#AlsoReading – How to be a liberal by Ian Dunt

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams in incredibly well written and breaking my heart so I’ve decided only to read that in daylight hours. In the evenings, anticipating a third lockdown, I’ve headed back to non-fiction and started How to be a Liberal by Ian Dunt - one of my essential Twitter accounts follows during parliamentary business. … Continue reading #AlsoReading – How to be a liberal by Ian Dunt

Read a book today – an excellent start to the year!

After my breakfast, I sat down for a solid read. ‘‘Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas” by Adam Kay is 140 pages long, so a genius first book of the year choice. This book follows on from his bestselling “This is going to hurt” - with a focus on seasonal anecdotes. However, there was something different … Continue reading Read a book today – an excellent start to the year!

The Witcher – The Last Wish

Last year (like a fortnight ago but it's fun to say), @BookElfLeeds told me that she'd watched the first episode of the Witcher series on Netflix and thought it was a very 'me' show. https://youtu.be/ndl1W4ltcmg Two days later, I'd finished the entire eight episodes. What can I say - the Elf knows me very well! … Continue reading The Witcher – The Last Wish

Wow – 2 Minute Review – Benediction by Kent Haruf

BLURB From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. … Continue reading Wow – 2 Minute Review – Benediction by Kent Haruf

LBC White Swan – Book 78 (!?!) – The Kingdom of Shadows – K.W Jeter

LBC White Swan Venue: White Swan Leeds Date:  Sunday 14th of July 2019 Time:  6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing:  The Kingdom of Shadows K.W. JETER Adapted from GoodReads: K. W. Jeter, is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. He is credited with the … Continue reading LBC White Swan – Book 78 (!?!) – The Kingdom of Shadows – K.W Jeter

2 minute review – Reni Eddo-Lodge – Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

A number of years ago, I watched a Ted Talk that discussed where the societal responsibility of gender related violence (sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of children) rested. Regardless of those subjected to abuse - men, women or children - the perpetrators were overwhelmingly male, leading Jackson Katz to posit that gender … Continue reading 2 minute review – Reni Eddo-Lodge – Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

PODCAST – Feb 2018 – This month, I have mostly been reading…

Join Jess (@BookElfLeeds) and myself for a meander through our February reads. Books discussed (in detail) Dream Lake by Lisa Klepas The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov Seasons of my Life - Hannah Hauxwell His Dark Materials Trilogy and the Book of Dust - Philip Pullman Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier (where we … Continue reading PODCAST – Feb 2018 – This month, I have mostly been reading…

Christmas Reading Challenge – 03 – Last Christmas – Julia Williams

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 – 03 – Last Christmas – Julia Williams

CHRISTMAS READING CHALLENGE – 02 – The Christmas Secret – Karen Swan

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 – 02 – The Christmas Secret – Karen Swan

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