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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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  1. Welcome to BCF in 2019! What's your bookish activity today? I haven't read in a book in several days, I've been busy with other things. I wish you all happy reading in January!
  2. In this topic we can talk about TV shows, TV series, documentaries, YouTube videos, etc. ... we've seen in 2019. We're on season 4 of Star Trek: Voyager, but I expect we might watch some (recently bought) movies first before we return to watching more Voyager.
  3. In this topic we can post about films/movies we've seen in 2019. Since it's January 1rst I haven't actually seen any movies yet in 2019, but we might watch one in one of the next few days.
  4. Read-a-thon 2019

    Hi everyone, it's 2019 now, so I thought I'd post the schedule for the monthly BCF read-a-thons in 2019 . The aim is to read ((a) book(s)) during these days. You can read whichever book(s) you like. General rule: The read-a-thons take place on the first time that a consecutive Friday, Saturday and Sunday all fall in the same month (exceptions may be made). The dates for 2019 are (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): January: 11th, 12th, 13th (exception) February: 1rst, 2nd, 3rd (* not so handy for those who want to start on Thursday, bit close to January's dates) March: 1rst, 2nd, 3rd (* again early in the month) April: 5th, 6th, 7th May: 3rd, 4th, 5th June: 7th, 8th, 9th July: 5th, 6th, 7th August: 2rd, 3th, 4th September: 6th, 7th, 8th October: 4th, 5th, 6th November: 1rst, 2nd, 3rd (* early in the month, I might be unavailable for this one myself) December: 6th, 7th, 8th I hope some of you will join me again in 2019 for our monthly read-a-thons !
  5. Read-a-thon 2019

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

    Welcome to the forum !
  7. Hey! It's January now.. What's going on in your lives? I'm tired from yesterday.. as some of you know New Year's celebration is always difficult for me, because I don't do well with loud noises and there are always a lot of fireworks here around NYE. I've been feeling tired and have been having a headache. But.. I'm glad at least that New Year's Eve is over now and that hopefully the noise of fireworks will not be so bad anymore now that it's January 1rst (or at least, it should lessen after January 1rst is over). How is everyone else?
  8. Read-a-thon 2019

    You read quite a bit in such a big book! I'm glad you are enjoying it .
  9. 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 !
  10. 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).
  11. 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!
  12. Hannah's Choice by Kirsty Jones and Hannah Jones.
  13. 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 .
  14. 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 .
  15. Read-a-thon 2019

    Reading so far: Thursday: Yoshitoki Oima - A Silent Voice 1: Volume 1 (YA manga) Disney - Donald Duck Pocket 217: Terug in de tijd (comics for children) Gigi D.G. - Cucumber Quest 1: The Doughnut Kingdom (graphic novel for children) Paul van Loon - Pak me dan! (book for young children) Paul van Loon - Foeksia: Avonturen in het Heksenbos (part re-read) (book for children) Max Velthuijs - Dierenfabels (picture book) Started Ellen Forney - Marbles (graphic memoir for adults) Friday: Finished Ellen Forney - Marbles (graphic memoir for adults) Aaron Reynolds and Phil McAndrew - Caveboy Dave 1: More Scrawny Than Brawnie (re-read) (graphic novel for children) Saturday Started Bryan Lee O'Malley - Seconds (YA graphic novel) I hope to finish Seconds today. It's getting pretty late, but I should be able to finish the book today. @karen.d How is your progress?
  16. What are 10 authors that you haven't read any books of yet, but that you really want to start reading? For myself I'm only including authors who've written more than one book, that I'm interested in. I'm going to have to think about this one, a quick list on top off my head: Raymond E. Feist Robin Hobb Terry Brooks Isaac Asimov Neal Asher Jill Mansell Jenny Colgan Katie Fforde Diana Gabaldon Rick Riordan I might still change this though as undoubtedly there were authors I forgot about!
  17. Read-a-thon 2019

    Awesome !!