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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. Sandra Brown books in dutch

    I havent read any of them I'm afraid, but I'm sure someone has, I can look up the english titles and see what they are and see if anyone has read them. The 3 from Loveswept are paperback short stories (looks like romance stories by the cover)
  2. Hi! I won a booklottery and expected 1 book, instead the publisher (or author wichever) sent me 6, 4 of them in dutch. I don't speak or read dutch, so I'm looking to give these 4 books a new home. Here are the titles: All 4 are by Sandra Brown Een gevaarlijke vrouw (hard cover with jacket) Liefde op de koop toe (from Love swept nr 110) Onverwachte ommekeer (from love swept nr 74) De slapende minnares (from love swept nr 14) If anyone is interested in swapping them for something in english/swedish or taking them (youll pay the shippingfee - we'll work something out) let me know! /Nali
  3. Sounds like "Codename Snake" by M.M Rumberg "CodeName: Snake is the dramatic story of a Jewish assassin operating in Berlin during WWII.Seen through the eyes of teenager Stefan Hirsch, the Nazi party ascends to power and squeezes the life out of the Jewish community in Berlin. Stefan and his family escape to Italy, but are soon arrested and sent to an Italian work camp. When Stefan's family is brutally killed, he vows revenge and manages to escape by killing his guard. He makes his way through war-torn Italy and via the underground to England. Because he speaks German fluently, he is recruited by the elite Special Air Service and trained as a commando." Alaso - welcome to the forums!
  4. Find the shortest poem :)

    The shortest couplet that forms a poem is perhaps "Lines on the Antiquity of Microbes" by Strickland Gillilan, and it goes like this: Adam/Had 'em.
  5. Everyone has to do what they think is best, but I can honestly say that the movies are far from as good as the books, and a lot more happens in the book that never made it to film. can't speak for twilight, but in most cases I find that the books are always better than the movie.
  6. Give the Shannara series a go too. They are very interesting, theres a big quest, there are elfs and men and all sorts of nasties and best of all, its more or less a complete story (the shannara triology at least) and if you want to read more than 3-4 books you can read them in any order really. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannara I would start with the Original Shannara Triology, and see how you feel when you're done.
  7. I have always loved them. I was 14 when the first book became available to me and was hooked from the start. Now I am 28 and I have just read the series for the 10th time I believe. My hubby was saying to me "You are crazy, no book is good enough to read 10 times" and he refused for a very long time to read them himself. I do have amazing persuasion skills and relentlessly wore him down, and he tried them this summer. He didnt much like the first book, as it was too childish, but he kept on going and before he knew it he had read them all in under 2 weeks, and he is not a fast reader. I highly recommend you to read these books! They are easy to read and Jo really, really manages to bring her worlds to life in your head. I love the books and I think there is a little for every taste in them!
  8. All About Connor

    Hi and welcome to the forum Connor! I think its great that you try to read, I think it's important for everyone to give it a go, you'd miss out on so much if you don't, and there really is a genre out there for everyone, so I hope you'll find some good suggestions here when you browse around! /Nali
  9. Downloading Music for MP4

    You can also transfer your CDs to your device. As far as I know, if you own the cd, you can copy it to your computer and from your computer to your mp4 device. You should have a cable for it somewhere. Since you payed for the music in the first place it is yours and as long as you keep the original to show if the government or whomever asks, that should be a ok.
  10. Me and my evergrowing pile of books are going to bed, see you all tomorrow!

  11. Nali's reads 2011/2012

    Gonna start on the Little House on the Prairie series tomorrow! Looking forwards to it very much!
  12. I think it all depends on how mature your kid is, and how much they read/have read in the past. I've read the first one of these, and I would say that when I was 11.-12 I would have loved them. I might not have gotten all the jokes, but I would have loved them. I can also say that the woman that worked in the library at the time when I was 12 would not have approved at all! Mean, nosy old bird, she actually called my parents when I checked out Brahm Strokers Dracula at age 14... It was too mature for me she thought! You as a parent is (or is it are thebest judge? Damn the english language!) the best judge of your child's level of maturity, I very rarely follow the age suggestions on books, unless it says 15+ or adults or something like that. I read the book, and then make my mind up, and lets face it, when it comes to young adults books they don't take that much time to read, and you can form an opinion pretty fast.
  13. Terra Nova

    I watched the first 3 episodes because I so wanted to like this show, but I stopped after that because I found it to be very blah and with too many uninteresting characters, and too obvious a plot.
  14. The Poetry Translation Project

    Perhaps change the words "green forest" to "deep forest" and maybe something along the lines of "Say then, once your joyous life's deep forests have been explored: "