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  2. This is another hard book to finish. I will write a review on it, but I don't think this is one of those books people should jump into without forewarning.

    Adam Silvera's They Both Die in the End is already making me feel existential and sad. I'm only 12% into the book, Jeez.

  3. My wife came home from the hospital on Wednesday to begin six weeks of intravenous antibiotic therapy. She is unable to bear any weight on her left lower extremity so transfers to the transport chair, the bed or toilet are hazardous. I'm therefore very busy.

    1. AquariusGuy


      Hoping she has a speedy recovery.

    2. Zombie


      very best wishes for your wife’s recovery

      and don’t neglect your needs, Daddy :hug:

  4. This was Cameron Boyce's last production before he tragically passed away. May he rest in peace.


  5. Did you know?




    Did you know:

    -Pinocchio is Italian for 'pine head'

    -In 75% of American households women manage the money and pay the bills

    -The US produces 19% of the world's trash

    -The word old English word 'juke' meaning dancing lends its name to the juke box

    -Hawaii was originally called the Sandwich Islands

    -Flushable toilets were in use in ancient Rome



    1. Zombie


      “Flushable toilets were used in Ancient Rome”

      kind of…

      Roman public latrines were very public :P and also “water coolers” for social gossiping. “Cleaning up” was done with a tersorium - a natural sea sponge-on-a-stick. Hadrian’s Wall in England (worth visiting) has many of these built when England was a Roman colony and the pic below shows these guys holding them. After “use” the sponge part was placed in the channel of running water to wash it (see the guy top left) - probably not too well :puke: - and the next user would then pick it up, taking care to check the sponge bit was at the other end - hence the expression getting hold of “the wrong end of the stick” :gikkle:


  6. Yesterday
  7. Lavender Country "To a Woman"



  8. Status Update – September 16th, 2021 – Seems incredible we’ve been here in Texas for three years already, and this writer is not a happy camper!  I wish I’d kept my a$$ in Virginia, but it is what it is.

    I know I haven’t uploaded any new chapters since April, and that was DJ #68, which I read last night to see where we left off.  I’m trying to get back into writing and hope to upload Chapter 69 in a few days.  My plans are to continue work on DJ and then pick up Watergame in Tennessee with Jeff and Julian and then to Western Texas with JC, Chance and Diego.  I haven’t forgotten you guys---or the stories.

    Love you guys!

























































  9. Did you know?




    Did you know:

    -You have fewer muscles than a caterpillar

    -A duck can't walk without bobbing its head

    -The past tense for the English word 'dare' is 'durst'

    -Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all all invented by women

    -After Hawaii, New York is the state surrounded by the most water

    -Your liver has over 500 functions



  10. I have a new favourite word, thanks to our British Friends...skint  :D 

    1. Slytherin


      I know a few other words that I love..  Tosser is one :P

    2. Zombie


      when Charles Ryder is skint, his Dad gives some helpful advice :gikkle:  :funny:


    3. wildone


      Video not available in my country 😢

  11. Last week
  12. Due to a timed publishing mistake I had to bring back in chapters 15 and 16 due to the eight hour rule. Just to announce they are both available now. 


  13. Did you know?




    Did you know:

    -Buckingham Palace has over 600 rooms

    -Over 5 million people in Brazil are employed in the coffee industry

    -The most popular toothbrush color is blue

    -Sponges hold more cold water than hot

    -The primary reason for growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings (rice can grow in well drained areas)


  14. "In the last analysis, love is only the reflection of a man’s own worthiness from other men. Men have sometimes exchanged names with their friends, as if they would signify that in their friend each loved his own soul."


  15. Oh look... from the upcoming Reading History software update...


    This will be coming soon to the site.  Anyone spot the difference?

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    2. wildone


      Yay :) this has been one of my requests and now that it is going to be a reality, thank you to @Myr, @Cia, and programmer dude for making it happen :hug: I'm in the same boat as you Val :yes: Too bad my Kindle Reader when I accidentally reset it would do the same 0:) 

    3. Cia


      Mostly @Myr He's been a driving force to keep GA up-to-date and relevant to the times since the very beginning. Frankly, as I approach my 12th year anniversary (all but 2 months as staff of some sort on the site) I don't know how he does it!! A software update that tracks and displays the last read chapter is a HUGE perk that people have been asking for for years. I love that it's now possible, and built right into the story would be ideal!  

    4. Myr


      slowly but surely. this is still tied to the reading history page due to lots of technical limitations ad well as legal ones. still opt in too. 

  16. I'm really enjoying this gay ghost romance story, it is not often that I read ghost romance stories, let alone a gay one. I think readers will enjoy it too as I haven't highlighted this gay fiction writer yet.



    "We live in different worlds. I live in the shadows, you live in the light."

    "We can stay in the dusk, where the two meet."


    Poetic, romantic, and provocative

  17. farm traffic makes such a mess! *splat* :angry:  :funny:

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    2. wildone


      I lived around 10 years where you were driving though agriculture country to get anywhere. Nothing more exciting then have a truck hauling manure ahead of you hit a bump and you get some on your hood (bonnet) or windshield (windscreen). Oh, even better, passing a cattle liner and one of the cows is ass end to the side of the trailer full of holes and decides to take pee and wash the side of your vehicle :yes: 

    3. Slytherin


      Cracking Up Reaction GIF by MOODMAN

      Poor Zombie & Wildone :funny: 

    4. wildone


      **Puts Sly in the passenger seat and lowers the window. Goes to look for a cattle liner to pass 0:) **

  18. Did you know?





    Did you know:

    -The oldest exposed surface on Earth is New Zealand's south island

    -The US produces 19% of the world's trash

    -Over 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once a month

    -Apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee




  19. 1 week, 3 chapters + prologue, and 11K words later...Thank you to the guys reading True As It Can Be. You all deserve cake 🍰

    I know it's rough around the edges: no editor, no beta, and a fast turnaround with my chapters. It's a passion project, I didn't expect anyone to even enjoy it as much as you guys have so far.


  20. Case Studies in Modern Life, the blog

    Here is my first GA blog posting. This is about my first published collection of short stories, which can be found on Amazon, and the story that led up to its publishing.

    Happy reading

  21. Chapter Sixteen of The World Out There is now up.

    The jury is back, the verdict is in and… This isn’t the end of the story.

    Find the chapter here.

    (This is a little late in posting because we were on holiday)

    Happy reading.

  22. Today, it nearly reached 75 degrees. So what did I do? I bought new snowshoes. 

    1. drpaladin


      Best time to buy them.

    2. wildone


      I bet you beat the rush of everyone trying to get some ;) 

  23. Looking at my list of book reviews, do people think I should indicate the genre of the book within gay fiction?

    Not sure if it's easy for people to follow genre of the stories, with just the title and author. I have embedded links to goodreads and their reference, but it doesn't help casual readers of books reviews.

    If people reading my reviews want me to add genre to the title of each review, I will, just ask.





    Did you know:

    -There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia

    -According to the old English time system a moment is 1 and a half minutes

    -The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers

    -New born babies have 350 bones (by age 5 the amount of bones merges to 206)




  25. Cockchafer


    those naughty insectologists :angry: must have had a right good chortle when they named this one :gikkle:


  26. See Below - My New Blog is just out and its the Q&A :) 

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