LBC 3 Reads – Our 2023 Reads

Our bi-monthly zoom book club continues this month and - as is usual for us - we have the theme (however loosely applied) and choices ahead of time. Our 2023 Choices Theme - Delicious Reads This year we will mostly be reading books - fictional and non - that feature or are about food. 21 … Continue reading LBC 3 Reads – Our 2023 Reads

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LBC White Swan – February read

We will be reading Beyond Black - Hilary Mantel. Date: 12th February 2023 Time: 6pm Venue: White Swan Leeds Beyond Black A comically sinister tale of wicked spirits and suburban mediums from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light. Alison Hart, a medium by trade, tours the dormitory … Continue reading LBC White Swan – February read

LBC White Swan – First book (club) of the year!

Our January choice for #LBCWSwan is The Ten Thousand Doors of January - by Alex E Harrow. The Ten Thousand Doors of January ACCORDING TO JANUARY SCALLER, THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO RUN AWAY FROM YOUR OWN STORY, AND THAT'S TO SNEAK INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S . . .  In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar … Continue reading LBC White Swan – First book (club) of the year!

LBC Horsforth – A massive first choice!

For #LBCHorsforth, we are opening the year with To Paradise by Hanyer Yanagihara. To Paradise To Paradise is a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the elusive idea of utopia; driven by Yanagihara’s understanding of our desire to protect those we love – partners, lovers, children, friends, family and even … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – A massive first choice!

NowListening to Marple

Recently, I treated myself to Marple – 12 new short stories, written by contemporary authors featuring the quick witted Miss Jane Marple.  BBC Sounds has three of the short stories adapted for ratio and available now.  We are listening to them while driving back home – a lovely literary start to the new year. The Unravelling  When … Continue reading NowListening to Marple

Poems to boost your mood

Wonderful piece from the guardian today on 50 by prima to raise your spirits. Going to try to seek out all fifty between now and Christmas! Here’s the article https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/nov/26/that-orange-it-made-me-so-happy-50-poems-to-boost-your-mood

LeedsBoookClub Christmas Do!

Yippee! It’s that time of the year!  Am busy organising the @LeedsBookClub Christmas do for December and feeling incredibly excited to see everyone in person again! Since March 2020, there have now been a total of 75 book clubs via zoom; 1 Christmas meet up face to face and 3 in person book clubs. So … Continue reading LeedsBoookClub Christmas Do!

Two January Books for 2023

Two January books have already been picked for #LeedsBookClub for 2023! Can you imagine? #LBCWSwan (face to face) 15th Jan - The ten thousand doors of January - Alix E Harrow #LBCHorforth (face to face) 18th Jan - To Paradise - Hanyer Yanagihara

#LBCWSwan meet up

It’s #BookClub day! This evening, the #LBCWSwan book club will get together at the White Swan pub in #Leeds (hence the name) to discuss #Heartstopper by Alice Oseman. We don’t often read #comics for book club so delighted that this one is face to face, after 70 odd zoom book clubs! Don’t get my wrong, … Continue reading #LBCWSwan meet up

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”