Episode 26 - Prizes, Reading Challenges, New Podcasts, Jaunts and Books!

The stack of books Chris has gathered for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII Challenge (#RIPXII). This is an annual reading event now in its 12th year. From September 1st through October 31st participants celebrate the deliciousness that is horror, paranormal, mystery, dark fantasy, and more. Basically, the dark and creepy genres that go hand-in-hand with autumn.

The stack of books Chris has gathered for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII Challenge (#RIPXII). This is an annual reading event now in its 12th year. From September 1st through October 31st participants celebrate the deliciousness that is horror, paranormal, mystery, dark fantasy, and more. Basically, the dark and creepy genres that go hand-in-hand with autumn.

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

– Just Read –
Idyll Fears: Thomas Lynch #2 – Stephanie Gayle (CW)
The Leavers – Lisa Ko (EF)
The Breakfast Book – Marion Cunningham (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #13) – Louise Penny (CW)
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti (EF)
On Reading The Grapes of Wrath – Susan Shillinglaw (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris went RJ Julia in Madison to see Fiona Davis author of The Dollhouse and The Address.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 7 – Emily is heading to RJ Julia Madison to see Joyce Maynard author of The Best of Us
September 15 – Chris and Emily will be heading to the New Haven Public library for a discussion with winners of the Windham-Campbell prize. Check out the winners of the Windham-Campbell prize here.
September 22-24 – Guilford Free Library Friends of the Library Annual Book and Bake Sale

– Upcoming Reads –
Unraveling Oliver – Liz Nugent (EF)
Peregrine Island – Diane B. Saxton (EF)
Collected Stories - Willa Cather (CW)
OSS Operation Blackmail: One Woman’s Covert War Against The Imperial Japanese Army – Ann Todd (CW)
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium #5) – David Lagercrantz (CW)
It – Stephen King (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
The 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize shortlist:
    As Lie Is to Grin – Simeon Marsalis
    Empire of Glass – Kaitlin Solimine
    Mikhail and Margarita – Julie Lekstrom Himes
    The Second Mrs. Hockaday – Susan Rivers
    Spaceman in Bohemia – Jaroslav Kalfar
    Tiger Pelt – Annabelle Kim
    What to Do About the Solomons – Bethany Ball

Chris mentioned three podcasts:
Bibliophile
Literary Atlanta
The Sleeping at Last Podcast

Chelsea Green Publishing
Sandor Ellix Katz – The Art of Fermentation

Reminder to listen to John B. Valeri – Our Mystery Man (#MysteryMan) – who was on Episode 25

Louise L. Hay passed away. She wrote the book You Can Heal Your Life.

Hannah Tinti – The Good Thief – won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize in 2008.

Our friend, Emily, created a Little Free Library at the Guilford Train Station.

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII Challenge  (#RIPXII)
Chris writes about her challenge here.
Estella’s Revenge
My Capricious Life