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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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Nollaig

Noll's 2019 Books (And Other Things)

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Rating System (from Goodreads)
 
1/5 -  Didn't like it
2/5 -  It was okay
3/5 - Liked it
4/5 - Loved it
5/5 - It was amazing

 

January

 

In The Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) - Cara Hunter 4/5

Cuckoo - Sophie Draper 1/5

Silent Victim - Caroline Mitchell 3/5

If You Come Softly - Jacqueline Woodson 3/5

 

February

 

Dying Truth - Angela Marsons 3/5

Fatal Promise - Angela Marsons 4/5

 

Total: 6/80

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I may or may not use this post for my Life's Library challenge. It's basically a book-every-six-weeks book club I've signed up to, lasting a year, and as I've signed up for the physical subscription I get a copy of the book, bookplates, a unique item, and the digital perks which include John Green and Rosianna Halse Rojas podcast dicussing the book, discussion questions, printables etc, and we also get access to a Discord server to discuss with other people. The idea of the book club is to step outside your comfort zone and read books you might not otherwise read, and as it's only like 8 books over the course of a year, I thought I'd give it a go.

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Hi, good to see you back! :) 

 

1 ‘loved it’ and 3 ‘liked it’ books isn’t a bad start to the year. It’s a shame about Cuckoo though, it must have been really bad for you not to even give it an ‘it was okay!’ 

 

Life’s Library sounds interesting, I hope you get some good books from it! 

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Have fun with the Life's Library :)! It sounds like an interesting concept :).

 

I wish you a nice reading year in 2019 :readingtwo:!

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On 2/8/2019 at 12:15 PM, Hayley said:

Hi, good to see you back! :) 

 

1 ‘loved it’ and 3 ‘liked it’ books isn’t a bad start to the year. It’s a shame about Cuckoo though, it must have been really bad for you not to even give it an ‘it was okay!’ 

 

Life’s Library sounds interesting, I hope you get some good books from it! 

 

Hiya! It's good to be back, I really need to get more involved both here and Goodreads - don't remember the last time I wrote a review. Might try to start writing them again here and copying them over. I now have 2 'loved it' books - the latest book in the Kim Stone series was excellent.

 

Thanks! So far I'm really enjoying the second Life's Library book, 'A Field Guide To Getting Lost' by Rebecca Solnit, it's way outside my usual comfort zone but it's really good.

 

 

On 2/9/2019 at 12:27 PM, Athena said:

Have fun with the Life's Library :)! It sounds like an interesting concept :).

 

I wish you a nice reading year in 2019 :readingtwo:!

 

Thanks Gaia! :D

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On ‎12‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 3:36 PM, Nollaig said:

 

Hiya! It's good to be back, I really need to get more involved both here and Goodreads - don't remember the last time I wrote a review. Might try to start writing them again here and copying them over. I now have 2 'loved it' books - the latest book in the Kim Stone series was excellent.

Even better :). I've been thinking of doing that with Goodreads too. I read something recently on twitter (I think it was from a publisher but I can't remember who now) about how much reviews help authors and how you should post reviews in multiple places if you can and that got me thinking. I might even go back and paste in reviews of the books I've read so far this year.  

 

On ‎12‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 3:36 PM, Nollaig said:

Thanks! So far I'm really enjoying the second Life's Library book, 'A Field Guide To Getting Lost' by Rebecca Solnit, it's way outside my usual comfort zone but it's really good.

I hope you're still enjoying it! What was the first book you got?

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