Episode 21 - Bookswap, Bookworm, Colfer, Roorbach and Twain

Bookworm Bookstore in Surf City, Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  Super cute store with an excellent selection.

Bookworm Bookstore in Surf City, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. 
Super cute store with an excellent selection.

Episode Twenty One Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Grapes of Wrath Read-Along –
Chris and Emily will be doing a joint read of John Steinbeck’s the Grapes of Wrath. The discussion of the book will be live on August 22nd. If you have any questions or comments you would like us to address, please get in touch via email or social media by August 17th. 

– Just Read –
Stay With Me – Ayòbami Adébáyò (EF) release date August 22
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula – Loren D. Estleman (CW)
     Chris has a review on her blog: read it HERE
The Going and Goodbye: A Memoir – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood (EF)
Stasi Child (Karin Müller #1) – David Young (CW)
Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything In Between – Lauren Graham (EF) (audio)
Who Killed Piet Barol? – Richard Mason (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty – Elizabeth L. Silver (EF)
Emma – Jane Austen (CW)
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Bachman (EF)
Island: The Complete Stories – Alistair MacLeod (EF)
Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling Connecticut, Rhode Island and the Long Island Sound - David Fasulo (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
July 12 – Chris Colfer author of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT
July 17 – Bill Roorbach author of The Girl of the Lake: Stories at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT
Emily went to Long Beach Island, New Jersey where she visited two bookstores: The Bookworm and LBI Bookswap
Chris visited the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris and Emily are off on a joint jaunt to the annual Pequot Library book sale in Southport, CT
July 29 – Benjamin Thomas author of Jack Be Quick at Bookclub Bookstore
August 3 – Emily is heading to SpeakUp at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT
August 3 – Chris will attend New Haven Noir book launch at The Institute Library in New Haven, CT

– Upcoming Reads –
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (EF) (CW)
Jack Be Quick – Benjamin Thomas (CW)
The Going and Goodbye: A Memoir – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
History of a Pleasure Seeker – Richard Mason
Stasi Wolf (Karin Müller #2) – David Young
Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham’s novel
October Road – a television series that Chris has been enjoying
Chris is participating in Austen in August which will be hosted by https://roofbeamreader.com/