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Reply #150 posted 04/05/17 6:02am

LBrent

Erm...just passed that part and...well...let's just say I can't wait until we start discussing...and no, she didn't say anything bad about P...but...

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Reply #151 posted 04/05/17 6:15am

206Michelle

Lovejunky, my mistake. I blame my mistake on my very cloudy brain yesterday due to the bad cold I have. It was bad enough I had 2 stay home from work. But thank U for sharing the review (the purple text).

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206 Michelle..

I think you misread my post...

I didnt write the Purple words...they are copied from the AMAZON book review...

and No..

Ive never been critical of Mayte...the only comment I made about her was in reference to something she was quoted as saying.

If you go to the Amazon Book page, you will find ALL posative comments written by people who have purchased and read the book...

206Michelle said:

Love Junky, THANK YOU for your honesty.

I wish I could cut and paste something that I wrote on part 2 of the official thread about The Most Beautiful. I recall you being critical of Mayte on the official book thread part 2, but you kept your criticism civil and didn't throw Mayte under the bus and assassinate her character as some others did. Since that thread has been removed, I will repeat something that I wrote as best I can.

There were some individuals who were attacking Mayte because they felt that she was going to tarnish Prince's legacy with this book. I made this point: Because a big part of Mayte's life and identity is tied to Prince and a lot of her supporters are Prince fans, it would not be in Mayte's interest to tarnish Prince's legacy. Why would she want to say things in the book that would cause her to become alienated from friends of Prince as well as his family and estate? I recall predicting that while she would be critical at times, what she wrote would not tarnish his legacy.

I totally agree that she humanizes him in the book. Her description of him as a father, on p. 209, is absolutely touching, and it is something that only she could share.

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #152 posted 04/05/17 6:45am

rednblue

Can I join?

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Reply #153 posted 04/05/17 6:49am

206Michelle

eye am going 2 make a timeline of the events that happen in the book. It's the teacher in my, eye guess. So I will post the timeline starting this weekend, hopefully.

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Reply #154 posted 04/05/17 7:00am

PennyPurple

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rednblue said:

Can I join?

Sure. biggrin

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Reply #155 posted 04/05/17 7:00am

PennyPurple

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206Michelle said:

eye am going 2 make a timeline of the events that happen in the book. It's the teacher in my, eye guess. So I will post the timeline starting this weekend, hopefully.

No, we are going to go chapter by chapter and we are not starting until everyone gets their book.

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Reply #156 posted 04/05/17 7:06am

rednblue

PennyPurple said:

rednblue said:

Can I join?

Sure. biggrin

Yay! Thank you for organizing!

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Reply #157 posted 04/05/17 7:14am

PennyPurple

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PennyPurple said:

[For Legal Reasons: NO POSTING OF IMAGES OR PICTURES OR CONTENTS FROM THE BOOK, posting the front cover of the book is okay. THE ORG DOES NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE THE BOOK OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS - anyone caught doing so shall be dealt with accordingly - luv4u]
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his is the thread for anyone who is reading and wants to discuss the book.

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Please let's keep this civil, this discussion is about the book we are about to read. We can discuss anything and everything ABOUT the book.

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No read = No comments...This will be tightly controlled.

If you have purchased the book and want to join this thread, please comment below and leave your suggestions on how you would like to move forward.

Thank you. Penny

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Everyone please see the above post. There are rules that we are going to have to follow.

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This book is going to be discussed chapter by chapter. You can not copy and paste anything in this book on this thread. As of right now, we are trying to obtain permission to use some things in this book.

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We can not start this discussion until everyone has received the book.

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I am working closely with a Mod to make sure the rules are followed.

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Do not spoil the book for others that have not had a chance to get their copy. NO SPOILERS!

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Reply #158 posted 04/05/17 7:31am

80tomato

PennyPurple said:

206Michelle said:

I have 2 general observations.

(1) I have come across a couple of dates that are incorrect. One of them is the date of artwork that prince made for her that she describes as being for their 1st anniversary, but the date would have been for their second anniversary.

(2) Mayte wants to set the record straight on some things that happened while she and prince were married.

I will be more specific as the discussion of the book progresses.

Yes, thank you for pointing that out.

Actually their 1st anniiversary date is correct on the artwork BUT the spelling of ANNIVERSORY is incorrect , unless that was his special spelling

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Reply #159 posted 04/05/17 7:41am

80tomato

PennyPurple said:

LBrent said:

So far I'm good.

Been listening on and off all night (the great part of having worked nights 34 years before I retired is being able to easily stay up all night) between cleaning and organizing and taking breaks to listen to P music and try to digest what Mayte's reading.

I'm only up to P having a cold in Switzerland so I'm not too far in yet.

I'm a voracious reader, but in this case listening to her read with vocal inflection is making it easier for me to deal than if I were simply reading the words on a page with no emotion from her. Might sound stupid, but it's making a difference to me. It's almost like she's talking directly to me, conversationally.

confused

I'm at that point in the book as well.

Yes it is wonderful to hear her read it ...lots of emotion

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Reply #160 posted 04/05/17 7:46am

precioux

PennyPurple said:

purpletbird said:

PennyPurple said: Thanks penny for suggesting iBooks, I read last night to page 297, without disturbing my partner. I was so worried about the book with all the, Negative mojo from the original post, but I always knew I was going to read the book. I mean how could I not, she was married to Prince. The way it's written I also feel like I'm there experienceing a life with him. I'm in love all over again. Not only is this book going to help me but this book club will help me heal. Talking and experiencing what others think we help develop a strong understanding of life, love, and loss. Thank U

I stayed up way to late last night reading. Didn't want to get up this am. to go to work. Work will drag on today.....

Ditto, Penny!!!! Books a million was SOLD OUT by 5 pm, and I had to drive 45 minutes there and back after placing one on hold to get it from another store which only had 2 remaining....I'm so ta ta today! Can't wait to chat excited

P.S.- beginning this book was SOOOOO heartwarming. It IS a love story shared by 2 kiss2

[Edited 4/5/17 7:50am]

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Reply #161 posted 04/05/17 7:49am

precioux

206Michelle said:

eye am going 2 make a timeline of the events that happen in the book. It's the teacher in my, eye guess. So I will post the timeline starting this weekend, hopefully.

thumbs up! Great idea 206michelle! I was thinking of doing the same smile

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Reply #162 posted 04/05/17 7:55am

precioux

PennyPurple said:

NotACleverName said:

PennyPurple said: Amazon charged my card today and is "preparing book for shipment". Also makes note that it is expected to arrive the 10th or 11th; however, my previous book orders have arrived within a couple of days of shipping. So, I am going to give it until the 7th before I look at other options.

Hopefully I'll be getting mine before the 10th. mad

Hey Penny, If your book has shipped, you can always refuse the delivery and the $ will go back to your account (not sure how that would work, being you used a gift card), you just have to stay on top of it.

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Reply #163 posted 04/05/17 8:02am

rednblue

PennyPurple said:

206Michelle said:

eye am going 2 make a timeline of the events that happen in the book. It's the teacher in my, eye guess. So I will post the timeline starting this weekend, hopefully.

No, we are going to go chapter by chapter and we are not starting until everyone gets their book.

Maybe a timeline would be a good thing to work on as the group reads. I can relate, Michelle206. There were a bunch of times when I found myself wanting one as I was reading. And I agree with your observation of where anger tends to be directed. I know we shouldn't talk specifics yet.


I also agree with this from AnnaStesia91 (not in any way to imply that you don't agree, Michelle206): "I think some people will use the fuzziness of dates to try and discredit what she's saying but when I look back on my own life I can't remember everything that happened in chronological order or to a T. Some of it is fuzzy. But this is HER story about her life and how he fit into it and not the other way around so looking at something from a strictly Prince perspective isn't really helpful."

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Reply #164 posted 04/05/17 8:10am

benni

I ordered the ebook yesterday and read it. So much of it I could relate to, from Prince's actions. I will order the book just to have it.

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Reply #165 posted 04/05/17 8:17am

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Ok, I decided to download the book today and join in. Could we start sooner? Maybe folks can catch up as their books come in? It Seems some folks are done already and things are being said here already about the book we should maybe just jump in and officially get started.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #166 posted 04/05/17 8:30am

rednblue

rednblue said:

PennyPurple said:

No, we are going to go chapter by chapter and we are not starting until everyone gets their book.

Maybe a timeline would be a good thing to work on as the group reads. I can relate, Michelle206. There were a bunch of times when I found myself wanting one as I was reading. And I agree with your observation of where anger tends to be directed. I know we shouldn't talk specifics yet.


I also agree with this from AnnaStesia91 (not in any way to imply that you don't agree, Michelle206): "I think some people will use the fuzziness of dates to try and discredit what she's saying but when I look back on my own life I can't remember everything that happened in chronological order or to a T. Some of it is fuzzy. But this is HER story about her life and how he fit into it and not the other way around so looking at something from a strictly Prince perspective isn't really helpful."

Sorry for reversing your name, 206Michelle! Now I'm the fuzzy one. : )

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Reply #167 posted 04/05/17 8:50am

MysticalChick

I'm in. I got the book yesterday and read the intro while sipping iced coffee at Dunkin Donuts and had to leave because I was in tears. I have a feeling this book is going to be deep (in ways I'm not sure Mayte even realized) and will allow us to continue our journey of knowing the man and that part of his life.

Here for it.

"So this is where U end, and U and I begin ..."

Thanks for being my mystical unicorn.
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Reply #168 posted 04/05/17 8:56am

jayseajay

Thanks so much for the ibook tip, I have a day off today and the idea of waiting till tomorrow was making me crazy. I'm about three quarters way through, will not stop till it's finished. My god. It's devastating. Beautiful, heartbreaking, insightful...and really fricking honest without being overly salacious - and he was no saint, so it doesn't bother me that she doesn't sugarcoat some stuff, but I think he comes out of it well...I think you get a really strong sense of how so much that we love about him as an artist really was just him. I know its ghostwritten, but her voice also comes through very powerfully, and I think it's really clear why he loved her, and how much she loved him. Anyway, so glad we get to process it together. I think it will really help. When are we thinking of starting?

Not like I love my guitar....
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Reply #169 posted 04/05/17 9:05am

CMSantos71

Good Morning everyone. I received my book yesterday while I was at work but it wasnt until I got home that I was able to start reading it. I stayed up late reading it and got up early this morning to continue reading. I am at chaper 8 and so far I love the book. There is something about the way it is written that has stirred my soul...it's hard to explain this feeling. Anyhow, I look forward to discussing it with all of you. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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Reply #170 posted 04/05/17 9:14am

206Michelle

PennyPurple said:



206Michelle said:


eye am going 2 make a timeline of the events that happen in the book. It's the teacher in my, eye guess. So I will post the timeline starting this weekend, hopefully.



No, we are going to go chapter by chapter and we are not starting until everyone gets their book.


OK then I will wait and share the timeline when all have the book and will share it chapter by chapter.
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Reply #171 posted 04/05/17 9:16am

LBrent

80tomato said:

PennyPurple said:

I'm at that point in the book as well.

Yes it is wonderful to hear her read it ...lots of emotion

Lots of emotion, but not over the top where it has me looking side-eye as I listen...and trust me, I went into reading this pretty much where nisibee was in the Amazon review.

I dunno why I'm so protective of this lil purple dude I've never met, but I am and although I'm enjoying it so far, I find myself instinctively constantly sniffing the air for any shenanigans that will tarnish P in any way.

And before anyone feels the needs to imply that I have him on a pedastal, yes, I do in many ways...but I also acknowledge and embrace his flaws, including the urge I've posted about many times to "bop him upside the back of his big ol' head" when I feel like he'd effed up.

lol

So far I've found lotsa stuff that resonates.

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Reply #172 posted 04/05/17 9:32am

DD55

Hi everyone, Don’t forget what Penny mentioned at the beginning---- we’re going to discuss the book chapter by chapter.

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If we try to go ahead and tackle the entire book at once the thread will be chaos with conversations going in all different directions and no one will be able to follow.

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Please wait with highlights and outlines, everyone here is reading it so they know the sequence of events.

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Let’s wait for Penny to tell us when to start and let her lead the conversation. She will lead us not in a censure type of way but in an orderly way so we all can at least try to stay on the same topic at the same time to get the most of sharing our observations.

~~ Peace,

DD55

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Reply #173 posted 04/05/17 9:40am

NotACleverName

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luv4u said:



Strawberrylova123 said:




NotACleverName said:


Strawberrylova123 said: I believe it's clear that this thread will only convey positive thoughts, opinions, discussion about the book. Probably best you scoot along....

once I checked the post says we can discuss ANYTHING, EVERYTHING about the book. whats the point of having a book club if a person can't discuss their personal feelings towards a book. I'm not a mayte hater at all but this book... sad




Yes you can. Opinions welcome.


I was probably hasty in my response to you Strawberrylova123 and for that, I do apologize. In my defense, when you advised that you had more negative than positive thoughts, I immediately thought of the "negative" comments of the other thread....*shudders*

But, luv4u is correct so, I look forward to your thoughts.

EDIT: Wanted to add that I could not wait for my hard cover to arrive so ordered the Kindle yesterday. Beautifully, lovingly, respectfully told. Yes, tears go here.....
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"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence......." ~ DESIDERATA ~ Max Ehrmann
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Reply #174 posted 04/05/17 9:49am

rednblue

jayseajay said:

Thanks so much for the ibook tip, I have a day off today and the idea of waiting till tomorrow was making me crazy. I'm about three quarters way through, will not stop till it's finished. My god. It's devastating. Beautiful, heartbreaking, insightful...and really fricking honest without being overly salacious - and he was no saint, so it doesn't bother me that she doesn't sugarcoat some stuff, but I think he comes out of it well...I think you get a really strong sense of how so much that we love about him as an artist really was just him. I know its ghostwritten, but her voice also comes through very powerfully, and I think it's really clear why he loved her, and how much she loved him. Anyway, so glad we get to process it together. I think it will really help. When are we thinking of starting?

It's good to hear you, jayseajay. I never got to thank you for reminding me (on another thread) about the hallway speech. I'm noting that in particular because I should have gotten back to that thread, but didn't. Those day-to-day life demands sure do get in the way. : ) I really appreciate your insights on many topics here.

Speaking of life's demands, I'm glad to hear you have a day off, and I hope you are able to dig into that last quarter of the book.

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Reply #175 posted 04/05/17 10:00am

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So I've read the entire book! Who has the audible version? How is it listening to Mayte's voice?

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Reply #176 posted 04/05/17 10:18am

LBrent

lotusflower0000 said:

So I've read the entire book! Who has the audible version? How is it listening to Mayte's voice?

I've got it.

I don't think I'd be as invested if I were just reading words on a page.

Especially the part I'm up to right now, Japan and what follows, I needed to hear this part from her own mouth in her own voice.

sad

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Reply #177 posted 04/05/17 10:19am

precioux

lotusflower0000 said:

So I've read the entire book! Who has the audible version? How is it listening to Mayte's voice?


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sorry, Lbrent-was directing lotus to your reply#147 biggrin

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Reply #178 posted 04/05/17 10:20am

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LBrent said:

lotusflower0000 said:

So I've read the entire book! Who has the audible version? How is it listening to Mayte's voice?

I've got it.

I don't think I'd be as invested if I were just reading words on a page.

Especially the part I'm up to right now, Japan and what follows, I needed to hear this part from her own mouth in her own voice.

sad

I think i'm going to go ahead and get the audible version too. While I was reading it I was trying to imagine her voice in my head lol

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Reply #179 posted 04/05/17 10:23am

LBrent

lotusflower0000 said:

LBrent said:

I've got it.

I don't think I'd be as invested if I were just reading words on a page.

Especially the part I'm up to right now, Japan and what follows, I needed to hear this part from her own mouth in her own voice.

sad

I think i'm going to go ahead and get the audible version too. While I was reading it I was trying to imagine her voice in my head lol

Then you know the part... eek

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