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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. Hello, i am looking for books that are similar to call me irresistible by susan elizabet phillips. Basically the book occurs in a small town, where there were different kinds of people, and then there's the perfect guy who was admired by everyone, also the heroine who just moved into the town and was instantly hated bcs of something that she had done (which is not her fault). Not to forget, the heroine was a smartass and the author sure has a sense of humor. Oh and the sizzling chemistry between both characters! The sexual tension should be so thick you could slice it with a knife. So if everyone know any books that are similar with my descriptions above, feel free to share, and if you haven't read the book yet, you really should bcs its actually one of the best books I've ever read (and i'm not even exaggerating).
  2. Autumn Saying Hi

    Hi everyone. I have always been a big reader, though recently I seem to have come to a bit of a standstill. I do want to read, but I can't seem to concentrate long enough to actually finish a book. I stop and start, reading half a dozen chapters before getting bored or just giving up to do something else entirely. I'm not quite sure what the problem is... I just seem to have lost my mojo. So, I thought I would try and find some like-minded people who can either give me some tips on how to find my mojo again or give me some recommendations of books to read that will keep me gripped long enough to get me out of this funk I have found myself in. I have been reading mainly crime the last few months (think Patricia Cornwell, Tess Gerritsen) but generally enjoy most genres and usually read a good mix. The only genre I don't really like is sci-fi, although in all fairness I haven't really read any... wouldn't know where to start if I'm honest. I don't watch much television - tending to stick to box sets, watching an episode or two at a time - so reading is my main passion and tends to be my main pastime, picking up a book any spare time I have. So not being able to read (or not being able to concentrate should I say) is a pretty big thing to me. It feels horrible if I'm honest and I'm finding myself at a bit of a loose end more and more often which just make me feel even worse. Sorry for sounding a bit melodramatic but hopefully with this being a book related forum you will all understand how I'm feeling. Any tips, suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  3. I’m planning on reading more, trying to improve my intellectual level. But I don’t have all the time of the world. What are some good reads for that purpose? I accept all (non-fiction) genres: economics, politics, religion, history… I have already read “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins.
  4. Alright, I'm looking for a series recommendation. I want something I can really get invested in! I'm a little bit picky, so here are some guidelines: -Preferrably no romance that is center to the plot. Some action on the side is fine haha -No sci-fi -I'm a little wary of dystopian, didn't like Divergent or the Pretties and some other popular ones. I did like the Hunger Games though -Very compelling character development is a must I'm excited to hear some of your recommendations! Thank you!
  5. Hi all I would really appreciate a recommendation of a book that is different, original and would shock me. Something connected to psychology, philosophy, sociology..? If you know something like that, I love books filled with analogies that are deep, meaningful and just touch your soul Maybe some abstract ideas, tough topics. Also, English is not my first language so preferably something not archaic or with exceptionally difficult words Joanna
  6. Hello and good day to you all, im opening this topic for we to have a place, where we can ask en receive recommendations. I finished reading yeterday golden son by pierce brown and im looking for something similar. Any suggestions? Thank you very much.
  7. I have recently read the fault in our starts by john green and would like to read something similar to it. I have also read Looking for Alaska by him and would like to know if his other books are any good? Moreover does anyone have any recommendations to other books I might enjoy if I enjoy these previously mentioned books? I would like to read something more classic.
  8. Hi, I've been lent The Faithless by Martina Cole & am having huge problems getting into it. My friend says that its best to start with her earlier works as she found them more enjoyable than the latest works. Has anyone else read a cross section of her books & if so could you give me an idea of which ones are better to start with? Thanks
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