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

BLOG – Happy St Swithuns/Swithins Day

How how I lived here for so long and not known that there was a British groundhog day?!?!? From Wikipedia: The name of Swithun is best known today for a British weather lore proverb, which says that if it rains on St. Swithun's day, 15 July, it will rain for 40 days. St Swithun's day if thou … Continue reading BLOG – Happy St Swithuns/Swithins Day

Upcoming Reads!

#LBCHorsforth 12-06 - Why we sleep - Matthew Walker 10-07 - Becoming - Michelle Obama #LBCWSwan 09-06 - The raven tower - Ann Leckie 14-07 - The Kingdom of Shadows - K.W. Jeter 11-08 - The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker We just can't seem to escape myth based books for White Swan … Continue reading Upcoming Reads!

LBC 3 Reads – Book 15 – All Quiet on the Western Front

#LBC3Reads Cafe 164 Date:  16th of April 2016 Time:  11am - 1pm Address: Unit 2 Munro House, Duke St, Leeds LS9 8AG DISCUSSED -  ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT  ERICH MARIA REMARQUE BLURB One by one the boys begin to fall... In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded … Continue reading LBC 3 Reads – Book 15 – All Quiet on the Western Front

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

LBC Outlaws – Dissolution – C.J. Sansom

LBC Outlaws Venue: Crowd of Favours Date:  Wednesday 7th of October 2015 Time:  6:00pm Address: Harper Street, LS2 7EA Discussing: DISSOLUTION CJ SANSOM The BLURB It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066. Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church and the country is waking up to … Continue reading LBC Outlaws – Dissolution – C.J. Sansom

LBCPuffins review book 06 -Black Beauty

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell  About the book   A horse is a horse of course unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will … Continue reading LBCPuffins review book 06 -Black Beauty

LBCPuffins review book 19 – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

LBCPuffins Date: Wednesday 18th of February 2015 Time: 6:30pm Venue: White Swan Leeds  Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical … Continue reading LBCPuffins review book 19 – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

EVENT – Chris Nickson Book Launch

  Chris Nickson is launching his latest book! Date: 6th of February Time: 6.30 pm Venue: Waterstones Leeds - 0113 244 4588 There will be free wine apparently - just let Waterstones know that you are coming!!