#NowReading – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern) has been recommended to me by a few friends - and repeatedly by @Scampykat. So in my ‘week off’ from book club choices, I’ve decided to give this a go. A second hand copy conveniently appeared in a charity shop window (score!) so it feels like fate...magic perhaps 😉 The … Continue reading #NowReading – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

FILM – Alive Inside

Did you know that 850000 people in the UK are living with a form of Dementia? And that's due to rise to 1 million by 2020, increasing to 2 million by 2050? Because - while I was aware that the numbers are high and that we're an aging population - I hadn't joined up the … Continue reading FILM – Alive Inside

The Brontë Parsonage

This week, I have a friend from home visiting. We are both avid readers (in fact Laini has blogged for LBC in the past) and have a particular soft spot for the wild gothic stories drawn up by Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Visiting the place that kindled their imaginations and provided the backdrop for their … Continue reading The Brontë Parsonage

BLOG – Wizards Unite

I don't read anymore. Or write. Or blog. Or talk. For the last week, all I've done is confound the foundables! I'm hooked! The creators of Pokémon Go have teamed up with Warner Brothers and created a game for those intrigued by the world of Harry Potter. In terms of gameplay, there's a whole lot … Continue reading BLOG – Wizards Unite

Poetry in action

As taken by @HalfPintBlonde Wall poetry in Leiden, which is a lovely little town that looks quintessentially Dutch, down to the windmill at the edge of the canal 🌷 I love seeing art and words and poetry in action. Excellent spot K and thanks for letting me share! You can follow @HalfPintBlonde (and why wouldn't … Continue reading Poetry in action

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…

Help fund the 10th Leeds Brownies trip to London!

Our good friend and Eagle Owl @BookElfLeeds is raising money for her Brownies. Here's why When we asked our Brownies what they really wanted to do this year, they told us they wanted to visit London. We're a Leeds Brownie unit, based in LS4/LS6, for whom money is tight, and we'd love to give our … Continue reading Help fund the 10th Leeds Brownies trip to London!

No Man’s Land at Sheffield Lyceum

Or ' that time I saw Magneto and Cap't Picard on stage together' No Man's Land blurb Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the UK stage in Sean Mathias’ acclaimed production of No Man’s Land, one of the most brilliantly entertaining plays by Nobel Prize laureateHarold Pinter. One summer’s evening, two ageing … Continue reading No Man’s Land at Sheffield Lyceum

PROMO – Open Letters at Hyde Park Book Club

Recently I received an email from Open Letters - letting us know about their upcoming event. We both attended MINIcine at few months back for Never Let Me Go, so they immediately thought of book club when laundching their own literary based event! Looks like it could be a giggle - do report back if … Continue reading PROMO – Open Letters at Hyde Park Book Club

Support the Puffin’ Puffin – Run for Cystic Fibrosis

As many of you know, Leeds Book Club just wouldn't work without the effervescent Helen - she runs LBC Puffins, co-hosts LBC White Swan and is up for each and every reading challenge (that orientates around books for younger people). Frankly I don't know how she does it - she's a tireless wonder and source … Continue reading Support the Puffin’ Puffin – Run for Cystic Fibrosis