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The Bookstore

Oct 29, 2019

Content warning on this one! We don't go into great detail about the awful events described in the books we recommend, but as these are true horror stories, it might not be suitable for all listeners. Cannibalism, pandemics, more cannibalism, you get the idea. 

A list of titles discussed on this episode can be found on...

Oct 22, 2019

More literary prize news and ... it's dubious again! We also discuss Booker Prize Shortlist novel 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak.

Our next book discussion will be The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. Find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us!

Oct 15, 2019

If the Nobel Prize for literature were a body part, this year it would be two feet stuck firmly in its own mouth. That was going to be the title of the episode, but I figured it was too long. This week we break down a couple of scandals that are plaguing the prestigious award AND we have a conversation with Margaret...

Oct 8, 2019

This week we give ourselves a bit of a history lesson as we read Qiu Miaojin's Notes of a Crocodile, a satire of Taiwanese society in the late 80s and 90s.

Correction for this episode: Becca refers to Qiu Miaojin as Miaojin instead of as Qiu, her surname. Apologies for that mistake.

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Oct 1, 2019

After a bit of a mis-speak, we realized that we've read more books published by independent publishers and presses than we thought. So we're here to highlight the great work by publishers you suggested and publishers that we think are putting out great work. There's so many to talk about that we couldn't fit it...