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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 chaliepud

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  • Birthday 05/16/1971

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    Leafy Surrey
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    Dogs, dog agility, reading, walking, meals out, heathy eating, dogs, reading....Oh, and my family of course! :D

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  1. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Watched Only The Brave last night, based on real life fire fighters in Arizona...great film!
  2. I loved Eleanor, I think there is a little bit of her in all of us. I have found it hard getting into other books since though!
  3. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    A friend and I watched this at the cinema when it came out years ago...the scene where he is posing on the bed naked with the laptop in fromt of him, we nearly wet ourselves laughing!
  4. Finished Still Me by Jojo Moyes (loved it) and now starting The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
  5. What's Up in January 2018

    Yep, fed up with this weather too, not helped by having a dog that loves muddy puddles and the ponds!! Thankfully we have booked to meet Steve in Dubai for half term with the kids so looking forward to a bit of sunshine! ☀️
  6. Round Robin Year-long Challenge

    Thanks @Ben, my second Steinbeck nomination, good job one of my resolutions is to read more classics this year. Very pleased to see yourself and maybe @frankie will be reading Human Traces, still one of the best books I have ever read!
  7. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Watched the second Kingsman film, The Golden Circle, not a patch on the first film and goodness knows what they were thinking putting Elton John in it!
  8. Round Robin Year-long Challenge

    Thanks @Ben for your challenge to read 11.22.63. I’ve been putting this off for too long due to its size, but no more! My Dad will be pleased too as he is a big King fan and had always been a little disappointed that I’ve only read one of his books. (Under the Dome).
  9. Janet's Log - Stardate 2017

    I haven’t read your review too closely as I bought the book yesterday, at Windsor Waterstones, but it is good to see you enjoyed it, hopefully I’ll get to it soon!
  10. What's Up in January 2018

    I hope everyone is having a week, it’s cold and dreary here but the daffodils are poking through so that gives me a glimmer of hope that Spring isn’t too far away! Obviously we have been pretty sad over the loss of our old dog but we are coming out the other side now and thinking of all the good times we had with him, of which there were plenty! I had had a nice catch up with my best friend in Windsor today with a nice lunch in Bills and of course the obligatory trip to Waterstones. I did buy three new books, not because I needed them but because they make me feel happy!
  11. Did you not do Guildford? I thought I remembered you saying you had been there?
  12. You’ll need to create your own Waterstones thread with all the piccies and reviews in it!! Have you been to the Kingston one in the Bentalls Centre? It’s not a nice building but the shop itself is large and well stocked.
  13. Round Robin Year-long Challenge

    Hi Ben, welcome to the party! I would like to challenge you to read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, one of my favourites of the last couple of years.
  14. Hi Janet, the Amsterdam one is ok but not amazing and please don’t get excited about the Woking one! If you come to the Camberley one let me know and I’ll take you for coffee! Likewise the Windsor or Guildford ones, neither are too far from me. Woking is pretty close too but I don’t go there out of choice! Oh, and I think Bracknell may have one in their new shopping centre too!
  15. Round Robin Year-long Challenge

    Maybe stop it at 10 people? It’s not too bad for me as I’m not expecting to read many of the books I have challenged others to read, in fact I have read a fair few already, but it will be harder for those of you that are reading both.