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

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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

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