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October book club

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CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 28-Sep-16 16:00:24

Our October book is The Secret Diary of Hendrick Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old (read more about it HERE

Winners should be receiving their copies in the next few days. Don't forget that if you do get one you will need to add your thoughts and reviews* (marking any spoilers clearly) on this thread by the end of October.

*No questions this month...you'll see why in this from Publishers Weekly

"In the media there has been a lot of speculation about who Hendrik Groen could be. Is he an actual octogenarian? Is he a famous Dutch writer? A well-known Dutch stand-up comedian? He remains anonymous, and the only thing that his publisher has revealed is that he is currently writing another diary."

Tizliz Wed 28-Sep-16 18:53:39

How do I go about entering for one of the monthly books?

chelseababy Sun 09-Oct-16 15:31:25

Anyone got the book yet?

Purpledaffodil Sun 09-Oct-16 19:37:52

Nope.

Purpledaffodil Sun 09-Oct-16 19:40:06

Tizliz you have to wait for the announcement and fill in the form. Usually towards the end of the previous month, but lately the books have arrived rather late. Good luck!

Maggiemaybe Sun 09-Oct-16 19:49:03

Ah, there's still a chance of getting this one then. I haven't been very successful this year sad

Greenfinch Mon 10-Oct-16 16:03:27

Still no sign this month's book then and so I am living in hope.

Purpledaffodil Fri 14-Oct-16 08:00:27

Still no copies for anyone? Can GNHQ give publishers a nudge?

Pittcity Tue 18-Oct-16 09:41:30

No sign of this one, I'm applying for the November one now!

Greenfinch Tue 18-Oct-16 09:47:40

Has the system broken down?

Greenfinch Tue 18-Oct-16 09:51:26

Where are the details of the November one Pittcity

Pittcity Tue 18-Oct-16 17:29:57

It's on today's newsletter greenfinch.
Here's a link bit.ly/2dLMewH

Greenfinch Tue 18-Oct-16 19:06:43

Thanks for the link Pittcity
I think this book looks more interesting anyway.
Good luck to us both !

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 19-Oct-16 09:17:49

Ooh - you should have had your books ages ago. I will chase

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 19-Oct-16 09:52:34

Hello all - a supply issue but copies going out today - so lucky winners should get tomorrow or Friday. Don't forget that if you do get one you will need to leave your thoughts about the book on this thread

Rosie21 Wed 19-Oct-16 11:23:36

How do I join the Book Club?

Purpledaffodil Wed 19-Oct-16 16:44:47

Rosie21 If you look a couple of posts above, Pittcity has put a link to the November Book Club. You just fill in your details. Good luck.
CariGransnet Thanks for getting that sorted. Now to spend the next two days with fingers crossed grin

harrigran Thu 20-Oct-16 11:44:07

Thank you for The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, just been delivered. I do enjoy receiving the books and commenting.

chelseababy Thu 20-Oct-16 11:53:57

Thanks for my copy. Look forward to reading it.

Waveney Thu 20-Oct-16 11:57:34

I was pleased to receive my copy this morning. It looks interesting and I am looking forward to reading it.

lolarabbit Thu 20-Oct-16 12:42:29

Just received my copy - thank you. Looking forward to a good read.

Pittcity Thu 20-Oct-16 13:06:46

I have received a copy and have already read the first couple of pages as it looks such an inviting book.

Auntieflo Thu 20-Oct-16 13:20:48

The copy of "The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen" has just landed through our letter box. I had forgotten that I had applied for it, so a lovely surprise. Will start it when I have finished my current book. How long do I have before I post a review?

BlueBelle Thu 20-Oct-16 13:28:20

Received my copy this morning Thank you it looks as if it will entertain me

Gagagran Thu 20-Oct-16 13:37:04

I got my copy this morning also and am looking forward to starting it - looks like one I shall enjoy. Thank you GN. smile