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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. Rach's 2011 Reads

    1. Two's Company - Jill Mansell 22nd December - 1st January 438 pages Synopsis from Waterstones: Jack and Cass Mandeville are a dream couple, ridiculously happy together and successful to boot - Jack as a journalist and Cass with her own hugely popular radio show. Indeed, almost every member of the Mandeville family is famous in their own right: from stunning Cleo, a supermodel with attitude, to Sean, the rising star of the comedy circuit. Incredibly good-looking and likeable, the family have captured the hearts of the nation - and the nation's press. But on the day that Jack hits the big 40 - the same day that a redhead called Imogen turns up to interview Jack and Cass for Hi! magazine - their proverbial bubble is about to burst... 2. Ghost World - Daniel Clowes 2nd January - 3rd January 82 pages Synopsis from Waterstones: A graphic novel, which tells of the adventures of Enid Coleslaw and Beck Doppelmeyer, two bored, supremely ironic teenage girls. They pass the time complaining about the guys they know and fantasising about strange men they see in the local diner.
  2. Rach's 2011 Reads

    Read in 2011 January: Two's Company - Jill Mansell Ghost World - Daniel Clowes The Ivy Chronicles - Karen Quinn From Notting Hill With Love Actually - Ali McNamara The Nanny Diaries - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin Keeper of the Bride - Tess Gerritsen The Breaker - Minette Walters February: A Mother Like Alex - Bernard Clarke
  3. Rach's 2011 Reads

    I didn't exactly keep my 2010 reading blog up to date. Let's hope I can manage it this year. And make a dent in my To Be Read pile along the way. To Be Read: 1. A Hopeless Romantic - Harriet Evans 2. Going Home - Harriet Evans 3. The Breaker - Minette Walters 4. The Chameleon’s Shadow – Minette Walters 5. Airs and Graces - Erica James 6. Watermelon - Marian Keyes 7. Rachel's Holiday - Marian Keyes 8. Angels - Marian Keyes 9. Everyone Worth Knowing - Lauren Weisberger 10. The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory 11. The Virgin's Lover - Philippa Gregory 12. The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory 13. Songs of the Humpback Whale - Jodi Picoult 14. Haunted - Chuck Palahnuik 15. Lullaby - Chuck Palahnuik 16. Choke - Chuck Palahnuik 17. Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahnuik 18. We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver 19. Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh 20. Perfume - Patrick Suskind 21. The Child In Time - Ian McEwan 22. Saturday - Ian McEwan 23. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides 24. The Secrets She Keeps - Helen Cross 25. Body Surfing - Anita Shreve 26. The Catcher In The Rye - J.D Salinger 27. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath 28. Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov 29. Dracula - Bram Stoker 30. Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 31. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 32. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 33. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen 34. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen 35. Emma - Jane Austen 36. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen 37. Persuasion - Jane Austen 38. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee 39. Selected Tales - Edgar Allan Poe 40. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy 41. Double Cross - Malorie Blackman 42. Ash - Malinda Lo 43. Dreaming of Amelia - Jocelyn Moriaty 44. Highland Fling - Katie Fforde 45. Living Dangerously - Katie Fforde 46. Wild Designs - Katie Fforde 47. Artistic License - Katie Fforde 48. Size 12 is not Fat - Meg Cabot 49. Size 14 is not Fat - Mag Cabot 50. It Had To Be You - Sarah Webb 51. When The Boys Are Away - Sarah Webb 52. Take A Chance - Sarah Webb 53. Moab Is My Washpot - Stephen Fry 54. Babyville - Jane Green 55. The Dead Girls Dance - Rachel Caine 56. Midnight Alley - Rachel Caine 57. Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain - Charles R. Cross 58. Mr Darcy, Vampyre - Amanda Grange 59. The Ivy Chronicles - Karen Quinn 60. The Self Preservation Society - Kate Harrison 61. Brown Owl's Guide to Life - Kate Harrison 62. Forget Me Not - Isabel Wolff 63. Flowers In The Attic - Virginia Andrews 64. Interview With The Vampire - Anne Rice 65. Just Another Kid - Torey Hayden 66. Misery - Stephen King 67. Lisey's Story - Stephen King 68. Carrie - Stephen King 69. The Green Mile - Stephen King 70. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee - Rebecca Miller 71. The Wedding Day - Catherine Alliott 72. Going Too Far - Catherine Alliott 73. The Real Thing - Catherine Alliott 74. The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullman 75. The Subtle Knife - Phillip Pullman 76. The Amber Spyglass - Phillip Pullman 77. Too Close To Home - Linwood Barclay 78. The Bay At Midnight - Diane Chamberlain 79. A Million Little Pieces - James Frey 80. A Mother Like Alex - Bernard Clarke 81. Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt 82. Last Train To Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley - Peter Guralnick 83. How To Talk To A Widower - Jonathan Tropper 84. Notes on an Exhibition - Patrick Gale 85. Captain Correlli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres 86. The Flight of Swallows - Audrey Howard 87. Making Your Mind Up - Jill Mansell 88. Girl With A Pearl Earring - Tracey Chavalier 89. The Secret History - Donna Tartt 90. The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly 91. The Other Half Live - Sophie Hannah 92. All The Things We Didn't Say - Sara Shepard 93. The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters 94. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks 95. Walking On Glass - Iain Banks 96. The Book Theif - Markus Zusak 97. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood 98. Girlfriend In A Coma - Douglas Coupland 99. Memoirs of A Geisha - Arthur Goolden 100. The Host - Stephanie Meyer 101. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shafer and Annie Barrows 102. Ghost World – Daniel Clowes 103. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkein 104. I’ll Be There For You – Louise Candlish 105. The Nanny Diaries – Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin 106. Keeper of The Bride – Tess Gerritsen 107. From Notting Hill with Love Actually – Ali McNamara
  4. Thank you for my birthday wishes. :)

  5. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a fab day.

  6. Thanks for the Birthday wishes rach. It was a great day - I'll have to have another one next year!

  7. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a fab day.

  8. Woo hoo! *sounds of pounding feet as Mac dashes in and out again, waving frantically*

  9. What are you listening to? (part 3)

    Pictures of You - The Cure
  10. off out with the girlies again tonight. Can't wait.

  11. Can't wait for a night out with the girlies. Cocktails!!!!!!

  12. The Last Film You Saw

    Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang. I say watched, I mean I watched as much as I could when being distracted by two giddy kids.
  13. Your Book Activity Today - Thread 12

    Took An Education - Lynn Barber back to the library at work (me and my friend found it in the Customer Centre on our Friday lunch break ) as I read it over the weekend. Started Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger on the tram. I'm enjoying it so far, but I'm only about 60+ pages in so that could change.
  14. Thank you for the birthday wishes :D

  15. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a fab day.