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      June Supporter Giveaway   06/01/2019

      For the June giveaway I chose the theme 'The Gift of Reading.' One that I think we can all appreciate! The winner will receive four books, including:     The Gifts of Reading by Robert MacFarlane - 'An essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book.'   plus three little short but (hopefully) thought provoking reading gifts...   The Reckoning by Edith Wharton - 'Two moving stories of love, loss, desire and divorce, from one of the great chroniclers of nineteenth-century New York life.' Create Dangerously by Albert Camus - 'Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those who cannot in this powerful speech, accompanied here by two others.' It Was Snowing Butterflies by Charles Darwin - 'A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle.'    As always, supporting members will be entered automatically into the random draw at the end of the month. If you want to be entered into the draw but don't support yet, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum   Good luck   


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  1. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    Finished Dead Water another in the Shetland series by Anne Cleeves. Now reading the second Kurt Wallendar, Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell. Really enjoying this series.
  2. Hayley's Reading 2019

    My library doesn't have kindle books, but they do have ebooks. They have two apps you can download, Libby and Borrowbox, and you can download ebooks onto them. The librarians have told me Amazon won't allow libraries to provide their books for free. Maybe your libraries have something similar?
  3. Poppy's Progress 2019

    I've read nearly all the Shetland series and just recently started watching the TV series. The TV programmes are very different from the books, some of the events are in different places, and apart from the actual murders, sometimes it almost seems like a different series. I'm finding it a bit confusing sometimes. It is a good programme though, and it's nice to see the areas where it's set, so I'll keep watching.
  4. Vodkafan's 2019 reading blog

    I've read a couple of Rutherfurd's books, Paris and New York. i should read more of them. Even though I know he's a very good writer I still get put off by the size of his books.
  5. Karen.d's Reading List 2019

    I didn't really like Girl on the Train. I know its got mixed reviews, people either love it or really hate it.
  6. Karen.d's Reading List 2019

    I figured out Gone Girl really early on in the book, so for me it was a bit predictable. But everyone has different tastes in books, which is good. It'd be boring if we all liked the same things.
  7. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    I love the Ann Cleeves books, and just started watching the Shetland series. I would love to go to Shetland one day, especially since my family are originally from Scotland, but since I live in New Zealand, it's very expensive from here. Maybe one day I'll win the lottery.
  8. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    Finished Last Ditch by Ngaio Marsh.
  9. Karen.d's Reading List 2019

    The Couple Next Door wasn't a fun read. I only kept reading because I thought there was no way it could be so predictable. I was waiting for a big surprise twist. I have to stop doing that. I did the same thing with Gone Girl and regretted it too.
  10. Karen.d's Reading List 2019

    I read a Shari Lapena novel recently Karen, The Couple Next Door, which I think is her fourth book. It too, had a few problems with it that made it seem like a very amateur first novel. It was very predictable, the characters were very stereotyped, and it was easy to figure out the ending after only less than a quarter of the book. I was thinking about whether to try another of her books, but after reading your review I don't think I'll bother.
  11. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    Finished Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon.
  12. Going Paperless

    I'm the same as Hayley. I prefer to have things on paper. They just seem more important or something that way. I have notebooks everywhere. I've just started researching a book and I could put everything on computer, but it doesn't feel like I've done anything if it's not on paper. Edited to add: At work I'm a typist. I type doctors letters, print them and send them out. Even though they typing on to computer is the biggest part of it, I don't feel I've done any work if I don't have paper copies of letters on my desk waiting to be sent.
  13. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    Finished The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly and almost finished Black as he's Painted by Ngaio Marsh.
  14. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    Just finished The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly.
  15. Your Book Activity - May 2019

    Just about finished another Ngaio Marsh - False Scent