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      June Supporter Giveaway   06/01/2019

      For the June giveaway I chose the theme 'The Gift of Reading.' One that I think we can all appreciate! The winner will receive four books, including:     The Gifts of Reading by Robert MacFarlane - 'An essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book.'   plus three little short but (hopefully) thought provoking reading gifts...   The Reckoning by Edith Wharton - 'Two moving stories of love, loss, desire and divorce, from one of the great chroniclers of nineteenth-century New York life.' Create Dangerously by Albert Camus - 'Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those who cannot in this powerful speech, accompanied here by two others.' It Was Snowing Butterflies by Charles Darwin - 'A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle.'    As always, supporting members will be entered automatically into the random draw at the end of the month. If you want to be entered into the draw but don't support yet, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum   Good luck   

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  1. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    I'm currently reading Peter F. Hamilton - Night's Dawn 3: The Naked God (re-read), which I have been reading for a few weeks now. I'm also reading Meg Wolitzer - The Female Persuasion.
  2. Some book reviews. Phil Earle (ill. Steve May) - Superdad's Day Off (a nice read) Tony De Saulles - Bee Boy 2: Attack of the Zombees (this was enjoyable) Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look) - Dolfje Weerwolfje 19: Dolfje en Noura (liked the 2nd more than the 1rst half) Terri Libenson - Lakefront Middle School 2: Positively Izzy (this ending confused me a bit) Joe Sugg, Amrit Birdi, Matt Whyman, Mindy Lopkin and Joaquin Pereyra - Username 1: Username: Evie Joe Sugg, Amrit Birdi, Matt Whyman, Mindy Lopkin and Joaquin Pereyra - Username 2: Username: Regenerated (these two were nice but not great). Harriet Whitehorn (ill. Becka Moor) - Violet 3: Violet en de Smokkelaars (Violet 3: Violet and the Smugglers) (a nice read) Usborne, Russell Punter, Susanna Davidson, Alex Frith, Lesley Sims, Louie Stowell (ill. Matteo Pincelli, Linda Cavallini, Simona Bursi) - Geïllustreerde Verhalen uit de Griekse Mythologie (Illustrated Stories From the Greek Myths) (the illustrations were nice and it was nice to revisit these myths) Jiami Jongejan and Bouwien Jansen - Niet wat jij denkt (interesting anorexia memoir of a Dutch blogger & YouTuber) Robert Adkinson & Others - Spirituele Symbolen: Volkeren, Religies, Mysteries (Sacred Symbols: Peoples, Religions, Mysteries) (beautiful pictures, felt like it missed some things) Mason Deaver - I Wish You All The Best (I loved this book, non-binary main character Ben gets kicked out of their house by their parents after they come out) Taylor Jenkins Reid - The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (a read out of my comfort zone, historical fiction detailing the life of (ficticious) movie star Evelyn Hugo. LGBT elements).
  3. Great reviews!! I'm glad you enjoyed at least most of these somewhat .
  4. Read-a-thon 2019

    Thanks, it's good to know it was a bit messy. Shame it wasn't a great read .
  5. Read-a-thon 2019

    Oh wow! I'm glad you had fun reading this past weekend . Of course! I'm glad to hear it's fine with you . I'll definitely post a reminder in September.
  6. Read-a-thon 2019

    How was the book, did you like it? I hope you found something else nice to read . Thank you! Are you liking the short stories? My reading progress for yesterday: David Small - Stitches (227 pages, finishing it) Gene Luen Yang - Level Up (160 pages) Ngozi Uhazu - Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey (277 pages) No, I've decided not to. I read 10 graphic works for the read-a-thon (Thu, Fri, Sat Sun), and I think it's good like that. I started on Thursday, I wasn't sure if I would, beforehand, but today (Monday) I've got some things to do so I'm okay stopping my read-a-thon reading until next time. The July read-a-thon will take place on Fri-Sat-Sun the 5th, 6th and 7th of July. As a future note, I won't be able to participate in the October read-a-thon unless we move it to a week later. But we can talk about that in September.
  7. Read-a-thon 2019

    I hope you're enjoying this one . It's on my TBR. My reading progress for the last few days (all are: manga or graphic novels or graphic memoirs). Thursday: Yoshitoki Oima - A Silent Voice Volume 4 (192 pages) Natsuki Takaya - Fruits Basket Volume 5 (re-read, 49 pages) Friday: Natsuki Takaya - Fruits Basket Volume 5 (re-read, 153 pages) Natsuki Takaya - Fruits Basket Volume 6 (re-read, 201 pages) Saturday: Gigi D. G. - Cucumber Quest 4: The Flower Kingdom (237 pages) Skottie Young - I Hate Fairyland Volume 3: Good Girl (129 pages) Nagata Kabi - My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness 1: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (143 pages) Vera Brosgol (col. Alec Longstreth) - Be Prepared (255 pages) David Small - Stitches (106 pages) I plan to finish Stitches today (Sunday). I'm not sure what else I will read, I'll have a look through my pile later. Anyone else want to post about their progress?
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  9. Nice reviews! I liked Her Fearful Symmetry too.
  10. Read-a-thon 2019

    I hope you have fun reading whichever option you decide on ! EDIT: I've just realised that next Monday (the 10th) is a bank holiday here (Pentecost), so I might extend my read-a-thon reading to Monday. I'll see how I feel in the weekend .
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