LBC White Swan Book Picks

I’m a fraud and I should be ashamed. Absolutely gamed the last book of the year. LBCWSwan 11-09 - Exhalation - Ted Chiang09-10 - A master of Djinn - P Djeli Clark13-11 - Heartstopper - Alice Oseman Exhalation From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others - the basis for the Academy … Continue reading LBC White Swan Book Picks

#LBCHorsforth – postponed for a week

Sadly, I still have no voice so book club will have to be postponed for a week. Date:Time: 7.30pm Venue: Zoom Book: The Shafow Ming - Maaza Mengiste Ethiopia, 1935.With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her new employer, Kidane, an officer … Continue reading #LBCHorsforth – postponed for a week

Narnian Book Nook

For my birthday, D got me homework*. Crafting homework, no less! Now I’ve been in a bit of a crafting slump these last five years, so I was a touch apprehensive I’d never build it. But then S came to visit.  S has not yet met a craft that doesn’t catch her interest. And she’s … Continue reading Narnian Book Nook

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

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

REARRANGED – #LBC3Reads

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