Episode 84 - Announcing our 11th Readalong!


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CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine
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– 11th Readalong –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee
The Goodreads discussion thread will open on October 1st.

– Currently Reading –
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II – Sonia Purnell (CW)
Becoming Willa Cather: Creation and Career – Daryl W. Palmer (CW)
For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity – Liz Plank (EF) release date September 10, 2019
The Seven of Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames (EF)

– Just Read –
Midnight at the Blackbird Café – Heather Webber (EF)
Scandal – Willa Cather (CW) which is part of the Willa Cather Short Story Project

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily went to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison to see author Jessica Francis Kayne discuss her book Rules for Visiting.

Chris visited the Wood Memorial Library in South Windsor, CT. This is the new meeting place for the Willa Cather Book Club; they will be meeting at 2:00 on October 17th discussing The Professor’s House.

Chris had family in town and went to: Mystic Seaport Museum, Savoy Bookstore and Cafe, New York Public Library. Chris got a new Kaweco Classic Sport fountain pen.
– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 5, 2019 – Chris and Emily are planning to go to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison to see author Madeline Miller discuss her book Circe.

Emily hopes to visit Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop in Beavercreek, Ohio.

– Upcoming Reads –
Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison (CW)
A Better Man – Louise Penny (CW)
The Testaments – Margaret Atwood (CW) release date September 10, 2019
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas event is September 10, 2019
Read about the Long-Distance Pen created by Margaret Atwood
The Great Believers – Rebecca Makkai (EF)
Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories – Deborah Eisenberg (EF)
Property: Stories Between Two Novellas – Lionel Shriver (EF)
If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years – Christopher E.G. Benfey (CW)
Hear his interview with Pamela Paul on the NY Times Book Review podcast HERE.
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death – Caitlin Doughty (CW)
Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil – Susan Neiman (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
Middlemarch – George Eliot
Savory Bookstore and Café / Bank Square Books
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg
Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
Birds of America – John J. Audobon
Nathaniel Philbrick
The Girl Who Lived Twice – David Lagercrantz
Eye of the Needle – Ken Follett
Donald and the Golden Crayon – P. Shauers
Harold and the Purple Crayon – Crockett Johnson
Barter Hordes Booktube
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) – Gretchen Rubin
Bookpage Magazine
The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
NY Times 1619 Project
Sapphira and the Slave Girl – Willa Cather

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