In “Library Corner” Amy recommends a few romance novels in honor of Valentine’s Day. She mentions books by Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks and Piper Vaughn and recommends Gail Carriger‘s The Parasol Protectorate Series. In honor of the recent Denver teacher’s strike she also recommends a lively non-fiction book entitled A History of America in 10 Strikes by Erik Loomis.
The highly engaging British crime fiction novelist William Shaw joins us this week from Brighton, England! We chat with him about his books, his earlier career as a journalist and we talk a little about refugees in both countries. Charles Dickens, who can’t resist a fellow Brit, also pops in for a chat with William.
In “Library Corner” Amy recommends books set in Norway and other Scandinavian countries based on last week’s read of Derek B. Miller’s American By Day. She recommends: Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg, The Harry Hole detective series by Jo Nesbo, Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, and the long, 6 part autobiography of Karl Ove Knausgard called My Struggle.
Thank you to Rebel Mouthed Books for including us in her list of favorite book podcasts!
We have the award winning author Nathan Lowell on this week! We chat with him about his books and life as a science fiction and fantasy author. Nathan also shares a book recommendation of his own with us. Dave talks about the impending Denver teacher strike and we all get a little fired up. Amy, our Denver Librarian, calls in again this week!
In “Library Corner” Amy recommends books about birdwatching based on last week’s read of William Shaw’s The Birdwatcher. She recommends: The Big Year by Mark Obmascik, Steve Burrows “Birder Murder Mystery”, Christine Goff an author with five birder mysteries and the birder mysteries by Ann Cleves. Also recommended is a memoir: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.
In episode 3 (our best episode to date!), our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, discuss why Andrew can’t have fruit delivered to his office, why one of Dave’s students got up in the middle of class and walked out and they had spirited discussions about, well, pretty much everything including their book recommendations.
Books reviewed in this episode are: Quicker by Laurence Dahners, Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan, Mink River by Brian Doyle. Audiobook of the week is Ken Bruen’s The Guards read by Gerry O’Brien. Our Christmas book selection is Nos4a2 by the crazy talented Joe Hill.
In this episode, our heroes, Dave, Andrew and Laura, introduce themselves and talk a little bit about why they love reading, Dave gives out his cell phone number, Andrew compares himself to Jason Bourne and Laura speaks favorably about the apocalypse. What more can you ask for?
They also review three of their favorite books: Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell, The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis and The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster. Their pick for audiobook of the week is Tana French’s The Witch Elm read by the fantastic Paul Nugent. They end this first episode with a discussion on some great books that will come out as movies in 2019.