Lancaster Rainbow Reader's Weblog

A social group for lesbian, gay, bi, transgendered and their friends who love reading.

The New List Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Apologies for not blogging more promptly: I have been knee deep in year 8 reports and have only just emerged!
We had a lovely time in NICE; the conversations were fantastic, even if we went off at various tangents; it was great to meet new faces; and if that wasn’t enough for us, we even managed to draw up a really varied and exciting book list.

We decided to start with Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith and the next meeting will be in NICE bar, at 3.30pm on June 13th.

I hope to see you there!

Book list:

The lacuna. Barbara kingsolver

House of Rules, Jodie Piccoult

The curious incident, Mark haddon

White jacket, Herman Melville

Moby Dick, Herman Melville

Boy in The Striped Pajamas,

The book theif, mark zusak

The social consequenes of railway closures

The war with the newts,

Diary of nobody

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


The Next Meeting is On the Way! Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Keep your eyes on the site for details; how to get to us; and how to stay up to date with the latest.

The next meeting is only 24 days away; we’re going to be drawing up the reading list and hopefully there’ll be a pot of coffee and biscuits (if my budget with allow!)


Updates Wednesday, April 7, 2010

So as you can probably see, the site has had a refit which has taken longer than I wanted due to me assassinating my computer. However in the mean time I want to let you know about the new time and place for our meetings.

I’ve spoken to the manager at NICE who has said we’re more than welcome to drink and chat about books in the bar area. On top of that I’ll be getting in coffee for the meeting from the bar

As the bar is not open on Sundays this means that we will now be meeting on the second Saturday of the month, at the usual time of 3.30 (this will be open to discussion.)

I am not planning to have a book for our next meeting, which will now be in May (due to family commitments this Saturday is impossible.) Instead I would like to meet you, hear your ideas for books and the club so we can. If you are not already a member of the Facebook group, please join,


New Year, New Start Monday, December 21, 2009

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I don’t want to say too much; nothing has really been arranged but I’m in the process of getting things in place to have a meeting at the end of January. It seems only fitting to use the original book-list.

In the mean time; let me know what you think of the new site


Keeping Track of the New Book List Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Book List has Landed: Graham has already posted the new reading list for Rainbow Readers but for those of you who don’t keep a paper diary and love the 21st Century jiggery-internet-pokery then maybe you would want to check out Google Calenders.
It’s a free service and you can create your own schedule and also import events from public ones: like the Rainbow Reader’s Calender. So you can be abreast of Lancaster’s Premiere Reading Group for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans and everyone else who loves a good read and a good old natter.

Rainbow Readers – Reading List August – November 08

At the last meeting of the Rainbow Readers book group the upcoming reading list was decided upon. It makes it a lot easier to know what is coming up in advance and buying books en-masse from the internet is also a lot easier.

Take a look at the list and if you feel that you would like to take part in any of the upcoming meetings then please feel free to let us know. You can either leave a comment for us here on the About Us page or email We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you at a future meeting.

August 10th: Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis by Wendy Cope and The World’s Wife by Carol Anne Duffy

September 14th: Toast by Nigel Slater

October 12th: Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin

November 9th: Enduring Love by Ian McEwan


Rainbow Readers Lancaster – Meeting 7pm Sunday 20th July Sunday, July 20, 2008

Just a quick reminder that Rainbow Readers, Lancaster’s premier book group for the gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered  community will be meeting in Lancaster later today.

The meeting will be held at 7pm in the Sun Hotel on Church Street. We will be discussing Quentin Crisp’s The Naked Civil Servant. Even if you haven’t read the book feel free to come along and say hello.

Tonight we will be discussing the reading list for the next 6 months which was drafted in preliminary form last month. The book group itself is still only a few months old and we are still finding our feet, but each meeting is now seeing some very interesting discussions.

The group is still looking to expand further and if you would like to come down to see what it is all about then you are more than welcome. We are a small, but perfectly formed!! and very friendly bunch of people with a mix of different social backgrounds.

Everyone at Rainbow Readers look forward to seeing you there.