Episode 23 - Chris joins the Criminal Element book review team. Emily reads a steamy poem.

Norfolk library

Norfolk Library in Norfolk, Connecticut is modeled on Trinity Library in Dublin, Ireland.

Emily's daughter, Rachel, admiring the Trinity Library in Dublin, Ireland.

Emily's daughter, Rachel, admiring the Trinity Library in Dublin, Ireland.

Episode Twenty Three 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 –
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Bachman (EF)
The Going and Goodbye: A Memoir – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood (CW)
The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty – Elizabeth L. Silver (EF)
Mothers and Other Strangers – Gina Sorell (EF)

 – Currently Reading/Listening –
Jack Be Quick – Benjamin Thomas (CW)
Emma – Jane Austen (CW)
The Talented Ribkins – Ladee Hubbard (CW)
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World – Sarah Praeger (CW)
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti (EF)
Leavings: Poems – Wendell Berry (EF)
The Gift of Good Land – Wendell Berry (EF)
Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure – edited by Wendy Maltz (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily had a joint jaunt to the Pequot Library book sale
July 29 – Benjamin Thomas author of Jack Be Quick at Bookclub Bookstore
August 3 – Chris attended New Haven Noir book launch at The Institute Library in New Haven, CT
August 3 – Emily went to SpeakUp at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT
She also visited the beautiful Norfolk Library
Chris wrote a blog post about her visit to the Norfolk Library. Read it here.

 – Upcoming Jaunts –
Emily is hoping to visit Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT.
August 10 – Chris will be moderating Sarah Praeger as she discusses her book Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World at Bookclub Bookstore & More
August 19-20 – Chris will be heading to Cather Weekend on Governors Island
August 22 – Emily will be heading to an event sponsored jointly with Bank Square Books and Mystic Museum of Art to hear Camille Aubrey discuss her book Cooking for Picasso.  

– Upcoming Reads –
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (EF) (CW)
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying – Nina Riggs (EF)
The Arrangement – Sarah Dunn (EF)
Glass Houses – Louise Penny (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
Links to where Laura's book Mastering the Art of Self Expression is available:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Art-Self-Expression-Laura-Thoma/dp/1365669653/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501642230&sr=8-1&keywords=mastering+the+art+of+self-expression
BN:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mastering-the-art-of-self-expression-laura-thoma/1126807579?ean=9781365669651
Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/laura-thoma/mastering-the-art-of-self-expression/paperback/product-23248182.html
And at Breakwater Books and Book Club Bookstore & More

Chris is now reviewing books for Criminal Element. Check out her first review of Stasi Child by David Young.
The Execution of Noa P. Singleton – debut novel by Elizabeth Silver
Empire State Center for the Book – events on Governor’s Island