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      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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Walking is great, when I am walking my younger dog I walk very briskly (she runs around like a nutter!) I am looking forward to my birthday in a couple of weeks as I am getting a Fitbit so will then know how much ground I am covering. 

 

Tomorrow evening I am going for a taster session at a Netball club, I haven't played since my school days, nearly 30 years! :o Still, I need to get fitter and it could be fun!! 

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We do lots of walking when we are away it is just to nice to be out in the fresh air.  I have a tracker and like to keep a note of how many steps we do.  Usually amazed at the amount and it helps with my weight loss.

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18 hours ago, Alexander the Great said:

 

I might just hallucinate this, but I think I read somewhere that walking is one of the healthiest sports to do. Something to do with the fact that walking is really something that takes time, which is always better, and your heartrate doesn't go through the roof. I should probably walk more! Do you really follow walking routes on weekends or on holiday, or do you walk as you go and see where you end up?

 

I think I have heard this somewhere as well. Of course whether you work up a sweat or not depends on how fast you walk and I guess to some extent the weather. I am faster than a lot of people covering on average around 3 miles per hour. Of course hoovering and cleaning in general burns a fair amount of calories as well, and I certainly work up a sweat doing that. As for whether I follow set routes or see where I end up, that depends on what sort of holiday I am on. Walking around the footpaths in the southwest for example is of course a set route, but getting lost in a strange city as I did when I went to Malta recently definitely isn't! It is though a great way to explore.  

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Hi I am new on this forum :).

 

Anyway, the sports I like are football, jogging and ice-skating. But to be honest if I knew every sport I would do them all, because I think every sport is fun :).

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My friend did one spinning class and said it nearly killed her!

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On 16-8-2017 at 11:06 AM, Madeleine said:

My friend did one spinning class and said it nearly killed her!

 

The first two classes nearly killed me, but I went with my brother-in-law who guided me through them and convinced me to keep going. He said the first three times he went, he couldn't follow every instruction, but you just have to listen to your body and build it up. The third time, I was only half-dead. Then the fourth time I managed to follow all the instructions, been building up, and now I love it. 

 

I actually love it so much that it made me think about why exactly I hate bicycling so much, found out the reason (it was my old, unaccustomed bike), got a new bike and now bike a lot more!

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