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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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  • Birthday 08/04/1968

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    My faith, my family, my community, books, school, quilting, writing, cooking, homemaking, nature and history!

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  1. What are you watching now?

    Just finished the Northern Exposure series and a bitter disappointment THAT was! Ah well, it was really good when it was good.
  2. What are you watching now?

    Still at work but when I get home, it will be Northern Exposure and then Roots
  3. What are you listening to? (part 3)

    This really cool cd collection of movie themes!
  4. Has developed a major crush on Rob Morrow. The 5th season of Northern Exposure and he begins to look delectable...Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) you have competition.

    1. pickle


      My friend had a massive crush on him too so you are not alone, you know he called his daughter 'Too'!!! so hollywood :-)

    2. poppy


      I always thought Chris Stevens the local DJ was pretty cute. Loved that series.

    3. Katrina1968


      I like Chris but he talks WAY too much and could never be decisive. Drove me crazy. Then the weirdness with Maggie was mind boggling! Naw, I still droll for Joel! LOL!!

  5. What are you watching now?

    Midsomer Murders. Hooked I am!
  6. What are you listening to? (part 3)

    A book on tape! Death of a Valentine, by M. C. Beaton
  7. 50 Shades of Grey

    frankie, I understand what you are saying but maybe I did not clarify myself. The customer and I had a lovely and lively conversation about the book and she saw me and I saw her and we had a laugh over the book. But I stand by my statement about not being embarrassed about buying whatever takes your fancy.
  8. 50 Shades of Grey

    I'm prudish I'll admit but not as prudish as I could be. It just seems to me its not sex that is the issue its the need for the violence that's attached to it. I don't go for that "hurts so bad its good" nonsense. Making love is between two people that have a deep and loving relationship. Sex is between two people that are sexually attracted to each other and aren't necessarily looking for long term commitments. Sex and pain is just a deviant that I can't latch on to but to each his creepy own! I did find it embarrassing when this 60ish year old lady came into the store and bought the book. She looked so uncomfortable and said she was getting it for her daughter. Her daughter would read it and then tell her about it or she would read it herself. I'm like "wow, I know all there is to know about my daughter but I'll be damned if I want to know THAT part of her nature!" And yes, I said that to her. If your too embarrassed to buy it then don't buy it and try to make excuses.
  9. What are you watching now?

    Thanks Timstar! Change in viewing plans, I just finished a Midsomer Murder Mystery: Garden of Death and now I'm watching season one of Northern Exposure!
  10. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

    I love this book and have read it several times! I love the village feel to the book. It just puts me in a happy place!
  11. What are your top three classics?

    My favorites are The Hobbit Gone with the Wind Anna Karenina
  12. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    I picked up my copy of GWTW and couldn't put it down. I also picked up a copy of the movie that I'll be watching this afternoon!
  13. What are you watching now?

    LOTR Fellowship of the Rings followed by Gone with the Wind to be followed by Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe rounded off by Eargon. My back is killing me and I'm recliner bound so this is my schedule for the day.
  14. The Chronicles Of Narnia.

    What I found was that if I couldn't afford but one book at a time, when I finished one and went to purchase the other, the store would be out.Talk about frustration!
  15. The Chronicles Of Narnia.

    I have the individual books (only because I'd pick them up at yard sales and such). I find having the all in one perfect because you go straight into the next story. I've found that when customers come into the bookstore looking for the next book, its always out of stock.