At our latest meeting, we pulled Normal People by Sally Rooney out of the hat for our April book. Here are the books that didn't make the cut (this time!!) Three Women - Lisa Taddeo To Calais, In Ordinary Time - James Meek The Black Tides of Heaven - J Y Yang American Dirt - … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Unchoices for our February meeting
FINALLY managed to visit The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate a few weekends back. For Agatha Christie fans - this is the location of her mysterious ‘disappearance’ back in 1926 for 11 days. For a fuller version of the story, click HERE The story goes that in late 1926, Agatha’s husband Archie revealed that he … Continue reading Harrogate – Agatha Christie
Due to Storm Ciara, I’ve decided to rearranged our #LBCWSwan. No point in people travelling unnecessarily while the winds are up! Instead of meeting tonight, we will meet next Sunday, the 16th to discuss Melmoth by Sarah Perry.
Not tonight. This is to facilitate New Years and getting back into the swing of things!
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
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
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
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 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
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