Episode 48 - Jaunt Much? Chris and Emily visit SEVEN bookstores and discuss LOADS of books

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 Chris and Emily visited by  Northshire Bookstore  in Manchester, VT and  Northshire Bookstore  in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Chris and Emily visited by Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT and Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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

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– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders – Stuart Kells (CW)
The Overstory – Richard Powers (EF)
Chicago Manual of Style – University of Chicago Press (CW)
Alternate Side – Anna Quindlen (EF)

– Just Read –
Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Courage to Lead – Cecile Richards (EF)
DNF’d: The Swarm – Frank Schätzing (CW) read about her time with the book on her blog.
Bite by Bite – Geneen Roth (EF) (audio)
Dream More – Dolly Parton (CW) (audio)
This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide – Geneen Roth (EF)
Chicago Poems – Carl Sandburg (CW)

 Author Laura Thoma at  Bookclub Bookstore & More  for Independent Bookstore Day. Check out her book  Mastering the Art of Self-Expression .

Author Laura Thoma at Bookclub Bookstore & More for Independent Bookstore Day. Check out her book Mastering the Art of Self-Expression.

– Biblio Adventures –
Independent Bookstore Day – Chris went with Laura who was at Bookclub Bookstore & More with Mastering the Art of Self-Expression, workbook.

Chris participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Emily saw Meg Wolitzer discuss her book The Female Persuasion at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT

Chris and Emily stopped at Williams College newly opened bookstore.

May 4-5 – Booktopia at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT
                 Ariel Lawhon – I Was Anastasia: A Novel
                 Bianca Marais Hum If You Don't Know the Words
                 Heather Abel – The Optimistic Decade
                 Jonathan Miles Anatomy of a Miracle
                 Pamela Paul – My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues
                 Peter Swanson – All the Beautiful Lies
                 Robin Oliveira Winter Sisters
                 Stephen McCauley  My Ex-Life
                
On the "way home" Chris and Emily went to Saratoga Springs, NY to visit the other Northshire Bookstore.

Emily went to Brooklyn and visited Books are Magic and McNally Jackson

Chris went to a local cemetery in Guilford to see Fitz-Greene Halleck’s gravesite.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris is going to see an Encore Series show in NYC at the Encore Series.

Coming up at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT:
May 15, 2018 – Chandra Prasad with her book Damselfly
May 16, 2018 – Heather Abel with her book The Optimistic Decade

Coming up at Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore:
May 25, 2018 – Lisa Ko with her book The Leavers

May 26, 2018 – Mark your calendar for World Dracula Day

– Upcoming Reads –
Bimini Twist (Jane Bunker Mystery #4) – Linda Greenlaw (CW) release date June 26, 2018
Hum If You Don’t Know the Words – Bianca Marais (CW)
In the Dark (Jenny Aron #1) – Andreas Pfluger (CW)
Bitter Orange – Claire Fuller (CW) release date October 9, 2018
The Other Woman – Sandie Jones (CW) release date August 21, 2018
Something in the Water – Catherine Stedman (CW) release date July 24, 2018
Black Chamber – S.M. Stirling (CW) release date July 3, 2018
Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro – Rachel Slade (CW)
Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together – Rachel Wilkerson Miller (CW)
Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture – edited by Roxane Gay (EF)
The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process – Francesca Lia Block (EF)
Sunburn – Laura Lippman (EF)
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Dolly Parton’s foundation: Imagination Library
Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
The Wife – Meg Wolitzer
The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer
Modern Lovers – Emma Straub
The Vacationers – Emma Straub
Jesmyn Ward
The Duplass Brothers
Delicious Magazine
Emma Visick
Book Nook with Vick Mickunas
The Echo Maker – Richard Powers
American Rust – Philipp Meyer
The Son – Philip Meyer