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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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    Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks
  1. Christmas planning and chat

    Careful you get that request right, I once ended up with a spiteful dwarf...
  2. Raven's Reads

    Pff... It's faded from my memory, but did they even talk over why Ace left? (after the events in the book, so there was some context given everything that happened?) I don't remember them doing so... I would say that School Reunion (the David Tennant story with Sarah-Jane Smith) is a good example of how to do a "companion meets the Doctor again" story, this, less so. Just having an ex-companion in a story isn't enough, there needs to be some examination of their previous relationship and how they have changed since they parted, and the wider story needs to support that. I don't think this book did either of the two very well. I can see why Moffat and Co. have continually said they will only bring old characters back if the story supports it. Sitting there, wearing a jacket covered in badges...
  3. I've not listened to them - as I don't want someone else's voice in my head when I'm reading the books! - but I have heard that Kobna Holdbrook-Smith does a very good job with them.
  4. Forum Fixes - An Update

    ^ Try clearing your Firefox cache/ browsing history, that can sometimes cause issues.
  5. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Amazon currently have a Black Friday Kindle deal where if you spend £10.00 you get a £3.00 kindle credit (runs until the 26th).
  6. What's the weather like?

    Nice and mild outside of my south-facing bedroom window; artic cold outside of my north-facing kitchen window! Also, just seen a giant cloud that looked like an Imperial Star Destroyer. The joys of working from home...
  7. Ooh! I did a review thingy of that: http://www.bookclubforum.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/3119-ravens-reads/&do=findComment&comment=505866 *spoilers* I didn't enjoy it as quite as much as you!
  8. Forum Fixes - An Update

    Well done, Hayley! (and thanks for all the hard work!)
  9. I'm struggling through Velocity Weapon, by Megan E. O'Keefe, and so far it a complete mystery why it has garnered so much praise... It's slow, not very interesting and reads like fan fiction. I've nearly put it down for good twice now, but for some reason have felt compelled to pick it up again. I think I just want to get to a part where I can see why it has been praised!
  10. What are you eating just now?

    Oh, it was long gone when I posted that!
  11. What are you eating just now?

    Lord alive, I've died and gone to breakfast food heaven! Just popped in M&S on my way into work and have found they are doing Full English Breakfasts in a box! 2 minutes in the microwave and you have bacon, a poached egg, a sausage, tomato and beans. Wonderful! I can see this becoming a bad habit...
  12. What Are You Watching Now? - 2020

    2 episodes of Star Trek: Discovery down, and I can't say this season has got off to a flying start. The first episode was flat, but the second was better. 4 days to new baby Yoda...
  13. The Last Film You Saw - 2020

    Enola Holmes A good, fun old romp of a film, in which Milly Bobby Brown is simply brilliant. Star and producer, and she was just 15 when it was made! She was good in Stranger Things, but if she carries on like this she's going to end up running Hollywood!
  14. I think I've only ever seen Aaronovitch's books on a table in the science fiction section of Waterstone's.
  15. I like Abigail as well. Aaronovitch seems to be pretty good at writing feisty females! The foxes are in it; they think they are spies, according to the blurb! I think the previous hardback novellas have been around that price.
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