#NowReading – The Ladies of Grace Adieu

Laini and I are back in business - getting our readalong started for 2023 with Susanna Clarke’s - The Ladies of Grace Adieu. This has 8 short stories so we are planning on reading one together and one for homework each week and will hopefully have this completed my the end of the month. Faerie … Continue reading #NowReading – The Ladies of Grace Adieu

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#NowListening to Marple

Recently, I treated myself to Marple - 12 new short stories, written by contemporary authors featuring the quick witted Miss Jane Marple. BBC Sounds has three of the short stories adapted for ratio and available now. We are listening to them while driving back home - a lovely literary start to the new year. The … Continue reading #NowListening to Marple

NowReading – Marple – A collection NOT by Agatha Christie

My Christmas present to myself this year is this – the gorgeous hardback of Marple.  The beautiful red version of Marple.  A brand new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Crime’s legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors. This collection of twelve original short stories, all featuring Jane … Continue reading NowReading – Marple – A collection NOT by Agatha Christie

LeedsBookClub Christmas!

Yippee! It’s that time of the year! Am busy organising the @LeedsBookClub Christmas do for December and feeling incredibly excited to see everyone in person again! Since March 2020, there have now been a total of 75 book clubs via zoom; 1 Christmas meet up face to face and 3 in person book clubs. So … Continue reading LeedsBookClub Christmas!

Readalong with Laini

As Laini and I have been reading along together for 2 and a half years, we decided that we were well overdue the creation of a spreadsheet. After all, it is Laini who has sorted through over a decade and a half of book clubs, to gather information on authors, genras, score and so on. … Continue reading Readalong with Laini

Migrating to mastodon from Twitter

Well, the bird site has gone a bit bonkers since the reluctant takeover by Elon Musk.  While I’ve been determined to reduce my social media time in general, I had hoped to keep my community! So have been scrambling for an alternative. * And – like so many other Twitter users – I’ve landed on … Continue reading Migrating to mastodon from Twitter

Bookshelf Challenge – Book 11 – The Story of Lucy Gault

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – Book 11 – The Story of Lucy Gault

#NowReading – & Bookshelf Challenge 19 – & & @LeedsBookClub choice!

The Women of Troy by Pat Barker Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home as victors - all they need is a good wind to lift their sails. But the wind has vanished, the seas becalmed by vengeful gods, and so the warriors remain in limbo - camped … Continue reading #NowReading – & Bookshelf Challenge 19 – & & @LeedsBookClub choice!

Bookshelf Challenge – Book 10 – Marina

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge – Book 10 – Marina

@LeedsBookClub

Sorting out my reading till the end of the year! (I’m a fraud and I should be ashamed. Absolutely gamed the last book of the year.) LBCWSwan 11-09 – Exhalation – Ted Chiang09-10 – A master of Djinn – P Djeli Clark13-11 – Heartstopper – Alice Oseman Exhalation From the acclaimed author of Stories of … Continue reading @LeedsBookClub