November Books

Our final book clubs for 2021 #LBCHorsforth - 10/11/21 - A Thousand Ships - Natalie Haynes - 7:30pm In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective.This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them.In the … Continue reading November Books

Crime on my mind…

Or at least on my reading list. Over the last fortnight, I’ve taken a break from my book club titles and have dedicated myself to murder, mischief, (…Crime on my mind… My most recent reads 🙂

LBC 3 Reads – Date Changed

This is officially that month where nothing falls exactly into place. LBC3Reads was due to meet this morning to discuss ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day’ by Winifred Watson. However, I’ve totally stuffed up and will be heading to York for the virtual Van Gogh exhibition - brilliantly exciting event, terrible timing. So instead we … Continue reading LBC 3 Reads – Date Changed

The Women of Troy by Pat Barker review – a Troy story for the sisterhood | Pat Barker | The Guardian

Moving from Homer to Virgil, Pat Barker’s second feminist reboot of the classics is a stirring adventure set amid a misogynist dystopia — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/aug/22/the-women-of-troy-by-pat-barker-review-a-troy-story-for-the-sisterhood Ooooh this looks good!

September Book Club choices

Hello! Here are our three books for September! 08-09 - Piranesi - Susanna Clarke - LBC Horsforth 12-09 - Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir - LBC White Swan18-09 - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day – Winifred Watson - LBC 3 Reads

Book Box – Geashill Style

So, if any of the Leeds crew are travelling in the midlands (of Ireland), do have a peek in old telephone (telefón) boxes. Artwork is from the children at the Geashill National School Every now and again, you’ll find magic within! (And if you were wondering, this is what it looked like pre-magic! Geashill is … Continue reading Book Box – Geashill Style

That bodes well

Am now reading LBC White Swans choice for Sunday - Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. Which I promptly announced on Twitter. Brace! 😬😬😬😬😬

Book Blog

Well I’ve finally finished LBC Horsforth book club choice for last month. Ian Cobain - The History Thieves Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation BLURB In 1889, the first Official Secrets Act was passed, creating offences of 'disclosure of information' and 'breach of official trust'. It limited and monitored what the public … Continue reading Book Blog

Fossgate Bookshop in York

We went to York today and walked the wall. It was wonderful and a fascinating glance into the history of the city. But culture is consuming and we didn’t have a chance to visit any of the local bookshops. Until our walk back to the car. Fossgate Books is a treasure. A second hand book … Continue reading Fossgate Bookshop in York

Holiday books

A perfectly normal number of books for less than a week away. And all for preexisting collections/sets.