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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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    Reading, my choir, cooking, my cat
  1. What's Up in September 2017?

    Just thought I'd visit. It's been a while. Hope everyone is OK!
  2. Sara's UN challenge

    Sorry JudyM for not answering you sooner- I have set the criteria for my challenge that an author is to be born in the country I wish to cross off my list, and I like it best if that author also has lived in said country as an adult, at least for a short period of time. But I have looked at Marina Lewyckas book now and then and it seems interesting, I haven't read it yet though.
  3. Sara's UN challenge

    Added some more books I've read for this challenge. By now, I think one lifetime isn't enough to complete this. Still, every now and then I read a book for this.
  4. What's the weather like?

    Sunny spring weather. No snow anymore, open sea- no more ice. If this is global warming, I might accept it.
  5. What's up in March? - 2015

    Studying is nice to do when you've had a break from it for .. let's just say several years. But next week won't be so nice, I have to hold a presentation about what I've done so far. It's not that I haven't been doing what I should (only I could have done more of course) but it all looks so confusing now that I have to try and explain it to other people. I hope everyone is doing more or less what they want to, and you are enjoying yourselves!
  6. What's Up In November? - 2014

    Well done! The world needs blood donors!
  7. What's Up In November? - 2014

    Happy birthday!
  8. Hope all other winners are just as happy as I am- my book was in the mail yesterday!
  9. My books were in the mail yesterday! Congratulations to bobblybear and Athena, too.
  10. Books set in book shops?

    There's Laurence Cossé's book, original in French, "Au Bon Roman", I read it in Swedish "Drömbokhandeln", a good translation, it seems to be available in English as "A Novel Bookstore".
  11. What's Up In November? - 2014

    A light sprinkle of snow this morning, a nice change from the soggy grey yesterday. I will accompany three boys to an activity park this afternoon. I'm planning to study, not do any "activities"- I've taken up the economics studies again that I never finished, plus I'm studying what might be called "Information Studies" in English. That's what you need to study to work in a library- all of the studies I need are available as Open University courses and online, and if I manage to keep at it I'll be a librarian in 2016! I might be a Bachelor of economics in 2015. But somehow, that doesn't have the same appeal to me. Anyway, I've found a sympathetic teacher, am almost done sorting out the paperwork of it all, and am doing some assignments the teacher thought would be good to refresh my memory of my previous studies. Oh! And I had some mail yesterday- the books that I won in the Halloween competition! Yay!
  12. Merging Bookshelves in a Relationship

    In our house, it's me and the older son who read.. but my shelves are mine, and his are his. We may borrow books from each other, but it's always clear whose book it is. The few books my husband has, he keeps on his shelf next to his desk, they're mostly "engineering stuff". I wonder what I would have done if I had married a reader? I'm guessing separate shelves.. on the other hand, it's been 20 years since me and my husband met, and most stuff in our house is now "ours". Maybe that would have happened with books as well.
  13. What's the weather like?

    - 2 degrees C, calm and lots of stars out tonight when I went jogging.
  14. Good idea for a book in Finnish! Haven't read in Finnish since June.
  15. Halloween reads?

    I think autumn is a good season for spooky or scary reading. "We have always lived in the castle" by Shirley Jackson was a nice scary book that I read for Halloween one year. This year I might read "The ghost riders of Ordebec" by Fred Vargas.
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