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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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  1. I'm very behind on reviews (of course. It was ever thus!), but this is a snapshot of what I have read so far this year: FICTION / CLASSICS (#006600) / CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT / NON-FICTION (#0000cc) / SHORT STORY (#ff3399) / PLAYS / POETRY 1. Father Christmas and Me (2017) by Matt Haig - 01.01.18 - 3/5 2. The Keeper of Lost Things (2017) by Ruth Hogan - ( K ) - 02.01.18 - 3/5 3. Village Christmas: And Other Notes on the English Year (2015) by Laurie Lee - 07.01.18 - 4/5 4. A Redbird Christmas (2004) by Fannie Flagg - 13.1.17 - 4/5 5. England, England (1998) by Julian Barnes - 23.01.18 - 3/5 6. Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne - 29.01.18 - 5/5 7. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (2017) by Gail Honeyman - 02.02.18 - 4/5 8. The Bette Davis Club (2015) by Jane Lotter - ( K ) - 14.02.18 - 3/5 9. Caravel (2017) by Stephanie Garber - ( BC ) - 22.02.18 - 4/5 10. A Vicarage Family (1963) by Noel Streatfeild - 23.02.18 - 4/5 11. Career of Evil (2015) by Robert Galbraith - ( K ) - 27.02.18 - 4/5 12. The Word is Murder (2017) by Anthony Horowitz - ( K ) - 03.03.17 - 4/5 13. Wives and Daughters (1866) by Elizabeth Gaskell - ( K ) - 16.03.17 - 5/5 14. Aberystwyth Mon Amour (2001) by Malcolm Pryce - ( BC ) - 20.03.18 - 4/5 15. The New Mrs Clifton (2016) by Elizabeth Buchan - ( K ) - 26.03.18 - 4/5 16. Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) by Jean Rhys - 28.03.18 - 4/5 17. Parliament of Rooks: Haunting Brontë Country (2017) by Karen Perkins ( K ) - 30.03.18 - 3/5 18. Sky Chasers (2017) by Emma Carroll - 31.03.18 - 4/5 19. Our Man in Havana (1958) by Graham Greene - 04.04.18 - 4/5 20. A Time to Change (2017) by Callie Langridge ( K ) - 07.04.18 - 4/5 21. The Pickwick Papers (1837) by Charles Dickens - 17.04.18 - 3/5 22. The Couple Next Door (2016) by Shari Lapena - 20.04.18 - 3/5 23. The Silent Companions (2017) by Laura Purcell - 28.04.18 - 4/5 24. How to Stop Time (2017) by Matt Haig - ( BC ) - 07.05.18 - 4/5 25. Reservoir 13 (2017) by Jon McGregor - 16.05.18 - 4/5 26. My Family and Other Animals (1956) by Gerald Durrell - 31.05.18 - 5/5 27. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1963) by John le Carré - ( A ) - 03.06.18 - 4/5 28. Birds, Beasts and Relatives (1969) by Gerald Durrell - 06.06.18 - 4/5  29. The Tattooist of Auschwitz (2018) by Helen Morris - ( K ) - 11.06.18 - 4/5 30. The Walworth Beauty (2018) by Roberts, Michèle – 21.06.18 – 4/5 31. Less (2017) by Sean Andrew Greer - (K) - 06.07.18 - 3/5 33. Knots and Crosses (Rebus #1) (1987) by Ian Rankin - ( A ) - 11.07.18 - 4/5 34. The New Woman (2015) by Charity Norman - ( K ) - 11.07.18 - 3/5 35. A Lesson in Dying (Inspector Ramsay #1) (1990) by Ann Cleeves - ( A ) - 15.07.18 - 3/5 36. Alice (Alice Chronicles#1) (2015) by Christina Henry - ( K ) - 22.07.18 - 4/5 37. The Stormkeeper's Island ( 2018 ) by Catherine Doyle - 26.07.18 - 4/5 38. Hide and Seek (Rebus #2) (1991) by Ian Rankin ( A ) - 29.07.18 - 4/5 39. Tooth and Nail (Rebus #3) (1992) by Ian Rankin ( A ) - 07.08.18 - 4/5 40. Heartburn (1983) by Nora Ephron ( BC ) - 08.08.18 - 3/5 41. The Grand Babylon Hotel (1902) by Arnold Bennett ( K / C ) - 16.08.18 - 3/4 42. Secrets of a Sun King (2018) by Emma Carroll - 18.08.18 - 4/5  5/5 - I loved it 4/5 - I really liked it 3/5 - I liked it 2/5 - It was okay 1/5 - I hated it
  2. Saving content

    Ah, thanks. I will give it a try.
  3. Saving content

    I don't know how to do that!
  4. Saving content

    I have tried searching, but to no avail. I have also tried copying/pasting to save my blogs, but that turned out to be too much like hard work as of course it copies everything - so I've resigned myself to the fact that I won't be saving anything.
  5. Share your memories

    I think that's so lovely. I have met some lovely people from here. I'm so lucky to regularly meet up with @poppyshake and @chesilbeach and I meet @Michelle every few years when I go up to Kent. I've also met @Chrissy and @Nici(but I don't think she's on here any more), albeit a long time ago. Such fond memories. (I think that's it, but sincere apologies if I've forgotten anybody.). I also exchange Christmas cards with a few members. Behind the scenes, the Admins/Staff used to do a Secret Santa, which was always fun.
  6. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    Cool! Thanks 🙂
  7. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    Will you be doing this on the Facebook group, Gaia? I keep forgetting to look on here but I might be better on the FB page!
  8. General questions / discussions

    And so you should be proud 😍
  9. General questions / discussions

    I haven't used LT for years - I have joined the group but I'm not sure how easy it will be to add all the books that I've got missing...!
  10. Waterstones are changing the way their loyalty scheme works. At the moment they give 1 point for every £3 spent - plus, if you spend £10 you get a stamp on a paper card. Once the card is full (10 stamps, so £100 total spend) you were able to get £10 off a book purchase. However, the 'new' card replaces the paper one and now when you spend 10 x £10 (€12 in the ROI/European stores) you will get £10 off, but no more 1 point for £3. If you spend between £5 and £9.99 on eligible items, they will earn half a stamp as a single item purchase 'Single Book Bonus'. I have asked what will happen to the points I've been saving on my plastic card but so far have had no reply. I hope they don't reduce in value - I will have to spend them quickly if they will! Paper cards can be swapped for electronic points. I hope all that makes sense! I will be very sad to say goodbye to my card which is one from when Bath was one of five stores participating in the trial! Terms & Conditions here
  11. Hi Sarah. We read Fried Green Tomatoes... for our book club last year (or maybe the year before). It was my choice and everyone liked it. I haven't seen the film! I ought to try to watch it. I have Song of Solomon on my Wish List, so I'm glad you're enjoying it. I'm having a change of pace and reading a YA novel called The Stormkeeper's Secret by Catherine Doyle. It's very engaging!
  12. I saw that one in Harrogate in December - it was heavily advertised there. I'm currently reading Alice by Christina Henry. It's a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. It's much darker than I was expecting but I'm enjoying it.
  13. I'm planning to read this at some stage. Will you read the sequels?
  14. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is one of the 99p deals in the UK today. I'm tempted, but it's 852 pages long...! (I have never seen the film!) Edit - I was hoping to Whispersync it, but it's not on Audible!
  15. Audible - is it worth it?

    I hope you enjoy your membership, @bobblybear. The reading/listening thing does work - I was sceptical but now I find it really useful but I can see how it might not suit everyone.
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