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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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ratpenat

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Hi, I'm Ratpenat and I'm from Spain. I just joined because I am reading quite a bit in English. I usually roam around a Spanish book forum but if I am going to read in English I should join a forum in English as well. Let's see if everything goes well :)

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Hi, welcome to the forum! :) 

 

I wish I could read in multiple languages. One of my favourite authors is Spanish (Carlos Ruiz Zafón) and I'd love to be able to read his short stories that haven't been translated!

 

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Welcome to the forum. Tell us a little about the type books that you like.

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Thank you Hayley and Muggle not. Well I read pretty much anything that has letters on it.  I just finished White Fang by Jack London which was surprisingly good. Now I started Necronomicon by Lovecraft, though I am not enjoying as much as I should because it is extremely hard to read, unlike White Fang which was very easy. My favourites would be a mix:

-A confederacy of dundes by John Kennedy Toole.

-The count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

-The Shack by Vicente Blasco Ibañez.

-Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell.

-The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.

 

And I could go on I guess :mrgreen:  Those came before to my mind so I guess those are my favs.

 

I also like to write and I used to do it all the time. Nowadays I don't find the moment to do it with all the responsibilities I must attend. But hopefully I'll be able to do so once more in the future. 

 

I'll make sure to browse the forum to see what is there :)

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7 hours ago, ratpenat said:

 Well I read pretty much anything that has letters on it. 

I agree with this completely :lol:

 

I've only read The Hobbit, out of the books you listed, but I love that!

 

We do have a Writer's Corner here but you need to have posted ten times before you can use it. You're more than half way there already though! (There may also be a writing competition coming soon...) 

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10 hours ago, Hayley said:

I agree with this completely :lol:

 

I've only read The Hobbit, out of the books you listed, but I love that!

 

We do have a Writer's Corner here but you need to have posted ten times before you can use it. You're more than half way there already though! (There may also be a writing competition coming soon...) 

How do these competitions work? I have taken part in a forum writing competition before and we enjoyed it very much.

 

 

Lau_Lou thanks!

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7 hours ago, ratpenat said:

How do these competitions work? I have taken part in a forum writing competition before and we enjoyed it very much.

 

You would send the piece of writing to me, I'd post each entry for everyone to see (so nobody else knows who wrote each one) and then members can vote for their favourite! I'll include detailed instructions in the announcement though :smile:

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5 hours ago, Hayley said:

 

You would send the piece of writing to me, I'd post each entry for everyone to see (so nobody else knows who wrote each one) and then members can vote for their favourite! I'll include detailed instructions in the announcement though :smile:

Okay!

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