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      Summer Supporter Giveaway   08/31/2020

      Going on a Summer Holiday (Sort Of...)     The summer giveaway for Patreon supporters is finally here and this time we're doing something a little bit different. I want supporters to tell me where you would go on holiday, if you could go anywhere. The winner will receive a bookish prize based on their answer!   Terms and conditions are as usual. Patreon supporters will be automatically entered into the giveaway and selected at random. As we're a little late this year the draw will be held on the second weekend of September. If you aren't currently a supporter but want to be involved in the giveaway you can sign up to support us here:   https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum  


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    Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks
  1. What Are You Watching Now? - 2020

    Yes, that does look good! I'm looking forward to the third series of Discovery, as well.
  2. "Retro" shows and movies

    Some Morse episodes have dated badly, especially the earlier ones, but the stories usually still hold up (certainly better than some Lewis and Endeavour episodes, where the stories are just too far fetched - having said that, I do like Endeavour!) Following on from the comments above, I'm another Northern Exposure fan, and have been toying with the idea of a re-watch this winter. During lockdown I re-watched a large part of the series Bugs; I've been working my way through Tom Baker Doctor Who stories and I'm currently re-watching Stargate Atlantis (just started on season 3). I've also watched most of the Marvel films through again and the original Star Trek films I have on Blu-ray (1,2,4 & 6). Keep meaning to re-watch Lord of the Rings again, but never seem to get around to it!
  3. I know the story, because I've seen the David Lynch film, but I've never got to the book (even though I have had a copy of the shelf for many years!). Maybe this will be the year!
  4. I have been meaning to read Dune for years, and I really should do so before the Denis Villeneuve film comes out later this year!
  5. Two older women (late 50s/early 60s) in the street yesterday morning (this is deep in well-to-do Radio 4 country) who I think were discussing a relative's new girlfriend: Woman One: Well, she is English... Woman Two: Good, good... Woman One: But she's from the North, so I cannot understand a word she's says...
  6. Gory? Really? I never really thought of it like that, but I suppose it is in a way... (don't ever read Paul Cornell's Shadow Police series!)
  7. Rest in Peace

    Chadwick Boseman I still cannot believe I'm typing that. I only really know him from the Marvel films, but I can understand why he is so important to so many. He bought a quiet strength and dignity to the role of King T'Challa and I suspect he would have been a key player in the next sequence of films. Gone far too soon, but I think he has left a legacy that will inspire many for years to come.
  8. John Wyndham

    Oh God no! Why would you even think I would promote that?! OFFENSE TAKEN! (Just kidding!)
  9. Okay, now you have me wondering whether I read the book right!
  10. The Last Film You Saw - 2020

    The Rise of Skywalker must have been even more confusing, if you hadn't seen The Last Jedi!
  11. If you enjoyed Rivers of London, skip Moon Over Soho and go on to Whispers Underground. If you get into the series, you can always go back and read Moon Over Soho later.
  12. Band of Brothers, by Stephen Ambrose, and Beyond Band of Brothers, by Dick Winters, both cover the capture of The Eagle's Nest. Both very good reads, and I would read them in that order. ETA - Forgot to say they are both 99p on the Kindle at the moment!
  13. What are you eating just now?

    I don't think I should have eaten that whole bag of Mango Chutney flavoured Poppadoms...