LBC3READS – Tinker Tailor Score

Given that one of the scores was a 2/10, I think you’ll all be very impressed to discover that we scored this... 8/10 Also, it’s our first spinal tap of 2021! An 11/10! Given that these are our personal comfort reads I imagine quite a few will be Spinal Tapped! (Also, I haven’t updated that … Continue reading LBC3READS – Tinker Tailor Score

LBC 3 Reads tomorrow!

Discussing the first of our EXTREME Comfort Reads Tinker tailor soldier spy by John le Carre Tomorrow, 12.30pm via zoom. Email or tweet if you want the link.

#NowReading – Celestial Bodies – Jokha Alharthi

Technically, I’ll be starting this tomorrow. This is the first #LBCHorsforth read for 2021. Jokha Alharthi and translator Marilyn Booth Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects … Continue reading #NowReading – Celestial Bodies – Jokha Alharthi

Film Night – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Just finished Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre for our first #LBC3Reads of the year (Saturday, 16th, 12.30pm via zoom!). So have given myself a night off to give the 2011 film a shot. The cast is a bit impressive - Gary Oldman - George Smiley.Kathy Burke - Connie Sachs.Benedict Cumberbatch - Peter … Continue reading Film Night – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

LBCWSwan – Queenie

Scored a 6.5 from our chat!

#NextRead – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre

Although I am only about a third of the way through the gripping How To Be A Liberal by Ian Dunt, I shall be setting this aside for the weekend and instead focusing on the first of the #LBC3Reads picks for 2021. This is also the first of our EXTREME Comfort Reads theme for 2021. … Continue reading #NextRead – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre

LBC 3 Reads – By The Numbers

My bestie – and occasional Book Club member (it’s tricky, what with living in a whole other country); occasional reviewer and perennial challenge setter – is a bit of a whiz with numbers. She has gone through our reads from 2012 – 2020 and put an order to them! Thanks so much to Laini!! We … Continue reading LBC 3 Reads – By The Numbers

Book 2 of the Year

Just finished Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams for #LBCWSwan Should make for an excellent book club discussion as there’s so much covered! This is technically my first 2021 read, though I technically finished ‘Twas The Night Shift before Christmas by Adam Kay over New Years. In the evenings, I’ve been learning loads from my second choice … Continue reading Book 2 of the Year

LBC Horsforth – By the Numbers

My bestie - and occasional Book Club member (it's tricky, what with living in a whole other country) - is a bit of a whiz with numbers. She has gone through our reads from 2012 - 2020 and put an order to them! Thanks so much to Loraine! We have read 88 reads so far … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – By the Numbers

#NowReading Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

This is our January pick for #LBCWSwan. Queenie Jenkins can't cut a break. Well, apart from the one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Then there's her boss who doesn't seem to see her and her Caribbean family who don't seem to listen (if … Continue reading #NowReading Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams