Bookshelf Challenge – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

Now reading for LBC3Reads – Bookworm

For Saturdays LBC 3 Reads book club, we are reading Bookworm by Lucy Mangan Our book club theme for the year is Books about Books and this one certainly qualifies!  When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. She was whisked away to Narnia … Continue reading Now reading for LBC3Reads – Bookworm

Now Reading – A Gentleman in Moscow

Ive just started this, by Amor Towles, for the LBC Horsforth book club next Wednesday. On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors … Continue reading Now Reading – A Gentleman in Moscow

Happy Jólabókaflóð

It’s our second year of jólabókaflóð and I’m even more enamoured with this tradition! Not least because I have done VERY well out of it.  Huge variety in the books sent and received (and I suspect we all have our eye on at least one other to borrow at some point!) My elves were very … Continue reading Happy Jólabókaflóð

Bookshelf Challenge – No 4 – UNFINISHED

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – No 4 – UNFINISHED

Bookshelf Challenge – No 3 – Academy Street – Mary Costello

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – No 3 – Academy Street – Mary Costello

Bookshelf Challenge No 2 – In the Teeth of the Evidence – Dorothy L Sayers

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge No 2 – In the Teeth of the Evidence – Dorothy L Sayers

2 Minute Review – Blood of Elves – The Witcher novel 1 by Andrzej Sapkowski

As part of my attempt to gain control over my unruly bookshelves, I’ve been tackling my Unread Reads.  This year, I was super proud of reading 17 ‘bookshelf challenge’ books…until I realised that I’d 140 books bought, but never read in the house!  Mostly, I’m just trying to get the numbers down and to clear … Continue reading 2 Minute Review – Blood of Elves – The Witcher novel 1 by Andrzej Sapkowski

To Be Read 2022

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompt to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. This years prompts were as follows: Here are the all-new 2021 Reading Challenges: January – … Continue reading To Be Read 2022

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