Bookbabble Episode 26: Remember the time you read…?

Feb 14, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 26: Remember the time you read…?
Recorded 15 Feb 2009

Babblers: Bjorn, Gem, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:
After a 2 month break, the babblers are back, joined by Renee once again as they catch up on the recent happenings in the book scene.  But first up, the babblers talk about whether they remember the countless books that they have read, whether that’s important in the first place, and what some of us do to make the books stay with us as we journey on in our reading life.  Also, the effects of the current economic climate on readers, Updike’s passing, feedback on Stephen King’s assessment of Stephenie Meyer’s writing, why you shouldn’t be reading Nora Roberts and Bjorn does a funny limerick.

Show Length: 77:52 mins

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John Updike passes on at 76

Jan 29, 2009 by

One of the more visible American literary novelist, John Updike, died at the age of 76 on Wednesday.  Writer of works such as The Witches of Eastwick, Marry Me and of course, the Rabbit sequence of novels, Updike is no stranger to acclaim, having been lavished with numerous literary prizes, including the Pulitzer.

An interesting tidbit about him is he didn’t seem all that fond of the digital revolution for books – and has reportedly described the oncoming digital future as ‘grisly’.  Gem has found yet another kindred spirit.

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