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      July Supporter Giveaway   07/01/2019

      It's Christmas in July! The winner of the July Supporter giveaway will receive this beautiful Barnes & Noble edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as well as a special Charles Dickens tea by  theliteraryteacompany.co.uk .   I've been keeping this book a secret for so long (I couldn't wait until Christmas!) It's actually from a really lovely independent bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, the town of books. I'm so glad I finally get to show you! The picture doesn't even do it justice. A nice feature that you can't see in this image - the page edges are gold and (an extra surprise for the winner) the back is just as beautiful as the front! We also now have twice as much tea as previous giveaways!  (Thank you Literary Tea Company!)   As always, supporters are automatically entered into the giveaway and a winner will be chosen at random at the end of the month. If you want to enter this giveaway but you aren't a supporter, you can join in here https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum .   Good luck  


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About bobblybear

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    Too many books!!
  • Birthday 02/06/1976

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    The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
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  1. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    I finished the audiobook of Station Eleven. Loved it! Now I'm listening to Moby Dick (second attempt....my mind kept wandering the first time around). I went into town yesterday and popped into our little local bookstore. Picked up a signed copy of Underland by Robert McFarlane and The Dog's Mind by Bruce Fogle.
  2. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    I'm about a quarter of the way through This Thing of Darkness and enjoying it very much. Also Station Eleven (on Audible) is superb - I have about 2 hours left on it.
  3. Bobblybear's Book List - 2019

    Ugh - 5 months since I have updated this! I've now updated my 2019 purchases list as well as my reads, but have yet to put a little bit of commentary against books I've finished. Hopefully I will get to that in a couple of days. On the plus side, I'm still reading a lot of books....I just have lost my 'review-mojo'.
  4. Madeleine's Book Log - ongoing

    I really liked Three Things About Elsie. I listening to it on Audible, and thought the story was great.
  5. Karen.d's Reading List 2019

    Hi Karen - just catching up on threads as it's been ages since I've been here. I'm in the camp of those who loved Eleanor Oliphant. I listened to the audiobook and it's one of my favourite narrations, but it's possible that I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much if I'd read it instead. I tried reading Never Let Me Go a few years go. In fact, I may have finished it but it was a real struggle. The movie was good, terribly depressing though. I have The Keeper of Lost Things on my Kindle waiting to be read. Sounds like it's a bit of a mixed bag! I've thought about starting it a few times but other books have been taking priority.
  6. Kindle and ebooks deals

    I bought this one. I'd seen the paperbook a few months back and kept picking it up and putting it back, unable to decide if I should buy it. But at £0.99, too good to resist!
  7. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    Oh my, I can't believe how long it's been since I logged in here. I somehow got it into my head that I will wait until I'm caught up on my reviews before posting, but that just isn't going to happen. I've been reading loads, and will update my log shortly, but I just haven't had the 'oomph' to pull together any reviews. This morning I finished Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain by James Bloodworth. Very eye-opening and makes me somewhat ashamed for complaining about my job. I've now started The Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson which is about Charles Darwin's famous voyage on The Beagle under Captain FitzRoy. On the audiobooks front, I'm listening to Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel, which I have also read a couple of years ago. I hope everyone is having a great reading year so far.
  8. Rest in Peace

    Just read that Andrea Levy passed away today. She wrote Small Island and The Long Song among others. Really saddened to hear this because I enjoyed her books so much.
  9. I finished War of the Worlds on Audible and now I'm listening to Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan. I'm also reading Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World by Haruki Murakami.
  10. I've finished The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. Very good, but unsure about the ending. Next up will be A Captain's Duty by Richard Phillips. I've also finished listening to Roots by Alex Haley and Jaws by Peter Benchley. I've now started listening to the Jeff Wayne's Musical version of The War of the Worlds.
  11. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    I just watched The Shape of Water. So fantastically bizarre...I really enjoyed it.
  12. Bobblybear's Book List - 2019

    Thank you. It's not often that I buy physical books but I couldn't resist. And they are fairly light so will be easy to read in bed.
  13. I finished Them by Jon Ronson, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Then I read Noughts and Crosses by Marjorie Blackman, which I didn't particularly enjoy (I'm just not keen on Young Adult). Now I am reading The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. It's good so far, and I haven't read the synopsis beforehand so I have no idea where it's heading. I'm also still listening to Jaws (Peter Benchley) and Roots (Alex Haley). I feel like I've been listening to them forever. Two hours remaining on both, so nearly done. Yesterday on Kindle (Monthly Deals for February) I bought: A Captain's Duty - Richard Phillips (Captain Phillips was based on this book; I love that movie. The Talisman - Peter Straub and Stephen King. I've read this before but it was only £0.99 Feral - George Monbiot.
  14. Them: Adventures With Extremists is very interesting so far. It's only a short book so I will probably finish it this weekend.
  15. Karen.d's Reading List 2019

    I must get around to re-reading it again. It's been so long ago that I read it, and I hardly remember any of it so it will be like reading it for the first time as well.