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PODCAST – Jan 2018 – This month I have mostly been reading…

Join the BookElf and I as we discuss the books that we’ve read this month (Ok, I discuss the books I’ve read this month and Jess discusses HALF of the books that she has read. Swot.)

From missing the mark to hitting you right in the heart to slightly smutty novels to book club low scores to holocaust denial…we like to think we’ve been keeping it varied…

We are particularly entertaining and witty and would love to hear from you so join in via the comments section below!

Listen to the podcast HERE

 

Book’s discussed in detail

  • The Transition – Luke Kennard
  • The Shimmer of the Herring – Evelyn Hood
  • The City and The City – China Mieville
  • Howards End – EM Forster
  • Holocaust History on Trial – Denial – Deborah Lidstadt
  • Rainshadows Road – Lisa Kleypas

Note – there might just have been a glass of wine involved in this production…

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PODCAST – Modern Mrs Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge

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This year, @BookElfLeeds and I decided to reignite our reading groove thaing by completing a reading challenge. We found this awesome list by Modern Mrs Darcy – and already we’re inspired!

Click below to hear us discuss the challenge and why we’re participating; our book choices; our continuing and lasting love of libraries; random thoughts on such vital issues as stickers on books and lots of other literary-related chatter!

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Modern Mrs Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge

  1. a book published this year
  2. a book you can finish in a day
  3. a book you’ve been meaning to read
  4. a book recommended by a local librarian or bookseller
  5. a book you should have read in school
  6. a book chosen by your spouse/partner/sibling/child or BFF
  7. a book published before you were born
  8. a book that was banned at some point
  9. a book that was previously abandoned
  10. a book you own but have never read
  11. a book that intimidates you
  12. a book you’ve already read at least once

I’ll be creating a little challenge page for us to update as the year progresses!

If you’d like to join us with this – or any other reading challenges, please drop me an email, leave a comment or tweet one of us!

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PODCAST – Culturally Minded Ep 02

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Leeds Book Club has been participating in the Arts and Minds Network‘s Sharing Stories Project for the last few years.

In previous years, we read and discussed books – you can find the list below – however, in 2015, we decided to broaden our scope.

Tom of the Arts and Mind Network and I will be meeting up every few months to discuss books, music, TV, films, comics and anything else we can think of, with an eye towards increasing awareness about mental health.

If you are already subscribed to the Leeds Book Club podcast, then   #CulturallyMinded episodes should start appearing automatically soon! 😉

itunesThe LBC podcast can also be found on iTunes here if you fancy subscribing!

 

The Movement

The Movement

02 – CULTURALLY MINDED – Episode Two – with Tom

Tom (@ArtsMindsLeeds) and I meet up to discuss comics – the Movement, Look Straight Ahead, 2 Kill and Psychiatric Tales; books – The Girl on the Train; Tom’s Recommendation – In and Out of the Kitchen and exciting events coming up soon!

 

TIP 02 – Miles Jupp – In and Out of the Kitchen

 

Mobile Link to the episode.

If you’d like to get involved – either recording (with us or as a roving reporter with audioboom) or with a suggested book, tv, film, comic or place to visit – please drop us a line!

Culturally Minded Podcast

sharing stories 01

Leeds Book Club has been participating in the Arts and Minds Network‘s Sharing Stories Project for the last few years.
This project has been set up to raise awareness of mental health; learning difficulties and autism through – in our case – the depiction of these in works of fiction.
In previous years, we read and discussed books – you can find the list below – however, in 2015, we decided to broaden our scope.
Tom of the Arts and Mind Network and I will be meeting up every few months to discuss books, music, TV, films, comics and anything else we can think of, with an eye towards increasing awareness about mental health.
If you are already subscribed to the Leeds Book Club podcast, then   #CulturallyMinded episodes should start appearing automatically soon! 😉

itunesThe LBC podcast can also be found on iTunes here if you fancy subscribing!

 

01 – CULTURALLY MINDED – Episode One – with Tom – “Structured yet nicely vague…|

Where we say hello and discuss our ideas and hopes for the podcast; how we define culture and cultural snobbery(!) and different aspects of the arts, films, books, gardens and sculpture parks that have inspired us!

Tip 01 – West Yorkshire Sculpture Park or Hyde Park or any green place!

Mobile Link to the episode.

 

If you’d like to get involved – either recording (with us or as a roving reporter with audioboom) or with a suggested book, tv, film, comic or place to visit – please drop us a line!

Podcast – Interview with Ross Young

LeedsBookClub is delighted to welcome Ross Young to the LBC Podcast.

Ross is an English author based in Egypt, currently spending most of his time in the fictional afterlife world of Gloomwood.

We discuss Dead Heads, Ross writing techniques and the slippery slidey world of self publication.

LANGUAGE – well…I’m hosting so usual warnings apply!

SPOILERS – mostly just hints to entice you to read Dead Heads!

If you’d prefer to listen on your mobile device, click HERE! The second in the Gloomwood series – Get Ted Dead – will be out soon…
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Check out our review of Dead Heads HERE

Visit the Gloomwood website HERE

Stalk…Chat with Ross on twitter HERE. He’s very friendly. 

Interview with James Schwartz!

LBC is joined by James Schwartz – @QueerAsPoetry – author of Growing up Gay and Amish in America and poet for a chat about everything but the kitchen sink!
 
***LANGUAGE WARNING ***
– We’re actually very restrained. For us. So… the usual warning applies!
***SPOILERS WARNING ***
– Not so spoiler-tastic, just our thoughts on random books, tv shows and films. 
 
Mobile Link HERE

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