Episode 10 - Our top "ten" of all time, or for today, and a book giveaway/raffle

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

– Top “Ten” –

The Story About Ping – Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Dracula – Bram Stoker
One of Ours – Willa Cather (Chris has two blog posts about this one: http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2012/05/one-of-ours-book-5-intro.html and http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2012/05/one-of-ours-thoughts-comments.html)
The Stand or Salem’s Lot or The Shining – Stephen King
A Lantern in Her Hand – Bess Streeter Aldrich (check out the blog post Chris wrote about visiting the Aldrich home: http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2011/04/elms-author-bess-streeter-aldrichs-home.html)
Life and Death in Shanghai – Nien Cheng
The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible! – Otto L. Bettman
The Seven Storey Mountain – Thomas Merton
The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness – Karen Armstrong
Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics – Cynthia Enloe
Honorable Mentions:
Awakening the Buddah Within: Eight Steps To Enlightenment – Lama Surya Das
The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck (Chris wrote a blog post about this one, too: http://www.wildmoobooks.com/2010/07/good-earth-by-pearl-s-buck.html)

So Long: Stories – Lucia Berlin
The Echo Maker – Richard Powers
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
State of Wonder – Ann Patchett
Delicious! – Ruth Reichl
Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality – Pema Chodron
In the Sweet Kitchen: The Definitive Baker’s Companion – Regan Daley
How Reading Changed My Life or Still Life with Bread Crumbs or anything by – Anna Quindlen

– Just Read –
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (CW)
Life Long Writing Habit: The Secret to Writing Every Day – Chris Fox (CW)
The Oven – Sophie Goldstein (CW)
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney (EF)
Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders (EF) (audio)
Edgar & Lucy – Victor Lodato (EF)
Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life – Kim Severson (EF)
Babette’s Feast – Isak Dineson (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness – Michael Branch (CW)
5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter – Chris Fox (CW)
The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success – Jennifer Lee (CW)
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee (EF)(CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris went to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory where she salivated over many different editions of Dracula
Emily watched the movie Babette’s Feast based on the Isak Dineson novella
Chris and Emily went on a joint jaunt to see I Am Not Your Negro – a movie about James Baldwin
Chris visited the bookstore Book People in Austin, TX

– Upcoming Jaunts –
March 27 – Savoy Bookshop & Cafe – Min Jin Lee author of Pachinko
April 5th – Amor Towles and Christina Baker Kline at the Center for Fiction in NYC
April 28-29 – Newburyport Literary Festival

– Upcoming Reads –
The Book of Aron – Jim Shepard (EF)
In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri (EF)
Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin (CW)
Books for Living – Will Schwalbe (CW)
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk – Kathleen Rooney (CW)
Notes of a Native Son – James Baldwin (CW)
Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front – Mary Jennings Hegar (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
The Engagements – J. Courtney Sullivan
Empire Falls – Richard Russo
The Readers podcast