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      April Supporter Giveaway   04/01/2019

        "If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden."   In honour of spring, the April giveaway is a print of this wonderful quote from The Secret Garden (thanks, once again to www.thestorygift.co.uk) along with a Secret Garden tea (Victoria Sponge flavoured!) from the  Literary Tea Company! (You can find them both at their own website theliteraryteacompany.co.uk and at their etsy store www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LiteraryTeaCompany ).   As always, patreon supporters will be entered automatically and if you don't support but want to be included in this month's giveaway you can join the patreon here: www.patreon.com/bookclubforum A winner will be chosen at random on the last day of the month!


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About Athena

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  • Birthday 10/25/1985

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  1. What's Up in April? - 2019

    I'm sorry about the flat tyre ! Awww baby goats are adorable . I had a nice weekend, on Saturday my brother and his girlfriend came by and we had a barbecue. On Sunday I did a lot of chores and laundry and cleaning. On Monday my sister came by in the morning and we had a nice long chat. After that though I got a migraine and I spent the rest of the morning and the afternoon and evening resting as I felt too awful to do much. Gladly today my head and nausea are a lot better and I slept better last night than I did from Sunday to Monday night. Today the roadworks on my street have begun. They're going to create a speedbump on the road by the edge of our garden. So it's been a noisy morning, with them drilling the asphalt away. It could have been worse though. They took a break at lunchtime and then went back at it. I had an important meeting with the city council today. Gladly it went well, the lady was very kind and understanding. I'm feeling worn out from it this afternoon, but I was expecting that. Hopefully I'll feel a bit more rested tomorrow, this afternoon I'll try to rest as I feel too tired to do much to be honest. I wish everyone a good week .
  2. What's the weather like?

    Huh, I really thought I had replied in this topic! The weather has been lovely here too. They predict it will get less nice on Wednesday and on, but it's been nice having a week-ish with really nice weather. Though it's been pretty dry, so I suppose for nature it's not bad that some rain is predicted .
  3. Hi, welcome to the forum! I've added spoiler tags to your spoilers, here's how you do it yourself: Click the 'eye' icon in the reply box, you can find it next to the 'emoticon' icon. If you click this icon, a Spoiler box will appear in the reply box. Type your spoiler in the Spoiler box. I didn't find it hard to get into Allegiant when I read it many years ago, but I do like the book less than Divergent and Insurgent. A lot of people feel that way, so it's not just you! From what I recall it does get a bit better later on in the book, but it has been some time since I read the trilogy so I can't be 100% sure.
  4. There is no rush , though you could definitely have a look at your library some time when you're there and in the mood for it. I can relate to having a huge TBR pile..
  5. Thanks Hayley ! I didn't find the plots of the first 3 books predictable. Book 4 was a bit predictable towards the end, mainly because you know the character from book 1, and book 4 is a prequel to book 1, so you know a bit about what'll happen. I guess you could argue the same for book 2, but I enjoyed that one a lot. Book 3 is a sequel to book 1, so I don't think it was that predictable. But sometimes I don't mind predictable plots so it didn't bother me too much (though book 4 is definitely my least favourite of the series). Thanks !
  6. Hayley's Reading 2019

    I really liked the first four Earthsea books and have read them several times. I hope you enjoy all of your new books ! Nice review of Rite of Passage . I'm not too keen on books with unlikeable characters myself but it does make sense what you're saying about the book not having the same impact if Mia had had a different personality.
  7. Read-a-thon 2019

    It's nice you managed to do some reading with your weekend being chaotic .
  8. What's Up in April? - 2019

    I wish everyone a happy Easter weekend !!
  9. Ooh I have that series on my TBR (to-be-read), glad to hear you liked the first one .
  10. Hello!

    Welcome here !!
  11. A few more reviews.