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

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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

PHOTOS – Leeds Protest March

So it turns out, I really *believe* in parliamentary democracy. And when that is threatened, it's important to raise your voice. Which is what Leeds did - beautifully - this evening. Tonight's protest was primarily a Green and Lib Dem event - Labour will be protesting on Saturday. Which - FFS - IS RIDICULOUS! BREXIT … Continue reading PHOTOS – Leeds Protest March

QUICK REVIEW – Mr Kiss and Tell – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

A long time ago....we used to be friends... https://youtu.be/X56x44mVFJM Veronica Mars ran for three (EPIC first season, solid second season, slightly less impactful third season...but still waaaaay better than the rest of the YA shows from that time) seasons, from 2004 until 2007. It was hyped as a Nancy Drew for the 21st century, but … Continue reading QUICK REVIEW – Mr Kiss and Tell – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

QUICK REVIEW – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

A long time ago....we used to be friends... https://youtu.be/9tEhpdMixYI Veronica Mars ran for three (EPIC first season, solid second season, slightly less impactful third season...but still waaaaay better than the rest of the YA shows from that time) seasons, from 2004 until 2007. It was hyped as a Nancy Drew for the 21st century, but … Continue reading QUICK REVIEW – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

LISTEN – Poems for Idle Workers- BBC Radio 4

From the BBC website A series of small poems by Holly Pester, set in the brief pauses of work-breaks. Inspired by Virgil, absurdism, and sound poetry. In the year 42 BC, the Latin poet Virgil began to write his famous Eclogues (the term comes from a word meaning sketch or draft), reflecting tensions in the … Continue reading LISTEN – Poems for Idle Workers- BBC Radio 4

LBC White Swan – Book 78 (!?!) – The Kingdom of Shadows – K.W Jeter

LBC White Swan Venue: White Swan Leeds Date:  Sunday 14th of July 2019 Time:  6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing:  The Kingdom of Shadows K.W. JETER Adapted from GoodReads: K. W. Jeter, is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. He is credited with the … Continue reading LBC White Swan – Book 78 (!?!) – The Kingdom of Shadows – K.W Jeter

BLOG – Leeds Pride

BLOG – Leeds Pride https://drneevil.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/blog-leeds-pride/ — Read on drneevil.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/blog-leeds-pride/ I got Pride