It’s not often that I get ideas while I am at work, and being impulsive is something I haven’t done in a long, long time. That emotion was a long forgotten friend. Today afternoon, in between my surgeries, (I got bored waiting for the surgeon), so I embarked on a new journey…
I’ve started a book group Digital Reads Alcove on Facebook, I wanted my passion for books to overflow, to run through the land of internet (at the moment Facebook), and to bring together, a group of like-minded people who would share their books, written or read by them.
The one condition I have (actually there are many rules, there is a whole list😉), but the most important amongst them is BE KIND, accept other readers or writers, who like books different from our genre, and BE POLITE in words and in actions.
I believe, we are READERS, we love books. It is our first and our major love, we have no religion, caste, or creed other than books. Our life is ruled by books, chasing that elusive TBR list, hoping it would get done one day. Our world is, most of the times, the world of the characters, our emotions are governed by theirs, and our passion matches the authors’ who write such books.
Come join me, on this new venture Digital Reads Alcove (https://m.facebook.com/groups/2073940232888696/). Tell me about the books you’ve read, share the feelings it brought you, take me to your world of books.
On a much serious note, do I know what I am doing? Of course not! I never know what I am doing. But that is the beauty of it. I am going with the flow. I have no idea if and when I will succeed. The river doesn’t care if it overflows the banks or stays straight and narrow. It just flows. And that’s what I am doing — following the river of my life, sometimes smooth, sometimes choppy,
I hope to see you guys, on the group too…
(Aaah.. let’s see who I can bully into joining from this blogisphere, of course, KINDLY and POLITELY!! Jay, Nina, Nicole are you listening??)
Congratulations on your new venture. I’m so excited for you!
Thank you so much, Jay. You are really sweet. I was hoping to bully you into joining, but alas, before I could, you joined.
Your soothing presence really trigger my words. I was locked inside, not knowing what to write, till I spoke to you, and the words flowed.
There are times I really doubt if I am the ripe grapes or the dried prunes, when it comes to writing (the clarification was to keep the pun unintended 😉)
I had no words before I spoke to you. Thank you so much for all your support. I have received it from day 1. Some things are meant to be, some people are just meant to be, like you…
You are very welcome. I think we’re all in the middle on this range. We’re terrific at some things, novices at others… but it’s the balance and compromise between them all, with a dash of personality, that makes our adventures and chances shine so brightly. I’m glad to be part of yours, too.
I am always nice. I think you may be confusing me with someone else. Perhaps Nicole and Nina are the troublemakers here…
Nicole is the she-devil. She’s at work, so she has missed out on this. She is wicked (a sweet wicked, I have to say this, she will read this one day)
I am on the fence about Nina, she loves Roarke, but she is willing to sacrifice for me…
I’m watching you…. both of you. And I’m willing to sacrifice Roarke cuz I really want Matt. Sigh. Such eye candy…
Hahaha so he is… I am crazy about our Jay too..
Geez, everyone blaming me and I’M NOT EVEN HERE!! 😂😂 I’m a WONDERFUL person, but SOMEONE has to play Devil’s advocate here! I drew the short straw I tells Ya! 🙈🙉🙊
Yes, I checked if you were online and wrote the comment slyly on tippy toes and just whispered away from the post. I did say you are the sweet bare devil just in case you were online. All bases covered WHEW!!
Well, you DID know that I was at work… TAKE THE TRACKING DEVICE OFF ME SHALINI!
Oh yea I looked around, paused for a few minutes. No reaction, I was safe and sound… Learning to be a DEVILETTE all from you Nicole
I have taught you well padawan…
Oh yes!!! Watch where and when I comment when Nicole is not around
Latecomers… haha! 🙂
See Jay, this is what happens when you can’t control your devils…. Nicole is no Angel. I am the mediator, and Nina is the Sweetest innocent babe
HA HA HA!! MEDIATOR?!? You’re the one who STARTS IT!
Hehehe you noticed eh? I couldn’t just slide by you?? Well, I did hide from you for a day hahaha. I am just learning from you, babes😘
Geez. Well, maybe you should come visit me on MY blog every once in a while. That was I can start some shit for once!! 😂😂😉💖
I swear Nicole, I am going to spend time with you on your blog over the weekend. Last week and this week has been jam-packed with work. I seem to be in a state of perpetual exhaustion. I am hoping the weekend would ease my pains and I can take a break
Lol! I’m just ribbing you my darling. You know I love you! 💖💖
I do, I do 😘😘 there, are we barely married 😉😉😂😂
Remember 40 deg dehydration and exhaustion
Ha ha!! Well, have that’s drink then! It’ll help! (ok… So, Alcohol dehydrates) … But, it makes you feel so good!! 😉
I agree… I think you will drive me to drink after the I do 😉😉
Ha ha ha!! Funny…. That’s what my man says too!! Whatever. You’ll all marry me anyways! You’ll have to have the drink first because of what I put in it to make that happen….. I mean.. What?? Did I say that out loud?? 😲😲
Oh yes you did
😇😇😇 Just take a little sip… I was only joking…. 😇😇💖
Haha now you are joking😉
Please do forgive me
Oh I so very sure you asking so very kindly and politely 🤪
You are forcing me to open up the FB account then… hmmm…
Very KINDLY very POLITELY.. FORCEFULLY too 😉
So very Shalini 😜😊😄
Hahaha so TRUE😉😂😘💟
DON’T DO IT!! PUT THE COMPUTER MOUSE DOWN, AND STEP AWAY FROM THE FACECRACK….. You’ll thank me later. 😂😉👍
NOOOOO do it. Hey Nicole let her switch to my side. I already am gonna push you into my group.. I have my DEVILESS in you. Let me have the cozy babe.
Did you notice we are like Charlie’s angels. You me Nina and is Jay our Charlie whom we love?
That’s what I said before! Lol! I was trying to think up a name and we were gonna vote on it. I’m quite partial to Jay’s BookWorms. 😂😂
Worms??? I want to kick some asses. Worms is too sweet and besides you are a bookworm but not a worm. You are much wicked.
Cozy babes do it… Come on
And you call ME the devil!! I can SEE you forked tongue spurting out! Sorry. Not the devil, a siren. I hear your siren’s call… Cozzzyyyy…. Cooome too meeee….. AND THEN SHE CRASHES ON THOSE ROCKS, AND IS NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN!!
Hahaha… I am not gonna make her crash, just rest and post on my group every day twice… That is not so difficult… Nicole I am hunting for you next
I am like the deer. Like the gazelle. You will never find me!
Huhh? When did Gazelles have hairy feet and when did gazelles become hobbit?
I am like a small, hairy gazelle… Or more like a lemur… Yes. Maybe a lemur.
Hahaha you are becoming an animal by the hour😉😉😂😂
I’m ALWAYS an animals. *growl* 🐯🦁🐱🦊🐆🐎🦌🦌🐖 😂😂😂
You forgot this 🐻🐻 bare bear
How could I forget!!! 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻And I even threw the pig in there for good measure!!
Hahaha… Don’t worry huff and puff and I will blow your house down.
We are crazy aren’t we??
Are WE crazy?? Or is it EVERYONE ELSE who’s crazy?!
Oh cool, by that definition we are normal and the world is bonkers
Agreed. Wow after an hour of chatting, you made your first and only correct statement
Was this SARCASM that I hear
Peer pressure! Where’s my after school special to assist with this problem? 😄
We are here, don’t worry. Come join me, we are a safe book group
Ok. Here’s your afterschool assist for the modern day… JUST SAY NO (TO SHALINI) .. Really, that’s what all the programs in schools are saying now! It’s the WEIRDEST THING!! 😕
HUH?? WHAT??DON’T TEACH THE COZY BABE WRONG STUFF, YOU DEVILETTE BARING HAIRY FEET LEMUR!! hahaha this is so funny
I’M not teaching her, the SCHOOL SYSTEM IS!! it’s not my fault they’re all warning people about you, siren!! I’m serious! There are posters and everything!!
Posters, me?? About being a siren? Cool, just add the link to my book group to all the posters please. It is pure publicity
Ok… Here you go… deviantart.com/art/My-Ugly-Siren-202548717
Ugly????? You are mean hahaha
Ha ha ha!!!! The guy who drew it is the mean one!! I was like “this isn’t my beautiful Shalini!!” but HE WOULDN’T LISTEN!!
Hahaha no guy would do that!!! The DEVILESS influences the innocent minds. So don’t cast your blame far
Hmmm…. I guess the Shalini effect is being felt all over…. kinda like El Niño 🤭😉
Cozy babe, don’t listen to the DEVILESS…
Well, you know… Shalini opens her mouth and there’s a hurricane SOMEWHERE!! 😂😂😂😂💖💖💖💖
Hahahaha yayy me!!! Where did I cast my fury now??? I should probably cast it on you Nicole DEVILESS
Now fury is MY middle name miss frustexhaustration!!
Really??? I thought furry with baring bear and hairy legs, with a lemur and a gazelle thrown in…..
Add a R to the fury and that describes you totally. See, I can be poster cute😜
Well, if I AM furry then I’m DEFINITELY poster cute!! Like that “Hang In There” Cat!!
Hahaha… You are more like Tom the talking cat… Some deluded people think that cat is cute.. No call for tastes
Ewwww…. Now THAT is mean!!!
Thank God you don’t like Tom. I have no idea why people sent that cat videos. He was so irritating
EXACTLY!! Definitely an annoying creature unworthy of the title “cat”… As my cat yowls at me annoyingly from inside my house because I won’t let it out…
That talking cat has to kicked off internet
Why have I been blocked by you on Facebook…. Girl you are wicked
Lol! What?? My blog page is public! NO ONE is blocked!!
It told me, I am blocked from messaging you
… I think you broke my Facebook. Lol! I went to check my inbox to see if there was anything there or if I could change a stmetting and it shut my whole page down and has been perpetually loading for the past 5 minutes! Lol! So, if I’m not answering you, it’s because I can no longer see it. Lol!! YOU BROKE FACEBOOK!!
It is actually Face Crack for you… Omg omg… You made a comment. Shalini opens her mouth and there is hurricane. It fell on you…. Omg omg
Ha ha!! LOOK WHAT YOU DID WOMAN! 😂😂😂😂 I told you technology and I don’t get along… I WASN’T KIDDING!! 😂😂
You certainly weren’t. It is just F**king page why did it shut down. Why did it crack down on you?
Who knows…. It’s still a spinning loading circle… So strange!!
I think I am blocked as I sent invitation to people on my friend list for 24 to 48 hours
That could definitely be it! You’ll have to try again at some point, because now I’m curious!!
I can’t message you, but you can
I am innocent, ask Mark Zuckerberg about his rules
I’M GOING TO!!
Tell him you were mean to me so hocus pocus page gone
On your blog page
Feeling the love ❤️💕 😄😄😄
Hahaha you just wait, girls. Nicole is to blame here!!! It is always her!!!
Says the ever innocent Shalini 😉
Rightly said, cozy babe, rightly said. Listen to Nina, Nicole. She has understood me totally.
Awww Nina, you are such a sweetheart for getting me 😉😉😂🤣
But Shalini is sooooo pushy 😉😜😄
Oh yes I am very much. But I am doing it so cutely… 🤣😂😉
But of course you are 😄
Are you daring to suggest otherwise??
Wouldn’t dream of it 😚
Ha ha!! The siren’s call……
Hahaha girl, if I were the siren, I would have a man by my side. I would rather test my sireness there
HA HA HA!!! Psh, men come and go. But, Book sisters are FOREVER!! 💖📚💖📚💖
True that. I don’t mind men coming and going, at least that means someone has come (pun intended😉😉😂😂)
HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!! Meow! You are NAUGHTY! 💖💖😲😉🍻👍
Frustexhaustration your word baby😉😉😉
Damn straight! Just wait til it’s in the dictionary!!
It is already in your dictionary. New word coined in the blogisphere
Damn straight! Frustexhaustration (TM) Ha ha ha!! I forgot how I had spelt it and my phone auto corrected it!!! GOOD PHONE!! YOU FINALLY DID SOMETHING RIGHT!! 💖💖📱📱
Hahaha… My phone phone still has not picked it up… Hahaha
Just goes to show that my phone is WAY SMARTER than yours!! 😉😉
And I am smarter than…. You know whom I am talking about. I could spell it on first go. My phone did not have to remember 😉😉
And ooo… Look at you able to spell made up words!! But accomplishment!! 💖💖💖😂👍
I take what I get in compliments. So this will do. I don’t care much about your sarcastic tone, the words say accomplishment. I am happy
Ha ha ha!! 👍👍
Psh. I can google too! I prefer to do things on my own!! 😉😉
Oh I did not mean the Google meant your new coined word frustexhaustration
… Oops BIG accomplishment. Not but. Apparently my phone only saves me with the MADE UP WORDS!! 😂😂 Yup… That sounds like my phone!!
That sounds more like you too…. 😂😂
What a lovely analogy of flowing rivers! Gonna check out your new venture😘
Thank you so much… I am so happy to hear your words. I have been kind of locked in the past few days. So it was nice to write these words. They shocked me too. Hope to see you on my group
You’re very welcome😁! Lately I’ve been trying to adhere to this new thought that you don’t need to have everything figured out all at once, which is why your words rung so true to my ears!
I agree, I think sometimes we should just go with the flow.
That’s a great idea Shalini! Congratulations for starting a new group and I hope it flourishes with hundreds and thousands of members. ♥️
Thank you so much. I hope so too. Fingers and toes crossed.
Lol 😂 @toes crossed
hahaha it is workable (toes crossed) but not walkable
Thank you for your good wishes. You are God sent. Somebody just discouraged me a few minutes ago
Sending more positive vibes your way 😉
thank you , thank you, thank you <3
Done. Sent a request. Wanna be a part of it.
Thank you so much. That is really nice of you
Hmmm…. I have to be KIND AND POLITE?!…. You really ask too much of me Shalini…. AND there’s a whole list of OTHER RULES?!?! ….. We’ll see if I can muscle up the restraint to do this… 😉😂😂
Trust you to tell me this, madam Nicole, deviless
Thank you. It is so nice of you to say that
You are always welcome Shalini
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Thank you Michael
Great move! Social media is a good way to bring people together these days.
Yes I hope that I can encourage all kinds of authors fiction and non fiction, so that they can get a platform to discuss and promote their books, and readers who would like to share their books and learn about new authors. Some have discouraged me, but fingers and toes crossed
You don’t need to cross them. Focus on the positive
Thank you ❤️💜