Episode 50 - Our 5th Giveaway and 4th & 5th Readalongs Announced!

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

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Upcoming Readalongs
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott – have comments to us by June 21st
March – Geraldine Brooks – have comments to us by July 19th

 Swag to be included in our 5th giveaway - a banned book mug. The giveaway also includes a copy of  Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott and  March  by Geraldine Brooks. Enter the giveaway by June 1, 2018 by emailing  bookcougars@gmail.com .

Swag to be included in our 5th giveaway - a banned book mug. The giveaway also includes a copy of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and March by Geraldine Brooks. Enter the giveaway by June 1, 2018 by emailing bookcougars@gmail.com.

5oth Episode Giveaway
A banned books mug, a copy of Little Women and a copy of March for the upcoming readalongs please email us to enter the giveaway by June 1, 2018: bookcougars@gmail.com

Upcoming Book Release and Event
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women – Anne Boyd Rioux (release date August 21st)
Check out upcoming events for the 150th anniversary of Little Women at Orchard House.

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton – edited by Randy L. Schmidt (CW)
Dream More – Dolly Parton (EF) (audio)
District VIII – Adam LeBor (CW) release date June 5th
It Happened at Two in the Morning – Alan Hruska (EF)
Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture – edited by Roxane Gay (EF)

– Just Read –
The Overstory – Richard Powers (EF)
Bimini Twist: A Jane Bunker Mystery – Linda Greenlaw (CW) release date June 26th
Alternate Side – Anna Quindlen (EF)
Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder #1) – Linda Castillo (CW)
Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say – Kelly Corrigan (EF)
Lighthouse Beach – Shelley Noble (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris joined Aunt Ellen in NYC to see an Encore Series show and explored Central Park in search of Fitz-Greene Halleck’s statue. She also found a new bookstore called Book Off.

Chris also went to see the new movie Book Club.

Emily watched the Amazon television series I Love Dick based on the book by Chris Kraus.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris and Emily are heading to NYC for Book Expo 2018, May 30-June 1.
BookCon is June2-3.

– Upcoming Reads –
Lawn Boy – Jonathan Evison (EF)
My Ex-Life – Stephen McCauley (EF)
From the Wreck – Jane Rawson (CW)
The Lost Sailors – Jean-Claude Izzo (CW)
Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion – Madeleine B. Stern and Leona Rostenberg (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Northshire Bookstore Saratoga Springs, NY
Little Men and Jo’s Boys - Louise May Alcott
The Great American Read from PBS
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Still Life with Bread Crumbs – Anna Quindlen
But That’s Another Story – Will Schwalbe’s podcast
The Middle Place and Glitter and Glue – Kelly Corrigan
Russell Gray of Ink and Paper Blog
Alison Law of Literary Atlanta podcast
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving – Jonathan Evison