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One Day closer to Friday gang

 

here's the thought for the day

 

“To overcome difficulties
is to experience the full delight of existence.”

 

 Arthur Schopenhauer
(1788-1860)

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dhaupt wrote:

here's the thought for the day

 

“To overcome difficulties
is to experience the full delight of existence.”

 

 Arthur Schopenhauer
(1788-1860)


Wish I felt that way today.  I'd just prefer that certain things were easier!  (Yes, I'll laugh!)

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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Peppermill wrote:

dhaupt wrote:

here's the thought for the day

 

“To overcome difficulties
is to experience the full delight of existence.”

 

 Arthur Schopenhauer
(1788-1860)


Wish I felt that way today.  I'd just prefer that certain things were easier!  (Yes, I'll laugh!)


Well Pepper, here's hoping that certain things get easier.

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dhaupt wrote:

Peppermill wrote:

dhaupt wrote:

1AnneB wrote:

Hi Everyone - Before I go away, I have a question and I would value the opinions of you all - I'm reading  a book that was written a while ago (the 1990s) and just released into ebook form. I'm not sure if it's the really bad proof reading or a glitch in the conversion process (I don't quite know how they do it), but there are so many errors !!! There are spelling, grammer, name mix-ups and continuity issues. Should I complain to the author, publisher or just keep my mouth shut ??? What do you think? Thanks

 

Anne


Complain to everyone, do not keep your mouth shut, usually authors who re-issue novels also rework them so it might be a glitch, but your opinion matters to authors and such and they want to know, in fact they'll probably be glad you said something.

Have a great trip Anne

 


Anne -- I hope complaining to whomever you bought it from is on your list, too!  If you want it, request (demand?) a refund or exchange.


Good point Pepper, it's one thing to not enjoy a read because of your own judgment of the book but yes get your money back for something shoddily done.



I Ditto all above, especially getting your money back.  You would expect it for a shoddily put together hardback.  Anymore we are paying just as much for the ebook.  We should expect the same quality from the electronic version as from the printed version.  

 

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dhaupt wrote:

Peppermill wrote:

dhaupt wrote:

here's the thought for the day

 

“To overcome difficulties
is to experience the full delight of existence.”

 

 Arthur Schopenhauer
(1788-1860)


Wish I felt that way today.  I'd just prefer that certain things were easier!  (Yes, I'll laugh!)


Well Pepper, here's hoping that certain things get easier.


Pepper,

 

I hope things go better for you today.  Know that you have friends here at the coffee shop. :smileyhappy:

You sure brighten OUR days.

 

At Kathy.  Thank you.  We enjoyed meeting you, too.

 

Muse

A really good book is much like an artichoke. As you peel back each page of the of the book, you get closer and closer to the succulent heart of the story.
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I Think I May Cry

I know I'm not alone in my sorrow over what is about to happen tomorrow, though I'm not sure anyone else here cares all that much :smileyhappy:  But I can't help but feel a loss at whats going to come to an end tomorrow.  All My Children, a show I've watched for as long as I can remember will come to an end, and I don't want it to.  It feels as if my favorite book was about to be burned in front of me.  I even had to take the day off tomorrow so I could stay at home and watch it as it airs, instead of on my DVR like I normally do.

 

So goodbye AMC, I will miss you.

 



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Ryan_G wrote:

I know I'm not alone in my sorrow over what is about to happen tomorrow, though I'm not sure anyone else here cares all that much :smileyhappy:  But I can't help but feel a loss at whats going to come to an end tomorrow.  All My Children, a show I've watched for as long as I can remember will come to an end, and I don't want it to.  It feels as if my favorite book was about to be burned in front of me.  I even had to take the day off tomorrow so I could stay at home and watch it as it airs, instead of on my DVR like I normally do.

 

So goodbye AMC, I will miss you.

 




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At Kathy.  Thank you.  We enjoyed meeting you, too.

 

Muse



I'm jealous!  Would be delighted one day to meet either of you (or others who post here).

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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Ryan_G wrote:

I know I'm not alone in my sorrow over what is about to happen tomorrow, though I'm not sure anyone else here cares all that much :smileyhappy:  But I can't help but feel a loss at whats going to come to an end tomorrow.  All My Children, a show I've watched for as long as I can remember will come to an end, and I don't want it to.  It feels as if my favorite book was about to be burned in front of me.  I even had to take the day off tomorrow so I could stay at home and watch it as it airs, instead of on my DVR like I normally do.

 

So goodbye AMC, I will miss you.

 




Wow, another one bites the dust, Ryan. I wonder what jobs line Susan Lucci will be in now

 

 

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At Kathy.  Thank you.  We enjoyed meeting you, too.

 

Muse



I'm jealous!  Would be delighted one day to meet either of you (or others who post here).


I'm jealous too and will make any effort to meet any of my peeps here.

I did have the immense pleasure of having lunch with Elaine last month and would love to meet any other of you if the opportunity ever presents itself.

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“Autumn is a second spring
when every leaf is a flower.”

Albert Camus
(1913-1960)


Its Fall Glitter comment 

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Meeting


Peppermill wrote:

At Kathy.  Thank you.  We enjoyed meeting you, too.

 

Muse



I'm jealous!  Would be delighted one day to meet either of you (or others who post here).


How 'bout we all meet next year at the Los Angeles Book Fair?  That's about as far as I travel.  :smileyhappy:

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You may remember me talking about meeting three great authors last weekend, well I got home last night and this was on my table waiting for me

they're from Julie Compton author of  Rescuing Olivia  

But I loved them none the less.

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I've been working hard to fill up the spaces of 2012, you should check out the Running Talley thread to see who's coming and what we're reading for 2012

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Fiction-General-Discussion/A-Running-Tally-of-Gen-Fiction-Rea...

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dhaupt wrote:

You may remember me talking about meeting three great authors last weekend, well I got home last night and this was on my table waiting for me

they're from Julie Compton author of  Rescuing Olivia  

But I loved them none the less.


What a lovely surprise!  Send them each a note of thanks....snail mail type!  I make books marks, and that would be something fun to put in the note...  Are you into making crafts?

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What's coming up for 2012?

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dhaupt wrote:

I've been working hard to fill up the spaces of 2012, you should check out the Running Talley thread to see who's coming and what we're reading for 2012

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Fiction-General-Discussion/A-Running-Tally-of-Gen-Fiction-Rea...


Sorry, this didn't take me to the post for 2012 reads....  Will I find 2012 in this thread with all the same subject headers, or will I have to hunt for it, which I'm not in the mood to do.  :smileyhappy:

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Friday's Koffee Klatch Kvetch

 

Where am I?  What hit me? 

I'm confused and in a daze!

A board of subject non-description!

I'm lost in a maze....

 

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Why are smiley faces yellow (and other dumb questions)----I had nothing better to do but stumble upon this page...while finding the perfect smiley for you all!

 

 

http://mrpooper.hubpages.com/hub/smileyicons