J.R.R. Tolkien – Blue Plaque in Leeds

Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien lived in Leeds for 5 years?   From 1920-1925; Tolkien held his first academic position at the University of Leeds. It was during this period that he co-released Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - for many the definitive academic piece on this topic.    Though his time at … Continue reading J.R.R. Tolkien – Blue Plaque in Leeds


Crime On Tour @ Leeds Central Library

I do love reading the odd spot of crime, I suppose it's one of my guilty pleasures. A day wrapped in Harry Hole's Smith and Western totin' arms is a day well spent, and for vintage thrills you can't go wrong with a Daisy Dalrymple or Agatha Christie. I recently finished my first Oscar Wilde … Continue reading Crime On Tour @ Leeds Central Library

What I Read During My Holidays Part 1-The Luddites

Last week I broke with tradition and spent my holiday lying on my Dad's sofa and reading. And it was, as it always is, utterly blissful. I took originally three books to read with me, this soon rose to four as I went via my Auntie S, who's always good for a lend, and I … Continue reading What I Read During My Holidays Part 1-The Luddites


  LeedsPlaylist - run by= @Wandapops)  Please find links to the LeedsBookClub play lists here! Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: Listen on Spotify  or  as a  YouTube playlist  The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: Listen on Spotify  or as a  YouTube playlist (make sure you watch the final one – its a stuffed … Continue reading LeedsPlaylists!

Leeds Playlist!

Very rarely do I do the plug thing...but LeedsPlaylist ...is such a great idea - run by a book club member no less (waves to @Wandapops) - how could I resist!  - From the blog...   This is how we do it To take part in Leeds Playlist you must be in Leeds and on Twitter. … Continue reading Leeds Playlist!

Library Poem – A Protest By Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson, Waterstones Children’s Laureate, has written a dedicated poem to celebrate National Libraries Day. Library Poem Everyone is welcome to walk through the door. It really doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor. There are books in boxes and books on shelves. They’re free for you to borrow, so help yourselves. Come and meet … Continue reading Library Poem – A Protest By Julia Donaldson

National Libraries Day 2012!

As you might know, we at LeedsBookClub love our libraries. We passionately believe that these are an essential national resource that MUST be preserved for the future. This year National Libraries Day will be celebrated on the 4th of February. That's THIS Saturday!! How will YOU get involved? Visit the link above for some great … Continue reading National Libraries Day 2012!

Errrrrr Libraries Much?

I am fuming. Wikipedia is down. This is because they believe in freedom of information which apparently this new law in the US, which I don't know anything about, will restrict. Fair enough, I too believe in open content and lack of censorship. This isn't what is making me angry. I've just had a morning … Continue reading Errrrrr Libraries Much?

Mills & Boon at Morley Lit Fest

As a lover of all things ridiculous and romantic, one event I’ve been looking forward to for a while is the celebration of Mills & Boon, one of the events on the Morley Lit Fest calendar, this Saturday from 7.30. Taking place in a 1950s themed diner, this event promises to be packed with laughs … Continue reading Mills & Boon at Morley Lit Fest

Morley Lit Fest

This October sees the return of one of the year's highlights for Leeds' book lovers; Morley Lit Fest. Now in its sixth year, this year's lineup is absolutely massive, with talks from Ian Rankin and the writers of some of the Doctor Who novels and audio books. There are also talks from experts and academics, … Continue reading Morley Lit Fest