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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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  2. Never Ending Book Titles

    The Hours - Michael Cunningham
  3. Tow Hitch

    I need to buy a tow hitch that I can use on my 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. A friend told me to get a b and w hitch. Is anyone here familiar with it? Any other suggestions?
  4. The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder.
  5. 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.
  6. Yesterday
  7. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    I'm about a quarter of the way through This Thing of Darkness and enjoying it very much. Also Station Eleven (on Audible) is superb - I have about 2 hours left on it.
  8. What's the weather like?

    After being horribly humid yesterday it seems much cooler today, thankfully the threatened storms and intense heat hasn't got here yet, had some rain yesterday but just heavy drizzle.
  9. Never Ending Book Titles

    Lady Midnight - Cassandra Clare
  10. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  11. Kindle and ebooks deals

    That's a good deal.
  12. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    Avengers Endgame is the last movie that I saw.
  13. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L Frank Baum. This is a rare occasion where the film is better than the book. I think most of us have seen it a least once. The story follows Dorothy as she finds herself in Oz and wants to return home. She meets three strangers who become her friends who also want something from 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz.' Considering this is a children's story I found it rather dark. The ending in the film Sometimes people take a classic book and turn them into films. Which are more fun and entertaining. This is one of those times. Two stars. Film based upon the book five stars.
  14. A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce
  15. This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
  16. Thanks ! Glad you know what I mean . Thank you Hayley!
  17. Last week
  18. The Last Film You Saw - 2019

    Watched the Director's Cut of Alien 3 on Sunday night. Was a much better film than I remember the theatrical cut being, but I found myself thinking that it strikes an odd parallel with The Last Jedi in a lot of ways.
  19. Raven's Reads

    It won't take you long to get through! Re-reading because The October Man is similar in a lot of ways to Rivers of London (both are introductions to new characters, but in the case of the former it is somewhat a mirror of the latter).
  20. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    I'm about halfway through The Templars by Dan Jones. It's a non-fiction book all about the real story of the Templars, how they came to be and how they came to an end. It's packed with research and is very readable.
  21. It's a shame that a couple of your books were disappointing, but at least most of them have been good! This is late (I'm still catching up from the 16th!) but I like the look of the illustrated Greek Mythology book and I know exactly what you mean about those squishy covers, they do feel nice! I've also heard good things about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo but, a bit like you, I feel like it's not my usual kind of book. I'm glad you ended up enjoying it. I also love your cat t-shirt in that video
  22. Hayley's Reading 2019

    Thanks for checking that for me @muggle not! It is frustrating that we can't get kindle books from the library here. I can only imagine that, like bookmonkey said, our libraries don't have permission from amazon to provide the kindle format. I have noticed that I can 'borrow' some books on the kindle, but I'm not really sure how that works, I'll have to do some research. Thank you I have a few short stories on there already, I think I might read them for the next read-a-thon!
  23. Just looked up the Amaranthine edition, that is really something special, you can see why it's so expensive. I love the quote inside the slipcase and the fact that it's a limited run of 666 copies
  24. Hello, hope you are all having a nice day. i finished yesterday reading the famous play "Candida", actually it's my second play to read after reading The People of the Cave, 1933 by one of the pioneers of the Arabic novel and drama Tawfik Al-Hakim. George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays " Wikipedia". Candida is an play about the wife of a clergyman must choose between her husband and a man who idealises her, althought it's categorised as a comedy play, but i couldn't feel that at all, it's more like a psychological drama to me. my favorite act was the first one when Marchbanks came out from his shyness to the truth and told James Mavor Morell all what he have ever felt, while my favorite character was actually Miss Proserpine Garnett. i admired how James Morell acted in patience when first Eugene talked to him, he kept his anger in the beginning while talking to him about how he understand Mrs. Morell in such an amazing way! also i admired how Candida described James as the weakest one, and how she complete him, while Eugene was the strongest as he used to live alone because of his relationship with his family. i admired also how James didn't want to hurt Eugene when Candida started to be mad at him, he was already hurt enough. something i noticed and couldn't like it, in the third act, James said that he is going to give her all what he have from honor, support and power.. while Eugene said that he can't give her anything but cowardness and shy, why none said that he can give her his love? i understand that James said love through his acts, but it still doesn't work to me. the end of the play was really smart and marvelous. i liked and was amazed by how Candida was the strongest and the smartest person and the play, i mean she can be the angel and the villain, she can shares her jokes while stabbing James and Eugene at the same time! pretty interesting!. would you like to recommend me your favorite play! i'd like to read more plays this summer Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day. "CANDIDA. When I am thirty, she will be forty-five. When I am sixty, she will be seventy-five. MARCHBANKS (turning to her). In a hundred years, we shall be the same age. But I have a better secret than that in my heart. Let me go now. The night outside grows impatient. CANDIDA. Good-bye. (She takes his face in her hands; and as he divines her intention and bends his knee, she kisses his forehead. Then he flies out into the night. She turns to Morell, holding out her arms to him.) Ah, James! (They embrace. But they do not know the secret in the poet's heart.)"
  25. The Dracula is a Barnes and Noble leatherbound classic collection edition. Originally I was after a Folio one but they don't do one at the moment. I did notice the other day that Amaranthine Books have just launched 2 limited editions of Dracula which look absolutely stunning but they are really expensive. I have seen the Folio sale and they keep tempting me with emails but there isn't anything in the sale that I am wanting to buy urgently. I do need to buy the next in the Bond series but I might wait until they print the next one as well to save a bit on postage.
  26. A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt
  27. A Season Of Gifts by Richard Peck
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