2020 – LBC 3 Reads Scorecard

Our first book wasn’t technically part of the ‘theme’ but nevermind! We’ve agreed that the 2021 theme will be Comfort Reads of some descriptions, so already looking forward to that! Our scores are as follows: Plainsong - Kent Haruf - 6The Lady Vanishes - Ethel Lina White - 8.5And then there were none - Agatha … Continue reading 2020 – LBC 3 Reads Scorecard

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