The Brontë Parsonage

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

This months book choices

LBC Horsforth - 7.30pm @ The Old Kings Arms 9th October - Annihilation - Jeff Vandermeer LBC White Swan - 6pm @ White Swan Leeds 13th October - Educated - Tara Westover LBC 3 Reads (NEW PICK!) - 11.30am @ Cafe164 18th October - Hagseed - Margaret Atwood

Wow – 2 Minute Review – Benediction by Kent Haruf

BLURB From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. … Continue reading Wow – 2 Minute Review – Benediction by Kent Haruf

Oscar Wilde – on priorities

I'm not actually entirely convinces that it *was* Oscar Wilde who said this - I've been caught before by google's propensity to link all quotable phrases as his or Churchill!   Still, love the sentiment!!

LISTEN TO – The Reith Lectures – Hilary Mantel

Just sat in the car for ten minutes to the last moments of the forth of Hilary Mantel's Reith Lectures on BBC Radio 4 - I didn't want to lose a word, while relocating! Don't know how I've missed the previous three - clearly I'm very successfully sleep walking through life right now - but … Continue reading LISTEN TO – The Reith Lectures – Hilary Mantel

PODCAST – BookElfLeeds Reading Challenge – Update

This year, @BookElfLeeds and I decided to reignite our reading groove thaing by completing a reading challenge. We found this awesome list by Modern Mrs Darcy - and already we're inspired! Jess provides us with an update of her Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge of 2016. With 6 books read; she's at the halfway mark already! … Continue reading PODCAST – BookElfLeeds Reading Challenge – Update

Christmas Read-a-Long – Greenshaw’s Folly

THE ADVENTURES OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING AGATHA CHRISTIE There are six short stories featuring two of Agatha Christie's most beloved detectives - Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. The plan is that we shall read one a week in the build up to Christmas BLURB Raymond West's niece is invited by an elderly recluse to help compile … Continue reading Christmas Read-a-Long – Greenshaw’s Folly

Christmas Read-a-Long – The Dream

THE ADVENTURES OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING AGATHA CHRISTIE There are six short stories featuring two of Agatha Christie's most beloved detectives - Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. The plan is that we shall read one a week in the build up to Christmas BLURB Hercule Poirot is slightly reluctant to answer a letter demanding his services … Continue reading Christmas Read-a-Long – The Dream

Christmas Read-a-Long – Four and Twenty Blackbirds

THE ADVENTURES OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING AGATHA CHRISTIE There are six short stories featuring two of Agatha Christie's most beloved detectives - Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. The plan is that we shall read one a week in the build up to Christmas BLURB Hercule Poirot is about to tuck into a very traditional English supper … Continue reading Christmas Read-a-Long – Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Christmas Read-a-Long –

THE ADVENTURES OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING AGATHA CHRISTIE There are six short stories featuring two of Agatha Christie's most beloved detectives - Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. The plan is that we shall read one a week in the build up to Christmas BLURB ‘One looks for humanity in these matters’ Pretty Lily Margrave, smart little … Continue reading Christmas Read-a-Long –