Bookbabble Episode 9: Iamb What Iamb – The Iambic Pentametre, that is.

Jun 13, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 9: Iamb What Iamb – The Iambic Pentametre, that is.

Recorded 13 June 2008

Babblers: Lars, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
The babblers talk poems!  An incredibly well-thought out podcast, filled with deliberate ponderings and critical analysis of the artform this episode is most certainly NOT.  Favourite poems get recited, emotions and thoughts that accompany them are shared.  Tidbits include a syair recital, a cheeky piece by Lars, serious one by Gem, an original by Donny, and a poetry textbook by Stephen Fry.  Also, the guys bring exciting ebook news to diehard ebook fan Gem.

Show Length:  45:24 mins

Special Note: Delicate ears should not listen at 2 points in the podcast, at the 42nd and 44th second mark.

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Bookbabble Episode 4: Ebooks? That’s doolally!

Jun 5, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 4: Ebooks? That’s doolally!
Recorded 3 May 2008
Babblers: Lars, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
Lars invites the others to ponder on the importance of language, of the responsibilities of translators and of the English language’s propensity to adapt words from other languages into its own. Also discussed are the good and bad about ebooks, and if it could this be the future of reading. Discover Gem’s secret feelings for the Kindle. Other chitchat include finding love in the library, mobile bookstores and Donny’s book warehouse sales haul!

Show Length: 53:40mins

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Bookbabble Episode 8: What you thought you knew about reading… is probably right.

Jun 5, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 8: What you thought you knew about reading… is probably right.

Recorded 5 June 2008

Babblers: Bjorn, Lars, Gem, Donny, with special guest Katherine!

Synopsis:
Bookbabble has a guest!  The babblers are joined by a fellow bookworm Katherine aka Pontalba from New Orleans, as they all mull about how we experience the process that is book reading.  We took a little time to talk about a Nabokov fan’s view about The Original of Laura, a little about the new Bond novel, and dish a little dirt on book forums.

Show Length:  63:33 mins

 

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Bookbabble Episode 7: And the cry rang out all around the town, Good Heavens the Tay Bridge has blown down!

May 29, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 7: And the cry rang out all around the town, Good Heavens the Tay Bridge has blown down!

Recorded 29 May 2008

Babblers: Bjorn, Lars, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
The babblers ramble on about works that are influenced by other people’s works, under what circumstances would it be allowed and how much of it is acceptable?  Quite a few books were mentioned that builds on existing and established literature, premises and explores interesting mashups.  Also discussed are why writers should have a will, impatience with George RR Martin and having some fun at the expense of apparently the worse poet ever.

Note:
There are a couple of places where the audio breaks a little for a few seconds, so take note and press on.  The quality returns to normal shortly after.

Show Length:  50:59 mins

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Bookbabble Episode 6: What’re You Reading For?

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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

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