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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.
Athena

Athena's Reading List 2017

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I hope your 2017 Reading Year is as happy and productive as this one!  :friends3:  :readingtwo:

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I hope you have a great reading year in 2017!  And I like it that you're going to go with your mood in books more in 2017, than in 2016. I hope you'll still feel like taking part in read-a-thons, by maybe just reading the books that you feel like reading during the read-a-thon weekends :smile2:

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Happy Reading in 2017 !  :friends3:  :doowapstart:

 

Thanks, Sarah :friends3:!

 

I hope you have a great reading year in 2017!  And I like it that you're going to go with your mood in books more in 2017, than in 2016. I hope you'll still feel like taking part in read-a-thons, by maybe just reading the books that you feel like reading during the read-a-thon weekends :smile2:

 

Thanks, Frankie :). I'm not planning on participating in January's one, and then after see how it felt not to participate. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I find it hard to read for quite some time if the book requires a lot of processing, that's why I used to often read children's books for the read-a-thon. I'm sure I'll want to get back to reading children's books in a while.

 

Happy 2017 Gaia, I agree with with the mood reading idea, I hope it works for you! :)

Thanks Chalie :)!

 

I wish all three of you a very happy reading year in 2017 :readingtwo:!

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I re-read Blake Charlton - Spellwright 1: Spellwright. I started this book on the 26th of December (2016), and finished it today. I read this book a few years ago but couldn't remember a lot of things. Book 3 in this trilogy was published last August, and in preparation of reading books 2 and 3, I re-read book 1 because I didn't remember much of it. I bought book 2 in 2012 but waited with reading it until I had book 3, in case it ended on huge cliffhangers (which I can't stand).

 

It was really nice to re-read book 1. I was in the mood for some high fantasy with magic, and magic plays an important role in this story. I remembered some things that happened in the book but some of the plot twists I didn't remember until they happened - which made for a nice reading experience.

 

I will say I noticed a few things this time around, that I don't remember from last time. Maybe it's because I've been reading so many children's books lately, because a few years ago I wasn't reading many of those. The book sometimes contains descriptions and on occasion I found myself wanting to skip past those few lines of description. I had no problem with them when I first read the book though, and I have read lots of other nice books with longer descriptions years ago. It probably didn't help that I put the book down a couple of times due to other things that were going on. Then I didn't want to finish it in 2016, so I waited with finishing it until it was 2017. I might've enjoyed the book more had I just been reading it in a shorter amount of time, not broken up by a couple of other books and Christmas celebrations (on the 26th) and New Year's Eve and such. I was so tired on New Year's Day (yesterday), I didn't read much.

 

On the whole though I quite enjoyed reading this book, even if I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I remember enjoying it a few years ago. Whenever I did have time or I made time or I allowed myself to read in the book, I generally enjoyed reading it. I think the magic system is really interesting. I love that Nicodemus's character is dyslectic in a way. The author himself is dyslectic. It's so nice he used his own experiences with his dislexia as a part of the book.

 

This is the author's debut novel and it's a very impressive one - in my opinion. I might be clouded by nostalgia somewhat, but I enjoyed reading it and that's all I can say.

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Hiya...just popped in say happy reading in 2017...looks like you are well organised again... :giggle2: ...have fun :readingtwo: 

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I hope you have a fabulous reading year, Athena!

 

Thanks, Alexander :)!

 

Have a great reading year Athena!

Thanks, Madeleine :)!

 

Hiya...just popped in say happy reading in 2017...looks like you are well organised again... :giggle2: ...have fun :readingtwo: 

Hey Diane, thanks :)!

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Happy reading in 2017! :D

 

Thanks, Noll :D!

 

Yes, Happy Reading Year in 2017 Gaia! Hope you have a great reading year  :hug:

Thanks, Kay :hug:!

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Mucho happy reading to you for 2017, Athena!  You are so well organized!  :smile2:

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Mucho happy reading to you for 2017, Athena!  You are so well organized!  :smile2:

Thanks Peacefield :). I wish you very happy reading in 2017 too :)!

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Happy reading in 2017. :)

 

I don't think we have many books in common, so I probably don't comment in your blog often, but I shall try to make more of an effort.

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Thanks, Frankie :). I'm not planning on participating in January's one, and then after see how it felt not to participate. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I find it hard to read for quite some time if the book requires a lot of processing, that's why I used to often read children's books for the read-a-thon. I'm sure I'll want to get back to reading children's books in a while.

 

 

Okay, I understand :)   Another question for you, though: is it just my imagination or is your thread more simple this year? I think you had a whole lot more posts in the beginning of your thread last year! 

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Happy reading in 2017. :)

 

I don't think we have many books in common, so I probably don't comment in your blog often, but I shall try to make more of an effort.

 

Thanks, Janet :). I don't think we have many books in common either, but thanks for coming to my thread and wishing me a happy reading year :). I will be following your thread too.

 

Okay, I understand :)   Another question for you, though: is it just my imagination or is your thread more simple this year? I think you had a whole lot more posts in the beginning of your thread last year!

It's not your imagination! You are totally right, so nice of you to notice :smile2:. I looked at my 2016 thread before I made this one, and saw there were quite a few things I meant to add but never did (instead just leaving the post mostly empty). I wanted things to be a bit simpler this year (no pressure and all that), so I decided to not add quite a lot of the things I had in my 2016 thread.

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