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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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Hello! I grew up in a house which was wallpapered with bookshelves, and used to devour them regularly - different genres, styles, quality. But then I somehow grew out of the habit. I still read a bit, and still wrote a few things myself, but nowhere near as much as I used to.


Recently, especially with the Coronavirus lockdowns, I've found myself reading more- and even setting up a YouTube channel for reading out-of-copyright stories (haven't had the confidence to put up my own!) This has reminded me how much I love reading, and I've made a conscious decision to get back into it as much as I can.


Hence my finding and joining this forum! 


I hope to hear about and share in people's enthusiasm for books of all kinds!

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Hi Ianto, welcome to the forum! It's great that you've started to get back into reading. What have you been reading recently?

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Thanks! Most recently a sudden glut of "classic" (ie oldandthusoutofprint) horror authors (for a halloween playlist) - nothing wrong with reading a good few stories by Poe or M. R. James, but H. P. Lovecraft can be someone you can have a surfeit of more quickly! Outside that, I was going through some of the books my partner has - sailed through her Mervyn Peake's "Titus" books, and am now finally getting round to reading Milan Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" which she has been recommending to me for far too long! Getting through a few books from my ancient Sci-fi and fantasy selection, and finding that Fritz Lieber no longer holds me as he did once, but finding new books in my partner's collection which do, so that's a fair swap! (Also a few Welsh language books, but that would be for another forum!)

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