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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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  • Birthday 05/16/1971

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    Leafy Surrey
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    Dogs, dog agility, reading, walking, meals out, heathy eating, dogs, reading....Oh, and my family of course! :D

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  1. Karen.d's Reading List 2018

    Karen, I received A Map of Days in the post today and I can confirm that Jacob and friends are in the fourth book, although from the blurb it looks like it is going off on a different tangent.
  2. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Watched Only The Brave last night, based on real life fire fighters in Arizona...great film!
  3. Janet's Log - Stardate 2018

    I loved Eleanor, I think there is a little bit of her in all of us. I have found it hard getting into other books since though!
  4. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    A friend and I watched this at the cinema when it came out years ago...the scene where he is posing on the bed naked with the laptop in fromt of him, we nearly wet ourselves laughing!
  5. Your Book Activity - February 2018

    Finished Still Me by Jojo Moyes (loved it) and now starting The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
  6. What's Up in January 2018

    Yep, fed up with this weather too, not helped by having a dog that loves muddy puddles and the ponds!! Thankfully we have booked to meet Steve in Dubai for half term with the kids so looking forward to a bit of sunshine! ☀️
  7. Round Robin Year-long Challenge

    Thanks @Ben, my second Steinbeck nomination, good job one of my resolutions is to read more classics this year. Very pleased to see yourself and maybe @frankie will be reading Human Traces, still one of the best books I have ever read!
  8. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Watched the second Kingsman film, The Golden Circle, not a patch on the first film and goodness knows what they were thinking putting Elton John in it!
  9. Round Robin Year-long Challenge

    Thanks @Ben for your challenge to read 11.22.63. I’ve been putting this off for too long due to its size, but no more! My Dad will be pleased too as he is a big King fan and had always been a little disappointed that I’ve only read one of his books. (Under the Dome).
  10. Janet's Log - Stardate 2017

    I haven’t read your review too closely as I bought the book yesterday, at Windsor Waterstones, but it is good to see you enjoyed it, hopefully I’ll get to it soon!
  11. What's Up in January 2018

    I hope everyone is having a week, it’s cold and dreary here but the daffodils are poking through so that gives me a glimmer of hope that Spring isn’t too far away! Obviously we have been pretty sad over the loss of our old dog but we are coming out the other side now and thinking of all the good times we had with him, of which there were plenty! I had had a nice catch up with my best friend in Windsor today with a nice lunch in Bills and of course the obligatory trip to Waterstones. I did buy three new books, not because I needed them but because they make me feel happy!
  12. Janet's Log - Stardate 2018

    Did you not do Guildford? I thought I remembered you saying you had been there?
  13. Janet's Log - Stardate 2018

    You’ll need to create your own Waterstones thread with all the piccies and reviews in it!! Have you been to the Kingston one in the Bentalls Centre? It’s not a nice building but the shop itself is large and well stocked.
  14. Round Robin Year-long Challenge

    Hi Ben, welcome to the party! I would like to challenge you to read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, one of my favourites of the last couple of years.
  15. Janet's Log - Stardate 2018

    Hi Janet, the Amsterdam one is ok but not amazing and please don’t get excited about the Woking one! If you come to the Camberley one let me know and I’ll take you for coffee! Likewise the Windsor or Guildford ones, neither are too far from me. Woking is pretty close too but I don’t go there out of choice! Oh, and I think Bracknell may have one in their new shopping centre too!