Samuel Beckett’s Birthday

Spotted on Twitter with no source. But it’s marvellous! Beckett - I can’t go on Mrs Doyle - ah, go on Beckett - I’ll go on

Reading gives…

From my aunt, to my mum, to me. Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are.Mason Cooley Thank you Goodwill Librarian and Mason Cooley.

EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

Huddersfield Literary Festival has booked in Johny Pitts for a free event discussing his book Afropean - Notes from Black Europe. I've not read this yet but have heard that it’s a great book, which will be of interest to all, but particularly students interested in photography and social sciences courses. Afropean also won the … Continue reading EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

As we don't have much time this month (due to the date change) - you'll be delighted to know that it's a novella! This Census-Taker - China Mieville In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries and fails to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

#Now(Panic)Reading – Celestial Bodies for LBC Horsforth

I’ve still got 40% to go! And it’s tomorrow! And it’s not even that long, it’s just a little more involved that my brain can cope with at the moment!

Now (cheat) reading – The Batman Who Laughs

Because I was just lent it and it looks so good! Obviously I’ll return to the book club choice tomorrow! "Left rattled by the events of Dark Nights: Metal, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the ultimate evil spawned from the Dark Multiverse. One part Batman one part Joker. The Batman Who Laughs. … Continue reading Now (cheat) reading – The Batman Who Laughs

#NowReading – Celestial Bodies – Jokha Alharthi

Technically, I’ll be starting this tomorrow. This is the first #LBCHorsforth read for 2021. Jokha Alharthi and translator Marilyn Booth Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects … Continue reading #NowReading – Celestial Bodies – Jokha Alharthi

By Heart – Sonnet 130 – My Mistress’ Eyes are nothing like the Sun

A proper treat for you tonight! As part of my By Heart project, I decided to revisit my favourite Shakespearean Sonnet - 130 (yes, I was exactly the teenager you’re imagining). This was no doubt influenced by my Aunt and cousin watching 10 Things I Hate About You and instantly thinking of me. I enjoyed … Continue reading By Heart – Sonnet 130 – My Mistress’ Eyes are nothing like the Sun

Film Night – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Just finished Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre for our first #LBC3Reads of the year (Saturday, 16th, 12.30pm via zoom!). So have given myself a night off to give the 2011 film a shot. The cast is a bit impressive - Gary Oldman - George Smiley.Kathy Burke - Connie Sachs.Benedict Cumberbatch - Peter … Continue reading Film Night – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

#NextRead – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre

Although I am only about a third of the way through the gripping How To Be A Liberal by Ian Dunt, I shall be setting this aside for the weekend and instead focusing on the first of the #LBC3Reads picks for 2021. This is also the first of our EXTREME Comfort Reads theme for 2021. … Continue reading #NextRead – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre