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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 think Michelle should be the one to post here last, just before she turns off the lights.
  2. Raven's Reads

    Thanks, and you too! I don't think I will be heading on to anywhere else, the other forums I've seen either seem to be winding down themselves, or just don't appeal. Annoying, because I've actually been reading more than usual this year!
  3. Raven's Reads

    Cheers! (to both of you!).
  4. Raven's Reads

    I didn't think I was going to get to post this, but I joined the forum 10 years ago today!
  5. Share your memories

    Missed this: Fforde stole it from me. Well, they do say the best things in life are free... (although in your case, I suspect that when you are sitting in your library, amongst all your books, that probably gets subverted to "The best things in life are dead trees." I'm not on Facebook, and no amount of money could convince me to join! (may be open to tests of my resolve if anyone has a million or two they aren't doing anything with, however...). So to everyone here who has made the place interesting and fun - and what the hell, as we're closing down - to all those who have been tedious and dull*, I guess this is goodbye. So, goodbye! *There weren't many of them and they didn't tend to stick around for long!
  6. Raven's Reads

    Perils of The Modern Reader #57 After a rather hectic couple of weeks I'm having a quiet weekend, so after finishing Redshirts, by John Scalzi, this morning I started reading Three, by Sarah Lotz this evening. Because the battery was flat on my Kindle, I had to resort to reading it on my phone when having a bath. What I have read of it so far is building nicely, but it is a little tense. What you don't want to happen when you are reading a tense book, on your phone, in a quiet house, when in the bath, is to get a Twitter like that causes your phone to vibrate in your hand. All I can say is I'm glad I was holding the case firmly, or a lot of swearing would have ensued...
  7. Saving content

    I've got all my stuff off. Not sure there's anything I need to save on here though...
  8. Go to Costa! (I quote often walk around my local Waterstone's holding one!).
  9. What's the weather like?

    It's not supposed to drop below the high teens overnight tonight. Joy.
  10. Share your memories

    I remember that time a ferret got loose and chased Jane Austin around the Classics forum; my, how we laughed!
  11. Chrissy's Reading

    Good to hear you liked them, I think they are pretty good!
  12. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Return of the Jedi Flawed in places, but still one of the best sequels ever made!
  13. Kindle and ebooks deals

    If you haven't read it, The Day of the Triffids is currently 99p as part of the Kindle Monthly Deal. I highly recommend this book! (even if the cover is a bit crap!).