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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.

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    Books, budgerigars, Sherlock Holmes, and PC gaming.
    Student of the Tarot, collector of crystal skulls.

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  1. General questions / discussions

    Madeleine, the moderator who emailed you says that the email bounced back to them with the error message "address not found".
  2. General questions / discussions

    My email came straight through, Madeleine. Have you checked your spam folder?
  3. General questions / discussions

    I also like the look of Book Group Online. I think I might join that one.
  4. General questions / discussions

    Same here, actually!
  5. General questions / discussions

    I'm sad too. I don't use Facebook. Thanks to admin and mods for all their hard work over the years. It's been fun. Goodbye, everyone!
  6. We're in July already! What's everyone currently reading? I've just finished Unfinished Business by James Van Praagh. It was fascinating, and gave me a lot to think about. I'm now carrying on with Rupert Everett's autobiography, Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins. It's v. entertaining, and has made me snort aloud a few times.
  7. Health and Fitness

    I empathise, Booknutt! Getting the balance right can be a song and dance. Here's a link that might help you: https://heartuk.org.uk/cholesterol-and-diet/low-cholesterol-diets-and-foods I'd also recommend tracking your daily food intake through a web app such as Cronometer. It keeps a record of your vitamin, mineral and other nutrient levels, so you know what you're eating too much of, or the other way about. It's helped me enormously as I navigate a vegan diet. https://cronometer.com/ Good luck!
  8. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    Orlando by Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Endless Night by Agatha Christie Testimony of Light by Helen Greaves 2018 has been a great reading year for me so far.
  9. Your Book Activity - June 2018

    Really enjoying Unfinished Business; I'm a third of the way through it. The subject of the afterlife fascinates me. I'm about to start Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett. I watched a BBC documentary on him recently, and was so charmed by his wit and candour. It reminded me that I had this book sitting unread on my shelf, and gave me a virtual dig in the ribs that I NEED to read it!
  10. Your Book Activity - June 2018

    I finally finished Rogue Male. The latter third (in the tiny earth-hole) felt so claustrophobic that I was almost gasping for air along with the protagonist! Physically uncomfortable reading. The ending had a small twist that I wasn't expecting. 4/5 Now on to Unfinished Business by James Van Praagh.
  11. Your Book Activity - June 2018

    I finished it last night. I loved the nostalgia factor, but there were way too many grammatical and spelling errors. Back to Rogue Male. I WILL finish it soon!
  12. Your Book Activity - June 2018

    This evening I started Tamagotchi Diary: Requiem for a Digital Egg by Joe Hutsko. It's a short non-fiction about the author's first experience with hatching and looking after a Tamagotchi virtual pet. It's a charming read. (I have a large Tamagotchi collection of my own, so this book is hitting all the right spots, and making me smile. )
  13. Your Book Activity - May 2018

    I'm only just past the halfway point with Rogue Male. I haven't really been in the mood for it, although when I do pick it up, it's enjoyable. This weekend, I might start Unfinished Business by James Van Praagh. It's another book about the afterlife, which I'm fascinated by after having recently read the fab Testimony of Light.
  14. I've managed to cross three off the list that I made last year. Woolf has become one of my favourite authors, so that was a good pick.
  15. What's Up in May? - 2018

    That's awesome! I just threw away my poach pods. There's no going back now.