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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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  • Birthday 10/25/1972
  1. What TV series would you bring back?

    I loved that too! No one else seems to have heard of it :-(Also.... Dead Like Me American Gothic Studio 60.... West Wing Newsroom Northern Exposure Not sounding very british am I? How about: Hamish Macbeth Chandler & Co
  2. The Last Film You Saw - 2015

    Blackfish I'll never go to Seaworld
  3. The meaning behind your forum names

    I don't like McEwan either - miserabilist!I'm after a character in one of my fave films - Marion from Raiders of the Lost Ark!
  4. What are you listening to? (part 3)

    The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
  5. Suggestion for Family type books

    Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale A wonderful book - flits back & forth through time, different chapters from the perspective of the different family members of a renowned but mentally unstable artist... possibly sounds a bit grim, but I found it strangely uplifting
  6. Unpopular opinion!

    Totally agree. I thought my problem with Wuthering Heights was that I read it in my cynical 30s, rather than as a romantic/hormonal teenager... Can I put Atonement out there? McEwan - Miserable!
  7. Long time no speak! Thanks for birthday greetings!

  8. Glee

    I love that name Gleek!
  9. Can't put a bad book down?

    Ah Anika how I wish as was as strong as you! I've had a couple of particularly unpleasant or annoying reading experiences, yet I've felt compelled to complete them - why, why, why when as you said there are so many better books out there?
  10. I've still got some that I should have read when I did my degree back in (ahem) 1994 that I still haven't finished/got around to opening! (Hello Dante!) They look great on the shelf though!
  11. Times Best 100 books of the decade

    So, saw this list in the Times today: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_reviews/article6914181.ece embarrassed that I have only read a handful! But what do you think should have been in there?
  12. Lucky you! I've just finished Tattoo, and need to get my grubby mitts on Fire. Hope there's more Lisbeth, less Mikael! (Sorry I found all the financial/Wennerstrom stuff a bit dull!)
  13. Last thing I saw was Up in 3D (it was my birthday treat!) Hubby & I loved it- kids got so scared they threw away the 3d glasses!
  14. Dollhouse

    That sucks - what is wrong with the American networks???? Don't they understand that people want interesting, challenging drama? Firefly & Serenity anyone? Whedon rules!
  15. Finishing a book... starting a new one

    I tend to go straight to the next one that's waiting, but I do usually have 2 or 3 on the go at the same time.... usually lying around in different rooms, so I'll pick up whatever's nearest