Happy New Year from Bookbabble!

Dec 31, 2008 by

I don’t know about you, but there is this nagging feeling of OH-MY-GOODNESS-WHERE-THE-HELL-DID-THE-YEAR-GO where I’m concerned.  The year has flown past, and we’re staring at yet another new year come too quickly, and a gloomy one at that.

But a new year ahead brings new vistas and new opportunities, not to mention prospects of many more wonderful books to savour.

Bookbabble wishes all a very happy New Year!

 

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Bookbabble Snippet: Frank Sinatra

Dec 28, 2008 by

Bookbabble Snippet: Frank Sinatra
Recorded 14 Dec 2008

Something off topic that we talked about during a short break in the recording of a recent episode.  Irene Wilde talks Frank Sinatra.

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Harold Pinter RIP

Dec 25, 2008 by

Harold Pinter died a day before Christmas, it was reported today, after a protracted battle with throat cancer.  Pinter was a Nobel Prize for Literature winner, and his acceptance speech at the event remains one of the more controversial of any awards ceremony.

He was 78.

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Merry Christmas to booklovers everywhere!

Dec 25, 2008 by

Bookbabble would like to wish our friends, listeners and readers everywhere a blessed Christmas!

bookcase christmas tree

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Slate’s New Poetry Podcast

Dec 24, 2008 by

Slate already produces some of my most listened-to podcasts, including the Political Gabfest and Slate Daily Podcast (which is the read versions of their selected published articles).  And of course, they have an Audio Book Club podcast as well, which discusses specific books every episode.

One of their newer podcasts is the Slate Poetry podcast, which features poems read by their authors.

Now you can listen to Slate poetry wherever you go. Below, browse Slate‘s weekly lineup of new and renewed work by leading poets, selected by Robert Pinsky and read to you by the author. Or subscribe to Slate‘s new Poetry Podcast feed on iTunes and carry the poems with you.

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