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Books on the Nightstand published our final episode in July 2016. This is a place for listeners to find old episodes. 

I'm sorry that we don't have show notes for all of the episodes, and that the episodes do not have consistent filenames. Still, we hope you find that the content is valuable enough to overlook those annoyances.

Thank you to all who have listened to BOTNS over the years and for those who are just discovering the podcast. 

Jan 28, 2012

McDonalds giving away books with Happy Meals; Is it OK to make fun of tragedy? And we can't wait for you to read Quiet by Susan Cain and The Ice Balloon by Alex Wilkinson.

A very happy meal (maybe)

McDonalds recently announced that it would be including books with children's Happy Meals in the United Kingdom. This has...

Jan 25, 2012

Deadlines approaching for World Book Night and The International Readers Book Awards. The Alex Awards honoring adult books perfect for teens. We share our love of Defending Jacob by William Landay and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.

Books Around the World

January 31 and February 1 are two dates to circle on...

Jan 17, 2012

Should you trust author blurbs? What are your thoughts on destroying a book for the sake of art? We share our love of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker and The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss.

The Value of a Blurb

Betsy in our Goodreads Group asked whether or not she should trust author blurbs....

Jan 11, 2012

A reminder about our new monthly newsletter, and the book we'll be publishing to celebrate this year's Booktopia events. In honor of the Sundance Film Festival, we discuss books and short stories that have been or will be, made into movies. And finally, it's one book, we both love: The Orphan Master's Son by...

Jan 4, 2012

Resolving to carve out more reading time. Who should be our Literary Ambassador and what should that job entail? Two books we can't wait for you to read: Enjoy Every Sandwich by Lee Lipsenthal and The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson.

Step Away from the Screen

My amazingly wonderful wife surprised my with an iPad...