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

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Happy World Book Day 2015!

Here at Leeds Book Club, we find that every day is World Book Day... but isn't it lovely to have a special day set aside just to remind us all about the wonderful marvellous magical and fantastic world of books! From the WBD website WHAT IS WORLD BOOK DAY? World Book Day is a celebration! It’s … Continue reading Happy World Book Day 2015!

EVENT – Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover

Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover   Venue: White Swan Leeds, Swan Street, Leeds Date:  Thursday 19th of February 2015 Time:  7:00pm SUPER FANTASTIC QUIZ: from 8:00pm! Leeds Libraries will be taking over the White Swan on Thursday the 19th of February! Pop in from 7pm to enjoy a night of literary wonder in a delightful location, including a quiz that I … Continue reading EVENT – Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover

EVENT – Bristol Literature Festival!

The Bristol Women’s Literature Festival returns for 2015 Some of the literary scene’s brightest stars are arriving in Bristol to join a unique festival that celebrates women’s writing. After its dazzling success in 2013, the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival is delighted to announce it is returning to Watershed on the 14th and 15th March 2015. … Continue reading EVENT – Bristol Literature Festival!

In Praise of – Children Reading

A Lament There have been many times that I have been embarrassed to be caught with a book. Like when I've wandered away at a party and became absorbed in something that I found. Or when I'd navigate school hallways eyes firmly stuck on the page, heedless of people jumping out of my way. As a … Continue reading In Praise of – Children Reading

EBacc-wards

This is my personal opinion-not that of LeedsBookClub. Sometimes you just need to get a rant off your chest! In a world where a one in five adults cannot find a plumber in a phone book, teaching the elite to remember is not the way to raise standards. The proposed reforms to the Key Stage … Continue reading EBacc-wards

Happy International Literacy Day

Happy International Literacy Day Since 1965, the 8th of September has been celebrated to promote literacy internationally.    The theme for 2012 is Cultivating Peace.   What is literacy? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation defines literacy as the "ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials … Continue reading Happy International Literacy Day