November Books

Our final book clubs for 2021 #LBCHorsforth - 10/11/21 - A Thousand Ships - Natalie Haynes - 7:30pm In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective.This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them.In the … Continue reading November Books

Crime on my mind…

Or at least on my reading list. Over the last fortnight, I’ve taken a break from my book club titles and have dedicated myself to murder, mischief, (…Crime on my mind… My most recent reads 🙂

Vincent Van Gogh 360° at York

Yesterday – while attending the book club that I ditched last month – I was reminded that I have yet to post about the Vincent Van Gogh exhibition …Vincent Van Gogh 360° at York Have finally written up the Van Gogh exhibition we had to rearrange #LBC3Reads for.

LBC 3 Reads – Date Changed

This is officially that month where nothing falls exactly into place. LBC3Reads was due to meet this morning to discuss ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day’ by Winifred Watson. However, I’ve totally stuffed up and will be heading to York for the virtual Van Gogh exhibition - brilliantly exciting event, terrible timing. So instead we … Continue reading LBC 3 Reads – Date Changed

DATE CHANGE!!! – LBCHorsforth now on 22nd

Tonight's book club has been postponed due to ... well, all sorts of excellent and valid reasons. Certainly not that we were collectively caught on the hop by it being on the 8th - technically the second Wednesday of the month... but feels earlier! Join us on Date - Wednesday 22nd of SeptemberTime - 7:30pmVenue … Continue reading DATE CHANGE!!! – LBCHorsforth now on 22nd

Elvis McGonegal

Am just listening to BBC Radio 4 and heard this phenomenal voice read out THE poem of the lockdown era - it certainly has spoken to me! The show is My Name Is… My Name Is Elvis Elvis lives in Stroud in Gloucestershire. He makes a living performing poems to a paying audience who sometimes … Continue reading Elvis McGonegal

The Women of Troy by Pat Barker review – a Troy story for the sisterhood | Pat Barker | The Guardian

Moving from Homer to Virgil, Pat Barker’s second feminist reboot of the classics is a stirring adventure set amid a misogynist dystopia — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/aug/22/the-women-of-troy-by-pat-barker-review-a-troy-story-for-the-sisterhood Ooooh this looks good!

September Book Club choices

Hello! Here are our three books for September! 08-09 - Piranesi - Susanna Clarke - LBC Horsforth 12-09 - Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir - LBC White Swan18-09 - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day – Winifred Watson - LBC 3 Reads

Book Box – Geashill Style

So, if any of the Leeds crew are travelling in the midlands (of Ireland), do have a peek in old telephone (telefón) boxes. Artwork is from the children at the Geashill National School Every now and again, you’ll find magic within! (And if you were wondering, this is what it looked like pre-magic! Geashill is … Continue reading Book Box – Geashill Style

That bodes well

Am now reading LBC White Swans choice for Sunday - Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. Which I promptly announced on Twitter. Brace! 😬😬😬😬😬