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

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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…

PODCAST – The Quest for the Christmas Spirit

So much excitement!! The podcast is back! Huzzah!! And it's back because @BookElfLeeds is doing a new reading challenge - the 12 reads of Christmas!! Huzzah huzzah!!! She will mostly be reading books that follow a strict and very complex criteria (reviews will start tomorrow) which she sums up as 'someone has lost (or does … Continue reading PODCAST – The Quest for the Christmas Spirit

2 minute review – Jennifer Johnston - The Invisible Worm

Recently, I went away for a weeks holiday. For the first time in years, I didn't bring anything to read with me. I've been in the midst of a reading funk for such a long time now, I'm starting to disbelieve that I ever read for pleasure! In the last few months, I've seen it … Continue reading 2 minute review – Jennifer Johnston - The Invisible Worm

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

No Man’s Land at Sheffield Lyceum

Or ' that time I saw Magneto and Cap't Picard on stage together' No Man's Land blurb Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the UK stage in Sean Mathias’ acclaimed production of No Man’s Land, one of the most brilliantly entertaining plays by Nobel Prize laureateHarold Pinter. One summer’s evening, two ageing … Continue reading No Man’s Land at Sheffield Lyceum