I’ve lived in Leeds (well just outside) for over 15 years and I’ve never set foot in The Leeds Library…until last night. But this is no ordinary council run public library, no siree. It was founded in 1768 as a proprietary subscription library and is now the oldest surviving example of this sort of library in the British Isles. And it’s not to be confused with the Leeds Central Library, your a-typical library up on the Headrow (for those of you who know Leeds). Continue reading
I wasn’t going to do a top 10 or 20 of what I’ve read this year but a woman’s allowed to change her mind right? It’s been a phenomenal year for books and particularly crime fiction! I’ve been lucky enough to read some fantastic books over the past 12 months.
So I’ve randomly picked some of the amazing books I’ve read this year. Some authors I’ve selected I’ve read more than one of their books this year so I’ve only picked one of their books. And I wish I could have picked more but if I didn’t stop, I’d be listing all the way into next year! The books I’ve picked are in no particular order other than possibly a rough reverse order of posting! Continue reading
I’m thrilled to be closing the blog tour for June Taylor’s Keep Your Friends Close. June is a Leeds author who I’ve known for a couple of years now after the lovely Jo Robertson of My Chestnut Reading Tree introduced us. Since then, we’ve run into each other at various bookish events in the area. Continue reading