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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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About DanC_84

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    Community FTW
  • Birthday 12/02/1984

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    Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
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  1. Happy Birthday Dan, I hope all is well with you & yours.

  2. In The News (Cont..)

    Yeah I am all good. People are really going to cop it tomorrow though. Its going to be brutal for some of them.
  3. In The News (Cont..)

    Incredible amount of water. The office in which I work in the CBD is under a metre of water and it is going to get worse tomorrow. Feeling for all the people that have lost their houses to the flood and moreso for those that have lost their lives. Horrific scenes from Toowoomba especially, water is just so powerful.
  4. Cheers Kylie. Myself and my family are ok. Tomorrow should be interesting though as they are expecting it to go up another metre overnight. Unfortunate that it seems a lot of lives are going to be lost.

  5. Hi Dan. I hope you, your family and friends are all OK up there in the floods. My thoughts are with you all. If I can get up there with the SES to help out, I surely will.

  6. Hi Dan and a very belated Happy Birthday. I hope you had a good one.

  7. Thanks everyone for the birthday messages. Much appreciated.

  8. Happy birthday - hope you had a good day. :)

  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a good one ;)

  10. Hi Dan! I haven't seen you around in a while. I hope you're doing well. :)

  11. The Last Film You Saw

    Going to see 'The Town' tonight. Looking forward to it.
  12. Dan's lists 2010

    Cheers, I've read a few of Marukami's other books and really enjoyed them so I'm sure I will love Kafka. Lisa Jewell's books are cool as well. Just good, easy reads.
  13. Dan's lists 2010

    If you liked 'The House at Riverton' I see no way that you would not enjoy 'The Forgotten Garden'. They are both very good, and quite similar, but if I had to choose I would probably go with the latter as my preferred. Kate is just a great author.
  14. Dan's lists 2010

    Finally finished 'The House at Riverton' by Kate Morton (titled 'The Shifting Fog' out here). It was enjoyable, perhaps not quite as much as the other Morton novel I have read, but I wish I could have had more time available so I could have read it over a shorter period of time. Still, a very good book. Kate's character development was excellent I thought, as it was in 'The Forgotten Garden'. Its an era I really enjoy reading about and I thought she described it very well. Next up I'm going to read another Haruki Marukami book - 'Kafka on the Shore'.