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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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    Coyote Frontier by Allen Steele
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  1. What's Up in February? - 2018

    Congrats @Nollaig This might sound very sophisticated and pretentious but I spend most of the weekdays in my city flat, then weekends in a country cottage. It's not as it might seem though, just my life. Anyway I'll be going to the country a day early this week as a load of logs for the open fire is being delivered and lucky me is going to have to put them all in the log shed! Life's never what it seems
  2. I thought you might win but no ......
  3. Cry Me A River ~ Julie London (and many more)
  4. Noll's 2018 Reads

    Your journal looks fantastic!
  5. Trevor's Reads 2018

    Hi Nollaig, I read as the mood takes me but generally SciFi/Fantasy or Crime/Mystery. If something catches my eye it doesn't really matter what the genre, I'll read it though. One that sticks out is Shining Levels by John Wyatt. It is his memoirs of a man working and living on the fells around The Lake District
  6. What are you listening to?

    Attempting to wake my world listening to Logical Revelations by Uriah Heep and vast amounts of coffee
  7. You might enjoy Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Cycle. 31 books over ten cycles, some 3 some 4 book long but all integrated into a brilliant Fantasy If you like Urban Fantasy, Charles de Lint's Newford series along with his Ottawa And The Valley series are excellent. Happy Reading
  8. Andrea's reading in 2018

    Farenheit 451 is a brilliant read and I also have Something Wicked This Way Comes on my shelf unread. Enjoy
  9. Noll's 2018 Reads

    I truly wish I hadn't grown up, the world is a very unpleasant place plus of course I would not have had my memories torn apart on my reread
  10. Trevor's Reads 2018

    As this will probably be my last book of January, this gets it's own spot. Dead Famous by Ben Elton Set in a Big Brother type TV studio a murder is committed but no-one can work out who-did-it, including the housemates! I love Elton's satirical style which I know is not for everyone, he chooses popular themes then rips them apart in his own inimitable way. This is certainly not his best yet still is an entertaining murder mystery full of satirical observation.
  11. Star Trek Discovery

    As an old Trekkie ( I was around for TOS) I'm struggling to get into Discovery. I know it has a long way to go but the reminders of previous series is almost to much. Still it is Star Trek and something I just have to watch. I've also watched the early episodes of The Orville and they've been entertaining.
  12. Noll's 2018 Reads

    I remember loving The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings as a teenager. I went back to them recently (I'm now in my mid 50's) and they just aren't the same as my memories of my first read. I even find the film's disappointing!
  13. Trevor's Reads 2018

    Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein I just had to reread this after finishing Old Man’s War as I felt it had similarities to Heinleins book. In the acknowledgements, Scalzi mentions his memories and thanks to Heinlein as his inpsiration. Rupture (Dark Iceland #4) by Ragnar Jonasson I love a bit of Nordic Noir and especially the Icelandic writers. They seem to be able to bring an atmosphere to their writing plus a gripping storyline, this being no different. Planet Of Exile (Hainish #2 or #4 depending on where you reasearch lists) by Ursula K. Le Guin Another simple yet compelling story of racial misunderstanding and tensions set in an alien world. DNF A Sudden Appearance Of Hope by Claire North I enjoyed The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August but this just confused and frustrated me
  14. I'm happy to let Kylie win too