Episode 34 - Holiday Gift Ideas and Our 3rd Readalong

 Willa Cather's Birthday Party at  BookClub Bookstore & More  in South Windsor, CT

Willa Cather's Birthday Party at BookClub Bookstore & More in South Windsor, CT

Episode Thirty Four Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

Join our Goodreads Group!
Let us know what you want us to choose as the next read along. You can email, tweet or join the discussion on the Goodreads page.

We have an upcoming read-along:
February – Maurice by E.M. Forster.

– Just Read –
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers (CW)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Rules of Magic – Alice Hoffman (EF)
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II – Liza Mundy (CW) (audio)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris celebrated Willa Cather’s birthday on December 7 at Bookclub Bookstore & More in South Windsor, CT. She is kicking off a quarterly Willa Cather book club starting with My Antonia to be discussed on January 18th at 2:00 at the same bookstore.

Emily visited Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT

She also saw the movie Call Me By Your Name based on the novel by André Aciman
book info here  /  movie info here

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Min Jin Lee will be at RJ Julia’s Booksellers on January 25, 2018

– Gift Ideas –
Book Subscription Services like The Mysterious Bookshop Crime Clubs
Bundle Monster Booklight Clip
A subscription to Magazines or Literary JournalsGift Cards to Independent Bookstores
Leather Weighted Bookmark
Buy some literary swag from Out of Print
Gift of a literary activity
Gift of Poetry - Devotions by Mary Oliver / New Collected Poems by Wendell Berry
Gift baskets with books and associated literary items
Complete Stories – Kurt Vonnegut
Complete Stories – Flannery O’ Connor paired with A Good Hard Look – Ann Napolitano

– Also Mentioned –
Disappearances – Howard Frank Mosher
Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space – Margot Lee Shetterly
The movie Lady Bird
Alice Hoffman book tour
Kelly Corrigan book tour
Stone Butch Blues – Leslie Feinberg

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The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.


-Wendell Berry