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    I finished it today, yippee!! It's been my sunbathing companion - another advantage of an audiobook πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Line up the Singapore Slings for me 🍸🍸🍸🍸 🀩🀩 xx
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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      Oh Heather I know what you mean. I had the same problem. I wish there was some kind of alert that stops it when no one is listening. The trouble i had finding where I'd got to. I'd rather have shorter chunks of about an hour rather 5. 😊
      when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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        A cocktail would be most welcome. I ran out onto the balcony to rescue my washing, hanging by one peg, and burnt my bare feet. Sooo hot out there 😎
        when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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          Go on Ellie did you take your boots off?
          when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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            denise I most certainly did πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°
            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
            Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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              Have only just noticed this so not enough time to listen/read the book but would like ve to join in

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                Finished it in the shade this afternoon. Won't post spoilers but loved it !

                Apparently a pornstar martini is the drink to have according to my son's girlfriend. 🍸πŸ₯€πŸΈ although I'm going for a Pimms ( sorry Matthew for the drink ref )

                Sue, its still a good read and free on kindle unlimited xxx

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                  There'll be another book chosen soon SueM so keep an eye out for it.

                  But, as Debbie said, this current book, Pachinko is well worth the read/listen. xx
                  ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                  Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                    πŸ“šI'm sorry I didn't get much further forward with reading since my last post...but the good news is I will continue.
                    It was definitely not a book I would of chosen myself so that was a revelation - as once I got into it I started to really enjoy. That's an obvious plus side to being in a book club...reading out of my comfort zone.
                    I like that it gives a flavour of such a totally different culture through generations. Also the portrayal of such strong female characters throughout.
                    I set off with the audio book...however her voice sent me to sleep so I switched to reading.
                    I'd been struggling to read (mind too busy) and this book has put me back on track to read regularly. So that's win win.
                    Ok I claim my Mojito and a Woo Woo 🍸🍹
                    Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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                      Think she's having problems because she's a virtual tippler! πŸ˜‚
                      when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                        πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ What shall I do with my big bag of salt & vinegar crisps?? I know... I'll eat them anyway and have another packet when LindaB finishes the book πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ xx
                        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                          Originally posted by denise View Post
                          Think she's having problems because she's a virtual tippler!
                          Don't think there's anything virtual about Linda's tippling πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜

                          ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                          Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                            Well today was the day for the book club review so I gave mine....finished or not. So I'm waiting to read everyone's views.
                            I did forget to add thanks Ellie for kicking off the book club with such an unusual and Interesting book πŸ‘β­β­β­β­β­
                            SALT & VINEGAR Ellie worst flavour ever...πŸ˜‹πŸ˜˜
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                            Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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                              OK, here is my short review: slurp, slurp 🍸🍸🍸, crunch, crunch on THE onlyflavour crisp worth eating πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

                              Pachinko - I enjoyed this novel a lot. This 4 generation family saga had everything - sadness, joy, fortitude, love & romance, but it was the history, cultural constraints, oppression and rigid social norms interwoven throughout the story which interested me most.

                              [Removed: a specific event, as not to spoil Linda’s unfinished read] epitomised the crux of the matter for me - no matter his education or level of self-improvement he achieved, the strict social and cultural rules meant that no matter what, social mobility is impossible and he would always be seen as a tainted, second-class citizen, a de facto criminal, simply because of his Korean ethnicity.
                              ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                              Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                                Thanks for that Ellie Not my kind of book πŸ˜„πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜xx
                                Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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