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Happy Towel Day

A bit of history from Wikipedia - Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and … Continue reading Happy Towel Day

POEM – The Hollow Men – T. S. Eliot

No idea why this has popped into my head. Nope. Not a clue. [Pssst - this is the Eliot with the super famous last line!] The Son Of Man - René Magritte The Hollow Men Mistah Kurtz-he dead            A penny for the Old Guy I     We are the … Continue reading POEM – The Hollow Men – T. S. Eliot

Kirkstall Book Box

Spotted near where I live, another literary neighbour! I haven’t asked but I presume it’s a take one leave one deal. I’ve left a few and taken one so I hope that’s right!

LOCKDOWN – Andy Serkis live reading The Hobbit!

Am hugely excited to see that Andy Serkis will be reading The Hobbit to fundraise for the NHS Charities Together and Best Beginning charity. The live stream will start at 10am tomorrow (Friday the 8th May). The live-stream link will be posted on the GoFundMe page on Friday morning. So many of us are struggling … Continue reading LOCKDOWN – Andy Serkis live reading The Hobbit!

Good Omens Lockdown

Good Omens is 30 years old as of May 1st. Happy Birthday Book! Neil Gaiman has released a little treat, featuring our favourite Angel and Demon besties, via the Terry Pratchett YouTube channel (sweet touch).

CHEER – Animals of the World…in our world!

My dad just sent me this and I love it! Across the world, as people are isolating, nature is...not! Hard to pick a favourite here, though the monkey bombing into a pool is very fun!

Bringing Bradford to you: The varied, the vibrant and the virtual

Creative connections The time we’re spending at home right now has become the perfect opportunity to revisit a previous creative hobby or learn a new…Bringing Bradford to you: The varied, the vibrant and the virtual

Book Club is still Book Club

It's been such a relief in the last few weeks to discover that book club remains book club - in spite of the lock down. The #LBCHorsforth discussion of Normal People by Sally Rooney on twitter was a huge success - 17 people contributing in all, across twitter, whatsapp and email. Yesterday the small #LBC3Reads … Continue reading Book Club is still Book Club

LBC White Swan – tomorrow via zoom!

Greetings Swans Tomorrow, we are to discuss The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton for #LBCWSwan The plan is to discuss the book via zoom, exactly as we would in book club. Did we all get it read? Did we all get it finished A bit of a summary from yours truly – likely more coherent than … Continue reading LBC White Swan – tomorrow via zoom!