Oct 26, 2010
It's our 100th episode! We announce the return of the Books on the Nightstand Book Index; we look at every 100th book we've covered here at BOTNS; and we share with you some of our less-than-stellar moments. I think it's a fun episode ... enjoy! If you are getting this via email or RSS reader, please click through to the website where you can listen to the audio.
Yes, it's our 100th episode! And we have a big announcement: the Books on the Nightstand
Book Index is back up and running. Thanks to our long-suffering volunteer index webmaster Rob Webb, you can now search every book that has been talked about or mentioned at Books on the Nightstand. You can filter by category, sort by author or title, and you can click through directly to the relevant episode or blog post. It's at the top of this page on the tab marked "Book Index." Please check it out and give Rob a HUGE thank you for building this for us. He spent a lot of sweat and tears (and maybe blood, too, I really don't know) to build this for us. THANK YOU, ROB!
I couldn't wait to tell you about the very beautiful limited
Larsson's Millennium Trilogy Deluxe Boxed Set
that is coming out in the US on November 26th. This is the gift to put on your wishlist! Not only is it a gorgeous package of limited edition, full-cloth hardcovers (with maps and other cool stuff!) of the 3 books (do I have to tell you the titles, really?), there is also a fourth volume! On Stieg Larsson is a collection of previously unpublished essays about and correspondence with the author. You're going to want this, trust me. Put it on your holiday list!
We used our new index to find every 100th book we talked about on the podcast. This is kind of random, and gives a good idea of the diverse kinds of books we talk about here. We had fun revisiting these books. If you want to use these as a Books on the Nightstand reading challenge, feel free to substitute Y The Last Man (graphic novel) in place of the La Cucina cookbook. Poor Michael didn't have any graphic novels on this list, so he added one here.
The Forever War - Fillkins, Dexter
I See You Everywhere - Glass, Julia
The Thing Around Your Neck - Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Storm Front (Audiobook) - Butcher, Jim; narrated by Marsters, James
The Lost Symbol - Brown, Dan
Uglies - Westerfield, Scott
La Cucina - Academia Italiana Della Cucina
Thinking in Pictures - Grandin, Temple
American Music - Mendelsohn, Jane
To the End of the Land - Grossman, David
And lastly, something that some of you have asked for: bloopers. Now you will see what we really go through to record these episodes. Enjoy!