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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. 

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Dec 17, 2008

Today, we talk about the love triangle of the 21st century: do you read the book, or the e-book? Michael and I share just a few of our true feelings about the Sony Reader and the e-book platform.

Next, we talk about science fiction -- a category that Ann doesn't read very often. Still, a book that could be categorized as science fiction is one of Ann's favorite books of all time, and she tells you about it. The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell is also a literary novel, so even those readers who think they don't like science fiction should give it a try. Michael, who is a science fiction reader at least occasionally, tells us about of one his favorites, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein -- also a book that can be enjoyed by anyone..

Lastly, we present our usual "Two Books We Can't Wait For You to Read." Ann talks about Life Class by Pat Barker, which will be published in paperback on January 6th. Michael talks about Firmin by Sam Savage..