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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…     

Susanne

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  1. Thanks all. I have not started yet hopefully I can join in the conversation when I am getting discharged. Looking forward to reading the books and having a chat! Talk soon
  2. Hi all. May I please join in? I am going into hospital for a few days and wanted something nice and easy to read so I have downloaded the first three books. Thank you []
  3. Absolutely not! I discovered my love for Stephen King at a very early age. Not being able to resist reading his books on the odd occasion my parents out I remember sitting in my bed, unable to move, heart pounding until they returned! Not much has changed apart from parents being replaced by the husband
  4. I so liked the sound of this, alas it is not released for another two weeks. I have added to my wishlist in the meantime. My most irrational fear is to not have a cover on when in bed (it can be just a sheet when hot but has to be something right up to my neck) or having my foot/arm dangling over the edge for fear of getting grabbed. Completely irrational I know!
  5. "Read Before You Die" Lists...

    Thank you very much Kylie
  6. "Read Before You Die" Lists...

    Has somebody got a good link or maybe even a spreadsheet for 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up? I do have a four year old so picture books are still fine Thank you!
  7. LauraLoves Ultimate Teen Guide Book Challenge

    Wohoooo, I love that list !! I just have one problem now - my library ticket is maxed out (why will they let me have only 20 ) but as soon as I have made some room on it again I will order the first few. Can't wait to get stuck in . Thanks again for the work you put in Laura x
  8. LauraLoves Ultimate Teen Guide Book Challenge

    Oh boy, looks like I am going to be very busy for the next few years . I have always enjoyed YA books and I am still reading most of my daughters (or try to as she reads at least twice as fast as me ) She is more and more leaning towards adult fiction now though, so this list will be great for both of us to rekindle our love of YA books Thanks for putting the hard work in PS: Just had a look at the series books - does it mean we have to read all of them, too?
  9. The Spook's series (Wardstone Chronicles) by Joseph Delaney is brilliant. I have read most of them myself after my 11 year old son told me how fabulous the books are and he wasn't wrong! Another series he thoroughly enjoyed was the Shapeshifter series by Ali Sparkes. Not read any myself but he really liked it. Hope this helps. x
  10. Happy Birthday!

  11. Very Long Shot

    Wohooo, glad you found what you were looking for. Hope you enjoy re-reading it
  12. Very Long Shot

    Could it be 'The Giant Under The Snow' by John Gordon?? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Giant-Under-Snow-John-Gordon/dp/1842555456/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254339991&sr=8-1
  13. My son has read a series which is actually called 'The Shapefhifter' starting with 'Finding the Fox'. They were written by Ali Sparkes. I remember he enjoyed them immensely but I am not sure whether these could be the ones you are looking for.
  14. Reading Habits

    Wohooo, just like me. I have different books for different places in the house, times and moods. I have been known to read 5 books at the same time and like you I manage to not get things confused. Nice to see that my 16 year old is developing same habits as me, too
  15. childhood feel good books?

    As I grew up in Germany I thought my fondly remembered list would vary greatly from people in the UK but I don't think that is the case. I remember reading most of Enid Blyton books including the Famous Five series (I just started re-reading them ) but the most popular one in Germany was the St Clare series with the O'Sullivan twins. I absolutely adored them and I think I still have about 4 volumes at my mother's house. Another author who achieved this warm feeling and wanting to read the same book over and over again was Otfried Preussler. I believe some of his books are availabe in English (The Little Witch, The Little Ghost). I can't vouch for them in translation as I have not read them in English but in German they are just fabulous. Pippy Longstocking is also on top of feel good books which I read over and over and over again. Last but not least were the Alfred Hitchcock and the three investigators series. Loved them.
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