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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…     

ashleigh

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About ashleigh

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  • Birthday 11/01/1984
  1. Which country are you from?

    I was born in Zimbabwe and moved to England when I was 5 years old. My dad was England and his family had moved to Zimbabwe when he was a young boy. Most of the rest of my family still live in Zimbabwe
  2. Marley & Me by John Grogan

    I still have this book to read, I'm really looking forward to it!
  3. Have you ever read a book that changed your life?

    really, in what way?
  4. I've nearly finished it (madly busy at the moment though sorry) so will hopefully get my review up soon!
  5. Ashleigh's Reading List 2009

    Hmm, I had just got to the lead up of the Nertherfield Ball, perhaps I should get it out of the library again and give it another go from where I left off! Thanks for the advice Janet
  6. Ashleigh's Reading List 2009

    Hehe that is a very good point! No wonder New Year's always feels like such an anticlimax, I jump the gun a little too early!!
  7. Ashleigh's Reading List 2009

    It wasn't the style or the writing I struggled with, rather the fact that it didn't really grip me or make me feel like I wanted to keep reading the story. I persevered through about the first 100 odd pages but eventually I just got bored of reading it. Then I had to take it back to the library as it had been reserved. I feel bad that I haven't finished it though. I might give it another go soon. Have you read it? What were your thoughts?
  8. Hi there! :006: Just passing and thought I'd say hello. See you've redecorated ;) Love what you've done to the place :smile2: Hope you're settling in well. :D

  9. Hey! Welcome to the Forum! I see that you are from Sussex too, cool! xx

  10. Thank you Tiger, I am glad I found BCF! :)

  11. Thanks for your review Katie It's inspired me to give it a go, I'm going to pop to the library in my lunch to pick up a copy
  12. Hello from Ashleigh

    Hi everyone, thanks for the lovely welcome
  13. Where do you get yours?

    I've recently joined the library as its very near to where I work, in fact thats what got me back into books in a big way! I'm a convert! I usually buy books for charity shops or, if I'm after something specific, from Amazon otherwise
  14. Bookmarks!

    I've been hunting around for a bookmark that I'll cherish, I'm useless at keeping hold of them usually. I currently have one that I got from a souvenir shop in Greece earlier this year
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