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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. Vlad: The Last Confession by C. C. Humphreys

    I'm up to chapter eight of this book and I'm really enjoying it. Reading it as much as I can
  2. Your Book Activity Today - Thread 12

    I finally gave up on Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. I had to return the book to the library and since I wasn't enjoying it that much I didn't see the point in renewing it. Besides, I normally finish my books way before the three week library deadlines. I took out Vlad: The Last Confessions by C.C. Humphreys, which is more my type of book. I am really enjoying it so far and find myself trying to read it at every possible chance. I only heard of it through this forum so, thanks everyone for your great recommendations I've also swapped (via read it swap it) for Eragon and Wedlock and am waiting for those to arrive
  3. Tudor - Anne Boleyn Books

    I've recently finished The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George and I would highly recommend it. This huge door stop of a book has been very well researched, is rich in detail but also gives Henry's life in a novel form from his point of view. It starts in his boyhood and goes right through his wives up until his death. I consume all of the Tudor books that I can get my hands on and it was great to finally read something from Henry's point of view. It even inspired a trip to Hampton Court Palace
  4. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

    I read this earlier in the year and loved it. I found the writing style to be a bit of a hurdle but only because I wanted to speed through the book and get to the end. I forced myself to slow down and absorb the book properly. I can't wait for the sequel!
  5. Vlad: The Last Confession by C. C. Humphreys

    I really want to read this now
  6. I know you've kinda said no to Tipping The Velvet but I read it earlier this year and it is BRILLIANT... just saying
  7. I'd also recommend The Heretic's Daughter. I read it earlier this year and it gives a great idea of how people lived in those times, the religious mania and the danger of gossip. I was quite horrified by some of the things the book talks about it and it made me very angry by the end.
  8. Great Moments in Literature

    We studied this in class and I remember choking back the tears when we finally watched the film version. So so sad For me it would have to be that great line in Jane Eyre It made me so happy when I first read it
  9. Your Book Activity Today - Thread 12

    Thank you I was very surprised by all the changes when I logged back on I read large chunks at a time and she has started three different chapters by explaining that the character had woken up and didn't know where she was. I found that annoying
  10. Your Book Activity Today - Thread 12

    I haven't been on this website in a while but I have done lots of reading I'm currently reading The Labyrinth by Kate Mosse, which is keeping me entertained enough to read but it isn't as good as I thought it would be. I'm almost half way through and keep finding myself falling asleep whilst reading it... not a good idea. Has anyone else read this?
  11. Belated happy birthday. Sorry I missed it. :-)

  12. Your Book Activity Today - Thread 10

    Well, I gave up on The Secret Scripture. Life is just too short. I've read the first few pages of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and am instantly gripped.
  13. Your Book Activity Today - Thread 10

    I finished reading The Wild Things and was slightly disappointed. It wasn't amazing. I started reading The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry and I'm finding it quite slow at the moment. I'm going to keep plodding along with it though. I also got The Historian out of the library
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