I happened to see a post by Bob Hatting on Boquete Ning giving away a Kindle Book to the first 10 people that write him. The money goes to Nutre Hogar. I have one of Bob’s books and plan on reading the rest.
Bob’s Post follows:
Please help settle a bet. I proposed that I could offer ten (10) kindle books to the first ten people that wrote me with their -mail address and that it would happen in three (days). I have a friend that says I won’t get half. So, here the deal. If you write me with your e-mail..firstname.lastname@example.org., I’ll send you absolutely free, my eBook, “Alaska be Damned”. You can check it out at
This bet closes out in 3 days. Oh, by the way, the proceeds go to Nutre Hogar.
There you have it. Bob wins a bet and you feed a child! What a way to start off your day.
As many of you know, I do my best to try to help the country that has adopted me. I have been fortunate to have had some effect on several worthwhile projects and my time is always full. Being retired doesn’t mean that you have to quit being productive. When I feel that something I have done has helped someone else, I feel better and enjoy life more.
One of the local organizations that I have recently gotten involved with is Nutre Hogar. I was most impressed with my visit to their David location and you can see my post HERE.
I have been talking to Bob Hatting about some other ideas related to helping Nutre Hogar. One of the things Bob is doing is donating all of the proceeds (from his book sales) he receives through March 31 to Nutre Hogar.
He just sent me some information with an idea how we can kick it up a notch on his sales, which has a dual benefit. It helps Nutre Hogar, and it also helps Bob. Personally, I would like to see Bob make a fortune on his books.
When I needed help on the auction for Paul Nunes, Bob jumped right in with Chris Smoot and took control. He didn’t ask for a dime because he knew that the Nunes’s kids needed the help and without his and Chris’s help, the auction would not have been a success. Continue reading
I have been enjoying several books because of having my iPad, that I would not have enjoyed were it not so darn easy to get them.
I have read several free books, mostly mysteries, that show up on the free lists from both Barnes and Noble,the Amazon site and the Apple site. Some have been very good and some have been fair, but for $0.00 who can complain.
I recently read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe and learned the answer to the question “What is the meaning of life”. If you have read the book, then you know that the answer is “42”. I have always intended to read that book and just never did. I must admit that I had a hard time getting into it, but now I can put it on “been there and done that” list.
Of course I enjoyed a Clive Cussler book and it seems like I always enjoy them. Must be a guy thing.
Yesterday, I bumped into a Chiriquí Chatter reader and he was telling me about Audible.com where he gets all of his audio books. He made it sound so interesting by describing how listening to a good reader changed the entire experience of the book. Continue reading
One comment I hear a lot is that it is so hard to find English language books in Panama. I guess it has been a while since I have posted anything about the BOOKMARK in Dolega. By far, this may be the best place in Panama to find English reading material
One of these days, I need to go to Dolega and take a new set of photos because Hal has enlarged the place and there is much more to be found there.
I did take one photo when the change was just getting started an and this one just one of the many new additions. Continue reading
I just don’t like doing things half way. If I am going to do something, I want to do it as well as I can. I don’t care what it is, I just don’t care for mediocre. So when my neighbor convinced me to try my hand at bridge again, I knew I would eventually need to do a little studying.
Last week I took a trip up to Dolega to the BOOKMARK to see if I could pick up a book on bridge. I had four novels to turn in and the book I found equaled the trade-in price.
Here is the book I walked out with.
On my way back from Boquete on Tuesday, I stopped at the Bookmark in Boquete to see Hal. If you don’t know about the BOOKMARK, you must not read buy many English language books in Chiriquí. Hal has the largest selection in Chiriquí and most likely in all of Panama.
Here is a photo of one of the new areas.
If you need something to read, see Hal. If you want to know about the BOOKMARK’s history, go HERE.
Wow. Obama has already started having an effect in Chiriquí, specifically Dolega. Apparently he has inspired the Bookmark to do some housecleaning. On your way, to or from Boquete, why not stop in and help Hal get rid of some of the books and so he will have room for others.
I just noticed a new post on Hal’s BookMark site. He calls the post “Hard Times Sale“. That is just what I would expect from Hal. Always wanting to help his fellow man. In my book, the BookMark is still the best place in Chiriquí to find reading material. And the BookMark is eco friendly. After you read your books, bring them back and Hal credits 1/2 of that book’s rental price toward another book. How great is that!
If you stop in Dolega, at the Bookmark, tell Hal I said hello.
I stopped in the BookMark yesterday to visit with Hal. He is cleaning house and it is a good time to get some books. Hal still has the best book repository in Chiriquí.
I received the following information from Mike Owen.
A major event in David is about to take place.
We are launching my mum’s book, “Ladies of Class” by Marjorie Owen.
A murder mystery set in England and spanning three countries.
Where? At the Hombre de la Mancha bookstore in Chiriquí Mall.
When? On Thursday September 11th from 4.00pm
What? Cheese and wine.
What else? Also in Hombre de la Mancha store in Panama City and soon to be in Read and Relax in Boquete.
On line? Sure. Amazon.com – Barnes and Noble – Walden Books – Books a Million – etc.
Info? Check out http://www.vrpublishing.com/book_pages/ladies_of_class.html
Who? Mike and Dee Owen will be in attendance for signed first editions.
Who else? You guys. Please come.