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Three Books

Three Books is a podcast about books produced by the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich, IL. Hosted by librarians Christen and Becca.

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Episode 19: Just Us and the Ghost

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. This month, it's just Christen and Becca . . . and possibly a ghost? 00:03:39                   The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by  Mackenzie Lee00:07:31                   The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee00:13:28                   Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik 00:21:35                   The ILA YASF Tournament of Books00:23:22                   Dread Nation by Justina Ireland 00:26:40                   The Cruel Prince by Holly Black00:35:53                   C2E2 00:41:32                   What’s wrong with Jane Austen adaptations?00:44:41                   Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal 00:51:54                   Pride by Ibi Zoboi00:54:32                   Every Day by David Levithan 00:59:57                   Good Riddance by Eleanor Lippman01:05:11                   Recap of books01:05:37                   The Tolkien Exhibit in New York01:12:25                   Bookish QuoteShow notes and additional information: eapl.org/threebooks

1hr 14mins

13 May 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 18: Tres Libros

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Ela staff member Monica Perez talks about growing up in Spain, learning to make Illinois her home, and more. 0:00:27          Introducing Monica Perez0:08:22          Stowaway on the Ulysses by Ana María Matute 0:12:09          About Ana María Matute0:15:27          One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez0:27:34          The Time in Between by María Dueñas0:38:36          The Time In Between on Netflix0:42:35          Buying Books in Other Languages0:44:28          America’s Multilingual culture0:47:16          Growing up in Spain0:56:41          Bookish QuoteTitles Discussed: Stowaway on the Ulysses by Ana María Matute One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezThe Time in Between by María DueñasThe Neverending Story by Michael EndeThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie BarrowsShow notes and additional information: eapl.org/threebooks

1hr

2 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 20: In Appreciation of Audiobooks

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Booklist’s Audiobook Editor and all around amazing librarian Heather Booth talks about book creation as an ecosystem, being read to and how that has fed into her experience and passion for audiobooks, and more. 00:00:34                   Meet Heather Booth               00:03:57                   Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia00:11:06                   Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas by Lillian and Russell Hoban00:19:11                   Pillars of The Earth by Ken Follett (narrated by John Lee)00:32:03                   Heather’s reviews for Booklist00:36:17                   Favorite Audiobook Narrators00:38:41                   Recommending Audiobooks00:54:52                   Bookish QuoteShow notes can be found at: eapl.org/threebooksThree Books Social Media:Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.comTwitter - @threebookspod

1hr 3mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 21: Children's Book Buzz!

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. The Children’s Department held their own Book Buzz program in June. Becca, Christen and Ela Staff chat about their selections for Book Buzz and all of the program fun! 0:00:39                        Meet Katie0:01:59                        What is Children’s Book Buzz0:10:17                        Katie’s Books0:10:27                        My Toothbrush is Missing by Jan Thomas0:14;46                        Nature Anatomy   0:17:52                        Stephanie W’s Books0:18:01                        Never Let You Go by Patricia Storms 0:19:46                        That’s Not My Bee and Are You There Little Fox?0:20:17                        Anna’s Books0:20:22                        The Lost Books:  The Scroll of Kings by Sarah Prineas 0:21:19                        Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed 0:22:16                        Carol’s Books022:23                         Alpaca Lunch and Brave Little Finn by John and Jennifer Churchman0:24:26                        Jillian’s Books0:24:34                        You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino 0:25:34                        The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick by Drew Daywalt0:26:53                        Anne’s Books0:27:03                        Hello Kitty Presents:  The  Fairytale Collection0:28:27                        Brenda’s books as read by Becca0:28:58                        Star Wars:  Are You Scared, Darth Vader? By Adam Rex0:29:37                        Curiosity:  The Story of a Mars Roverby Markus Motum0:30:25                        Karie B’s Books0:30:37                        Hilo Series Book 10:31:36                        Hilo Series Book 5-  Everything went Wrong0:32:13                        Lorraine’s Books0:32;17                        Pick a Pup by Marsha Wilson Chall 0:33:26                        When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano0:34:43                        Michelle B. Books0:34:46               

59mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 15: Becky With the Good Recs

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Becky Spratford is back with her best books of 2018, books she’s looking forward to in 2019, and recommendations of how to buy books for gifts! 0:00:23                        Welcome Back Becky0:01:29                        How Becky Chose her booksBecky's Best of 20180:03:28       Best Horror Book: Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay0:05:57       Best Audio Book: There, There by Tommy Orange0:08:37       Most Fun I Had Reading a Book All Year: My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteBecky's Looking Forward to in 20190:13:05                        Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken [Feb]0:14:23                        The Bird King by G Willow Wilson [March]0:18:33                        Josh Malerman's newest- Inspection [April]0:20:32                        How to gift books0:34:20                        Gifting Poetry0:46:04                        Nobody buys us books as gifts  L0:47:51                        Books Becky is Giving Her Kids0:50:39                        Books for Becky’s SO0:53:11                        What Christen is excited to give0:54:32                        What Becca is excited to give0:56:06                        In defense of Graphic Novels1:00:02                        Board Books as Gifts1:02:48                        Ela Book BuzzBecky’s Three Books:Best of 2018Best Horror Book: Cabin at the End of the World by Paul TremblayBest Audio Book: There, There by Tommy OrangeMost Fun I Had Reading a Book All Year: My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteLooking Forward to in 2019:Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken [Feb]The Bird King by G Willow Wilson [March]Josh Malerman's newest- Inspection [April]Additional show notes: eapl.org/threebooksThree Books Social Media:Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.comTwitter - @threebookspod

1hr 8mins

20 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 16: Book Buzz 2019!

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Becca, Christen, and staff involved with the new Book Buzz program chat about their selections for Book Buzz and the program fun!01:00 What is Book Buzz?08:27 Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik & Tin Man by Sarah Winman - Christen10:44 February Preview12:06 How to be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery - Anne13:04 You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld - Anne14:36 Sadie by Courtney Summers - Amanda16:36 My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh - Amanda18:02 The End of the World Running Club by Adrian C. Walker - Brenda19:04 Best Bear Ever by Liz Climo - Brenda19:32 All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells - Erica20:52 Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T Lee - Erica21:32 Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessia Bruder - Christy23:13 Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan - Katie24:35 Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover - Gus26:56 The Long Haul by Finn Murphy - Lorraine29:09 Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley - Melissa30:30 Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott - Midge32:04 Ghosted by Rosie Walsh - Renee33:17 Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney - Renee34:49 Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds - Becca37:28 An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green - BeccaThree Books Social Media:Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.comTwitter - @threebookspodShow notes: eapl.org/threebooks

42mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 17: AJ Pine Writes Real Books

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. AJ Pine aka Amy Pine talks about being a former English teacher, current librarian, and published author of REAL BOOKS. 0:00:46                        Meet Amy/AJ Pine0:02:58                        Jandy Nelson – The Sky is Everywhere, I’ll Give You the Sun0:09:13                        Landy Taylor- Daughter of Smoke and Bone0:14:44                        Rainbow Rowell- Fangirl0:25:13                        Book Clubs 0:29:23                        Reading as a writer0:33:47                        Writing as AJ Pine0:37:23                        Her first romance -  If Only0:41:05                        Getting Romance published0:43:04                        So what’s up with those books covers (dem abz tho)0:46:54                        Her third series (romantic cowboys!)0:53:28                        Other writing interests0:57:48                        Misconceptions about Romance Show Notes: eapl.org/threebooksContact Us:Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.comTwitter - @threebookspod

1hr 3mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 14: Booksgiving 2018!

Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. We have invited staff from all over the Library to share what they are giving this holiday season.EPISODE 14 BOOKSGIVING- revised times 01:38  Thoughts on Last Year’s Books04:48  Katie and Natalie Join Program0:5:17  Meet Natalie07:39  Meet Katie09:05  Natalie Book One: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins12:32  Katie Book One: Windows by Julia Denos and illustrated by E. B. Goodale17:18  Natalie Book Two: A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith 22:44  Katie Book Two: Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey25:37  Natalie Book Three: Anne of Green Gables:  A Graphic Novel adapted by Mariah Marsden, illustrated by Brenna Thummier31:19  Katie Book Three: Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech38:11  Meet Amanda38:52  Amanda Book One:  A Princess in Theory40:13  Christen Book One: My Lady’s Choosing: Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curan  (Quirk Books) 42:05  Becca Book One:  Dumplin’ and Puddin’ by Julie Murphy 47:02  Amanda Book Two: Gmorning Gnight by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun48:43  Christen Book Two: The Astrology of You and Me by Gary Goldschneider (Quirk books)52:47  Becca Book Two: The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang 55:34  Amanda Book Three: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton58:53  Christen Book Three: Herding Cats by Sarah Anderson (vol 3 of Sarah’s Scribbles) 1:02:53  Becca Book Three: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson and Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson1:09:59  Gus Book One: Educated by Tara Westover1:12:59  Gus Book Two: I Will Find You by Joe Kenda1:17:08  Gus Book Three: The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak1:21:56  Meet Anne1:22:43  Anne Book One: Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin1:24:15  Anne Book Two: Made Out of Stars: A Journal for Self-Realization by Meera Lee Patel1:27:45  Anne Book Three: From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen by Snoop Dogg1:34:08             Closing ThoughtsMore show notes - www.eapl.org/threebooks

1hr 36mins

1 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 13 - Audio Aubsession

Erica Christianson, Assistant Director at Ela Area Public Library, and makes the case for listening to and enjoying audiobooks. You’re already listening to a podcast - give it a try! 01:03                           Meet our guest Erica Christensen02:07                           The twist in this episode03:33                           Cool story about books05:43                           Opinions about Jim Dale07:28                           Audiobook 1- Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl09:32                           Christen mentions Strange Stars13:35                           Audiobook 2-  Spoonbenders17:04                           Erica’s other favorite books of 201820:44                           Audiobook 3-  Marsh King’s Daughter23:45                           Erica’s favorite narrators27:24                           Christen’s top 3 audiobook performances32:51                           Christen’s audiobook narrator crush34:34                           Becca’s 3 Audiobooks38:56                           Becca’s Narrator crush39:40                           Speeding up audiobooks- pro or con?47:46                           Erica’s QuoteErica’s Three Books: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein (read by the author)Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (read by Ari Fliakos)Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne (read by Emily Rankin) Other Titles/Information Discussed: Rootabaga Stories by Carl SandburgThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettLittle House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls WilderLord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienHarry Potter (read by Jim Dale)The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read by Jim Dale) Mr. Men & Little Miss Books by Roger Hargreaves (read by Jim Dale) Discworld Series (and Tiffany Aching) by Terry Pratchett (read by Stephen Briggs)Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded by Jason HellerShrill by Lindy West (read by the author) GuRu by RuPaul Charles (read by the author) Bossypants by Tina Fey (read by the author)Yes, Please by Amy Poehler (read by the author) You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson (read by the author) Everything Is Trash (But It’s Okay) by Phoebe Robinson (read by the author) All Systems Red by Martha WellsThe Animators by Kayla Rae WhitakerThe Immoralists by Chloe BenjaminSavvy by Ingrid LawNOS4A2 by Joe Hill (read by Kate Mulgrew) The Fireman by Joe Hill (read by Kate Mulgrew) Christine by Stephen King Check out Hoopla for audiobooks! Email: threebookspodcast@gmail.comTwitter - @threebookspod

52mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 12: Three Books and Several Bookstores

 Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our hosts, Becca and Christen, chat about three popular/favorite books. Laura Dooley-Taylor, talks about growing up a school librarian’s daughter, and nerdy book experiences. Becca thinks everything is lovely. Come on an indie bookshop tour with us! 00:28 Meet Laura Dooley Taylor 01:40 How she chose her books  02:12 Book 1: Christina Katerina and The Box  07:34 Book 2: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  11:23 The Great American Reads List  13:30 Book 3- A Man Called Ove  17:17 Other books by Frederik Backman  18:50 Laura’s first library experience  21:26 Christen’s Birthday Bookstore tour  24:30 Favorite Bookstores in Chicago  32:39 Cool Bookstores outside of IL  41:46 Bucket List Bookstores  45:02 Laura’s Book Quote  Laura’s Three Books:  Christina Katerina and the Box by Patricia Lee Gauch  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith  A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman  Other Titles/Information Discussed:  Not A Box by Antoinette Portis  Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell  PBS - Great American Reads - http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/  Beartown by Fredrik Backman  Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman  My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman  Ramona Quimby Series by Beverly Cleary  Have You Seen Hyacinth Macaw by Patricia Reilly Giff  Indie Bookstores:  Town House Books - St. Charles, IL - http://www.townhousebooks.com/  The Book Cellar - Chicago, IL (Lincoln Square) - https://www.bookcellarinc.com/  Women & Children First - Chicago, IL (Andersonville) - https://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com  Book Riot - Chicago Bookstore Day Challenge - https://bookriot.com/2018/04/27/chicagos-bookstore-day-challenge/  Map - https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1ck7GmN_ItXd7JwKc860yHjuN_AU&ll=41.9366125454651%2C-87.66829617987128&z=12 Independent Bookstore Day - http://www.indiebookstoreday.com  Anderson’s Bookshop - https://www.andersonsbookshop.com  Read Between the Lynes - Woodstock, IL - https://www.readbetweenthelynes.com  InkLink Books - East Troy, WI - https://easttroy.org/business/inklink-books/  2894 On Main - East Troy, WI (restaurant) - https://www.2894onmain.com  East Troy Railroad Museum - East Troy, WI - https://www.easttroyrr.org  The Elegant Farmer - Mukwonago, WI - https://www.elegantfarmer.com  Square Books - Oxford, MS - https://www.squarebooks.com  The Dial Bookshop - Chicago, IL (Downtown) - https://www.dialbookshop.com  Russian Tea Time - https://russianteatime.com  Powell’s Books - Chicago, IL & Portland, OR - https://www.powells.com  Best Indie Bookstores by State Lists (it turns out there are tons of these lists):  Book Riot - https://bookriot.com/2017/04/28/book-riots-favorite-bookstores-in-all-50-states-dc/  Huffington Post - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/50-of-the-best-indie-bookstores-in-america_us_58fe472ae4b06b9cb9192bb3  Real Simple - https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/travel/local-bookstores  Books & Brews - Indianapolis, IN - https://www.booksnbrews.com  Books & Books - Miami, FL - https://booksandbooks.com  Carmichael’s Bookstore - Louisville, KY - https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com  Chinatown|Chicago Public Library - https://www.chipublib.org/locations/20/  Ch

47mins

30 Sep 2018

Rank #10