Merry Christmas!

Hope that you all have a wonderful day.

Happy Jólabókaflóð

It’s our second year of jólabókaflóð and I’m even more enamoured with this tradition! Not least because I have done VERY well out of it.  Huge variety in the books sent and received (and I suspect we all have our eye on at least one other to borrow at some point!) My elves were very … Continue reading Happy Jólabókaflóð

Bookshelf Challenge – No 4 – UNFINISHED

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – No 4 – UNFINISHED

Bookshelf Challenge – No 3 – Academy Street – Mary Costello

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – No 3 – Academy Street – Mary Costello

Bookshelf Challenge No 2 – In the Teeth of the Evidence – Dorothy L Sayers

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge No 2 – In the Teeth of the Evidence – Dorothy L Sayers

2 Minute Review – Blood of Elves – The Witcher novel 1 by Andrzej Sapkowski

As part of my attempt to gain control over my unruly bookshelves, I’ve been tackling my Unread Reads.  This year, I was super proud of reading 17 ‘bookshelf challenge’ books…until I realised that I’d 140 books bought, but never read in the house!  Mostly, I’m just trying to get the numbers down and to clear … Continue reading 2 Minute Review – Blood of Elves – The Witcher novel 1 by Andrzej Sapkowski

To Be Read 2022

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompt to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. This years prompts were as follows: Here are the all-new 2021 Reading Challenges: January – … Continue reading To Be Read 2022

Twitter wisdom

I love this tweet! From @ lawofattraction “Don't compare your Chapter 1 to someone else's Chapter 20. Comparison is one of biggest causes of unhappiness. Respect your own journey.” My mum always used to say ‘if you compare, you’ll never be happy’ but it never resonated. If only she’d linked it to book progression!!!

Leeds Pictures – local artist raising money for charity

This week, I went looking for artwork orientated in Leeds. Mike Sells Though I had no particular image in mind, I was determined to find something striking and very Leeds based for my brothers birthday. He had lived here for a few years before returning to ‘the mother country’. Also, I really wanted to support … Continue reading Leeds Pictures – local artist raising money for charity

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