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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…     
Quinn

New name, new me.

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Hello!

 

I was on this forum for a couple years as dtrpath.  I'm not sure if anyone from a few years back remembers.

 

Anyway, a lot has changed since then.  Shortly after the last time I posted, I had a traumatic brain injury.  With that, I lost the ability to read books -- really to read and understand anything beyond the shortest, most basic text.  All writing was done with the help of predictive text.

 

So, after a year or so, I finally was able to read a book again, but it was so arduous that my love of reading was gone. 

 

It's now almost three years since my injury, and I've found that I can enjoy and understand in small doses.  I recently remembered this group (a lot of memories are gone or intermittently recovered) and I am happy to see that it is still here!

 

I probably will never be as active as I once was, but I look forward to finding out what has happened in the world of books that I missed during my injury and recovery. 

 

Happy reading!

Quinn

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Hey Quinn!

 

I remember you :friends3:! It's good to 'see' you again :D.

 

I'm so sorry about your traumatic brain injury :(:empathy:.

I'm glad you're doing a bit better since then.

The forum has changed owners and some people have left. I too am happy it is still here.

 

I hope to see you around the forum,

 

xx

Gaia

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Hi, I definitely remember you as dtrpath!

I’m so sorry to hear about your injury but am really glad you’re recovering and finding your love of reading again. 

Welcome back :smile:

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Hi!!!

Thank you for the welcome! I remember both of you, too!

 

I see some familiar names are still here.  I joined the Facebook group as well just to see what's new. Some things have changed, some see the same.

 

It's good to be back!

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Hi Quinn, sorry to hear about your injury.  I don't remember you from before so welcome back!

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Hi Quinn.

I recall dtrpath.

So sorry to hear about your injury.

Welcome back.

You don't see 

Pontalba

Chesilbeach

Chaliepud now,  rarely see Nollaig.

Still a good forum and the people are really nice.

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Hi!

 

Thanks!  It looks good.  Sad to see familiar names drop away, but I'm sure many wonderful new ones are here, too.

 

Itsmeagain, it's good to see you're still here!

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Welcome back Quinn! So sorry to hear about your brain injury, they can be absolutely debilitating. Good to hear things are gradually improving for you and hope you continue to make good progress. :hug:

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Thank you both!  I'm just plodding along.  If I head in the wrong direction on here, just turn me around and point me the correct way!

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And your new forum name is so much easier to pronounce than your old one! (far less spittle on the monitor...)

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20 hours ago, Raven said:

And your new forum name is so much easier to pronounce than your old one! (far less spittle on the monitor...)

Lolol.  Yes.  Yes it is!  😂

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Hi Quinn, I remember you too. Glad that you are on the mend, hopefully your reading ability will improve and help make new neural connections along the way?

Anyway glad you are still with us, welcome back :flowers2:

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On 9/14/2019 at 5:43 AM, vodkafan said:

Hi Quinn, I remember you too. Glad that you are on the mend, hopefully your reading ability will improve and help make new neural connections along the way?

Anyway glad you are still with us, welcome back :flowers2:

Vodkafan! It's wonderful to see that you're still around. Thank you for the virtual bouquet.

 

I have found some interesting changes, particularly in art and writing.  If I recall correctly (quite possibly, I won't), don't you write?

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On 9/15/2019 at 4:23 PM, Lau_Lou said:

Lovely to 'meet' you, Quinn. I hope you find the forum as wonderful as when you were here last. :)

Thank you so much!  It is still lovely as ever.

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On ‎23‎/‎09‎/‎2019 at 10:23 PM, Quinn said:

Vodkafan! It's wonderful to see that you're still around. Thank you for the virtual bouquet.

 

I have found some interesting changes, particularly in art and writing.  If I recall correctly (quite possibly, I won't), don't you write?

 

 I did write for a while, It's been paused for a good bit though, I intend to get back to it..

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On 9/15/2019 at 4:23 PM, Lau_Lou said:

Lovely to 'meet' you, Quinn. I hope you find the forum as wonderful as when you were here last. :)

It's lovely to meet you, too!  Happy reading.  :)

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