PICTURES – Douglas Coupland – Slogans for the 21st Century

Spotted these on the Guardian - HERE - and had to look them up. Douglas Coupland - do visit his website, it's a bit of a delight - is a Canadian author, designer and artist that I've been semi-aware of for years (he wrote Generation X: Tales for an accelerated Culture, JPod and Highly Inappropriate … Continue reading PICTURES – Douglas Coupland – Slogans for the 21st Century

National Poetry Day

The theme for this year is 'Truth' No Second Troy BY William Butler Yeats Why should I blame her that she filled my days  With misery, or that she would of late  Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,  Or hurled the little streets upon the great,  Had they but courage equal to desire?  What … Continue reading National Poetry Day

Little Free Library in Leeds Dock

This evening, while out walking through Leeds Dock, I came across this very sweet little free library! I got so giddy to see 'Take a Book, Leave a Book' that I completely botched the picture of that sign. 🙄 And it looks to be well stocked! Huzzah for literary Leeds!

Wow – 2 Minute Review – Benediction by Kent Haruf

BLURB From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. … Continue reading Wow – 2 Minute Review – Benediction by Kent Haruf

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

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