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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

Hayley

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About Hayley

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    Addicted!
  • Birthday 04/25/1992

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    The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
  • Gender
    Female
  • Location:
    Birmingham (UK)
  • Interests
    Apart from reading, I like playing the guitar and writing sometimes :)

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    bookclubforum.co.uk

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  1. 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! bookclubforum.co.uk is creating a book community | Patreon
  2. Thanks everyone . Things are still mad but I do feel more on top of things now I've had a bit more time to sort things out. I managed to book my sister in for a type of anxiety therapy that helped her before, for example. Luckily they can do it online via Zoom. I will actually get round to reviewing books on here again soon! I started reading two books this week, one is a book of short stories (The Other World, It Whispers) and the other one is part of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series. I was originally planning to just finish the short stories first but they didn't hold my attention as much as I hoped they would. So far they've been more like snippets of stories than entire short stories, if that makes sense. I started to feel a bit like I was reading teaser chapters of a longer book. I always know I'm going to enjoy Jasper Fforde's weird book world though.
  3. Forum Fixes - An Update

    That is really strange. You can see other images on the forum though can't you? If not maybe go to the 'Site Identity' button and check that the site is being allowed to show images. I guess that could have changed after the firefox update?
  4. Hidden Books Game 2020

    National Book Tokens posted some clues on twitter. I'll put them in spoiler quotes just in case someone doesn't want any clues but they're still hard! The cafe: The flowers: The 'zombie' The dog The bees Even after the extra clues I have absolutely no idea what the cafe, zombie or bees are representing!
  5. Hidden Books Game 2020

    Isn’t it!? Which one did you get? I feel like I’m never going to get the cafe one. And I’m totally confused about the zombie! Plus all I think when I look at the cereal clue is ‘cereal killer’ (which is not, sadly, the answer!)
  6. Forum Fixes - An Update

    You’re all so lovely, thank you. I really didn’t do much apart from email and phone people I can see these ones Gaia, are they still missing for you? If anybody gets a chance could you also click Athena’s links and let me know if the images appear for you?
  7. Ooooh I really want to try Piranesi! Mainly because I loved Susanne Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I hope I'll be one of the people that loves the book!
  8. Forum Fixes - An Update

    Thanks Gaia, I'm really glad it's back too Do all the images on that thread show up as text for you, or just that one? I can see all of them apart from the one in your screenshot.
  9. While we were offline, National Book Tokens posted their yearly 'Hidden Books Game'! I had a quick go and I think this year is the hardest one yet. https://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/hiddenbooks/ I've only got 3 so far!
  10. Forum Fixes - An Update

    Aww, thank you both, that really cheered me up this morning
  11. Forum Fixes - An Update

    Hello again everyone! I’m so glad we’re back and I’m so sorry we were offline for so long. A lot has happened since the last time I spoke to you on here but nothing has really changed. Not yet. To cut a long story short, I received an email asking me to move our domain, which I did, and that’s when we went offline. But the team who were going to be moving us over were not the same people I was originally speaking to, and they weren’t actually quite ready to move us. We were essentially on a waiting list. I asked if I should just move us back to the old server for a while and was told no, just hold on, it’s with the right team now... Days passed and I was getting more and more concerned. I sent a few emails and eventually had a reply apologising for the situation. Someone who was transferring us no longer works for the company, and that had caused problems. They weren’t able to transfer us in the way they were going to. So they tried a different way, but that didn’t work. There was something else they could try but I haven’t heard back from them about that since Friday, so today I decided to move us back to the old server. Once the situation at Invision is sorted out we will move. I still absolutely think that’s the best option for the future of the forum, where we have no loading problems and specialist tech support. But it’s just taking too long right now. I’ve asked them to let me know when a normal move will be possible and I’ll keep you updated with everything here.
  12. What are you eating just now?

    Oooh that sounds nice! I love roasted parsnips. I'm having cod with my lockdown discovery (because they were substituted for normal hash browns on my food order) - cauliflower hash browns.
  13. Just googled Olive, Mabel & Me and now I also love those dogs . I'm just over half way through The Witch House by Ann Rawson. I don't think it will take me much longer to finish it, I've reached a pretty tense part! I'm thinking of going for something with a fantasy twist next. Maybe Jasper Fforde. I usually read quite a lot in October but I just didn't this year, so hopefully I can make up for it this month!
  14. Sorry, we don't allow members to post links until they have at least ten posts (and as long as it isn't promotional). I don't read a lot of horror but when I do I much prefer atmospheric descriptions over gory ones. I don't think I've ever read anything by M.R James though, I'll have to have a look for something
  15. Ah, that's a shame. Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy the whole thing this time
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