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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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  1. Introverts & Extraverts

    It's good for introverts to share their experiences, in a comfortable and friendly forum, like BCF, and know that we are not alone.
  2. This is an interesting idea, I might get involved with this. In fact, I've just got a free UK Kindle of this book, if anyone who might be interested in it. Hope you enjoy The Disability Read-a-thon. There are quite a few of interesting categories, I hope to dip in during October.
  3. Introverts & Extraverts

    This is exactly how I feel too. A group of extroverts, plus small talk, are the most unpleasant social experiences I have had. It always makes me feel like I am an alien, lost on a strange planet. In these social situations, I just want to disappear, and hope that the host has pets that I can have a conversation with!
  4. The Corfu Trilogy is wonderful, and I laughed so much at Gerald Durrell stories. I haven't felt so happy reading for some time, until I read these. I was completely lost in the 1st and 2nd audible versions, and I now started the 3rd as the Kindle, and it's just like meeting an old friend, like Gerry meeting Spiro or Theodore. These books really did cheer me up, and I know that I'll be able read them again!
  5. What are you listening to?

    Sad Café - Everyday Hurts
  6. Spent many hours listen to audiobooks recently, and the best were 1 and 2 of the Gerald Durrell's The Corfu Trilogy My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts and Relatives. Nigel Davenport was a wonderful narrator, and with Durrell's storytelling it was so enjoyable to listen to them.
  7. Introverts & Extraverts

    I am an introvert, and I think that I have always been an introvert, especially as a child. As I get older (I'm 54 years old) I need more quiet time for my self, just to cope with life, in general. I don't think that that is a bad thing; I just feel that I look at life from a different angle from most people. I find that most peoples lives are so chaotic and frenetic, and quite often aggressive with others around them. That is exactly how I feel too!
  8. Read-a-thon 2019

    I’ve had 2 hours reading of The Rosie Result this afternoon , and it’s really good. I hope to have time to read the second half of the book during the weekend. Happy reading this weekend everyone!
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  10. Book Titles A to Z

    Green eggs and Ham - Dr Seuss
  11. Acid, bitter and sad - This Mortal Coil
  12. Starting reading The Rosie Result ( Don Tillman #3) by Graeme Simsion today. I've only read the first chapter, but it's great so far; it's a joy to find the character Don Tillman again.😄
  13. BCF Book Awards 2018

    Favourite read this year - Circe by Madeline Miller
  14. How many books have you read this year?

    Read 94 books this year, but most of them have been manga and graphic novels. Only managed to read 16 actual books. Hope to read more in 2019 .
  15. What's Up in December? - 2018

    A very Merry Christmas to everyone!