Episode 61 - Hot Sex, Libraries, Sleepy Hollow and Upcoming Readalongs!

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Episode Sixty One Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

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– Readalong’s 8 & 9 –
Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
Have questions/comments to us by November 8, 2018

Hum If You Don’t Know the Words – Bianca Marais
Have questions/comments to us by December 6, 2018
Click HERE for Bianca’s blog post about Eunice.

– Currently Reading –
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America – Nancy MacLean (CW)
The Best of Us – Joyce Maynard (EF) (audio)
Joyce’s editorial in the NY Times can be found HERE
Gilead – Marilynne Robinson (EF)
Ohio – Stephen Markley (EF) – might DNF?

– Just Read –
Calypso – David Sedaris (EF) (audio)
The Library Book – Susan Orlean (CW)
Strike Your Heart – Amélie Nothomb (EF)
Bitter Orange – Clare Fuller (CW)
Read Chris’s review of the book HERE
The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang (EF)
The Wife – Meg Wolitzer (EF)
The World Made Straight – Ron Rash (EF)

 Headstone in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Headstone in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

– Biblio Adventures –
September 27, 2018 – The Book Cougars hosted three authors at Mohegan Sun.
Panelists were:
Fiona Davis –The Masterpiece
James R. Benn – Solumn Graves (Billy Boyle Mystery Series #13)
Melodie Winawer – Scribe of Siena

Emily visited Edgartown Books in Edgartown, MA. 

Chris went to Concord, MA on the 150th anniversary of Little Women.
Orchard House had a big celebration. She visited Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and Walden Pond.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
October 17, 2018 – Meghan MacLean Weir will be at Wesleyan RJ Julia to discuss The Book of Essie.

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

October 20, 2018 – Chris is participating in the next Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

 Carnegie Library - Edgartown, MA

Carnegie Library - Edgartown, MA

 – Upcoming Reads –
Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather (CW)
The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie – Andrew Carnegie (CW)
Dodging and Burning – John Copenhaver (CW)
The Devil and Webster – Jean Hanff Korelitz (EF)
Readers Advisory Guide to Horror – Becky Siegel Spratford (CW)
Sadness is a White Bird – Moriel Rothman-Zecher (EF)(audio)
5 Under 35 honoree – read about it HERE.
Middlemarch – George Ellott

 – Also Mentioned –
Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver
Open Dyslexic font
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
Wally Lamb
At Home in the World – Joyce Maynard
Also by Susan Orlean: Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Possession and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
The Wife - movie
The Female Persuasion – Meg Woliter
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
McLean & Eakin Booksellers
Atticus Bookstore
Serena – Ron Rash
Billy Boyle – James R. Benn
Geraldine Brooks
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters – Anne Boyd Rioux
Edgartown Public Library
Admission – Jean Hanff Korelitz / the movie
Berwyn Public Library
The Monk – Matthew Lewis
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Frankenstein – Mary Wollstoncraft Shelley
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
Bill Clegg
National Book Awards