Am hugely excited to see that Andy Serkis will be reading The Hobbit to fundraise for the NHS Charities Together and Best Beginning charity. The live stream will start at 10am tomorrow (Friday the 8th May). The live-stream link will be posted on the GoFundMe page on Friday morning. So many of us are struggling … Continue reading LOCKDOWN – Andy Serkis live reading The Hobbit!
Good Omens is 30 years old as of May 1st. Happy Birthday Book! Neil Gaiman has released a little treat, featuring our favourite Angel and Demon besties, via the Terry Pratchett YouTube channel (sweet touch). https://youtu.be/quSXoj8Kob0
Hello! We are due to discuss ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney this evening and by gum, that’s what we’re going to do! But not in person. Obviously. The plan - in as much as I ever have one - is to discuss the book on twitter, as we would do in book club. We shall … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – tonight. On twitter!
Our #LBC3Reads club meets Saturday, at 12:30pm, at @cafe164 Our 2020 theme is ‘Three Crime Greats’ 18/04 - The Wheel Spins - Ethel Lina White18/07 - And there were none - Agatha Christie17/10 - Strong Poison - Dorothy L Sayers
The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern) has been recommended to me by a few friends - and repeatedly by @Scampykat. So in my ‘week off’ from book club choices, I’ve decided to give this a go. A second hand copy conveniently appeared in a charity shop window (score!) so it feels like fate...magic perhaps 😉 The … Continue reading #NowReading – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
At our latest meeting, we pulled Normal People by Sally Rooney out of the hat for our April book. Here are the books that didn't make the cut (this time!!) Three Women - Lisa Taddeo To Calais, In Ordinary Time - James Meek The Black Tides of Heaven - J Y Yang American Dirt - … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Unchoices for our February meeting
FINALLY managed to visit The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate a few weekends back. For Agatha Christie fans - this is the location of her mysterious ‘disappearance’ back in 1926 for 11 days. For a fuller version of the story, click HERE The story goes that in late 1926, Agatha’s husband Archie revealed that he … Continue reading Harrogate – Agatha Christie
Well played Easons
Last year (like a fortnight ago but it's fun to say), @BookElfLeeds told me that she'd watched the first episode of the Witcher series on Netflix and thought it was a very 'me' show. https://youtu.be/ndl1W4ltcmg Two days later, I'd finished the entire eight episodes. What can I say - the Elf knows me very well! … Continue reading The Witcher – The Last Wish
This week, I have a friend from home visiting. We are both avid readers (in fact Laini has blogged for LBC in the past) and have a particular soft spot for the wild gothic stories drawn up by Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Visiting the place that kindled their imaginations and provided the backdrop for their … Continue reading The Brontë Parsonage