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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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  1. I swapped our bed for a trampoline yesterday. My husband hit the roof.

    1. Inver
    2. Athena
    3. Chrissy

      Chrissy

      For goodness sake, don't let Ian see this post! lol

       

  2. We finally have tickets for Dismaland!! I can't wait! :D

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    2. poppyshake

      poppyshake

      Don't have fun .. it's forbidden! :D xx

       

    3. vodkafan

      vodkafan

      I saw it on telly. I will be interested to know what you think Janet

    4. Janet

      Janet

      It was really very good. I will post a few pictures when I've finished sorting them. :)

       

  3. Who on earth is voting for Judy on SCD? It's a travesty she's still in. :/

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    2. Karsa Orlong

      Karsa Orlong

      Speak for yerself! I'm holding Kate Bush to ransom until Kay stops!

    3. Janet
    4. poppyshake

      poppyshake

      I admit I do love Judy. I don't want to see Caroline in the bottom two again though so won't be voting for Judy again .. probably :D Let Kate go now Steve!! No wonder there's no news on the DVD release!

  4. I accidentally bought two books today! :D

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    2. Janet

      Janet

      It's certainly an odd phenomenon! I bought The Gallery of Vanished Husbands by Natasha Solomons and Pies and Prejudice by Stuart Maconie. :)

    3. frankie

      frankie

      Oh boy! :D But I hope you know none of us can really judge you on that... :P

    4. Weave

      Weave

      Happy reading :)

  5. Heavy rain. Must be Glastonbury weekend!

    1. Athena

      Athena

      Poor people at the festival! They expect lots of rain to fall here this weekend too, so far it's been good but I don't expect it to last.

  6. 187 days until Christmas! :P

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    2. poppyshake

      poppyshake

      You rotter Janet :D xx

    3. Athena

      Athena

      We're sort of half way between Christmas last year and Christmas this year. I hope you have a great Christmas, Janet! Go go countdown..

    4. Eleonora

      Eleonora

      I was wondering when the countdown should start :P

  7. RIP, Bob Hoskins :(

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    2. Athena
    3. Kidsmum

      Kidsmum

      I had no idea he was in his seventies. Great actor.

    4. vodkafan

      vodkafan

      He's died? great actor. Always evoked a lot of sympathy in his characters. I still remember him in Pennies From Heaven

  8. Oh my days. Trailer for a new adaptation of Jamaica Inn on the BBC! :D

    1. Kidsmum

      Kidsmum

      Really looking forward to watching this i hope they do the book justice

    2. Raven

      Raven

      *mumblemumblemumblemumblemumblemumblemumblemumblemumblemumblemumblemumble*

    3. Janet

      Janet

      That's still more coherant than the speech in Jamaica Inn!!

  9. RIP Peaches Geldof. Taken too young. :(

    1. Eleonora

      Eleonora

      I just hope she can now find the perfect peace, the one she had not found in life.

    2. Athena
  10. Going to the cinema later to watch The Book Thief with my daughter - I can't wait! :D

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    2. Inver

      Inver

      Glad you enjoyed it Janet...so did my friend and I

    3. Ruth

      Ruth

      Really want to see this. Loved the book, and Geoffrey Rush is such a great actor.

    4. poppyshake

      poppyshake

      Geoffrey, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse are amazing in it .. absolutely first class.

  11. RIP Nelson Mandela. Sleep well...

    1. Athena
    2. Eleonora

      Eleonora

      And thank you, Madiba.

    3. Inver

      Inver

      so sad to hear this yesterday....such a great man

  12. Happy Advent 1 everyone - bring on the Christmas Carols and songs and films and books! :D

    1. poppyshake

      poppyshake

      Happy Advent Janet x comfort and joy x

    2. Janet

      Janet

      Thanks, Kay. :) You too xx

  13. 34 sleeps to Christmas! :D Night all!

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    2. Janet

      Janet

      Hehe - I can't help myself! 32 sleeps now! :D

    3. frankie
    4. poppyshake

      poppyshake

      I am trying to channel you Janet .. but nope .. I still feel wibbly about it. I need to get myself a Christmas jumper .. that'd sort me out :D

  14. good luck to my daughter and everyone else getting their GCSE results today. Pity the media have to scaremonger hours before some of them are allowed to collect them - my daughter is a nervous wreck.

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    2. chaliepud

      chaliepud

      Brilliant, what has she chosen to study? So much choice nowadays. :)

    3. chaliepud

      chaliepud

      Brilliant, what has she chosen to study? So much choice nowadays. :)

    4. Eleonora

      Eleonora

      Great! I'm happy for her. And for you, proud parent of a genius.

       

  15. Snow day today for my kids (one from work, one from school!)

    1. chaliepud

      chaliepud

      No snow here yet so older two have gone on the bus to school, just hope they let them out early as the bus has to negotiate a steep dangerous road and has failed before meaning the kids have to walk across the country park to get home!!

       

    2. Booknutt

      Booknutt

      I've asked the Angels to keep an eye on them, Chalie. Think positive, and you'll help them.

    3. chaliepud

      chaliepud

      They were fine, we've spent an exhausting 2 hrs sledging, now home for bangers and mash!

  16. I hope everyone (and especially our Kylie) in NSW is safe.

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    2. vodkafan

      vodkafan

      Glad you are OK Kylie and Devi. I hadn't even heard about any fires!

    3. Kylie

      Kylie

      Glad you're OK too, Devi. :) Those mongrels who start fires though...grr!

    4. Janet

      Janet

      Sorry, Devi - I didn't realise you were there too. Glad you're okay as well. :)

  17. Bit concerned that a couple of parcels I posted on Monday don't appear to have arrived at their destination. :-(

    1. vodkafan

      vodkafan

      the post has slowed right down Janet it is just the time of year. Some amazon parcels I was waiting for were a week late.

  18. 54!! :D

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    2. vodkafan

      vodkafan

      Sorry Janet! I haven't seen a photo of you. I just assumed that must have been what you were talking about

    3. Chrissy

      Chrissy

      If he had seen a piccy of you he would know to say a big "PHROAR!"

    4. poppyshake
  19. Hi Bonzoi Welcome to the forum. Just a quick PM to let you know that we don't allow advertising on the forum. I have therefore removed your recent status update linking to your website. Best wishes Janet - Admin

  20. RIP, Maeve Binchy. I'm sure someone, somewhere is lighting a penny candle for you!

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    2. poppyshake
    3. julie

      julie

      Thanks for posting, Janet . I hadn't heard. I've read several of her books and liked them all .

      So sad ....

    4. Inver

      Inver

      Penny Candle was the first of hers I ever read....8(

  21. Well done on your bronze in the Men's Gymnastics, Team GB. Shame about losing the silver but bronze is still great - first medal in 100 years!

    1. Janet

      Janet

      *First medal in this discipline...

       

      I do feel sorry for the Ukrainian team.

    2. Karsa Orlong

      Karsa Orlong

      Tbh, I felt kind of sorry for the Japanese guy in the first place - he was trying to do his routine when all the cheering was going on - must've been very distracting.

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