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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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    A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
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  1. I used to be able to tune out any background noise and be completely absorbed in my reading, but I have found that since getting a bit older I need peace and quiet so I can concentrate.
  2. I often buy a book following a recommendation from a friend with similar reading tastes or after reading thoughts and reviews here on BCF, I also read the blurb online and download if i like the sound of it. I do buy books just because I like a certain author or series of books as well. Before I had a kindle I visited book shops a lot more and was more likely to impulse buy because I liked the cover.
  3. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

    I agree with you! I didn't like the two main characters at all and really didn't care what happened to either of them, though I did like Go's character . I thought the ending was a major let down too.
  4. Your Book Activity - August 2013

    I read, thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend! Khaled Hosseini ~ And The Mountains Echoed Then I returned to and finished reading Gone Girl ~Gillian Flynn, it did improve for me but I was quite disappointed with it for various reasons. I have now down loaded Philippa Gregory ~ The White Queen and The Red Queen and a couple of thrillers that were on offer from Amazon. Now to decide what to read next
  5. What's Up in August?

    Hello Noll, hope you're feeling a bit better/less stressed now, take care and 'see' you around
  6. Your Book Activity - August 2013

    I tried sticking with Gone Girl for a bit longer but could feel my mojo slipping away! so I put it back on the shelf and will go back to it another time I am now three quarters of the way through And The Mountains Echoed ~ Khaled Hosseini such a good story and I love the way he writes.
  7. Your Book Activity - August 2013

    I finished The Bones of Avalon ~ Phil Rickman, I really enjoyed it and will definately be looking out for a sequel. Today I started Gone Girl ~ Gillian Flynn I haven't read much but I'm struggling all ready! so I think I will put it to one side and try again at a later date, I think it's my mood and not the book that's the problem so I might read some Sherlock Holmes instead.
  8. Frankie reads 2013

    Hello frankie Happy 5th Anniversary! Glad you enjoyed The Help it certainly is 'a keeper', have you seen the film of it? I haven't cause I don't want to be disappointed!
  9. Your Book Activity - August 2013

    totally with Frankie, you won't be disappointed with the next 2!
  10. Your Book Activity - August 2013

    Glad you enjoyed it and think it's as good as the others, I just downloaded it and look forward to reading it I started The Bones of Avalon today and I'm enjoying it so far I also had an email saying that Police (The new Harry Hole story) by Jo Nesbo is out in September! I'm really looking forward to reading it.
  11. Your Book Activity - August 2013

    I've treated myself to a kindle paperwhite and I am loving it so I have downloaded a few books (cause it had to be done even though it's a replacement and I've got plenty to read without buying more!) I have just finished A Feast For Crows - George R.R. Martin, it took me a while to get into it but once I did I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have also downloaded: A Dance With Dragons (parts 1 & 2) George R.R. Martin And The Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini The Bones of Avalon - Phil Rickman, I've enjoyed the Merrily watkins series by him so look forward to this one. There are more books but too many to list, enough to keep me going for a while anyway! I've also got Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn, on the book shelf ready.
  12. Since I was last here I have read; Phantom - Jo Nesbo. I thought it was excellent! Thursdays in the Park - Hilary Boyd. Enjoyable, feel good, quick read. Marley and Me - John Grogan. I absolutely loved it, most of the book I was laughing out loud it was so funny, I want a dog like Marley The Greenhouse - Audur Ava Olafsdottir, another easy read, I enjoyed it.
  13. Unfortunately...

    Unfortunately, PAM is currently available only with the pserver access method, and the authentication tokens are transmitted with only trivial encryption Unfortunately, Pam's logging days were over and Mike was now the laughing stock of the birding world, so they needed new careers (unfortunately PAM is very unhelpful for debugging).
  14. Your Book Activity Jan 2013

    Thank you Janet It does help, my mind was totally blank! (nothing new lately!!) Thanks for the help Frankie! I'm certain Jo Nesbo will continue to keep the mojo happy and content.
  15. Your Book Activity Jan 2013

    I've finished my first book of the year my first book for about 4 months actually! I'm so happy and relieved. It's The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson. Such a good read full of surprises! Frankie I love Sonya! (I was going to give my favourite example but can't do spoilers ) so I'm thinking of it instead. It is hard to top that you're so right. My next read will be Phantom - Jo Nesbo. I'm so looking forward to it
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