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February book club - This Is How It Always Is

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CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 24-Jan-17 09:54:40

Starting the thread a little early (before the books have been sent out! Don't panic!) to add something more to the details on the book club page

Here is a letter from Laurie, the author, which offers insight into why she chose to write this particular story. I read it before I read the book and found that it resonated even more because of it.

Vonnie34 Wed 25-Jan-17 21:57:44

Can you please tell me how to join the book club?

Grannyknot Thu 26-Jan-17 07:31:57

Hi Vonnie here's the Book Club page:

Grannyknot Thu 26-Jan-17 07:33:27

I've just realised the link is already in the original post too - click on the words in blue. smile

Grannyknot Thu 26-Jan-17 07:35:10

Apologies, that's not it! Here's the correct link:

janeainsworth Fri 27-Jan-17 20:48:33

How do you get a free book? Have I missed it?

mischief Mon 30-Jan-17 10:35:57

My book arrived this morning, thank you. Looking forward to reading it.

weather Mon 30-Jan-17 11:02:53

my book has just arrived thank you I will start reading it this week

annodomini Mon 30-Jan-17 13:01:48

It has arrived today at a very opportune time. I've just finished reading Michael Connelly's latest Harry Bosch crime novel, one of his best.

Gagagran Mon 30-Jan-17 14:00:53

My copy arrived this morning too - thank you GN. It is such a treat to have a new book ready to start.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 30-Jan-17 14:24:34


How do you get a free book? Have I missed it?

Hi Jane

So - midway through the month we launch the giveaway element of our next book club choice. We put it on the home page, the books index and in the newsletter and there's usually a week or so to apply. We ask people ONLY to put themselves forward for a free copy if they are able to commit to reading and adding thoughts/questions for the author within the time frame specified on the page. We always get far more applicants than we have books though, so we draw names from the hat and those 50 people get the books.

Parsleywin Mon 30-Jan-17 14:35:04

Thank you very much for my copy, which has just arrived. I'm looking forward to reading it - as soon as I can finish Wolf Hall!

annsixty Mon 30-Jan-17 15:34:15

Very busy postmen today as mine also arrived. Thank you.

mumofmadboys Mon 30-Jan-17 17:24:24

I received a copy too. Thank you Gransnet!

NfkDumpling Mon 30-Jan-17 18:44:14

Mine arrived this morning! Thank you! I have a borrowed book to finish so I'm rushing through it. I have to be strict with myself or I end up with several books on the go at once and get all confused!

cornergran Tue 31-Jan-17 11:20:47

Mine also arrived yesterday. Thanks Gransnet, looking forward to reading it soon.

rocketstop Tue 31-Jan-17 11:44:51

Thank you,my book has arrived, I will start it soon and report back !

MawBroon Tue 31-Jan-17 12:06:46

Disappointed again sad

Pittcity Tue 31-Jan-17 13:17:06

Picked mine up from the collection office this morning. ☺

Waveney Tue 31-Jan-17 13:43:27

Thank you for my copy - I picked it up from the Post Office this morning. It has a very striking cover!

Maggiemaybe Tue 31-Jan-17 13:46:48

Mine arrived yesterday, and I'll look forward to starting it. First comment - what an unusual cover!

annsixty Tue 31-Jan-17 13:54:28

I have started reading my copy. Different to say the least.

Candelle Tue 31-Jan-17 14:35:39

I collected my copy from our post office this morning.

I have one chapter of my current book left so the timing has been perfect for me. I can't wait to begin reading this book with its interesting (and probably challenging) topic and will be very happy to provide a critique.

Thank you Gransnet HQ!

eGJ Tue 31-Jan-17 20:32:04

What a beautiful looking book! My was on the doorstep today; review to follow when I have read it. Thank you

Greenfinch Wed 01-Feb-17 20:43:06

Picked my copy up from the post office this morning.It was in such a big box that it would not go through the letter box.Looking forward to reading about what is very interesting subject matter.