Nollaig na mBan – Happy Women’s Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany

Although it's been years since I had faith, I never take my decorations down until today - the official end of Christmas. On the 6th of January each year, Catholics celebrate the end of the 12 days of Christmas - today is the day that the Three Wise Men reached the end of their journey. … Continue reading Nollaig na mBan – Happy Women’s Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany

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The Stranger by Harlan Coben for #LBCHorsforth The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces … Continue reading Now reading …

Happy Towel Day

A bit of history from Wikipedia - Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and … Continue reading Happy Towel Day

LBC3READS

Our #LBC3Reads club meets Saturday, at 12:30pm, at @cafe164 Our 2020 theme is ‘Three Crime Greats’ 18/04 - The Wheel Spins - Ethel Lina White18/07 - And there were none - Agatha Christie17/10 - Strong Poison - Dorothy L Sayers

LBC Horsforth – Date Change

LBCHorsforth is making a change! We’re still meeting on a Wednesday, at 7:30pm in @oldkingsarmspub But from May, we’ll be meeting up on the last Wednesday of the month So our Upcoming Dates and choices are: 08 April - Normal People - Sally Rooney27 May - Boxy an Star - Darren King24 June - Witchmark … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Date Change

NOTE – Rearranged White Swan Book Club due to the weather

Due to Storm Ciara, I’ve decided to rearranged our #LBCWSwan. No point in people travelling unnecessarily while the winds are up! Instead of meeting tonight, we will meet next Sunday, the 16th to discuss Melmoth by Sarah Perry.

Reminder – White Swan Book Club is next week

Not tonight. This is to facilitate New Years and getting back into the swing of things!

Our August and September Reads

For White Swan 11th August - The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker 8th September - All the birds in the sky - Charlie Jane Anders For Horsforth 14th August - An Unwanted Guest - Shari Lapena 11th September - Factfulness - Why things are better than you think - Hans Rosling

BLOG – Happy St Swithuns/Swithins Day

How how I lived here for so long and not known that there was a British groundhog day?!?!? From Wikipedia: The name of Swithun is best known today for a British weather lore proverb, which says that if it rains on St. Swithun's day, 15 July, it will rain for 40 days. St Swithun's day if thou … Continue reading BLOG – Happy St Swithuns/Swithins Day

LBC3Reads – Time Change and now VENUE CHANGE

We will be meeting at 10.30am this morning at our usual venue, Cafe 164 Wapentake on Kirkgate as Cafe 164 is closed for the Easter weekend. Apologies for the confusion! We will be discussing The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. This is our 'Crime' pick of the year, to celebrate @LBCOutlaws, our themed bookclub that … Continue reading LBC3Reads – Time Change and now VENUE CHANGE