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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. I didn't mind it. It didn't blow me away but I quite enjoyed it. I'll watch it next week. Not as good as the Tom Cruise version though.
  2. Andrea's reading in 2019

    Oh I really enjoyed Cassandra Darke. I'd definitely recommend that. And it's quite Christmassy so would be a good seasonal read!
  3. My very favourite book

    I can relate to that. In terms of the bible itself, there are bits of it I do love actually, Genesis for instance (in spite of its challenges) and there are some wonderful and really interesting things like Job and Ecclesiastes that I'm also drawn to, and some of the psalms. I could happily leave the law though. Leviticus. Ugh!
  4. Andrea's reading in 2019

    I'm afraid I haven't. Would you recommend it? Have you read any other Posy Simmonds?
  5. My very favourite book

    I'm a Christian too, although I must say the bible is not my favourite book. In fact I often struggle with it somewhat. I also don't really think of it as a 'book' as such but more as a collection of writings. I find it much less cohesive than an actual book, although clearly consistent threads and themes can be found running through it. I've been reading Alister McGrath's book, 'Christian Theology, an introduction' this year, and among other things it discusses the origins of the Christian canon and how it was put together. I've found that very interesting.
  6. This looks great! Good cast too. I'm looking forward to it!
  7. Graphic Novels by Jessie Jacobs

    This author sounds really interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.
  8. Andrea's reading in 2019

    Thanks Rybread. That looks interesting!
  9. Where do you read?

    Haha that sounds a little unusual. However, if it works it works. Wherever you can get some quiet I guess. I do 90% of my reading in bed. Occasionally I'll read in the garden or (rarely) in the living room.
  10. Hello - just joined

    Hi and welcome Munipenny I enjoyed Far from the Madding Crowd. Look forward to chatting with you in the forum.
  11. Poppy's Progress 2019

    I do. Not heard of Emma Bombeck but I'm already sold on Betty McDonald. That sounds good too! This thread is becoming a dangerous place
  12. Seasonal Reading

    I'm really fancying a bit of something spooky or a dark mystery this Autumn. I might dip into my Edgar Allen Poe short stories and I think I have a Susan Hill lying around somewhere.
  13. Poppy's Progress 2019

    I'd never heard of Betty McDonald but she sounds really interesting. I might have to read one of her books now!
  14. Willoyd's Reading 2019

    Yes FC is quite a light read actually, more of a romantic adventure story so far.
  15. Willoyd's Reading 2019

    Great review of Rebecca, Willoyd. I must must must read it soon, though from what you've said I'm assuming having seen the old black and white film will spoil it somewhat. I'm currently enjoying Du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek at the moment. I'd recommend My Cousin Rachel as another of hers you might enjoy: an intelligent and well written dark romantic drama with a touch of the thriller about it (without being overly thriller-ish).
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