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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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About Ceinwenn

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  • Birthday January 3

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    Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
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  1. World Book Night 2013

    I got my email last night & will be giving away books for the 2nd year in a row as well. I got my first choice last year & this year & this year I will be giving out copies of Alexander McColl Smith's The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency. I'll be going to our local hospital, a local hospice & to the YMCA's Space. Really looking forward to it.
  2. Almost a year since yu were last here. Hope all is well. Happy Birthday. X

  3. Absolutely, just let me know if/when you want to read it!
  4. Janet, I read The Attack for my challenge - I'd be happy to send you my copy of it if you'd like? Great list & you're doing really well! Better than I am. Mucho impressed!!
  5. Some interesting thoughts! Personally, I do not necessarily disagree with it - if it is going to be given to young children to read, then maybe the sanitised version is better? As an adult, I would not choose to read a redacted version, I think I'm adult enough to understand that that word is not now acceptable, but is an integral part of the story. The changing of Injun Joe & half breed bother me more, funnily enough.
  6. Not sure if anyone here has heard about this, or if any of you have been following this, but I would love to hear what people think! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-hotchkiss/finn-rewrite-twists-twain_b_805776.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/05/mark-twain-new-editions-offensive-words_n_804523.html Is the publisher justified? Are they destroying history? Is it censorship?
  7. Ceinwenn's reading challenge

    I've added a few books & have a few in mind to read over the next few months, hoping to be up to 35 by the end of 2011.
  8. Hi Janet! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!

  9. Happy birthday - I hope you're having a good day. :)

  10. Scandinavian Detectives

    I'm currently reading The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg, which I am loving & am waiting for a couple books from Per Petterson from Amazon. I haven't read any of Henning Mankell's books, but I just had a couple arrive today. I'm loving my Scandinavian crime & can't wait to read more!
  11. Hey stranger! I'm good thx, a bit sore these days but ok. How've you been? I haven't seen you on here in ages :(

  12. I bought 2 books today - Burr by Gore Vidal & The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg (which is my Swedish entry for my reading challenge).
  13. Scotland

    So there is a better than 50% chance that I will be moving to Scotland in about 3 months time & I am in need of some advice from those of you who are living there already. We'll be moving to the St. Andrews area for my work, but it would seem that finding accommodation is not going to be all that easy in St. Andrews proper. So my questions are: Anyone know Fife very well? Anyone able to tell me how easy it would be to commute from outside of St. Andrews, relying on public transportation & bicycle? Anyone know areas we should avoid or that you would recommend over any others?
  14. Hey you! How's things?

  15. Sara's UN challenge

    Sara, looks like you're doing great on this challenge! (Far better than me with mine, lol). I searched for ages for a book by an Andoran author - didn't find one, so have left it in the hopes that one will be published by the time I get back to it. Good luck with finishing it!