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”
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.