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MESSAGE BOARD, Part 1

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1avaland
Dez 19, 2018, 9:30pm

This is the group's message board. Please STAR this thread if you are using that method to read your threads in various groups. We will notices here, and links to the various group threads as they are posted. This is also a place to ask questions or make suggestions if you have them. -- avaland (Lois)

2avaland
Jan 1, 2019, 9:37pm

Bumping up.

3avaland
Jan 6, 2019, 2:04pm

For those interested, I've posted lists of forthcoming crime/mystery/suspense novels (in the US) from my weekly digital installments of the trade publication Publishers Weekly on the Mystery/Crime discussion thread in this group. I've included some excerpts of their reviews so you have a sense of whether you might like it. Not sure I'll be upping the subscription but while I have it I'm happy to share. Great way to add to your wish lists, get your name at the top of the library list...

4SassyLassy
Jan 17, 2019, 10:50pm

QUESTIONS for the Avid Reader is back - give it a try here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/302489

Not only do I have to find the right year (see the question) but I also have to find the correct group!

5NanaCC
Abr 20, 2019, 12:46pm

Amazon Is offering nine free kindle books as part of World Book Day. The deal is available through April 24th.

From Mexico, The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia
From Netherlands, An American Princess by Annejet Van Derek Ziji
From Spain, All This I Will Give To You by Dolores Redondo
From Germany, The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch
From Israel, About the Night by Anat Talshir
From Sweden, The Dark Heart by Joakim Palmkvist
From Japan, Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro
From Argentina, The Passion According to Carmela by Marcus Aguinis
From Norway, This Life or the Next by Damian Vitanza

6Dilara86
Abr 20, 2019, 1:48pm

OOh thank you! I'll take a look right now.

7nohrt4me2
Abr 20, 2019, 3:41am

>5 NanaCC: Thank you f or the heads up!

8avaland
Abr 23, 2019, 10:22am

Bumping this up to the top. Thanks, Colleen.

9AlisonY
Maio 16, 2019, 8:57pm

Can anyone recommend a good book on grief? A good friend of mine is struggling following the death of her father at the start of the year, and whilst she's waiting on counselling I'd love to be able to pass on a book that might give her some comfort. All suggestions welcome!

10RidgewayGirl
Maio 16, 2019, 9:47pm

>9 AlisonY: I read Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter soon after my Mom died and while it's not a book intended to comfort, I found that the book so well articulated what it felt like to lose someone that it was comforting to me.

11AnnieMod
Maio 16, 2019, 9:54pm

>9 AlisonY: What helped me when my father died (unexpectedly and long before it was his time) was a very long fantasy series - not because it helped with processing but because it gave me something else to think about. But that requires some interest in the genre. The thing I really did not want to read was a book designed to offer comfort...

12AlisonY
Maio 17, 2019, 7:24am

>10 RidgewayGirl:, >11 AnnieMod: thanks both. Your very differing perspectives on what you did and didn't want to read during a time of grief have given me food for thought on whether my gift would be appropriate or not as everyone's journey is different. Will have a think.

13nohrt4me2
Editado: Maio 17, 2019, 2:48pm

>9 AlisonY: I think it's lovely you want to help your friend with a book. I was a very private griever when both my parents died. Was with both of them at the end, and, in my mother's case, had to make life support decisions. Fairly traumatic.

I think a book *about* grief might have made me feel a bit overwhelmed.

But you know your friend better than we do, so let that guide you.

I did spend a lovely afternoon a few days before my mother's memorial in her garden with her cat reading Golden Hill. Fairly easy, engaging historical fiction. It was the right book on the right day for me.

14sn_irah
Maio 18, 2019, 4:59am

heyyy

15AlisonY
Maio 18, 2019, 6:20pm

>13 nohrt4me2: that's exactly what I'm now nervous of - trying to be helpful with a gift yet potentially doing more damage with something inappropriate which may be the last thing she's ready for or wants.

Glad I asked here, and thanks for the personal perspective.

16NanaCC
Maio 24, 2019, 2:05pm

I just found out on Laura (lauralkeet)’s thread in the 75 group that FictFact has been closed down. If you track your series there, you have a short period of time in which to download a file of the books you’ve been tracking. It’s an unfortunate situation, as it was really a great way to do the tracking.

17LadyoftheLodge
Maio 25, 2019, 8:47pm

>9 AlisonY: Someone gave me a copy of Tear Soup which has helped me get through the death of my father and also my spouse.

18AlisonY
Maio 25, 2019, 10:46pm

>17 LadyoftheLodge: thanks for that - will check it out.

19pmarshall
Maio 27, 2019, 11:28pm

>16 NanaCC::
They lost their funding from Amazon Associate Sales because of an unknowingly infraction of the terms. You can download your information before July 1.

20japaul22
Dez 29, 2019, 1:54pm

Do we have a Club Read 2020 set up yet? I love this group and hope it continues next year!

22japaul22
Dez 29, 2019, 4:03pm

>21 kidzdoc: Thank you!!

23dchaikin
Dez 29, 2019, 2:28am

>20 japaul22: >21 kidzdoc: thanks for asking and thanks for the link. I didn't know.

24avaland
Dez 30, 2019, 10:02pm

Apologies for not supplying a link, and thank you to Darryl for posting it.