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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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    Under the Dome - Stephen King
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  1. Stolen by Lucy Christopher

    I've read this and enjoyed it. It was a very gripping story and I liked the way nothing was black and white; I thought that was quite realistic.
  2. Stephen King Guide

    I couldn't agree more! It's kind of a "quiet" novel and very under-rated, but it is very cleverly done. I enjoyed it.
  3. Stephen King

    I hated The Tommyknockers and have never re-read it. But that's just my opinion!
  4. I'm about 150 pages in and enjoying it so far. I'm finding it to be a good page-turner that caught my interest straight away, unlike his last two which I gave up on very quickly and are still languishing unread on my bookcase. I've heard the ending is rubbish, but still... I'll find out for myself. I really hate two characters already, but they're two the reader is supposed to hate so that's okay.
  5. Terry Pratchett

    I just wanted to briefly say that I really enjoyed Unseen Academicals. Football is a subject ripe for mickey-taking, and Terry really wrung the humour and satire out of it. I liked the characters of Glenda and Mr Nutt, and I loved the fact that there was slightly more Vetinari in it than usual (he's one of my favourite characters). Great!
  6. Thanks for the birthday message. And, since I'm noticing now that you had a birthday, too, recently, happy (very late) birthday to you as well. :)

  7. Now I've bought my copy, I see what you mean Heather! The **** thing's the size of a housebrick! I'm just glad I didn't buy the hardback copy - I'd probably need a crane to lift it.
  8. Happy Birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday!

  10. Terry Pratchett

    I'm about halfway through it and loving it so far!
  11. Happy Birthday! :balloons:

  12. Dr Who

    Yes!! Thank you CaliLily. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Smith fans!
  13. Adverts you like/dislike?

    I hate all the HSBC ads, particularly the one they've just brought back where the guy goes to investigate why the washing machines are so popular in India. The whole look of it is horrible and when he pulls the face at the end with the orange moustache it makes me feel ill. Eww. The Halifax ones also get instantly muted whenever they come on, and I'm not keen on the patronising ones (is it Natwest?) where the guy is growing money and the girl is trying to keep plates spinning.
  14. Adverts you like/dislike?

    I was just going to say that I really hate the Flake advert! Something about the way everything's billowing about makes me feel slightly nauseous for some reason!
  15. Hope you had a Happy Birthday! :balloons: