#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!
Really looking forward to meeting up for book club this evening. Venue - White Swan Time - 6pm We'll be discussing the Goddess Chronicle by Nasuo Kirino Next month, we'll be discussing The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie Date - 9th June Time - 6pm till 8pm Venue - White Swan
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 White Swan Venue: White Swan Leeds Date: Sunday 9th of November 2015 Time: 6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing: THE CHAOS OF STARS KIERSTEN WHITE * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * … Continue reading LBC White Swan – The Chaos of Stars – Write Up
LBC White Swan Venue: White Swan Leeds Date: Sunday 8th of February 2015 Time: 6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing: THE SONG OF ACHILLES MADELINE MILLER The BLURB ( Amazon) Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, … Continue reading WSwan LBC – The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
Yes, you're right, this is the wrong font... Don't worry! We don't want to confuse you even more!! This is BookElf! AR has very kindly allowed me in on her Canongate Challenge, as Salley Vickers is one of my favourite writers, so I'm barging in here and reviewing her interpretation of the Oedipus myth. Background … Continue reading Canongate Book 6 – Where Three Roads Meet
After some delay; the next book in the LeedsBookClub Canongate Challenge was Dream Angus by Alexander McCall Smith. A huge fan of Alexander McCall Smith (Please read his wikipedia page - he is fascinating); I discovered the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency a few years ago and read about six books in the series over … Continue reading Canongate Book 5 – Dream a little dream of me…
Next up on the LeedsBookClub Canongate challenge was The Helmet of Horror by Victor Pelevin. Victor Pelevin is a Russian author, famed for his work in the SF genera; so I approached this book with very high hopes. I was also very curious as I've heard that his style is to use multi-layered philosophical techniques, … Continue reading Canongate Book 4 – And we’ll all go together….
Deciding to tackle the great unknown next; I choose to read Su Tong's Binu and the Great wall of China as my third Canongate Challenge. While long fascinated by China, I know very little about the country, it's culture or its mythology. I studied a very specific time period for my history leaving certificate (A … Continue reading Canongate Book 3 – It’s a long and winding road…that brings me home
While we at Leeds Book Club have always been delighted to fly the Rainbow Flag, I have to admit, I've always felt a tad out of the loop regarding the issues. Though I passionately believe in equality regardless of gender, orientation, age or racial origin, I'm rarely challenged or confronted over the mere act of … Continue reading Canongate Book 2 – The Girls watch the Boys watch the Girls go by…