Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Hayley

      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…     

Recommended Posts

(I got this idea from a twitter post I saw earlier and thought it would be fun to do here!)

 

 

You have been transported into the book you are currently reading - where are you?

 

 

 

Personally I'm in the middle of a battle in the Valley of Osrung (The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie) - it's pretty gruesome  :hide:

So, where are you?  :smile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in the middle of an argument with few high class people in Russia during the second half of the nineteenth century. I am sitting quietly at the corner of the prince's house listening to these men angrily discussing... I want to join these few men.. support the disgraced who make an effort to stand for their lost rights.But I am conserned that this point of view isn't appropriate to be expressed by someone who just arrived.. and also I am, strangely, a little afraid of that powerfull woman... I am so confused right now...! We ll see.. just let the story tell...


Dostoevsky the Idiot

Edited by Poet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a Detective Inspector, in the middle of a cold case.  Murder?  Kidnapping?  Uncertain at this point, probably both.  Glenrothes, near Edinburgh, Scotland.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in one screwed up world, where police capture criminals before they commit their crimes.

 

~Minority Report, Phillip K Dick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a great idea for a topic!

I'd be in The Banned and the Banished world, in a forest being attacked by red spiders. Brrr!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am just leaving a storm damaged shopping mall that may or may not have housed the entrance to the Air Oracle. 

 

Weather Wardens 9 - Total Eclipse. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm currently in Paris in the first half of the nineteenth century. There are a lot of unhappy rich people who, I suspect, are about to become very unhappy poor people - The Count of Monte Cristo

Edited by ian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have just arrived home to my sanctuary after breaking my hand whilst on a dig in Greece only to find that my ex husband is back on the island flying rich tourists out to their holiday homes and yachts. All my friends knew and did not tell me he was back.

 

Sarah Morgan - Some Kind of Wonderful

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in a church, at night, and I've just gone all telekinetic-like and caused a yellow rose to bloom in my hand.  Oh, and there's this insanely cute guy watching what I'm doing  :roll:.

 

Lament - Maggie Stiefvater  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in a small southern town in the United States. I'm visiting a nice lady, a neighbour of mine, on a hot summer afternoon. My brother and his/our friend started playing alone and pulling me away, so I get to see the cakes she makes us first; but I have to call them before eating my share.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in London - I think - things got complicated  :P  - (Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman)

 

(is it just me or does this make you want to read everybody else's books?  :giggle2:  )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in London - I think - things got complicated  :P  - (Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman)

 

(is it just me or does this make you want to read everybody else's books?  :giggle2:  )

Totally! The first line thread gets me too :P

 

I am in a police interrogation room, with a huge butterfly tattooed on my back, recently found in a place called the garden.

 

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in the snow, about to embark in a final climactic battle above a great Wall. (No, not Game of Thrones. Sabriel by Garth Nix)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in a scorching hot Austin, Texas working as an architect for a previous one night stand who I am still attracted to whilst my fiancé works in Argentina.

 

The One That Got Away ~ Bethany Chase

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm alternating between the sweltering heat of Outremer (the Holy Land, not sure what part exactly as we keep moving around!), and autumn on Fair Isle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in an EVA suit, on the hull of a badly damaged space ship, docked at a gigantic repair ship, right beside an enemy mine stuck to said hull, trying not to get blown up. Fun times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rio de Janeiro, trying to find my real family (Seven Sisters) and the town of Midnight in Texas, where something very weird is happening (Day shift).

Edited by Madeleine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am walking through Arizona, this isn't the first time I have done this, but I have no recollection of days prior to today

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



×