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 50: Desert Island Reads

Nov 1, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 50: Desert Island Reads 
Recorded 26 October 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Lone, Marcel, Donny, with guest Umapagan Ampikaipakan

Synopsis:

Uma leads the group in listing each of our 5 desert island reads – books that we’d like to take with us when we get stranded in a desert island.  Some of us took some liberties on the topic and decided to list books they haven’t read that they’d like to bring, for whatever practical reasons. 

 

Show Length: 1:26:50 mins

 

Bjorn’s 5

Lone’s 5

 

Donny’s 5

 

 Uma’s 5

 

Marcel’s 5

 

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Bookbabble Episode 47: Music & Literature

Oct 12, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 47: Music & Literature
Recorded 5 October 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Renee, Lone, Donny

 

Synopsis:

The babblers talk about the influence of books on musicians, books by musicians, books on music, music on books, and other permutations of the theme.  Somehow we managed to fit Bill Clinton and Viggo Mortensen’s hot body (don’t ask) into this as well.

Also, Bjorn’s experience in a book festival pitching ebook tech, and find out who’s the worse drummer ever in a metal band.

 

Show Length: 1:38:28 mins

 

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Bookbabble Episode 43: Bookbabble Review Show – Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Aug 29, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 43: Bookbabble Review Show – Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Recorded 17 Aug 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Renee, Gem, Marcel, Donny

Synopsis:   
The babblers talk about Thomas Pynchon’s eagerly awaited  new novel, Inherent Vice.  Let the gushing commence!

 

Show Length: 2:00:37 mins (!)

 

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Bookbabble Episode 42: Online Author Fanaticism

Aug 15, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 42: Online Author Fanaticism

Recorded 10 Aug 2009
Babblers: Gem, Renee, Marcel, Donny

Synopsis:  
The babblers talk about the enthusiasm that surrounds some authors online, based upon the article “Why do Pynchon, Ballard and Wallace provoke such online loyalty?” from Times Online. 

 

Show Length: 1:33:18 mins

 

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