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      June Supporter Giveaway   06/01/2019

      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   


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  1. Do you memorize poems ?

    Anyone here who would enjoy learning some Shakespeare sonnets together?
  2. Hello!

    Thank you Could you recommend something to read on the subject of Greek/Roman mythology?
  3. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    Looking forward to that unique experience
  4. Hello!

    It’s a trifle surprising, as I would have thought Athena to be a more popular nickname than Gaia, but, you never know:) These two names make up an interesting combination due to their meanings! Does Greek mythology especially appeal to you, or is it a multicultural interest?
  5. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    It’s actually the next Maugham book on my list. In a while, I will definitely share my views on it. It’s magical, opening something new by your favourite author, isn’t it?
  6. Hello!

    Hopefully, I’ll read something by Nabokov one day, but I haven’t got around to that yet. What exactly would you suggest? As for Dostoevsky, it’s just the reverse with me: I’ve read “The Idiot” and have both “The Brothers Karamazov” and “Notes from the Underground” on my to-read list
  7. Hello!

    Thank you, Athena! Your nickname is amazing:) Are you keen on mythology or is it just a nickname? Or is it your actual name?
  8. Hello!

    Apparently, now I do
  9. Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Hi guys, If anyone wants to discuss Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot”, I’m here I find it rather unpredictable and gripping, but that’s what goes without saying, I guess. This book is also very touching: I can’t imagine how one can feel no sympathy towards Prince Myshkin!
  10. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    My next Maugham will, without doubt, be “Cakes and Ale”. I, too, want to carry on with exploring his work. Who know what’s around the Maugham corner? Thanks for your welcome, I’m glad to be here!
  11. Hello!

    Hi Madeleine, Thanks for the welcome:) Glad to be here!
  12. Hello!

    Hello Hayley! Thank you for the welcome
  13. Hello!

    Thank you, Poppy! The quote you use in your messages has led me to a lot of brain-racking
  14. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    Any fans of W.Somerset Maugham here? My bookish November finished with his “Theatre”. Currently I’m reading “The Painted Veil”, which seems a bit shorter, so, probably, I’ll finish that rather soon, as well. I haven’t enjoyed “Theatre” as much as I have enjoyed “The Razor’s Edge”, so far my favourite by Maugham. And yet, it’s a gripping book with a substantial amount of philosophical ideas, which seem to be “the appeal factor” for me
  15. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen