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

#LBCWSwan – May and June picks

Our next two #LBCWSwan books are as follows: 8th May - The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow12th June - The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before … Continue reading #LBCWSwan – May and June picks

Proper bookshop

Today has been such a lovely hectic day. We have had a lot of fun in that there London and one of the highlights was visiting this gorgeous book shop called Hatchard. We a lovely half hour exploring and delighting in their displays, the wide selection and the wonderful atmosphere.  And of course I went … Continue reading Proper bookshop


We will be moving todays book club until April 23rd as I’m still in the resting stage of recovery. Thanks to all for being so understanding! Date: 23rd April 2022Time: 12.30pm Venue: ZoomBook: Less - AS Greer

POST-PHONED – again, #LBCHorsforth

Afraid that I’m going to have to rearrange tonight book club again, as still feeling the after effects of covid. Apologies to all and thanks in advance for your understanding. Date: 13th April 2022Time: 7:30pmVenue: zoomBook: Sal - Mick Kitson Stay safe out there. If you can, avoid covid. It’s not much fun. 👍


Unfortunately, while I’m recovering all nicely, it’s taking some time. As a result, LBC White Swan will also need to be post phoned for a week. Apologies to all for the inconvenience. Date: 20th March 2022Time: 6pmVenue: via zoomBook: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune


Due to illness, #LBCHorsforth is being rearranged to next week. Date: 16th March 2022Time: 7:30pmVenue: zoomBook: Sal - Mick Kitson

#NowReading for #LBCHorsforth

Sal by Mick Kitson – our 9th of March choice for #LBCHorsforth This is a story of something like survival.Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran. And now Sal knows a lot of stuff. Like how to build a shelter and start a fire. How to estimate distances, snare rabbits and shoot an … Continue reading #NowReading for #LBCHorsforth

EVENT – Jennifer Saint – Ariadne Event at Truman Books

Recently Truman Books have been in touch to let us know about an exciting Meet The Author event that they have planned! I think that this will be of particular interest to #LBCWSwan clubbers - given the mythological link! Author - Jennifer SaintDate - Thursday 3rd of FebruaryTime - 4:30pm - 5:30pmVenue - Truman Books … Continue reading EVENT – Jennifer Saint – Ariadne Event at Truman Books