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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. Julie's 2016 List

    Thanks --- I've been on a roll lately, that's for sure . I bet you've read a ton yourself !
  2. Julie's 2016 List

    Thank you Frankie I'd say the 2 that really stand out are : I'm Down by Mishna Wolff -- it's a memoir that is so funny ! and This is Not My Beautiful Life, by Victoria Fedden ... I got it from NG and just finished it ,so not sure of the publication date . Its also a memoir . Ive read several of them this year .
  3. Julie's 2016 List

    Noll, Several of them are ARC's -so have yet to be published . I need to take the time to put authors and reviews up . It just looks like a big task when I'm this far behind !
  4. Julie's 2016 List

    Nothing wrong with that We all like to read at different paces . Sometimes I slow down, then speed up, depending on my moods I guess or what else is going on that needs attention .
  5. Julie's 2016 List

    Sounds like you have a nice stash to keep you busy for awhile I actually have no clue how many I have . I don't keep track very well anymore. I've read a lot from my Kindle , so it's probably down around 150 . Then I read books for Netgalley and have maybe 30 in there that need read and reviewed. Plus I have maybe 100 audiobooks .
  6. Julie's 2016 List

    Thanks, Athena , I still haven't gotten any reviews up . Will try to get them posted soon . Yes, I guess I have read several books I enjoyed. I don't usually finish books I am not enjoying, though . Too many books, not enough time , you know ? Lots of good ones out there to waste time on the ones I have to MAKE myself keep reading . I just move on to the next . At least it's helping to bring down my TBR pile to a more manageable number .
  7. Julie's 2016 List

    Nope. just using my 5 as a top rating . I'm probably a lot more liberal at giving out a 5 , or maybe I HAVE read more really good books than I realized so far this year . I'll work on getting reviews up soon . It's grey and rainy here today so I sorta took a nap .
  8. pontalba's 2016 reading list

    Wow, those cards might be collectibles someday !
  9. Julie's 2016 List

    Yea, I've been on a roll so far this year . Reading on my Kindle doesn't make my fingers catch fire though . The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio is a really cute story. This is the second time I've read it . It's a pretty fast read , too .
  10. pontalba's 2016 reading list

    I keep wondering what we all did BEFORE cell phones and computers ? I know I was around back then, but it seems weird to think about how we kept occupied before we had a computer running in front of us all day ...
  11. Willoyd's Tour of the States.

    Good luck on your Literary Tour of the US , Will . I hope you enjoy the trip .
  12. Little Pixie`s Bookshelf 2016

    That's one of the nice things about books -- we can live in a lot of other lands and meet other people without leaving our chair !
  13. Diane's Reading List 2016

    I haven't read any of this author's books yet, but have heard others who have struggled with this one . I hope you find something else to hold your attention more . Nothing wrong with only reading 8 ! We all read and enjoy books at different paces .
  14. pontalba's 2016 reading list

    Yea, you brought up a good point about the phones. It's weird if you are out in public and watching people very much . Almost everyone seems to be talking , texting, or fiddling with their phones no matter where you are . It always amazes me when I am grocery shopping ,and there are lots of people shopping while carrying on conversations on their phone . It's funny, sometimes I wonder if they stop to think that everyone in the store is listening to their half of the conversation ?
  15. Non Fiction

    I guess maybe the original question here might have been whether we read more fiction or nonfiction . Nonfiction would definitely win for me. I used to read a lot more fiction, but like reading memoirs ,travel and true crime, and some historical books, so I'd say NF for the most part . ( Or even fiction based on a true story )