Bookbabble Episode 57: 2009’s Great and Not So Great Reads

Dec 24, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 57: 2009’s Great and Not So Great Reads

Recorded 14 Dec 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Renee, Marcel, Donny

Synopsis:

The group discusses their best reads of the year, plus some not-so-great reads as well.  Also, what books best defined the past decade, given all that has happened in the past 10 years?  Plus, Renee treats us to a wonderful rendition of bad sex prose, courtesy of this year’s winner of Literary Review’s 2009 bad sex in fiction award.

Show Length: 1:41:42 mins

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Bookbabble Episode 38: He’s Still Not Crying

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Bookbabble Episode 38: He’s Still Not Crying
Recorded 13 July 2009
Babblers: Gem, Renee, Marcel, Donny

Synopsis:
You probably won’t know who Marcel is, who joined us a couple of episodes back.  But as we’re time traveling at the moment with Donny being behind on a couple episodes, suffice it to know that Marcel is *one of us*, and as with the other babblers, will dazzle you with his profound knowledge and book geekiness.  The group discusses what was read in the Bookbabble hiatus period, and goes from classics to accidental forays into fantasy to anime and other good stuff.

Show Length: 70:29 mins

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Bookbabble Episode 6: What’re You Reading For?

May 22, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 6: What’re You Reading For?
Recorded 22 May 2008
Babblers: Bjorn, Lars, Gem, Donny
Synopsis:
This episode was a leisurely-paced show where the babblers mull about what would constitute a good book.  A great many books were mentioned in this podcast, and you get a full short story thrown in for good measure!  Also, our resident Harry Potter correspondent comes up with the goods again, and Bjorn is true to form with his thought-provoking idle rambling.

Books mentioned in this episode:

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C Foster
  • How to Read a Novel: A User’s Guide, John Sutherland
  • A Secret History, Donna Tartt
  • The Little Friend, Donna Tartt
  • The BFG, Roald Dahl
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
  • Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow
  • Asylum Piece, Anna Kaven
  • The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
  • No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy
  • The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, Jose Saramago
  • Demian, Herman Hesse
  • Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse
  • Legends
  • Legends II
  • The Overcoat, Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol
  • White Nights, Doestoyevsky
  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Black Monk, Anton Chekov
  • Chess, Stefan Zweig
  • The Death of Ivan Illyich
  • Answer, Friedich Brown
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  • Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler
  • Cutting It Short, Bohumil Hrabal
  • A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen
  • The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, Victor Pelevin and Andrew Bromfield
  • The Sea, John Banville
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby

Show Length: 49:46 mins
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