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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. Rory Gilmore's Book List Challenge

    This is GOLD!!
  2. Cecelia Ahern Books

    i grew up on her books
  3. 2 authors I recommend

    Haruki Murakami and Agatha Christie
  4. Right now, I am reading two books. One for class and another for the absolute joy of reading. I have taken a calculus class and i am reading this introductory Calculus: Early Transcendentals because frankly i found the use of transcendentals so funny. But, fortunately, the book turned out to be a great comprehensive read. For my leisure and soul, I am reading Zadie Smith's Swing Time and it is really captivating. I am hoping i can finish the calculus textbook soon and read couple more of Smith's works. She has me hooooked!
  5. "The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon." It is the fourth time that i am reading this book and the symbolism in William Golding's Lord of the Flies gets me every time. Sometimes i feel like business majors and politicians should be forcefully made to read this as it is a great study of human nature and especially the various shifts that go through in the boys group(s). If one were to pay close attention, the resonances are unmistakable with our times and even i would go as far to say our lives.
  6. What book should I read?

    i really like this thread. Adding some from here to my to-read list.
  7. Wow thank you for this website recommendation. It is a really useful one. I often look for books by artists who i have just read. Especially poets. Like, couple of nights ago i was looking for poets similar to Li-Young Lee and then i used Literature Map and now have a list of beautiful poets.
  8. The Martian

    Considering how book is always considered better than the film, I really want to read 'The Martian' now!
  9. Try Issac Asimov's books. He is pretty darn good when it comes to sci fi!
  10. Your Top 10 Authors!

    JK Rowling Stephen King Harper Lee Dan Brown Khaled Hosseneni Paulo Coelho Haruki Murakami George RR Martin Enid Blyton Agatha Christie
  11. I prefer ghost novels over all the other creature fictions. But I recently started to read this superb web series called Adrian's Undead Diary. It is about a man's survival in zombie apocalypse and it is really awesome!
  12. Sazza's List 2016

    I agree the book is a little sluggish in the middle. But the story is very beautiful and moving. The ending is just brilliant. I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns
  13. I didn't even know the movie A Clockwork Orange was based on a book. I loved that movie....maybe its time I give the book a try
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