Covering Shakespeare!

As a fan of the Bard, I'm very excited to read about the Hogarth Shakespeare programme, launching in 2016  to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. Similarly to the Canongate Myth series, contemporary authors will be commissioned to create 'cover versions' of many of William Shakespeare's most beloved plays. To reinvent the plays as prose, … Continue reading Covering Shakespeare!

Interview with Mark Catley

Leeds Book Club is thrilled to be joined by Mark Catley - a scriptwriter for TV (such as Casualty, Eastenders and a Call the Midwife episode here and there) and the stage (Angus Thongs and Scuffer).    We discuss his upcoming production at the West Yorkshire Playhouse of Sherlock Holmes - Best Kept Secret (squee!); his … Continue reading Interview with Mark Catley

WTFBC – Book 3 – The Complete Companion – Review

WTFBC     JOSS WHEDON   THE COMPLETE COMPANION  POPMATTERS  It's always tricky reviewing a book that naturally divides itself up - short stories for example. If you get too stuck in on one section; you might not have time to get an overall view of the writing and so on. And the write up's … Continue reading WTFBC – Book 3 – The Complete Companion – Review

WTFBC – Book 2 – Killer Angels – Review

WTFBC -    KILLER ANGELS  Michael Shaara   A few more book clubbers attended this week - so we instantly got to work on dissecting the book.  Certainly everyone found the level of detail to be fascinating - with one noting that it felt like the author had witnessed it first hand! He presented the … Continue reading WTFBC – Book 2 – Killer Angels – Review

WTFBC – Much Ado About Nothing – Review

* * * * *SPOILERS* * * * * * * * * *SPOILERS* * * * * * * * * *SPOILERS* * * * *   Much Ado About Nothing  By William Shakespeare   Well, that was all a bit different! Our initial meet up(? Tweet up?) was a little quiet due to … Continue reading WTFBC – Much Ado About Nothing – Review

#WTFBC – Details of our second choice!

WTFBC Venur:   Twitter Date:    Sunday, 1st of July 2012 Time:    7pm Book the Second: Killer Angels  by Michael Shaara   The Whedon Connection - The book that inspired Joss Whedon to create Firefly! Trailer! Find fellow members on twitter by searching for #WTFBC.   Let me know your thoughts by either tweeting me @LeedsBookClub, commenting … Continue reading #WTFBC – Details of our second choice!

Much Ado About Whedon Book Club

For the three people out there who maybe haven't picked up on this; I'm a huge fan of the varied works of Joss Whedon.  Yup, I go to cons and everything.  About a month ago, a few of us Browncoats were chatting on twitter about the shows we love and the huge variety of pop … Continue reading Much Ado About Whedon Book Club

Guest Post – Doctor Horrible – the Book!

As the sequel has just been confirmed, this seems like a TERRIFIC time to share the following review with you! "If you’re not aware of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog by now, then you’ve probably only just stumbled across the internet when your parents introduced you to Rebecca Black as a way to learn the days … Continue reading Guest Post – Doctor Horrible – the Book!

Much Ado About Whedon – when fandoms collide…

Joss Whedon has made a film. A film based on a play. The cast is positively teeming with former collaborators from Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Doctor Horrible and Dollhouse. We know very little else. However, if the name is anything to go by; the play might just be Much Ado About Nothing by a little known and under appreciate … Continue reading Much Ado About Whedon – when fandoms collide…

The Saga of the Noble Dead – or what Twilight isn’t…

 ****SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS*****  Dhampire Thief of Lives Sister of the Dead Traitor to the Blood Rebel Fay Child of a Dead God ****SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS***** I am writing this in response to the incredible and outrageous adoration of the Twilight (Twishite) series - a set of books woefully written, with some … Continue reading The Saga of the Noble Dead – or what Twilight isn’t…