The Coffee Will Make
Format: Hardcover, 320pp.
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Thumper6488> Hello ta bonne fee, how are you doing?
[tabonnefee] hey Thumper ... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Thumper6488> And a Happy New Year to you as well
[tabonnefee] I'm doing well ... I'm snorkelling right now
[tabonnefee] thank you
[tabonnefee] how are you this cold evening?
Thumper6488> I'm doing fine. It's cold here.
[tabonnefee] you all need to send some snow my way ... I need a snow day
- ...I'm not liking children right about now
Thumper6488> Oh no, you want to be on the islands. There's no snow down
[tabonnefee] well...that's true too ... but the reality of my situation is
- that I'm in Ohio and I NEED A SNOW DAY!!!
Thumper6488> LOL... You know that old saying, be careful what you wish for,
- you might get it.
[tabonnefee] forget the fact that I just got off a two week break and this
- was my first day back to school ... I'm not liking my job right now
[tabonnefee] shoot ... let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
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Thumper6488> Hello cprice, how are you doing this evening?
[tabonnefee] good evening cprice
Thumper6488> Shall we go ahead and get started?
Thumper6488> As you probably know, I hated the book.
[tabonnefee] Thump ... did you finish the book?
[cprice2851] excited about this chat room right now:)
Thumper6488> cprice: thanks
Thumper6488> tabonnefee: no I didn't finish it. It failed the 100 page
Thumper6488> Whetstone wasn't about to get anymore of my time.
[tabonnefee] really Thump?... you aren't very good at expressing yourself
Thumper6488> tabonnefee: I am too. but I can get into details if you like.
Thumper6488> cprice: what did you think of the book?
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[tabonnefee] and as I stated before, I liked it ... but that may have been
- the Jamaican influence
Thumper6488> Hello SSPEE, how are you doing this evening?
Thumper6488> tabonnefee: What did you like about the book?
[cprice2851] So why did you hate the book?:(
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[tabonnefee] I probably could have taken Liar's Game down there and really
- enjoyed it as well (grin)
Thumper6488> Hello melisha
Thumper6488> tabonnefee: LOL
[tabonnefee] wow .... you're more generous than I am ... mine is more like
- 50 pages
Thumper6488> cprice: I thought that Whetstone was to thick on the
- descriptive of her prose and that it was without rhythm or very lyrical.
[tabonnefee] I finished the book in about 2 days ... it wasn't that bad
[tabonnefee] good evening SSPEE
Thumper6488> tabonnefee: when a person sets aside 10 pages to describe a
- massage, there's a problem.
[tabonnefee] cprice ... what are your thoughts on Blues Dancing?
[SSPEE] Are we discussing Blues Dancing tonight?
Thumper6488> Yes, we are. SMILE
Thumper6488> SSPEE: What did you think of it?
Thumper6488> Well, did Verdi and Johnson hook back up?
[tabonnefee] hey Mell good evening
[SSPEE] Can anyone here me. I think I'm having problems with my connection.
Thumper6488> I couldn't see none of the characters, even though Whetstone
- was long-winded.
TO SSPEE> Hello SSPEE, are you seeing any words or anything in the large
[cprice2851] I enjoyed the getting to know the characters. The people lives
- were believable. It seems most of us have a person in our lives that was bad
- for us. We ended the relationship and wondered what would have happened
[SSPEE] Oh finally. Good evening tabonnefee
[tabonnefee] I hadn't read any other Whetstone books so I didn;t walk into
- it with any expectations ... I thought it was a good story
Thumper6488> What was good about it, though?
[tabonnefee] I had a clear picture of who Rowe was and I didn't like him
- from the jump...so maybe that lothing kept my attention
[SSPEE] I'm doing great Thumper. How are you?
Thumper6488> SSPEE: I'm doing fine
[cprice2851] This story let those two people meet again and they did not
- walk away into the sunset. There was even a twist at the end.
Thumper6488> cprice: Really?
[tabonnefee] I liked the way we found out about the characters and their
- development through flashbacks
[Melululisha] hi everyone
Thumper6488> OK, here's a question, why are women so easily mislead, why did
- Verdi take her first hit of the drugs?
[cprice2851] Hey are we going to hear from the author of this book?
[Melululisha] its about time this thing started working
[tabonnefee] although for that same reason I didn't like the ending
[Melululisha] did yall have trouble getting in?
Thumper6488> Yes, we did.
[tabonnefee] SSPEE ... yes we're discussing Blues Dancing
[tabonnefee] well... we're TRYING to discuss Blues Dancing ...lol
Thumper6488> cprice: No, the author was not schedule to appear for this
- chat. And for once I'm glad.
[Melululisha] I can hear u
[tabonnefee] SSPEE ... we see you loud and clear ....lol
[Melululisha] I had problems with mine too
Thumper6488> OK, I see you all are trying to avoid my earlier question about
- why Verdi took her first hit of drugs.
[tabonnefee] I feel you on that Thump ... I guess I just liked Verdi's
- innocence ... saw her as someone I'd like to know
Thumper6488> Really? What little I saw of Verdi, I wasn't impressed.
- What's the pleasure of being a doormat?
[tabonnefee] lol Thump ... you know you're wrong!
Thumper6488> And I don't trust anybody that is that damn gulible. It gets
- on my nerves.
Thumper6488> For real though.
Thumper6488> She let Johnson make her addict.
Thumper6488> Rowe made her a prisoner
[tabonnefee] good evening SSPEE
Thumper6488> Why like anybody like that.
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[Melululisha] did u get kicked out?
Thumper6488> yes, I did!!
[cprice2851] Yeah I got kicked out hard
Thumper6488> I've been trying to get back on for the past 6 or 7 minutes
[Melululisha] well thump u deserved it
Thumper6488> No, I didn't.
[cprice2851] You think Whetstone did that for your dis
Thumper6488> Melisha: did you even read the book.
[Melululisha] don't start with me thump
Thumper6488> cprice: I didn't dis her, she dissed me.
[cprice2851] Explain yourself Thump and drop the prose
Thumper6488> cprice: I thought she was to wordy.
Thumper6488> I got to about page 90 and was wondering what was the point.
Thumper6488> And for those 90 pages, I got about three scenes.
Thumper6488> I felt like shouting to her, will you hurry the hell up and get
- to the point!
[cprice2851] Early in school we learn to skim pages, can you just do that
- for the adjectives you don't want to read and finish the story.
Thumper6488> cprice: but if I have to do that, whats the point of reading
- the book.
[cprice2851] Hey this is my first time here. I see you are easy to pick at.
- Are we going to hear from the Whetstone or not?
Thumper6488> cprice: why pay that much money for a book to skim pages?
Thumper6488> cprice: I'm glad to see that you dropped in on us, I do hope
- you come again
Thumper6488> no, Whetstone will not be here. I didn't ask her to come.
Thumper6488> cprice: so are you saying that you skimmed some of the pages?
[cprice2851] Okay, okay I see your point. But sometimes at the start of a
- book writers do talk a lot. You the consumer can still get a good story
- quite often, if you are patient.
Thumper6488> cprice: this is true. I've done it plenty of times.
Thumper6488> cprice: but shouldn't there be something worthwhile about the
- book that would make you want to
Thumper6488> tough it out? Should you want to finish it and not because you
- know you just wasted your money buying a book
Thumper6488> that you don't like.
[cprice2851] Okay, so you dumped the book because of too many
- adjectives.......or did you dump the book because the adjectives did not
- make you want to know the characters. characters
Thumper6488> cprice: am I right or am I wrong?
Thumper6488> cprice: I didn't dump the book because there were too many
- adjectives at all.
[cprice2851] You are RIGHT. Happy??? But now you don't know how the story
- turned out or if you would have liked the book had you just finished it.
Thumper6488> cprice: I keep telling people I'm right all the time and they
- don't listen to me. I'm so glad somebody recognizes it.
Thumper6488> Now, that's the problem with this book. I really don't care
- how it turned out. It never generated that kind of interest in me.
Thumper6488> cprice: What's the redeeming factor in this book? What is in
- it that is so amazing that I should change my mind and give it another shot.
Thumper6488> If you tell me, I might reconsider.
[cprice2851] Yeah, I can see your need for being right. But I understand,
- sometimes what we've been exposed to in life determines our interestes
Thumper6488> cprice: I have no great interest in always being right. That
- would be awfully boring. And I'm not a boring person...at least I don't
- think so.
Thumper6488> cprice: can we agree to disagree on this one? *big smile*
[Melululisha] cprice are u new here?
[cprice2851] Well, I read the book two or more months ago. I remember the
- climax being a meeting between the old lovers and I remember a couple of
- secrets coming out at the end that were worth the reading.
[Melululisha] I asked because I felt the same way bout thump when I first
- came here
Thumper6488> cprice: OK, that's cool.
[cprice2851] Yes I am new to the live chat, but I have written on the
- discussion board a few times with the name cathy
[Melululisha] oh yeah
[Melululisha] thump has a way of making new folks mad
Thumper6488> Do I?
[cprice2851] Thump has to be someones big brother.
[Melululisha] yes indeed
[Melululisha] I was highly upset after that richard wright discussion
[Melululisha] had to go do breathing exercises
[Melululisha] to calm down
Thumper6488> I'm not sure I like that. And I'm about 4 or 5 people big
- brother in real life
Thumper6488> cprice: You're not saying that you're upset with me are you?
Thumper6488> Melisha: That's because you were wrong and knew it. LOL
[cprice2851] Big brothers are always right and have to pick until they get a
- rise out of you. I have a first sergent just like him.
Thumper6488> cprice: I bet he's not as cute as I am?
[Melululisha] oh lawd
[Melululisha] I bet he can cook tho unlike some folks
[Melululisha] i won't say names
Thumper6488> cprice: I'm charming and can cook like a house on fire.
- Unlike some folk, who will remain nameless.
[Melululisha] yeah cause the house will be on fire when some folks cook
[Melululisha] I won't name names
Thumper6488> OK, let's go ahead and put this horse out of its misery. The
- next book is YOUNGBLOOD BY JOHN OLIVER KILLENS!!
Thumper6488> cprice: will you come back next month?
[cprice2851] Have you read it yet.
[Melululisha] u mean captain blackman
Thumper6488> Melisha: check the reading list on your way out dear.
[Melululisha] I'm gonna go back and check the board
Thumper6488> cprice: I haven't read it yet. will you be joining us?
[cprice2851] Good night, hear from you next month. Yeah
[Melululisha] good night all
Thumper6488> good night. I apologize for the network.