Episode 75 - Biblio Adventure Extravaganza: Roz Chast, Patricia Marx, Mary Norris, Delia Owens, and more!

Chris attended an event co-sponsored by  Bank Square Books  and the  Lagrua Center  where Mary Norris discussed her new book  Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen .

Chris attended an event co-sponsored by Bank Square Books and the Lagrua Center where Mary Norris discussed her new book Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen.

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

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– Upcoming Readalongs –
We are hosting co-reads in June 2019 with Jenny Colvin of the Reading Envy Podcast.
More details are forthcoming, but the books are:
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
The Goodreads discussion page can be found HERE
Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
The Goodreads discussion page can be found
HERE

 – Currently Reading –
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens (CW)
The Lost Family – Jenna Blum (EF)
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell (EF)

– Just Read –
The Jewel Garden: A Story of Despair and Redemption – Monty Don, Sarah Don (CW)
The World That We Knew: A Novel – Alice Hoffman (EF) (release date 9/24/19)
The Museum of Modern Love – Heather Rose (CW)
gods with a little g: A Novel – Tupelo Hassman (EF) (release date 8/13/19)
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad – Austin Kleon (CW)
If Beale Street Could Talk – James Baldwin (EF)
A Lost Lady – Willa Cather (CW)
The Marriage of Phaedra – Willa Cather (CW) which is part of the Willa Cather Short Story Project

– Biblio Adventures –
Emily watched the movie If Beale Street Could Talk

Chris attended an event co-sponsored by Bank Square Books and the Lagrua Center where Mary Norris discussed her new book Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen.  Check out this article about Mary’s apartment in New York City.

Emily went to RJ Julia Booksellers to hear Patricia Marx and Roz Chast discuss their book Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother’s Suggestions

Emily visited Tennessee and North Carolina and caught up with author, Shuly Cawood.  She has appeared on two episodes of the podcast:
Episode 22 – where she discussed her memoir, The Going and Goodbye
Episode 64 – the book launch of 52 Things I wish I Could Have Told Myself When I Was 17
They spent a day in Jonesborough, TN visiting the Jonesborough Public Library and the International Storytelling Center (check out their festival October 4-6, 2019). They also shopped at Mr. K’s Used Books, Music, and More.

Chris and Emily had a joint jaunt to hear Delia Owens discuss her book, Where the Crawdads Sing, sponsored by RJ Julia Booksellers but located at The Country School, in Madison, CT.
Other Books by Delia Owens:
Cry of the Kalahari
Secrets of the Savanna
The Eye of the Elephant
Survivor’s Song

Books recommended by Delia Owens:
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
A Sand County Almanac – Aldo Leopold
West with the Night – Beryl Markham

– Upcoming Jaunts –
This weekend, Laura Thoma, playwright, has a play, Meet Me in the Lobby, appearing in the Norwalk Theatre Artists Workshop festival April 26-29, 2019. Laura was on Episode 19 and Episode 66.

Emily will be attending the Newburyport Literary Festival on April 26-27, 2019

Booktopia 2019 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT is taking place May 3-4, 2019

Chris and Emily will be attending Book Expo America May 29-31, 2019

– Upcoming Reads –
Lost Laysen – Margaret Mitchell (CW)
Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell (CW)
The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age – David Callahan (EF)
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World – Melinda Gates(EF)

– Also Mentioned –
Check out Alice Hoffman’s website for her backlist
Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
Mel’s Bookland Adventures
The Stella Prize
Marina Abramovic Institute
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative – Austin Kleon (CW)
Documentary about James Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen – Mary Norris
Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurtry
Russell of Ink and Paper Booktube Channel