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      March Supporter Giveaway   03/02/2019

      So March has crept up on us and I'm thrilled to finally show you the GREAT (he he...) March giveaway!     This time we have a gorgeous print of The Great Gatsby's most famous line from thestorygift.co.uk AND a Great Gatsby tea from the Literary Tea Company! This particular tea is Peach Blossom (which sounds delicious and I kind of wish I could keep it myself...) and the tin features another Gatsby quote.  If you'd like to see the other literary teas available (there are lots, I spent ages looking) you can find them both at the Literary Tea Company's etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LiteraryTeaCompany) or at their own website, theliteraryteacompany.co.uk .   As always, supporters are automatically entered into the giveaway and if you're not a supporter but want to be included in this months giveaway you can become a supporter on patreon here... https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum .   A winner will be chosen at random on the last day of the month. Good luck!  


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  1. My policy is to read at least 100 pages (or about 1/5 to 1/4) of the book, in order to let the author finish introducing all aspects of the novel that will become relevant. If I am still genuinely bored with the book, I'll put it down -- more reluctantly so if it's a highly acclaimed book. An example is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath -- I've read dozens of positive reviews, but found it genuinely dull. I feel there must be something wrong with me, so I'll leave it on the shelf until I can work up some desire to finish.
  2. Short stories or books

    This. Buy this.
  3. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

    I've only just bought this book, and with the overwhelmingingly positive feedback from all angles, I can't wait to get started .
  4. Best Short Story Writers

    But surely Edgar Allan Poe deserves a mention as well. Surely one of the most prolific short story writers ever?
  5. Best Short Story Writers

    Chekhov. That is all.
  6. Dostoyevsky's style

    I thought Dostoevsky was an existentialist, and spent a lot of his time attacking nihilism?
  7. sirinrob's classic lists

    You read fast. I'm looking forward to those reviews, by the way =).
  8. And what a great video to go along with it too.
  9. A new first line of current book

    Now that's a good book, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Hope you'll do the same.
  10. Tennyson's Major Works

    Well it's a good thing I mentioned that, because I was very close indeed to buying that massive tome. My policy has always been to buy the best possible books when reading translations from non-English languages (because, being trilingual, I know how much is lost in translation, and can't shake the feeling of being cheated of the author's style and original intent when reading translated novels) and buying English texts in the cheapest possible edition -- it's not like they're going to change the text itself. But I guess when it comes to literature of such high quality, it's worth investing properly in a decent edition -- it could, and should, after all, last you for quite some years, perhaps even your entire life, provided you're careful.
  11. The best short novel of all-time ?

    Once I finish reading The Stranger in French (L'
  12. Tennyson's Major Works

    True, if you want commentary -- but otherwise, how cheap they are! Shakespeare's and Austen's collected works for less than
  13. I am sure you will :) I found it really easy to settle in and I have only been here a few weeks.



  14. Thank you very much! It's indeed a friendly place you have here; I hope I can settle in well :)