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An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.

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An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.

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Fantastic

By Featherskyfalls - Feb 15 2019
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I really love this podcast. The stories are enjoyable to listen to and I like the hosts.

Excellent series

By Vhender1 - Dec 04 2018
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Wide variety of bookies topics - love this one!!

iTunes Ratings

470 Ratings
Average Ratings
442
18
6
1
3

Fantastic

By Featherskyfalls - Feb 15 2019
Read more
I really love this podcast. The stories are enjoyable to listen to and I like the hosts.

Excellent series

By Vhender1 - Dec 04 2018
Read more
Wide variety of bookies topics - love this one!!
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Annotated

Latest release on Oct 07, 2019

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Rank #1: E9: #9: How to Hack the New York Times Bestseller List

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Last summer, an unknown book came out of nowhere to debut at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for Young Adult books. Its short time at the top exposed some flaws in bestseller lists and provoked questions about why we care so much about bestsellers.

This episode is sponsored by:

TryAudiobooks.com

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer


Further reading:

Constance Grady on the bestseller list landscape

Lila Shapiro's profile of Lani Sarem

Lila Shapiro's profile of Justina Ireland


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Apr 16 2018

25mins

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Rank #2: E8: #8: The Dictionary War

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In this episode, the story of Merriam-Webster's Third Edition, and fight about language it caused.


This episode is sponsored by:

TryAudiobooks

I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon



If you have a moment, rating and/or review Annotated on Apple Podcasts is the best way to help get the word out about the show. If you have questions or comments about the show, email us at annotated@bookriot.com.


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Apr 02 2018

24mins

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Rank #3: E13: #13: La Cote Basque, 1965

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In 1975, Truman Capote published a short story in Esquire magazine that led a New York socialite to commit suicide and the fallout effectively ended Capote's literary career. This is the story of the story, "La Cote Basque 1965."


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This episode is sponsored by:

Penguin Random House Audio

Gun Love by Jennifer Clement and read by Imani Parks


Further Reading:

The Ten Restaurants that Changed America by Paul Freedman

Tru Life by Danny Heitman

Truman Capote by George Plimpton

Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke

Jun 12 2018

20mins

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Rank #4: E14: #14: Used

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Last month, a large used book collection and distribution company suddenly went out of business, leaving a hole in the local used book ecosystem. In this episode, we follow that story into the modern world of used book-selling.

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This episode is sponsored by:

Warlight written by Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient and read by British actor Steve West

Do This For Me written and read by Eliza Kennedy

Jul 17 2018

28mins

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Rank #5: E21: #20: The Very Model of A Modern Major Bookstore

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Independent bookstores are doing well. Amazon is now the most valuable company in the world. But what of Barnes & Noble and the big chain bookstore? In this episode, how Barnes & Noble became a dominant force, why its not now, and what the future of the big bookstore could be.

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This episode is sponsored by:

The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

The One You Fight For by Roni Loren


Links discussed in this show:

Jesse's Indigo Powerpoint

Jan 08 2019

22mins

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Rank #6: E11: #11: The Nobel Crisis

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In a shocking development, the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature will not be awarded. In this episode, we explore what happened, how it happened, and what might happen still.


This episode is sponsored by:

Penguin Random House Audio

Educated written by Tara Westover and read by Julia Whelan



Further Reading:

The Nobel Prize in Literature: Where Do We Go From Here? by Erika Kern

The Nobel Prize by Burton Feldman



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May 15 2018

21mins

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Rank #9: E15: #15: Touch of Genius

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The story of how Louis Braille brought reading to the blind.

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This episode is sponsored by:

TBR

The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith

The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan

Links discussed in this episode:

The National Braille Press

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Sep 02 2018

22mins

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Rank #10: E24: #24: Books Behind Bars, Part 1

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There are few places books can be put to better use than in prisons. So why is it so hard to get books into the hands of people in jail? In this episode, we look at how Washington state tried to radically restrict the flow of books into prisons.


This episode is sponsored by:

Whatbooks


Relevant links:

Books to Prisoners

Changing Lives Through Literature

The Master Plan by Chris Wilson

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May 06 2019

19mins

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Rank #11: E16: #16: The Patron Saint of Libraries

Oct 02 2018

24mins

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Rank #12: E23: #22: Drag Queen Story Hour

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In this episode, a look at how Drag Queen Story Hour became a public library phenomenon.

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This episode is sponsored by:

TBR

The Chef by James Patterson


Relevant Links:

The Official Site of Drag Queen Story Hour

Bix Warden's Drag Queen Story Hour Reading Suggestions

Mar 06 2019

19mins

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Rank #13: E19: #18: Edna Ferber

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In this episode, we profile the most famous American writer you probably never heard of--Edna Ferber.


This episode is sponsored by:

Penguin Random House Audio

Penguin Random House Audio's Holiday Guide


Books mentioned in this episode:

So Big by Edna Ferber

Ferber and Her Circle by Julie Gilbert

Mood Indigo by Ed Ifkovic


Other links:

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Book Riot's All the Books Podcast

Dec 06 2018

28mins

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Rank #14: E17: #17: Is Reading Endangered?

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People don't read as much as they used to. At least that's what people say. But is it true? And if they are reading less, why does it matter? Or does it matter? And the internet is bad for reading right? These questions in this episode.


This episode is sponsored by:

Park Row Books and Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony

Penguin Random House Audio


Relevant links:

Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in the Digital Age by Maryanne Wolf

Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library by Wayne Wiegand

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Nov 01 2018

21mins

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Rank #15: E20: #19: Interlude: Grady Hendrix on ULYSSES

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As part of Book Riot's Recommended podcast series, Grady Hendrix talked about what makes Ulysses his favorite book. We present it as an interlude as a follow-up to Annotated episode #4, "The United States v. One Book Called Ulysses."

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This episode is sponsored by The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

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Jan 02 2019

10mins

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