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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Oct 23, 2009 08:14AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Thought I'll keep track of everybody's birthday, so we can greet them during them properly. Furthermore, who knows, I might incorporate them in a challenge...*grins*

January
1 - Jane
11 - JenMcJ
16 - Barbara
17 - Melinda
24 - Felisha
31 - Karyn
31 - Delitealex

February
2 - Jodz
2 - Amanda(amandine)
7 - Margaret
9 - Veronica
14 - LibraryLass
17 - Saranda
18 - Natsrushan
20 - Sallie
24 - Nancy
24 - Photojim

March
2 - Danielle
4 - Danielle
9 - Fanip
18 - BJ Rose
21 - Christel
27 - ExoticRouge

April
1 - Sarah
8 - Michelle
11 - Jamie
14 - Jacqueline
25 - Tasha
27 - Lindy Lane
29 - Shanon
29 - Karen
29 - Jayne
29 - Judah

May
5 - Nichole
5 - Southpaw285
6 - Jackie
8 - Emily
9 - Melody
9 - Keyona
10 - Shazzy
11 - Isis FG
11 - Lady Ozma
11 - Lori M-K
17 - Tosca
18 - Stephanie
22 - Diandra
23 - Hillary
23 - Dina
24 - Amanda
24 - Collette
29 - BriansGirl
29 - Ophelia
31 - Kenjii

June
3 - Courtney
4 - Mel
8 - Aileen
8 - Lori
9 - Karen
11 - Cheryl
12 - Moss
12 - Mary Ellen
18 - Ori
20 - Michelle R
23 - Liz
25 - Joelle
28 - Hilda
28 - Meme

July
5 - Paula
10 - Jes
10 - Stephanie
13 - Lori
14 - Christina
18 - Kathy
22 - Kristen
23 - Wendy
25 - Nikki,

August
3 - Purple
3 - Samantha
12 - Ruth
12 - New_User
12 - Yz
15 - Julie (Mom2lnb)
16 - Christie
17 - Daisiemae
23 - Sarah
27 - Plataso827
28 - Grain de Beaute
28 - Whistledom
30 - Lara

September
4 - Jeanne
7 - Jael
8 - Toni
9 - Anya
10 - colleen
11 - Kel
11 - Jessi
12 - Heather
13 - Melinda
17 - Tammy
17 - Stephanie
18 - Sherrill
22 - B
22 - Pamela
24 - Annie
28 - Laura

October
2 - Tricia
4 - Michelle
7 - Amy
7 - Corrupt
8 - Zarifina
10 - Auntee
10 - Annvelwis
10 - Kasia
12 - Gina
14 - Lauran
17 - Brandy
20 - Adrienne
25 - D.G.
29 - OLDDvictim
30 - Flo

November
7 - Melissa
10 - Alathea
18 - Free
24 - Maritza
26 - Tara
26 - Keta
27 - Ann
29 - Mizla

December
6 - Valerie
9 - Angel
9 - Jennie
16 - Lauren
16 - Jess
17 - Patricia
17 - Eyre
20 - Kristen
27 - Shannon
30 - Mel
30 - Tiffany
31 - Susan


message 2: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Woo you are full of surprises :D


Unapologetic_Bookaholic | 1986 comments Yz, you should join my swap group. Help pump up my members. Ur energy is infectious. I will probably read twice as many books just to meet the challenge req.


message 4: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments Hello from NZ, My birthday is 14th Feb, 1965


message 5: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Kenjii,

I would love to...Send me a link...Although to be honest, I'm on a very tight book budget these days...so my local library is my savior. The wonderful thing is that it is pretty well-stocked.

Welcome, Library Lass. Stick around, join our challenges, and have fun.


message 6: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cheryllaflammegmailcom) | 86 comments Yz.. leave it to you to think about a potential book challenge based on our birthdays.LOL!

Your challenges always seem like fun, very different.


message 7: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Cheryl,

Thanks for the feedback! I love reading and I love books. Currently where I am, I have no reader friends, so all my energies regarding books have been diverted to this site...LOL


message 8: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cheryllaflammegmailcom) | 86 comments Same here. I find it easier to talk with people about books I read here at Goodreads as we find groups of people with the same reading interest. Otherwise sometimes I feel I have to justify what I read. When I know some read romance novels as well.


message 9: by Jess (new)

Jess I always hate it when I go into a bookstore and pick up a pnr, or uf book and when I go to check out I get "the look". You know the one I mean, where they look at you like you're scum because you're not reading classics or pop fiction books.

I just want to say leave me alone, I'll read what I want.. and ps... I do read those other books I just don't waste my money on them. grrr


message 10: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Did you see over at the Paranormal Romance group that woman who was rude to one her her customers? Someone posted her story in that group..

I would have ripped that lady a new one for judging me like that.. She would have been so embarrassed after I got done chewing her ass that she had wished she called in sick! lol


Unapologetic_Bookaholic | 1986 comments In think we should plan for a huge bash and get our fave or most pop or most daring cover and bring it to a lunch and wave it around. HA! I don't too much care about ppl judging b/c I have so many new friends that are "on my side". So I know that there are other ppl with me in saying that this is OK to like.

It would be neat to try and meet in a central location and just be silly and crazy and wave off the rude looks =P

Oh Oh! Get some tees made with a sexy cover on it and a happy birthday logo. Perhaps we can't all get together but we can wear the tee and go out and take a photo as evidence, LOL!


message 12: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Hehe that would be a good idea :)

A shame all of you dont live in Dallas :P


message 13: by Jess (new)

Jess lol I am quite a ways from Dallas. I'm all the way in NY... where you think people would be more openminded.. but noooo. lol.

Tricia - I read that story and was appalled. I've never had someone openly insult me, but I do get those looks. Next time I will say something on behalf of everyone here at goodreads. lol. power to the people!


Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) Hey it's no better here in philly. I always get the weird looks. I'm just itching for someone to say something. Since I never smile and "always have a mean face" ppl tell me. I'm betting a weird look is all I going to get LOL mind you I'm only 5'2" :)


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

hmmm come to BC Canada i get no looks here and i buy like at least 4 copies at a time.... a lot of the cashiers read the same books i do.. some are my age so there cool. hehe.. even some of the older ones never say a thing... i don't know, i guess we are easy going here... i wish u guys had it easier... huge hugs.. :D
So where are we all from.

I am from Langley B.C. Canada





message 16: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1243 comments I'm in Michigan and I actually trade recommendations with several of my local Border's employees! They've got a huge display of all the newest releases in my favorite genres. I find that when I'm out somewhere, I consider the book and it's cover that I'm reading because that is where I get the "look".


Nichole (DirrtyH) (dirtyh) That's funny-
I live in Utah, probably one of the most conservative places in the country (certainly the most sexually conservative/repressed), and I never get weird looks. I always feel a little awkward - some of these books have some pretty embarrassing covers. But I've never had anyone say anything or even look at me weird. I straddle two library systems and also buy books at Target, Wal Mart and Barnes and Noble.


message 18: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) When I bought the first few Anita Blake books at Borders the girl ringing me up said "You know the later books in this series are nothing but porn". I said "Oh great! I love porn!" That shut her up.


message 19: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments I will would have told the manager about the lady Lori. In a business such as that the employees need to keep their damn mouths shut.

And if they don't want to be around books such as those then they shouldn't be working in a book store that sells them!


message 20: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Great response, Lori. Yes, that should shut her up.


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  | 367 comments I work in a library, where people are generally more accepting of different reading habits. I don't get "the look" for reading PNR...maybe a good natured eye roll or two. I get "the look" for reading comic books and graphic novels. Isn't that weird?

That's not to say I don't hold my bookmark over the cover when the maintenance guy walks in the lounge. I figure it might be a little inconsiderate to flash naked maleness in front of the poor guy! ;)


message 22: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) I left a few groups here on GR because I got the feeling that what I liked to read was "trash" and a "guilty pleasure". I feel no guilt whatsoever over what I read. I read for pleasure and I can't see forcing myself to read a great work of literature just to say I read it. That's the beautiful thing about GR, there are groups for everyone and you can always find someone else who likes the same "trash" you do!


message 23: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments I'm with you, Lori. I read for pleasure, and if my trashy vamp books offends somebody, then I don't really need to be in their company.

I've fallen into that pit for a brief period of time when hubby convinced me that I should read books that would "educate" me. It didn't last long, though. Now, he just shakes his head and leave me alone.

I still read other stuff, but I'm never ever giving up my fiction books that I like so much.


message 24: by Jess (new)

Jess Lori - I have definitely felt the same way that you have. I mean, I read classics and reg. fiction also. But just because I read PNR or UF that doesn't mean it's a "fluffy" book as some people put it. Just because I don't have to sit and dissect every sentence to think about its true meaning does not mean it's not worth my time!!

Guilty pleasure my ass... I have no guilt over reading what I do. It's better to read "trash" than nothing at all!!


message 25: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Here here ladies!!

No guilt whatsoever for anything I read, I am a pervert and I LOVE IT :D


message 26: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments Yz, my husband (a christian) comments that my books aren't really 'good for me' You know the saying trash in, trash out. However this is from a guy who loves watching horror movies. So, you can imagine the ahem, debates that go on in my house. I, too, work in a library and I can tell you that none of the staff ever really comments to each other about what people read unless it is dry-ball non-fiction and the comment is usually before it goes on the shelf..."who the hell is gonna read this....and where are we gonna put it...." I get asked now by buying staff which is good romance and which is not. So it's all good. Each to his own I say.
Over my life I have run the gamut of genres...Romance, Historical, Sagas, Westerns, Thrillers, Mysteries, Fantasy (no sci-fi). And now I am in my 40's my groove is for romance... So I say ENJOY!!!!!


message 27: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments LibraryLass,

I have always been a reader since I was 4 years old, and I have been reading romances since I was 10. So, when hubby tried to stop me from indulging in my favorite genre, it didn't last long...and I learned my lesson, too. Be true to what I like.




message 28: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments That is so true, Yz. When I first became a christian many years ago, I thought I had to give up my romances because they weren't good for me. But now I read what I enjoy and that is romance. Even throughout my life when I was reading other genres I always read romance. Never really moved away from it. I figure there are no guaranteed HEA in life so I may as well read about them cos they may be the only ones I get!!!


Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) I love GR it's the only place to find people who truly can appreciate your preferences in the books u choose


message 30: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments And in fact help you grow your TBR piles to astronomical proportions :-) Go team!


message 31: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Lori wrote: "When I bought the first few Anita Blake books at Borders the girl ringing me up said "You know the later books in this series are nothing but porn". I said "Oh great! I love porn!" That shut her up."

Lori you rock!


message 32: by Meme (new)

Meme (mstylp) | 9 comments Stephanie wrote: "Lori wrote: "When I bought the first few Anita Blake books at Borders the girl ringing me up said "You know the later books in this series are nothing but porn". I said "Oh great! I love porn!" T..."


LOL that's the way to tell them



message 33: by Meme (new)

Meme (mstylp) | 9 comments Jess wrote: "Lori - I have definitely felt the same way that you have. I mean, I read classics and reg. fiction also. But just because I read PNR or UF that doesn't mean it's a "fluffy" book as some people put ..."

Oh I really really like your way of thinking, hubby says that romance is my porn books I just look at him in that way and he leaves me alone lOL but he mostly says it out of fun




message 34: by Jessi (new)

Jessi  (jessim) | 131 comments Hello everyone. My b-day is 9/11 (not much of a fun day anymore).


message 35: by Judah (new)

Judah (judah_raine) | 18 comments Okay, might as well jump in too - 29 April....
Jude


message 36: by Jess (new)

Jess Only 3 December babies?? People need to have more sex March and April. jeeze.


message 37: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1243 comments Only two of us in November and I know that's a Valentine's Day time to get down.


message 38: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) My son was born December 2nd. I got pregnant on St. Patrick's Day. That's what happens when you're Irish ;)


message 39: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Happy Birthday, Library Lass!


message 40: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments Hi Yz, I have had a crappy b'day. My son was badly beaten last night and we spent all day with him in the hospital. He is home tonight but has to be careful of his face as he has minor fractures and broken teeth. Nice to come on here and hear happy b'day, tho. And I don't mean to bum anyone out, but things a bit hard at the mo.


message 41: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Sorry to hear about your son. I hope he will get better soon. Will be praying for him and your family.


message 42: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments Thanks.


message 43: by Kasia (new)

Kasia LibraryLass wrote: "Hi Yz, I have had a crappy b'day...."

That's aweful! I'm really sorry. Still, Happy B-Day, worst is over, right?



ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments Sorry to hear about your son. I hope he recovers quickly and that the police catch whoever did it.
Happy Birthday.


message 45: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments Ummm, well we have to keep an eye on him until Tues, cos if the hairline fractures have ANY pressure on them, then they are likely to widen, then he has to have an operation (fractures around both eye sockets). Also if his teeth don't hold together (they are wired) then he will have to have an op. to take them out. So d-day is tuesday when they will re x-ray his face. Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated, we are just a bit shell-shocked at the moment.


message 46: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments Pressure, means he can't sneeze, blow his nose, eat, or sleep on his side etc. Bit hard for him to do that, altho the hardest for him is not eating!


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments LibraryLass wrote: "Pressure, means he can't sneeze, blow his nose, eat, or sleep on his side etc. Bit hard for him to do that, altho the hardest for him is not eating!"

Does he have to drink his meals then?


message 48: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments Yeah, everything has to be liquid. Trouble is his mouth is so swollen he can't even drink very well. Even straws hurt his mouth...quite unbelievable really. The police will be here shortly to take his statement and photos...nearly 36 hours after the event!


message 49: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments Anyway, thanks for listening. My husbands' gone to work for a 14hour shift and I don't have any other support around...which makes it really hard to be strong sometimes. But, gotta suck it up and be there for my son who is the most important in this whole thing after all.


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments Take it easy if you can. The main thing is that he's out of the hospital and healing. You'll both get through it but it takes time to deal with it. I'm sure talking isn't easy for him either right now and he has to give his statement soon. Good luck with that. And hang in there.
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