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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. :5birthday: Happy birthday maclsj :5birthday:
  2. Hello from Burghead

    Hi Heather, welcome to the forum!
  3. I've just read this book this week (did a review here so don't want to repeat myself too much!) and have to say I really enjoyed it. It was very different from the other book I've read about Afghanistan, 'The Kabul Beauty School' by Deborah Rodriguez, but just as good. It's really interesting to compare the two books so if anyone fancies a challenge, try doing that
  4. I managed to read my first reading circle book! Yay! At first I found the book slow and a little irritating but I did get into it and found it very enjoyable and sweet. It's the sort of thing you read on a wet autumn afternoon with a mug of hot chocolate. I'll definitely be saving the next book for later in the year (although the weather lately is such that I may end up reading it soon!). I would definitely recommend this to others to at least try.
  5. Good afternoon!

    Welcome to the forum ii!
  6. Sarah's reading list

    Currently Reading The Last Witchhunter by James Morrow Books to be read (in no particular order) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak A Coin for the Ferryman by Rosemary Rowe Young Bloods by Simon Scarrow The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan The Three Kings of Cologne by Kate Sedley The Iron Horse by Edward Marston The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett The Last Empress by Anchee Min The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams The Secret Diary of Ann Boleyn by Robin Maxwell Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson The Remedy by Michelle Lovric The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth The House of Doctor Dee by Peter Ackroyd The Kings Last Song by Geoff Ryman Wild Swans by Jung Chang Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke and Portia Rosenberg The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde The Riverman by Alex Gray When we were bad by Charlotte Mendelson The Food Taster by Peter Elbling The 199 Steps by Michel Faber The Dark Flight Down by Marcus Sedgwick Raven Black by Ann Cleeves Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn The Fouth Bear by Jasper Fforde The Brothers of Glastonbury by Kate Sedley Books read in August Medicius and the Disappearing Dancing Girls by R.S. Downie Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad Ghostly Murders by Paul Doherty The Blackpool Highflyer by Andrew Martin To Kill or Cure by Susanna Gregory The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde An Ancient Evil by Paul Doherty The Eve of Saint Hyacinth by Kate Sedley
  7. Sarah's reading list

    Currently Reading Not sure yet! Will check when I get home! Books to be read (in no particular order) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery To Kill or Cure by Susanna Gregory A Coin for the Ferryman by Rosemary Rowe Young Bloods by Simon Scarrow The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan The Three Kings of Cologne by Kate Sedley The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad The Iron Horse by Edward Marston (to be published shortly) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett The Last Empress by Anchee Min The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams The Secret Diary of Ann Boleyn by Robin Maxwell Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson The Remedy by Michelle Lovric The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth The House of Doctor Dee by Peter Ackroyd The Kings Last Song by Geoff Ryman (actually I think it was my Dad that recommended this one) Wild Swans by Jung Chang Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke and Portia Rosenberg The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde The Riverman by Alex Gray When we were bad by Charlotte Mendelson The Food Taster by Peter Elbling The 199 Steps by Michel Faber The Dark Flight Down by Marcus Sedgwick Raven Black by Ann Cleeves Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn An Ancient Evil by Paul Doherty Books read in July The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith The Lost Luggage Porter by Andrew Martin The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd The Waxman Murders by Paul Doherty The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  8. Madcow's Book List 2007

    I'm so sorry to hear that. It's very draining when someone you care about dies. Let yourself grieve, don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. I made that mistake recently, letting someone I thought cared about me tell me to get over it, move on with my life and go back to work the day after my Grandma died. If you ever need to chat to someone, just e-mail me (I'm sure my address is on my profile!). I may not reply immediately due to the move but I promise I will reply if you contact me. I'm sure you shared some really special times with that friend. Remember those and they'll never be gone.
  9. hello

    Hi Natalie! Welcome to the Forum!
  10. hi!

    Hi Becca! Welcome to the forum
  11. Louise's Books 2007

    I keep seeing this in my local library, I'll definitely be interested to hear how it turns out!
  12. Historical Fiction

    Yep, on Thursday Still got 3 more days here at work and am trying not to start anything new as there seems little point! Have you tried Susanna Gregory's Thomas Chaloner series? Very different but equally as good. Oh and I'd recommend the Brother Athelstan series by Paul Doherty (or Paul Harding as he sometimes writes as). Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston are another excellent pairing Plus you can't help but laugh at Athelstan's parishioners who keep trying to upstage each other! There are some real characters in that congregation!
  13. Historical Fiction

    I missed out C J Samson from my list! The last installment, Sovereign, I just could not put down! Given it's length I have to applaud the guy for keeping you interested right to the end and keeping a good pace through the story. Shardlake is such an unlikely hero that it just works.
  14. Sarah's reading list

    Right well I've been trying to read 'Pelegia and the White Bull dog' but i don't think its for me. The original is in Russian and I can't decide if its just a bad translation or if it is just the style of story telling that isn't for me. As I'm in the middle of packing, ready to move on Thursday, I suspect I won't really have a chance to do much in the way of reading this week So I'm going to update my to read list below so that as soon as I get to Weston I can start reading all these lovely books! Books to be read (in no particular order) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith To Kill or Cure by Susanna Gregory A Coin for the Ferryman by Rosemary Rowe Young Bloods by Simon Scarrow The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan The Three Kings of Cologne by Kate Sedley The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad The Iron Horse by Edward Marston (to be published shortly) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett The Last Empress by Anchee Min The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling The Secret Diary of Ann Boleyn by Robin Maxwell Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson The Remedy by Michelle Lovric The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth The House of Doctor Dee by Peter Ackroyd The Kings Last Song by Geoff Ryman (actually I think it was my Dad that recommended this one) Wild Swans by Jung Chang Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke and Portia Rosenberg The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde The Riverman by Alex Gray When we were bad by Charlotte Mendelson The Food Taster by Peter Elbling The 199 Steps by Michel Faber The Dark Flight Down by Marcus Sedgwick Raven Black by Ann Cleeves Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn The Prince of Darkness by Sharon Penman Inkspell by Cornelia Funke The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin
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