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      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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Vandals sentenced to read books about racism and antisemitism

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That's fantastic! What a great idea.  Books can have a huge influence on you when you're young. I still remember the impact reading the school set books Black Like Me and The Grapes of Wrath, had on me. I hope more judges pick up on this way of dealing with mindless bigotry.

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This seems like a good idea, I hope it will have a positive influence on the teenagers.

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That's a really good idea. Hopefully these boys will learn their lesson.

 

In the meantime, I'm off to break Stephen King's windows, so I can be sentenced to read all his books!

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That's a really good idea. Hopefully these boys will learn their lesson.

 

In the meantime, I'm off to break Stephen King's windows, so I can be sentenced to read all his books!

Sorry Ian, tearaways like you need to learn to sit quietly and not be over-stimulated by the likes of Stephen King novels! You will be prescribed, 'The Wonderful World of Concrete' and 'An In Depth Study of the Colour Beige, the Non-Illustrated Edition.' :tease:

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 'An In Depth Study of the Colour Beige, the Non-Illustrated Edition.' 

 

The illustrated one is quite risqué, I've heard.  :o 

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Sorry Ian, tearaways like you need to learn to sit quietly and not be over-stimulated by the likes of Stephen King novels! You will be prescribed, 'The Wonderful World of Concrete' and 'An In Depth Study of the Colour Beige, the Non-Illustrated Edition.' :tease:

 

Fifty shades of beige? :P

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I read about someone that's been buying hundreds of copies of 1984 from an indie bookstore in San Francisco and just leaving them on the corner. Two other people have done similar with The Handmaid's Tale and Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts. All were gone within the days they were left. :)

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What a great response to this thread, I'm so pleased.  Would love to see this taken up around the world, and when appropriate, it could be used as an suitable punishment.

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