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      Important Announcement!   07/28/2018

      Dear BCF members,   This forum has been running now for many years, and over that time we have seen many changes. Generalised forums are nowhere near as popular as they once were, and they have been very much taken over by blogs, vlogs and social media discussions. Running a forum well takes money, and a lot of care and attention, as there is so much which goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.   With all of this in mind, and after discussion within the current moderator team, the decision has been made to close this forum in its current format. I know that this will disappoint a lot of our long term members, but I want to reassure you that it's not a decision which has been taken lightly.    The remaining moderator team have agreed that we do not want to lose everything which is special about our home, and so we are starting a brand new facebook group, so that people can stay in touch, and discussions can continue. We can use it for free and should be easier for us to run (it won't need to be updated or hosted). We know not everyone has FaceBook, but we hope that those of you who are interested will join the group. We will share the link, and send invites as soon as we are ready to go. Added: We may as well get this going, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195289821332924/   The forum will close to new registrations, but will remain open for some time, to allow people to collect up any information, reading lists etc they need to, and to ensure they have contact details for those they wish to stay in touch with.    The whole team feel sad to say goodbye, but we also feel that it's perhaps time and that it feels like the right choice. We hope we can stay in touch with all of you through our new FaceBook group.   I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me moderate the forum, both in the past and the present, and I also want to thank every single person who has visited, and shared their love of books.. I'm so proud of everything we've achieved, and the home we built.   Please visit the new section in the Lounge section to discuss this further, ask questions etc.


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  1. What's the weather like?

    It's starting to warm up here. 16C the last few days. A lot better than last week when we were lucky to get above 10C. Spring is definitely here. My hayfever is starting up again.
  2. Book recommendation

    I'm listening to Mythos at the moment Royalberry. It's very good, and Stephen Fry reading it is enjoyable to listen to.
  3. Your Book Activity - July 2018

    Finished The Memory Man by David Baldacci. First one of his I've read. I'll be checking out more of his books.
  4. Home by the Sea - Genesis
  5. Christmas planning and chat

    I'm trying to shop ahead this year. Last year was a last minute rush. I wasn't used to working full-time and ran out of time. But, I'm a terrible shopper so I'm not getting far yet.
  6. I finished Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein and started Tennison by Linda La Plante.
  7. Finished The Year of the Runaways by Sanjeev Sahota. 4 .1/2 out of 5. My best read so far this year.
  8. What's the weather like?

    Awful. We've had extremely heavy rain and thunderstorms all week, mostly at night, so no sleep. There's also been heavy, early snow and more on the way. We're too low where I live for the snow, but it's definitely been cold enough.
  9. Imagining books in your head

    I've noticed recently that some books I tend to 'hear' in my head with an accent. Sometimes the accent is of the country the books set in, sometimes it's not. And it's not all the time.
  10. Ian's reading list 2018

    Good review Ian. I'm a big Ian Rankin fan. Have you read any of the ones originally written under the Jack Harvey pseudonym. I've got them all (all 3) but only read one recently. Quite different to Rebus, but still got Rankin's excellent writing. I agree about the Fox books. I reread those recently, too, and really enjoyed them. It's a shame Rankin hasn't written more of them. Will you be getting the next Rebus when it comes out later this year? I've been dropping hints to my kids since it was announced last year.
  11. Your Book Activity - April 2018

    Finished The Black Path by Asa Larsson. Started Bleeding Hearts by Ian Rankin.
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  13. Why God? (From Miss Saigon)
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