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Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf

Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf

By HSV Madison County Public Lib
Every week, librarians Rob and Michelle give listeners their recommendations on the latest books, movies and other materials to check out at their local library. Many of the recommendations are available to stream with Hoopla.
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12 - A history of the horror genre and why people like it
In this episode, Michelle and Rob discuss the history of the horror genre, why people enjoy scary books and movies, and why it seems to have a resurgence every couple of decades. Rob discusses some of the writing that he does for film magazines, and Michelle brings some facts about human brains and why horror movies and books are more helpful than harmful.  Dive more into this with our blog notes. Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a   Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
27:52
October 23, 2020
11 - Spooky Scary Reads for October
In this episode, Rob and Michelle take a look at some spooky books for all kinds of readers. Michelle shares a realization that she's been reading scary things for a while, even though she thought she was horror-averse, and Rob shares some classic horror favorites you can find through Hoopla and a new release Halloween night horror story.   Materials mentioned: Richard Matheson Thrillers: I am Legend, Someone is Bleeding, Ride the Nightmare, Fury on Sunday; Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge; The Elementals by Michael McDowell; The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater; Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson; The Shades of London by Maureen Johnson; Beware the Wild by Natalie C Parker. For links to all materials, check out the show notes on the blog! Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
22:13
October 16, 2020
10 - 13 Classic Scary Movies
Listen as Rob and Michelle count down 13 classic scary movies you can find throughout the HMCPL catalog. Your hosts play TV and radio spots advertising the movies and discuss their own experiences associated with watching each one. Did we include your favorite? Miss one you think should have been included? Find links to all the movies discussed in the show notes on our blog!  Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
35:20
October 9, 2020
09 - A conversation with author Grady Hendrix
Episode 09 features a conversation with best-selling author Grady Hendrix, in which we discuss favorite books and movies for the Halloween season, the inspiration behind the characters in his newest novel "The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires", which author's books he would remove from his hypothetical library, the candy that he thinks reaches it's most perfect form around Halloween, and his next two projects slated for release next year (both sound amazing).  Find links to the materials discussed in the show notes on our blog. Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0   License.
36:32
October 2, 2020
08 - New Fiction and Nonfiction
This week's episode features new fiction and nonfiction from authors who had different careers before becoming writers. Rob Discusses Deborah Goodrich Royce's Thriller, "Finding Mrs. Ford" and "Monster She Wrote" by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson. Michelle discusses the new nonfiction by Lulu Miller, "Why Fish Don't Exist". Introducing The Library Game, a game show where your only chance is to offend someone else's taste in books, and a candid story about wasps.  Show notes are on our blog: https://blog.hmcpl.org/two-librarians-walk-shelf-episode-8-show-notes Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a      Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0  License.
19:47
September 25, 2020
07 - Currently Reading and Watching
Michelle and Rob discuss books and movies they're currently reading and discuss whether they enjoyed them or not. Materials discussed in this episode are "The Girl from Widow Hills" by Megan Miranda, "Because Internet" by Gretchen McCullough, the 1988 Movie "They Live", and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Phillip K Dick.  Check out our episode notes, with links to our book recommendations here. Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a     Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
21:54
September 18, 2020
06 - Books and Movies that Inspired Us
This episode highlights some books and movies that inspired our hosts in one way or another. Rob discusses Dan OBannon and Return of the Living Dead and Robert Block in Psycho 2. Michelle Discusses her favorite childhood read, Island of the Blue Dolphins and the early 2000s movie Love Song for Bobby Long. You can read our show notes, with links to the materials discussed, and the picture of Rob as promised, on the blog! https://blog.hmcpl.org/podcast-episode-6-show-notes-books-and-movies-inspired-us Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
18:44
September 15, 2020
05 - Throwback 60’s
Michelle  and Rob discuss favorite current books and movies set in the 1960's.   Materials discussed in this episode: Psycho Sanitarium by Chet  Williamson; The Girls by Emma Cline; Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood; Bad  Times at the El Royale You can read our show notes on our blog! Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a   Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
16:18
September 9, 2020
04 - Favorite Mysteries
In Episode 4, Michelle and Rob discuss some favorite mystery books and movies found in the library. Listen for the bonus top 10 list of mysteries with animal puns in the title!  Materials discussed:  Blow Out Starring John Travolta The Colorado Kid by Stephen King Sunburn by Laura Lippman A Simple Favor starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick Follow up with our blog post on this episode! Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
20:54
August 28, 2020
03 - Romancing the Book
Rob and Michelle discuss favorite romance reads and a little about the history of those fabulous (and Fabio) romance novel covers.  To read the blog post that goes with today's episode: https://blog.hmcpl.org/node/209 Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
19:55
August 21, 2020
02 - With a little help from your friends
Every week,  librarians Rob and Michelle give listeners their recommendations on the  latest books, movies and other materials to check out at their local  library. Many of the recommendations are available to stream with Hoopla. In our second episode of Two Librarians Walk Into a Shelf, your hosts, Rob and Michelle, will take you on a tour of their favorite books and movies that celebrate friendship in many ways. For a list of recommendations, visit: https://blog.hmcpl.org/node/204
12:42
August 14, 2020
01 - Books and Movies that Scared Us
Your hosts, Michelle and Rob, discuss library materials that are scary in different ways. For links to their recommendations, visit their blog: https://blog.hmcpl.org/node/198 Music - Story has Begun (Kielokaz 156)by KieLoKazis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
15:22
August 7, 2020