2020 Reads

I'm a little stunned that we're picking books for 2020...the future is now! And slightly less cool than I was expecting 😀 Anyhoo, we have our January books picked and I wanted to share them ASAP - partly to give the regulars a heads up as to what we're reading for when, but also to … Continue reading 2020 Reads

This months book choices

LBC Horsforth - 7.30pm @ The Old Kings Arms 9th October - Annihilation - Jeff Vandermeer LBC White Swan - 6pm @ White Swan Leeds 13th October - Educated - Tara Westover LBC 3 Reads (NEW PICK!) - 11.30am @ Cafe164 18th October - Hagseed - Margaret Atwood

LBC3Reads – Change of Plan

We chose our books for LBC3Reads at the beginning of the year. By October, we thought/hoped that the political situation in the UK would have stabilised somewhat. However...it...hasn't. So, it felt like Philip K Dick's The Man in the High Castle was just a little too...painful to read at the moment. Ditto Margsaret Atwood's The Testament … Continue reading LBC3Reads – Change of Plan

Remembering Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy - the Irish author - passed away some 7 years ago last month. She was an incredible writer and person and continues to inspire to this day. My mum sent me this photo this morning - it was obviously created a few years ago but the quote is mighty and fabulous and timeless. … Continue reading Remembering Maeve Binchy

LBC White Swan – Book 78 (!?!) – The Kingdom of Shadows – K.W Jeter

LBC White Swan Venue: White Swan Leeds Date:  Sunday 14th of July 2019 Time:  6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing:  The Kingdom of Shadows K.W. JETER Adapted from GoodReads: K. W. Jeter, is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. He is credited with the … Continue reading LBC White Swan – Book 78 (!?!) – The Kingdom of Shadows – K.W Jeter

PHOTOS – Cafe 164

Our beloved #LBC3Reads venue - @Cafe164 - turns 8 years old next month. It's hard to imagine! The cafe and gallery has changed so much over the last few years (while retaining its book club friendly staff and excellent coffee) but I reckon it's the latest addition that's my favourite! The cafe now has its … Continue reading PHOTOS – Cafe 164

Our August and September Reads

For White Swan 11th August - The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker 8th September - All the birds in the sky - Charlie Jane Anders For Horsforth 14th August - An Unwanted Guest - Shari Lapena 11th September - Factfulness - Why things are better than you think - Hans Rosling

Poetry in action

As taken by @HalfPintBlonde Wall poetry in Leiden, which is a lovely little town that looks quintessentially Dutch, down to the windmill at the edge of the canal 🌷 I love seeing art and words and poetry in action. Excellent spot K and thanks for letting me share! You can follow @HalfPintBlonde (and why wouldn't … Continue reading Poetry in action

Upcoming Reads!

#LBCHorsforth 12-06 - Why we sleep - Matthew Walker 10-07 - Becoming - Michelle Obama #LBCWSwan 09-06 - The raven tower - Ann Leckie 14-07 - The Kingdom of Shadows - K.W. Jeter 11-08 - The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker We just can't seem to escape myth based books for White Swan … Continue reading Upcoming Reads!

LBC White Swan – The Goddess Chronicle

Really looking forward to meeting up for book club this evening. Venue - White Swan Time - 6pm We'll be discussing the Goddess Chronicle by Nasuo Kirino Next month, we'll be discussing The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie Date - 9th June Time - 6pm till 8pm Venue - White Swan