A grant that allows writers to spend time reading, and Michael and I both talk about Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
Getting Paid to Read:
Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton, author of The Luminaries, has announced that she will be using her prize money to give writers time to read. We love this idea and wish we could apply. This Guardian article gives a great overview of Catton’s plans and reasons. Bravo, Eleanor Catton!
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides, narrated by Arthur Morey, is my pick for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Week.
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One book we can’t wait for you to read, and that we can’t stop talking about (13:30):
Once again, Michael and I planned to talk about the same book for our “Two books we can’t wait to read” segment. Rather than come to blows over who got to talk about it, we started discussing it — and it turned into a bigger discussion. So we stopped before we got too far, hit “record” and turned it into this segment. The book is Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, which is on sale September 9th. Trust us on this one — order a copy from your bookstore, reserve it from your library, whatever it takes to get this in your hands right away.
I don’t want to boil down our discussion to a few bullet points, so you’ll just have to listen. Sorry. But really, we want you to listen. If you are receiving this by email, you can listen by clicking the ‘download file’ link at the bottom of the email.