Dec 31, 2008
Today we start with a conversation about the many year-end best-of lists that have come out recently. How much attention do you pay to them and do they make you want to run out and buy more books? Next, we offer a glimpse into the first four months of 2009, which are filled with books we're excited about. Many of these are titles you'll hear much more about on future episodes, so we're keeping it short here... just whetting your appetite! [A note about the title links below: usually we link to LibraryThing, where you can get general info to take to your local bookstore. Since some of these books don't come out for four months, we've decided to link to the publishers' websites instead. We'll return to our normal format next time.] Lastly, we present our usual "Two Books We Can't Wait For You to Read." Michael helps you keep your "eat healthy" resoultion by talking about Whole Grains for Busy People by Lorna Sass. Ann tells us about Elsewhere USA by Dalton Conley, which looks at how the cultures of work and home life have changed over the last several decades. Full details of the books discussed are at our blog: www.booksonthenightstand.com Please visit us there.