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      July Supporter Giveaway   07/01/2019

      It's Christmas in July! The winner of the July Supporter giveaway will receive this beautiful Barnes & Noble edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as well as a special Charles Dickens tea by  theliteraryteacompany.co.uk .   I've been keeping this book a secret for so long (I couldn't wait until Christmas!) It's actually from a really lovely independent bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, the town of books. I'm so glad I finally get to show you! The picture doesn't even do it justice. A nice feature that you can't see in this image - the page edges are gold and (an extra surprise for the winner) the back is just as beautiful as the front! We also now have twice as much tea as previous giveaways!  (Thank you Literary Tea Company!)   As always, supporters are automatically entered into the giveaway and a winner will be chosen at random at the end of the month. If you want to enter this giveaway but you aren't a supporter, you can join in here https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum .   Good luck  

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  1. Happy Announcement!

    Great news - thanks, @Hayley
  2. Janet's Log - Stardate 2018

    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
  3. Saving content

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

    I don't know how to do that!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    Cool! Thanks 🙂
  8. 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!
  9. General questions / discussions

    And so you should be proud 😍
  10. 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...!
  11. 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
  12. Your Book Activity - July 2018

    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!
  13. Your Book Activity - July 2018

    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.
  14. Your Book Activity - July 2018

    I'm planning to read this at some stage. Will you read the sequels?
  15. 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!
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