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

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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

2 minute review – Jennifer Johnston - The Invisible Worm

Recently, I went away for a weeks holiday. For the first time in years, I didn't bring anything to read with me. I've been in the midst of a reading funk for such a long time now, I'm starting to disbelieve that I ever read for pleasure! In the last few months, I've seen it … Continue reading 2 minute review – Jennifer Johnston - The Invisible Worm

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

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

LBCWhiteswan review – Perks of being a wallflower

LBC White Swan  Venue: White Swan Leeds Date:  Sunday 9th of February 2014                          Time:  6:00pm              Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years … Continue reading LBCWhiteswan review – Perks of being a wallflower