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Reply #180 posted 04/05/17 10:27am

jayseajay

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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.

hug

[Edited 4/5/17 10:28am]

Not like I love my guitar....
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Reply #181 posted 04/05/17 10:30am

petalthecat

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This is so frustrating. Why isn't it released on Kindle in the UK until the 6th! Grrrr
There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
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Reply #182 posted 04/05/17 10:40am

jayseajay

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This is so frustrating. Why isn't it released on Kindle in the UK until the 6th! Grrrr

I had that problem too. It's on apple ibooks now, and it's cheaper smile

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Reply #183 posted 04/05/17 11:06am

revolution75

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nisibee said:

Oh hey that Amazon essay (lol) is mine! cool


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I'm going to point some Tumblr folks here if you don't mind. Def recommend reading this book with others to help process it and I imagine some people live on "purple islands" where they may not have fellow fams around to discuss it with.



Excellent review!!

I feel the same way! I went into this book with a ton of prejudice. As I am close to wrapping it up, I have a lot of respect for her.
It's a love story from HER perspective.
She keeps it classy from beginning to end
minor keys and drugs don't make a rollerskate jam
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Reply #184 posted 04/05/17 11:09am

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Pennypurple is going to start a completely new thread with the 1st chapter to be discussed (timeline) later today. So get ready to discuss the first chapter today.

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #185 posted 04/05/17 11:15am

LBrent

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Pennypurple is going to start a completely new thread with the 1st chapter to be discussed (timeline) later today. So get ready to discuss the first chapter today.

Yay!

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Reply #186 posted 04/05/17 11:33am

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OldFriends4Sale said:



Pennypurple is going to start a completely new thread with the 1st chapter to be discussed (timeline) later today. So get ready to discuss the first chapter today.





Yeah!! I can't wait To discuss. I'm dying to talk to someone about her views on LG.
minor keys and drugs don't make a rollerskate jam
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Reply #187 posted 04/05/17 11:35am

Superfan1984

mine will be here tomorrow so I can catch up quickly- will be reading as soon as I come home tomorrow afternoon lol

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Reply #188 posted 04/05/17 12:07pm

rednblue

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Pennypurple is going to start a completely new thread with the 1st chapter to be discussed (timeline) later today. So get ready to discuss the first chapter today.

Will you or Pennypurple post the link here when the thread goes up?

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Reply #189 posted 04/05/17 12:10pm

lucylula

Can anyone tell me why there are two versions on iBooks, one is released and the other is due to release tomorrow?
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Reply #190 posted 04/05/17 12:13pm

PennyPurple

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rednblue said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Pennypurple is going to start a completely new thread with the 1st chapter to be discussed (timeline) later today. So get ready to discuss the first chapter today.

Will you or Pennypurple post the link here when the thread goes up?

I will tonight when I get off work. This thread is already 7 pages and we are going to try to start fresh, so we can go chapter by chapter. That way it won't be so confusing.

I'm hoping 206Michelle will do a timeline for each chapter.

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Reply #191 posted 04/05/17 12:16pm

rednblue

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rednblue said:

Will you or Pennypurple post the link here when the thread goes up?

I will tonight when I get off work. This thread is already 7 pages and we are going to try to start fresh, so we can go chapter by chapter. That way it won't be so confusing.

I'm hoping 206Michelle will do a timeline for each chapter.

Thanks a million (in purple pennies)!

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Reply #192 posted 04/05/17 12:25pm

SweetKathleen

My copy wasn't supposed to be delivered until sometime between 4/10 and 4/14....but it was on my doorstep this morning!

I wasn't sure what to expect (I don't like the title very much)....but even the opening quote before the prologue had me kind of stunned/reflecting. First couple of pages of the prologue had me crying. Had to put it down for a while. But I guess I need to get on with it and through the first chapter for when the discussion starts.

Looking foward to reading other people's thoughts too.

I miss you my friend --jj, me, and many others
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Reply #193 posted 04/05/17 1:22pm

bsprout

Just finished the book!
Penny Purple, thank you for starting this thread.
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Reply #194 posted 04/05/17 1:33pm

Nanni

bsprout said:

Just finished the book! Penny Purple, thank you for starting this thread.

And? What do U think about the book?

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Reply #195 posted 04/05/17 1:40pm

LBrent

Ok, so far so good, but now we're in Hawaii and I'm gonna take a break for a bit and brew another pot of coffee cuz I have an unsettled feeling these next few chapters are gonna get a bit...rough.

confused

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Reply #196 posted 04/05/17 2:31pm

jayseajay

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Ok, so far so good, but now we're in Hawaii and I'm gonna take a break for a bit and brew another pot of coffee cuz I have an unsettled feeling these next few chapters are gonna get a bit...rough.

confused

I'd recommend a nip of whiskey if the hour will permit. confused

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Reply #197 posted 04/05/17 2:32pm

bsprout

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bsprout said:


Just finished the book! Penny Purple, thank you for starting this thread.

And? What do U think about the book?



I don't know Mayte, but I think her book is a heartfelt and honest account. I was moved while reading it. It didn't change my perception of Prince in any way. I believe she loved him deeply, and she shows enormous compassion here, which I think is admirable. I was also pleasantly surprised that it is pretty well written and the narrative moves well. Although given the subject matter it would've been a page-turner for me regardless, I think her ghost writer did a fantastic job of keeping the melodrama to a minimum and moving the plot along smoothly, while still maintaining Mayte's 'voice' throughout.
I'll wait for the chapter threads to start before making more specific comments (sorry, PennyPurple, if I've broken any of your rules...)
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Reply #198 posted 04/05/17 3:05pm

LBrent

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LBrent said:

Ok, so far so good, but now we're in Hawaii and I'm gonna take a break for a bit and brew another pot of coffee cuz I have an unsettled feeling these next few chapters are gonna get a bit...rough.

confused

I'd recommend a nip of whiskey if the hour will permit. confused

I didn't see your post before I went back to the book.

I was right. It got rough. Really rough. Really really rough.

sad

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Reply #199 posted 04/05/17 3:16pm

jayseajay

LBrent said:

jayseajay said:

I'd recommend a nip of whiskey if the hour will permit. confused

I didn't see your post before I went back to the book.

I was right. It got rough. Really rough. Really really rough.

sad

I finished 3 hours ago. I'm still kind of in bits. We're going to need this book group hug

Not like I love my guitar....
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Reply #200 posted 04/05/17 3:20pm

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LBrent said:

jayseajay said:

I'd recommend a nip of whiskey if the hour will permit. confused

I didn't see your post before I went back to the book.

I was right. It got rough. Really rough. Really really rough.

sad

Ooh, boy. I think you just made my mind up for me... I'm really on the fence about reading this right now, not because of any negativity in the book; I don't think there's much in it I wasn't already aware of. But, I don't think I'm ready yet to delve into the spaces of someone's personal grief when I haven't yet dealt with my own. I think I will read this eventually. But, just not now. Not a good time. For me.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #201 posted 04/05/17 3:23pm

LBrent

jayseajay said:

LBrent said:

I didn't see your post before I went back to the book.

I was right. It got rough. Really rough. Really really rough.

sad

I finished 3 hours ago. I'm still kind of in bits. We're going to need this book group hug

I have another 2 1/2 hours to listen to so you know where I am in the story.

It's hard.

We'll definitely need this group, but I also think it'll bring some healing and closure.

We'll see...

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Reply #202 posted 04/05/17 3:25pm

PennyPurple

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OK, the discussion will now start on this thread: http://prince.org/msg/5/440644

Let's move over to the new thread and GO!! lol

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Reply #203 posted 04/05/17 3:26pm

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Well, I just broke down and bought the kindle version. I won't be starting it till later tonight.

No one has mentioned if there were any new pictures and if they're in the kiindle version.

thanks

I love you baby, just not like I love this guitar.~Prince~
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Reply #204 posted 04/05/17 3:29pm

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LoriJ said:

Well, I just broke down and bought the kindle version. I won't be starting it till later tonight.

No one has mentioned if there were any new pictures and if they're in the kiindle version.

thanks

There are pictures but I don't know if they are on the Kindle?

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Reply #205 posted 04/05/17 3:48pm

LBrent

LoriJ said:

Well, I just broke down and bought the kindle version. I won't be starting it till later tonight.

No one has mentioned if there were any new pictures and if they're in the kiindle version.

thanks

Yes there are and yes there are on Kindle.

smile

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Reply #206 posted 04/05/17 4:12pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Pennypurple is going to start a completely new thread with the 1st chapter to be discussed (timeline) later today. So get ready to discuss the first chapter today.

That a very good idea..

a thread for each chapter

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #207 posted 04/05/17 4:55pm

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I got my copy yesterday and read the whole thing. Can't wait to discuss. It's definitely worth reading. Hurry up and getcha copies.

I imagine myself inside your bedroom; oh, I imagine myself in your sky.
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Reply #208 posted 04/05/17 5:01pm

PennyPurple

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SpookyNopetopus said:

I got my copy yesterday and read the whole thing. Can't wait to discuss. It's definitely worth reading. Hurry up and getcha copies.

We are discussing it right here: http://prince.org/msg/5/440644

Come on over! biggrin

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Reply #209 posted 04/05/17 5:19pm

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PennyPurple said:

SpookyNopetopus said:

I got my copy yesterday and read the whole thing. Can't wait to discuss. It's definitely worth reading. Hurry up and getcha copies.

We are discussing it right here: http://prince.org/msg/5/440644

Come on over! biggrin

Damn, I have a copy on hold until tomorrow at Target. Just not sure I can handle it... Should I stick my big toe into the water? confused razz

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