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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[audio:http://m.podshow.com/media/17719/episodes/205081/bookbabbletheshow-205081-12-23-2009.mp3]

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Bookbabble Episode 55: Christmas Gifts!

Dec 7, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 55: Christmas Gifts!

Recorded 30 Nov 2009
Babblers: Lone, Marcel, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:

The group talks about Christmas gifts – books we’d like to give people, and what we’d like to receive.  We covered Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many books, and a toaster.  Also, find out what Doraemon and Renee’s handbag have in common (hint: it’s not the colour).

Show Length: 1:35:20 mins

Wolf Hall

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[audio:http://m.podshow.com/media/17719/episodes/201614/bookbabbletheshow-201614-12-06-2009.mp3]

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Bookbabble Episode 48: Booker, Nobel and Reviews

Oct 17, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 48: Booker, Nobel and Reviews
Recorded 12 October 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Renee, Marcel, Lone, Donny with guests Francois Monti and Umapagan Ampikaipakan

 

Synopsis:

Founding member of the Fric Frac Club, Francois Monti, and literary reviewer Umapagan Ampikaipakan joins the group to talk about the literary awards given out recently, namely the Man Booker Prize and the Nobel.  Of course, when discussing the Nobel, this year’s oft-debated Nobel Peace Prize laureate also found his way in our chit-chat.  Also discussed are elements important in a literary review, as seen from both the enthusiast blogger/reviewer and the professional critic perspectives.  Also, Marcel’s adventures in the fantasy convention RingCon (held in Bonn, Germany) and the origin story for the Fric Frac Club.

 

Show Length: 1:28:22 mins

 

About Uma

 

About Francois

 

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Shigekuni’s selection of poems:

 

Note:

The subject matter raised while Marcel discusses RingCon may not be suitable for young listeners.

 

[audio:http://m.podshow.com/media/17719/episodes/192401/bookbabbletheshow-192401-10-17-2009.mp3]

 

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