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      Important Announcement!   07/28/2018

      Dear BCF members,   This forum has been running now for many years, and over that time we have seen many changes. Generalised forums are nowhere near as popular as they once were, and they have been very much taken over by blogs, vlogs and social media discussions. Running a forum well takes money, and a lot of care and attention, as there is so much which goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.   With all of this in mind, and after discussion within the current moderator team, the decision has been made to close this forum in its current format. I know that this will disappoint a lot of our long term members, but I want to reassure you that it's not a decision which has been taken lightly.    The remaining moderator team have agreed that we do not want to lose everything which is special about our home, and so we are starting a brand new facebook group, so that people can stay in touch, and discussions can continue. We can use it for free and should be easier for us to run (it won't need to be updated or hosted). We know not everyone has FaceBook, but we hope that those of you who are interested will join the group. We will share the link, and send invites as soon as we are ready to go. Added: We may as well get this going, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195289821332924/   The forum will close to new registrations, but will remain open for some time, to allow people to collect up any information, reading lists etc they need to, and to ensure they have contact details for those they wish to stay in touch with.    The whole team feel sad to say goodbye, but we also feel that it's perhaps time and that it feels like the right choice. We hope we can stay in touch with all of you through our new FaceBook group.   I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me moderate the forum, both in the past and the present, and I also want to thank every single person who has visited, and shared their love of books.. I'm so proud of everything we've achieved, and the home we built.   Please visit the new section in the Lounge section to discuss this further, ask questions etc.


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  1. Share your memories

    Bye Raven. And goodbye to anyone else not joining FB or GR. It's been a pleasure!
  2. Saving content

    I'll be gettiing my content this weekend too. Get well soon Sari
  3. General questions / discussions

    Yes please I'll help. Err not sure actually. I'll check later and join if not. EDIT: I've joined!!
  4. General questions / discussions

    Thanks Michelle. I'd be happy to give it a go if people want to use that group.
  5. Saving content

    I've just been right clicking the web pages and choosing "Save Page As". It then very slowly saves the webpage and a folder for all the images etc. You can view them offline in a web browser. Obviously once the site goes down any internal (BCF) links on those pages won't work.
  6. Willoyd's Reading 2018

    You sum it up well! I'm not a huge lover of FB even though I use it quite a bit. I'll probably dip in and out of the group but like you I find it a bit busy.
  7. Willoyd's Reading 2018

    I wasn't even aware there was one! Do you have a link / name for it? EDIT: Don't worry - I have it now (from the forum closure discussions thread).
  8. General questions / discussions

    I'm thinking Goodreads might suit me quite well actually. It's like a kind of bookish facebook from what I can see so far. Also my main activity on this site was in the book blogs section (which doesn't seem to be a feature of any of the other book forums), so instead of a blog I'm going to have a goodreads shelf for each year so I can log what I've read. Then you can add a note to each book which will be my review. (People can comment on that I believe). It won't be the same as having a blog here but I'm hoping it will be ok. There are quite a lot of people from here there too. EDIT: Apparently there is a BCF group on there but I can't find it. If anyone knows its name (or has a link) I'd be grateful!
  9. Saving content

    That's what I was intending to do, just for all my reading blogs over the years, which are all thankfully quite short. (Finally there's an advantage to being a slow reader!) I've made a tiny start but it's a bit laborious.
  10. Andrea's reading in 2018

    Thanks Pixie! I haven't read it properly yet but it looks good. I need to make time first
  11. General questions / discussions

    What's the forum? Maybe a few of us from here could join it, and give it a bit of a numbers boost? I've also just joined the LT group! (I'm on the FB one as well).
  12. What Are You Watching Now? - 2018

    That's interesting. I have Hidden recorded. I've watched about one and a half episodes but never seem to find myself going back to it. Maybe I should give up on it. And picninc at hanging rock is another one I'm not sure about. Again I've watched one and a half episodes, but it's not really doing it for me. It seems a lot of episodes for a story I did enjoy Keeping Faith recently. Another welsh one - about a missing husband. They're repeating it right now I think. I thought Eve Myles was brilliant in it, and while it's a missing person thriller, it wasn't dreary or depressing at all because her character was so interesting.
  13. Willoyd's Reading 2018

    Ooh, now A Book of Silence sounds interesting. I think I'd be quite tempted by that, or something similar, but it's probably be one of those books you'd have to be in the mood for. I do love silence. (Or maybe I just hate noise!)
  14. Andrea's reading in 2018

    Oh yes please Pixie.Thank you! Though I dread to think what I'd find out about how I spend my time . Doing not very much I expect - especially in this heat. It's making me very lazy!
  15. Hot Weather Favorites

    Pasta! I've been eating tonnes of it in this weather, with mediterranean type sauces. I've also been munching on crisps, tortilla chips, and some mexican food. I've had quite a few BBQs so lots of burgers. And lots of salad!