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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. Saving content

    Thanks Andrea! Have fun saving your content! I've downloaded Libre Office on the recommendation of BF, it's supposed to be better. I hope it'll make things easier for me, was already having problems with Open Office again.
  2. General questions / discussions

    I'm very late to this, but I just wanted to say a huge Thank You to you, Michelle, for the forum! This has been an amazing place and it's made a big impact on my life. I would never have made the amazing friends I have made on here otherwise, and it's been such a pleasure to have a place where I could talk about books with like minded people. And it's not just about having a place - it's been such a warm, welcoming and friendly place! Thank you also to all the Mods, you've done a great job over the years!
  3. Saving content

    I still need to save PM threads. I tried earlier but the format clashed with Open Office, after I'd already done a lot of work on saving stuff. I need to start again. How long would you say one had before you'd have to do the upgrade? I'll be working on saving content this weekend, luckily I have nothing else planned and have the flu so don't even have to go to work.
  4. Share your memories

    Very obviously, this is my favorite memory, too! The time we spent together was amazing! You were such a fabulous hostess and your family's amazing, too! I never ever would have met you if it wasn't for the forum, and that's a very scary thought. Who knew I would would meet my soul sister on the opposite side of the world My fondest memories of the forum are the friendships I've made, and the times we've talked about books, and gone off-topic, too. I loved the times of the Deaverettes and Dexterettes I also enjoyed the Reading Circle, I got to read some great books through that. I am grateful for all the book suggestions and recommendations and all the conversations. It's 10 years since I joined and so much stuff can go into 10 years.
  5. You've been here 19 hours ago, according to my knowledge, so I think this might still reach you: I have now read the book! I started it last weekend and finished it last Thursday or so. I really liked it! I gave it 4/5. I found Sam and Charlie really captivating characters, and I wish I could read more about them! I liked how there was something to be discovered in the old story, and I was really surprised by what had really happened at the school! My favorite bit was how I'm really glad you weren't disappointed! But I never expected you to be! We definitely could have had more convos on Slaughter and Steinbeck, and who knows which other authors. And just when we were discovering mutual favorite authors and books to share! I take it you won't be joining the FB group? We will all miss this place
  6. Frankie reads 2018

    What a fabulous quote
  7. Game of Thrones

    I was also told that a lot of future happening are hinted at in earlier seasons. It was kind of frustrating to hear that when I was watching the show because I kept trying to outsmart the show and of course that didn't happen. I need to just re-watch the whole thing like everyone else
  8. Here I am!

    Hello Loretta, and welcome to the forum!
  9. Sophie Kinsella

    Great! I think I'd watch any Kinsella movie
  10. Andrea's reading in 2018

    Yes, bring in the snow!! I really like how you're making such progress with your reading and more importantly, how you are enjoying the whole thing! It's inspiring! Little Pixie, thanks for the article! I found it very enlightening, and have now started keeping record of what I do all day. I hope to get more productive
  11. What Are You Watching Now? - 2018

    I started and finished watching Married at First Sight Australia season 4. I was nervous about something and it was too hot to do anything else and I needed the distraction and so I binge watched the whole season Good stuff! I finished The Fourth Estate which I really enjoyed. I've now started watching Who Is America, and so far the episodes (2) have been hilarious! Good old SBC! LOL at the endless roller-skating Like you, I'm also somewhat annoyed by the flashbacks, but I'm still happy to continue with the series.
  12. I'm glad to hear you liked it so much! I'm sorely tempted to pick up the book myself, but I have library loans I need to read first...!
  13. Your Book Activity - July 2018

    I'm re-reading Jemima J by Jane Green.
  14. Pets - 2018

    I'm sorry to hear that, Athena!
  15. Frankie reads 2018

    Oh yes! Vowels, consonants, be gone! This is exactly what I want. But mostly, it's to stack books on I might just buy a new bookcase and call it a bedside table That's a massive TBR list! Especially since you've downsized a lot recently. I do wonder where the TBR was standing before! A library of 3000 books is very admirable