Free Book Friday (with a side of Funny) – Thanksgiving & Black Friday Edition




This week’s Free Book Friday title is More Than Words, Volume 7.  About as close to a Thanksgiving title as I could get. 😀

To enter the giveaway for this book, simply leave a comment to today’s post that includes the code FBF—for “Free Book Friday,” of course—to let me know you’re interested in the drawing. (U.S. residents only for the prize, please, but everyone is welcome to chat.)

Winner will be announced during our Happy Sunday post on…well, you know, Sunday. Winner is responsible for contacting me with her mailing information—i.e. I will not be contacting you—so be sure to check back in or you might not even know you won! :uhoh (If prize isn’t claimed within 14 days, another name may be drawn or item may be tossed back into the goody bag to be re-used for a future giveaway.)


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  1. Debra G says:

    FBF. I am not going out shopping today I hope.

    • Heidi says:

      LOL I’m with you, Debra! No Black Friday shopping for me. I’m staying inside where it’s warm & safe. For me, there’s nothing that I need so badly, no matter the deal, that I’m willing to deal with the crowds & traffic & rudeness. No, thank you. :ohcrap

  2. Jessica Lemmon says:

    A PSA AND a joke? I am totally stealing that dog picture for my blog & FB page!!! :lol

    • Heidi says:

      It made me chuckle, too! And really, I didn’t know turkey was toxic to dogs! The bones, sure, but who’da thought more of it? If I ever get a pup, I’ll definitely have to research that more carefully!

  3. Donna says:

    Happy Friday. Loving the cat picture. I can soooo relate. fbf

  4. Anne says:


    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Yet again, my turkey was underdone. At least this year it was just around the leg joints. Not sure it’s worth the trouble to make a turkey though I love eating it. I immediately made bowls of turkey for the cats, they ate two bites and walked away. One of the three didn’t even do that. What!!!! I had a cat who ate an entire 12 lb. turkey (over a week or two) because I left in the giblets and stuff (it was my first) and I was too grossed out to eat it. She weighed about 6 lbs. soaking wet but LOVED turkey, would howl the whole time it was cooking.

    • Heidi says:

      That is too cute, Anne! I happily offer my kittehs as much turkey as they want. I’ll give them the blood & bits raw, if they want it (I normally feed them a raw diet, so this is nothing peculiar), & then also little bits once it’s cooked. They *sometimes* poke at it, but this year turned their noses up entirely. UNTIL I reheated a bit of turkey later on & sat down to eat…then I had three of them on my lap, begging me to share.

      Seriously?!? Apparently turkey is only yummy to them when it’s *mine* & not offered to them directly. Hmph. :purplebat

  5. Terri says:


    Happy Friday everyone!!!

  6. Hollie says:

    FBF!! Wonderfully warm weather here today in Indiana!! Stayed home to enjoy it! 🙂

  7. Jamie D says:

    :ohcrap UGH! Black Friday Again! Only this year I’m stuck working a retail store. Hopefully i survive to read another book.

    FBF! :lol

    • Heidi says:

      Oh, no! We forget about the poor clerks who have to *work* thru the Black Friday craziness! And I’ll bet you don’t get to take advantage of any of the store’s deals, either, huh? :uhoh

  8. Beth R. says:

    FBF! I can’t imagine shopping today. I’m reading instead.

  9. Jolene A says:

    FBF!!! No shopping for me today, I am figthing a sinus infection that is making me miserable 🙁

  10. Holly says:

    FBF is much better than black Friday….to get something worthwhile all we had to do was visit and say hi!

  11. Colleen C. says:

    No shopping for me… not a fan of the crazyness! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

  12. Margaret L says:


    Like your website

    I will be shopping tomorrow

  13. CateS says:

    It may be Free Book Friday, but I don’t want to leave my house…. I hate crowds when shopping…

  14. Cindy Capers says:

    I just bought a new Christmas tree. I’m trying to get up the motivation to look at the stand and see how hard it will be to put together. Wish me luck!

  15. Arlene says:

    FBF. Not leaving the house!

  16. Khaddra says:

    I braved the store today…only because i ran out of formula for the baby lol. I bought a few toys for my 3 year old who was with me. I could only buy so much though because every toy i bought i would tell him it was for one of his friends and he only has so many friends! lol.

  17. Erica says:

    Fbf…I could use a new book to relax with

  18. Betty Lewis says:

    Love the pictures. Thanks for the laugh! 🙂 FBF

  19. carole says:

    Happy black friday! I didn’t go shopping for I hate black friday and the crowds-stayed home and been reading and relaxing! Hope yu had a nice thanksgiving with yur family! FBF love to win a free book! love all yur funnies!

  20. Renee says:

    I too braved the masses today, not that there was anything I HAD to have, it’s justa fun day spent with my daughter and sister-in-law. It’s turned in to more of a fun tradition than a ‘gotta have it’. Loved the cartoons–they made me giggle :money FBF

  21. Sue Pengelly Peterson says:

    FBF! Loved the kitty pic – can’t stop chuckling!

  22. JenniferK says:

    I braved the masses but I just went to one store and got the rest of the sales online. If I had any other choice, I wouldn’t have gone out at all. Now, we are home reading and relaxing the rest of the weekend.


  23. Christina Bell says:

    This would so make my day after dealing with the craziness of the today. Thanks for giving me a giggle.

  24. Sarah R. says:

    FBF! I love free books. =D Is it really Friday? I’ve been up since yesterday morning, it seems…the two days just kind of melded into one insane ride.


  25. Anne the librarian says:

    FBF I want to win this lovely book!

  26. Sharon says:


    I did go out, but not to the stores. Met up w/ my siste, saw a movie and had lunch together. Much better use of my time.

    My heart goes out to anyone who had to work retail today. :dancingbat

  27. Sharon says:

    Oh yeah and it’s FBF!

    The turkey went to my head…

  28. Gayle Hudson says:


    No shopping for me today. Stayed at home and decorated, cooked, and made homemade chex mix.

    Now just relaxing on my laptop listening to Harry Conick Jr Christmas music!

    Happy Holidays everyone!


  29. dian says:

    hey hey hey FBF :vamp

    i want to win this book..please please :lol

    :coffin2 for all ^^

  30. Sherie says:

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  31. Angie M says:

    Took my teenage cousin shopping this afternoon. I just won’t get up early to save money! We had fun and picked up a couple of things, then went to see The Muppets! It took me right back to my girlhood! :dancingelvis

  32. Pat Bohn says:


    Just downloaded “Kismet” by Carly Phillips. Love her stuff. Also just finishing “Explosive Eighteen” by Janet Evanovich–have and love all of her stuff, too!

    Now to Thanksgiving dinner leftovers–thanks to my lovely, pregnant daughter!

  33. Wendy Anderson says:

    :lol Fbf…..awesome day since my husband does the midnight shopping for gifts for the kids. I got to stay home and read my romance novels.

  34. Cathy Ward says:

    FBF… really appreciate that today.
    No way am I going out and I usually have lunch at Chili’s on Friday. It’s right next to Walmart so I assume there will be craziness.
    I keep a box in the closet and shop all year. Just put gift in box, after Thanksgiving drag it out and see what I have for everyone. Then I do a little fill-in shopping for the rest.
    Today I opted to stay home and eat chocolate pudding pie.


  35. Lindsay says:

    I’m not a Black Friday person…wild wolves couldn’t get me to go shopping on Black Friday.

    I would love to be entered in the contest – FBF.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  36. Judy says:

    FBF – Wow – no black Friday for me – some of us had to work. Scary watching the people get trampled, pushed and shoved. Would rather be home reading a good book!!!

  37. Cheryl S. says:

    FBF. I had to go out to renew my license plates but no shopping for me. I can’t handle crowds.

  38. Mary Kirkland says:

    Happy FBF.
    There was no way in he** I was going out in those crazy people pushing crowds and getting trampled over a flat screen tv or fear of getting pepper sprayed by some idiot who wanted my place in line. I’ll stay home and shop online without having to worry about the crowds of crazies who are out and about.

  39. faith says:

    nice funnies. Just found out about your contest. Please enter me if it’s not too late.

  40. Quilt Lady says:

    FBF I don’t go out shopping on black Friday either. I did have to go into Walmart yesterday though because of getting a prescription. It was in the afternoon and it wasn’t to bad crowded and I really didn’t think they had that good of sells going on.

  41. Maria Esquivel says:

    Happy weekend! Please enter me in your fbf. No shopping, I have three little ones. There’s no way I’m going near the crowds.

  42. Martha Lawson says:

    FBF! No way will I fight those crowds!!

  43. Jen B. says:

    FBF – I was flying home on Black Friday! According to the news, it was a violent time!

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