CHRISTMAS READING CHALLENGE – 01 – Nine Lives of Christmas – Sheila Roberts

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


PODCAST – The Quest for the Christmas Spirit

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

Incredibly relatable illustration

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

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

August and September Book Choices!

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!

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

March Book Choices!

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!

February and March 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

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