We read stuff so you don't have to.
From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.
Rank #1: Ep. #2: Whatever Happened To Tookie De La Creme?.
Eric and Kelly discuss YA authors who’ve successfully jumped genres, celebrity YA books, and dramatically read from Tyra Banks’s unfinished trilogy “Modelland.” Sponsored by Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis from Wednesday Books, A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess from Random House, and Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust from Flatiron Books.
Rank #2: 17: #17: The YA Reading Sandwich.
Eric and Kelly talk about indie bookstores that do YA lit really well, explore the growth of YA thrillers over the last few years, and finally, highlight a bunch of great books to read in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Sponsored by Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny from KCP Loft and Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt from Amulet. Hey YA is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, and right here on Book Riot. Show notes:Honor Code by Kiersi BurkhartDown and Across by Arvin AhmadiAmal Unbound by Aisha SaeedWritten In The Stars by Aisha SaeedThe Red Balloon BookshopThe Girl With The Red Balloon by Katherine LockeFountain BookstoreRead Between The LynesWomen and Children FirstBBGB BooksAnderson's BookshopWild Rumpus BooksDefining Thriller vs. Mystery"Mourn The Fall of the Mall" by Sarah KendziorGone Girl by Gillian FlynnWe Were Liars by E. LockhartPasadena by Sherri L. SmithA Line In The Dark by Malinda LoStephanie Kuehn's booksFake ID by Lamar GilesEndangered by Lamar GilesLois Duncan's unsolved mysteryWindow by Amelia BrunskillSadie by Courtney SummersDamage Done by Amanda PanitchAs Red as Blood by Salla Simukka The Fever by Megan AbbottConversion by Katherine HoweThe Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene GooControl by Lydia KangUnder a Painted Sky by Stacey LeeWant by Cindy PonThe Girl From The Well by Rin ChupecoAmerican Panda by Gloria ChaoNorth Of Beautiful by Justina ChenForest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie DaoThe Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen WangIn Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen WangPicture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
This is a podcast about godawful books. Each episode, hosts J. W. Friedman and Chris Collision sit down with or without some guests to discuss books that all of them wish they hadn't read.
Rank #1: Ready Player One (w/ Mike Sacco).
HOLY SHIT. People like this book. SMART people like this book. The New York Times liked this book. The problem is that this book is a piece of crap that basically functions as a checklist of nostalgia items from the 1980's. Join game designer Mike Sacco and I as we yuk it up over the text of this reference-packed slog through a future world that seems like it was conceptualized in 1985. Highlights include: Aerosmith's "Revolution X" video game, misidentifying this author as the guitarist of Wilco, and probably way too much on-mic laughter. P.S. Did I mention that this book is BAAAAAAD? Cuz it is. Bumper Music: "Video Games" by Lana Del Rey, "Pac-Man Fever" by Buckner & Garcia, and "Before Baywatch" by Donuts N' Glory
Rank #2: Five Nights At Freddy's: The Silver Eyes.
Your dynamic duo, J. W. Friedman and Chris Collision, take on the terrible twosome of Scott Cawthorn and Kira Breed-Wrisley in Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes. You'll need to hop into the Mystery Machine and load up on Scooby Snacks to solve the mystery of what the hell is going on in this novel of PG-13 horror, non-existent intrigue, and multiple trips to a diner to hang out. But what Cawthorn and Breed-Wrisley don't understand is that ... we're not locked in a pizza place / arcade featuring terrifying animatronic beasts with iron grins and red (red, not silver) eyes ... the terrifying animatronic beasts with iron grins and red (red, not silver) eyes ... are locked in here with US. (SPOILER: what's going on in this novel of PG-13 horror, non-existent intrigue, and multiple trips to the diner to hang out is, mostly, a thesaurus-humping answer to the eternal question: "What if Frankenstein, but stupid?"...) Also! We announce the winners of the NaNoWriMo Bad Writing Contest! We reference interviews! We look at pictures of dogs on air! J. trolls Clsn by recommending something! Plus all the gamified hijinx you expect — and deserve! It's a pre-holiday present that we hope you'll enjoy. Recommendations: Neal Stephenson, Seveneves Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea Music: "Freddy's Dead" by Fishbone "Fred's Mood" by Milt Jackson "Mr. Roboto" by Styx
Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics include romance novels, the way the genre is changing, and the brilliant and interesting people who read, write, and produce it, and issues common among romance readers. Plus, we always recommend some books we're reading and really enjoying. Learn more at SB-TB.com/Podcast.
Rank #1: 273. Sex Toys, Self Love, and Erotic Romance: A Very Bawdy Podcast with Thien-Kim Lam.
Grab your earbuds for this one. Nancy C suggested this interview in the comments to a recent episodes, and I’d been eager to set one up as well because, well, several reasons. Today I’m talking with Thien-Kim Lam, founder and owner of the Bawdy Bookworms subscription box service, which pairs erotic romance with sex toys and accessories. Thien-Kim recently attended a trade show all about sex toys in Vermont, and brought samples and new products to show me. So while we’re talking about sex positivity, toys, accessories, and general bawdiness, we also do some show and tell. Do not worry, I have pictures! You don’t want to miss the unicorn part. There are a number of unintentional puns, a lot of discussion of misinformation about sexuality and intimacy, and a lot of toys to talk about.
Rank #2: 342. Stories are Everything: Learning about Narratology with Arkady Martine.
The suggestion for this guest came from EC Spurlock - thank you, thank you!Today I’m speaking with Arkady Martine, also known as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller. As Arkady Martine, she’s a science fiction and fantasy writer, and as Dr. Weller, she’s a Byzantine scholar, a narratologist, and also a city planner. There was a tense moment where I almost scrapped the whole interview to ask about city planning, but no, we’re going to talk about narratology!Arkady recently wrote an essay on Tor.com that introduced me to narratology as a field, and I emailed to ask if she’d be willing to talk more about the subject on a podcast. So if you haven’t heard of narratology - which, essentially, is the study of how a story works - buckle up because it’s nerdy deep dive time. I brought enough snacks for everyone.We talk about:Terminology used by narratologists, and how it differs from terms readers use.How cognitive narratology explores a very cool question: “How does the brain respond to experiencing narratives?”The rules of world building and the meaning of “story world.”The multiple meanings of the term “News Stories” and the powerful impossibility of getting someone to change the way they understand the world.And of course we talk about what she’s reading - and her upcoming science fiction novel, A Memory Called Empire.Key concept from this episode? Everything is a narrative. Everything is a story - and we can learn a lot from understanding why and how a story works.
Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better! Listeners will learn how to vanquish their To-Be-Read piles, get pointers on organizing their bookshelves and hear reviews on the newest reading gadgets. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on bookish problems. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the bodies of the people who won’t stop talking while you’re trying to read? Mallory and Brea engage in a weekly discussion geared towards all kinds of book lovers -- no matter what you read or how you read it.
Rank #1: Ep 123 - Scary Books for Halloween and Clay McLeod Chapman!.
Brea and Mallory talk about scary books for Halloween and interview writer Clay McLeod Chapman! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Amazon Wish List Newsletter Brea’s Movie at Austin Film Festival - Apartment 413 Clay McLeod Chapman Twitter The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman Books Mentioned - Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss It by Stephen King The Shining by Stephen King The Changeling by Victor LaValle The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle The Passage by Justin Cronin The Red Tree by Caitlin Kiernan Universal Harvester by John Darnielle The Good House by Tananarive Due The Last One by Alexandra Oliva The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons The Laws of the Skies by Gregoire Courtois, Rhonda Mullins (Translator) Wilder Girls by Rory Power Growing Things by Paul Tremblay Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucy McKnight Hardy
Rank #2: Ep 65 - Reading as Self-Care with Anne Bogel!.
Brea and Mallory talk about reading as self care and interview author and podcaster Anne Bogel! Use the hashtag #ReadingGlassesPodcast to participate in online discussion! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com! Reading Glasses Merch Sponsor - Mslexia.co.uk Code - GLASSES25 Links - Reading Glasses Facebook Group Reading Glasses Goodreads Group Apex Magazine Page Advice Article Amazon Wish List Anne Bogel I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel https://twitter.com/AnneBogel Books Mentioned - The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Padmasambhava, Karma Lingpa, translated by Elio Guarisco and Nancy Simmons Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) by Carol Tavris and Eliot Aronson Monkey Mind by Daniel Smith So Much I Want to Tell You by Anna Akana Okay Fine Whatever by Courtenay Hameister Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell The High Cost of Free Parking by Douglas Shoup Almost Everything by Anne Lamott Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman Urban Jungle by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff
Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong. https://www.literarydisco.com
Rank #1: Episode 78: Nancy Drew.
We finally take on the young detective Nancy Drew with her first adventure, The Secret of the Old ClockMuch like our Hardy Boys episode, there is some confusion about the setting (less wig shops this time), the criminals, and the overall feeling that the “mystery” ain’t that mysterious. (Hint: there’s a secret in the old clock.)And who knew that this much discussion of probate law would launch one of the most beloved and imitated characters of all time?But up first: should you ever be ashamed of what you read? We read and discuss the side-by-side essays that asked this question in The New York Times Book Review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Episode 134: The Books We Loved in 2018.
The last book club you’ll ever need. This week, Julia, Rider, and Tod discuss the best books they read in 2018, including Tara Westover’s Educated, Arthur Krystal’s This Thing We Call Literature, and Jonathan Weisman’s (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.
Rank #1: 57 - Trick Mirror.
This is a long one, but it's only because we could not shut up about Trick Mirror and Jia Tolentino. We opine, we contradict ourselves, then we contradict our contradictions. But it's all just being self-reflective of our own self-delusions. You may not believe you need another thinkpiece on the internet and social media, but trust us, you need this book. Millennials, this episode is dedicated especially to you. Our next book discussion will be on Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us.
Rank #2: 42 - My Year of Rest and Relaxation.
This one might be a little divisive. We read My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh and talk about loving books with characters who are gross and mean. This discussion will include topics related to sexual assault and drug addiction. Our next book discussion will be Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. Get it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us.
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
Rank #1: Ep 050 - Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James.
Strap yourselves in and pick a good safe word, because Andrew and Craig both read Fifty Shades of Grey for this, our landmark 50th episode! Boy are they sorry!A warning up front in case you're not familiar: this is a book that is mostly about a BDSM relationship. Our show this week has swearing and pretty graphic descriptions of sex, so keep that in mind while listening.
Rank #2: Ep 200 - Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace.
Here it is: the big two-hundo! This week, Andrew tackles David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest in a show that is nearly 2.5 hours long and yet somehow still not quite long enough to get to everything. We break down the plot and the structure, such as they are, and we also dive deeper into the role of addiction and depression in the book and the book’s at-times antagonistic relationship with the reader. It’s a book worth reading, but perhaps more than anything we’ve yet done for the show, it resists being read.
Imagine extreme book lovers getting together every week to talk about what they have been reading. Now add some inappropriate comments, snark, and silliness, and you have 3BookGirls. If you enjoy reading a discovering new books, join the best book club you never knew you were missing! Like us on Facebook!!
Rank #1: LIVE OCTOBER 2019 AT FULL CIRCLE BOOKS.
This is really long, so be warned. We wanted to include the listener book suggestions near the end. Nothing super inappropriate in this episode, unless you count innuendo and public intoxication!
Rank #2: EPISODE 99 CLAN OF THE CAVE PEARL FAVORITE SISTER.
It's a crossover book podcast! Kerri Allen of The Blitzed Book Club joins us for some drunken shenanigans!
SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
Rank #1: 65: Under (Or On) The Sea.
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Kingkiller Chronices TV adaptation, a documentary about Margaret Atwood, ocean-themed science fiction and fantasy, and more.This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Blind Date with a Book, Penguin Random House Audio, and Wednesday Books.Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here.The show can also be found on Stitcher here.To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter!NEWSFollow-up: Tiptree Award renamedKingkiller Chronicles TV adaptation is up for grabsMargaret Atwood documentary out in NovemberMagicians comic, including Lev Grossman, also out in NovemberHarry Potter Subscription ServiceBOOKS DISCUSSEDThe Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes (Nov 5 2019)The Deep – clipping.The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth DurstRolling in the Deep by Mira GrantThe Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Rank #2: SFF Yeah Ep. #18: More Evil Than Crabbe and Goyle.
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Ursula K. Le Guin and lots of adaptation news, and recommend weird westerns. This episode is sponsored by The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert and Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh. News: Ursula K. Le Guin Has Died The Voldemort fan-made movie Hogwarts Mystery game trailer Bidding War for MaddAddam trilogy adaptation Bryan Fuller is working on an Anne Rice TV series Books Discussed: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin The Earthsea Cycle River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee Daisy Kutter: The Last Train by Kazu Kibuishi The Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
Welcome to First Draft with Sarah Enni, the podcast where we talk to storytellers about how their art informs their lives. Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about their unique perspectives on the creative process, and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.
Rank #1: Ep 112: Leigh Bardugo 2.0.
Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of the SHADOW AND BONE series, spinoff duology SIX OF CROWS and CROOKED KINGDOM, and THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS, a series of short stories set in that world. She’s also a bestseller for WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER. Leigh talks about writing a character who shares her disability, talking some truths about Wonder Woman’s creator, writing a walking talking teenaged apocalypse, how going to an all girls’ school gave her a little insight into Themyscira. Leigh Bardugo Show Notes Listen to Leigh’s first First Draft interview here Apollo Robbins: The Gentleman Thief The Magic Castle in Los Angeles, CA The Advocate David Copperfield BEA (BookExpo America) "The Witch of Duva: A Ravkan Folk Tale," Leigh’s story posted to Tor.com Sara Kipin (illustrator of Language of Thorns) Natalie C. Sousa Ellen Duda Erin Stein Danielle Paige (listen to her First Draft interview here) Last Night a Superhero Saved My Life edited by Liesa Mignogna Gail Simone, writer of comics and animation William Moulton Marston (creator of Wonder Woman) Vargas Girls The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore Jill Lepore’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross interview George Pérez (wrote WW) Greg Rucka (wrote WW) A piece about "We Are Not Amazons," Leigh’s essay about Wonder Woman’s outfit and body image Helen of the Plane Trees True Blood (TV show) The Secret History by Donna Tartt To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing by William Butler Yeats
Rank #2: Ep 161: Laini Taylor.
Laini Taylor is a National Book Award finalist for Lips Touch Three Times, New York Times bestseller for the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, and Printz Honoree for Strange the Dreamer and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares, out now! Laini Taylor Show Notes John Grisham Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel Victoria Aveyard (listen to her First Draft interviews here and here) Jim di Bartolo, illustrator and Laini’s husband SCBWI The National Book Award Arthur Levine, publisher at Scholastic In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim di Bartolo Printz Award Laini’s Ladies Sarah Dessen Victoria Schwab (listen to her First Draft podcast here) Holly Black Cassie Clare Sarah Rees Brennan Kelly Link Libba Bray (listen to her First Draft podcasts here and here) Maurene Goo (listen to her First Draft podcasts here and here and here) Gentleman and Phantoms, Laini’s story which appears in the Foretold anthology The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer, Laini’s story which appears in the My True Love Gave to Me anthology
Read or Dead is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the worlds of mystery and thriller literature.
Rank #1: Read or Dead Ep. #2: A Modern, Slightly Less Hairy, Sexy Hagrid.
Rincey and Katie talk about the difference between mysteries, thrillers, and suspense books and provide some recommendations for each genre and sub-genre. This episode is sponsored by The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight and The Pierre Hotel Affair by Daniel Simone with Nick Sacco.
Rank #2: 48: #48: Couples That Slay Together, Stay Together.
This episode, Katie and Rincey pick up mystery books featuring disabled protagonists.This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders and The Perfect Girlfriendby Karen Hamilton. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher.To get even more mystery/thriller recs and news, sign up for our Unusual Suspectsnewsletter!Show NotesHot Series Package: Steve Zaillian Meets Patricia Highsmith’s Sociopath Tom RipleyComing soon: Winter Countsby David Heska Wanbli Weiden to your lists: an #ownvoices Native American thriller!Dan Mallory, Author Who Once Faked Being British, Nominated for British Book AwardDamien Power Tapped To Direct ‘No Exit’ Thriller For 20th Century FoxCrime Fiction Book List: Disabled isn’t UnableBooks MentionedBlood Harvest by S.J. BoltonBlackman’s Coffinby Mark De Castrique My Lovely Wifeby Samantha DowningMurder Lo Meinby Vivien ChienMurder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London by Claire HarmanThe Spectatorsby Jennifer DuBoisAsk Me No Questions: A Lady Dunbridge Mystery by Shelley NobleFrangipani Tree Mystery by Olvidia YuThe Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
Rank #1: 129: #129: Somebody's Dead So That's Awkward.
Rank #2: Get Booked Ep. #78: All Mysteries, All Thrillers, All the Time.
Amanda, Jenn, and guest expert Katie discuss mysteries and thrillers! This episode is sponsored by Start Up by Doree Shafrir and Perfect by Cecilia Ahern.
I'll have what you're reading!
Rank #1: Reading Envy 164: Character Driven with Carol Ann.
Carol Ann is back to talk books with more reading in her rearview. We each talk about books we've liked lately but also end up talking about cheese at the end. Jenny did feel she'd spoiled too much for one book so that discussion has been removed!Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 164: Character Driven with Carol AnnSubscribe to the podcast via this link: FeedburnerOr subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: SubscribeOr listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Listen via StitcherListen through Spotify Books discussed: The Prince of Tides by Pat ConroyBunny by Mona AwadNews of the World by Paulette JilesAmerican Spy by Lauren WilkinsonThe Power of Myth by Joseph CampbellEverything Under by Daisy JohnsonOther mentions:Plainsong by Kent HarufJohn IrvingBarbara KingsolverBeach Music by Pat ConroyMy Reading Life by Pat ConroyThe Great Santini by Pat ConroyAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Color of Lightning by Paulette JilesThe Captured by Scott ZeschThe Pat Conroy Cookbook by Pat ConroyTillamook Cheese Cookbook by Kathy HolstadCrossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner Maresi Red Mantle by Maria TurtschaninoffRelated Episodes:Episode 099 - Readalong: The Secret History Episode 103 - Duchess Potatoes with Carol Ann EllisonEpisode 116 - Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again with Jeff Koeppen Episode 118 - Reading Envy Readalong: To the Bright Edge of the World Episode 161 - Women in Translation Month Recommendations with Lauren Stalk us online:Jenny at GoodreadsJenny on TwitterJenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and LitsyCarol Ann at NovelGobblersCarol Ann at GoodreadsCarol Ann is @thebookandbeyond on Instagram
Rank #2: Reading Envy 157: Joint Readalong - Gone with the Wind with the Book Cougars.
Jenny received Chris Wolak and Emily Fine (known as The Book Cougars) at the Reading Envy Pub for mint juleps and a discussion of Gone with the Wind, a book many of us have been reading along in May and June. Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 157: Reading Envy Joint Readalong: Gone with the Wind, with the Book CougarsSubscribe to the podcast via this link: FeedburnerOr subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: SubscribeOr listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Listen via StitcherListen through Spotify Book discussed:Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellOther mentions:Reading Envy Goodreads Group - Gone with the Wind discussionThe Wind Done Gone by Alice RandallRuth's Journey by Donald McCaigMy Reading Life by Pat ConroyMargaret Mitchell: American Rebel (documentary)The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckO Pioneers by Willa CatherMy Antonia by Willa CatherCarol Burnett Show: "Went with the Wind" Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather (upcoming readalong over on Book Cougars!)Book Cougars Goodreads Group - Sapphira and the Slave Girl discussionRelated Episodes:Episode 085 - An Acquired Taste with Thomas Otto Episode 090 - Reading Envy Readalong: East of Eden with Ellie and Jeff Episode 099 - Readalong: The Secret HistoryEpisode 118 - Reading Envy Readalong: To the Bright Edge of the World Episode 137 - Reading Envy Readalong: The Golden NotebookStalk us online: Jenny at GoodreadsJenny on TwitterJenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and LitsyBook Cougars website/podcastBook Cougars are @bookcougars in Instagram
Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com
Rank #1: 91: Stephanie Danler (SWEETBITTER on Starz) & Lorrie Moore's ANAGRAMS.
Stephanie Danler drops by the Damn Library for a second go around, this time to talk the Sweetbitter television adaptation she created, now on Starz. We discuss the Disneyland of production, why writers' rooms are great, and how she doesn't really live in Los Angeles like her house would imply. Plus we got into Lorrie Moore's Anagrams, and its satellite stories, and the forgotten voids of the 80s. Christopher and Drew also overpromise on tote bags. contribute! https://patreon.com/smdb for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com music: Disaster Magic - Get Raining (https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 93: Top 5 of 2018 (so far) + Summer Reading.
Christopher and Drew hang in the Damn Library and talk about the books they've liked so far this year, the books they are going to read next, and some of the books they are excited about that are soon to be in the world. The book titles come fast and furious, TBR piles climbing as high as the temperatures. contribute! https://patreon.com/smdb for drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.com music: Disaster Magic - Easy Life (https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dewey Decibel is the popular podcast series from American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association. Each month, your host and American Libraries Senior Editor Phil Morehart will be your guide to conversations with librarians, authors, thinkers, and scholars about topics from the library world and beyond.
Rank #1: Episode 36: Spring Cleaning: Weeding Your Collections.
Weeding is an essential but controversial task. Removing outdated, unused, or deteriorating books ensures that a library's collections remain fresh and relevant, but some critics consider the library to be a repository for all materials, regardless of content or physical condition.In Episode 36, two librarians discuss different aspects of the weeding process. "American Libraries" Senior Editor and "Dewey Decibel" host Phil Morehart speaks with Rebecca Vnuk, executive director of LibraryReads and author of "The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-By Shelf Guide" (ALA Editions, 2015) about why weeding is necessary, how to get started, and what to say to naysayers about its importance. Next, Morehart talks with Brian Greene, a librarian at Columbia College in Sonora, California, who cowrote an article in the October 2018 issue of "C&RL News" on large-scale ebook weeding undertaken by the Community College Library Consortium in California. Greene discusses what he learned from the project and offer tips for completing such an endeavor.
Rank #2: Episode 30: The Secret Lives of Librarians.
Ever wonder what your colleagues do outside of the library? Many of us have hobbies, intellectual and athletic pursuits, a travel bug, the desire to write or cook—you name it. We all live lives beyond the stacks, of course, but some of us do things that may surprise coworkers and patrons. In Episode 30, we explore these secret lives of librarians.First, American Libraries Associate Editor Terra Dankowski speaks with Adela Justice, senior librarian at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, who’s a former Texas reserve deputy and the bassist in rock and blues bands.Next, American Libraries Associate Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart talks with Sarah Ramsey, media specialist at Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, who works as a certified life coach in her off hours.Finally, Dankowski speaks with Susan Maguire, senior editor, collection management and library outreach, adult books, at Booklist, who writes the Librarians in Love romance novel series under the pseudonym Sarah Title. Maguire reads a passage from one of her books.