As Anne O’Brien, one of the four authors speaking at Saturday’s ‘Women, Sex and History’ talk as part of the Leeds Big Bookend quoted, Jane Austen was not a fan of history as she saw it. In Northanger Abbey, Catherine Morland quips “The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; … Continue reading Women, Sex and History, and panel discussion as part of the Leeds Big Bookend, Saturday 16 June.
What I Read During My Holidays Part 5- My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You by Louisa Young
This has been looking at me for a while now, I got it in for work after seeing it in WHSmith's in the station and desperately wanting it. After my mega Pat Barker-although a couple of weeks ago, I thought the thing I REALLY needed to do was spend my holidays reading another book set … Continue reading What I Read During My Holidays Part 5- My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You by Louisa Young
What I Read During My Holidays Part 4- Theodora by Stella Duffy
I never intended for this to be part of my holiday reading, but I happened to be in town during my week off and found this in the library, and having been recommended it so highly by @sianushka, I thought, why not, I'll give it a go. The story of the rise of Theodora from … Continue reading What I Read During My Holidays Part 4- Theodora by Stella Duffy
St Gemma’s Great Yorkshire Book Sale
Because you need more books in your life, St Gemma's Hospice is holding a lovely sounding event on Sunday 17th June from 10 am -4pm so you can a) buy loads of books at bargain prices and b) help the hospice at the same time. There are literally thousands of books on sale at bargain … Continue reading St Gemma’s Great Yorkshire Book Sale
TBR 6# 7# and 8# The Regeneration Trilogy
The Regeneration trilogy was publishing in the early-mid 90s, and immediately received great critical acclaim, with the second, The Eye In The Door, winning the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1993, and the final book, The Ghost Road, winning the Booker in 1995. When I mentioned I was reading them on Twitter I instantly had dozens … Continue reading TBR 6# 7# and 8# The Regeneration Trilogy
Crime On Tour @ Leeds Central Library
I do love reading the odd spot of crime, I suppose it's one of my guilty pleasures. A day wrapped in Harry Hole's Smith and Western totin' arms is a day well spent, and for vintage thrills you can't go wrong with a Daisy Dalrymple or Agatha Christie. I recently finished my first Oscar Wilde … Continue reading Crime On Tour @ Leeds Central Library
TBR 5# The Other Side of the Story
This might look a littel sparse or odd, but Blogger has changed and certain things no longer work on my Internets, so you'll have to bear with... I've already talked at length about how much I love Marian Keyes, so I was shocked to discover this one hiding away at the back of my shelves … Continue reading TBR 5# The Other Side of the Story
The Lightbulb Moment-the Launch
I've plugged it, and reviewed it, and now I'm going to celebrate it! The Lightbulb Moment, edited by Sian Norris, is a collection of writing from people identifying as feminists, about the reasons behind them becoming so. Some are sad, some are funny, but all of them make you think. Sian is launching the book … Continue reading The Lightbulb Moment-the Launch
World Book Night 2012 – Podcast!
Where LeedsBookClub and BookElfLeeds take a closer look at the World Book Night book choices. We sing, we dance, we have a giggle! And might highlight a few World Book Night options In Leeds for you tomorrow night! ***LANGUAGE WARNING *** - We're actually very restrained. For us. So... the usual warning applies! … Continue reading World Book Night 2012 – Podcast!
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
There were three reasons I read this book as the 'fairytale' part of my Once Upon A Time Reading Challenge. 1) The cover is stunning. STUNNING. It's like a YA Philippa Gregory, but embossed. And I am a massive massive sucker for anything embossed, as Poverty Aid knows to my cost. 2) It got a … Continue reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa