Jul 30, 2014
Authors writing under other names. We look at the 2014 Man Booker Prize Longlist. We recommend The Other Language by Francesca Marciano and The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman. Authors Hiding in Plain Sight Brian from Redondo Beach, CA asked why The Silkworm was published under the name Robert Galbraith, when nearly...
Jul 23, 2014
A race for the Bingo!, Listeners call in about episode #286, Amy Bloom’s new novel, and a book on helping your kids stay organized. Michael and I appear to be in a race to the BINGO! though neither of us will achieve it any time soon. We’ve loved seeing your BINGO reports on our Goodreads […]
Jul 16, 2014
Can you trust author blurbs on books? A first library for children. We recommend The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe and My Pet Book by Bob Staake. A Bit About Blurbs Alexa from Illinois asks about quotes from authors that are featured on books. Are the authors that provide the blurb paid […]
Jul 9, 2014
We follow up some sad literary news with some great book news; we recommend My Accidental Jihad and Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. First, the bad news We are saddened by the report that author Colum McCann was assaulted while trying to help someone during a domestic situation in New Haven, CT. Our […]
Jul 2, 2014
New literary holidays. Separating the author from their work. And we recommend Byrd by Kim Church and The Fever by Megan Abbott. Happy Tom Sawyer Days! Ann and I are making progress on our BOTNS Bingo cards. I’m reading books then seeing if they can count for any squares. Ann is letting the Bingo card guide her...