Episode 52 - What Does 70 Pounds of Books Look Like?!

We brought home 70 pounds of books from Book Expo 2018!!!

We brought home 70 pounds of books from Book Expo 2018!!!

Episode Fifty Two Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

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Upcoming Book Release and Event
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women – Anne Boyd Rioux (release date August 21st)
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– Currently Reading/Listening –
Fatal Crossing (Nora Sand #1) – Lone Theils, Translated by Charlotte Barslund (CW)
Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver (EF) release date October 16, 2018
The American Byron: Homosexuality The Fall of Fitz-Green Halleck – John Hallock (CW)
It Happened at Two in the Morning – Alan Hruska (EF)
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II – Liza Mundy (CW)(audio)
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott (EF) (audio narrator Lorelei King) (upcoming narrator Justine Eyre) (EF)

– Just Read –
Dream More – Dolly Parton (EF) (audio)
District VIII – Adam LeBor (CW)
From the Wreck – Jane Rawson (CW)
Gift from the Sea – Anne Morrow Lindbergh (CW)
Trench Dogs – Ian Densford (CW) – See other graphic novels being released from Naval Institute Press new imprint Dead Wreckening

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily went to NYC for Book Expo 2018, May 30-June 1, 2018.
Check out our YouTube videos from Book Expo.
Some authors, imprints, etc. from the week:
     Blackwing Pencils
     Out of Print Clothing
     But That’s Another Story – Will Schwalbe’s podcast
     Leigh Bardugo
     Wayetu Moore
     Rich Benjamin
     Susan Orlean
     Caroline Fraser
     Deborah Harkness
     Ibi Zoboi
     Sally Field
     Tony Kushner
     Michelle Obama
     Fiona DavisThe Masterpiece, The Dollhouse and The Address
     Tommy OrangeThere, There          
     Minotaur Books
     Alison Law – Literary Atlanta Podcast
     Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman – The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
     Abbi Jacobson
     Chris Gethard
     Len Riggio – CEO of Barnes and Noble

We brought home 70 pounds of books!

– Upcoming Jaunts –
The Book Cougars will be hosting an historical fiction author event in partnership with Bank Square Books at Mohegan Sun on September 27, 2018.

June 16, 2018 Chris will be attending a Behind the Scenes Tour of The Blackstone Library in Branford, CT.

Chris and Emily are hoping to head to the Noah Webster House in West Hartford, CT

June 19, 2018 Emily is planning to see Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach, sponsored by Bank Square Books.

June 20, 2018 Emily is planning to see Claire Messud, author of The Burning Girl, sponsored by Bank Square Books.

– Upcoming Reads –
The Lost Family – Jenna Blum (EF)
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly – Anthony Bourdain (EF)
Middlemarch – George Eliot (CW)
Little Women – Louise May Alcott (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
Book Women Magazine             
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life – Barbara Kingsolver
Lydia Maria Francis Child
Moby Dick
Autobiography of Malcolm X – Malcolm X, Alex Haley
Hunt for Red October – Tom Clancy
Literary Disco podcast
A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
The Woman Upstairs
The Thurber House
Adam Bede – George Eliot
Book By Book blog – Sue Jackson – Join her Big Book Summer Challenge
Broad City