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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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    Books, films, tattoos, piercings, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, post-apocalypse, etc..
  1. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 14

    Bah, I finished that book, but barely. The beginning especially was a little tough on me, not all that interesting. Shows you that people do have different opinions. Finished Dune today, LOVED it. Ordered the second in the series immediately, but delivery time can be till 7 working days (always with non-dutch books) so I started Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey. Just the right mix of fantasy and sci-fi.
  2. Castle

    ^Yessss, have seen that, and recognized it for what it was. Space Cowboy. I thought, hey I know that costume. I have actually the dvd box for season 2, won it in a competition, woohoo. Ahhhh, love Castle, we still have some episodes for season 3 to go here thankfully, just started on telly, sometimes being behind on the US is no bad thing.
  3. Factoring Humanity

    Sounds promising, especially when reading the bit about it on Goodreads; Put it on my TBR list.
  4. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 14

    Read a few more pages of Dune, not much since I haven't had much time, will try to get in some more pages before 8.30 pm here.. because then Criminal Minds starts on telly and then no way I'll be reading for three hours (CM, then CM suspect behaviour, then again CM) and then it's bedtime.
  5. I recently read Dead Until Dark and was quite disappointed. I love the tv series, loved Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake series so the genre isn't all bad, but this book just seemed so.. bland. I wasn't impressed. Do they become better? If you guys say no, I won't bother with the rest.
  6. Pets ~ Part Two

    Thanks you! And this is one of our two, this one's a Bouvier (des Flandres).. we also have a little Yorkie, but she's not as tolerant and has to be kept out of the way as of yet.. takes her months to get used to a newcomer.
  7. If you think this is bad, try joining a site as Goodreads.. since I've joined there I've got like 150 books on my TBR list. It's too easy to add a book there. Is a good thing maybe I don't have that much money to spend on books hehe.
  8. Pets ~ Part Two

    Haha.. Cookie your cat looks so happy wearing that "hat". Hum, don't think Jamie would leave it on long enough to take a pic. Today it was nice weather. Nice weather means pets in the garden, means pet pictures. Most lovely ones; Our pretty Fay; I love her little curly tail, and look at her lower lip, it's the cutest thing, she has this black spot in the middle of her lower lip (and gums).. so funny! Love our little lady. Fay, Jamie and in the background, Donar; Ain't they cute?
  9. If you could only have five foods

    Chicken Beef Lettuce Corn Noodles Just to be generic here, but I can make nice things out of this. My fav veggies, and fav meat, and fav other stuff.
  10. Favourite sports?

    I hate watching any sports, sometimes I can like a bit of (don't know the english words so ehh) horse sports, jumping and the stuff on music? And some figure skating. I hate doing sports.. except I recently joined a gym, now actually months back.. and I ADORE zumba. Great music, great work out, I do it twice a week now with one or two hours at a time. Sometimes, fitness too but that's just because I need to, not love to. But am more of the dancing kind. Zumba's fun, salsa, reggaeton, etc.
  11. Never had a problem with books. Films, yes, possibly. But books have never scared me that much. But then again I LOVE the dark.
  12. The Vampire Diaries

    I am just taking my time rewatching the older episodes. Things always seem so different second time around. Like reading a book for the second time. I am also still waiting for new True Blood episodes, but since I got hooked on VD, well right now I am not in the TB mood. Anna Paquin can be so annoying. True Blood is a summer series for me, VD right now please.
  13. Do you use your local library...?

    Today I got Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark from the library. yes, I am finally starting the True Blood books. I love the series, always meant to read em, but didn't quite want to spend money on it till I knew if I liked em. It's hit or miss for me with books like this. Only downside about library books; someone doodled and scratched on the page of the.. blast, now I forgot what that's called.. the page where the author thanks special people. I totally and utterly forgot the english word for it. But anyway, someone did enjoy themselves with a pen there. Can't understand those people, it's not your book, so quit it!
  14. Pets ~ Part Two

    Aww, seems our itty bitty Fay of just 5 months is, how you say it I don't know, coming in heat? For the first time already.. you know, ready to mate? better call the vet tomorrow. *sighs* She's so tiny still, in my eyes she is still a baby, know it can happen this early though, she's early with everything.
  15. Pets ~ Part Two

    Aww well thanks ladies.. but I guess I am spoiled, my ex used to have this really fancy camera that let you take amazing shots, but I just have this red Samsung digital camera (don't ask me more about it hee hee, I just know that).. and in bright daylight it's fine, but when it's slightly darker, it is blah.
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