Episode 43 - A Jaunt To See Two NY Times Bestselling Authors!

 Chloe Benjamin author of  The Immortalists  and Jill Santopolo author of  The Light We Lost   in conversation at  RJ Julia Booksellers  in Madison, CT.

Chloe Benjamin author of The Immortalists and Jill Santopolo author of The Light We Lost  in conversation at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT.

Episode Forty Three Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Windham Campbell Awards –
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 – Currently Reading/Listening –
Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide Open Heart – Scott Stabile (EF)
Chicago Poems – Carl Sandburg (CW)
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather – Willa Cather, Andrew Jewell (CW)
Broken Girls – Simone St. James (CW) 
      Chris has a review of the book and a giveaway for you to win a copy on her blog.
Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook – Ina Garten (EF)
“16 Bean” Pasta Fagioli recipe here
     *Changes made by Emily: Did not puree any of the beans, drained all of them and threw them into the soup whole. Cooked pasta separately and added to each bowl of soup as it was devoured. Put cooked pasta into the individual servings that were put into freezer. Delish – enjoy!

– Just Read –
Tangerine – Christine Mangan (CW)
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas (EF)
The Light We Lost – Jill Santopolo (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
On March 12th, Emily went to see Chloe Benjamin author of The Immortalists and Jill Santopolo author of The Light We Lost at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT.

Chris saw the play Murder on the Orient Express at Hartford Stage for her birthday.

Chris visited the Peterborough Town Library in New Hampshire touts itself as the first tax supported library in the country. Literary Monadnock – Peterborough is known as a literary mecca. Read about it here.

Toadstool Bookshop – Peterborough, NH

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris is excited about the University of Nebraska live stream event on March 26 at 3:30CT– Our Cather Heritage: Willa Cather’s Modern Relevance.

March 20th – Emily is heading to Providence, RI for the Point Street Reading Series.
Laura & Emma – Kate Greathead
Start Without Me – Joshua Max Feldman
Girls Burn Brighter – Shobha Rao
Only Child – Rhiannon Navin
The Cloister – James Carroll

Emily is heading to Bookshop Santa Cruz on March 26th to see Luis Alberto Urrea discuss his book The House of Broken Angels and on March 28th to see Leslie Karst discuss her book Death Al Fresco

April 4th – We are heading on a joint jaunt to Jeff Kinney’s bookstore An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe to see Michael Finkel discuss his book Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

– Upcoming Reads –
The Dog Healers: A Novel – Mark Winik (CW)
Eats of Eden – Tabitha Blankenbiller (EF)
Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory (EF)
Goodbye, Vitamin – Rachel Khong (EF)
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future  and The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World –  Chris Guillebeau (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Check out Ryan Ludman:
This Charming Rant Newsletter /// Instagram: my.books.my.shelf
His Maurice read along cocktail can be found here
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
All things Pat Conroy
Live by Night (Coughlin #2) – Dennis Lehane
Chris Guillebeau's podcast is called Side Hustle School
The Readers Podcast
How Reading Changed My Life – Anna Quindlin

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i like my body when it is with your
by E.E. Cummings

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body.  i like what it does,
i like its hows.  i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones,and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the,shocking fuzz
of your electric furr,and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh….And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you so quite new

 Our literary bling (necklaces).

Our literary bling (necklaces).