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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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  1. Your Book Activity - May 2014

    Started The Yellow Birds by Kevin Peters this morning,an Iraqi war story. Bought Fan by Danny Rhodes,The Silence Of The Glasshouse by Martin Malone & Prayers For The Stolen by Jennifer Clement.
  2. I started A Cry In The Night by Tom Grieves yesterday-modern day crime with witches-and bought Red Rising by Pierce Brown-sci-fi-and The Wreckage by Michael Crummey-Newfoundland social story.
  3. Three quarters way through John Wilcox's WW1 novel Starshine,and will probably be reading Paul Fraser Collard's Crimean historical adventure,The Scarlet Thief next.
  4. Almost finished Far To Go by Alison Pick,excellent novel.
  5. I started Stephen Baxter's latest sci-fi novel,Proxima this afternoon,and it's very good so far.
  6. Started Ring Around Rosie by Emily Pattullo on Kindle last night.
  7. Started The Strangled Vine by M.J.Carter tonight which arrived today. It's an historical adventure set in 1837 India.
  8. The Cuckoo's Calling was my favourite crime novel of 2013,and I bought it before J.K.Rowling was unmasked as the actual author. I've never read Harry Potter,though my son has them all. Looking forward to The Silkworm.
  9. The last film you saw - 2014

    Gravity and 12 Years A Slave,both brilliant for totally different reasons!
  10. Half way though my Kindle download of The Seed Farm by Ruby Lord,and while it's quite an original idea and the story is quite good,the grammar is quite poor. There's a woeful absence of commas and full stops. Reviewers on Amazon & Goodreads haven't mentioned this,so maybe it's a dodgy download! I ordered The Strangler Vine by M.J.Carter from Wordery today. It's a historical adventure set in colonial India.
  11. What are you listening to? - 2014

    I use Spotify while I'm up here in the loft and afew of the tracks in my current top 20 are Diamonds by Rihanna,Pale Light by Dusted,Far From Any Road by The Handsome Family which is the theme for the new U.S crime series True Detective,Kenya Dig It & Kingfisher Call Me by The Ruby Suns,Hollow Talk by Choir Of Young Believers,theme from The Bridge,the Danish/Swedish police series. Also been listening to Suzanne Vega's new album Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles.That's quite an album title! Plus sounds of nature for relaxation such as Soft Mountain Stream,Ocean Surf, and Thurderstorm and Rain.
  12. Your books wish list

    I use my 'tbr' list on Goodreads which currently has 59 titles,though some have been there for a few years. Last year I created a smaller list for high priority books I want to read on Wordpad on my computer,which I delete from and add to fairly often.
  13. Started The Seed Farm by Ruby Lord, £1 buy on the Kindle last night.
  14. It certainly is! It's one of my favourites. I don't usually re-read books,but I could happily submerge myself in Replay again. I finished the 'western' Butcher's Crossing by John Williams earlier this evening,and haven't decided what to read next yet. Too many choices!