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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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I am about to sign up to the Willoughby Book Club for 3 months, I just need to decide whether to go for the contemporary or classic subscription. I'm going to give it a go for 3 months and see how it works out but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these types of book subscription clubs and how you have found it.

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I don't but I have been really tempted to try one. I just looked up the Willoughby Book Club and that one looks pretty good. I'd like to see how accurate their bespoke subscription is and I like that you can request a different book if they send you one you've already got!

I'm glad you started this thread because I'm really interested to hear how other people feel about these subscriptions too! 

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I got my first book from the Willoughby Book Club today after signing up for the contemporary 3 month option. During the sign up process they ask you to tell them your favourite books and authors so they can do a better job of selecting books for you.

 

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The book came very well packaged and further wrapped in an attractive tissue paper with a bonus sticker which will probably live on laptop.

 

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When unwrapped this is the book I received. I have never heard of it before but the synopsis looks pretty interesting and I'm looking forward to reading it soon.

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Well it's very nicely presented! I like the personalised book plate. It will be interesting to see, once you've read the book, how accurately they chose a suitable book for you based on your favourites!

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