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

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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

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

Day to Night Reading Challenge with @HudLib

University of Huddersfield is running a really interesting reading challenge over on it's twitter (@HudLib) and instagram (@HudLib) The challenge is to see how many books you can read between #WorldBookDay and #WorldBookNight (that's 7th of March till the 23rd of April) that contain the following themes: Day Morning Midday or Lunch Afternoon Evening or … Continue reading Day to Night Reading Challenge with @HudLib

LBC Horsforth – DATE CHANGE

Morning All, Apparently, there's some sort of sporting event taking place tomorrow evening (semi-finals of the World Cup - CRO vs ENG at 7pm). Rather than compete with the footie fans; a date change is in order! Please join us next week to discuss - Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor  Wednesday 18th of July 7.30pm … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – DATE CHANGE

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

LBC3Reads – 2018 – Four Seasons Theme

LBC3 is our quarterly book club. We meet every three months on a Saturday morning to book club, drink lots of hot chocolate and - naturally - set the world to rights. Originally, we started out with no fixed theme, just a desire to tackle longer reads (quickly abandoned), though in the past few years … Continue reading LBC3Reads – 2018 – Four Seasons Theme

Upcoming book clubs

We have our next few months choices in, taking us up to the end of the year...if you can believe it. I think I'm in denial. It's really like...May? Anyway, for your reading pleasure! LBC 3 Reads (#LBC3Reads) 21st October - Matilda by Roald Dahl 20th January - TBA LBC Horsforth (#LBCHorsforth) 11th October - … Continue reading Upcoming book clubs

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

The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry

The Gift of the Magi O Henry   One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such … Continue reading The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry