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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…     
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Virginia

Historical African American Fiction

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I started this book last year but it got packed away in anticipation of our move. I don't remember what I was reading or listening to today that triggered my memory but I pulled it off the shelf in order to spend a few weeks traveling back to antebellum Charleston, South Carolina. What I like about this book is that while it is set during slavery and the Reconstruction, it doesn't FOCUS on slaves/slavery. It is a story about a family of women who leave their plantation in Beaufort (my hometown) and ventures out to a new life and opportunities. The book is called Some Sing, Some Cry, by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza.  I think this will be a book that I take my time with. I realized a while back that I tend to rush through books and I have no reason why? So a nice slow spring savoring of this book is planned. I have my lovely dock to sit out on and a cool sun room (conservatory) to escape into an hour a day!

 

https://www.amazon.com/Some-Sing-Cry-Novel-ebook/dp/B0042JSRYG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1519257996&sr=1-1&keywords=some+sing%2C+some+cry

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