Episode 85 - Author Spotlight with Mike Branch

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Episode Eighty Five Show Notes
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– 11th Readalong –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee
The Goodreads discussion thread will open on October 1st and we will record with Min on October 30th.

– Currently Reading –
Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison (CW)
The Sleep Tight Motel – Lisa Unger (CW)
Burn the Place: A Memoir – Iliana Regan (EF)
The Great Believers – Rebecca Makkai (EF)

– Just Read –
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna – Juliet Grames (EF)
The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily went to RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT to see author Madeline Miller discuss her book Circe
Emily went to Mystic Seaport Museum
Emily watched Where’d You Go, Bernadette based on the book by Maria Semple
Chris went to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY and visited the James A. Cannavino Library, and the Marist College Bookstore where she picked up a copy of the Fourth Edition of Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing by Mark Briggs.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 20th Chris and Emily are hoping to jaunt to Hartford for Books on Pratt

October 5th – Chris and Emily are heading to the Connecticut Literary Festival at Real Artways

November 1st Chris and Emily will be going on a joint jaunt to see Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft of the Happier podcast in Providence, RI

– Upcoming Reads –
Free Food for Millionnaires – Min Jin Lee (EF)
Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane (EF)
A Better Man – Louise Penny (CW)
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury (CW)
Ain’t Nobody Nobody – Heather Harper Ellett (CW)

– Author Spotlight –
Mike Branch, Professor of English at University of Nebraska
Mike’s three most recent books:
Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness
Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert
How to Cuss in Western: And Other Missives from the High Desert
Mike read a poem for the Book Cougars April 2018 celebration of National Poetry Month, you can see it HERE.
To learn more about a Jackalope click HERE.

– Also Mentioned –
Readers Imbibing Peril
RiffRaff Bookstore
Author Jean P. Moore
September 22-28th is Banned Books Week
Alison Law – Literary Atlanta podcast
High Country News

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