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      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 hour ago, ~Andrea~ said:

Locke and Key book 2 - Joe Hill (I read the first one last year)

 

The Locke and Key series is one of my favourites!  I hope you enjoy Vol. 2.

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Currently, and unusually, have two books on the go, even more unusual in that both are non-fiction:

 

Having had a few days on the northern French coast at the end of last month, I realised how little I knew of modern (post-Napoleonic) French history, outside the world wars and a smattering of other bits and pieces - certainly no coherent framework.  So started Jonathan Fenby's A History of Modern France.  It's a solid and interesting enough read so far, although his style of writing is a bit abrupt for me, and because some of the names are unfamiliar, I have little handle on much of the detail.  I am putting that freamework together though1

The other book is Charlie Pye-Smith's Land of Plenty, about farming and food production in this country - rather topical with the exercise in national self-harm swirling around us. Lucidly written, it's enjoyably educational! 

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22 hours ago, Onion Budgie said:

 

The Locke and Key series is one of my favourites!  I hope you enjoy Vol. 2.

 

Thank you! I started it last night and so far so good!

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I've almost finished Hello Darling, Are You Working?.  It's been fun!  Very silly and overblown, which sometimes you just need in a book, you know?

 

Next up is The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, which I'm so excited for.  I've only heard good things about it.

 

I also caved in and read the rest of the web-comic series of Heartstopper by Alice Oseman.  I know, @Athena --  I did say I was going to wait for the paperback version of Volume 2 to come out in July, but..... I COULDN'T WAIT!  I wanted to know what happened next!  So now I'm all up to date, and it's DELICIOUS, and I'm still going to get the paperback, so all's good.  :D  (When it comes to books, I have little self-control.)

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It takes a while to get going but I love Jamaica inn - not her best-written novel but a good old yarn anyway!

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On 3/16/2019 at 5:15 PM, Onion Budgie said:

Next up is The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, which I'm so excited for.  I've only heard good things about it.

 

I look forward to hear your thoughts on it, I've heard some mixed reviews so would love to hear some more opinions on it :).

 

On 3/16/2019 at 5:15 PM, Onion Budgie said:

I also caved in and read the rest of the web-comic series of Heartstopper by Alice Oseman.  I know, @Athena --  I did say I was going to wait for the paperback version of Volume 2 to come out in July, but..... I COULDN'T WAIT!  I wanted to know what happened next!  So now I'm all up to date, and it's DELICIOUS, and I'm still going to get the paperback, so all's good.  :D  (When it comes to books, I have little self-control.)

 

Haha, I'm so glad you enjoyed it :D!

 

I'm currently reading The Question of the Dead Mistress, book 5 in the An Asperger's Mystery series, by E. J. Copperman and Jeff Cohen. So far it's good :).

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I'm currently reading three books: The Environment Equation: 100 Factors That Can Add to or Subtract from Your Total Carbon Footprint by Alex Shimo-Barry, Karhumies by Vesa Tuominen and Ilman minua by Marie Descheplin (the original title is Sans Moi, I don't know if it's been translated into English). 

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On 3/18/2019 at 10:29 AM, Athena said:

 

I look forward to hear your thoughts on it, I've heard some mixed reviews so would love to hear some more opinions on it :).

 

 

I'm just over 100 pages into it, and it's already tying my brain up into knots!  It's BRILLIANT.  It must have been an absolute doozy for the author to plot out.  I haven't been so excited about a novel in a long while.  :exc:

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