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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. My very favourite book

    Not read Leviticus. I love Book of James atvend ofcthe NT. Only short but summarizes Jesus teachings. I just continue building my knowledge by dipping in as i want. Never to learn by rote or quote at anyone. Rather to underpin my faith and grow and enjoy the wisdom and beauty of the words.
  2. My very favourite book

    Hi Andrea Good to speak to a fellow christian. I don't read the Bible in any order, never have. I read what i am drawn to, perhaps an old testament section and a new testament book. Generally i read books by authors who are good at explanation. Selwyn Hughes is superb for instance. I don't like anything too heavy, i would rather be spiritually inspired and follow my own meandering path.
  3. Your Book Activity - November 2019

    Hi I absolutely loved th TV series Lonesome Dove. I am sure you will enjoy the books - though I've not read them.
  4. Your Book Activity - November 2019

    Hi Brian Lord of the Rings is possibly the best book i ever read. As the saying goes, the world is divided into two halves - those who have read it, and those who will!
  5. My very favourite book

    Is the Bible. I am a committed Christian and read sections every possible day. It is my quiet private faith. If anyone wants to discuss purely the origins, beauty of language and literary aspects within the Bible, i would like that. To me the power of the words, especially in Psalms is wonderful. I am interested in the scholarly aspects, original writers and how the whole thing was put together. I hope it is ok on here. I just like talking to people about the beauty and wisdom contained in this greatest of works.
  6. Your Book Activity - November 2019

    Hi I have the taste for Thomas Hardy at present. Just begun 'The Woodlanders' - has anyone read it? I just love escaping into that Hardy world of a time gone by. Beautiful sublime writing from such a master storyteller who knows human character so deeply.
  7. Has anyone read...?

    Oh i can quite understand. I jjust like reading one now and then for pure escapism to a sunnier place.
  8. Has anyone read...?

    Hi Alexander McCall-Smith - No.1 Ladies Detective Agency books? This author and his books are guaranteed to cheer the reader up, they bring sunshine into the dullest day. I wondered if anyone is a fan like me?
  9. Where do you read?

    I love silence too. But i often have to put up with TV that my husband is watching. I've learned to zone out.
  10. Where do you read?

    I cannot read in a moving vehicle as i would be sick! It is so good that with a kindle, no matter where we find ourselves, we readers can be somewhere else entirely. How do non readers ever cope with always being in this world? Personally i need regular journeys away.
  11. Greatest love story ever written?

    Hi Interesting. I have not tried Dickens yet, apart from at school. That sounds like a good one to start with.
  12. It's a Classic! (The Classics Challenge)

    Hi Just finished Far from the Madding Crowd - i loved it.I hope you do too.
  13. Hello - just joined

    Thanks. Glad you did. I finished it today.
  14. Thomas Hardy

    Hi Madeleine Ah, i was going to say this one had a surprising element of comedy in it. The scenes in the inn, of drunken companionship were priceless! But which one next? Which is least depressing? I have quite a few Hardys I've not read yet and i want to plunge quickly into one today! Before withdrawal sets in.
  15. Maugham anyone?

    That's ok, i love his writing.