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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. 

Jul 22, 2009

The rumors are true! Books on the Nightstand is now a weekly podcast! Thanks to all of you who took our poll and asked for more BOTNS, not less. We listened and we're delivering.

However, if we're going to keep up a grueling weekly schedule, we're going to need your help. Use our new voicemail number (209.867.READ) to call us with a question, a book recommendation or a comment. Put the number in your cell phone and call us from a bookstore or library to tell us about that great new book you just saw. You can also share your thoughts via e-mail:

Summer often means road trips and Ann has found a perfect one for booklovers to start planning for. The 2009 National Book Festival takes place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on September 26. There are 71 amazing authors attending and Ann and Michael really wish they could make it. If you do go, take pictures, post them to Flickr and tag them "botns" so we can feel like we're there.

If your summer plans do include a road trip, be sure to get yourself a copy of The Little Road Trip Handbook. It's filled with fun facts, helpful tips, music to play, books to read. It's a fantastic little book that's fun to read on its own. Author Erin McHugh gave Michael her personal playlist; the one she plays at her book signings. Michael created an iMix on iTunes, so check out this great list of songs, by searching iMixes for The Little Road Trip Handbook! Ann and Michael also mention a few books, both fiction and non, that feature road trips. 

Michael urges us "not to judge a book by its category." He raves about When You Reach Me, which happens to be a young adult novel. It's a book that can be enjoyed by adults and teens alike, and it features a wonderful protagonist named Miranda, who is never without her copy of A Wrinkle in Time. We all know Ann is a fan of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Finally, the sequel is out here in America, and, believe it or not, Ann thinks this one is "even better!"

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