Delighted and excited to announce that @BookElfLeeds has a brand new reading challenge! Jess had decided to seek out the Christmas Spirit in contemporary fiction. And like all good reading challenges; there's a strict criteria to be followed. The book must have Christmas in the title. Some one has lost the Christmas Spirit. A Christmas … Continue reading CHRISTMAS READING CHALLENGE – 01 – Nine Lives of Christmas – Sheila Roberts
So much excitement!! The podcast is back! Huzzah!! And it's back because @BookElfLeeds is doing a new reading challenge - the 12 reads of Christmas!! Huzzah huzzah!!! She will mostly be reading books that follow a strict and very complex criteria (reviews will start tomorrow) which she sums up as 'someone has lost (or does … Continue reading PODCAST – The Quest for the Christmas Spirit
Spotted this while randomly googling imaginary libraries that I wish were mine (what? perfectly valid search thread) by Tom Gauld (who tweets as @TomGauld). Then spent a very happy half hour checking out his comics - many have a literary theme! He does happen to have a book out - Baking with Kafka - … Continue reading Incredibly relatable illustration
#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
We have our next few months choices in! LBC 3 Reads (#LBC3Reads) NOTE - moved to August - venue TBA High Rising - Angela Thirkell LBC Horsforth (#LBCHorsforth) 9 August - The Good Immigrant - Nikesh Shukla 13 September - The Lemon Table - Julian Barnes LBC White Swan (#LBCWSwan) 13 August - The last … Continue reading August and September Book Choices!
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!!
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
Hi all, A quick update on what our next few reads shall be! As always, if you spot any corrections, don't hesitate to let me know! March 8th - Horsforth - God help the child - Toni Morrison 12th - White Swan - The Three Body Problem - Cixin Liu April 12th - Horsforth … Continue reading March Book Choices!
Hi all, As I've been a bit out of things, I'm only just getting around to finding out what books are when. Please do let me know if I get the books in the wrong order, the dates muddled and so on! Shall be aiming to catch up with emails and admin over the next … Continue reading February and March Choices
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