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      Important Announcement!   07/28/2018

      Dear BCF members,   This forum has been running now for many years, and over that time we have seen many changes. Generalised forums are nowhere near as popular as they once were, and they have been very much taken over by blogs, vlogs and social media discussions. Running a forum well takes money, and a lot of care and attention, as there is so much which goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.   With all of this in mind, and after discussion within the current moderator team, the decision has been made to close this forum in its current format. I know that this will disappoint a lot of our long term members, but I want to reassure you that it's not a decision which has been taken lightly.    The remaining moderator team have agreed that we do not want to lose everything which is special about our home, and so we are starting a brand new facebook group, so that people can stay in touch, and discussions can continue. We can use it for free and should be easier for us to run (it won't need to be updated or hosted). We know not everyone has FaceBook, but we hope that those of you who are interested will join the group. We will share the link, and send invites as soon as we are ready to go. Added: We may as well get this going, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195289821332924/   The forum will close to new registrations, but will remain open for some time, to allow people to collect up any information, reading lists etc they need to, and to ensure they have contact details for those they wish to stay in touch with.    The whole team feel sad to say goodbye, but we also feel that it's perhaps time and that it feels like the right choice. We hope we can stay in touch with all of you through our new FaceBook group.   I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me moderate the forum, both in the past and the present, and I also want to thank every single person who has visited, and shared their love of books.. I'm so proud of everything we've achieved, and the home we built.   Please visit the new section in the Lounge section to discuss this further, ask questions etc.

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    Ah, thanks. I will give it a try.
  3. General questions / discussions

    Thanks Michelle. I'd be happy to give it a go if people want to use that group.
  4. Saving content

    I've just been right clicking the web pages and choosing "Save Page As". It then very slowly saves the webpage and a folder for all the images etc. You can view them offline in a web browser. Obviously once the site goes down any internal (BCF) links on those pages won't work.
  5. Saving content

    I don't know how to do that!
  6. General questions / discussions

    I posted this in the Facebook group.. For GoodReads, there's n old group which could easily be revived.. I'm not on there very often though. https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/12308-book-club-forum If anyone is interested in running this one, let me know and I can make you a moderator.
  7. Willoyd's Reading 2018

    You sum it up well! I'm not a huge lover of FB even though I use it quite a bit. I'll probably dip in and out of the group but like you I find it a bit busy.
  8. Willoyd's Reading 2018

    I wasn't even aware there was one! Do you have a link / name for it? EDIT: Don't worry - I have it now (from the forum closure discussions thread).
  9. General questions / discussions

    I'm thinking Goodreads might suit me quite well actually. It's like a kind of bookish facebook from what I can see so far. Also my main activity on this site was in the book blogs section (which doesn't seem to be a feature of any of the other book forums), so instead of a blog I'm going to have a goodreads shelf for each year so I can log what I've read. Then you can add a note to each book which will be my review. (People can comment on that I believe). It won't be the same as having a blog here but I'm hoping it will be ok. There are quite a lot of people from here there too. EDIT: Apparently there is a BCF group on there but I can't find it. If anyone knows its name (or has a link) I'd be grateful!
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    That's what I was intending to do, just for all my reading blogs over the years, which are all thankfully quite short. (Finally there's an advantage to being a slow reader!) I've made a tiny start but it's a bit laborious.
  12. Continue the Story game 4,

    the privet by the side of number 13. It was 4 pm, Gladys McMoney, 32, had been the visiting masseuse tending to the 'back problems' of Edmund McSyphilis,43, a joiner, late of Kirkcaldy, who liked the best things in life. Scuttling silently fifty yards behind Gladys, Mr Myshoes waited until she passed number 80. He....
  13. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Yep, the in-between bits did get tedious, but I did enjoy the story of it . 'Rose' may or may not have been acquired!
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    @Michelle, I've been playing with my software and I'm starting to get the hang of it a little, although it saves an awful lot of rubbish, which I then have to go through and delete. Still, it's better than nothing! It took me a little while, but I've managed to get all of my own reading logs done, so saving the author interviews for you will be a piece of cake. I'm going to try and do a download of the whole site; I'm pretty sure my computer has the space for it! Then I'll look into setting up a Dropbox or similar for you and others to access. I probably won't be able to store everything there at once, but if people contact me and request certain things (like @Janet's reading logs), I can put them in there and that person can copy them out. How does that sound?
  15. Your Top 10 books!

    Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling vampire diaries series - l.j smith ship of magic -robin hobb the plant- stephen king The Book Thief - Markus Zusak The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien finders keepers - stephen king the dark tower = stephen king
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    decided to stage a stake-out, he always fancied himself as a bit of a sleuth and if it hadn't been for his old man insisting he took over the family butchery business 'Makin' Bacon', he would have joined the local constabulary and would by now have been making an arrest after roughing up the degenerate who dared to remove his wheelie bin. With this in mind, he hid himself in ...
  18. Deacon Blues ~ Steely Dan (like Steely Dan )
  19. 'The Little Pieces of You and Me' by Vanessa Greene Easy read...two friends with a bucket list of things they want to do. But something happens that will change their plans. Don't take your future for granted as you never know what might happen to change it all in the blink of an eye. 3/5
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    The only thing I might want to keep is a copy of all the books I have read as part of the Around the World Reading Challenge. It is easy to just copy and paste that.
  21. What Are You Watching Now? - 2018

    Studio Ghibli Film 4 series - Ponyo! I love ham too
  22. Muggle Not - 2018 Books Read

    Aw, I will think of you when the next one comes out ! All the very best for the future.
  23. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  24. I will miss you too! I loved discussing her books with you . I'll always remember you when I think of those books .
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    I'm saving content I want to keep, as HTML manually, but I'm not done yet. I have my recent reviews as documents (.txt) on the computer, but not my older stuff (yet).
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