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      For the June giveaway I chose the theme 'The Gift of Reading.' One that I think we can all appreciate! The winner will receive four books, including:     The Gifts of Reading by Robert MacFarlane - 'An essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book.'   plus three little short but (hopefully) thought provoking reading gifts...   The Reckoning by Edith Wharton - 'Two moving stories of love, loss, desire and divorce, from one of the great chroniclers of nineteenth-century New York life.' Create Dangerously by Albert Camus - 'Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those who cannot in this powerful speech, accompanied here by two others.' It Was Snowing Butterflies by Charles Darwin - 'A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle.'    As always, supporting members will be entered automatically into the random draw at the end of the month. If you want to be entered into the draw but don't support yet, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum   Good luck   

Douglas

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About Douglas

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  • Birthday 06/08/1961

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    Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
  • Gender
    Male
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    Australia
  • Interests
    Reading; Walking; Listening to music; Playing the guitar and singing; People in general;

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  1. I've just started reading the SHERLOCK HOLMES stories, by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, again.
  2. It's nice to be here.

    Hi vodkafan, and thank you! Well, my favourite Authors are: Charlotte Bronte; Emily Bronte; Wilkie Collins; and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (for the SHERLOCK HOLMES stories).
  3. Favourite Author

    I must admit that I haven't read REQUIEM FOR A WREN, yet; I'll have to try to find the time to read that one soon.
  4. Favourite Author

    Hi poppy, Well, I'd say that THE PIED PIPER is probably my favourite; and isn't he an excellent author!
  5. It's nice to be here.

    Thanks, Athena.
  6. What are your top three classics?

    1. JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte 2. THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins 3. WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte
  7. Favourite Author

    At this stage, I would say that my favourite Authors are: Charlotte Bronte Emily Bronte Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Wilkie Collins Charles Dickens Neville Shute
  8. Your Book Activity - April 2018

    Actually: I've paused my reading on Arthur Conan Doyle's A STUDY IN SCARLET; mainly so that I can concentrate on Charlotte Bronte's SHIRLEY: I've gone back to the start of SHIRLEY, again, having got about a quarter of the way through it, in the first attempt, which in turn was a while ago; I'm finding it a little bit tedious at this stage, but I'm determined to persist with it this time, as I love the writing style of Charlotte Bronte; Has anyone else had this experience with SHIRLEY?!
  9. It's nice to be here.

    Thank you for the warm and lovely welcomes! It really is nice to be here.
  10. Your Book Activity - April 2018

    At the Moment I'm reading A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; and I'm also reading Shirley by Charlotte Bronte.
  11. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

    Rather black; but very good!
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    A superb story indeed; I loved it!
  13. The Bronte sisters

    The Bronte Sisters were geniuses!
  14. Are there any men who enjoy the Bronte novels?

    I love the novels by the Bronte sisters! I've read JANE EYRE AND WUTHERING HEIGHTS; and now I'm reading SHIRLEY.
  15. It's nice to be here.

    Hello. My name's Douglas, and it's nice to be here on this discussion forum about books and reading.
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