WSwan LBC and Canongate Book 08 – Weight Write Up – GUEST

White Swan LBC Venue: White Swan Leeds Date:  Sunday 10th of February 2012 Time:  6:00pm Address: Swan Street, Leeds   Discussing: WEIGHT JEANETTE WINTERSON   * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * * * * * * S P O I L E R S * … Continue reading WSwan LBC and Canongate Book 08 – Weight Write Up – GUEST

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MedusaLBC Book 1 Review and Canongate Book 7 – Ragnarok

Medusa LBC Venue: Medusa Bar in Horsforth Date:  Wednesday 11th January 2012 Time:  7:00pm Discussing: Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * … Continue reading MedusaLBC Book 1 Review and Canongate Book 7 – Ragnarok

Canongate Book 6 – Where Three Roads Meet

Yes, you're right, this is the wrong font... Don't worry! We don't want to confuse you even more!! This is BookElf! AR has very kindly allowed me in on her Canongate Challenge, as Salley Vickers is one of my favourite writers, so I'm barging in here and reviewing her interpretation of the Oedipus myth. Background … Continue reading Canongate Book 6 – Where Three Roads Meet

Canongate Book 5 – Dream a little dream of me…

After some delay; the next book in the LeedsBookClub Canongate Challenge was Dream Angus by Alexander McCall Smith. A huge fan of Alexander McCall Smith (Please read his wikipedia page - he is fascinating); I discovered the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency a few years ago and read about six books in the series over … Continue reading Canongate Book 5 – Dream a little dream of me…

Canongate Book 4 – And we’ll all go together….

Next up on the LeedsBookClub Canongate challenge was The Helmet of Horror by Victor Pelevin. Victor Pelevin is a Russian author, famed for his work in the SF genera; so I approached this book with very high hopes. I was also very curious as I've heard that his style is to use multi-layered philosophical techniques, … Continue reading Canongate Book 4 – And we’ll all go together….

Canongate Book 3 – It’s a long and winding road…that brings me home

Deciding to tackle the great unknown next; I choose to read Su Tong's Binu and the Great wall of China as my third Canongate Challenge. While long fascinated by China, I know very little about the country, it's culture or its mythology. I studied a very specific time period for my history leaving certificate (A … Continue reading Canongate Book 3 – It’s a long and winding road…that brings me home

Canongate Book 2 – The Girls watch the Boys watch the Girls go by…

While we at Leeds Book Club have always been delighted to fly the Rainbow Flag, I have to admit, I've always felt a tad out of the loop regarding the issues. Though I passionately believe in equality regardless of gender, orientation, age or racial origin, I'm rarely challenged or confronted over the mere act of … Continue reading Canongate Book 2 – The Girls watch the Boys watch the Girls go by…