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 group, and I’ve added a bunch of books to my to read list from that thread.
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Listeners Weigh In (09:23):
We asked for your thoughts on BOTNS #286: Read Whatever You Want, and six of you called in with your thoughts. Unfortunately, Elaine’s comment had some technical issues so that we couldn’t use it on the podcast. We present the remaining five calls without comment, but they all have something great to say. I really loved hearing your thoughts — thanks to all who called in.
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Thanks to Ashley, Bill, Carol K., Anonymous, and Michelle in Colorado!
Two books we can’t wait for you to read (21:01):
Michael talks about Amy Bloom’s Lucky Us, which goes on sale next week (July 29). Lucky Us starts in 1939 small town Ohio, where main character Eva discovers that her father has a second family and that she has a half-sister. Much of the story is told through letters between the two sisters.
I talk about That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week by Ana Homayoun. The subtitle of the book–Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life–is somewhat misleading, as I found this to be very helpful in dealing with my daughter’s chronic disorganization. I think that this would be a good book for parents of pre-teens and teens to read before school starts, and I’m going to re-read it to get a refresher on the tips and techniques.