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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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On 04.02.2019 at 3:53 PM, ~Andrea~ said:

I've not read any of his short stories but I I enjoyed the TV series.

 

Always promising myself to watch all the TV series and screen adaptations of the books I've read (Electric dreams, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell, Gone with the wind, Blade runnner). Still none of them have been watched.:giggle2:

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7th  -From the other side (Bernard Werber).

 

When I was 15 or 16 I really enjoyed the "Angels" and the "Gods" cycles. Really liked his Universe and ideas, but this was so long ago so I've decided to find out if I still love Werber's style.

Well, the answer is clearly "Yes". Although when I was a teenager the books seemed(for my inexperienced mind) to be the essence of wisdom and originality at the same time and now I've just had a good time reading a book about something grim written in a light and humouristic way.

Not that I'd add it to the list of my favorites, but it  amused me for the time.

 

And now I'm finally reading Mort, I've switched back to e-book from paper ones, so need a bit of time to get used to the screen.

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On 2/12/2019 at 3:52 PM, Busy_Bee said:

And now I'm finally reading Mort, I've switched back to e-book from paper ones, so need a bit of time to get used to the screen.

 

I hope you enjoy Mort, I really liked that one :).

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8th - Mort

Well, I did enjoy it! It was fun, easy reading. Waking the desire to immerse into the Pratchett's Discwolrd even more.

 

 

9th - A man called Ove by Frederik Backman

Moving, touching, striking the chord. I liked it immensely. Cannot even count how may times I've felt tears running down my cheeks while reading it. Such a bleak existence that the main charcater leads and still so much space for kindness, friendship and empathy in it (even when he tries to hide from everyone and gives them hell). I'll rememeber this book with a great warmth, because everyone has a bit of Ove or Sonia inside and that's wonderful.

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10th - Outsider by Stephen King

 

That was great. Creepy, tense and gripping. it was a bit darker than I am used to, a little less of the supernatural in it  and focused on the psychological side of the story (characters' behaviour, thoughts, doubts and worries), but I liked it just the same.

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I'm glad you enjoyed this recent Stephen King release! I really should read another book by him some time, maybe later this year.

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