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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…     

AbielleRose

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About AbielleRose

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    Book Hoarder
  • Birthday 06/20/1985

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    Humans of New York Stories
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    Female
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    North Dakota
  • Interests
    A little bit of everything. Cats, knitting, kittehs, writing, painting, meowing, coffee consuming, snuggling and medieval torture researching.

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    http://stainedglassinthenight.wordpress.com/

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  1. What's Up in April 2017?

    Well done, Virginia!! Seems like the Spring Cleaning Bug has bitten you, too. I've been on a mission to clean out my apartment of all the little cluttery things I don't need and have been separating them into "sell" and "total crap" piles. I'm hoping I can get a nice chunk for the sell pile and have a charity come pick up the other one next week. The next job is to clean out the car, which I hate with a passion.
  2. Health and Fitness

    Well done, Onion Budgie! I have to go in on Monday for Iron and Magnesium blood tests because my doc thinks I'm low and that's contributing to my leg/foot pain. I gave up red meat about a month ago and just added it back in to my diet. Kind of bummed because my blood pressure this week was FINALLY 120/65 and it seems like cutting out red meat was the big factor in it going down. Next week my doc wants me to start a 2 protein shakes a day followed by a pimped out salad routine. Have any of you guys had success with weightloss shakes? I'm researching brands right now (since I'm in the US I doubt we'd have the same brands) and it seems like Herbalife is a good one.
  3. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    Friends. No matter how many times I've seen it, I never get tired of it.
  4. Your Book Activity - April 2017

    I haven't read since Tuesday night (4 hours of HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban) so tonight I really want to just sit down and finish Crown of Wishes. Starting the audio book now while I do some cleaning stuffs.
  5. What are you drinking just now?

    I just made up a bottle of iced tea with sugar free raspberry syrup. Soooo good and refreshingly cool for spring! (I had to turn on the air conditioner because my apt was 25c when I woke up this morning!)
  6. What's Up in April 2017?

    Thanks Athena <3 I hope you have lots of fun, too!
  7. What's Up in April 2017?

    Happy Easter (or Passover if you're Jewish ) weekend, everybody! Hope you have fun today! I'll probably be cleaning and watching movies with my much anticipated homemade nachos and sugar free pudding with whipped cream and Oreos dinner. Oh, so traditional Its my first holiday since my Winny kitty died 3 weeks ago and I am still feeling really sad (I used to be a bit weird with holidays and would spoil him with food and new toys like a mama with a kid, lol) without him so I just want to keep busy and try to have fun.
  8. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    I've been on a bit of a Glee kick lately (mainly because I got addicted to Supergirl/The Flash/Arrow and the main guy in The Flash and the main girl in Supergirl were Glee alum.) I wish Glee could have gone on forever! *weeps*
  9. What's the weather like?

    The weather is pretty nice here. 60, sunny and a little breezy, which is perfect. This morning the fog was so dense you could barely see a creeper in front of you!
  10. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    I'm watching the first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film right now.
  11. Michelle's Reading Adventures 2017

    Yay!! So jealous of you
  12. Michelle's Reading Adventures 2017

    Aw, l loved This Savage Song (but as you know, I'm a big mg/ya fan so...) Did you already go to Laini Taylor's signing?
  13. Abielle's 2017 Reading

    I hope you enjoy it when you get it! I love Veronica Roth's writing style, but there was definitely some hesitation after what she did in Allegiant, lol. I wasn't 100% sure if I could trust her again. Roshani Chokshi is an incredible writer. She's the sort who paints pictures with her words (she's Indian and her books are full of Indian culture that I've had to stop reading and Google. Its a bit hard to start and stop like that, but if you can handle it its soooooo worth it!) She's by far my favorite and most anticipated for future works.
  14. Abielle's 2017 Reading

    The first novel I finished this year was Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. I was a bit hesitant to trust Veronica's writing again after she broke my heart with her Divergent series' ending. One thing is for sure, she is extremely talented at creating worlds. Carve the Mark is a science fiction romance set in a solar system unlike any I've read about before. The characters, especially Cyra, are well written and come to life quickly. Cyra's "gift" is a gift of pain. Not only can she inflict it if she touches another, but she feels pain herself all the time. I think part of why I connected so well with her is because I, too, suffer from a chronic nerve pain disorder. The way the author would describe the worst of Cyra's flares was exactly what I could relate to because its how I have spent much of my life over the last few years feeling. I've never read a novel with a character who shared that part of my own experience in life with before. Thankfully, it is just one book in a brand new series. I'm already looking forward to the next one.
  15. Abielle's 2017 Reading

    (still in progress of building) TBR Pile of Doom Already Own A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (currently reading) The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Heartless by Marissa Meyer Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscaico The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones Beauty and the Beast Novelization by The Disney Writers The Shack by W.M. Paul Young Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heillig Dorthy Must Die by Danielle Paige Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner Zodiac by Romina Russell How To Hang a Witch by Adriana Mathis Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Unrivaled by Alyson Noel Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke Outlander by Diana Gabaldon The Chaos of the Stars by Kiersten White Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins Special Feminist/Strong Women in History Section Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai *Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank This Fight is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren Michelle Obama: A Life by Peter Slevin Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irin Camron Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher Make 'Em Laugh by Debbie Reynolds We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis Pre-Ordered Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz A Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh Now I Rise by Kiersten White Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab Warcross by Marie Lu Wishlist William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport The 100 by Kass Morgan (looove the TV series) The Dark Days Club by Allison Goodman Starflight by Melissa Landers These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. by Martin Luther King Jr. Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr. Non-Violent Resistance by M.K. Gandhi Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai by Jim Colucci Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham *reread
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