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Hayley

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About Hayley

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    Addicted!
  • Birthday 04/25/1992

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    The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
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    Female
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    Birmingham (UK)
  • Interests
    Apart from reading, I like playing the guitar and writing sometimes :)

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  1. There was a man and he had eight sons. Apart from that, the was nothing more than a comma on the page of History. Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
  2. I think it was Maidstone, I'm not sure if he did a signing there though. Will have my fingers crossed for you today!
  3. I saw on twitter that some Waterstones shops already have their copies of False Value! Has anyone managed to get it yet?
  4. Ah, I forgot you taught year five @willoyd! Thank you! I’ve only recently discovered that horrible science and geography exist, I used to love the horrible histories books! Although, I will admit, I also loved Jacqueline Wilson books... It’s such a shame that schools don’t have any funding for books and it’s even more sad when kids say they don’t have any books at home. It’s really not surprising that they grow up not seeing reading as an enjoyable thing.
  5. Bookstagram

    Hi, I’m afraid you can’t promote the account here, so your link has been removed, but you can certainly use this thread to talk about bookstagram and how it works in general.
  6. As it’s Valentine’s Day and there are hundreds of romantic quotes everywhere, it got me thinking about my favourite love stories in books. Wuthering Heights is one you see a lot of when anyone mentions romance but it’s always felt more tragic than romantic to me. Yes there is love, but it’s jealous, violent, abusive love and... well it might be realistic but it’s definitely not my favourite. So what are your favourite examples of love in books? I’m really just throwing this question out there because I haven’t decided what my own favourite example is yet. Although I do really like Terry Pratchett’s quote about love from Sourcery: ‘And what would humans be without love?’ ‘RARE’ said death.
  7. Newbie Member

    Hi Dani, welcome to the forum! What do you like to read?
  8. Aww, I was enjoying them
  9. Read-a-thon 2020

    I'm glad you're enjoying The Coffin Dancer (I just looked it up and it does sound good!) and I hope you feel better soon!
  10. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Just saw this and remembered how close the publication date for the new one is Anyway, what I actually came to say... Rebellion publishing has quite a few ‘first in series’ fantasy and science fiction books for 99p until the 17th February: http://www.rebellionpublishing.com/post/3287
  11. What's the weather like?

    I just had to google what Donnen und Blitzen meant because all I could think of was Santa’s reindeer! Did you notice a lot of birds in your garden in the bad weather? I looked out at one point and had 11 pigeons in mine! There are a few trees down near me but nobody hurt by them, luckily. Today we’ve had rain, hail, sun and a bit of snow. I saw cherry blossom buds for the first time this year though, as well as some yellow crocuses and a single daffodil. I love seeing those first signs of spring coming
  12. Read-a-thon 2020

    Thats good to know because I imagined it would be fairly fast paced! Glad you enjoyed Sawkill Girls, I don’t usually go for creepy reads either but I read a few last year and loved them all! I randomly really felt like reading Terry Pratchett yesterday, so instead of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock I read 111 pages of Sourcery (and it was SO good, I forgot how much I love that book!) I’m pretty happy with my progress this read-a-thon
  13. The BCF Book Adoption Agency

    Yay I’m so happy this one’s going! I’ve been dying to talk about this book with someone!
  14. Independent Bookshop Offers

    We already have threads to post amazon/kindle offers, so I thought it might be nice to have an indie bookshop version. Their books are obviously not going to be as cheap as amazon, but I think they're more likely to have interesting bundles, signed editions etc. This was partly inspired by something I really wanted to share. Bert's Books (which I've ordered from a couple of times now and it's brilliant, if you haven't heard of it) are doing a crowdfunder to open a physical bookshop and some of their rewards for donating are amazing. Some of them are really expensive but they're things like going for a walk with Patrick Gale, getting to name a character in a book (a few authors are doing that one) or getting a handwritten Bronte Mysteries short story by Bella Ellis. There are quite a lot of signed books (and bundles of signed books) but they are still between about £40-£60. But even if you just donate £5, you get 15% off from Bert's Books for the next six months! I've gone for the discount and I really hope they make enough money to open the physical shop (even though it will be too far away for me to visit, the world needs more bookshops!) The crowdfunding page is here if anyone wants to have a look https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bertsbooks . (I've just realised, when I went to get that link, that they only have 1 day left, so not long to get the rewards!) Another interesting thing I discovered at Christmas, which I can now share here, is that the Big Green Bookshop has signed copies of 'Get Good' by Tyler Blevins. If any of you are into Fortnite streams, he's better known as Ninja. It's one of only two places in the world you can get a signed copy of this book (the other is in New York). My nephew is a huge fan, so I got him the book for Christmas. I don't think any of you are particularly interested in Fornite, but I'm sure you know others who are, so here's the link if you're interested http://www.biggreenbookshop.com/signed-copies/signed-get-good-by-tyler-blevins-aka-ninja-/prod_1009.html .
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