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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 31, 2015

Books written before 1700, plus we recommend Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks.

A special thank you to everyone who has left us an iTunes review. We love reading them and they help other iTunes users discover BOTNS!

We received a message from a listener who thinks we might have our "heads in the sand" when it comes to e-books. We think he means e-book only titles, since, when we discuss books, we just want you to read them, and don't care how you do that. We fully admit that our own reading tends to be books that are available in multiple formats and not just one, but we do promise to recommend books we love no matter their format.


1700 Was a Long Time Ago (07:41)

Cam, from Tennessee, asked for help with the Bingo square "Published before 1700." Unfortunately, we're just getting to the question now, with only a week left in the official BOTNS Bingo game. To compensate, we start with a short suggestion.

Ann discovered a Reddit thread with a ton of great suggestions.


Two Books We Can't Wait For You to Read (16:58)

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Booktopia Petoskey author Jim Ottaviani's latest work of scientific graphic nonfiction is Primates, illustrated by Maris Wicks. Ottaviani and Wicks tell the tales of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas, three primatologists whose work with chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and orangutans, respectively, added tremendously to scientific knowledge.

Ann recommends The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Booktopia alumnus Matthew Dicks, which goes on sale September 8. Caroline has always been passive, never saying what was truly on her mind, until a four-letter word vehemently flies from her lips during a PTO meeting. That outburst gives her the courage to return to her hometown to finally tell off a childhood friend who did her wrong.