Episode 58 - Yippee! Meet the Cougars and a GIVEAWAY

Getting a picture of four books and two people is hard!.

Getting a picture of four books and two people is hard!.

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

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– Currently Reading –
Carnegie’s Maid – Marie Benedict (CW) (audio)
The Outliers – Kimberly McCreight (EF) (audio)
The Scattering – Kimberly McCreight (CW)

– Just Read –
The Outliers – Kimberly McCreight (CW)
Carnegie’s Maid – Marie Benedict (EF)
How Hard Can It Be? (Kate Reddy #2) – Allison Pearson (EF)
The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald (EF) (audio)

– Readalong –
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters – Anne Boyd Rioux (CW)(EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
Emily watched a lot of television/movies:
Learning to Drive based on a short story by Katha Pollitt
Elegy based on Philips Roth’s book The Dying Animal
BlackkKlansman by Spike Lee based on the memoir by Ron Stallwarth called Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
I Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker
Mind of a Chef season 3– starring Chef Edward Lee

Chris took friends to The Book Barn in Niantic, CT and Salem, MA.
She also discovered that Fitz-Green Halleck, the poet, died in the house where she gets her hair cut – Birds Nest Salon

– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 13, 2018 – Emily is headed to RJ Julia Madison to see Kate Walbert discuss her book His Favorites

September 15, 2018 at 2:00 – Chris will be in conversation with Kimberly McCreight at Bookclub Bookstore & More to discuss the third book in the Outliers trilogy: The Collide

October 18, 2018 at 2:00 – Chris will be hosting the Willa Cather book club at Bookclub Bookstore & More. The book: Death Comes for the Archbishop

September 27, 2018 at 7:00 – Come meet the Book Cougars at Mohegan Sun for a Historical Fiction Panel. Click HERE to purchase your $5 ticket.

Panelists are:
Fiona Davis –The Masterpiece
Marie Benedict – Carnegie’s Maid
James R. Benn – Solumn Graves (Billy Boyle Mystery Series #13)
Melodie Winawer – Scribe of Siena

We are hosting a GIVEAWAY of the four books. Subscribe to our newsletter HERE by September 8, 2018 in order to be entered to win.

– Upcoming Reads –
The Collide – Kimberly McCreight (CW)
Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist – Anne Boyd Rioux
Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain (EF) (audio)
Rooted In Deceit (A Greenhouse Mystery #4) – Wendy Tyson (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting Pot Cuisine – Edward Lee
I Don’t Know How She Does It (Kate Reddy #1) – Allison Pearson
Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberly McCreight
Gospel of Wealth – Andrew Carnegie
Nemesis – Philip Roth
Reading Envy podcast
A Short History of Women – Kate Walbert
Ink & Paper Blog
Little Women – 1949 film version