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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. 

Aug 29, 2012

In this episode we talk about the physical size of books and books in which the author does something for a year then writes about it. We also recommend The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle and The Double Game by Dan Fesperman

Does Size Matter?

Why do some books have a smaller trim size (actual dimensions rather than...

Aug 21, 2012

 This week, the second installment of author talks from Booktopia:Oxford's Celebration of Authors, which happened on June 16th at Off Square Books in Oxford, MS.


First, a brief note: in this recording, Michael refers to some of Kevin Brockmeier's lists, which he said we would post in the show notes. It's taking us a...

Aug 14, 2012

On this week's episode: Book spine poetry, book jackets, cover coincidences, and a magical book called Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend.


Ann's Book Spine Poetry


Book Spine Poetry

We've been fascinated by the current fad in the internet book world: book spine poetry. Try it: use book titles from your library to create poetry. We'd love to...

Aug 8, 2012

What are the best books for tweens graduating to grown-up books? Saying goodbye to authors we've lost. And rave recommendations for 12.21 by Dustin Thomason and The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.

They Grow Up So Fast

Ann's ten-year-old daughter seems to have graduated from kid's books to grown-up books. Which leaves Ann...

Aug 1, 2012

Books for fans of London or the Olympics; what's the difference between a mystery, a thriller and a suspense novel? We recommend The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz

Gold Medal Reading

The 2012 London Olympics are in full swing, and here are...