This morning on Loose Reads Jenna brought in 'Bug Week & Other Stories' by Airini Beautrais, the fourth finalist for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction 2021. Whakarongo mai nei to learn more!
Jenna's just read Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu and highly recommends it. If Charles' work on HBO series, Westworld, isn't enough to entice you to read this book, perhaps winning the Fiction prize in the National Book Awards for 2020 will.
Jenna returns after a glorious summer break to review one of the books she's whizzed through in the holidays. Remote Sympathy by Catherine Chidgey follows the narratives of a number of characters during the second world war, and how they intertwine. Jenna reckons this is a must read for your summer list.
Jenna reviews Stan Walker's autobiography, Impossible: My Story and she reckons this is definitely an important read for Aotearoa. Stan writes about his family, abuse, success, forgiveness and redemption, this is one that you will pick up and not be able to put back down.
Jenna's been getting into ghost stories, this week she reviews The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story by Kate Summerscale. The true story of Nandor Fodor, a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical research. Spooky.
Jenna is in studio with not one but two memoirs dealing with identity ths week. Whakarongo mai nei to hear about 'This Pākehā Life: An Unsettled Memoir' by Alison Jones and 'Tree of Strangers' by Barbara Sumner.
MEET THE BOOKSELLER: TIME OUT BOOKSTORE with Jenna Todd
BIBLIO HAPPY HOUR
In today's episode we had a sit down with Jenna Todd the manager at TIME OUT BOOKSTORE located in Mt. Eden Village, Auckland, New Zealand. Jenna has been with TIME OUT BOOKSTORE for 10 years. Jenna shared details about the bookstore, as well as Mt. Eden Village. We learned more about TIME OUT BOOKSTORE, the owners, and how Jenna herself got involved in the book business. Jenna also talked about the rise of the young millennial reader, diversity in books, publishing and hiring; as well as combatting offshore online retailers. We also discussed the importance of personalization, and the "feel good factor", how important it is to not judge readers by the books they chose to read, and the importance of other small businesses in the community. We even talked about local libraries. Jenna shared her biggest challenge, and what she loves most about managing an independent bookstore. We also talked about current reads, her favorite go-to-genre, and she even offers up a wealth of advice for individuals who are considering opening an independent bookstore in their town! Thank you so much Jenna for coming on the show! Listen to the FULL EPISODE over on on our Patreon Page - https://www.patreon.com/bibliofinder CONNECT with TIME OUT BOOKSTORE http://bibliofinder.com/listing/time-out-bookstore/ CONNECT with BIBLIO HAPPY HOUR PATREON PAGE - https://www.patreon.com/bibliofinder BIBLIOFINDER - https://bibliofinder.com BIBLIO HAPPY HOUR - https://bibliohappyhour.com