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      Late Autumn Supporter Giveaway   11/27/2020

      I know that winter is well on the way, but I'm sneaking the autumn giveaway in here, right at the end of the season...     I thought this giveaway seemed particularly appropriate for this year: Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink.  I'm sure some of you will have heard of this book. It came out in September and has had brilliant reviews. It's been described as a love letter to reading and I think all of us have truly appreciated 'the comfort and joy of books' this year.  It is also a really beautiful hardback. Please excuse my picture-taking skills, it's really hard to get a good picture of something that's shiny!   As always, patreon supporters will be automatically entered into the draw. If you're not a supporter but you'd like to join our patreon you can do so here:  bookclubforum.co.uk is creating a book community | Patreon


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About Emmabbooks

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    The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
  • Location:
    Beautiful Austria
  • Interests
    Thrillers, Historical Fiction, Memoirs/Biographies, almost any book I can get involved with and maybe learn something from.

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  2. Just as Vinnie was wondering whether to fill he bag with groceries, or put it to a better use ...
  3. Hello everyone

    Hi Simon, - auto correction can be very funny! When you say medical, do you mean thrillers? If so have you read Fatal Complications by John Benedict ? Brilliant. Look forward to seeing you around
  4. Your Book Activity - March 2016

    I've recently finished Code Name Papa: My Extraordinary Life while Hiding in Plain Sight by John Murray,Sharon Murray and Abby Jones Its a memoir of an ex US undercover agent, and is more scary than any novel you've ever read - if you've every done anything to upset a government. I'm recommending it to everyone - quite astounding what is going on around us that we near hear about. Very readable, but will make you wonder what that creak downstairs is! At the moment reading The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad. Snapshots of life in Afghanistan for women, their sons, brothers and extended family. Fascinating. Next up will be a romantic novel!
  5. What's Up in February 2016?

    Oh my goodness Laura and Kell, I do hope you're both feeling better soon. Kell, make sure you wear a sock at night, duvets are very clever at wrapping themselves around toes and hurting them badly. Things are going well out here. I sucessfully made a quilling (paper craft) valentine's card - though some might wonder if it was done by a 6 year old! Anyway I produced a "work of art" which is the goal, I wasn't striving for perfection. I've just starting reading Code Name: Papa My extraordinary Life while Hiding in Plain Sight by John Murray , a memoir about someone who used to work as an Agent for the US secret service. Quite astounding (and frightening) what goes on. I'm only half way through it at the moment, but its completely gripping. Don't confuse this memoir with a thriller of the same name! Friends coming to stay next week, so currently planning food etc. Best wishes to everyone.
  6. Physical book vs Electronic copy

    Hi Panda, I read both physical and electronic books. For me E-readers are good because - take up less space - easy to refer back - check who a character is etc. - easy to look up the occasional word I don't know - instant access to a book I can't wait for - when travelling, easier than lugging umpteen books around However if buying a book (all of my e-books are free review copies from publishers), I still buy paper copies because: - seeing the cover, is half the experience - when looking for a book that I've read, but can't quite remember what it is called, I will easily find it in my bookshelves - not a chance on my e-reader. - if there are pictures/diagrams etc. a book is better - if I'm likely to want to refer back to a book - ie its a text book / self help etc., then a paper book is definitely better for me. It might be an age thing Thanks for the great post!
  7. Emma b's books 2016

    Anna - inspired by this site, I've just started The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin, about Sisi The Empress of Austria (1875). Early days yet, but great so far.
  8. What's Up in February 2016?

    Hi everyone, Hope you're feeling better very soon Laura. I've made a mental note to myself not to do the house cleaning when low sun is shining into the house - there are so many more cobwebs (and dust) than when its darker! Also trying to get on with this quilling (twirling paper strips into shapes). It all looks so easy in the book/internet, but my circles all come out different sizes, and not flat. Hmmm, who'd have guessed that it could be so difficult. Just finished reading my latest book for review (in 3 days!), so later on got to write something about it. A short walk first I think.
  9. bonjour tout le monde!

    Hi Anemone, great to see you on here. See you around
  10. What's Up in February 2016?

    AbielleRose - love the picture of your siamese - good idea to cover the sheets with something! Late last night I downloaded the latest Clare Chase - A Stranger's House (thriller, romantic, suspense) without noticing that its publication date is this coming Friday, so I need to get my review finished by the end of Thursday. What a great excuse to sit outside (where its sunny ) and read all day. Lovely, but feel shamed when I see you've been clearing up all week Athena - well done you!
  11. Hi from Kerry

    Welcome Kerry. Hope to see a lot more of you around here. I love Middlemarch! Don't know anything about The Little Paris Bookshop, glad to hear what you think of it when you've finished it.
  12. What's Up in February 2016?

    Hi everyone, hope to hear that you're all feeling better soon (and glad Luka the dog is better). And you too Virginia, its awful enough when accidents happen, but for drivers to go mad about it isn't helpful, and just makes everything worse. Glad your new house mates are going well so far Nollaig. Last night the cat fell out of bed (cat lovers will understand why he was on the bed in the first place!). To try and save himself he stuck his claws in the sheet - which are now wrecked - cat is ok though - 9 kilos of cat falling is quite a lot of sheet shredding . Can't believe the price of sheets! No way I'm going to get more Egyptian cotton lovely sheets (since found lots of claw holes in the other sheets too), back to Marks and Spencer I'm afraid. Hope tomorrow is a good day for you all.
  13. First Line of Current Book - 2016

    "The letter lay on the table before her." Death Comes First by Hilary Bonner (psychological thriller)