Man Booker Challenge 2014: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, by Joshua Ferris Paul O'Rourke - dentist extraordinaire, reluctant New Yorker, avowed atheist, disaffected Red Sox fan, and a connoisseur of the afternoon mochaccino - is a man out of touch with modern life. While his dental practice occupies his days, his nights are filled with darker thoughts, as … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2014: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Man Booker challenge 2014: J, by Howard Jacobson

Hello, woodsiegirl here! Once again (for I think the third year in a row?), I am attempting my annual challenge of reading the Booker Prize shortlist before the winner is announced. I have yet to manage reading all six before the announcement deadline, so here's hoping I manage a better job of it this year! … Continue reading Man Booker challenge 2014: J, by Howard Jacobson

Man Booker Shortlist – Book 06 – The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge Our good friend WoodsieGirl has read all the books on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for the last few years. This is not because she is an avid reader, with varied interests and is constantly on the lookout for new great fiction. She does this purely to mock my inability … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist – Book 06 – The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

Man Booker Shortlist – Book 05 – The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri

WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge Our good friend WoodsieGirl has read all the books on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for the last few years. This is not because she is an avid reader, with varied interests and is constantly on the lookout for new great fiction. She does this purely to mock my inability … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist – Book 05 – The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri

Man Booker Shortlist – Book 04 – We need new names – NoViolet Bulawayo

WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge Our good friend WoodsieGirl has read all the books on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for the last few years. This is not because she is an avid reader, with varied interests and is constantly on the lookout for new great fiction. She does this purely to mock my inability … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist – Book 04 – We need new names – NoViolet Bulawayo

Man Booker Shortlist – Book 03 – A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki

WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge Our good friend WoodsieGirl has read all the books on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for the last few years. This is not because she is an avid reader, with varied interests and is constantly on the lookout for new great fiction. She does this purely to mock my inability … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist – Book 03 – A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki

Man Booker Shortlist Book 02 – Harvest – Jim Crace

WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge Our good friend WoodsieGirl has read all the books on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for the last few years. This is not because she is an avid reader, with varied interests and is constantly on the lookout for new great fiction. She does this purely to mock my inability … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist Book 02 – Harvest – Jim Crace

Man Booker Shortlist – Book 01 – The Testament of Mary – Colm Toibin

  WoodsieGirl's  Man Booker Challenge Our good friend WoodsieGirl has read all the books on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for the last few years. This is not because she is an avid reader, with varied interests and is constantly on the lookout for new great fiction. She does this purely to mock … Continue reading Man Booker Shortlist – Book 01 – The Testament of Mary – Colm Toibin

WoodsieGirl’s Choice – In Mouldy Land – A memorial

Poetry Challenge 2013 I'm afraid I'm hopelessly behind with our challenge and posting months after the requested date. Nevertheless, I'm working hard (or hardly working?) to get us up to date.  Here at Leeds Book Club, we're always looking for new poems and poets...well I say we...me mostly.  This year, we've invited our friends from … Continue reading WoodsieGirl’s Choice – In Mouldy Land – A memorial

Sharing Stories – I had a Black Dog Review – GUEST

Leeds Book Club will be participating in the Arts and Minds Network's new project on raising awareness of mental health issues.  This review is provided to us by regular book clubber @MildlyConfused. Barbara is epic, to the tips of her toes and I'm delighted to welcome her to the blogging gang (I believe that you've already met … Continue reading Sharing Stories – I had a Black Dog Review – GUEST