Well, the bird site has gone a bit bonkers since the reluctant takeover by Elon Musk. While I’ve been determined to reduce my social media time in general, I had hoped to keep my community! So have been scrambling for an alternative. * And - like so many other Twitter users - I’ve landed on … Continue reading Migrating from Twitter to mastodon
Terry Pratchett – details matter!
Thank you to Count Mysterioso “In Prachett there are two novel families who are bitter enemies: The Selachii and the Venturi. Selachii is the taxonomic name gif cartilaginous fish including sharks. Venturi is the physical effect that makes her engines work. The Sharks and The Jets”
Poem – November by Thomas Hood
No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon – No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member – No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! – November! Thomas Hood Kirkstall Abbey looking wet and cold … Continue reading Poem – November by Thomas Hood
Wise words on writing
Text included below ““This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and … Continue reading Wise words on writing
LBC White Swan Book Picks
I’m a fraud and I should be ashamed. Absolutely gamed the last book of the year. LBCWSwan 11-09 - Exhalation - Ted Chiang09-10 - A master of Djinn - P Djeli Clark13-11 - Heartstopper - Alice Oseman Exhalation From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others - the basis for the Academy … Continue reading LBC White Swan Book Picks
#LBCHorsforth – postponed for a week
Sadly, I still have no voice so book club will have to be postponed for a week. Date:Time: 7.30pm Venue: Zoom Book: The Shafow Ming - Maaza Mengiste Ethiopia, 1935.With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her new employer, Kidane, an officer … Continue reading #LBCHorsforth – postponed for a week
Narnian Book Nook
For my birthday, D got me homework*. Crafting homework, no less! Now I’ve been in a bit of a crafting slump these last five years, so I was a touch apprehensive I’d never build it. But then S came to visit. S has not yet met a craft that doesn’t catch her interest. And she’s … Continue reading Narnian Book Nook
Maybe I have too many books?
H/t to Meredith who posted this on Twitter.
Upcoming Reads for July and August
Here are our picks for the next few weeks: 10-07 – Long bright river by Liz Moore – LBCWSwan 13-07 – The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste – LBCHorsforth16-07 – The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco – LBC3Reads10-08 – Lagoon – Nnedi Okorafor – LBCHorsforth14-08 – The thief and the demon by Roderick T … Continue reading Upcoming Reads for July and August
SONG – Judy Blume – Amanda Palmer (& Neil Gaiman)
Absolutely love this phenomenal homage to Judy Blume and the characters that helped shape those of us fortunate enough to have escaped into her books. https://youtu.be/lVx4nbDmz5o It’s from 2013, but I have only just heard it (courtesy of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) Lyrics [Verse 1]People keep asking me why I do things like I … Continue reading SONG – Judy Blume – Amanda Palmer (& Neil Gaiman)