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About TallTalesBookstore

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  • Birthday 14/06/1986

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    West Plains, MO, USA
  • Interests
    I have a lot of interests and a variety of hobbies so it's difficult to just list a few, however, for the sake of not writing an entire book here on the intro forum, I'll limit my hobbies down to: Rare Book Collecting, writing comic book scripts for illustration; gaming: online MMO's like World of Warcraft & upcoming Elder Scrolls Online (I was invited & tried out the Beta, it was amazing!), Sims 3, Call of Duty MW3, Starcraft 2, & Stronghold Kingdoms; Genealogy research and of course reading!
  • Current Book
    Harriet Jacobs: A Life by Jean Fagan Yellin
  1. Well each to their own really, I guess it just depends on personal point of views, either way, I just would like to offer this in our community because there's really no calm area away from people available if a Mom wants to go there, and again, I have no problems with mother's breast feeding their children in public. I wear a wrap and wrap my babies up and just go about my business letting them eat at will, though I do have modesty and cover myself for privacy as well, I don't let things just hang out lol.
  2. No you didn't come across rude at all, I understand why you asked the question, lol.
  3. LOL! It's unfortunate that this is the way that things are viewed, not as a gift to give our kids, no let's just shove cement...ahem I mean, formula, down them instead of the better more nutritious milk God has given us to make. I am very anti-formula if it's a choice matter, emergencies or circumstances I understand, but I still would go goats milk over formula...ick. I was formula fed and have digestive issues.
  4. Thanks for the well wishes, if anyone can help out in any way that would be awesome, even if it's promoting the campaign, every little bit helps. It's something that's really needed in my area and especially for the College students.
  5. Unfortunately for the area we are in, not many people are "comfortable" with seeing a nursing mom, I am a mom who nurses all my kids, I don't care if people see me feed my kids, but I want to allow a room for moms to go if they feel they just want to get away into a quiet spot, but I welcome nursing moms to the store. Plan to have a little sticker sign like WIC does about breastfeeding welcome.
  6. Currently trying in vain to get my 1 yr old to take a nap all the while wishing I can take one as well X.x....also writing down research information about low glycemic index foods and recipes. I'm a carb addict and my body apparently just blows up in fat storage with the consumption of sugars and carbs, I'm not diabetic but I don't want to be either (runs in the family) so I'm working to make a healthier eating plan for myself. Though I still have to augment it for the fact I'm 8 months preggers, but that's not all that hard to do as that's a major push for me in making healthier eating choices (despite desparate cravings for peanut butter on EVERYTHING!).
  7. LunaBabyMoonchild--Thanks so much! Yea, I'm fairly busy, my husband usually asks why I don't relax a little, but what he doesn't understand is that my relaxing to him, looks like work, lol!
  8. I'm a comic book illustrator and script writer (in addition to other things), I know that a lot of people out there do not consider comic books a real literary art form and something "just for kids" despite all the media around comic books and what they inspire (IE: Movies, etc) so, considering this is on the topic of writing, do you consider comic book writing "real" writing or not? Please discuss why or why not, I'm just opening a friendly discussion on the topic which many decide not to prod.
  9. Hey everyone! I'm Christina Cheek, an Entrepreneur, Bibliophile, Business Major, Mother of three, Coffee Connoisseur, Comic Illustrator and Website designer all rolled into one package. I live in West Plains, Howell County, Missouri, USA. I have a lot of interests and a variety of hobbies so it's difficult to just list a few, however, for the sake of not writing an entire book here on the intro forum, I'll limit my hobbies down to: Rare Book Collecting, writing comic book scripts for illustration; gaming: online MMO's like World of Warcraft & upcoming Elder Scrolls Online (I was invited & tried out the Beta, it was amazing!), Sims 3, Call of Duty MW3, Starcraft 2, & Stronghold Kingdoms; Genealogy research and of course reading! I love the Redwall series by Brian Jaques, I read Mangas all the time, no specific favorite author/illustrator only titles that suit my interest at the time, and I'm currently reading "Harriet Jacobs: A Life" by Jean Fagan Yellin published in 2004, it's an amazing story researched by Jean who has taken her research and notes from Harriet Jacobs own autobiography "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" it's a must read and I highly recommend the book for those interested in bibliographies, autobiographies or stories related to slavery and segregation. Would be an excellent report book for History or Literature class! Though I'm now a mother of three (3 yr old, 1 yr old & bun in the oven) so I do not get the leisure time to read as many books as I used to before having kids, however, I still manage to sneak in a few each week not including the books I read to the kids . I also like to browse thrift shops and flea markets as well as yard/garage sales for rare or out of print books, I love finding treasures that were printed in the 1800's and before, what spurred this endeavor of mine is when my Grandma handed me one of her old school books that was copyrighted in 1891 and another 1918 when I was about 9 years old. "Story Hour Readings: Sixth Year" and "Pieces for Prize Speaking Contests: Pieces that have taken prizes", these two books really got me interested in antique books and learning how to repair and rebind very well loved books (thanks to an internship at the Missouri State University-West Plains College Library and the West Plains Public Library!) I was at a flea market the other day and found a wonderful treasure, a perfectly in-tact leather bound, raised spine, gold gilt cover of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" sitting on a booth shelf with the price tag of only $10, what a find ! The book is pristine and cracks as it's open, that NEW crackle sound! Sitting next to it was also Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn", of the same making, leather bound, gold gilt and raised spine for the same price...naturally I snatched it up as well.
  10. Hey all Book fans, I'm needing help and am looking to fellow book lovers for it, With the rage of the digital eBook for the Nook or Kindle or even the apps on your phone and tablet that allow us to read eBooks (I have a few, but prefer the physical version better), there is still something quite relaxing and magical about the Indy bookstore. A place where you can go in and spend time browsing the shelves searching for that special treasure and experience that the online market doesn’t give you or that smiling friendly face of the staff up front who happily points you to the book you’re searching for and especially the coffee and lounge area that lets you relax after a hard days work, gives a nice break during lunch or provides a hideaway for the college exam cram session (boy do I know this one!). eBooks will never replace a place like this no matter how popular they get and it’s sad to see that some Indy bookstores are leaving and succumbing to the online store. However, you can help to save the Indy Bookstore industry by supporting Tall Tales, LLC and backing our campaign on Indegogo! You get some awesome perks for backing us (we even have one where we name a Latte drink after you & let you design the flavor!) http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tall- ... /x/5497893 Even if you don't live in the West Plains, Howell County, Missouri, USA area, any help will get us off the ground and make a big difference to our community, especially the college students. It's hard to find supporters of a new bookstore but I have a mission and determination to see this through no matter what. It's a vital need in the community and something I hope to pass on to my kids some day. Would you consider helping? Even if it's not a financial backing, you can help by promoting the campaign on facebook, twitter, tumblr and whatever else you use, even word of mouth. Thanks everyone for taking the time to look at this thread P.S. Here's a look at one of the perks you get if you're a backer: It's an awesome tote bag you can use to buy books or whatever you want. I'm personally ordering one just for myself because I think it's just adorable!
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