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https://youtu.be/gzEcaLeChzc?si=joySw5b4vjKxGl3X.

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Mystery guest

Week in Review

Why Didn‘t You Just Do What You Were Told? By Jenny Diski

Jokes for the Apocalypse by David Carpenter

A Free-Spirited Woman: The London Diaries of Gladys Langford, 1936-1940

How We Named the Stars by Andrés N. Ordorica

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Bibliomania | Gustave Flaubert
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https://youtu.be/bGdWGu6b7EI?si=Sn-vC32STj45ewi3

Do you suffer from bibliomania? John W. Doull does — and his Dartmouth bookstore proves it - by Andrew Sampson on the CBC News website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/john-w-doull-bookseller-profile-1.691...

YouTube video: A Walk Through John W. Doull Books: https://youtu.be/RImOoqcRDKA?si=DnHwNiFxOrp6frnk

Leftcoastzen I would probably want something near the bottom of the teetering stacks on the floor ! Possibly leading me to accidentally knocking it over and owner would kick me out!📚📚📚📚📚😄 7d
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The Forest | Georges Bugnet
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https://youtu.be/xmoKdxSdNC0?si=l-w1izCVtbuIc5Pn

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Week in Review (revamped)

The Forest by Georges Bugnet, David Carpenter (Translator)

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Apparitions by Adam Pottle

The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology by Karina Vernon (Editor)

A Council of Dolls by Mona Susan Power

shawnmooney A Free-Spirited Woman: The London Diaries of Gladys Langford, 1936-1940

Why Didn‘t You Just Do What You Were Told? By Jenny Diski

Jokes for the Apocalypse by David Carpenter
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Small Joys | Elvin James Mensah
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Delivery | Margarita Garcia Robayo
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https://youtu.be/LqvuVTJALT8?si=dlSnXzq8o6BJegkn

Chat #1: with Marina from the UK

The Delivery by Margarita García Robayo
Megan McDowell (Translator)

Fish Soup by Margarita García Robayo
Charlotte Coombe, translator

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Chat #2: with Vinny from West Orange, NJ

A Line in the World: A Year on the North Sea Coast by Dorthe Nors
Caroline Waight, translator

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors
Misha Hoekstra (Translator)

Chat #3: with Sisilia from Singapore

Blood Dark by Louis Guilloux
Laura Marris (Translator)

Chat #4: with Aaron

Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink

The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading - Edmund White
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https://youtu.be/MglT0ITyPR4?si=Li25V4LlFAj5hMkU.

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Home Reading Service by Fabio Morábito, Curtis Bauer (Translator)

Mild Vertigo by Mieko Kanai, Polly Barton (Translator)

Kintsugi by Anukrti Upadhyay

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

My Friends by Hisham Matar

All Aunt Hagar's Children: Stories by Edward P. Jones

Prophet Song by Paul Lynch

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https://youtu.be/15K3_JF2_xk?si=jZ-KzHwwySNMmS9O

A Passion for Living in the Present: A Conversation with Yuko Tsushima and Annie Ernaux - translated and edited by Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda: https://lithub.com/a-passion-for-living-in-the-present-a-conversation-with-yuko-...

sarahbarnes Wow so cool! 3w
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Leaving Wisdom | Sharon Butala
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https://youtu.be/a4meERuPaVI?si=O6XQOjZzr0u0qzfb

00:00 Introduction

01:33 Big News about Sharon Butala

03:00 Chatting books with Sharon

15:28 Mystery guest

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Dealbreakers | Lauren Forsythe
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https://youtu.be/gwWIT1FnN8s?si=QPhy5238IJRrqQwy

‘On Dead Dogs and Other Reading Dealbreakers‘ by Molly Templeton on Reactor: https://reactormag.com/on-dead-dogs-and-other-reading-dealbreakers/

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https://youtu.be/j-o--RRH46I?si=SwpOFeRNqA3zkAZy

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Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

Home Stretch by Graham Norton

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A Decent World | Ellen Hawley
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This Is How We Love | Lisa Moore
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Loved and Missed | Susie Boyt
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Now and Then | William Corlett
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https://youtu.be/PmONHSm6N1k?si=aUDgjwtqttMfDA6F

Introduction

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Weekly Highlights

Now and Then by William Corlett

This Is How We Love by Lisa Moore

Mild Vertigo by Mieko Kanai

Home Reading Service by Fabio Morábito

Cormorant Lake by Faith Merino

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How to Read a Novelist | John Freeman
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https://youtu.be/PemW33-gD5k?si=fYyUDQ2Rfn6xwmFa

Better Know an Author: The Joys of Reading Author Catalogues in Publication Order by Laura Sackton - on Book Riot: https://bookriot.com/reading-in-publication-order/

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The Winnowing | Patrick C Garner
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Guilty Pleasures | Laura Lee Guhrke
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https://youtu.be/bn8gN53HZ-E?si=ejHoD7fHE7_nfWa1

Beyond “Guilty Pleasures”: When Reading Is Weird, or Hard, or Personal by Molly Templeton: https://www.tor.com/2023/09/21/beyond-guilty-pleasures-when-reading-is-weird-or-...

kspenmoll Like the article very much, plus your discussion with the author! 2mo
shawnmooney @kspenmoll Thank you so much! 🥰 2mo
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https://youtu.be/je_9qnqKRlg?si=xmHohuiqEocVkiMB

On the Bad Binary of “Good” and “Bad” Literature by Josh Cook - in LitHub: https://lithub.com/on-the-bad-binary-of-good-and-bad-literature/

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Small Joys | Elvin James Mensah
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https://youtu.be/dwZeWcEgXS8?si=2hKEmQSGbtJbrOsm

Introduction

Mystery guest

Weekly Highlights

Night by Edna O'Brien

Toddler-Hunting and Other Stories by Kōno Taeko

Kintsugi by Anukrti Upadhyay

Apparitions by Adam Pottle

Kidnap Fury of the Smoking Lovers by Peter Benson

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2024 | George H. Easton
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Mean Spirit | Linda Hogan
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https://youtu.be/wq8tXaHEBJE?si=N9BdIhI34QoMJrUC

#indiecember

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Welcome to a new patron

Mystery guest

Weekly Highlights

Santa Rosa by Wendy McGrath

Siphonophore by Jaimie Batchan

The Clarion by Nina Dunic

Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan

Toddler-Hunting and Other Stories by Taeko Kōno

The Broken River Tent by Mphuthumi Ntabeni

Night by Edna O'Brien

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https://youtu.be/y02mEcEzavY?si=VZ4XlpHdfCAo14Jh

The Importance of Book-Centered Spaces as Third Places by Susie Dumond; https://bookriot.com/book-centered-spaces-as-third-places/

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Grass for My Pillow | Saiichi Maruya
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Ridiculously late crosspost, but tis the season

https://youtu.be/olNekC6A4t0?si=DYYcB67T8AAQrT3u

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Now & Then (Reissue) | William Corlett
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https://youtu.be/FNFhbPFnOh8?si=iafOXo5-SufCPvsJ

How Should One Read a Book? - Read as if one were writing it by Virginia Woolf - in The Yale Review: https://yalereview.org/article/virginia-woolf-essay-how-should-read-book

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Small Joys | Elvin James Mensah
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https://youtu.be/SJolugZajdQ?si=ZomDd8iG-N9FbnL0

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Weekly Highlights

Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah

Leave My Bones In Saskatoon by Michael Afenfia

Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan

Anna40 Wonderful! Thank you for this. I loved Small Joys so much I read it twice. I fully agree, it‘s a delight and I connected with the main character even though “his life” and mine are very different. I hope you can interview him. Congrats on finding Edna O‘Brien‘s trilogy that once belonged to your prof and sharing that story. She‘s one of my favourite authors too and I‘ve gifted her books to friends especially her short stories. 2mo
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https://youtu.be/yYhlhWbUqNs?si=_JDenYvpQMXJlZXS

The Written Image: My Brilliant Friend by Jen DeGregorio - in Poets and Writers magazine: https://www.pw.org/content/the_written_image_my_brilliant_friend_0

Lindy Shawn, It‘s always a pleasure to chat with you. 2mo
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My Antonia | Willa Cather
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https://youtu.be/yOIMY_YUu0M?si=6ZXfV-Jfsd3Mm5_I

Hannah‘s BookTube channel, Hannah‘s Books: @HannahsBooks?si=PaO9c133d9jH42b1" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://youtube.com/@HannahsBooks?si=PaO9c133d9jH42b1
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(Be sure and check out her BookTube channel for her complete series of Cather videos!)

TrishB Been on my tbr for so long! 3mo
shawnmooney @TrishB I loved it! 3mo
TrishB That‘s a great recommendation! 3mo
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https://youtu.be/HyaMgCFaztk?si=TfwmmtffQm65QPIN

The Blurb Problem Keeps Getting Worse by Helen Lewis - in The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/08/book-blurbs-ethics/675139/

Society of Authors calls use of bad reviews for book blurbs ‘morally questionable‘ by Ella Creamer: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/sep/01/society-of-authors-calls-use-of-ba...

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https://youtu.be/f1fw4hzeHOU?si=7sogLIFoQRxtQoRq

Jo Heinrich‘s website: https://www.joheinrichtranslation.co.uk

A generous contribution

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Weekly Highlights

Marzahn, mon amour by Katja Oskamp
Jo Heinrich (Translator)

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

A Decent World by Ellen Hawley

Writing Home: Selected Essays by David Carpenter

The Greatest Gresham by Gillian Avery

Cattle by Winnifred Eaton Reeve

Siphonophore by Jaimie Batchan

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Food and Literature | Gitanjali G. Shahani
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https://youtu.be/Rs4nZ4talSY?si=GN8PPVMig0BLteYY

Brendan Shay Basham on the Similarities Between the Chef Life and the Writing Life - on LitHub: https://lithub.com/brendan-shay-basham-on-the-similarities-between-the-chef-life...

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Kimzey I enjoyed the interview and now I want to read her book. Thank you for posting! 3mo
shawnmooney @Kimzey Music to my ears! I hope you enjoy her memoir or any other of her books that you might try. (She‘s written over 20.) 3mo
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After Julius | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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https://youtu.be/k45FVGnwoHo?si=gtpSFgNzOpafAeWI

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The rest of my fabulously bookish Thursday

Another biblioadventure

Welcome to a new patron

Weekly Highlights

In the Upper Country by Kai Thomas

After Julius by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Now and Then by William Corlett

The Greatest Gresham by Gillian Avery

Cattle by Winnifred Eaton Reeve

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https://youtu.be/6aDd-iSl0tA?si=g_tPlq03XWzHpXqw

Nuance on the Internet Isn‘t Dead: in Praise of Bookstagram Scholarship by Laura Sackton: https://bookriot.com/bookstagram-scholarship/

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Chrysalis | Anna Metcalfe
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https://youtu.be/49AnCq5IdG4?si=Ej7KPu88LGSunwPK

Chat #1: with Bill from Nairobi

Chrysalis by Anna Metcalfe

Chat #2: with Emily of The Book Cougars from Connecticut

The Memory of Animals by Claire Fuller

Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

Chat #3: with Lara from Newfoundland

This Is How We Love by Lisa Moore

February by Lisa Moore

Flannery by Lisa Moore

Chat #4: with Marina from Cyprus

O, the Brave Music by Dorothy Evelyn Smith

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The Rider | Sam Garrett, Tim Krabb
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https://youtu.be/7lPscVkQlYY?si=x61h6OwOR7iYds3g

Like Porcelain Figurines by Nnaemeka Nnam: https://iselemagazine.com/2023/11/15/like-porcelain-figurines-nnaemeka-nnam/

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A special guest

Another special guest

Weekly Highlights

Indians on Vacation: A Novel by Thomas King

No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

In The Fog of the Season‘s End by Alex La Guma

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How to Organize a Library | Zana Kate Miller
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Leftcoastzen 😳😱I need to do this and just thinking about it gives me the vapors ! 3mo
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Sleaze | L. A. Morse
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https://youtu.be/c1k9WPSsNxE?si=6eY6R63nwdiEGAcp

‘Pay to Play: Laura Elizabeth Woollett on publishing‘ in the Sydney Review of Books: https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/essay/paying-to-play/

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Grey Bees | Andrey Kurkov
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https://youtu.be/ls3icK3Tdy0?si=Ub673ySxTyE9ZAEA

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A special guest

Weekly Highlights

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson

Grey Bees by Andrey Kurkov, Boris Dralyuk (Translator)

Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

Now and Then by William Corlett

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https://youtu.be/amyjmHAEauo?si=NcADMCNAQDMo5C1H

‘Is that unread book making you feel guilty? You‘re not alone‘ by Stephanie Merry in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2023/09/04/unread-books/

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The Go-Between | L.P. Hartley
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https://youtu.be/ZgNIBkN3O4I?si=hbl923DgYdbak6hq

Intro

A special guest

Weekly Highlights

The Tattooed Woman by Marian Engel

The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley

Indians on Vacation: A Novel by Thomas King

In the Upper Country by Kai Thomas

After Julius by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Open City by Teju Cole

In The Fog of the Season‘s End by Alex La Guma

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