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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 learned that during the time of Alfred the Great (870s), there was a part of England that was known as the 5 boroughs, it was controled by the Danes. I live in NYC and we have 5 boroughs. Now was that intentional? Did they break it up into 5 boroughs to follow what was done so many years ago, or was it just a coincidence? Sometimes there are more questions!! :D

 

 

I don't know wether i have learned something here or been set a homework assignment :blush:

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And New York used to be part of the country called New Netherlands, busy91, go figure! :D

 

It's only 8:22am here so the only new things I've learned today so far are from reading this thread! Thanks guys :blush:.

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I learned that during the time of Alfred the Great (870s), there was a part of England that was known as the 5 boroughs, it was controled by the Danes. I live in NYC and we have 5 boroughs. Now was that intentional? Did they break it up into 5 boroughs to follow what was done so many years ago, or was it just a coincidence? Sometimes there are more questions!! :)

 

That's really interesting!

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It's only 8:22am here so the only new things I've learned today so far are from reading this thread! Thanks guys :).

 

It's ten past three where I am and I've been to work and still the only new things I have learnt today are from this thread!!!

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... it is!! I remember seeing a racoon in a zoo once when I was little, somebody had thrown the little fella a cracker and sure enough, he was cleaning it :)!!

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... it is!! I remember seeing a racoon in a zoo once when I was little, somebody had thrown the little fella a cracker and sure enough, he was cleaning it :)!!

 

Did it dissolve? And if so did he look at you like 'What the hell just happened?'

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As a parent School closures aren't as much fun as they were as a child

 

maybe...but great for us teachers!! yipeeeeeee :)

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The Great Wall: China Against The World by Julia Lovell

 

thank you :)

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While searching for directions on google i discovered that there is a second hand bookshop just off a main street that i walk down at least 3 times a week. Apparently it's been there for 15 years! Shame on me. I plan to go there this weekend

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This morning I learned that Poppy's Avatar is by an artist called Hundertwasser, so I looked him up and I love his style. Searching e-bay for a book about him....

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While searching for directions on google i discovered that there is a second hand bookshop just off a main street that i walk down at least 3 times a week. Apparently it's been there for 15 years! Shame on me. I plan to go there this weekend

 

That's a really nice little find :D Hope you find some good deals!

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This morning I learned that Poppy's Avatar is by an artist called Hundertwasser, so I looked him up and I love his style. Searching e-bay for a book about him....

 

I like when things like that happen

 

That's a really nice little find :D Hope you find some good deals!

 

Thanks. Can't believe i never knew about it before though, you would have thought someone would have told me. Peoplemust know about it otherwise it wouldn't still be in business after all this time :D

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I can't do my cross-stitch without my specs and a good light.....great getting old :D

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Today I learned that our 4th president, James Madison, was only 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighed less than 100 lbs. No idea how this will come in handy later in life, but I thought it was interesting... :D

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Today I learned that our 4th president, James Madison, was only 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighed less than 100 lbs. No idea how this will come in handy later in life, but I thought it was interesting... :D

 

 

Not someone you'd picture as a leader

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Not someone you'd picture as a leader

 

The thought of him kind of reminds me of that little person in the movie elf. I think his character's name was Miles or something... He was little but he could kick some serious a**.

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Love that film :D

 

"If you're santa what song did i sing to you on your birthday?"

"happy birthday"

"damn!"

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Love that film :D

 

"If you're santa what song did i sing to you on your birthday?"

"happy birthday"

"damn!"

 

:lol:It is a great movie!

 

"Buddy the elf, what's your favorite color?"

 

I should start answering my phone like that!

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Scary movies are only scary if you are under the age of 12. Chucky just provided me with more laughs than Gavin and Stacey ever has

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Magnificent song, The song at the start of Trainspotting where Ewan McGregor is doing his "choose life... choose blah, blah, blah" speech is also by Iggy (Lust For Life)

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