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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. Books for racist children?

    This sounds absolutely brilliant, thank you for sharing! I might read this myself... ! haha I had this book in mind as I have heard great things about it, it has great reviews on amazon, a lot of teens seem to like it - Thanks for the suggestion, this does seem like a great choice. Thanks to everyone for replying so far, I'm compiling a list of these books so I can check them out. Great suggestions so far, thank you.
  2. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

    Hey bookbee8, I'm thinking of buying Noughts & Crosses for somebody I know who has quite stubborn racist views. Do you think this book will be effective in challenging their racist thoughts? How do you think a racist person would react to the story in this book?
  3. I know some racist children (/in their early teens). It saddens, shocks, embarasses and frightens me - I'm trying to educate them but am not getting through to them. Their views are rooted in their fathers' ignorance but in some ways I think they are worse then he is! However, I still have some faith in the power of books to change their horrible views. I'm looking for fiction mainly, perhaps some autobiographical books because I think they will be most effective in getting through to them without them realising. I've noticed a lot of racist views about black people, middle-eastern, arabic, indian-asian people and also Islamaphobia. [i might have imagined this, but I vaguely remember coming across a book from the perspective of a young Afghan refugee which talks of the struggles of war in his country and the struggles of dealing with the hostility received upon arriving in the UK. - would love to find this!] If anyone knows of really powerful books to get through to these kids please let me know!!
  4. Audible - is it worth it?

    Mate I would suggest you hop on iTunes, check out "librivox" - they offer FREE audiobooks in loads of languages. If you don't have iTunes I think you can downlaod through their website
  5. The trouble with kindles...

    Good to hear amazon are helpful, best to always back up your library so total damage is avoided!
  6. How annoying

    Yes! Also, when you've bought various books for up to £10 each, only to find them FREE online! Argh!
  7. Suggestions for cheap Kindle downloads

    This is a great idea
  8. The number of typos on Kindle

    Can't say I've noticed that much. No more than when I read a physical book. Apparently you get free updates of new versions of books you've downloaded so that's something I guess...
  9. Beware of the Kindle Touch 3G - 3G is not unlimited as was the Kindle Keyboard, 3G internet is only for the Kindle Store and Wikipedia access. Internet browsing is only through wifi or not at all. Something to be aware of. The Kindle fire is not really an e-reader, it's more of a multi-media tablet. The LCD screen tires the eyes. If you're looking for something to read books on primarily, you want to go for a device that uses e-ink technology, not LCD.
  10. How Many in your TBR Pile

    Oh lord. I buy and buy and buy and don't complete any!!!!!!!
  11. Has anyone read...?

    The COMPLETE works of Shakespeare? Without missing any out?
  12. Sci-Fi suggestions

    A Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'Engel
  13. Nietzsche Book Set?

    You may be interested in this perhaps? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RLE-Friedrich-Nietzsche-6-Volume-Set-Various-9780415561495-NEW-Book-/310386620984#vi-content
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