I discovered the world of podcasts about six months ago. I don't know what took me so long! While I listen to a variety of them, I've found that my favorites are the ones about books. I thought I'd share the three bookish podcasts I listen to, as well as some of the books I've recently added to my TBR because of them (that's the only problem with them - my TBR is certainly not shrinking!). And to compound that problem, I'd love if you would share some of the bookish podcasts you enjoy listening to so I can join in!
This podcast is hosted by Andrew and Craig. Each week, one of them reads a book that's been out for a while, and then they discuss it. They give some background of the work and the author. They discuss good parts, bad parts, confusing parts, funny parts, and everything in between. I've been picking and choosing which episodes I listen to in their archives because I only listen to ones about books I've already read (don't want any spoilers!). This podcast is informative and hilarious. (And Craig has the best laugh ever.)
This podcast is hosted by Anne Bogel, a.k.a. Modern Mrs. Darcy. Each week, she interviews someone and asks them for three books they love and one book they hate. She then recommends three books she thinks they would enjoy based on their tastes. I wasn't so sure about this podcast when I first started it - why would I care about book recommendations for someone else? But it quickly pulled me in, and I am devouring the archives. Three books I recently added to my TBR because of this podcast are: (Click on the cover to go to the Goodreads page.)
This podcast is hosted by Sarah Mackenzie. It's all about children's literature, both picture books and middle grade books. She interviews authors and illustrators and audiobook narrators. She discusses how to spread the love of reading to your own children. Of all the sections in a bookstore or library, children's literature is the most dangerous for me. I want to come home with ALL THE BOOKS. I don't know if that's because I was a teacher, or because I'm still an eleven-year-old at heart. Either way, this podcast is amazing and delightful. My TBR has grown substantially because of this podcast!
3/4/2017 11:16:20 am
Honestly, if it wasn't for nursing and walking, I would get hardly any podcast listening in. I don't know what I'm going to do when my son stops nursing. I guess I'll have to clean the house more or something! ;)
3/2/2017 02:12:03 pm
Since we chatted about it, you already know I listen to most of these, but actually, I listen to all of them! I also cherry pick from the Overdue archives. In addition to books I've already read, I've listened to some episodes about books I don't plan to read and don't mind being spoiled. Those are hit or miss though -- sometimes I'm a bit lost or the discussion isn't grabbing me and I'll move on. I have a small queue of episodes saved about books I DO plan to read, but haven't yet -- someday!
3/2/2017 02:16:48 pm
Oh and even with that novel of a comment, I forgot to ask you a question about WSIRN! I've been listening to the newer episodes and cherry-picking from the archives because when I first tried to listen from the beginning I felt like there was a lot of repetition with the books guests chose and I walked away for a while. So I'm just curious if you are listenging straight through or not? When I came back to this podcast, I felt like I gave up on it too soon the first try!
3/4/2017 11:26:47 am
It's funny that we were just discussing this because I already had this post planned. I guess it was the right time to post it! And I was hoping you would have some recommendations for me, Christine! :)
3/4/2017 11:18:42 am
I love listening to Read Aloud Revival because it gets me so jazzed up about sharing books with my little guy. Now I just need to him to get older so I can do more with him! :)
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My name is Julie, and I own a lot of books. As in, they are stacked on the floor because I've run out of room on the shelves. And those shelves? There are so many books on them that they smile -- not sag; smile. This blog will cover book reviews and all manner of other bookish things.
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2019 Reading Challenge
Julie has read 9 books toward their goal of 75 books.