Migrating from Twitter to mastodon

Well, the bird site has gone a bit bonkers since the reluctant takeover by Elon Musk. While I’ve been determined to reduce my social media time in general, I had hoped to keep my community! So have been scrambling for an alternative. * And - like so many other Twitter users - I’ve landed on … Continue reading Migrating from Twitter to mastodon

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Bookshelf Challenge – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

Bookshelf Challenge – No 4 – UNFINISHED

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – No 4 – UNFINISHED

Bookshelf Challenge – No 3 – Academy Street – Mary Costello

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – No 3 – Academy Street – Mary Costello

2 Minute Review – Blood of Elves – The Witcher novel 1 by Andrzej Sapkowski

As part of my attempt to gain control over my unruly bookshelves, I’ve been tackling my Unread Reads.  This year, I was super proud of reading 17 ‘bookshelf challenge’ books…until I realised that I’d 140 books bought, but never read in the house!  Mostly, I’m just trying to get the numbers down and to clear … Continue reading 2 Minute Review – Blood of Elves – The Witcher novel 1 by Andrzej Sapkowski

September Book Club choices

Hello! Here are our three books for September! 08-09 - Piranesi - Susanna Clarke - LBC Horsforth 12-09 - Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir - LBC White Swan18-09 - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day – Winifred Watson - LBC 3 Reads

Book Box – Geashill Style

So, if any of the Leeds crew are travelling in the midlands (of Ireland), do have a peek in old telephone (telefón) boxes. Artwork is from the children at the Geashill National School Every now and again, you’ll find magic within! (And if you were wondering, this is what it looked like pre-magic! Geashill is … Continue reading Book Box – Geashill Style

Book Blog

Well I’ve finally finished LBC Horsforth book club choice for last month. Ian Cobain - The History Thieves Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation BLURB In 1889, the first Official Secrets Act was passed, creating offences of 'disclosure of information' and 'breach of official trust'. It limited and monitored what the public … Continue reading Book Blog

Happy Yorkshire Day.

Fossgate Bookshop in York

We went to York today and walked the wall. It was wonderful and a fascinating glance into the history of the city. But culture is consuming and we didn’t have a chance to visit any of the local bookshops. Until our walk back to the car. Fossgate Books is a treasure. A second hand book … Continue reading Fossgate Bookshop in York