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      April Supporter Giveaway   04/01/2019

        "If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden."   In honour of spring, the April giveaway is a print of this wonderful quote from The Secret Garden (thanks, once again to www.thestorygift.co.uk) along with a Secret Garden tea (Victoria Sponge flavoured!) from the  Literary Tea Company! (You can find them both at their own website theliteraryteacompany.co.uk and at their etsy store www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LiteraryTeaCompany ).   As always, patreon supporters will be entered automatically and if you don't support but want to be included in this month's giveaway you can join the patreon here: www.patreon.com/bookclubforum A winner will be chosen at random on the last day of the month!

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  1. I have borrowed Frankie's rating system for 2019: 1/5: I didn't like it 2/5: It was okay 3/5: I liked it 4/5: I really liked it 5/5: It was amazing My first book read in 2019 unfortunately was only a 2/5 rating. I am currently reading Fear (book on Donald (cadet bone spurs) Trump) by Bob Woodward I am looking forward to some much better reading soon as there are books I have on hold at the library that I believe will be very good. I requested the library to buy 4 ebooks and I recently received a notice that the ebooks have been purchased. Current books on hold at the library: The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce series) – Alan Bradley The New Iberia Blues ( a Dave Robicheaux novel) – James Lee Burke The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy book 3) – Katherine Arden Fallen Land – Taylor Brown Long Road to Mercy – David Baldacci Virgil Wander – Leif Enger 1. The Reckoning - John Grisham - 2/5 - generally I enjoy John Grisham but this was not one of his better books.
  2. Sweet Dreams - Patsy Cline
  3. I just started reading The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. It is an epic of a book and is over 800 pages long. I am about 15% into the book on my kindle and am really enjoying it. It was rated a book of the month for February on Amazon. A review by Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Priory-Orange-Tree-Samantha-Shannon-ebook/dp/B07DDGX4KY/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=samantha+shannon&qid=1556144284&s=books&sr=1-1
  4. Whiskey River - Willie Nelson
  5. Game of Thrones

    Finally, the last season of Game of Thrones starts tonight. Last season the episodes were really great. I can't wait to watch it tonight. As usual we will see some unexpected things happen
  6. Down To The River To Pray - Allison Krauss
  7. What are you eating just now?

    I love baked beans. Those on toast look delicious. For Easter my wife always makes home baked beans, potato salad (with lots of dill), and pickled eggs. We also have baked ham with the meal.
  8. What are you eating just now?

    I have never heard of beans on toast. Please give a little more info. Type of beans etc.
  9. Frankie reads 2019

    I see that you have read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. What did you think of it.
  10. Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime - Dean Martin
  11. I Ride An Old Paint - Riders In The Sky
  12. Muggle Not's Reading List - 2019

    True, but it is still part of the Inspector Gamache Series. Yes, it is only about 96 pages. I am now reading Glass Houses by Louise Penny. Our library has 15 of the books in the series and I am just reading them as they become available at the library rather than wait to read them in sequence.
  13. Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters (I took a little license - but I'm allowed)
  14. Muggle Not's Reading List - 2019

    14. The Hangman - Louise Penny - 3/5. I enjoyed the first book that I have read by Louise Penny and intend to continue reading all of the books in this series. Her stories remind me of Agatha Christie.
  15. Happy Days Are Here Again - Barbara Streisand
  16. Frankie reads 2019

    You are doing very well with your reading this year. Hope that it stays good the rest of the year. I am pretty sure that you would like Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. It was not only my favorite book last year, but probably for a few years. I did a little research for you" "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
  17. Muggle Not's Reading List - 2019

    13. The Long Road to Mercy - David Baldacci - 3.5/5 Trump is (unfortunately) always in the news in the U.S. There were some U.S. Presidents that were not favorites of mine but when it comes to Trump he is altogether in another category. Can't wait to cast my vote in the next election.
  18. Muggle Not's Reading List - 2019

    12. Early Riser - Jasper Fforde - 4/5 - Review: what Hayley said.
  19. I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
  20. City Lights - Ray Price
  21. Ridin' The Bluegrass Express - Rhonda Vincent
  22. Please Mr. Sun - Johnny Ray
  23. Muggle Not's Reading List - 2019

    Congratulations! You seem to have fairly good success at the library. I hope you enjoy The Golden Tresses of the Dead.
  24. Muggle Not's Reading List - 2019

    As you know I get almost all of my books from the library. I did enjoy The Golden Tresses of the Dead but just not as much as the others in the Flavia series. A week ago I requested the library to purchase Early Riser by Jasper Fforde and I was notified today that they have purchased the kindle version and it is ready for my download. I think that was the fastest purchase of any book that I have requested them to buy. The library also informed me today that they had purchased another book that I requested (Trickster Point by William Kent Krueger).
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