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


Christmas Reading Challenge – 04 – Lakeshore Christmas – Susan Wiggs

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 – 04 – Lakeshore Christmas – Susan Wiggs

EVENT – Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover

Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover   Venue: White Swan Leeds, Swan Street, Leeds Date:  Thursday 19th of February 2015 Time:  7:00pm SUPER FANTASTIC QUIZ: from 8:00pm! Leeds Libraries will be taking over the White Swan on Thursday the 19th of February! Pop in from 7pm to enjoy a night of literary wonder in a delightful location, including a quiz that I … Continue reading EVENT – Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover

101 Poems about Childhood

As well as recently becoming an aunt; many of my friends have brought splendid little people into the world. Naturally, my first impulse has been to read up on the whole experience. So last week I checked out '101 Poems about Childhood' from my local library. While I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting … Continue reading 101 Poems about Childhood

Crime novels we guarantee you’ll love

Leeds Reads

We’ve handpicked the following crime novels from recommendations by Leeds Readers. Money back if you don’t enjoy Saints of the Shadow Biblethem 🙂

Ian Rankin – Saints of the Shadow Bible Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus’s team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer, are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide? His old colleagues called themselves ‘the Saints’, and swore a bond on something called ‘the Shadow Bible’. Times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer, especially with a referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner. Who are the saints and who are the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?

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In Praise of – Children Reading

A Lament There have been many times that I have been embarrassed to be caught with a book. Like when I've wandered away at a party and became absorbed in something that I found. Or when I'd navigate school hallways eyes firmly stuck on the page, heedless of people jumping out of my way. As a … Continue reading In Praise of – Children Reading

Happy Library Day

Poetry Challenge 2013 Here at Leeds Book Club, we're always looking for new poems and poets...well I say mostly.  This year, we've invited our friends from the blog and tweet sphere to share their favourite poems.  Hope that you enjoy these! * * * * * Mrs Phelps from Roald Dahl's Matilda Librarian par … Continue reading Happy Library Day

Leeds Libraries is hosting a Tolkien event!

A talk will be held at Leeds Libraries to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's life and work in Leeds.    Venue: Central Library Date:  14th of December 2012 Time:  12:30pm - 2:30pm   For details, call (0113) 247 6016   Please note: This is a ticketed event - £4.00 (£3.00 concessions) 


This is my personal opinion-not that of LeedsBookClub. Sometimes you just need to get a rant off your chest! In a world where a one in five adults cannot find a plumber in a phone book, teaching the elite to remember is not the way to raise standards. The proposed reforms to the Key Stage … Continue reading EBacc-wards

Happy International Literacy Day

Happy International Literacy Day Since 1965, the 8th of September has been celebrated to promote literacy internationally.    The theme for 2012 is Cultivating Peace.   What is literacy? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation defines literacy as the "ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials … Continue reading Happy International Literacy Day