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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. World War books

    I know a good non fiction world war two book about colditz. I think it was just called colditz, but I will have to go home to check.
  2. Christopher Ryan and Calcidia Jetha write books written for lay people. One of their books is sex at dawn and it is one of my favorites. It is about human evolution in regards to sex and whether we really evolved toward monogomy or not.I think you should read it because it really pokes holes in the selfish gene and other flawed socio biology narratives. There is also Alan Weisman who wrote The World Without Us, another phenomenal book.
  3. Wow, there is a ton! I can't wait to check them out. Me and her don't have anything against emotional strength, it is just that it often seems like the vast majority of female characters are written that way instead of the butt kicking way.
  4. Me and my friend are looking for books with strong female protagonists. We don't mean just emotionally strong and well written, we mean someone who can hold her own in a fight, is a survivor, and won't take crap from anyone. Does anybody know of any books with a female character like that? We would prefer no love triangles, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker if the book has one.
  5. Is there anything that irritates you when you come across it in books? Somthing in the title, plot, cover, method of writing, character trait, or anything else? For me it is love triangles. I hate them with a passion. I am a big believer in polyamoury and seeing a pointless stupid love triangle can ruin a story for me. I will still read it but I am never happy about the added useless drama. They are way too common since the "success" of twilight and a lazy writing gimmick. And they are always with a straight woman in a middle. Never with LGBT characters. Also, It would still be dumb even with that but at least they would get points for originality. And it isn't realistic. The attraction for someone in real life is only very seldom split between two people equally. The characters typically have so many more important things to worry about. So what irritates you?
  6. First line of current book - 2017

    I woke to the sound of a mosquito whining in my left ear and my mother screeching in the right. Fever 1793 By Laurie Halse Anderson
  7. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    I am not exactly sure what constitutes a classic. People reading it hundreds of years later is what I am going on. Though with my loose defination, every public domain book on project Gutenberg is a classic. The song of ice and fire series and the Harry potter series are both going to be classics. Some of Stephan kings books will probably be too. And now on to the "they might be considered classics but if not they will be" books. Lord of the rings, the silmarillian, children of hurin, the hobbit, 1984, Lord of the Flies, And animal farm. I guess those are labled modern classics now I think of it though.
  8. Eowyn's Challenge

    http://home.insightbb.com/~eowynchallenge/Walk/walk.html I have been working on this challenge since I have gotten my activity tracker, and I am very close to making it to rivendell. This gives me a little extra incentive to be more active, to go to the gym more often, etc. So is anyone else interested in participating in this challenge as well? They have a neat tool that tells you where you are in Lord of the Rings based on your mileage.
  9. Diane's 'Mixed Bag' Reading Challenge

    A book by someone older than you maybe?
  10. I just went to my first in person book club! it was absolutely fantastic!

    1. Lilliputian

      Lilliputian

      yes, they can be a great way to find out things about books and authors that you didn't know or think about. Good luck with yours.

       

    2. Athena

      Athena

      That's so nice to hear :)!

    3. vodkafan

      vodkafan

      never been to one, I am very interested to hear your experiences!

       

  11. From the back cover: "1700 subway passengers rescued from atop the Williamsburg bridge Pilot banks eighty passenger plane for landing and airfield disappears Bachelor asks train conductor to perform marriage ceremony Inmates of Massachusetts prison go on two hour rampage Zoo used has heaters to keep cobras, iguanas and crocodiles alive Here is the full, fantastic story of the biggest blackout in history. Suddenly man's ability to fly weightless around the globe faded to irrelevance. People rediscovered their feet; the candle came back to its own; the infinate resiliency of the human spirit was demonstrated anew. The new York Times describes how individuals met the emergency in cities and villages, reports on the investigations launched by power companies; city and state governments, and by washington; and examines the far-reaching implications of this crisis- a crisis that could happen again" From the front, "The big blackout that affected 30,000,000 people. Spread over nine states and three Canadian provinces. A night of confusion, courage, humor, and adventure. " I found this book in a used bookstore, but you can get it on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OD751K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_GWoXybM5ZD885This book was published in 1965 and describes the big blackout that affected a large area during the same year. This was a really fascinating read, and became one of my favorite non fiction books. It really drives home how dependant so many things are on electricity, and how much more chaos there would be now that we are even more dependant on it. Especially since a lot less people in the city own portable radios, flashlights, and candles! I also got nostalgia for something I have never known. How dependable and hard working news companies used to be.
  12. I have no problem admitting I like reading erotica. But I must say most are LGBT. Honestly though, good intentions is also LGBT by definition. The girls in it are involved with each other as well as with alex, and the bond between them is strong. Lesbians and bisexuals are also part of the LGBT spectrum. I can recommend you some awesome LGBT erotica if you want, and some how to books on how to have a healthy poly relationship for yourself, but I am not that into vanilla straight stuff. Let me know if you are interested in any of that.
  13. Book related songs

    So what songs do you guys know of that are about things in books? I have one band in particular, an Irish folk metal band called cruachan that has some songs that are related to tolkien's works Shelob Ungoliant Beren and Luthien The Fall of Gondolin
  14. I have loved The Black Magician Trilogy and The Dragonriders of Pern series! I also like Terry Brooks. I will really have to check out all of your reccomendations.
  15. First line of current book - 2017

    H ave you ever wanted to be someone else so desperately that you wished for it with everything you had? ~The wilds, by Donna Augustine
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