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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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    Main hobbies are reading and writing. Also travelling - well when I get the time. Family - husband and two grown up children are great time consumers but I love them dearly. Lots of other things too.

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  1. Hi Hayley - I don't visit The Book Club forum very often but a member has updated me and said that you have saved this valuable club. I'd just like to say thank you and I think it is good (if regrettable) that there are adverts on show now. I'm assuming that the more clicks on these adverts, the more The Book Club is supported. So I'll go and click on something and take a look at what the advertiser has to offer.

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      Thank you Anna, that was a really nice message to get. I can't say my motives were completely unselfish - I would have been very sad to lose the forum and I'm really grateful to all the people who stuck around (you included!) and who really make the forum what it is. The ads are regrettable (especially when they start popping up in weird places instead of where they're meant to be!) but they are really helping. Thank you for wanting to help support the forum. You are right about how the ads work but I can't really comment more than that because of the AdSense rules.

      Do you know we have a patreon now? https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum . I can't take any credit for the page, I had a lot of help setting it up. But if you wanted to use that to support instead, you get entered into a seasonal prize draw :) (I can't wait to announce the Autumn one, I found such a good prize - if I do say so myself :D)

  2. As an author, I'd appreciate the review being for the whole collection with perhaps a mention of some or all of the stories. It's feedback for authors - what do readers like? If one story gets more mentions than another it's a pointer for authors. As a reader, I see your dilemma. I might choose a collection of short stories because I never have time to get stuck into a full length book. However, I think I'd wait until I'd read all of them - or most!
  3. Hello Fellow Readers!

    Welcome to this happy and friendly forum.
  4. New name, new me.

    Welcome back, Quinn. I hope you will continue to improve slowly but surely until you can be your old self again and enjoy reading once again.
  5. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Ooh... that's a good one.
  6. Very Pleased to Have Found You All

    Welcome. It's been sleeting here in the south of England and I've been watching Scotland in the snow on TV. Just the right sort of night to curl up with a good book. I love audio books too and I'm listening to The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier at the moment. I'm sure you'll like it here.
  7. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    I watched the last ever episode of Inspector George Gently yesterday (or was it the day before?!). I shall miss it.
  8. Kindle and ebooks deals

    One Dark Night - a story of smuggling on the Kent coast is set in 1821. Lucy has to decide between the King's man on the side of law and order, or the smuggler. "The choices we make determine our futures. A romantic thriller mystery". Some of the action is based on truth. It is reduced to 99p or 99c (U.S.) until 1st November. Ebook only - from Amazon. I must declare that I am the author, but I thought the club should know too, as it's advertised elsewhere.
  9. Hello from California. :)

    Welcome I hope you enjoy reading your books and that you will soon feel better.
  10. Cat in the Hat Dictionary UPSIDE DOWN print 60's vintage

    I have a feeling I've seen that book. I vaguely remember wondering why and somebody pointed out all Dr Seuss's books were 'different'. That's if it is a Dr Seuss. You could take a look on Amazon and try the 'Look Inside' feature Amazon has, and it might show you.
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  12. Kindle and ebooks deals

    I've bought one of the Chronicles of St Mary's books but I haven't got round to reading it yet. Under a Dark Star by Anna Faversham (yes, that's me) has now been reduced worldwide to 0.99.
  13. Hello Ashontheroad and welcome to the Book Club Forum. Good luck with <link removed> - sounds like a good idea. Hello to Frankie too. I'm also a member of Goodreads, I didn't know about the section for quotes. I know that you can write down your own favourites - I've only put a few down as I have hundreds I'd class as favourites.
  14. Poldark

    Goodness, I'm a long time in replying! Sorry about that. I've now ticked the little box to notify me of replies! Thank you for downloading One Dark Night and I hope you enjoy it. The location is in Kent but not in the perfick bit where Pa Larkin lives. My son lives in that part and good friends do too and it is so beautiful. One Dark Night is set on the coast. But coming from Aotearoa you'll know all about beautiful scenery. I have dual nationality UK/NZ. I was there last summer (yours). Wonderful Welly and a few other places. Sigh...