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        I'm thrilled to (finally, sorry for the delay!) announce the January giveaway, with a Sherlock Holmes theme! Supporters can win a beautiful little hardback edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well as a stylish a5 print by www.thestorygift.co.uk/, featuring some witty advice from the great detective.     As always, if you support on patreon or if you supported before patreon (and did so less than twelve months ago), you'll be entered into the giveaway automatically. If you're not a supporter but want to take part, you can support for this month here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum .   The winner will be selected at random on January 31st. Good luck!  


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About Athena

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    Readaholic, BookWorm & BookEater
  • Birthday 10/25/1985

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    Helmond, the Netherlands
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  1. Read-a-thon 2019

    Well done on your reading too, @Hayley!! Good luck with catching up on reviews .
  2. I am new :D

    Welcome to the forum !
  3. Read-a-thon 2019

    You read quite a bit in such a big book! I'm glad you are enjoying it .
  4. What's Up in January? - 2019

    I hope he enjoys his Kindle oasis . It sounds nice to reorganise collections . I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday !
  5. Read-a-thon 2019

    Karen, I hope you're enjoying The Passage . Thanks for read-a-thon-ing ! Yesterday I read Bake Sale by Sara Varon, Mr Wolf's Class (1) by Aron Nels Steinke and Making Friends by Kristin Gudsnuk. The next read-a-thon will take place on February 1rst, 2nd and 3rd (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
  6. Read-a-thon 2019

    I'm glad you're enjoying it so far !! Yesterday I finished Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley, then I read 4 Ben Hatke books: Mighty Jack 1: Mighty Jack (col. by Alex Cambell and Hilary Sycamore), Mighty Jack 2: Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (col. by Alex Cambell and Hilary Sycamore), Nobody Likes a Goblin, and Little Robot. I was planning to just read Mighty Jack and leave the other 3 books for February, March and April's read-a-thons, but Mighty Jack (1) ended on a cliffhanger so I had to read book 2 straight away . I've got some things to do today so I'm not sure how much time and energy I'll have for reading, but we'll see. I wish you happy reading today, @karen.d!
  7. Hannah's Choice by Kirsty Jones and Hannah Jones.
  8. I find the 'look inside' feature pretty useful too! It's nice to see if an author's writing style is something for you . I use the feature now and then .
  9. For me, I get book recommendations not just through this forum, but also through BookTube and some book blogs I read. Sometimes I look up book reviews before purchasing a book (if I'm ordering it online), usually I mostly look at what the people I'm friends with on GoodReads or those I follow on GoodReads, have said. Only on some occasions I look at GoodReads reviews by other people (ie. if no one in my friends and followed people have read it). If it's an author I've read something of before, that I've liked, I don't tend to look at reviews much, because I think I'll liked it based on the other book(s) I read. I tend to look at reviews a bit more if the book is written by an author(s) I don't know. If I'm out and I see an interesting book at a lower price at ie. a library sale, the charity shop, or the book fair or something like that, I'll decide to buy it there and then, or not. I don't whip out my phone to look up reviews (I have to pay for using 4G anyway, and for many Dutch books there aren't many reviews on GoodReads, anyway). Interesting idea for a topic! Great to read everyone's thoughts on this .