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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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How many books have you read this year?

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Just completed number 20 for the year, the first time I've gone beyond the end of April for a few years.  However, given that I'm averaging around 50 pages per book more than previous years, I'm probably reading about the same amount.

 

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Currently halfway through my 40th (book that is, not year!)    

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Halfway through my 15th book, which is ahead of my measly target of 26. :) 

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For a variety of reasons, I've had more free time this year than for a long time, and I can't deny, I've been escaping into books for a lot of it.  I finished book 92 this morning.  I know it's a lot more than a lot of people here read, but it's been my saviour for the last year.

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30 up for the year so far - a bit later than the past couple of years, but earlier than any prior to then.  Surprises me, as I've been reading more bigger books this year, whilst not finding it easy to keep momentum going. I think the latter is partly because I'm reading too many book group selections that aren't doing an awful lot for me this year.  Hope these pick up soon.

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Great going on hitting your 50th book already. Im currently sitting at 27 which should increase to 28 by the end of the day hopefully.

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28 isn't bad either Brian - we all read at different rates and as long as you enjoy the books you read that's all that matters.   :)

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Finished my 17th of the year on Saturday, which is one more than I managed for the whole of last year. 

 

Aiming for 30 this year, but will be happy if I make it to 26.

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