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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. Do you memorize poems ?

    Anyone here who would enjoy learning some Shakespeare sonnets together?
  2. Hello!

    Thank you Could you recommend something to read on the subject of Greek/Roman mythology?
  3. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    Looking forward to that unique experience
  4. Hello!

    It’s a trifle surprising, as I would have thought Athena to be a more popular nickname than Gaia, but, you never know:) These two names make up an interesting combination due to their meanings! Does Greek mythology especially appeal to you, or is it a multicultural interest?
  5. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    It’s actually the next Maugham book on my list. In a while, I will definitely share my views on it. It’s magical, opening something new by your favourite author, isn’t it?
  6. Hello!

    Hopefully, I’ll read something by Nabokov one day, but I haven’t got around to that yet. What exactly would you suggest? As for Dostoevsky, it’s just the reverse with me: I’ve read “The Idiot” and have both “The Brothers Karamazov” and “Notes from the Underground” on my to-read list
  7. Hello!

    Thank you, Athena! Your nickname is amazing:) Are you keen on mythology or is it just a nickname? Or is it your actual name?
  8. Hello!

    Apparently, now I do
  9. Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Hi guys, If anyone wants to discuss Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot”, I’m here I find it rather unpredictable and gripping, but that’s what goes without saying, I guess. This book is also very touching: I can’t imagine how one can feel no sympathy towards Prince Myshkin!
  10. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    My next Maugham will, without doubt, be “Cakes and Ale”. I, too, want to carry on with exploring his work. Who know what’s around the Maugham corner? Thanks for your welcome, I’m glad to be here!
  11. Hello!

    Hi Madeleine, Thanks for the welcome:) Glad to be here!
  12. Hello!

    Hello Hayley! Thank you for the welcome
  13. Hello!

    Thank you, Poppy! The quote you use in your messages has led me to a lot of brain-racking
  14. Your Book Activity - November 2018

    Any fans of W.Somerset Maugham here? My bookish November finished with his “Theatre”. Currently I’m reading “The Painted Veil”, which seems a bit shorter, so, probably, I’ll finish that rather soon, as well. I haven’t enjoyed “Theatre” as much as I have enjoyed “The Razor’s Edge”, so far my favourite by Maugham. And yet, it’s a gripping book with a substantial amount of philosophical ideas, which seem to be “the appeal factor” for me
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