Remembering Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy - the Irish author - passed away some 7 years ago last month. She was an incredible writer and person and continues to inspire to this day. My mum sent me this photo this morning - it was obviously created a few years ago but the quote is mighty and fabulous and timeless. … Continue reading Remembering Maeve Binchy

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QUICK REVIEW – Mr Kiss and Tell – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

A long time ago....we used to be friends... https://youtu.be/X56x44mVFJM Veronica Mars ran for three (EPIC first season, solid second season, slightly less impactful third season...but still waaaaay better than the rest of the YA shows from that time) seasons, from 2004 until 2007. It was hyped as a Nancy Drew for the 21st century, but … Continue reading QUICK REVIEW – Mr Kiss and Tell – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

QUICK REVIEW – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

A long time ago....we used to be friends... https://youtu.be/9tEhpdMixYI Veronica Mars ran for three (EPIC first season, solid second season, slightly less impactful third season...but still waaaaay better than the rest of the YA shows from that time) seasons, from 2004 until 2007. It was hyped as a Nancy Drew for the 21st century, but … Continue reading QUICK REVIEW – The Thousand Dollar Tan Line – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

LISTEN – Poems for Idle Workers- BBC Radio 4

From the BBC website A series of small poems by Holly Pester, set in the brief pauses of work-breaks. Inspired by Virgil, absurdism, and sound poetry. In the year 42 BC, the Latin poet Virgil began to write his famous Eclogues (the term comes from a word meaning sketch or draft), reflecting tensions in the … Continue reading LISTEN – Poems for Idle Workers- BBC Radio 4

LBC White Swan – Book 78 (!?!) – The Kingdom of Shadows – K.W Jeter

LBC White Swan Venue: White Swan Leeds Date:  Sunday 14th of July 2019 Time:  6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds Discussing:  The Kingdom of Shadows K.W. JETER Adapted from GoodReads: K. W. Jeter, is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. He is credited with the … Continue reading LBC White Swan – Book 78 (!?!) – The Kingdom of Shadows – K.W Jeter

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

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

PODCAST – Feb 2018 – This month, I have mostly been reading…

Join Jess (@BookElfLeeds) and myself for a meander through our February reads. Books discussed (in detail) Dream Lake by Lisa Klepas The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov Seasons of my Life - Hannah Hauxwell His Dark Materials Trilogy and the Book of Dust - Philip Pullman Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier (where we … Continue reading PODCAST – Feb 2018 – This month, I have mostly been reading…

PODCAST – Jan 2018 – This month I have mostly been reading…

Join the BookElf and I as we discuss the books that we've read this month (Ok, I discuss the books I've read this month and Jess discusses HALF of the books that she has read. Swot.) From missing the mark to hitting you right in the heart to slightly smutty novels to book club low … Continue reading PODCAST – Jan 2018 – This month I have mostly been reading…

Christmas Reading Challenge – 12 – Maybe this Christmas – Sarah Morgan

Delighted and excited to announce that @BookElfLeeds has a brand new reading challenge! Jess had decided to seek out the Christmas Spirit in contemporary fiction. And like all good reading challenges; there's a strict criteria to be followed.  The book must have Christmas in the title.  Some one has lost the Christmas Spirit. A Christmas … Continue reading Christmas Reading Challenge – 12 – Maybe this Christmas – Sarah Morgan