We also have our April and May books for White Swan! Time - 6pmLocation - Zoom 11th April – Apex Hides the Hurt – Colson Whitehead The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original … Continue reading LBC White Swan – Upcoming Books
Scored a 6.5 from our chat!
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
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
For our Christmas book club, LBCWSwan has selected The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. BLURB: ‘THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING IN THE STOCKING THAT MAKES A NOISE,’ said Death, ‘OTHERWISE, WHAT IS 4:30 A.M. FOR?’ It’s the night before Hogswatch. And it’s too quiet. Superstition makes things work in the Discworld, and undermining it can have … Continue reading #NowReading (well… #NowStarting) The Hogfather
Here are the books that we have read/are reading for 2020. What a strange year! 19-01 - The Girl Who Could Move S*t With Her Mind - Jackson Ford - 2.509-02 Melmouth - Sarah Perry - 608-03 Three Hours - Rosamund Lipton - 719-04 The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton - 517-05* The invisible life of … Continue reading 2020 – LBC White Swan Scorecard
It's been such a relief in the last few weeks to discover that book club remains book club - in spite of the lock down. The #LBCHorsforth discussion of Normal People by Sally Rooney on twitter was a huge success - 17 people contributing in all, across twitter, whatsapp and email. Yesterday the small #LBC3Reads … Continue reading Book Club is still Book Club
Greetings Swans Tomorrow, we are to discuss The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton for #LBCWSwan The plan is to discuss the book via zoom, exactly as we would in book club. Did we all get it read? Did we all get it finished A bit of a summary from yours truly – likely more coherent than … Continue reading LBC White Swan – tomorrow via zoom!
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!