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

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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

LBC Dystopia 17 – The Sleeper Awakes – Write Up

LBC DYSTOPIA Venue: Crowd of Favours Date:  Tuesday 23rd of September 2015 Time:  6pm - 8pm Address: Harper Street, LS2 7EA Tel: 0113 246 9405 DISCUSSING THE SLEEPER AWAKES H.G. WELLS   * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * … Continue reading LBC Dystopia 17 – The Sleeper Awakes – Write Up

FREE EBOOK – LBC Dystopia

LBC Dystopia Date: 23rd September 2015   Venue: Crowd of Favours Our next pick is available for free as an ebook. Click on the links below for... HG Wells - Free Ebooks The Sleeper Awakes - Kindle The Sleeper Awakes - iTunes The Sleeper Awakes - Project Gutenberg BLURB A troubled insomniac in 1890s England falls suddenly … Continue reading FREE EBOOK – LBC Dystopia