Episode 65 - Bianca Marais author of Hum If You Don't Know the Words

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

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– Currently Reading –
Becoming – Michelle Obama (CW)(audio)
Elevation – Stephen King (EF)
Manhattan Beach – Jennifer Egan (CW)

– Just Read –
Kingdom of the Blind – Louise Penny (CW)
His Favorites – Kate Walbert (EF)
Ayiti – Roxane Gay (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
Emily went to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT to see Virginia Sole-Smith discuss her book The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image and Guilt in America.

Emily went to the Guilford Library to see Andre Dubus III discuss his new novel, Gone So Long.

Chris went to the Guilford Library to learn more about the return of black bears in Connecticut.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Book-It Repertory Theater – production of My Antonia

December 9, 2018 Chris and Emily will head on a joint jaunt to Concord, New Hampshire to see Louise Penny discuss her new book Kingdom of the Blind. The event is sponsored by the Capital Center for the Arts and Gibson’s Bookstore.

Emily is heading on a big trip to OR, CA and CO. Hopefully there will be some literary adventuring along the way.

We loved  Hum If You Don’t Know the Words  by Bianca Marais. So glad we chose it as our 9th readalong!

We loved Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais. So glad we chose it as our 9th readalong!

 – Upcoming Reads –
The Widows – Jess Montgomery
Passing – Nella Laursen
The Odyssey – Homer, translated by Emily Wilson (CW)

– Readalong #9 –
Hum If You Don’t Know the Words – Bianca Marais
Bianca is happy to join your book club discussion. Check out her website HERE.

If You Want to Make God Laugh – Bianca’s next book will be available July 16, 2019

– Also Mentioned –
Washington: A Life – Ron Chernow
Will Schwalbe
J.K. Rowling
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
Criminal Element
The Untamed State – Roxane Gay
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals – Michael Pollan
Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England’s Stone Walls – Robert M. Thorson
The Classics Club
James Benn – Billy Boyle series
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson