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 ­čîĚ 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┬á 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,┬árelationship abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of children)┬árested. 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