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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…     
Athena

Athena's Reading List 2018

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Okay, my thread is opened for now! There are still a couple of things I might want to add, but I left some extra posts just in case I decide to add those things. I wish everyone happy reading in 2018 :)!

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Have a great year of reading :exc:. My thread is now open too.

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Happy new year and happy reading! 

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Happy new year Athena, looking forward to reading your thread this year! :)

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I'm always amazed by your organization :o 

Happy reading in 2018 :D

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Here are some mini-reviews of the books I've read the past week.

 

Loes den Hollander - Voorbedacht
This is a literary thriller by Loes den Hollander, about a woman whose child disappears, her boyfriend disappears at the same time. I found the book to be a quick read, it had short chapters and I wanted to keep reading it.

 

Dylan Haegens, Marit Brugman and Rick Vermeulen - Dylan Haegens Stripboek
I bought this because I watch videos of these people on YouTube. This comic book has a lot of short comics in it, and I liked most of them and I also liked the illustration style.

 

Anne Frank, Ari Folman, David Polonsky - Het Achterhuis
This is the graphic novel of Anne Frank's diary. I thought it was quite well done. Of course, it loses a little bit from the actual diary, but I still really felt for Anne and what happened to her, and even though I'd read the diary before, the graphic novel did make me think. I liked the illustrations.

 

Megan McDonald (ill. Peter Reynolds) - Fleur Humeur 5: Fleur Humeur wordt dokter (Judy Moody 5: Doctor Judy Moody)
I read this based on the recommendation of a good friend. I quite liked it, it was funny in some places.

 

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Today marks my 5-year BCF anniversary :D!! So in honour of that I thought I'd write a little piece about how much BCF means to me.

 

When I first visited this forum, I was looking for a forum to discuss books with other people. I googled on 'book forum' and BCF was one of the first hits. I found a very friendly community on here and I loved it. I've found several friends though this forum, and I'm very grateful for all of you lovely people. I love talking with all of you (not just about books, also about other stuff). I love going on this forum every day and reading all the new posts. I love going on the forum and post my thoughts about books I've read or other topics that interest me. A lot of you know about my autism and sometimes about my ADD and are very supportive and understanding. That to me is a rare occurance, as sometimes in real life some people in my past have not always been so understanding. I love the friendly culture of our forum. I love that we all can have our book (b)logs and post about what we read. It feels very personal.

 

In these 5 years it seems I have made 17,016 posts (which will be 17,017 when I post this). But what's way more important, is that I've made a lot of good friends on here. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for this forum and the lovely people on here and those I met through here.

 

Anyway.. that's a lot of rambliness to basically say that I love this place and I love you all :hug:.

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2 hours ago, Madeleine said:

That's lovely, Athena, happy 5th anniversary!

 

Thanks Madeleine :). Every year so far I realised it was my anniversary a few days late, so I was determined to remember it on the date this year!

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