Thu, 23 March 2017
Annie and Chris flip the coin on last week's episode and talk about what happens in the between times. How do you cleanse the mental palate or set up a buffer after a heavy or difficult book that needs time to process?
Thu, 16 March 2017
Lots of people asked us why we're always raving about sad books, and they weren't satisfied when we quoted Sally Sparrow and said, "It's happy for deep people." This week, Annie and Chris explain what they call "grief literature" and recommend a bunch of their favorite sad books with justifications for why you should feel sad sometimes.
Direct download: Episode_110____The_Virtue_of_Occasional_Sadness.m4a
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Thu, 9 March 2017
Annie sits down with her husband Jordan for their annual March Madness discussion. This year's book bracket includes The Bookshelf's "sweet sixteen" -- the 16 bestselling books of the past 12 months.
Present Over Perfect
Seven Brief Lessons in Physics
When Breath Becomes Air
Killing the Rising Sun
The Underground Railroad
A Gentleman in Moscow
Fates and Furies
All the Light We Cannot See
A Man Called Ove
Me Before You
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The After Party
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Thu, 2 March 2017
Annie and Chris walk you through what they read in February while several intrepid Saturday afternoon customers climb over a literal barricade outside the door to use the [closed] bathroom.
Thu, 23 February 2017
Annie, Emily, and Hunter discuss Difficult Women by Roxane Gay and try very hard to decide what they think about it!
Thu, 16 February 2017
It's Oscar Season, so Annie and Chris are rounding up their favorite books for this year's moviegoers. Also in this episode, a new feature (!!!) and Chris continues to swallow his words.
Thu, 9 February 2017
It's Galentine's Day, so Annie and Chris are answering the question on everyone's mind: What would Leslie Knope read? Also this episode, pipe bombs--the new cooking craze sweeping America?
Thu, 2 February 2017
Annie and Chris chat about public transit, public urination, and all the books they read in January.
Annie is currently reading:
Chris is currently reading:
Thu, 26 January 2017
Annie and Chris get ready for the Bookshelf's upcoming Book Club Fair by discussing their favorite book club picks for 2017 (so far), including:
In Case You Missed It:
Coming in 2017:
Thu, 19 January 2017
Chris and Annie chat with the Bookshelf's new manager, Magali Kent, about missionary work, the proper execution of an eye roll, culture shock, and favorite children's books.
+ Watership Down by Richard Adams
+ Reply All
+ Up and Vanished