All the dates all the books here

Next Months books are...... drum roll please.... LBCWhiteswan 10th April - Americanah by Chimamanda - Ngozi Adiche. LBCMedusa13th April - Dark Eden by Chris Beckett LBC3Reads16th April - All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque LBCPuffins 20th April - Watership Down by Richard Adams -(we will be picking next two books at … Continue reading All the dates all the books here

LBCWhiteswans picks

The next three books for LBCWhiteswan are: 10th April - Americanah by Chimamanda -  Ngozi Adiche 8th May - The Bees by Laline Paull  12th June -All the Light We Cannot See -Anthony Doerr

LBCPuffins review book 31 – The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge  About the book The leaves were cold and slightly clammy. There was no mistaking them. She had seen their likeness painstakingly sketched in her father’s journal. This was his greatest secret, his treasure and his undoing. The Tree of Lies. Now it was hers, and the journey he had never finished … Continue reading LBCPuffins review book 31 – The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

LBC White Swan review – Storm Front (The Dresden Files) – Jim Butcher

LBC White Swan Venue: White Swan Leeds Date:  Sunday 13th of March 2016 Time:  6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing:  Storm Front  (The Dresden Files) - Book 1 JIM BUTCHER  * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * * * * * * S P O I L E R S … Continue reading LBC White Swan review – Storm Front (The Dresden Files) – Jim Butcher

PODCAST – Never Let Me Go – with MINIcine

From MINICINE Director Mark Romanek and writer Alex Garland (Ex Machina) bring Kazuo Ishiguro’s (‘The Remains of the Day’) hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. In this remarkable tale of love, loss and hidden truths, Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) live in a world and a time that … Continue reading PODCAST – Never Let Me Go – with MINIcine

Review: LBCOutlaws – The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

LBC Outlaws Venue: Crowd of Favours Date:  Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 Time:  6:30pm Address: Harper Street, LS2 7EA Discussing: TITLE The Shining Girls AUTHOR Lauren Beukes The BLURB The girl who wouldn’t die, hunting a killer who shouldn’t exist… A terrifying and original serial-killer thriller from award-winning author, Lauren Beukes. 1930’s America: Lee Curtis Harper is … Continue reading Review: LBCOutlaws – The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Busy Bees in Bradford

This morning, I had a really interesting chat with a taxi driver about autism provision in Bradford. He is really passionate about raising awareness of autism services so has asked me to help spread the word. This is his tale. The Taxi Driver (Dad) has a number of children, including a son who was diagnosed … Continue reading Busy Bees in Bradford

MINICINE – Never Let Me Go

Date:    27th February 2016 Time:   4pm Venue: The Arch Cafe, LS2 8JA Book:   Online Ticket Office Cost:   £5 Tweet: @MinicineYorks NEVER LET ME GO From MINICINE Director Mark Romanek and writer Alex Garland (Ex Machina) bring Kazuo Ishiguro’s (‘The Remains of the Day’) hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. In this remarkable tale … Continue reading MINICINE – Never Let Me Go

PODCAST – Modern Mrs Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge

This year, @BookElfLeeds and I decided to reignite our reading groove thaing by completing a reading challenge. We found this awesome list by Modern Mrs Darcy - and already we're inspired! Click below to hear us discuss the challenge and why we're participating; our book choices; our continuing and lasting love of libraries; random thoughts on such … Continue reading PODCAST – Modern Mrs Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge

Alan Rickman reciting Sonnet 130 

One of my favourite poems, read by an incredibly talented actor, who passed away this week at 69 years.  RIP Alan Rickman