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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. Virginia Andrews Books

    I read these books when I was about 13 or 14 and I am now 35. I read Flowers in the Attic Series, Heaven Series and stand alone novel My Sweet Audrina. I recently picked up a series called Rain (4 books to that I think) but did not enjoy this story as much.
  2. Austen v Bronte Sisters

    This idea came to me whilst discussing my favourite classic books with a work colleague. I just wondered if you could enjoy both authors equally or if people are split into two camps. Personally I love the Brontes and find Jane Austen hard to read. I do love the BBC Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and love the various movies made over the years but just find the writing very long winded (no disrespect)! I did study Mansfield Park for A-level and Northanger Abbey also which possibly makes me a bit thick if I can only enjoy these books through discussion. In saying that I only ever read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, having watched a programme recently, I understand that I have a few more to read. Any other thoughts?
  3. Read one more book in your lifetime...

    Hopefully that would never happen! That is a really good question though! I think I would choose The Count of Monte Cristo as I have always meant to read this but the length has put me off.
  4. Fave Koontz Book?

    Strangers and Watchers - in that order! My sis bought me Strangers a few years ago when new covers were issued as my other copy had fallen to pieces! I did a re-read at this point and it still captivated me!
  5. The last film you saw - 2013

    2004 version of Dawn of the Dead Zombies are my thing at the moment!
  6. Songs You Like

    Heard Big Mistake by Natalie Umbruglia at the weekend. Such a great song but Torn seems to get more play time and can always be found on compliation albums.
  7. What are you watching now? - 2013

    I thought that I would abandon TV for this evening and watch the snow falling instead, how sad am I? We hardly ever see it though! Will not be so keen if it is still here Monday morning and I can't get into work!
  8. The last film you saw - 2013

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, This Means War, Gangster Squad and Unknown.
  9. Your Book Activity Jan 2013

    So far this year, I have bought more books than I have read! Started the year off nicely! Books Bought - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce, The Last Letter from Your Lover - Jo Jo Moyes, The Lifeboat - Charlotte Rogan, A Taste for Love - Marita Conlon-McKenna and The Rose Revived - Katie Fforde.
  10. What's up in January

    Trying it's hardest to snow where I live at the moment! Hope I do not get stuck in work! Don't mind it tomorrow when I have no-where to go and I can curl up with my book!
  11. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

    She is fast becoming my new favourite author. I read the Girl You Left Behind and Me Before You before Christmas. Both excellent and both made me cry! I have since bought Night Music and Silver Bay from a second hand book shop and then bought the Last Letter From Your Lover in Tesco on Sunday, which I am now reading!
  12. The Twelve by Justin Cronin

    I liked the look of the paperback cover so I am going to have to wait until end of April/Beg May before I get to read this. Slightly worried as I picked up the passage quite by accident and had no idea that this huge book was going to be part of a trilogy. Hope he can keep the momentum going!
  13. June's Books 2013

    I too started the year off with the unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Cannot remember who recommended it but it was on my wish list for a few months now. I was able to buy it in Asda for a good price as it is on Richard and Judy's Book Club List.
  14. Has anyone read...?

    I read it about 2 years ago. It is an interesting take on a zombie novel! Read it before watching movie, if you can!
  15. Grimm Tales: For Young and Old by Philip Pullman

    I got this for Christmas!!!