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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. Hello!

    Hello and welcome. I'm Kevin too!
  2. Which country are you from?

    UK all the way
  3. Your Top 10 films!

    Here we go. This is my list. 1 Forrest Gump. 2 The Godfather. 3 The Dark Knight. 4 The Shawshank Redemption. 5 Star Wars: Episode V 6 Pulp Fiction. 7 The Lord of the Rings. 8 Back to the Future 9 Cinema Paradiso 10 Home Alone
  4. Wine

    I had a wine society at university time. My favourite wines are full bodies, aromatic from warmer climate. I would say Spanish Rioja is my number one choice.
  5. Rumi

    Here are my favourite quotes of him: Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. What you seek is seeking you. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  6. Rumi

    Rumi is a real treasure. His perspective on the world for someone who lived in 13th century is fascinating. What's your favourite poems of him? Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. His discipline and wisdom have crossed all national and ethnic borders ever since the 13th century.
  7. A few guess here: 1- Eat, Pray, Love 2- Good Sam 3- The Five Year Engagement
  8. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    His approach on loneliness is unique. For example this quote: Fyodor Dostoyevsky — “Why, the isolation that prevails everywhere, above all in our age—it has not fully developed, it has not reached its limit yet. For every one strives to keep his individuality as apart as possible, wishes to secure the greatest possible fullness of life for himself; but meantime all his efforts result not in attaining fullness of life but self-destruction, for instead of self-realization he ends by arriving at complete solitude. All mankind in our age have split up into units, they all keep apart, each in his own groove; each one holds aloof, hides himself and hides what he has, from the rest, and he ends by being repelled by others and repelling them. He heaps up riches by himself and thinks, ‘How strong I am now and how secure,’ and in his madness he does not understand that the more he heaps up, the more he sinks into self-destructive impotence. For he is accustomed to rely upon himself alone and to cut himself off from the whole; he has trained himself not to believe in the help of others, in men and in humanity, and only trembles for fear he should lose his money and the privileges that he has won for himself. Everywhere in these days men have, in their mockery, ceased to understand that the true security is to be found in social solidarity rather than in isolated individual effort. But this terrible individualism must inevitably have an end, and all will suddenly understand how unnaturally they are separated from one another. It will be the spirit of the time, and people will marvel that they have sat so long in darkness without seeing the light.”
  9. Coffee or Tea?

    Black coffee for morning and tea for afternoon. That's my rule.
  10. How can I edit my forum signature?

    Is that 10 posts to be able to post a link applicable to signatures too?
  11. Meet the Admins and Moderators

    Hello to everyone. I'm Kevin, a London based writer and blogger.
  12. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is undoubtedly one of the best Russian classics you can find. It gives a great picture about human's alienation of the society. What do you think about it? I even wrote a blog post on it.
  13. Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita

    One of the best books I ever read. I read it when I was only 21 and really enjoyed it.