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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…     

Wilde Lily

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  1. Hi Lily, just to let you know I watched the finale of Season 4 of Dexter the other day. How mental was that ending? Incredible series! Probably the best one yet. Either that or the first one. Great stuff.

  2. What is this, you are twenty now! :) ah me but you look it eh. I hope you had a little spoiling eh? Something dramtic and a itny bit magical.

  3. A belated Happy Birthday for yesterday! :balloons: Hope you had a fantastic day! :D

  4. Ah how dear to finally have the answer from you , little missing in action!. I pray God that you have been alright and blessed, oui , and happy! Merry Christmas!

  5. Hello, Wilde Lily. Just thought I'd pop in and wish you a Merry Christmas! :D

  6. The following books left a mark on my way of thinking about social issues such as poverty, equality of the sexes, racism and bigotry, and religious hypocrisy. Night by Elie Wiesel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Madame Bovary by by Gustave Flaubert The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shire A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster Washington Square by Henry James Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  7. The best short novel of all-time ?

    My favorite: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Also: 84 Charring Cross Road by Helene Hanff Daisy Miller by Henry James The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Looking for French Authors

    If you like mystery novels or psychological novels I highly recommend anything by George Simenon. He's one of my top five favorite authors. His books are short intense. I always get lost in Simenon;s books from beginning to end.
  9. That sounds like a good book. I've added it to my wishlist.
  10. Never ending BOOK titles: words in common

    All QUiet on the Western Front ~ Erich Maria Remarque
  11. Thats great to hear! I enjoyed season 3 for sure but I long for the awesome days of season 1. Episode 3 of Season 4 was on the other day and I', liking the way its panning out. Back to the good old days of the mental serial killer!

  12. Here in the USA the last episode of season 4 aired on Sunday. I'm going through withdrawal! ;) Season 4 won't let you down, I promise! I envy you watching it for the first time. :)