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Monday, January 16, 2012

Afternoon Edition! Free Kindle Book!

On our way out the door to hit M&L!!  We have a fun group of ladies ---They call themselves the Caravan Quilters, and as it turns out, I knew most of them, if not all of them from when we were all on the Dear Jane list back in the late 90s! ((Doesn’t that just sound SO WEIRD!!))

Caroline I’ve seen in both Paris and Stuttgart, Brigitte came to all 3 workshops I held in Stuttgart and knew all these ladies who knew me…..they’ve all done the Dear Jane retreats in Shipshewana over the years..

I am just blown away by how close quilters are --- we all know someone who knows someone, and you’d be amazed who knows you through someone else!

I finally had time this morning to get some email time and reading time and just came across this goodie to share – it was free when I clicked it, hopefully it still will be for you :

The Walk by Lee Goldberg is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars based on 141 customer reviews:
Category: Action & Adventure
Book Description:
It’s one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV network executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, the location for a new TV show. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with black smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. The airport is demolished. Buildings lay across streets like fallen trees. It will be days before help can arrive.
Marty has been expecting this day all his life. He’s prepared. In his car are a pair of sturdy walking shoes and a backpack of food, water, and supplies. He knows there is only one thing he can do … that he must do: get home to his wife Beth, go back to their gated community on the far edge of the San Fernando Valley.
All he has to do is walk. But he will quickly learn that it’s not that easy. His dangerous, unpredictable journey home will take him through the different worlds of what was once Los Angeles. Wildfires rage out of control. Flood waters burst through collapsed dams. Natural gas explosions consume neighborhoods. Sinkholes swallow entire buildings. After-shocks rip apart the ground. Looters rampage through the streets.
There’s no power. No running water. No order.
Marty Slack thinks he’s prepared. He’s wrong. Nothing can prepare him for this ordeal, a quest for his family and for his soul, a journey that will test the limits of his endurance and his humanity, a trek from the man he was to the man he can be … if he can survive The Walk.
Have a great afternoon!  We are planning lunch out together, then rush home to get everything together for the lecture tonight…Sister’s Choice workshop tomorrow --- long journey home on Wednesday!

8 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Learned the lesson of how little a world quilting is this past weekend. I was showing some quilt photos and there was one of me and a quilt buddy with Alex Anderson. I mentioned how nice she was in-person. Our new guild member smiled and said she would be sure to tell her - they close friends!

Theresa said...

just posted this on FB, I've been following your adventures in Southern California since you got there; and also following my online quilting friend (who I've also "known" since my DJ days) who is likewise on a California adventure. And today both of your paths merged! and showed up on my FB page in your classroom! Very cool!!!

sandra said...

Bonnie I am always seeing you telling us about free kindle books. I wonder if you know whether these books can be downloaded to other readers because I got a KOBO for Christmas. Read your blog everyday and I think it is just wonderful and enjoying all your travels and talks about quilts.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Thanks for freebie heads-up! I don't have a Kindle "yet" but I've been collecting the ones that look interesting, so when I get mine I'll have a lot of reading material already to go. If you ever see a freebie by Barry Eisler, check him out! I've listened to his John Rain series, and I like it.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the book link...I download all of these fromyou

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much once again, Bonnie. Your info on the free books often come at just the right time. Love your Blog, Jenny

Cassandra said...

Thanks for the heads up on the book! I downloaded it. :)

~Cassandra

betty said...

Thanking you once again for another book. Have a great week?