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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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Hi everyone!

 

I’m new to the forum and a huge bookworm. 

 

I’m a big fan of non-fiction and the classics, but I’m currently reading “The Luminaries” at the moment. 

 

I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to some book-related discussions on here!

 

handshedown

 

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Hi, welcome to the forum! 

 

I really want to read 'The Luminaries', are you enjoying it so far?

 

What are your favourite classics?

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Thanks, Hayley!

 

I'm really enjoying it. It took me a long while to get a handle on the plot (there are a lot of characters who are all intertwined in the same story) but, once I did, I really started enjoying it. I happily spent about 4 hours reading it yesterday.

 

I think "Jane Eyre", "Tess of the d'Ubervilles" and "The Great Gatsby" are all up there. I could re-read those three forever.

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Hi, welcome to the forum.  Jane and Tess are two of my favourites too, have fun finding your way round here (there's a section on the classics).

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I agree, all very good books @handshedown :) although there is a part of Tess I always hate. I won't bother to include spoiler quotes because I think all of us who've read it will know the part I mean!

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