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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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Brian's Around the World Marathon

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And two more.

 

9. Argentina - The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato

52. Czech Republic - The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

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That Czech book sounds like an interesting title - it's a country I haven't done yet, so I will look that one up.

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That Czech book sounds like an interesting title - it's a country I haven't done yet, so I will look that one up.

 

It's quite an involved book but I really enjoyed it.

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Sadly as happens all too often, it is not available on Kindle

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Sadly as happens all too often, it is not available on Kindle

 

I had the same plan as you, to buy it on Kindle but I had to reserve it at my local library.

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Another book ticked off the list today, Broken April by Ismail Kadare for Albania. I really enjoyed this book and its fantastic that a challenge like this forces me to read thing that I would have otherwise missed.

 

My review can be found HERE on my book log thread.

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I read one of his other books last year, and loved that one too.

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Two more countries completed since my last update.

 

42. Chile - Last Evenings on Earth - Roberto Bolano

44. Colombia - 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

This brings my total to 26.

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Well done, Brian.  :)

 

I've let this challenge slide a bit recently - but I'm not worrying about it!

 

Me too, I don't actively look for authors from different countries but if they come along I try to remember to tick them off the list.

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Updated to include.

 

Australia - All That I Am by Anna Funder

Ireland - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Italy - The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Netherlands - The Following Story by Cees Nooteboom

Nigeria - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

 

 

 

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