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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…     

Round Robin Year-long Challenge

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On 9.1.2018 at 2:14 AM, More reading time required said:


8. Frankie: Back to the King theme, but I really had to recommend The Running Man by Richard Bachman. If you've ever seen the film version with Arnie, be prepared to wonder what the hell they were thinking when they adapted it, as this version is so so much better (imo, of course :) ). 


Great choice, I think it's a book that I wouldn't have gone for myself and now I will pick it up sooner rather than later! :D   I've seen bits of the movie and it's... outstanding :D 


On 21.1.2018 at 6:56 PM, Ben said:


@frankie: I'm going to go with Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong but if it has already been suggested, Human Traces. (I'll read too, in that case.)


Birdsong it is then! :smile2:   


I'm sorry I'm so late with this, but my challenge to you is HHhH by Laurent Binet! I was happy to see the book on your TBR list, I hope you will enjoy it, as I hope to do so myself when I get a chance to read it! It's on my TBR list, too! :)


On 21.1.2018 at 6:56 PM, Ben said:
On 23.1.2018 at 10:49 PM, Little Pixie said:


 Frankie:  The Opposite of fate - Amy Tan  - One of my favourite authors, and a book I gave as presents a few years ago. :)


Sorry for the mixed up quote block! I can't figure out how to make it right... :unsure: In any case, thanks Little Pixie for this suggestion! I started reading this book ages ago and really loved what I read but never managed to finish! I'm looking forward to reading it now! :smile2:

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