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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     

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  • Birthday 09/17/1988

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    'The Bonehunters' by Steven Erikson
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    Manchester, UK
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    Books, mainly SF and fantasy.

    Film, largely fantasy (I was 12 when Fellowship of the Ring came out and went to the cinema to see it 4 times).

    TV, mostly - you've guessed it - fantasy. You can't beat Game of Thrones and Walking Dead, though I do like a good bit of British comedy here and there.

    Oh, and also zombies. Zombies are interesting.

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  1. Notice you haven't been around the forum for a few weeks so just popping in to say howdy and hope all is good with you. Happy new year :D

  2. Intro from an aspiring children's book author!

    Shouldn't there be an apostrophe in "Cub's"?
  3. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Will you accept peanuts?
  4. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Yeah, I was thinking I'd heard it somewhere before too . . . creepy!!
  5. Kindle and ebooks deals

  6. Kindle and ebooks deals

    This short story is free for the next three days . . .
  7. Athena's Reading List 2015

    Yay! New books! Amazing haul, lady!
  8. Laura's Fantasy Corner 2015

    Seeing as I harassed Gaia about forgetting to post book pictures on here, I figured I may as well post my own latest acquisitions. These were from the Works (£1.99 each, 3 for £5): And this one comes courtesy of the lovely Tim, who took pity on me for missing the Manchester Gollancz Fest and sent me a signed copy of Steelheart in consolation. Thanks again, Tim!
  9. Athena's Reading List 2015

    Thanks Gaia! Just make sure you don't forget next time. Just kidding. Yay for new books and birthday times!!
  10. Ooh, for fantasy you might also try the Craft sequence by Max Gladstone, which starts with Three Parts Dead. I wasn't totally overwhelmed by it myself, but the world is certainly unique, and I've heard the series gets better and better. You might also like Chris Wooding's Ketty Jay series. I've fairly recently discovered The Expanse, a SF series by James S.A. Corey. The first book is called Leviathan Wakes, and it's a lot of fun. Also, I can't recommend the authors Patrick Rothfuss and Steven Erikson highly enough.
  11. May I ask which fantasy authors you've already read?
  12. For fantasy, you could try Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire series), or The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (First Law trilogy).
  13. Athena's Reading List 2015

    You should check out the TV series on Youtube - me and my sister both LOVE it. Do you have any plans for your birthday?
  14. Athena's Reading List 2015

    Horrible Histories is awesome. Hope you had a lovely birthday! Where abouts in the UK were you?
  15. Laura's Fantasy Corner 2015