whine about checking papers. But Christmas break is coming, and along with giving my house a super-dooper good clean, I would like to read 3 or 4 books over the break.

I love fiction, but occasionally you will find a good biography on my nightstand. Sometimes not so good, as I found with Maureen McCormack's this summer (I grew up with the Brady Bunch and still have a very odd fascination with them). My To Be Read pile is growing at an exponential rate and I am on a self-imposed spending freeze while I watch it dwindle. At least, this is what I tell myself, but when I see a book I want on the Barnes and Noble bargain shelf, I go nuts! I can't control myself. Same with cake. And cookies. And sometimes Cheetos.


message 4: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
I am so happy to see that you joined our little club! We are small but cozy here. Feel free to post and reply and much or little as you want. Also we do group reads, it started out as one book a month, and has grown to two. But of course this is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL. But it is fun to see everyone's comments. Also we like to see what everyone is reading and how they like it. Most of the people in DBJ (Desperate BookJunkies) are voracious readers and are always looking for a good read! Welcome, and if you ever need anything or have any questions, just send me or cici a message! TTYS

Jennifer


message 5: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Just wanted to say hello to our new members "Jenn" and "D.J. Webber" author of "Oom", which I recommend highly!
We are so glad to have you both in our cozy little group. Please feel free to browse, post or just check in every now and then. Thank you to David (D.J) for joining and allowing us the opportunity to personally pick him and his book apart! All in good fun, of course. Also if anyone has the opportunity you should head on over to D.J's "Oom" page on goodreads.com, and find out how to become an "Oomling"! Take care everyone, keep in touch.

Sincerely,
Jennifer (Your friend, and Moderator)


message 6: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
I'd like to welcome Sanya to DBJ (Desperate BookJunkies). Feel free to browse around, let us know what you are reading, and introduce yourself! We are happy to have ya, if you need anything or have any questions please contact myself (Jennifer Squire) or (Cici) your administrators!


message 7: by D.J. (new)

D.J. Webber (djwebber) | 2 comments Hi Jennifer and everyone,
Merry christmas from Sweden. Thanks for inviting me to the group. I love good books but I don't read enough. I always leave reading until I'm in bed when I'm too tired. I am currently reading non-fiction "Big Bang" by Simon Singh. I'll review it when I'm done. I have also just started Wuthering Heights. I always try and read too many books at once.





message 8: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
David, I am in the process of reading Wuthering Heights, we will have to discuss it sometime.

Sanya,
We have MANY Jodi Piccoult fans in DBJ (Desperate BookJunkies), myself included. My favorite is "Change of Heart", "Mercy", "Handle with Care" and-- of course "My Sister's Keeper" (in no particular order). Which are your favorites?

If you havn't read "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins that would be a great book to expand on. Don't worry about the Monthly Reading for DBJ, its just for fun! :)

Also I am getting ready to read Lovely Bones, after I finish "Roots" Alex Haley (I am almost done) and "Oom" by D.J. Webber (one of our prestigious members) ;)

So feel free to explore the boards, and have fun!



message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Hey Sonya,

Welcome to our little group, might I suggest a book called The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich. I found it infinitly interesting and the characters are well developed. Another of my favorites is called Rococco by Adriana Trigiani and I also love her Big Stone Gap series.

Happy New Year.

Jenn




message 10: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Welcome Jessica! Our group is growing slowly but surely! I am happy to have you. Please feel free to post a little about yourself, and browse some of the other discussion threads. Also remember that we offer an optional group read, but are pretty relaxed on when we decide to read. Also it is completely optional. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me (Jennifer) or Cici (your administrators) and we will be happy to help you out.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Squire


message 11: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Just wanted to welcome Kirsten to our DBJ group! We are happy to have you!

PS-DBJ members, if you have friends on your goodreads profile, consider referring them to our group! The more the merrier!


message 12: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Jess, lol, I usually try to welcome everyone as soon as they are accepted in DBJ. Everyone here is family to me! I am happy that you have been such an active member. I love talking with people and sometimes with such a hectic life as a mom, student, etc. I don't get very much adult communication. SO you guys are my lifeline to the "real" world lol. Take care, and thanks again for joining!


message 13: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten | 5 comments Greetings Desperate Readers - I think I am the new kid on the block so I will just take a moment of your time to introduce myself. Kirsten here - former eighth grade English/American History teacher recently finished my Masters in library science and landed a position as a media specialist (high-tech school librarian) at a middle school in my district. Avid reader - I usually read quite a bit of YA during the school year, but will only read adult titles in my time off. Cici can attest to this - she tried to get me to read The Hunger Games last summer, but I held strong to my Thomas Jefferson Biography. With two adult sons away at school I am soon to become an empty nester when my youngest son heads off to college in the fall. Since I am a broke college mother I do quite a bit of book trading on a site called Paperback Swap.com - Some of you might just love this site - I do

Happy Reading


message 14: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Kirsten, thanks for posting! I am happy to have you. We have all pretty much read the Hunger Games, it was a great book. You will be an interesting addition to our club because you like to read non-fiction, perhaps you might be able to suggest a few that would be enjoyable to those of us who prefer fiction?
I have read a few non-fiction books that were mandatory by school, and every once in awhile I am surprised that I enjoy them. Thanks for joining, and I look forward to "talking" with you throughout our threads and posts!


message 15: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Well everyone I know I have been missing alot lately. Many of you know about the divorce I am currently going through. It has been a very difficult time. I miss you all dearly and I want to thank Jenn our new moderator for stepping up and taking a leadership spot only she could fill. Thank you Jenn. Also please notice I have finally gotten around to adding your name to our DesperateBookJunkie Icon! I apologize for not getting it done sooner, but I am extremely grateful to be able to see it there!

I will be making my way around DBJ again, so to all the wonderful people who make this group special, thank you.

Your Moderator,
Jenna


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

I have missed you Jennifer! I am happy to see a bit of the chipper old you, and I could obviously not fill your shoes as moderator. I hope that there are more good days than bad and that you stay well.

Meanwhile, eat a few cookies (not too many) and don't forget to include yourself in the list of people you need to take care of during this huge transition in your life. Indulge a little, you deserve it.

Have you had a chance to pick up a book lately? I would love to hear what you have to say . . .


message 17: by Lisa S (new)

Lisa S (kasey_k_fan) Hi my name is Lisa and I'm 43 yrs. old. I'm married to the love of my life, Joe for 20 yrs. now. I love to read anything, except for westerns.

Thanks for letting me join.


message 18: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Welcome Lisa! Also I want to welcome Anna,Kerry, Susan, kirsten, and Laura, and my cousin Jeremy who will be a member in a day or so! I am looking forward to sharing our thoughts on current books we are reading! Please start thinking about a possible book for next months group read (for those who would like to participate).

I miss you all dearly-- for the new members please forgive my abrupt absences, my husband and I are going through a divorce after eight years and two affairs (his not mine). Bear with me, but I think of you guys often!

Sincerely,
Jenna your Moderator


message 19: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Jenn wrote: "I have missed you Jennifer! I am happy to see a bit of the chipper old you, and I could obviously not fill your shoes as moderator. I hope that there are more good days than bad and that you stay..."

Oh lord, I tried to take a break and give my husband a chance to spend time with his kids before we move to Alabama. It sounded like a win-win situation for eveyrone at the time. But when i was gone he filed a emergency restraining order against me and i cannot go within 500 feet of him, our children, or our residence... so now we have to battle this out in court. I have been reading but unfortunatly they are not things I can enjoy-- "How to cope with separation and divorce", "Helping your children through difficult divorces", and "Nolo's legal guide to contested divorces"... ugh, my brain is melting! Although I finally started a normal book "The Coffin Dancer" I heard it is amazing. Anyone hear of it?


message 20: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Lisa S wrote: "Hi my name is Lisa and I'm 43 yrs. old. I'm married to the love of my life, Joe for 20 yrs. now. I love to read anything, except for westerns.

Thanks for letting me join."


Dear Lisa,
We are extremely happy to have you in our quaint little family. Please feel free to explore the group and meet the rest of the "junkies" lol. If you ever have questions you can message myself, cici, or jenn, we are the current moderators, and are here to assist you and make this group enjoyable as possible for you!

Sincerely,
Jenna (Moderator)


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Lisa S wrote: "Hi my name is Lisa and I'm 43 yrs. old. I'm married to the love of my life, Joe for 20 yrs. now. I love to read anything, except for westerns.

Thanks for letting me join."


Lisa, I welcome you also. We are a little crazy but mostly harmless. I hope you enjoy participating in the DBJ and that we enhance your reading experiences. We all love The Hunger Games books so far, can we convince you to give them a try??


message 22: by Lisa S (new)

Lisa S (kasey_k_fan) Jenn I will one day, but right now I'm book swamped. LOL


message 23: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Lisa S wrote: "Jenn I will one day, but right now I'm book swamped. LOL"

WE ALL ARE HUN thats why you chose to be a desperate junkie with us ;) at least its a somewhat safe addiction.


message 24: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Id like to welcome Ric, one of my dearest friends, and whom has been an amazing supporter and advocate for me lately. Thank you Ric, and thank you for helping to balance out all the women hormones here, hehehehehhehee. You better watch out :p

MUAHHHHHHHZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ your amazing hun


message 25: by Ric (new)

Ric Morton (ricmorton) | 2 comments LMAO no thank you for giving me a chance to be a small part in your life, and i'm a big boy, i can take care of myself in here lol,,,

muahhhzzz kiss kiss baby


message 26: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
small part? i think your underestimating yourself :p pimp


message 27: by Ric (new)

Ric Morton (ricmorton) | 2 comments well small to start,, with a chance and lots of room to grow lol


message 28: by Cici (new)

Cici | 379 comments Mod
welcome to our group, Ric and nice to meet you.


message 29: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
I am so happy to see all the new members! Please remember to leave a small post about yourself because to me and the other moderators you are our family!
If you ever need anything please just contact Cici, Jenn or myself (Jenna) and we will be happy to assist you, or just chat. For those of you who are new and have not yet met me (Muahahhaa) I am going through some serious real life drama that truly puts the quote "Truth is stranger than fiction" to the test, I have been a little MIA, but please please add me to your friends list, and feel free to explore and make friends, everyone here is amazing and funny. I love you all and miss you guys!
Sincerely,
Jenna


message 30: by Curt (new)

Curt | 6 comments Hmmm,where to begin,guess for starters my name is Curt im 26,curently employed byt the United States Marines,and gettin ready to be deployed on my 7th tour,love cooking and anything outdoors,and love to read n learn bout new things n expand my knowledge.Thats bout it for now,hope u find this info somewhat usefull and informational bout me,if u wanna know anything else,feel free to ask,happy readin


message 31: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Curt,
Welcome to Desperate BookJunkies (DBJ)! We love to see some men who are brave enough to trench the waters of our closely knitted primarily female group lol.
Now since youve talked about cooking we would all like something specially prepared for our group, perhaps a drink?

PS- All members, please welcome Curt, he is a personal friend of mine and has been a strong supporter for me during my divorce and fight for my children. THank you Curt.

Your Friend and Moderator,

Jenna


message 32: by Cici (new)

Cici | 379 comments Mod
Curt wrote: "Hmmm,where to begin,guess for starters my name is Curt im 26,curently employed byt the United States Marines,and gettin ready to be deployed on my 7th tour,love cooking and anything outdoors,and lo..."

hi curt! thanks for joining! what are your favorite foods to cook?? I love food :)


message 33: by Curt (new)

Curt | 6 comments Cici wrote: "Curt wrote: "Hmmm,where to begin,guess for starters my name is Curt im 26,curently employed byt the United States Marines,and gettin ready to be deployed on my 7th tour,love cooking and anything ou..."

thats a toughy,italian,asian foods,american,petty much anything u want i can cook


message 34: by Cici (last edited Apr 29, 2010 06:20PM) (new)

Cici | 379 comments Mod
Curt wrote: "Cici wrote: "Curt wrote: "Hmmm,where to begin,guess for starters my name is Curt im 26,curently employed byt the United States Marines,and gettin ready to be deployed on my 7th tour,love cooking an..."

mmmm...yummy, I'm totally into pasta lately! I can only cook certain things awesome, like my tilapia and veggies I make it the best and my pot roast is amazing and I make heavenly malts and thats probably about it, hahah


message 35: by Curt (new)

Curt | 6 comments Cici wrote: "Curt wrote: "Cici wrote: "Curt wrote: "Hmmm,where to begin,guess for starters my name is Curt im 26,curently employed byt the United States Marines,and gettin ready to be deployed on my 7th tour,lo..."

ill miss a good home cooked meal,ill be eatin MRE's for the next 8 to 12 months when im deployed


message 36: by Cici (new)

Cici | 379 comments Mod
Oh and tacos, but who can't make tacos?? I'm not a huge fan of chicken unless it doesn't taste like chicken, I'm definetly a beef girl


message 37: by Steven (new)

Steven (tbones) | 592 comments Hey all you happy book reading people like me :o)
It's Steve the pirate or cop if you saw my last pic I had up...I keep changing like a shapeshifting wackadoo. I went from cop to pirate cause I thought geez both are occupations that involve drinking right. I mean rum, scotch whatever.
Anyway's I had those MRE's one time. My brother in-law gave me some back when he was in the air force and let me tell ya those things really give ya the runs oh my god...not funny at all...I'll take Cici's tacos Curt...I think they give them to you while you are deployed so you will get so ticked off and missing good old home cooked food that you'll get the job done that much quicker over there dang it. Maybe what we need to do is send you over there with some tacos and some of Paula Dean's cooking and show those terrorists what they are missin if they keep going and blowing themselves up. Personally the last person I'd give an MRE to is a Marine. I mean is our government just looking to piss off there craziest meanest bunch of gun toting military personel or what
Hey Curt maybe instead of phone cards being sent to the troops it should be gift cards to the Olive Garden or Red Robin for when you all get back.


message 38: by Steven (new)

Steven (tbones) | 592 comments Oh and as for chicken or beef...I'm a gluttonous shmuckadoo and I'm going with...both :o)


message 39: by Cici (new)

Cici | 379 comments Mod
What are MRE's?? Is that the military powder dry food that you mic. and it turns into a meal??


message 40: by Steven (new)

Steven (tbones) | 592 comments MRE stands for Meals Ready To Eat and they come in a air tight brown package...they really ain't too bad but I think our military deserves better...personally


message 41: by Curt (new)

Curt | 6 comments Just wanted to update everyone,this will be my last post for awhile,due to me bein deployed in less than an 1 hr for 8 to 12 months,i will be readin n keepin everyone updated,wish u all the best,happy readin!!!!


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome to our group Curt. Thanks for all you do for us in the military and stay safe.

If you get a chance to log on and you need/want stuff sent out, leave info for us to send it and we'll get it together for you and we will make sure it happens.


message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome to our group Steven. Have you read Pirate Latitudes yet? I only ask because . . . well, you see the connection.


message 44: by Steven (new)

Steven (tbones) | 592 comments Hey Curt, best wishes over there and a safe return. I hope they let you read a bit over there and don't pile those MREs on too much.

Jenn, I haven't read Pirate Latitudes yet but I did buy a copy. I am a big time Crichton fan and wish that guy was still around, and yes I saw the connection...you so funny :o)


message 45: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Steven wrote: "Hey Curt, best wishes over there and a safe return. I hope they let you read a bit over there and don't pile those MREs on too much.

Jenn, I haven't read Pirate Latitudes yet but I did buy a c..."


OHHHH, I cant wait to read Pirate Latitudes... we should read together, if I can get my nose out of the legal books! Someone save me!


message 46: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Cici wrote: "What are MRE's?? Is that the military powder dry food that you mic. and it turns into a meal??"

Yep pretty much, its like a packet of food, that you put in one of those pouches that you twist and they heat up...thats how you heat ur dinner lol. the drink is a packet that you pour in water. dessert usually is like a cookie, an oreo, or something.


message 47: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Curt,
I will keep everyone updated on your safety as you message me from your deployment. We wish you a safe return, and we are all praying for you!
Muah!
And if i dont hear from you minimum once a week, imma take off my stilletto and come after u! grrrrr.
lol
dont mess with this crazy woman!

Love ya,
Jenna


message 48: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
Steven wrote: "Hey all you happy book reading people like me :o)
It's Steve the pirate or cop if you saw my last pic I had up...I keep changing like a shapeshifting wackadoo. I went from cop to pirate cause I t..."


LMAO toooo funny! Curt is all about food, he is a wonderful culinary chef, he worked at Olive Garden and can make my personal fav "stuffed chicken marsala" MMMM i can feel my butt expanding as I think about it...


message 49: by Jennifer, Owner/Moderator (new)

Jennifer (desperatebookjunkie) | 205 comments Mod
PS-BEWARE THIS COMMENT IS EXTREMELY PERVERTED AND SHOULD NOT BE READ BY THE EASILY OFFENDED, IT WAS MADE BY A WOMAN WHO HAS NOT HAD ANY ACTION IN A LONG TIME UNLESS U COUNT ENVISIONING ALL THE ACTION IN HER ROMANCE NOVELS: RIC I APOLOGIZE FOR USING YOU AS MY "MAN ACTION"-- YOU MADE IT WAY TO EASY-- I COULDNT PASS IT UP!

Ric wrote: "well small to start,, with a chance and lots of room to grow lol"


Ric, are we still talking about the same thing ;) I dont think it ever started out small, although if it grows any bigger I might be a lil scared. But I think ill take you up on the offer, umm if we are talkin bout the same thing LOL

Muah,
Jenna


message 50: by Cici (new)

Cici | 379 comments Mod
Jennifer wrote: "Cici wrote: "What are MRE's?? Is that the military powder dry food that you mic. and it turns into a meal??"

Yep pretty much, its like a packet of food, that you put in one of those pouches that..."


sounds not so yummy.


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