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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. Hi everyone I'm new to the forum. I've only recently got into reading fiction, and I'm jealous of the years that I've missed out! Anyway, I've just read Dark Matter by Michelle Paver. I loved being transported to the arctic while reading it; in fact it's made me want to plan a visit to Longyearbyen in Svalbard. I also loved the eerie tone of it and the ghost story aspect. I thought I'd love fantasy and science fiction, but every time I've tried to get into a fantasy book, I've always got bored or given up. With Dark Matter however, I found myself unable to put the book down and I think it's because of its realistic story, as well as the wonderful scenery in which the story takes place. Based on the fact that I like Dark Matter, are there any other book suggestions that anyone has? Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Xagan
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