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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…     

MountainGirl

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About MountainGirl

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  • Birthday 08/14/1986

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  • Reading now?
    Under The Dome by Stephen King
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    USA
  1. How many books a week / month / year?

    I wish I could read that much! When its not busy-season at work and I find books that keep me interested I can do maybe 2 a month or more depending how much time I have. Over the summer when I wasn't working very much I did more like one or more a week. Now that I work full time and everything its way less (ive been reading Under The Dome since, well I don't even remember when I bought it - maybe Jan or Feb.) When does everyone read? Is there a trick to this?
  2. Erin's Recent Readings 2010/2011

    I have just recently gotten around to reading Under the Dome. I quit A Discovery of Witches, some day I will get back to it. Has anyone read Discovery of Witches that say its a must get back to? I also just bought a Kindle touch, after much time of being against it and vowing to only read real books. But I caved as Under the Dome is heavy, and hard to lug around, and I'll be taking a trip soon and I do not want to carry it on the plane! I already miss the real book (minus the pain in the but size of UTD) but I think what I miss most about not reading a real book is the bookmark. I love a) picking out a bookmark to use from the ones I've collected throughout my life, and then I love watching the bookmark get deeper and deeper into the pages as I progress. I don't think it will be an all-the-time thing for me and this Kindle, but it will be mighty convenient while traveling. I even got a case for it that has a light - I am always complaining about reading in the car at night and the boyfriend not wanting the lights in the car to be on or when we are in the ADK mountains and when it gets too dark, its annoying to try to hold a flashlight up. Does anyone have any suggestions for good intense vacation read for the beach??
  3. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 18

    I have not had time to read in a really long time! Life has been so busy - but what I have been reading here and there (including today) is Under The Dome by Stephen King. I'm almost a quarter of the way through it.. not sure if I can make it the whole way.
  4. Happy Birthday, MountainGirl, hope you have had a great day :)

  5. Happy birthday, Erin! Hope you have a fantastic day ...

  6. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    I just recently read The Help and absolutely loved it from the first page. Someone recommended it and then I saw it at a store, and decided to read the first page of the first chapter.. and when I didn't want to stop I decided I should probably buy it.. and I am so glad I did. I didn't think it was my cup of tea just from the description but once I started reading it I could not put it down.
  7. Erin's Recent Readings 2010/2011

    I've just gotten back from my yearly trip up to the ADK mountains. I finished reading The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker while was up there and also read The Help by kathryn stockett and Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult and Lightning by Dean Koontz. The Bride Collector was ok probably a 3/5 stars. I'm not running off to read anything else by Dekker right away, though I probably will if I get around to it. The Help was a really neat book, I really enjoyed reading it. I'd say it deserves 4.75/5 stars. It's intense and thought provoking. Plain Truth was good. 4/5 stars. I couldn't put it down but it wasn't my favorite book by Jodi either. Lighting was great. 4.5/5. I loved the story of Laura from her birth to the end of the book. I found my self reading, and looking at how far I had left to go, and glad that I had so much left to read. I didn't want it to end until it got to be too sify for me at the end. I had stopped reading sookie. I started From Dead to Worse and bought the remaining books I need to read.. but just haven't found my self back to them. I'm reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and plan on getting Under the Dome by Stephen King - I heard it was really good has anyone read it?
  8. The future of books?

    This is already happening to one school near me. In september this year each kid will be issued an Ipad. I suppose heavy books will be eliminated. I don't even need an Ipad.. not sure that a third grader needs one either.
  9. I'd say so! #4 is my favorite!!
  10. Erin's Recent Readings 2010/2011

    I finished The Taking the other day. I really enjoyed reading it. I'd give it a 4/5 stars. I'd never read a book about aliens so it was kind of a cool side track. I'm wondering what I should read next. Should I continue with the Dean Koontz books, go back to Sookie or try something entirely new? Decisions Decisions.
  11. I'd say they get better. I got stuck on the first one too but once I got through it and on to the next one, I couldn't stop and before I realized I had gotten through 7 of them in a hurry!
  12. Dean Koontz - Good and Bad?

    So far I've only read Whispers and part of The Taking. And I've loved everything about them (so far). I'm glad I stumbled across this topic as I was wondering if I'd love all of his books - seeing that he has so many out I start wondering if he doesn't get carried away with just getting books out and the quality falls. I'll have to try a few of the ones that have made previous top lists. Whispers creeped me out without really noticing until my dog would bark or something and I'd juuuump. The Taking has me afraid to be alone!
  13. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

    I think I really enjoyed Robert P. as Jacob. I do agree with Witherspoon being a little too old.. and not as spunky as I picture Marlena to be.
  14. Books that made you cry

    I cried reading - The Book Thief, My Sisters Keeper & I think while reading Pack up the moon as well.
  15. Erin's Recent Readings 2010/2011

    haha too funny. Yea maybe I'll do what Kylie does and break it up, maybe I'll forget all the big details! I'm reading The Taking, and only about quarter of the way through it, but I'm a little weirded out being alone in the house today! It is also raining...
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