In today's installment of Throwback Thursday, we travel back to the glorious 1980s to re-discover (or maybe discover for the first time) a group of authors that you really should be reading. And as you you'll learn in the episode, I hate the term Literary Brat Pack, but it's what they were called. Let's get Bookish.
Today's episode of Bookish is a throwback to a May episode where we discussed the dreaded and feared reading slump and offered 10 suggestions for how to break out of it. With summer winding down and great fall reading weather ahead, now is the time to beat that slump and get reading again. Let's get Bookish.
Today's episode is about history, specifically reading history. We'll be talking about why you should be reading history (in both nonfiction and fiction), how to do it in a way that broadens your horizons rather than narrowing them, and why it's way more fun than you ever imagined. Let's get Bookish! (For more historical talk, check out my other podcast, The Revisionist History Podcast, at https://anchor.fm/revisionisthistory)
It's time again for the Sunday Ramble. Today's ramble is about the temporary relocation of the Bookish Batcave and choosing which books to take and which to store, plus a brief recommendation for this week's read. Let's get Bookish.
Today is the birthday of the late, great Ernest Hemingway. It's also our 50th episode, and I can't think of a better way to spend it than talking about Hemingway. Let's get Bookish with my favorite author and one of the greatest of all time.
Today's episode is a rewind one of our very first, and many of you newer listeners may not have heard it yet. I've also been told did it has a very ASMR vibe to it, so for all you insomniacs it has a side benefit. Let's get Bookish.
Today's episode is something of a replay, a rewind, a flashback. Today we journey back to one of our earliest episodes, which was also one of the more popular, about something that should matter to all of us: the public library. Let's get Bookish.
In today's episode of Bookish, we're talking about the most bookish city in the world. I could tell you what it is here, but then that would spoil the surprise. Also, I've included a link to my debut novel below; it is free on Kindle through Saturday because this week is the fifth anniversary of its publication. Let's get Bookish. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L75YLEI/
In today's episode we take a look at an interesting question: why writers write. You may know some of the reasons, and some may surprise you. I'll also give you a few of the reasons that I write. Let's get Bookish.
Today's episode is our weekly Short Story Saturday, but this time with a bit of a twist. It should be of particular interest to those of you who lend books to people and never have them returned, as well as to those who are incorrigible borrowers. Let's get Bookish.
In today's episode of Bookish we are rejoined by everyone's favorite co-host to talk about a sometimes controversial subject: fan fiction. Is fan fiction literary? Does it belong in the literary conversation? In a nutshell. Is it Bookish? Let's find out.
It's time again for the Sunday Ramble. In today's episode we talk about some breaking book industry news, consider a question about books and video games from a famous author, and give you our weekly book recommendation. Let's get Bookish.
We all need a refuge sometimes, and today's episode is about the greatest refuge ever: the bookstore. In a world where we're increasingly disconnected, take a short trip with me where everybody knows your name. Let's get Bookish.
Today's episode of Bookish is a crossover from my other podcast, Angry Typewriter, which is about writing and the writing life. Writing is pretty bookish, and this episode is especially so. I hope you enjoy it, whether you're a writer or not.
Let's start a book club. That's what this mini bonus episode is all about. Maybe it's crazy to think that we can connect people from all over the world and get them talking about the same book. But what the hell, it's worth a shot. After you listen, either leave a voice message here or a comment on the book club post on my Instagram page, bookishpodcast. Let's get Bookish.
In today's episode of Bookish we travel back to the glorious 1980s to re-discover (or maybe discover for the first time) a group of authors that you really should be reading. And as you you'll learn in the episode, I hate the term Literary Brat Pack, but it's what they were called. Let's get Bookish.
On today's episode of Bookish we have the weekly Sunday Ramble, and for the first time we have a co-host! We'll be talking about required reading in school, and the good and bad of that required reading. We'll also have our weekly book recommendation. Let's get Bookish. [Note: In the episode I refer to Barbara Tuchman as Margaret Tuchman...the error was mine].
In today's episode of Bookish we'll be doing our weekly Sunday Ramble. In today's ramble, we will cover best opening lines in novels, books that will lead you to other books, and a recommendation for a series you should really be reading. Let's get Bookish.
It's time again for Short Story Saturday here at Bookish. Every week we'll look at a new short story, in the hope of getting you reading this often neglected literary form. Today's short story is "Point of View" by Lucia Berlin. I hope you enjoy it.
"Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting." - Yogi Berra. On today's episode of Bookish we'll be discussing the dreaded and feared reading slump and offering 10 suggestions for how to break out of it.
In today's Sunday Ramble we're discussing organizing your books. How we shelve our books in our bookcases can be a very personal thing, but I'd like to give you some suggestions that you might try, as well as some methods you should definitely avoid. Let's get Bookish.
Today's episode of Bookish features a new segment that I hope will be a recurring one: Short Story Saturday. If you're a book lover you really should be reading short stories, and since May is Short Story Month it seemed like a good time to kick off this new feature. I hope you enjoy it . Disclaimer: today's short story does have some language that is NSFW.
On today's episode of Bookish we'll be talking about book clubs: what they are, why you should be part of one, and how to start one for yourself. Reading is a solitary endeavor, but a book club can help make it a communal one as well.
On today's episode of Bookish we'll be discussing the literary ambulance drivers of World War I. If you've never heard about these courageous volunteers who became some of the best-known authors of the 20th century, some of the names may surprise you.
Welcome to our 20th episode. Today will be a bit of a ramble, covering when you give up on a book, some thoughts on audiobooks, and a recommendation of a novel you may never have heard of. Let's get Bookish.
Readers have always had strong opinions about books adapted into films. In today's episode we'll look at a few of my favorites, and a few that I think should never have been made. If you're listening on the Anchor site, feel free to leave me a comment.
In today's episode we'll be talking about building a personal library the fun way: by becoming a book collector. And don't let the term "collecting" scare you off. Book collecting is something anyone can do.
Independent bookstores matter, and for more reasons then you might think. In today's episode, we'll look at two main aspects that make Indie bookstores indispensable and why you should support them every chance you get.
Today we'll be discussing something very Bookish: libraries, and why they matter now more than ever. in a bit of cross-promotion, I'll be talking about why libraries are a writer's best friend over on the Angry Typewriter podcast (www.anchor.fm/angrytypewriter).