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. 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)

POEM – Instructions on Not Giving Up by Ada Limón

Instructions on Not Giving Up Ada Limón More than the fuchsia funnels breaking outof the crabapple tree, more than the neighbor’salmost obscene display of cherry limbs shovingtheir cotton candy-colored blossoms to the slatesky of Spring rains, it’s the greening of the treesthat really gets to me. When all the shock of whiteand taffy, the world’s … Continue reading POEM – Instructions on Not Giving Up by Ada Limón

A message from the Muppets

So you know it must be true.  The internet can be overwhelming, especially social media. Remember to take some time for yourself. Read a book, play a game, listen to music, something that makes you feel happy. Your mental and emotional health are important. Take care of yourself

PERFECT POEM for the first day back at work

After a wonderful weeks holiday, today I landed back into my ‘real life’ with a thud.  Thankfully, the perfect poem crossed my path via Twitter.  To Do List by Brian Bilston  delay; defer; equivocatemake some tea; procrastinatelook at Twitter; stroke the catreadjust the thermostat dawdle; dither; hem and hawfill the kettle; chew my jawwrite nine … Continue reading PERFECT POEM for the first day back at work


By post. About a fortnight ago actually but don’t want to be left out of todays excitement!  While I try to be all ‘I don’t care who you vote for, just vote!’, I do care. A lot. Way too much, in fact.  And I’ve not been particularly subtle about that in the past (apologies to … Continue reading VOTED!

David Okuwale

Solidarity “David Oluwale. A British citizen, he came to Leeds from Nigeria in 1949 in search of a better life.”“Hounded to his death near Leeds Bridge, two policemen were imprisoned for their crimes.“‘The river tried to carry you away, but you remain with us in Leeds’ Caryl Philips.”Blue Plaque

Happy Star Wars Day!

Library love

My cousin shared this on Instagram and I love it! In fact I’ve some books to return to the library this week!