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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. Life will have to wait; I'm reading.

    How I became stupid by Martin Page In romanian "M-am hotarat sa devin prost" It's traslated more like I decided (m-am hotarat) to be (devin) stupid(prost) Frankly, it was good. Not good as in easy-to-read, more like made-me -think good. It starts with Antoine, an young brilliant man who decides he can’t handle his own brain anymore. The best solution for his problem seems to be stupidity. His attempts to become stupid are brilliant, ironic and somehow make you as a read think a bit about yourself and your life. Even though I found some stuff I don’t agree with, I came to realise why stupid people seem to be the happiest, but at the same time, how much of this world’s beauty they are missing. Also, there were some words that made me feel dumb, but that’s a different story. I’m trying to improve. Let’s be honest, most of you will feel that too, at least a bit. For example, how many of us read about what we want to do next? Not as in google it and read a review, but actual digging, seeking to know everything there is about the subject? Such a small percent, I presume, right? Thought so. Well, this book made me feel ashamed I don’t dig more, read more, know more. Therefore, if you are looking for some kind of motivation or a subject to think about , read this book. Take your time to enjoy it and I promise there wont be any regrets. Also, in my opinion time spent reading isn’t wasted time. You’ll see our world judged, our society tore apart with such talent you won’t mind, so give it a try.
  2. Hello!

    You should give it a try, at least The Dark Tower. It's pretty mindblowing. Also,thank you!
  3. Life will have to wait; I'm reading.

    I'm glad you enjoyed this book as well ! For those of you who didn't read it, give it a try ! Today we're talking about The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. In romanian it's Invocarea My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again. About the author Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. All efforts to make her produce “normal” stories failed. (source: Goodreads) About the book The Summoning it’s the first book of “Darkest Powers” series. It’s about Chloe Saunders, a 15 year old girl who finds herself able to see ghosts. As expected, next to no one ever believed her, so she ends up in all sorts of situations based on her power. She is not quite aware of her powers yet, she doesn’t believe it could bring any good as well; as expected, she suffers a meltdown in school and is placed in a house supposedly for mentally ill teens. When she arrives at Lyle House, Chloe discovers that her fellow patients also have unusual powers and all is not what it seems to be. Personal thoughts Even if I’m not an usual young adult reader, I gave this book a chance since it seemed easy to read on a trip. So, I read it in an airoport and I have to admit it kept me awake and curious. Sadly, it has some gaps and it could’ve been amazing, but I felt it more like a nice and soft road companion. I recommend it as a light lecture, because it doesn’t challenge the reader too much. I have to admit I left it on a chair in the airport after finishing it. Therefore, I will write to you the same thing I wrote on it’s first page before passing it on : “Enjoy and take good care of this book, it was a good companion” Favorite quotes “That’s what we all want, isn’t it? Power without price.” “That’s what being crazy was, wasn’t it? You thought you were fine. Everyone else knew better.” P.S. : I will make a short review like this for The Awakening and The Reckoning too, probably a few posts later
  4. Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to.

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      mirandashell

      That's one of his best books. Apart from the weird bit in the eclipse.

    4. SorinaM

      SorinaM

      I totally agree miranda

  5. Janet's Log - Stardate 2015

    This sounds interesting. Also, I found good recommendations here, thank you !
  6. What's Up in September? - 2015

    There are just a few days left until this month ends; I have to say, september is my favorite month. I get to celebrate my birthday, it's not so hot anymore and autumn rain and trees are absolutely amazing. So far, I enjoyed the holiday weeks I had left, read a few books and started packing for another semester.
  7. Which country are you from?

    I'm from Romania. You probably didn't hear much about my country, and if you did, probably weren't good things. Sadly, too many of our people are mislead and end up bad, but I assure you, you'll meet awesome people here as well (welcoming, kind and friendly)
  8. Show us your desktop!

    It helps me get over every day fights, it's inspiring
  9. I think it's time to bomb you guys with my opinions ( really, really personal opinions) I hope you'll enjoy them, because I will start with a Stephen King book, of course. Also, I will add the romanian covers for each book I’m writing about; also if you have a copy in another country I would love to see it’s cover ! The first book I’m going to write about is Gerald’s Game. In romanian it’s Jocul lui Gerald (game = joc) and I have to admit that I first read it when I was about fourteen and I was shocked at first. Now, at 21, I feel like it’s one of the most underappreciated books King wrote; it’s about some sort of Fifty Shades gone wrong (You should read it if handcuffs bed play sounds appealing to you, just in case) The main character is Jessie Burlingame and we’re following her attempt to escape from her own bed and get rid of her demons at once. It’s a different bedtime story, or that’s what the cover says. At first I didn’t understand it, but in the end I have to tell you, that’s one hell of a bedtime story. The inner fight of the character is so well written I actually identified with her since the beginning. This time, King’s accent is on thoughts, imagination and terror ; he brought Jessie to life in my head, beyond fiction; she stood in my mind for days after finishing the book and I couldn’t start reading anything for a week afterwards. There are some quotes that kept coming back to me, making me see different angles of life, love and mind. I was able to identify the demons in the end and it was like a reward. It’s a bit different from an usual King novel, but it’s great. Have you read it? What’s your opinion about it? (If you didn’t, you should give it a try) Also, a quote: Sometimes it takes heart to write about a thing, doesn’t it? To let that thing out of the room way in the back of your mind and put it up there on the screen. PS: the same books will be on my blog as well, but for different reasons.
  10. Newbie saying hello

    Hello and welcome ! What kind of books do you read? Any favorite authors?
  11. Hello!

    Hei and thank you! I know about the connections, I keep hunting them since I started reading The Dark Tower. Sadly, I found about them myself and I was quite shocked when I encountered it in Doctor Sleep, googled about that and found out it's actually a thing he does; since then I'm hunting. I just started the fifth book so I can't give you an opinion just yet, but I think the fourth one was mindblowing.
  12. Hello!

    Thank you so much ! Well, starting with the fourth book wouldn't be that much of a mistake, but it's still better to start with the first one, to have thw context and get used to the universe.
  13. Hello!

    Yes, I have a blog where I post pretty much everytime I draw something new ( http://chosenvoice.wordpress.com ) Yes actually, it is my real name and thank you. It's a pretty common romanian name
  14. Hello!

    Hey there, my name is Sorina and I'm from Romania, I'm 21 . I don't have too much to say about me; I'm a book person, I started reading literature somehow late (when I was about 13-14 years old I read the first book I enjoyed and I couldn't stop since then), I enjoy drawing (traditional and digital), writing, I also have a blog (3 years so far, my longest relationship). Favorite writer : definitely Stephen King. Also, I recently discovered Carlos Ruiz Zafon and it's becoming an obsession. I enjoyed as well John Saul's books, I've read everything Dan Brown wrote and I liked it. Favorite books: I have to go with The Dark Tower series, even if I only read the first four books so far, I love it. Also, Miss Peregrine, The Shadow of the wind, Blaze, Dolores Claiborne, Cell and so on. About other things - I consider myself a calm being; even if I write a lot with the voice of depression I'm usually cheerful with the ones around me. This being said, I'm glad to join you in the hopes of becoming a better person and a true reader. Feel free to ask questions, I will answer as soon as I can !
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