Episode 62 - The Cougars Take Manhattan

Chris and Emily in front of the Halloween/Haunted exhibit at  Atwater Memorial Library

Chris and Emily in front of the Halloween/Haunted exhibit at Atwater Memorial Library

Episode Sixty Two 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
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Hum If You Don’t Know the Words – Bianca Marais
Have comments to us by December 6, 2018

– Giveaway –
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– Currently Reading –
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert (CW)
Mr. Flood’s Last Resort (or The Hoarder) – Jess Kidd (EF)
The Monk – Matthew Lewis (CW)
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly – Anthony Bourdain (EF)(audio)

Susan Orlean and Paul Holdengraber

Susan Orlean and Paul Holdengraber

– Just Read –
Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather (CW)
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America – Nancy MacLean (CW)
Fledgling – Octavia Butler (CW) (Chris wrote a review of the book on her blog. Click HERE.)
Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More (Women of Action) – Kathryn J. Atwood
The Care and Feeding of an Independent Bookstore: Three Instructive Essays – Ann Patchett (CW)
The Best of Us – Joyce Maynard (EF) (audio)
Not Our Kind – Kiddy Zeldis (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris saw two movies: Crazy Rich Asians and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Emily visited Gramercy Books and Bexley Public Library in Columbus, Ohio
Chris and Emily went to NYC and visited the Frankenstein exhibit at the Morgan Library and attended the Susan Orlean lecture at the New York Public Library where she discussed her new book – The Library Book. (Chris wrote a review of the book on her blog. Click HERE.)

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– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris is heading to LA for some bookish fun.
Emily is heading to That Bookstore – a new independent bookstore in Wethersfield, CT

– Upcoming Reads –
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List – James Mustich (EF)
Eventide and Benediction – Kent Haruf (EF)
Gone So Long – Andre Dubus III (EF)
Five Days at Memorial – Sheri Fink (CW)
Starting From Scratch – Rita Mae Brown (CW)

– Also Mentioned –                
Atwater Memorial Library
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert
Kindred – Octavia Butler
Parnassus Books
Signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert
Lucy Gayheart – Willa Cather
Plainsong – Kent Haruf
Ruby Fruit Jungle – Rita Mae Brown
Sudden Death – Rita Mae Brown
Shawn the Book Maniac Book Tuber
Reading Envy