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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.

Marie H

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    Old Baggage by Lissa Evans
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    Books,world music,art,chocolate,books,chocolate biscuits, more books, book related websites, some more chocolate...
  1. What Are You Watching Now? - 2018

    Studio Ghibli Film 4 series - Ponyo! I love ham too
  2. Marie H Reading List 2018

    Bought some Kindle Penguin Modern Classics for 99p each, Love in a Fallen City, and Other Stories by Eileen Chang, Bonjour Tristess and A Certain Smile by Françoise Sagan (this will be a re-read)
  3. Kindle and ebooks deals

    For today, Amazon Kindle for 99p, 18 of the Penguin Moderm Classics, including some Orwell, Steinbeck, Woolf, Kafka, Updike and Camus.
  4. What are you listening to?

    Simple Minds’s Love Song - one of the most amazing tracks of 1980!
  5. What are you eating just now?

    Strawberry cheesecake Oreos - my favourite biscuits at the moment.
  6. Marie H Reading List 2018

    Finished The Promised Neverland #5: Escape. Excellent episode of the series. Bought the #6 paperback (pre-order for October). Started reading Adam Nicholson’s The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers. Edit: Started this book last night, but I'm finding it difficult so far. The author seems to have a rather florid style. And I'm only on page 2! Not a good sign..... Edit 2: Gave up on this book, as I couldn't get into it. That has go back to the library, and I will read The Salt Path by Raynor Winn.
  7. Read-a-thon 2018

    It was a really good graphic novel, beautifully illustrated and most of the story is told by the cat! I had completely forgot that Makoto Shinkai was the author/director of Your Name and 5 Centimetres Per Second .
  8. Your Book Activity - July 2018

    Started reading Kindle graphics novel The Promised Neverland, Vol. 5: Escape by Kaiu Shirai. Excellent manga, and I’ve read 79% already!
  9. Read-a-thon 2018

    Read so far of these graphic novels Amulet #2 The Stonekeeper’s Curse 57% Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol 1 58% She and Her Cat by Matoto Shinkai 20% (this one is so beautiful, the story and the illustrations (by Tsubasa Yamaguchi). I must look for more manga by this artist
  10. Read-a-thon 2018

    I really like the 1 & 2 of the Amulet series. I have those two as Kindle editions, and 3rd as paperback from the local library. I think I will get the Kindle editions soon.
  11. Read-a-thon 2018

    Thanks Athena . Hope you have some good reading time this weekend. I’m reading at the mo. Amulet; The Sonekeeper’s Curse Vol 2 by Kazu Kibuishi
  12. Read-a-thon 2018

    I hope to manage some reading time this weekend . Read for 2 hours this afternoon, but must try harder tomorrow.
  13. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Ooh, I’ve just seen that Film4’s Studio Ghibli series this month . I will set the DVD for all of the following weeks!
  14. General questions / discussions

    Thank you to Michelle and the Moderatorsfor all their work. This forum has been a wonderful oasis of calm, for me, and it will be missed.
  15. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Watched Journey’s End, and it was excellent; very close to the original play too.