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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…     
Michelle

Competition - Colour Me Mindful [Closed]

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I know some of you are interested in the 'colouring for adults' books - Orion have a new range published at the end of the month, and they're very kindly offering a bundle for a lucky member of the forum!

 

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Discover a world of beautiful artwork by illustrator Anastasia Catris with three different themes to inspire and calm your mind – Underwater, Tropical and Birds. Each book features 64 pages of original designs that will sharpen your mind as you colour. It is a fun and relaxing form of therapy which you can indulge in every day.

 

This one is UK only I'm afraid, as the publisher will be sending out. Closing date is Sunday 19th July. How to enter? Just tell me in this thread what else you do when you need to relax - apart from books, that is! ;)

 

Good luck!

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A long, luxurious soak in a hot bubble bath with a glass of wine... and a good book, of course! Candles, low lighting, soft music playing, and the door locked - no kids coming in and screaming for Mummy, no hubby asking where something is...

 

... Yeah, one can dream - LOL!

 

I actually go to the gym to relax. I know that sounds weird, but I go to the gym, work out like a beast, go for a swim, then I treat myself to a few minutes each in the jacuzzi and sauna to finish off. It's the only place where I don't have to talk to anyone or be anything to anyone - I can just be me and do something for me. It's my bliss! :)

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Making doodle/zentangle artworks. My current obsession is geometric designs of A4 size, but they are getting bigger  :D . 

 

 

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There is no better way of relaxing for me than to spend time with my dogs, maybe a long walk, especially if we can get up to a secluded favourite viewpoint, sun shining, cool breeze, just lovely for us all. Agility training with Jojo can be relaxing too, it may be physically tiring but there is no better way to switch off my brain to the rest of the world than to completely focus on the dog, my communication to her and the equipment we need to master. :)

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I love to make stuff.  Some days it's cross stitch, some days it's knitting and other days it's being creative in the kitchen.  It all depends on how I'm feeling at the time but I always get a great sense of satisfaction having achieved something at the end.  Especially when that achievement is a yummy cake or a tasty biscuit to have with a cup of tea :D

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Sorry for the delay, I'm still trying to recover form YALC! Anyway, thanks to random.org the winner is Kell! Congrats - send me your address, so I know I have the right one for you, and I'll pass it onto the publishers.

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I totally forgot to mention these arrived the other day (sorry - very remiss of me - I thought I HAD come back and posted, but obviously I was wrong about that - LOL!). They are absolutely stunning and I can hardly wait to start colouring! Just waiting for a rainy day when I have finished the housework so I can sit the kids down and we can all colour together - they with their colouring books, and I with mine! :)

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