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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…     

Coffin Nail

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About Coffin Nail

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    Doing the Bodybag Boogie
  • Birthday 10/20/1968

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    Life, Death & Vanilla Slices-Jenny Eclair
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    Bury, Lancs, UK
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  1. Hello Stranger. Happy Birthday! Have a lovely day. X

  2. Dexter

    Sad to see if go but I think that's probably the right time, I'd hate it to get stale. I wonder if Jeff Lindsay will continue with the novels.
  3. What was the last text you got?

    My mum asking me if my cold was any better.
  4. Mine was from one of my best girl chums to say that 8pm was an ok time to meet up. What was yours?
  5. Bum-Dialling

    No, I haven't been calling random tramps, I mean when your mobile phone isn't locked and it calls somebody. Who was the last person you heard shouting from your pocket/bag?
  6. Dexter

    I too am a Dexterette, my lovely son has pre-ordered series 7 for me as part of my Mothers Day pressie. Very excited, brilliant cliffhanger at the end of series six. Few things in life beat a rainy weekend, a Dexter box set and a cup of tea. I've even got a Dexter hoodie. When I set about the slugs and snails with the secateurs we call it Dextering. I'm sure he would approve.
  7. Stuart MacBride

    I've just started Birthdays for the Dead. So far, so good. It's everything you love about MacBride, but Loganless. I'm fighting the urge to sack the domestic urgencies (ironing pile like K2, feral dust-bunnies, rancid salad swamp in fridge,etc) and curl up under a blanket reading the latest from the grim, beardy giggler. The king of gallows humour and the safest pair of hands in crime fiction.
  8. Darling, Delectable, Delicious Dexter

    Just finished Double Dexter and series 3 is winging its way from the Amazon Overlords as I write. There is righteous slaughter on the breeze, and quite right too!!
  9. Summer Olympics

    James Bond and Mr Bean completely stole the show. Great stuff. On the whole I enjoyed the opening ceremony. Some of it was a bit naff but you can't please everybody. Now we can get on with the sport.
  10. Summer Olympics

    I'm getting quite excited now. I'll be glad when it starts then the media can stop waffling on speculating, and second guessing what MIGHT happen. There's a buzz of excitement in the air. Work was ridiculous last night, everyone getting their BBQ essentials ready for the opening ceremony. It's coincided with a warm spell so there'll be a BBQ frenzy. Who do you want to light the torch??
  11. Eckhart Tolle

    Thanks Talisman and you're absolutely right. The only thing you CAN change is yourself. I'm determined not to sweat the small stuff today. To get through a shift with no hidden hostility or resentment towards my colleagues, to remain in the moment and conscious. Well, the whole day might be pushing it....will try for ten minutes then keep reminding myself what my plan was when I'm wanting to attack a lazy workmate with my box-cutter.
  12. What Did You Have For Breakfast?

    Much to the amusment of my OH and my son who eat worthy health conscious cereal, today I opted for Sugar Puffs and a banana and a big latte.
  13. Never Have I Ever...

    Ooh fun topic Popps. I've never read or seen Lord of the Rings I've never been to a gym. I've never had a manny/pedi I've never been ice-skating I've never eaten marmite. I've never worn stilletos I've never watched CSI I've never played conkers I've never used an iphone I've never put petrol in my car
  14. Eckhart Tolle

    I've just had a look at the website and its seems interesting. I might give it a whirl. Having said that as a dedicated Michael Moore fan, and having read No Logo by Naomi Klein, just create in me a futile rage and intense apathy. Whilst the wealth is owned by 1% who aren't subject to our laws or morals, what can I do? Protests don't work. Lobbying doesn't work...politicians are either all crooked or in the pockets of the decision/money makers. Multi-nationals paying lip service to green issues and recycling, that's a joke. All I can do is fume quietly, plant my veggies and scream obsceneties at the TV, before they cart me off to a care home that my son's inheritance will be paying for.
  15. Eckhart Tolle

    I am of the same opinion, if everybody adhered to the Coffin Nail handbook that the world would be a fantastic place. My OH informed me that meglamaniacs and facist dictators are also of the same opinion. I haven't had him killed yet, but I've informed the secret police about his wrong-thinking.
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