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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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    The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett
  1. What's Up in April? - 2019

    Have a good Easter everyone, and don't eat too much chocolate! (Or do, I'm not your mother!)
  2. What's the weather like?

    Just finished a 10 mile walk in glorious weather. Bit warmer than I generally like for walking, but it was much better than being in work!
  3. I've started re-reading The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. For some reason I thought this would be a bit of a grind, but I've been enjoying it so far and have got through the first 50-odd pages quite quickly (for me!).
  4. Amazon Ratings/Reviews

    Amazon 'flooded by fake five-star reviews' - Which? report Tell us something we don't know!
  5. Rest in Peace

    Vonda N. McIntyre Cut my reading teeth on her Star Trek novelisations, and also read a rather lack-lustre Star Wars book she wrote, but I have never read any of her original writings.
  6. 'lo! Welcome to the forum! If you like dystopian books, have you read Nineteen Eighty-Four? (George Orwell). It's about as dystopian as you can get and it is packed with some amazing ideas (both interesting and disturbing in equal measure).
  7. 5. I did quite well in January, finishing 4 books, but it's taken me nearly two months to read the last one. With a quarter of the year almost gone, that will mean par of around 20 for this year!
  8. Project Oscar

    I think I've watched 22 on the list (mostly from the 90s). I don't find the Oscars very relevant these days; they feel like they are more about what the current fad is/what is popular at the time rather than what is actually the best film of the year. For example, I understand the cultural importance of Black Panther, and it is a film I enjoyed a lot, but a nomination for best picture? No. It wasn't even the best Marvel film in the last year... Good luck with your viewing, however, there are some jolly good films on that list!
  9. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    That's more of a comment on Interstellar than Arrival, to be honest. It was a good film, though.
  10. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    Arrival Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Interstellar.
  11. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    ^ Two good Christmas films! (they go down hill quickly after two, so be warned!)
  12. Raven's Reads

    No, you haven't, but you have gone for 36...
  13. Raven's Reads

    Good job, really!
  14. @Chrissy You can go all fake Yoda on me any time you like!
  15. 2, which is a good start, but given I should have finished them both last year it feels slightly hollow...