The Brontë Parsonage

This week, I have a friend from home visiting. We are both avid readers (in fact Laini has blogged for LBC in the past) and have a particular soft spot for the wild gothic stories drawn up by Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Visiting the place that kindled their imaginations and provided the backdrop for their … Continue reading The Brontë Parsonage

PICTURES – Douglas Coupland – Slogans for the 21st Century

Spotted these on the Guardian - HERE - and had to look them up. Douglas Coupland - do visit his website, it's a bit of a delight - is a Canadian author, designer and artist that I've been semi-aware of for years (he wrote Generation X: Tales for an accelerated Culture, JPod and Highly Inappropriate … Continue reading PICTURES – Douglas Coupland – Slogans for the 21st Century

BLOG – La Bohème

BLOG – La Bohème https://drneevil.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/blog-la-boheme/ — Read on drneevil.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/blog-la-boheme/ A theatre review on my other site

This months book choices

LBC Horsforth - 7.30pm @ The Old Kings Arms 9th October - Annihilation - Jeff Vandermeer LBC White Swan - 6pm @ White Swan Leeds 13th October - Educated - Tara Westover LBC 3 Reads (NEW PICK!) - 11.30am @ Cafe164 18th October - Hagseed - Margaret Atwood

National Poetry Day

The theme for this year is 'Truth' No Second Troy BY William Butler Yeats Why should I blame her that she filled my days  With misery, or that she would of late  Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,  Or hurled the little streets upon the great,  Had they but courage equal to desire?  What … Continue reading National Poetry Day

Little Free Library in Leeds Dock

This evening, while out walking through Leeds Dock, I came across this very sweet little free library! I got so giddy to see 'Take a Book, Leave a Book' that I completely botched the picture of that sign. 🙄 And it looks to be well stocked! Huzzah for literary Leeds!

LBC3Reads – Change of Plan

We chose our books for LBC3Reads at the beginning of the year. By October, we thought/hoped that the political situation in the UK would have stabilised somewhat. However...it...hasn't. So, it felt like Philip K Dick's The Man in the High Castle was just a little too...painful to read at the moment. Ditto Margsaret Atwood's The Testament … Continue reading LBC3Reads – Change of Plan

Climate Change – what can you do?

http://www.youtube.com/watch "We are living in the beginning of a mass #extinction. Our #climate is breaking down." @GretaThunberg "#Nature is a tool we can use to repair our broken climate." @GeorgeMonbiot But 1000x more is spent on fossil fuel subsidies than #NatureBasedSolutions

Wow – 2 Minute Review – Benediction by Kent Haruf

BLURB From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. … Continue reading Wow – 2 Minute Review – Benediction by Kent Haruf

Remembering Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy - the Irish author - passed away some 7 years ago last month. She was an incredible writer and person and continues to inspire to this day. My mum sent me this photo this morning - it was obviously created a few years ago but the quote is mighty and fabulous and timeless. … Continue reading Remembering Maeve Binchy