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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. First Line of the Book You're Reading

    "What he remembered most was her perfume". The Gallows Bird by Camilla Lackberg

    I've read some Jonathan Kellerman. He's written a lot. I haven't read anything by any of the other Kellerman's. Another good crime author I'm reading at the moment is Linda Fairstein. Hers are set in New York.

    Freda our charity shops charge ridiculous prices for second hand books. I also don't really get time to go in them, as they're only open at the same times that I work. I'm also on an extremely low wage, so even charity prices are too much. I'll get them from the library eventually. Just glad our library is still free and does have a very good selection. Some libraries in NZ have started to charge for borrowing!!

    I think you'd like Val Mcdermid Frankie. I've read one Jeffrey Deaver, but his books never seem to be in at my library. I do want to read more of his.
  5. Your Book Activity - March 2019

    I finished Defectors by Joseph Kanon. I didn't like this as much as the others I've read by him. Now reading The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook.

    Me, too. I always wonder if they know who the killer is when they start writing, or does it all come into place as they write. What other crime writers do you like? My fave is Ian Rankin, but I also like Ann Cleeves, Lynda La Plante and I've been reading a lot of Scandinavian crime lately: Jo Nesbo, Camilla Lackberg, Henning Mankell.

    I read a lot of crime and thrillers too - Val McDermid is one of my favourite authors. I often wonder what sort of mind comes up with the murders/crimes in these books. They've definitely got incredible imaginations. And the research must take them ages.
  8. Your Book Activity - March 2019

    Finished a New Zealand book The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke by Tina Makereti, and now reading Hidden Depths by Ann Cleeves.
  9. I finished The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving this morning. Will have to wait until I get home from work to decide what's next.
  10. I've just about finished Munich by Robert Harris. It's the first book by him I've read and I'm really enjoying it. Can't wait to read more of his books.
  11. Brian's Book Log - Ongoing

    I'll have to check that book out Brian. I've got into Scandinavian crime recently, and like you I think of Iceland in that category even though I know it isn't.
  12. Madeleine's Book Log - ongoing

    I like the Vera series too Madeleine. Have you read any of her Shetland series. I think that's better than Vera.
  13. I finished Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie and I'm now reading Buried Angels by Camilla Lackberg.
  14. I've never looked at reviews when deciding whether to read a book. Everyone's got different tastes and I figure I might like something others don't. The only reviews I read are the ones people post on here, and If a book sounds interesting I'll add it to my wish list.
  15. Started Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie.