Thu, 30 March 2017
Annie and Chris plan their new side business--Sweet and Savory Pizza Stones--but mostly discuss what they read this month and what they plan to finish before Friday rolls around.
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.