#NowReading – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern) has been recommended to me by a few friends - and repeatedly by @Scampykat. So in my ‘week off’ from book club choices, I’ve decided to give this a go. A second hand copy conveniently appeared in a charity shop window (score!) so it feels like fate...magic perhaps 😉 The … Continue reading #NowReading – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

LBC Horsforth – Unchoices for our February meeting

At our latest meeting, we pulled Normal People by Sally Rooney out of the hat for our April book. Here are the books that didn't make the cut (this time!!) Three Women - Lisa Taddeo To Calais, In Ordinary Time - James Meek The Black Tides of Heaven - J Y Yang American Dirt - … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Unchoices for our February meeting

Harrogate – Agatha Christie

FINALLY managed to visit The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate a few weekends back. For Agatha Christie fans - this is the location of her mysterious ‘disappearance’ back in 1926 for 11 days. For a fuller version of the story, click HERE The story goes that in late 1926, Agatha’s husband Archie revealed that he … Continue reading Harrogate – Agatha Christie

NOTE – Rearranged White Swan Book Club due to the weather

Due to Storm Ciara, I’ve decided to rearranged our #LBCWSwan. No point in people travelling unnecessarily while the winds are up! Instead of meeting tonight, we will meet next Sunday, the 16th to discuss Melmoth by Sarah Perry.

Irish Eyes – Poets and Writers

On a recent trip home, I popped into the National Library and spotted this beauty. The painting is by the Danish artist, Claus Havemann. He has worked out of a studio in Cork for almost forty years. Who's who? The writers and poets shown in the painting: Samuel Beckett, Molly Keane, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, … Continue reading Irish Eyes – Poets and Writers

FILM – Alive Inside

Did you know that 850000 people in the UK are living with a form of Dementia? And that's due to rise to 1 million by 2020, increasing to 2 million by 2050? Because - while I was aware that the numbers are high and that we're an aging population - I hadn't joined up the … Continue reading FILM – Alive Inside

Reminder – White Swan Book Club is next week

Not tonight. This is to facilitate New Years and getting back into the swing of things!

Book shop advert in Ireland

Well played Easons

The Library Chair

My mum pointed out to me a new feature in here little reading nook - a library chair. So called because it serves two vital functions - it provides a little step ladder, for those hard to reach books... Here's a sexy side view... And by folding it over, you get a chair to read … Continue reading The Library Chair

The Witcher – The Last Wish

Last year (like a fortnight ago but it's fun to say), @BookElfLeeds told me that she'd watched the first episode of the Witcher series on Netflix and thought it was a very 'me' show. https://youtu.be/ndl1W4ltcmg Two days later, I'd finished the entire eight episodes. What can I say - the Elf knows me very well! … Continue reading The Witcher – The Last Wish