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Dec 3, 2008

We're still polishing off the Thanksgiving leftovers, so this episode is a little bit like our refrigerators -- a little of this, a little of that...

First, we answer the most often-asked question related to our jobs: "Do you have to read all of those books?"

In the second segment, we tell you what books we hope to find under our Christmas trees this holiday season, as well as some books we'd want to find there if we didn't already own them. If we didn't have them, we'd both want every book in our 2008 Holiday Gift Guide (wouldn't you?), but we picked out some favorites nonetheless. Oh, and Ann wants someone to pick out a great graphic novel for her (no superheroes, please). The books that we don't yet have we are hoping to unwrap in a few weeks -- we'll let you know.

Lastly, we present our usual "Two Books We Can't Wait For You to Read." Ann discusses The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller, which will be published in paperback on January 6th. Michael talks about Colum McCann's This Side of Brightness -- it was published in 1998 but Michael wants you to read it now so that you can look forward to the summer 09 publication of McCann's new novel.

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